County schools face possible job cuts
In response to a 5% budget cut, Middlesex School Superintendent Rusty Fairheart has recommended the elimination of three non-core teaching positions, two support positions, and a central office administrator and support person. The 5% equates to $352,000 in school operating funds that must be cut from the proposed upcoming 2009-10 (FY10) budget.
posted 04.08.2009Urbanna proposes 2-cent tax increase
Proposed is a real estate tax increase of 2 cents, which would raise the rate to 22 cents per $100 of value; and raising the town meals tax and the lodging tax to 5 percent, from its current 4 percent rate.
posted 04.08.2009DEQ staff: no changes needed in sewage permit
Most of the comments made by citizens or officials were answered with: “DEQ staff recommends that no change to the proposed permit is necessary in response to these comments.”
The application is for “re-issuance” of a permit issued in December 2003 that expired on December 10, 2008.
posted 04.08.2009Decision on Asian oysters is expected this week
A final decision is expected to come this week as Col. Konysios Anninos, who heads the Corps' Norfolk District, is waiting on a recommendation from Virginia Secretary of Natural Resources, Preston Bryant. Virginia officials have been supportive of a controlled study of the oysters in state waters.