Down Memory Lane for March 7

June 8, 1972

Col. E. A. McNear was given back $4,000 for his zoning office – to allow him to stay open an extra day a week, to keep up with development pressures – when the Rappahannock Board of Supervisors met last Thursday to adopt the budget and set the tax rate.

Restoration of the funds did not affect the tax rate, however, since chairman Newbill Miller and the other members of the board agreed with McNear that the increased fees and increased value to the county’s assessed valuation would more than “offset” the additional sum allotted this office.

Thus, the tax rate was set at $4.10.  

William Francis Moffett III of Washington, was awarded the Bachelor of Science degree by the School of Business Administration of the University of Richmond in graduation ceremonies Monday in Richmond.

The son of Mr. and Mrs. William Moffett Jr. of Washington, Moffett is a dean’s list student who majored in finance.

Rappahannock Recreation League is selling sponsor tickets to aid in defraying the expenses of the equipment for the players. [In a photo, Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Nethers are shown purchasing a ticket from Greg Wayland.] The Rappahannock Jaycees sponsor the teams and work with the boys. The sponsor tickets entitle the holder to a great feeling of satisfaction in knowing that a worthwhile project is being supported and the interests of a large group of children are being channeled in a good direction.

May 28, 1981

The recycling truck is back in Amissville for the collection of paper. The trailer is on the Amissville Fire Department grounds and the use of it is a urgently requested. Anyone is privileged to use it. The trailer must be filled within a two- or three-month period for the service to continue.

Taxpayers will have a chance to express their support or opposition to the county’s proposed $3,158,801 budget for 1981-82 at the supervisors’ public hearing, next Monday morning, June 1, at 10 a.m. in the courthouse.

According to chairman E.P. Luke, the supervisors wanted pay raises for teachers and other school employees held to 10 percent to correspond with salary hikes for the rest of the county’s employees. An examination of the proposed budget shows, however, that many county workers will be getting in excess of 12.4 percent in the coming fiscal year.

April 23, 1992

The ARB’s participation in the town’s lighting committee, an ad hoc group created by the town council to explore the options available to replace the town’s streetlights, has been put in doubt following an unusual request by a town council member.

That is, the ARB has apparently been asked to resign en masse from the lighting committee by council member Mark Bailey.

Some background: Potomac Edison, which serves Washington, has said it needs to replace the existing lights, and the town council has the opportunity to influence the type of replacements that the utility will install.