Supervisors seek extension of public comment period on proposal to drain Healy’s Mill Pond
The Middlesex County Board of Supervisors has asked the Army Corps of Engineers to extend the public comment period on an application by Gene Ruark of Deltaville to establish a “compensatory wetland and stream bank” at Healy’s Mill Pond off Stormont Road near Hartfield.
posted 10.28.2010New Name for Humane Society animal shelter
Since 1987, Middlesex County has been served by the Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society (GMHS). In August, the humane society named its new building the Gloucester-Mathews-Middlesex Animal Shelter to reflect the three county area it serves, which is evident in their new sign.
posted 10.28.2010County meals tax on Middlesex ballot Tuesday
On Tuesday, November 2, Middlesex voters will decide if the county should have a 4% meals tax. Counties may only enact a meals tax if approved by voters in a binding referendum. The exact wording of the referendum on this Tuesday’s ballot reads: “Should the Board of Supervisors levy a Food and Beverage Tax within Middlesex County, Virginia?”
posted 10.28.2010NAACP seeks closed meetings with supervisors
Mark Lomax, president of the Middlesex County Chapter of the NAACP, has requested a private meeting with two members of the county board of supervisors. At press time, it was unclear what legal issues might be involved when such “non-quorum” private meetings, as suggested by Lomax, are held to intentionally circumvent the intent of FOIA open meeting laws.