Concerns voiced over proposed zoning changes
When the Urbanna Planning Commission started writing the new zoning ordinance six or seven years ago, chairman Phil Friday said he told his fellow commissioners: “You want to think about how much control you want to have over your neighbor; and how much control do you want your neighbor to have over you.”
posted 12.10.2008Public hearing on taxing new buildings is Tuesday
The Middlesex County Board of Supervisors will conduct a public hearing at its 7:30 p.m. meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 16, to hear comments on a proposed ordinance that would allow for the assessment and taxation of new buildings in the same calendar year in which they are built.
posted 12.10.2008New courthouse dedicated
The new Middlesex County Courthouse and the courtroom in the historic courthouse were dedicated at a formal ceremony on Wednesday, Dec. 3, inside the new courthouse.
posted 12.10.2008Sixth local fire in 12 weeks
The building, owned by Linda and Chuck Leasure, caught fire about 10:35 a.m. and the Middlesex emergency dispatcher broadcast the call for firefighters to respond to Al’s Auto Body, which is in the front part of the building.
posted 12.04.2008Urbanna Christmas Parade set for Friday
The Urbanna Christmas Parade and other holiday activities will be held this Friday, Dec. 5, in downtown Urbanna. About 70 units will be in the 7 p.m. parade. All parade participants are asked to be at the parade lineup in the old Urbanna Lumber parking lot at 6 p.m.
posted 12.04.2008Cost of foster children concerns supervisors
Board chairman Kenneth W. Williams said there are more foster children in Middlesex County than York County. “York County has a population of 35,000 and we have a population of 10,000,” he said.