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County schools face possible job cuts
In response to a 5% budget cut, Middlesex School Superintendent Rusty Fairheart has recommended the elimination of three non-core teaching positions, two support positions, and a central office administrator and support person. The 5% equates to $352,000 in school operating funds that must be cut from the proposed upcoming 2009-10 (FY10) budget.
posted 04.08.2009

Urbanna proposes 2-cent tax increase
Proposed is a real estate tax increase of 2 cents, which would raise the rate to 22 cents per $100 of value; and raising the town meals tax and the lodging tax to 5 percent, from its current 4 percent rate.

posted 04.08.2009

DEQ staff: no changes needed in sewage permit
Most of the comments made by citizens or officials were answered with: “DEQ staff recommends that no change to the proposed permit is necessary in response to these comments.”
The application is for “re-issuance” of a permit issued in December 2003 that expired on December 10, 2008.

posted 04.08.2009

Decision on Asian oysters is expected this week
imageA final decision is expected to come this week as Col. Konysios Anninos, who heads the Corps' Norfolk District, is waiting on a recommendation from Virginia Secretary of Natural Resources, Preston Bryant. Virginia officials have been supportive of a controlled study of the oysters in state waters.

posted 04.07.2009

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