School budget session tonight
The Middlesex County Board of Supervisors and county school board will hold a joint budget meeting tonight, Thursday, March 18, at 7 p.m. at the historic courthouse in Saluda. The school board has proposed a $14.2 million 2010-11 (FY11) school budget.
posted 03.18.2010Urbanna drops police services agreement
For the first time in 11 years, the Urbanna Town Council has not agreed to pay for extra police patrols in town. On Monday, a unanimous council voted to notify Middlesex County and Sheriff Guy Abbott that it will not be renewing the police services agreement between the town and county.
posted 03.17.2010Tax hike appears likely
Middlesex County Administrator Charles Culley reported at a board of supervisors meeting Tuesday night it could take as much as an 8 to 10 cent real estate tax hike in the upcoming 2010-11 (FY11) fiscal year just to “level fund” the county budget and build cash flow.
posted 03.17.2010Recycle those plastic bags
Those flimsy plastic grocery and shopping bags can come back to life as sturdy outdoor lumber, said Tracy Hofmeyer, recycling coordinator for the Virginia Peninsulas Public Service Authority (VPPSA). But only if people recycle those thin plastic bags.