The Board dealt with the issue of the the vacant District 2 seat for only about 30 minutes at its March 9 Budget Work Session. The three nominees named last night were Bill Elliott, Marlene Waymack, and Sheila Minor. Note the absence of Reid Foster as a nominee. If the Board cannot find a compromise candidate or that third vote cannot be found for Waymack or Minor then the Chief Judge of the Circuit Court will make the decision. None of the 13 contenders are out of it yet.
There is a regular Board of Supervisors meeting tonight. Work session begins at 6 p.m. County Admin Building, third floor.
Board to take up tabled action regarding appointment of District 2 Interim Supervisor:
None of the three nominees received three votes at the March 3rd consideration of appointment to fill the District 2 vacancy on an interim basis. The March 4th post outlines the nominees and votes.
It is possible that during the intervening week as one Supervisor or another has attempted to persuade one of the other Supervisors to support his candidate, efforts may have been made to search out a compromise candidate from the nine other interested citizens.
One source has indicated that the 9 remaining contenders are not out of the running.
Plan to attend the budget session on March 9 (Monday) at 6 p.m. at the BOS meeting room. Watch democracy in action.
Time is short. If you have interest in being appointed to the District 2 vacancy on the Prince George Board of Supervisors complete your letter of interest and get to the County Administrator’s office by Monday, March 2. Be prepared to speak to the Board at its Work Session at 6 p.m. on March 3 to tell the Board about your interest in person and cite your bona fides. For more details click here.
Per the Board of Supervisors Meeting on February 24th:
Don’t have all of the details yet, but those interested in being appointed to the Board of Supervisors Vacancy for District 2 should file their Letters of Intent with the Prince George County Administrator, Percy Ashcraft, by March 2, 2015. Contact current District 2 Supervisors Bill Robertson or Bill Gandel for more information. You could also contact the office of the County Administrator 804-722-8600.
Cynthia Mitchell, Chair of the Prince George Dems, invites you to our regular monthly meetings so you can become more engaged in community issues and Democratic Party activities.
Chair, Cynthia Mitchell, volunteering at Congressman Bobby Scott’s Annual Labor Day Picnic in 2012
Join the Prince George Dems in their regular monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m. on February 6th in the 2nd Floor Employee Lounge of the Prince George County Administration Building, 6602 Court Drive Prince George, Virginia.
William F. “Bill” Gandel, Prince George Board of Supervisor Member (District 2), will speak on the ‘State of the County’ and address issues raised by the attendees. One issue he is expected to address is the status of the rerouting of Highway 460. It is on hold again. The on again, off again status of the project is taking a “toll” (sorry for the pun) on the affected land and business owners.
Bobby Scott, our Democratic Congressman from the Virginia 3rd Congressional District, is up for reelection in 2014 as is Randy Forbes (R) from the 4th Congressional District. Prince George is divided between the two Congressional Districts. Expect to hear more about these campaigns as the year progresses.
Would you like to know more about the AffordableHealth Care Act? Attend this Affordable Healthcare Workshop on February 5, at 5:30 in Smithfield, VA at the Main Street Baptist Church, 517 Main Street. Contact Michele Joyce for more info 757-620-3931.
One issue which has been raised by Prince George County residents and members of our Committee has been whether we can change from at large voting districts for local leaders and go to single district representation. Currently we have three Board of Supervisor Members elected from District 2 and 2 Members from District 1. How do you feel about that issue. Would you like to see one district per Board of Supervisor Member? Answer below.
The Prince George County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing on the setting of real and personal property tax rates for the coming year.
The Business Meeting begins at 7:00 p.m. and the pubic hearings are the last items of the agenda. The public hearing on the tax rates are the very last agenda item.
Real property assessments have dropped for the last two years without any raise in the real property tax rate to offset the loss of revenue. However, the Supervisors were just elected or re-elected to four-year terms last November, so will feel safer raising the tax rates this year. Raising rates may be warranted depending on what services we as citizens want and what mandates the federal and state governments have passed on to the localities.
Also on the agenda are public hearings are a rezoning request by Nathaniel Dozier for 29 +/- acre parcels off County Drive from R-A, Residential Agricultural to B-1, General Business. Dozier is also requesting special exceptions for various commercial, storage and other uses for the same parcel.
The Tax ID numbers for the parcels are 340(0A)00-118-0 and 340(OA)00-119-0.
Comments by citizens during the public hearings will likely be time limited and must be related to the subject of the particular public hearing.
There is however a public comment period immediately after the Pledge of Allegiance. At this time citizens are free comment on any topic within any time limits set by the Board. Someone might want to sound off on the plan of the County to pay three times the assessment for the 167 acre +/- Buren Tract to build ball fields.