Sewage plant hearing postponed
On Monday, July 20, the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) granted Middlesex County's request to postpone action on a permit for the proposed Saluda wastewater treatment plant. The State Water Control Board (SWCB) was scheduled to consider the permit application on Thursday, July 23.
posted 07.20.2009County wants more time to study land application
On Monday, July 20, Middlesex County formally asked the State Water Control Board to postpone a July 23 public hearing and decision on the proposed Saluda wastewater treatment plant. The county wants time to determine the feasibility of applying the treated wastewater to land instead of discharging into Urbanna Creek.
posted 07.20.2009Middlesex considers regional reassessments
Middlesex, along with several other area counties, is considering a regional real estate reassessment program, said county administrator Charles Culley at a county board of supervisors meeting on July 7. Culley said if a regional program is going to “fly,” each county will have to agree to start putting money into a regional reassessment program fund.
posted 07.15.2009Another hearing sought on proposed sewage plant
Roger Martin of Urbanna, an opponent of the proposed sewage treatment plant, has filed a written request with DEQ asking that the public hearing period be reopened for 60 days. DEQ staff replied negatively to Martin’s request via email. “The State Water Control Law requires the State Water Control Board to give the applicant a decision within 90 days of the close of the (public) comment period. The only way the Board can delay a decision is if the applicant agrees,” wrote Rick Weeks of the DEQ.