Politics/Government

BOS to weigh reprimand of BZA member David Konick

Weeks after Rappahannock Circuit Court Judge Jeffrey W. Parker expressed his “concerns” about the personal behavior of Board of Zoning Appeals member David L. Konick, three county supervisors have directed Rappahannock County Attorney Art Goff to draft a letter of rebuke of Konick that if approved would be forwarded to the judge. […]

Politics/Government

Council reroutes stub street to planners

The Washington Town Council met at town hall Monday night for nearly two hours, discussing at length an uncontested application by adjacent property owners at the north end of Gay Street asking that the invisible stub of that street be abandoned by the town. The council made no decision, other than to refer the matter to the planning commission. […]

Politics/Government

BOS denies additional legal help with suit

In a three-to-two vote at its July 2 meeting, the Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors rejected authorizing additional funds for legal help for County Attorney Art Goff. But the board subsequently voted to allow Goff to “feel out” what settling one of several lawsuits against the county would entail. […]

Land Use/Zoning

Confusing Airbnb permit process marks zoning meeting

The next day the Greenwells withdrew their application. In a letter to Zoning Administrator Michelle Somers, they said, “It was made clear to us last night that there are personal feelings involved in [our application] from some of the members…” […]

Politics/Government

Anger, accusations surround county planning appointments

Members of the public who attended Monday’s Supervisors’ meeting witnessed early holiday fireworks in the form of personal attacks and accusations of cronyism. The fiery display came as the BOS took up nominations to fill two Planning Commission vacancies — one in Jackson Supervisor Ron Frazier’s district and one in the Piedmont district represented by Christine Smith. […]

Land Use/Zoning

‘Welcome to Sperryville’ creator petitions BOS for additional murals in county

Such welcome murals in Rappahannock will foster the already strong arts community while highlighting our rural character and historical charm to delighted visitors. They would quickly become identifiable landmarks and physical manifestations that our county is indeed welcoming. […]

Land Use/Zoning

Appalachian dulcimers museum, music venue proposed for Estes Mill in Sperryville

Blyth returned in April with a 50-page tabbed document, yet he was still turned down. The third time, however, apparently was the charm. At the June meeting, Blyth said that he had taken the previous comments to heart and had found an alternate location, this time on an 84-acre parcel on Shurgen Lane in Amissville. […]

Politics/Government

Rapp Electric says assertions surrounding transparency, fairness are baseless

Now, in response to the REC’s letter, Heald and Murphy tell the Rappahannock News: “As you can imagine, we were disappointed to see that [REC] responded so negatively to our recent attempt to bring some modest transparency and democracy reforms to our electric cooperative. […]