Tag: Town Council

By Stefanie Jackson – New Road Community Development Group wants to build 30 new homes in Exmore, and Executive Director Ava Wise has requested a letter of support from the town, Town Manager Robert Duer announced April 5. The homes will be individually owned townhouses built on the west side...
By Stefanie Jackson – The Cape Charles Town Council honored former Councilman Chris Bannon’s 25 years of service in a proclamation read by Mayor Smitty Dize during the March 18 Town Council meeting. According to the proclamation, Bannon and his partner Jim Wells moved to Cape Charles in 1988 and...
By Stefanie Jackson – Cape Charles Town Manager John Hozey responded to concerns of town residents and watermen regarding the proposed new harbor rates and on Feb. 18 presented an alternate proposal that gave them bigger discounts and won the unanimous approval of the town council. “There are still rate...
By Stefanie Jackson – A longtime Eastern Shore resident, Jacqueline “Jackie” Davis, became the mayor-elect of Cheriton in November after serving just one two-year term on the town council. Cheriton Mayor Larry LeMond had decided not to seek re-election but ran for a seat on the town council, which...
By Stefanie Jackson – Exmore is keeping its options open after an Oct. 2 decision in the Northampton circuit court that will allow the county to become part of the Hampton Roads Sanitation District and negotiate a contract for HRSD to operate, maintain, and upgrade its sewer system. “We need...
By Stefanie Jackson – Eastville town council members deliberated Monday night whether the town should join Northampton County’s Economic Development Authority (EDA), formerly the Joint Industrial Development Authority (JIDA). The towns of Exmore, Cape Charles, and Cheriton already belong to the group. An invitation was extended to Eastville, Nassawadox, and...
By Stefanie Jackson – The Cape Charles town council rescinded an ordinance last Thursday that had temporarily closed short-term rentals in an attempt to discourage visitors from coming to town and potentially spreading COVID-19. The decision was made the day before Northampton County entered Phase One of Forward Virginia, Gov....
By Stefanie Jackson – Five candidates for the Cape Charles town council participated in an online forum May 9 and explained their positions on numerous issues including the struggling town harbor, tourism, jobs, and affordable housing. The participating candidates were Steve Bennett, a current town councilman who holds degrees in...
By Stefanie Jackson – A concerned citizen is keeping a dialogue open with Exmore town council members on which sewer solution is right for Exmore. “You’re representing the people of Exmore,” Ken Dufty reminded the council Feb. 3. Exmore must decide to enter an agreement with a public organization, Hampton Roads...
By Stefanie Jackson – Some Cheriton citizens don’t want a fire training school in their town, but for the past eight years, their wishes have continually gone up in smoke. The Pacific Atlantic Professional Academy (PAPA) is directed by Lee Goldman, of Norfolk, who also directs the Mid-Atlantic Maritime Academy...