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Repairs being made in Chatham Village

The King George Board of Supervisors asked for and received an impromptu report from Community Development Director Jack Green on progress with drainage, curbing and paving problems in Chatham Village I & II subdivisions.
The report was requested at last week’s meeting on Sept. 15 after another strong critique by Chatham Village subdivision resident Ruby Brabo during public comment.
As she and other Chatham Village I & II subdivision residents had done on Aug. 18, Brabo complained about issues which residents say need fixing by a contractor prior to acceptance into the state road system by the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT). At that same meeting in August, they brought their homeowners’ association attorney, William Marr, who also spoke at public comment.
Green provided an off-the-cuff update, saying that in June 2008, the county “called” the irrevocable letters of credit. “When we called the sureties, the company that backed the sureties stepped in and said, ‘Let us finish it.’”
Green said that company got bids together to finish the project, adding, “They were meeting with VDOT to make sure they knew what needed to be done.” Green said it took a while because that company had hired one contractor who didn’t show up.

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Structure fire in King George

 

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There was a structure fire on Family Lane in King George Thursday.  There were no injuries. 

According to Chief David Moody the fire is under investigation and his department is assisting the family

Fatal Motorcycle Accident in King George County

KING GEORGE CO. – A King George man is dead following a two-vehicle crash this morning (August 14, 2009) in King George.  At 9:45 a.m., Virginia State Police Trooper T. D. Green was called to the scene on Route 218, Caledon Road and Comorn Road. 

A 1995 Honda Shadow Motorcycle was traveling west on Route 218 when it lost control and crossed the centerline and struck a 2000 Chevrolet Tahoe traveling eastbound.  The driver of the Honda, Darle R. Rasmussen died at the scene.   Rasmussen was wearing a helmet.

The driver of the Chevrolet Tahoe, Spencer Pryor Jr., was not injured in the crash.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation and no charges will be filed.

HONDA MOTORCYCLE – DECEASED:  Darle R. Rasmussen, 52, of King George, Va.

CHEVROLET TAHOE DRIVER: Spencer Pryor Jr., 29, of King George, Va.

School enrollment in King George always tricky to predict

King George school division Superintendent Candace Brown recently reported to the School Board that the July 20 enrollment count for the upcoming 2009-10 school year was estimated at 4,032 students, including 55 kindergarten students whose enrollment is projected.  
Here’s the breakdown:
King George High School – 1,258 students
King George Middle School – 644 students
King George Elementary School – 833 students
Potomac Elementary School – 464 students
Sealston Elementary School – 833 students
That adds up to a grand total of 4,032 students, which Brown said incidentally was the same number the school division had on March 31, 2009, (though the average daily membership for the year came to 3,992, which is based on a daily calculation made over the course of the school year).
Brown’s recent estimate of student capacity in the five schools that will be used for the coming year is 5,106.  (See related article in this issue.)
That capacity figure provides over a thousand student slots more than the estimated enrollment number.  
That should provide a cushion for several years to come, especially with one school just closed down.

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King George working on water supply plan

New ordinance in the works to regulate water use during drought

The King George Public Service Authority Board (PSA) got an update on the process for adoption and implementation of a proposed water supply plan that must be approved and submitted to the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) by Nov. 2.
The review was provided at a meeting on July 21 by the county-contracted engineering firm Draper Aden, with Jeff Kapinos and Sheryl Stephens presenting information on the development of a water supply plan for the county.  
King George began the process two years ago of developing a plan required by the state to ensure the county has a water supply far into the future.  All localities must develop such a plan under new state requirements initiated two years ago.
The Board of Supervisors had a choice to go it alone and develop a county plan or participate in a regional effort to come up with a plan for the larger area.  
While the update was presented to the Service Authority, it will be the Board of Supervisors which will approve the plan and an accompanying ordinance that is also being drafted.

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