- Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 November 2010 00:00
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A shared vehicle maintenance facility finally could be in the cards for King George County and the School Board.
The county has been talking about a joint vehicle facility for several years, but postponed building a new one at a planned government center at Purkins Corner due to rising costs and falling revenues two years ago.
The School Board has a current request in the Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) for the county to provide it with a new bus garage.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 November 2010 17:16
- Published on Wednesday, 10 November 2010 17:16
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The zoning ordinance text amendment as currently proposed would add some associated definitions as well as to add a section to the zoning ordinance.
The proposal would amend Section 1.9 – Definitions King George County Zoning Ordinance:
Outdoor Wood Furnace. Any equipment, device, appliance or apparatus, or any part thereof, which is installed, affixed or situated outdoors and is hand-loaded or continuously fed (automatically fueled) for the purpose of combustion of fuel to produce heat or energy used as a component of a heating system providing heat for any interior space or water source. An outdoor wood furnace may also be referred to as an outdoor wood boiler, or hydronic heater.
Chimney. Flue or flues that carries off exhaust from an outdoor wood furnace firebox or burn chamber.
Natural Wood. Wood, which has not been painted, varnished or coated with a similar material, has not been pressure treated with preservatives and does not contain resins or glues as in plywood or other composite wood products.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 October 2010 00:00
- Published on Wednesday, 27 October 2010 00:00
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Brooks, Mullen & LoBuglio question bike/pedestrian path
The Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA), in coordination with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), initiated a project planning study for the Governor Harry W. Nice Memorial Bridge Improvement Project four years ago.
The King George Board of Supervisors got an update on the proposed project last week, with Glen Smith, Project Manager with the MDTA, saying that there is still no money to continue the project beyond the planning stage.
That was the same message he gave to supervisors a year ago.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 October 2010 14:31
- Published on Wednesday, 13 October 2010 14:31
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King George County ending fiscal year in the black with $2.5M
The King George Board of Supervisors was last week given an updated forecast for the end of the 2009-10 fiscal year.
The School Board is expected to have a surplus of $686,427. The county will be in the black with about $2.5 million on the plus side.
The 2009-10 fiscal year ended on June 30, though both revenue and expenditures could be accrued back for 60 days in accordance with last year’s adopted budget.
The projected end-of-year balance was provided at last Tuesday’s meeting on Oct. 5 in a brief verbal report by Donita Harper, Deputy County Administrator & Director of Finance.
Harper did not provide a breakdown or analysis of how the county ended up with $2.5 million leftover. It’s likely due to higher revenues than budgeted combined with efficiencies kept in place by County Administrator Travis Quesenberry.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 September 2010 15:18
- Published on Wednesday, 29 September 2010 15:18
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Says School Board needs to first make decisions on use of school buildings
The King George Board of Supervisors last week nixed a request for an additional joint meeting with the School Board prior to the next quarterly meeting expected to take place in November or December.
That discussion took place at last week’s meeting on Sept. 21, with Chairman Dale Sisson and Supervisor John LoBuglio the most vocal about postponing a requested meeting with the School Board until that body decides what it wants to do with the former middle school, old King George Elementary School (OKGES, also known as the current School Board office) and renovations at Potomac Elementary School (PES).
School Board members had decided at a Sept. 13 meeting they wanted to again bring the supervisors into their long-running discussion about what to do with some of their school buildings.
A decision about what to do with the former middle school building has been under discussion by the School Board for more than five years.
Since at least May 2005, the School Board has been talking about what use to put that building to once a new high school opened.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 September 2010 05:00
- Published on Wednesday, 01 September 2010 05:00
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On July 20, Supervisors agreed to give the go-ahead for a formal review of draft rules to address the use of outdoor wood boilers in King George.
To be clear, the proposed ordinance would have no effect on wood stoves operated inside homes, since regulations are already in place for them.
Outdoor wood boilers are also called outdoor wood furnaces. They are freestanding units that provide heat and hot water for residences. They heat water by burning wood or other fuel stuff, 24 hours/day, some in use every day of the year.
(See related article in the 9-1 Journal Paper.)
Earlier this month on August 10, the Planning Commission reviewed the proposed ordinance change for outdoor wood furnaces.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 August 2010 17:57
- Published on Wednesday, 25 August 2010 17:57
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$26K lawn mower under ‘Instruction’ in June spending
The King George Board of Supervisors was given some preliminary end-of-year projections for unspent budgeted funds leftover at the end of the 2009-10 year that ended on June 30.
The news was provided by Deputy County Administrator Donita Harper at last week’s meeting on Aug. 17.
Calling the numbers, “very, very preliminary,” Harper said she was projecting surpluses for both the county and the School Board.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 July 2010 05:00
- Published on Wednesday, 21 July 2010 05:00
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School funding for capital projects and direct services could go toward RLE
The King George Board of Supervisors last week settled on four agenda items for discussion at next week’s joint meeting with the School Board.
Those items were suggested by the School Board could add up to millions of dollars more to be spent by the county to fund for schools.
But before more capital projects are approved for the school division, it was agreed at last week’s supervisor meeting that how funding is provided by the county will be given another look
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