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 04.08.2009DEQ 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 04.08.2009Decision on Asian oysters is expected this week
A 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 04.07.2009Urbanna Inn gets approval and a new name
Following a public hearing on Monday, the Urbanna Town Council approved a Special Use Permit (SUP) for Chesapeake Development Group LLC to reopen the former Urbanna Inn as a mixed use property, which will be collectively known as "Chesapeake Commons."