Land Use/Zoning

BZA approves tourist home — or is it an Airbnb?

The application was approved as submitted, with conditions placed by the Planning Commission at its earlier February meeting limiting the number of guests and vehicles and requiring certain safety devices be installed in the property. Three BZA members voted in favor of the application. […]

Politics/Government

Confusion, anger reign in ‘Kafka County’

Sometime around the Republicans’ annual Reagan Dinner scheduled for March 24th at Quievremont Winery in Gid Brown Hollow, the state health department was alerted to a possible permit violation. Someone had charged that the Republicans did not have a permit for their dinner or an onsite food inspector. […]

Politics/Government

Emergency tower, schools’ crisis plan on public safety agenda

The likely location for the tower, which will also be discussed at Monday’s Board of Supervisors’ meeting, would be a site that AT&T had been interested in several years ago. Other items on the agenda include updating the RCPS’ Crisis Management Plan, including a related planned “drill.” […]

Politics/Government

BOS fireworks: Supervisor labels colleagues ‘cowardly’ for voting against Junk

The Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors monthly meeting this week was marked by raised voices, contentious debate, and split votes on important issues facing the county. Each time, Jackson supervisor Ron Frazier and newly elected Piedmont supervisor Christine Smith formed a bloc. […]

Politics/Government

Pocket guide to Rappahannock County government

While there are hundreds of pages of Rappahannock County and Commonwealth of Virginia regulations and codes that public officials must — but sometimes don’t — abide by, the most pertinent procedural rules as they affect the function of the Rappahannock County government have been compiled here by the Rappahannock News. […]

Food and Drink

Inn at Little Washington to celebrate town ‘relationships’ during 40th anniversary fête

“Patrick [O’Connell, the Inn’s proprietor, chef and a member of the town council] very much wants to celebrate the relationships of the 40 years, particularly the relationships in the town, the county and Virginia,” Moore continued. “We would like to work with the town to promote this.” […]

Politics/Government

Supervisors approve fire and rescue agreement; Konick nomination to Planning Commission hits a snag

The fire/EMS agreement signed by all seven fire and rescue companies in the county, states that it is “intended to further enhance the partnership that exists between the County, the Association, and the individual Volunteer Fire and Rescue Companies…” […]

Politics/Government

Despite single protest, Konick nominated to become BZA’s rep to Planning Commission

at this past week’s meeting, Konick was nominated to take Bird’s place among the planners.

Bird indicated he was open to rotating off the Planning Commission, but during the BZA vote to send Konick’s nomination to the Board of Supervisors for approval, Bird voted no. […]