Unedited video of the Washington Town Council's regular monthly public meeting 7 p.m. Monday, March 13, 2017 at town hall.
Asserting “we need to act now,” County Supervisor Chris Parrish on Monday successfully pushed through a motion to create a new position of “zoning administrator/deputy county administrator.”
People renting out their homes through websites such as Airbnb could be forced to pay a registration fee to their local government under a bill that passed both chambers of the General Assembly.
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.
The Town of Washington’s Planning Commission this week released a rough draft of a reconstructed comprehensive plan, setting forth what the historic county seat should look like in next 20 to 50 years.
Unfortunately, we are now witnessing a surprising and disheartening lack of trust by a vocal minority in our community and between some elected and appointed officials in our local government.
The county treasurer is accusing her own county government of mismanagement, including failure to follow proper expense and payroll procedures and lack of oversight of budgeting and spending by senior county officials.
Treasurer Debbie Knick has held an initial meeting with the first of several private collection agencies, one of which could soon be helping the county recover some of the $1.2 million-plus it is owed.
Monday night’s session of the The Washington Town Council was a genial affair compared to last week’s emotive RCBS meeting. Nonetheless, resolutions were passed and some issues were tabled for discussion, that might get interesting.
In a monthly meeting Monday afternoon during which emotions ran high — mostly on the board’s side of the head table — Rappahannock County’s supervisors passed three resolutions related to litigation and other legal matters.
Will King dropped by the Rappahannock News this past week to explain why he wants to be the next delegate representing Virginia’s House District 18.
The Rappahannock News is pleased to continue the Rappahannock Record, video recordings of county government meetings.
Over the last 20 years, Rappahannock County has failed to collect nearly $1.3 million in billed real estate taxes. Since 2014, the amount still owed totals $763,000.
Two unrelated lawsuits were filed against the county, one targeting the current and former revenue commissioners over land use, the other follows up the petitioner's previous suit against the zoning board.
It was a transformational experience in so many ways, but one overriding take away was the feeling of being body to body with a throng of a half-million people in a public demonstration and feel totally safe.
For various reasons, though in strong solidarity with the marchers, I sat this one out. The over-reaching purpose of this historic event was to express a determination to demand human rights for everyone.