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County real property assessments to begin early in 2013

Preparation for a real estate reassessment by Blue Ridge Mass Appraisals of Staunton is getting underway in King George and will run through most of 2013.

Read more: County real property assessments to begin early in 2013

LoBuglio lodges “official protest of impropriety” against Jim Howard

An “official protest of impropriety” lodged with King George county administrator Travis Quesenberry and Registrar Lorrie Gump by James Monroe Supervisor John LoBuglio on Monday, Oct. 15, will not be pursued at law by interim county attorney Jeff Gore.

Read more: LoBuglio lodges “official protest of impropriety” against Jim Howard

County clarifies terms for county attorney

The King George Board of Supervisors welcomed Jeff Gore to his first meeting as interim county attorney earlier this month on Oct. 2. Gore and his firm, Hefty & Wiley, P.C. of Richmond are filling the vacancy in the position due to the resignation of Matt Britton, effective on Sept. 30.

Read more: County clarifies terms for county attorney

County projecting budget surpluses for FY2011-12

King George County is projecting to have a surplus of over $2 million for 2011-12, which ended on June 30. Surprisingly, the School Board is also projected to have a surplus currently estimated at $408,289.

Read more: County projecting budget surpluses for FY2011-12

Supervisors, Planning Commission discuss draft Comprehensive Plan

JLUS meeting this week

The King George Board of Supervisors met last week with the Planning Commission and received an overview of its proposed draft county Comprehensive Plan for land use from commission chairman Josh Colwell.

The joint meeting took place on Oct. 2 with all five Supervisors present and most of the ten commissioners in attendance. In addition to Colwell, other commissioners at the joint meeting were Tony Scaramozzi, Chris Cox, Bill Robie, William Eschmann, Tara Patterson, Jessica Herrink and Karla Frank.

Read more: Supervisors, Planning Commission discuss draft Comprehensive Plan

New noise ordinance being developed

King George Supervisors earlier this month reviewed elements that are expected to be considered for inclusion in a proposal for a new noise ordinance. The next report on a new noise ordinance is not expected to take place until early November, when Sheriff Steve Dempsey agreed to provide some additional information regarding decibel meter readings and complaint history, including such things as whether the bulk of complaints took place at night, and enforcement success rates from surrounding counties with such ordinances.

EXISTING NOISE ORDINANCE UNENFORCEABLE

A new noise ordinance is needed because Supervisors were informed over the summer by Matt Britton, county attorney, that the existing noise ordinance is completely unenforceable. The current ordinance is based on the “reasonable person standard.” 

Read more: New noise ordinance being developed

VDOT reevaluating Dahlgren Rd. project

 

At last week’s meeting of the King George Board of Supervisors on Sept. 4, Travis Quesenberry, county administrator, said he had heard from VDOT officials relating that they are “evaluating several options” for the Owens intersection on Dahlgren Road. 

PROPOSED VDOT PROJECT

VDOT has proposed a $4.1 million project to widen a portion of Dahlgren Road (Route 206) at the intersections with Owens Drive (Route 624) and Windsor Drive (Route 218). 

Read more: VDOT reevaluating Dahlgren Rd. project

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