Maria Everett, executive director of the Virginia FOIA Advisory Council, led a two-hour forum about the law last Wednesday at the County courthouse including 50 members of the public and several county officials.
Local realtor of was found not guilty of assault Tuesday in County District Court. Judge Ashwell, ruled that inconsistencies in witness testimony created enough reasonable doubt as to the actual circumstances surrounding the charge.
The Rapp BZA approved two tourist homes at its regular April 26 meeting held in the county courthouse. The board also tabled an application for a non-conforming family apartment, after advising the applicant on various ways to proceed.
The Rappahannock County Planning Commission, in its regular meeting April 20, voted to recommend that two applications for tourist homes in the county move to the Board of Zoning Appeals for further consideration
Once again Judge Alfred D. Swersky denied Marian Bragg’s petition to the Circuit Court to declare that certain actions taken by the Board of Supervisors violated Virginia’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
The Board of Supervisors held a budget workshop on April 13 to approve a preliminary fiscal year 2018 budget. The board will present the budget for discussion and amendment in future public meetings.
The big question that came out of last week’s regular and two continued Board of Supervisors’ meetings was not “Did we get anything done?” But “Did we violate Virginia’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)?”
Kenneth Eugene Bennett was present on April 6, courtesy of the Rappahannock Shenandoah Warren Regional Jail. Shortly after his no-show on March 13, he was arrested and incarcerated.
The event, sponsored by the Foothills Forum, was organized to discuss issues raised in a two-part Rappahannock News/Foothills Forum Special Report, titled “The Land, a Plan, A FUTURE.” Written by Rieland.
On March 15, Judge Alfred D. Swersky issued an opinion letter dismissing a petition for a declaratory judgment and enforcement of Virginia’s Freedom of Information Act by the county’s board of supervisors.
A surprising week in court: a no-show defendant in a jury trial; a young man convicted of reckless driving leaves in tears; and the wife of a county supervisor is accused of assault.
The county’s Board of Supervisors addressed a restive crowd of more than 80 Rappahannock residents at a town hall-style forum Monday night. For 90 minutes, they responded to questions from attendees and some who shouted.
According to a written witness statement, Jenkins, 53, of Sperryville, was observed on January 24, 2017, in the parking lot of the Union Bank & Trust in Washington striking parked cars with a skillet.
Bryan Daniel Graves, 29, of Rixeyville was sentenced on charges of driving while intoxicated and causing maiming and a second-time DWI offense; and a 19-year-old Amissville resident denied bond for breaking and entering offense.
A local attorney who has practiced law in the County for 14 years is the newly appointed judge to the Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court for Rappahannock, Fauquier, and Loudoun counties.
The Rappahannock County Board of Zoning Appeals approved an application for a special use permit to allow Charlotte Taylor to operate her residence on On the Edge Lane in Washington as a tourist home.