Council votes 4-2 for 10% tax hike
Urbanna’s real estate tax rate will go up 2 cents to 22 cents per $100 of value in the 2009-10 fiscal year, which begins July 1. Council looked for ways to avoid the 10% hike. For two hours at Friday’s finance committee special meeting, council debated whether a tax increase is justified, especially in a sagging economy.
posted 06.17.2009State record spadefish registered
Roland Eugene Murphy of Fredericksburg caught a new state record spadefish that weighed 14.92 pounds on June 13. Murphy’s spadefish is also a pending world record. He registered the citation fish at The Tackle Shop at J&W Seafood in Deltaville.
posted 06.17.2009Sergeant Epperly is home from Cuba
Epperly, who is in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserves, was activated and deployed with his unit to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in November of 2008. Epperly’s unit was attached to a Joint Task Force in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, while conducting maritime anti-terrorism force protection operations.
posted 06.16.2009Norris Bridge night lane closures set
Beginning next week motorists can expect lane closures during the overnight hours on the Norris Bridge. Crews have shifted to night hours due to the rising temperatures in the work area during the day.