Urbanna to keep current animal ordinance
After months of debate on dog issues, the Urbanna Town Council appears to have dropped the idea of a new animal ordinance. During the March 15 council meeting, town attorney Andy Bury told council the Middlesex County Animal Control Officer can enforce the county animal code in town, but not a town ordinance.
posted 03.24.2010School officials, supervisors discuss budget concerns
“This will be the most difficult year in the history of the county trying to balance our budget,” said Middlesex County Board of Supervisors chairman Jack Miller on March 18. “It’s going to be tough for everyone—taxpayers, the county and the state.”
posted 03.24.2010Board decides against debt restructuring
The Middlesex County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday not to restructure $2 million in county debt. The restructuring would have saved 3 cents on the real estate tax rate for the next two years. However, restructuring the $2 million also would have added $527,917 in interest to the life of the debt.
posted 03.24.2010Middlesex GOP re-elects Davis
The Middlesex County Republican Committee held its 2010 mass meeting at Cooks Corners on March 17 and selected 29 delegates to Virginia’s First Congressional District Convention. The meeting also unanimously re-elected Lee Davis of Hartfield as the committee’s chairman for another two-year term.
posted 03.24.2010Route 3 crash involves five cars, 10 people
Five cars were involved in two head-on crashes in chain-reaction accidents on Route 3 at Topping, just south of the Robert O. Norris Jr. Bridge, said Virginia State Trooper T. E. Hudson.
posted 03.22.2010Middlesex okays new road setback requirements
Setbacks on small roads do not need to be as large as on big roads. That sums up a county zoning ordinance change approved Tuesday by the Middlesex Board of Supervisors.