UPDATED: February 12, 2008 – Board of Supervisors meeting roundup

Nothing really interesting at this meeting and not a lot that The Free Lance–Star didn’t cover. And as usual, since I’m lazy, I’ve linked to The FL–S story.

Floyd Thomas was a little late getting to the meeting due to the Springfield Mixing Bowl Charlie Foxtrot.

CALL TO ORDER

INVOCATION

Invocation by Wayne Acors.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

AMENDMENTS TO THE AGENDA

Struck Consent Agenda Item C (Approval of Livestock Reimbursement Claim) and added Consent Agenda Item I: Declaration of Local Emergency.

OPENING BOARD COMMENTS

ADOPTION OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH RESOLUTION

Resolution adoption proposed by Sili/seconded by Popowicz: 5-0.

SPECIAL PRESENTATION TO MAXIE ROZELL FROM GEORGE WASHINGTON REGIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION

Maxie Rozell was presented with a resolution of recognition from the George Washington Regional Planning Commission for his tenure on the commission by Vice Chairman Jeff Sili.

PRESENTATIONS/REPORTS

  • VDOT Monthly Report

The usual bureaucratic junk (I really should get paid for this). Public hearing on VDOT’s 6-year plan will be March 18th.

  • Report on Development of Master Plan for Main County Recreation Park

Surveys will be sent out to citizens in the mail to determine what should be built at the county park.

  • Presentation of Proposed Floor Plan for County Use of Old Union Bankshares Building

Current projected price: $3,679,000, down from $3,700,000. Estimated completion time: 12 months.

Of course, I’m not sure why the county is spending $3,679,000 for office space for twenty full-time personnel when the Sheriff’s Office and Emergency Services have eighty-eight (88) full-time personnel which could have used a public safety building.

Sorry for beating a dead horse.

Or pumping a dry well.

Or trying to get blood from a stone.

APPOINTMENTS

  • Recreation Advisory Committee – Mattaponi District

Continued.

  • Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) – Reedy Church District

Someone (didn’t catch name). Rozell/Acors: 5-0.

  • Social Services Board – Mattaponi District

Someone (didn’t catch name). Sili/Popowicz: 5-0.

CONSENT AGENDA

  • A) Approval of Minutes
  • B) Approval of Warrants
  • C) Approval of Livestock Reimbursement Claim
  • D) Approval of Resolution Authorizing FRED Transit System to Submit Application for Demonstration Grant Funding
  • E) Approval of Payment Request #21 for Dawn Wastewater Project
  • F) Request for Adjustment to Water Bill Based on Special Circumstances
  • G) Approval of Supplemental School Appropriation
  • H) Adoption of Resolution Declaring March Red Cross Month in Caroline County
  • I) Declaration of Local Emergency

Popowicz proposed to adopt consent agenda as amended/seconded by Acors: 5-0.

7:30 P.M. PUBLIC COMMENTS

PUBLIC HEARINGS

UPDATE: Bah, I forgot something: Commonwealth’s Attorney Tony Spencer reiterated his need for full-time staffing (including a full-time secretary) at the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office. He pointed out that Caroline County was ranked as most in need of staffing by the State Compensation Board and had one of the lowest ratio of felony defendants to sentencing events (111th out of 120 jurisdictions) with only 28.39% of felony defendants being sentenced. That means the remainder of charged felons either had their charges nolle prossed, dismissed, or reduced to misdemeanors.

Proposed Adjustments to Water & Wastewater Rates

The Free Lance–Star: Regional briefs

From the Caroline County government: Public Input Requested On Utility Rate Adjustments

From the Caroline County government: Utility Rate Study Information

INFORMATIONAL/CALENDAR ITEMS

  • Proposed Dates for Budget Worksessions

Proposed work sessions for the budget: March 4th, March 6th, March 13th, and March 20th.

State of the County Address will be February 28th.

CLOSING BOARD COMMENTS

CLOSED MEETING

There was a closed meeting but I’m too lazy to type out the reasons for it. Sili/Acors: 5-0.

ADJOURNMENT

Next Board of Supervisors meeting: February 26th.

The School Board will have a budget work session on February 19th at 5:00 p.m. at the School Board office.

As always, if I forgot about something, leave a comment.

2 Comments

  1. TJ says:

    Let’s see.

    We have one BOS with a current DUI charge.

    One current and one former BOS who borrowed large sums of money from the county with no record of paying said money back over a very long period of time.

    One BOS who killed someone in a hunting accident and was never charged with anything.

    One BOS breaking rules of the RPV and who knows what else.

    One BOS breaking state election laws.

    One County Administrator ordering a county employee to open an Ebay account on their personal credit card, to auction sports items from Carolne’s Promise, with no accounting of the funds, on taxpayer time.

    A county Government with no Finance Director.

    And a CA asking them for more money to do his job.

    What’s the chance? odds similar to a snowball in hell.

  2. John Hudson says:

    Tom,
    You probably will really laugh when I tell you about the $60000000.00 IDA
    bond for the state fair. The BOS passed it on a resolution on Nov 27,2007.People in this county better get there collective heads out of the sand before it’s to late.

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