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Expansion seeks to illustrate county is more than just famous families

Expansion seeks to illustrate county is more than just famous families

The popular Westmoreland County Museum in Montross is in the middle of a $1 million expansion that w...

Inn at Montross has new lease on life

Inn at Montross has new lease on life

The historic brick building at 21 Polk St., Montross, has been many things.  

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Montross eyes moving election day

Montross Town Council discussed moving May elections to November at their Aug. 26 meeting. The move ...

Moving day at the judicial center

Moving day at the judicial center

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Bowen’s 20 years as area educator rewarded

Bowen’s 20 years as area educator rewarded

He’s named assistant principal at Montross Middle School

 

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Montross hires Herlong Associates, Inc.

Montross Town Council voted to sign an agreement with Herlong Associates, Inc., to carry out planning and design duties for the town’s revitalization projects.

One of the duties Herlong will perform is to assist business owners who wish to take advantage of the Facade

Improvement Program (FIP) being offered by the town.

Town Manager Brenda Reamy reported that four years ago, 22 businesses expressed interest in the program. Last month at a revitalization meeting, 18 applicants signed up for the FIP.

Herlong has contracted to have their part in the project finished by December 31, 2013, and will charge the town a total of $49,000 barring any unforeseen costs. This money will be reimbursed to the town of Montross by the Community Development Block Grant, which amounts to almost a half a million dollars.

Town Council also renewed their agreement with the Westmoreland County Sheriff’s Office for law enforcement/police protection.

Mayor David O’Dell announced to the council that the Virginia Municipal League (VML) recently complimented the town for their use of cost-saving contracts.

Mayor O’Dell said, “The Town of Montross was praised twice by the VML for instituting such a policy, and for not getting involved with all the personnel associated with running a police force and avoiding the liability issues.”

Reamy said that the VML also complimented the town for utilizing the county for inspections. “We do our own zoning, so we are in control, but we give the authority to enforce the building, land use, Chesapeake Bay Act and storm-water management to the county.

The council discussed how many small towns are struggling, trying to do it all, themselves.

Virginia Code § 36-105. Enforcement of Code; appeals from decisions of local department; inspection of buildings; inspection warrants; inspection of elevators; issuance of permits, allows towns  (with a population of under 3,500 people) to utilize the services of the county for inspections.

Mayor O’Dell said that by using the county, the town saves the expense of inspecting these areas.

Recently Colonial Beach began utilizing the county for erosion and sediment control inspections, but has to pay for their services since the town population is more than 3,500.

Montross Town Council members are very proud of Reamy and her efforts to keep costs down in the small town of roughly 300 citizens.

 

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