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Free summer meals program for kids gets major expansion

Free summer meals program for kids gets major expansion

The King George Public School division is participating in a summer food program which enhances the ...

KG planners mull beekeeping request for residential zoning

A recommendation on whether to allow backyard beekeeping in Residential zoning (R-1, R-2 and R-3) is...

KGEF gives Excellence Awards to school system staffers

KGEF gives Excellence Awards to school system staffers

The King George Education Foundation’s second annual Evening of Excellence on May 16 was emcee...

Wolf Trap arts program lends hand to PES students

Wolf Trap arts program lends hand to PES students

Puppets add playful note to STEM lessons
Potomac Elementary School’s kindergartners had a recen...

Service Authority sets rate hike hearing

7 % increase planned beginning July 1
 The King George Service Authority is holding a public hea...

Outdoor center at Shiloh Park added to budget

Outdoor center at Shiloh Park added to budget

The King George Planning Commission reviewed a new capital project request unveiled and distributed ...

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Pending fracking rules to tighten for N. Neck

King George County attorney Eric Gregory provided a brief update to the county Board of Supervisors on June 7 on the status of the state’s review process for its oil and gas drilling regulations under revision by the Virginia

Read more: Pending fracking rules to tighten for N. Neck

Brabo unveils vision for economic development in King George County

King George Board of Supervisors Chairwoman Ruby Brabo unveiled her vision for the county’s future and its economic development at an annual business appreciation event on May 18 in front of a crowd of about 125 business leaders.

Read more: Brabo unveils vision for economic development in King George County

School Board makes cuts to meet budget

Raises still included for some
The King George County School Board approved a list of reductions to cut from their proposed 2016-17 budget request to match the actual appropriation amount approved by the King George County Board of Supervisors.
Superintendent Rob Benson said the governing body had approved $40,021,460 for the School Board operating fund budget for 2016-17. The amount was $574,903 less than the amount requested.  

Read more: School Board makes cuts to meet budget

KG Supervisors agree to allow beekeeping in residential zones

Yolanda Williams successfully persuaded the King George County Board of Supervisors to consider allowing backyard beekeeping with up to 10 hives in Residential zoning. That was back on March 15. The board directed the request be sent to the Planning Commission to explore the issue and provide a report.

Read more: KG Supervisors agree to allow beekeeping in residential zones

King George approves $43,000 for feasibility study for wastewater treatment plant

The King George Board of Supervisors authorized a purchase order in the amount of $43,000 for Draper Aden Associates to provide preliminary engineering services associated with the feasibility of proposals to decommission Oakland Park and Purkins Corner wastewater treatment plants. The idea is to instead convey flows the Hopyard wastewater treatment plant.

Read more: King George approves $43,000 for feasibility study for wastewater treatment plant

KG County proposed tax hikes set for hearings

 The King George County Board of Supervisors will hold public hearings on its proposed $75.2 million 2016-17 budget, as well as on proposed tax increases of 7 cents on real estate taxes and 25 cents more on personal property taxes.

Read more: KG County proposed tax hikes set for hearings

Supervisors plan to hike taxes to raise Co. salaries

Proposal would bring KG in line with close by systems
The King George County School Board and the county Board of Supervisors are showing what they say is their commitment to  giving school employees raises to make them more competitive with nearby localities, but they are raising taxes to do it.

Read more: Supervisors plan to hike taxes to raise Co. salaries

King George real estate tax to go up maximum of 7 cents

Personal property tax expected to rise as much as 25 cents per $100 valuation
The King George Board of Supervisors will this week get details on a draft 2016-17 budget incorporating a 7-cent hike on real estate taxes and 25-cent increase on personal property taxes.

Read more: King George real estate tax to go up maximum of 7 cents

 

 

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