‘Hotel into condos’ application withdrawn
An application to convert the Liberty at Compass Quay hotel in Urbanna into condominiums was withdrawn by the developers on November 18, hours before the Urbanna Planning Commission was to meet and make its recommendation on the project’s Special Use Permit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.
posted 11.23.2010Board not ready to commit to treatment plant
The Middlesex County Board of Supervisors is not ready to consider building a sewage treatment plant to serve the middle portion of the county, but wants to keep the communication lines open on the matter with the Hampton Roads Sanitation District (HRSD).
posted 11.23.2010Reassessment work begins
Middlesex County Supervisors have voted to hire Wampler-Eanes Appraisal Group of Daleville, which is near Roanoke, to conduct the 2012 general reassessment of county real estate. Middlesex and Essex counties are conducting their reassessments together in a regional effort to save on costs.
posted 11.23.2010Public access law jeopardizes new condo proposal
The town code requires that 20% of the area be available for public open space, and access to the water be provided to “the general public” at points along each 100 feet of waterfront. Hanky said his revised plan exceeds the 20% public open space requirement. However…
posted 11.18.2010Emergency services concerns discussed
More younger volunteers and more funding are needed to maintain quality rescue and fire protection in Middlesex County. That seemed to be the conclusion reached at a public meeting on local emergency services held Monday night at the historic courthouse in Saluda.