The two parts of the Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors meeting on Monday could not have been more different. During the afternoon session, the courthouse was packed with citizens showing support for the county administrator in the wake of an incident involving “leaked” county emails a…
Eight Rappahannock County properties previously owned by delinquent taxpayers were sold at a public auction on Friday, Oct. 23, earning the county enough revenue to cover the decades-overdue taxes and the expenses of the auction to boot.
Missy Sutton: ‘As a descendant of William Jackson Rutherford, who was forced to leave his [Sperryville area] home when his 300 acres were condemned, I find comfort knowing the story of what happened’
At an unusual Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors work session Monday night, the public had another chance to comment on the latest iteration of the county’s comprehensive plan.
Coonce’s career eventually carried her to work for the credit reporting agency TransUnion, managing their Department of Defense and Intelligence program. I do more than sell credit reports and it’s really cool and really fun and that’s all I can say,” she said with a smile.
In an email to the Planning Commission on Friday, Chair David Konick informed his colleagues that “due to a failure to comply with FOIA notice requirements,” the special meeting scheduled for Monday, Oct. 19 “has to be cancelled.”
Wingate Appraisal Service is under contract to carry out this project. Wingate staff members are now compiling market data from different areas of the county, verifying existing information and collecting additional data, as needed.
Since the publication of an article in the Washington Post claiming that the “Farmers for Trump” campaign sign is “dividing” Rappahannock County, debates over the hay-bales have made their way into social media groups, letters to the editor of this newspaper, and even a Board of Zoning Appeals meeting.
A construction site contractor, as predicted two weeks ago by Washington Mayor Fred Catlin, appeared along the length of Leggett Lane this morning to map out the future location of a much-anticipated post office for the town and county seat, construction of which has been held up by several …
The iconic 18th century grist mill on the edge of Little Washington, which ground wheat and corn for a thriving frontier settlement that would eventually become Rappahannock County, is gearing up to breathe new life as “The Old Mill Inn.”
A behind-the-scenes showdown between County Administrator Garrey Curry and Planning Commission Chair David Konick headed off what could have been an illegal process to amend the comprehensive plan approved for Board of Supervisors’ consideration at the planners August 19 meeting.
Don Locke of Jackson district, for example, said, “The village maps don’t really tell you much.” He urged the planners to make the maps more specific.
Assuming the resolution passed, the plan now goes to the BOS for another public hearing, maybe as early as its September meeting.
The town of Washington has a vacancy on its planning commission, Mayor Fred Catlin announced at Monday night’s monthly town council meeting.
“No Comprehensive Plan is perfect, but this [current draft] is close to 99 percent." So remarked Phil Irwin during an interview about the newly completed draft of the county’s 2020 plan for the future.
After flirting with a proposed new building site near Atlantic Union Bank, the Rappahannock Food Pantry is all but set to re-establish its roots in the town of Washington.
“I’m going to miss the mountains,” says Flint Hill resident Jennifer Matthews, “because from our house, we just look right up into the Blue Ridge Skyline Drive.”
Bill Tieckelmann is a voracious learner and a renaissance man and Stephanie Ridder may be new to the BZA, but she is no stranger to public service.
The Rappahannock County BZA convened in recent days with two new members — Steph Ridder replacing David Konick, who was not re-appointed, and Bill Tieckelmann filling a seat left vacant by Jennifer Matthews.
The unprecedented impact on academics and students’ lives has been devastating enough. Now it’s revealed that in the space of only a few months COVID-19 has taken a huge financial toll on Rappahannock County Public Schools.
Stephanie Ridder and Howard “Bill” Tieckelmann are the newest additions to the Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA). On Thursday, July 9, the Rappahannock Circuit Court appointed Ridder and Tieckelmann to replace David Konnick and Jennifer Matthews, respectively.
“It seeks to improve pedestrian safety in Sperryville as well as calm traffic in the village,” explains Sperryville business owner and alliance member Kerry Sutten. “Supervisor Smith has suggested the board consider the resolution at its July 6th board meeting.”
Good news for residents of postal zip code 22747 and surrounding areas of Rappahannock who have patronized the Washington Post Office over the years.
Unedited video of the Planning Commission Work Session (continued meeting from June 17, 2020) - Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Unedited video of the Rappahannock County Planning Commission's 7:00 p.m. public meeting Wednesday June, 17, 2020 at the county courthouse.
Visitors passing through Rappahannock County often hear the call of nature, yet COVID-19 has made answering that urge extremely difficult, what with the many closed or partially closed businesses.
On Tuesday, replying to a request by the Rappahannock BOS, County Attorney Art Goff issued an opinion memorandum that clarified what constituted “essential business” for the county’s public bodies.
See below for the an unedited recording of the Zoom remote Planning Commission Regular Meeting. Audio starts at 00:11:35
Rappahannock County has grappled with the issue of affordable housing for years. It still is. As detailed in Part One of our “Home Sweet Home?” special report two weeks ago, 120 responses to an extensive community questionnaire clearly show housing challenges for residents and those who would like to live here.