Landfill leaks may cost the county more
A recent landfill consent order filed by the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and agreed to by Middlesex County involved payment of a $23,000 corrective action permit fee by the county. There are contamination problems at the landfill, but Middlesex is working with DEQ to remedy the situation, indicated Williams. The solution, however, may get expensive.
posted 03.02.2011Firemen seek funds for losses
The Middlesex County Board of Supervisors tabled action on a request for $13,684 from the Upper Middlesex Volunteer Fire Department (UMVFD) of Water View to cover the cost of damages to fire-fighting equipment sustained in a forest fire at Jamaica on Saturday, February 19.
posted 03.02.2011Bay Aging responds to recent state reports
In a recent review of Bay Aging operations, a state agency found over-charges to a taxpayer funded program intended to help low-income families, the elderly and disabled. Bay Aging also was faulted for allowing related senior executives—the president, his wife and son—to co-sign checks.
posted 03.02.2011‘Public access-way’ issue heats up
Even when English is well written it can be interpreted differently — when it’s vague and is the law, things can get tangled to the point of a lawsuit being threatened. Consider one sentence in the Urbanna Zoning Ordinance: “A public access-way to the water shall be provided for each 100 feet of water frontage the project occupies.”