- Published on Wednesday, 18 July 2012 00:00
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King George to decide whether to ask state nix it
A Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) project to widen a portion of Dahlgren Road (Route 206) at the intersections with Owens Drive (Route 624) and Windsor Drive (Route 218) is on hold until the King George Board of Supervisors makes a final decision on whether or not to ask the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) to cancel it.
VDOT residency administrator David Brown told the board last week, “We are trying to keep the project going forward. We would like the board to support it, but the board has to make a decision on what they are going to support.”
- Published on Wednesday, 11 July 2012 15:20
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The King George Wireless Authority is again seeking a private partner to operate as a wireless Internet service provider to provide broadband for residents and businesses throughout the rural county.
The action to issue a request for information (RFI) took place at its last meeting on June 26. The RFI was issued on July 3, with the deadline for the submission of responses due to the county on August 2. (See below for details.)
- Published on Wednesday, 11 July 2012 15:16
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The King George Board of Supervisors is going to try again to find viable transportation options that could serve to provide public transportation alternatives within and beyond the county.
They don’t have high expectations, but wanted to follow through on a commitment to the few residents who used the service that had previously been provided by FREDericksburg Regional Transit (FRED) until the end of June.
- Published on Tuesday, 03 July 2012 14:46
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Brabo’s potential rule change with discord the price
Dahlgren Supervisor Ruby Brabo finally got her way last week on June 26 when she tried for the third time to get consensus of the King George Board of Supervisors to task the county attorney, Matt Britton, to come up with a potential change to the board’s ‘Rules & Procedures’ to state what she sees as a method to ensure, “Every Board member has rights equal to every other member of the Board.”
- Published on Tuesday, 03 July 2012 14:43
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Water & sewer rates raised
The King George Service Authority Board of Directors was unanimous last week in a vote to raise water and sewer rates as proposed two months ago. The rate increases of five percent for water and 10 percent for sewer usage will be reflected in the July billing.
The new rates also increase charges for debt service by the same percentages, along with a five-percent increase for new service connections. None of the Supervisors were happy to raise rates, but all saw the necessity to cover costs.
The Service Authority’s 2012-13 total budget was set at $4,357,780. The rate increase reflects higher costs for chemicals for testing and treatment, fuel for vehicles, and the other rising costs of doing business. It also carries forward the cost of a two percent mid-year pay raise that was granted this past January 2012, along with a state-mandated one percent increase for all employees to offset their required increase in payments to the Virginia Retirement System effective July 1.