Farm Bureau president warns of bay mandates
"I have no doubt that change is coming in our environmental regulations regarding the Chesapeake Bay. And Virginia farmers are ready and willing to do our fair part to clean up the bay," Pryor said. "But this must be positive change that helps farmers, not mandatory regulations…"
posted 11.30.2010The economic argument for cleaning up the bay
Congress has recognized that the Chesapeake Bay is a “national treasure and resource of worldwide significance. Respected economists have valued the Bay at over one trillion dollars related to fishing, tourism, property values, and shipping activities. Hence, the protection and restoration of the Chesapeake is essential for a healthy and vibrant regional economy.
posted 11.30.2010‘Hotel into condos’ application withdrawn
An application to convert the Liberty at Compass Quay hotel in Urbanna into condominiums was withdrawn by the developers on November 18, hours before the Urbanna Planning Commission was to meet and make its recommendation on the project’s Special Use Permit (SUP) application.
posted 11.23.2010Fairness of land use taxation questioned
Concerns over land use taxation were brought to the attention of the Middlesex County Board of Supervisors at the board’s November 16 meeting. Muller told supervisors that waterfront landowners are carrying too much of the real estate tax burden in Middlesex.