- Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 February 2011 23:01
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On Jan. 25, 2011, defense attorney Frank S. Ferguson filed notice in Westmoreland Circuit Court of the appeal of the 14-month sentence Lynn C. Brownley received Jan. 3.
An appeal will be made to Virginia’s Court of Appeals “as soon as possible,” according to Ferguson. The judgment was entered in the Westmoreland County court Jan. 3 and the defense attorney has characterized the terms as overly burdensome and well above normally accepted guidelines that recommend no time in jail. The severity of the Jan. 3 sentence from Judge Taylor was not anticipated by Brownley or his attorney, Frank S. Ferguson. In addition to the 10-year incarceration with eight years and ten months suspended, Brownley was to be placed on total
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 February 2011 23:33
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When the Westmoreland Supervisors meet on the night of Feb. 14 a top action item will be acceptance or rejection of Northern Neck Land Conservancy’s December 2010 request that the county share custody of dedicated conservation easements. Acceptance would result in inspection and enforcement responsibilities.
Despite longstanding policies that encourage preservation of open space and the jurisdiction’s historically rural environment, the supervisors have taken the maximum amount of time allowed by law to deliberate the merits of the request. Other Northern Neck jurisdictions have already accepted joint custody of land conservancy easements.
According to the proposed agreement, the conservancy would be expected to provide the county with technical
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 January 2011 15:26
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Council may cancel 55-year-old event due to lack of participation
During October’s Town Council meeting, it was discussed the Town of Montross could lose the yearly Fall Festival due to lack of volunteers. Fifty-five years of celebrating the first Saturday on October could be a thing of the past unless community participation drastically increases.
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 January 2011 23:48
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District 4 Supervisor W. W. “Woody” Hynson will preside over Westmoreland Board of Supervisors meetings for a second year.
When the reorganizational meeting was brought to order last Monday by County Administrator Norm Risavi, District 2 Supervisor Russ Culver wasted no time delivering the motion to nominate Hynson. District 1 Supervisor Darryl Fisher was elected to the position of vice chair by another unanimous vote.
In separate action board members voted to establish one-year terms for the leadership positions. Terms of office of all five seats on the Board of Supervisors expire this Dec. 31, 2011. Voters will elect the next Westmoreland County Board Nov. 8, 2011.
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 January 2011 23:46
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The real estate market was enjoying its peak activity when developer Rich Ward proffered to provide Westmoreland County’s children with a complex of ball playing fields at a location immediately opposite the state park entrance on state Route 3.
Another proffer associated with Ward’s rezoning approval involved financial support of the Phase 2 Washington District sewer project. The developer’s inability to deliver caused the project to be delayed until other revenue streams became available to support the project scheduled for completion later this year.
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 January 2011 21:53
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The Journal reported in October that the Westmoreland supervisors voted to put the new judicial center construction project out for bids. The supervisors voted this Monday to rescind that action due to the consulting architect’s inability to satisfy safety concerns raised by members of the judiciary.
According to County Administrator Norm Risavi, judges find need for a three-story judicial center with two elevators instead of the previously contemplated $12 million structure with two stories and a single elevator.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 January 2011 16:37
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On Jan. 3, 2011, Lynn Brownley was in court for his sentencing on a charge of possession of a schedule II or III drug, for which he was convicted on Oct. 25, 2010.
Judge Richard D. Taylor, Jr., presided at the trial where it was revealed that Brownley was caught after a citizen reported that one of the members of the Westmoreland County Board of Supervisors was habitually bringing and using drugs at the Oyster House, the home of Allen Powell in Colonial Beach. Further investigation revealed the supervisor in question was Lynn Brownley who represented the Third District. Several witnesses were prepared to testify against him, but Brownley pled guilty. After his arrest, Brownley also admitted to substantially the same facts as the witnesses.