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Planning commission weighs options to deal with fracking

The King George Planning Commission agreed Dec. 9 to give three options to the board of supervisors ...

School board: Higher pay for teachers now

KG needs to be more competitive with other divisions, officials say

The King George School Board di...

Ho-Ho-Holiday fun for all

Ho-Ho-Holiday fun for all

The King George County Historical Society hosted its first annual Christmas Festival Dec. 7 outside ...

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...

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Sisson elected chairman of Board of Supervisors

Brooks elected as vice chairman, 2010 meetings scheduled

Phyllis Cook
Staff Reporter

Dale Sisson was elected by his colleagues to preside as chairman of the King George County Board of Supervisors for 2010, with Cedell Brooks Jr. elected as vice chairman.  
The two were also elected to the same offices for the King George County Service Authority and the King George Wireless Authority. They last served in these respective offices in 2007.
The officer elections took place last Tuesday. The meeting on Jan. 5 was the first of the year, and the election of officers and approval of meeting dates for the calendar year were the first orders of business.
Sisson holds the one at-large seat, representing voters throughout the county.  He was first elected in 2003 and is currently in his second four-year term.

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Governor’s proposed 2010-11 budget is full of fiscal pain

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.

Read more: Governor’s proposed 2010-11 budget is full of fiscal pain

Supervisors’ goals, mission being put into a written strategic plan

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  . . .

Read more: Supervisors’ goals, mission being put into a written strategic plan

Supervisors put off decision on School Board fund request

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.

Read more: Supervisors put off decision on School Board fund request

Fairview Beach rezoning granted for townhouses

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.

Read more: Fairview Beach rezoning granted for townhouses

KG Supervisors end fiscal year in the black

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.

Read more: KG Supervisors end fiscal year in the black

Supervisors to consider Veazey’s request for expansion of Eagle Bay water system

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.

Read more: Supervisors to consider Veazey’s request for expansion of Eagle Bay water system

Board of Supervisors approves five-year capital plan

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.

Read more: Board of Supervisors approves five-year capital plan

 

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