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Letter to the editor from chairwoman of the King George County Board of Supervisors

MUCH IS HAPPENING IN OUR COUNTY

There has been much accomplished by the current Board of Supervisors and County staff since the beginning of the year and much more is in the works. The new water and sewer lines are being run out to the Route 3 and 301 intersection and with that those along the route will be afforded the opportunity to become customers of the Service Authority by connecting during construction at a discounted rate. Tractor Supply has broken ground there at the intersection and hopes to be open by the end of the year. With new members appointed to the Economic Development Authority, they are taking on a larger role with regards to spawning more interest in our county which includes the undertaking of a Complete Streets project for our courthouse area. The Supervisors have sent a number of items to the Planning Commissions for Consideration.

Changes have now been made to ordinances to allow for bee keeping in additional areas of the county. Another change is allowances for events to be held on properties of 20 acres or more with an event permit without requiring the need to installation of parking lots and stormwater facilties. The Planning Commission is currently considering changes to allow for mixed use developments in certain areas and permitting a crematory in conjunction with a funeral home or cemetary. If you have suggestions for changes to our ordinances that you would like considered, please notify your Supervisor.

 

Ruby Brabo, King George

The writer is chairwoman of the King George County Board of Supervisors.

Letter to the editor from KGCSA Board of Directors

One of the primary responsibilities of the King George County Service Authority (hereinafter KGCSA) is to provide a consistently reliable supply of safe drinking water to all public system customers. This is accomplished through the operation of 12 well driven water systems that produce more than 750,000 gallons of fresh water each day.

Customers are charged for water consumption on a bi-monthly basis in the form of a utility bill (which also includes sewer and debt service charges). A minimum bill is assessed for water usage up to and including 5,000 gallons. Usage above 5,000 gallons is calculated based on current approved rates (which are posted at: http://www.king-george.va.us/county-offices/serviceauthority/service-authority.php.)

Mr. Ron Bell, KGCSA staff maintenance technician, reads every meter in the county during a three week period, every other month. He typically reads about 300 meters per day, primarily by direct read, touch pad, or radio frequency transmission.

Only about 20 of the state-of-the-art ultrasonic meters have been installed to date, but all new installations will incorporate them, and they will gradually begin to replace older meters as they are taken out of service.

As a final point, please note that water meters are the property of the KGSCA, and removing or tampering with them can result in a tampering fee being assessed. In addition, homeowners and business owners should be aware that they are responsible for the water service line that runs from the water meter box to the building, as well as all water lines within the building.

If you should see sunken, wet, or mushy areas at or near the incoming service line, it could indicate a leak or break in the line. If you suspect a problem with the service line, you should call Customer Service at 540-775-1657; Repairs & Maintenance at 540-775-2746; or for emergencies after hours and on holidays at 540-775-2049. You can find up-to-date information provided by Chris Werle by following his facebook page.

 

Christopher P. Werle, King George

This letter is also published as the Service Authority Customer’s Corner. The writer is a member of the KGCSA Board of Directors

KG Board of Supervisors Meeting - Sept. 17, 2013

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KG Board of Supervisors Meeting - June 25, 2013

Video of the King George Board of Supervisors meeting from June 25, 2013. Sorry - not all the video is available. Technical difficulties.

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