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County hopes rebar firm spurs growth

County officials hope their deal with Commercial Metals Company is just the beginning of the expansi...

Students show off their holiday spirit

Students show off their holiday spirit

Collect, distribute food locally
On Nov. 23, FFA advisor and King George High School agriculture and ...

KG officials ready to OK rebar company plan

The King George Board of Supervisors is expected to OK Commercial Metals Company’s plan to invest $1...

County workers to get 2% pay raise

King George County employees will receive 2 percent pay raises effective Jan. 1.
The King George Boar...

getting a jump on holiday shopping

getting a jump on holiday shopping

Christmas shoppers and visitors from throughout the area mingled with local artists and crafters Nov...

King George shows off its holiday spirit

King George shows off its holiday spirit

Local organizations step up to fill Thanksgiving meal void left by Social Services

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County may retain control of stadium

The King George Board of Supervisors could exercise its option to have a planned stadium become a county facility, instead of turning its operation over to the School Board when completed, expected to be sometime late in 2012.

The Board of Supervisors owns the land and the high school building and leases it to the School Board, as it does with both King George Elementary and Sealston Elementary schools. The option to offer a lease for the stadium to the School Board will be decided by

Read more: County may retain control of stadium

FRED bus service may be cut

The King George Board of Supervisors was informed at its last meeting that Fredericksburg is anticipating eliminating FREDericksburg Regional Transit service in King George beginning next summer on June 29, 2012.

Fredericksburg City Manager Beverly Cameron’s July 8 letter on the topic was reviewed by County Administrator Travis Quesenberry with the King George Board of Supervisors at its last meeting, on July 19.

The letter provided a year’s notice that continuing to provide bus service to King George is not considered viable by the city. Cameron’s letter contained some conciliatory language, but it also related its need for the county to return to previous levels of service, meaning the county has to provide a bigger budget for bus service if it wants to keep FRED running in the county.

Read more: FRED bus service may be cut

County approves 2011-12 capital projects & budget

The King George Board of Supervisors recently approved its 2012-2016 Capital Improvement Program (CIP) and also adopted the county’s capital projects budget for the upcoming fiscal year 2010-11, which began on July 1. (See related article.)

The CIP is a five-year plan that is updated annually by the Planning Commission and forwarded to the county. County Administrator Travis Quesenberry makes his own adjustments and recommendations and it is an agenda item at a board meeting, with discussion and suggestions made by Supervisors.  It was approved last month on June 21.

The CIP is viewed as a guide for planning purposes in future years. Though projects are listed in various years, none of the projects in the 5-year plan are locked into funding for any particular year and are always subject to being pushed into later years or deleted altogether from the CIP.


CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS PROJECTS for 2012-16

PARKS & RECREATION  -
Six projects estimated at $4,427,000.   

PRACTICE LIGHTS AT BALLFIELDS - $60,000 listed in 2012-13 with another $60,000 listed in 2013-14. The completed project is slated to add $6,000 in annual utility costs.

Read more: County approves 2011-12 capital projects & budget

KGSA holds hearing on proposed increases

The King George Service Authority Board will hold a public hearing next Tuesday, June 21, on proposed rate increases of 5 percent for water and 12 percent for sewer usage. The proposal would also increase charges for new connections by 5 percent. The meeting begins at 6 p.m.

The new user rates would be reflected in the July billing and would affect utility usage fees for Service Authority customers with water, sewer or both services. Higher charges for new connections would go into effect July 1. 

Residential bills for customers with both water and sewer service using up to 5,000 gallons per two-month billing period will go up by $9.01. The minimum bi-monthly bill for water and sewer will go

Read more: KGSA holds hearing on proposed increases

Hearing next week for new AT&T cell tower for Caledon Rd.

The King George Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing next Tuesday on a request for a special exception permit for a 195-foot monopole cell tower on the north side of Caledon Road in a wooded residential area containing homes on large lots. The June 7 hearing is set to begin at 6:45 p.m. to take comments from the public.

The special exception request, submitted by Edward L. Donohue on behalf of New Cingular Wireless PCS, LCC (AT&T), is intended to be located on

Read more: Hearing next week for new AT&T cell tower for Caledon Rd.

Supervisors grill Brown on budget

Candace Brown, King George School division superintendent, was called to the podium to answer questions from supervisors at last Tuesday’s meeting regarding a late-year funding request by the School Board.

She had asked that $413,181 in “unanticipated revenue” be added to the current fiscal year’s 2010-11 budget, which ends next month on June 30.

By the time they were through with Brown’s grilling and she had left the building with three School Board

Read more: Supervisors grill Brown on budget

County to redraw election districts

The King George Board of Supervisors last week spent portions of two work session meetings reviewing several different mapping options for redrawing election districts to conform to population shifts from the 2010 census. (see redistricting maps here)

As a result of deliberations, supervisors selected an option and authorized it for advertisement for

Read more: County to redraw election districts

Supervisors delay decision on use of vacated Animal Shelter

KING GEORGE  --  The Board of Supervisors decided to delay making a decision on private use of the former county animal shelter until late summer.

St. Seton’s Orphaned Animals Executive Director Carl Allard asked the board to consider allowing the organization to lease the vacated building at 11220 Henry Griffin Rd. for use as low cost spay/neuter clinic at the April 5 meeting.

But a study to transform the property into a recreation area is already slated.

Board chair Joe Grzeika said it would be unfair to make a commitment to anyone at this time since the study may show that maintaining the building is not a feasible option.

A complete account of the discussion at the meeting will appear in the April 13 edition of the Journal.

 

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