- Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 December 2009 16:59
- Published on Wednesday, 30 December 2009 16:59
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Governor Timothy M. Kaine’s proposed biennial budget was unveiled on Dec. 18 for consideration by the 2010 General Assembly, along with a new governor.
It reflects Kaine's fourth round of cuts since 2007, when falling tax revenues became evident due to a tanking economy.
Kaine said he developed the budget during “the toughest national economic conditions since the 1930s.”
Though the condition of the economy can’t be argued against, state legislators have nonetheless found fault with Kaine’s spending cuts and cost-saving measures.
- Last Updated on Saturday, 02 February 2013 20:30
- Published on Wednesday, 16 December 2009 05:00
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The King George Board of Supervisors agreed at a special meeting in early October with suggestions from staff to let it develop a draft strategic plan to codify the board’s vision, mission and strategic goals for the county.
This exercise is not intended to change the county’s direction.
It is instead intended to put down onto paper the goals that continue to be the guiding principles the board has been following.
. . . press here to see a pdf of the document . . .
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 November 2009 18:52
- Published on Wednesday, 11 November 2009 18:52
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The King George Board of Supervisors postponed a decision on a request by the School Board which asked for $470,499.
The request relayed by Superintendent Candace Brown was considered at last Thursday’s meeting on Nov. 5, but put off by supervisors until they can get a complete report on Nov. 17 from the county finance department on the request.
Supervisors also want to know what the School Board would do with the money.
The School Board actually ended up with a surplus of $1,192,001 in unspent funds at the end of fiscal year 2008-2009, which ended June 30.
The School Board had voted to ask for $470,499 at a meeting on Oct. 14.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 August 2009 18:27
- Published on Wednesday, 26 August 2009 18:27
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Rezoning approval was granted by the King George Board of Supervisors for a townhouse development requested by Fairview Beach, LLC, represented by Bob Moesle.
The action at last week’s meeting on Aug. 18 was approved on a vote of 4-0.
Dahlgren Supervisor James Mullen disqualified himself from voting on the matter, as he does on many development proposals, due to a potential future business conflict of interest.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 July 2009 05:00
- Published on Wednesday, 29 July 2009 05:00
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The King George Board of Supervisors was last week given an updated forecast for the end of the 2008-2009 fiscal year that puts the county in the black with about $764,056 on the plus side.
Though the fiscal year officially ended June 30, both revenue and expenditures can be accrued back for 60 days in accordance with last year’s adopted budget.
That’s a big turnaround for the county budget. After the economy took a downturn last fall, year-end deficits were being projected of over a million dollars in the red.
The latest end-of-year balances were provided at the July 21 meeting by Donita Harper, Deputy County Administrator & Director of Finance.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 July 2009 16:01
- Published on Wednesday, 15 July 2009 16:01
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Public hearing scheduled next Tuesday on request for a special exception
Ed Veazey, representing S.E.Ventures, is scheduled to be back in front of the King George Board of Supervisors next week to again request a larger service area to enable him to expand his private water system that currently serves Eagle Bay subdivision.
Veazey was previously in front the Planning Commission and then the Board of Supervisors two years ago on the same request.
Two years ago, the water system had about 11 customers and now it has about 15 over an approved service area which includes 171.275 acres.
The request is to more than double the current size of the service area for the water system, by adding 265.474 acres.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 July 2009 14:06
- Published on Wednesday, 08 July 2009 14:06
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Funding to be allocated for some 2009-2010 projects
The King George Board of Supervisors approved a five-year Capital Improvement Program (CIP) for 2009-2010 through 2013-2014 last month. The CIP that totals over $114 million was approved at a meeting on June 16.
The CIP is a five-year plan which is updated annually by the Planning Commission, then forwarded to the Board of Supervisors through the County Administrator.
Each year, supervisors adopt a capital budget and spending plan in one-year increments for funding of capital improvements items and projects.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 June 2009 05:00
- Published on Wednesday, 10 June 2009 05:00
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Board of Supervisors to consider request for 60 new townhomes at Tuesday’s meeting
A public hearing on a rezoning request by Fairview Beach, LLC, represented by Bob Moesle, will be held next Tuesday at a meeting of the Board of Supervisors.
The hearing is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.
The rezoning with proffers is to change 9.33664 acres, from Retail Commercial (C-1) to Multi-Family Dwelling District (R-3). The purpose is to allow the company to construct 60 townhouses on property identified as Tax Map 14 Parcel 1.
~ HALFWAY THROUGH REZONING PROCESS The rezoning request had already made it halfway through the process when the applicant stopped it in its tracks four months ago.