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Citizens criticize proposed 34% RE tax increase
Over 30 citizens spoke against a proposed 34% real estate tax hike last Thursday at a public hearing on the FY11 Middlesex County budget. The proposed budget totals $19 million; includes a 12-cent increase in the real estate tax rate; and provides no additional local funds for education.
posted 04.28.2010

Wanted: More local school funds
Numerous county residents spoke in favor of providing more local funds to the Middlesex County Public School System last Thursday night in the historic county courtroom at Saluda. The Middlesex County Board of Supervisors has proposed a 12-cent real estate tax hike that will generate about $2.5 million in additional revenue, but none of those funds would go to county schools.

posted 04.28.2010

Town election set for Tuesday
Town of Urbanna voters will go to the polls on Tuesday, May 4, to choose a mayor and six council members. All terms are for two years. Only the mayor’s position is being contested. Two members of town council are running for mayor—Donald B. Richwine and Janet Suzon Smith.

posted 04.28.2010

Deterioration of Healy’s dam worries homeowners
Mary Ann Willis, who owns land on the pond, asked supervisors if they would endorse a policy to lower the water level of the pond to hopefully slow deterioration of the pond dam and minimize environmental damage downstream if the dam were to break. Willis indicated some homeowners wanted to lower the water level in the pond, while others wanted to keep the water at the current level.

posted 04.28.2010

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