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County seeks bids for Smoot Library project

King George County is soliciting sealed bids for the construction of a new 17,800 square foot addition to and the renovation of the existing Smoot Library building, which measures about 10,500 square feet.

The bid announcement was issued at the end of June after final construction plans were readied by the Smoot Board of Trustees. The architect from the Lukmire Partnership, Inc. had also worked with the county along the way to incorporate suggestions for value engineering to minimize the construction costs of an extensive addition that will spread back onto adjacent lots that were acquired by the library in the last few years.

Qualified construction companies are asked to submit bid prices to the county by the Aug. 9 deadline.

Read more: County seeks bids for Smoot Library project

New local, state election lines approved

The King George Board of Supervisors got the news recently that the county’s new boundary lines for local election districts were approved by the U.S. Department of Justice under the Voting Rights Act. In addition, new lines for state offices likewise received approval from the Feds.

This means that a lot of voters in King George will be voting in different polling places beginning with those who participate in the Aug. 23 primary to select Republican candidates for state election.

Along with that, the new state lines will shift also shift more than 3,000 registered voters from the 28th Senatorial district to the 4th

Read more: New local, state election lines approved

New voting districts increase King George precincts by two

Confused about voter redistricting? There’s more to come!

As reported last month, the King George Board of Supervisors approved new election districts for electing local offices, including those for the Board of Supervisors and the School Board.

The changes to the county’s election districts were approved on April 19 and forwarded to the U.S. Department of Justice for review under the Voting Rights Act. County Registrar Lorrie Gump said she is hoping to have final

Read more: New voting districts increase King George precincts by two

Proposal to relax sign restrictions gets hearing next week in King George

Planning Commission to scrutinize sign amendments Tuesday, May 10

The King George Planning Commission will consider changes to sign regulations that would provide more flexibility for developers. Amendments were proposed by county staff at the request of the Board of Supervisors.

A public hearing is scheduled next week on Tuesday, May 10, to take comment on relaxing current restrictions on retail and commercial businesses and subdivisions.

The Planning Commission got its first look at the suggested changes at last month’s meeting and not all members were enthusiastic.

 

Read more: Proposal to relax sign restrictions gets hearing next week in King George

Bowie’s death prompts drug probe, 10 arrested

Prompted by the death of Taylor Bowie, the King George County Sheriff’s Dept. recently concluded an extensive investigation into a ring of prescription drug distribution.  That investigation recently yielded the arrests of 10 people, with three more persons outstanding, and the cases were brought to King George Circuit Court on April 28.

Read more: Bowie’s death prompts drug probe, 10 arrested

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