Middlesex officials seek reasons for revenue shortfall
Middlesex County Administrator Charles Culley reported this week that in figuring the 2008-09 (FY09) budget two years ago he made about a $400,000 mistake by including non-taxable property values in with taxable values when figuring anticipated budget revenues.
posted 04.21.2010Mansfield touts land application of wastewater
Disposing of treated wastewater on land instead of in Urbanna Creek could be cheaper and better for the environment, said Pete Mansfield of the Middlesex County Board of Supervisors. Mansfield addressed the Urbanna Town Council Monday and showed them a plan for “land application” of treated wastewater.
posted 04.21.2010Superintendent gives insight into school budget
"I feel it would be beneficial to share and clarify some information about our school board’s adopted budget and the potential impact local funding may have on school operations." by Rusty Fairheart, Middlesex School Superintendent
posted 04.21.2010Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab Population Booms
The latest survey estimates the population has risen to 658 million crabs, a 60 percent increase from last year and the highest seen since 1997. The population estimate is the result of the 2009-2010 bay-wide winter dredge survey conducted annually by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS).