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Businesses of Rappahannock and the Rappahannock News is co-hosting the 2021 Rappahannock County Candidate Forum this afternoon (Saturday, Oct. 16).
I am writing in support of David Konick for Stonewall-Hawthorne District. Konick is very knowledgeable of Rappahannock County Zoning ordinances. He has experience by serving on the Zoning Appeals Board and the Planning Commission.
The residents of the Stonewall-Hawthorn District have a clear voice when it comes to electing a successor to Supervisor Chris Parrish. On one hand, one candidate has a documented history of ugly public exposition, and representing clients in litigation costing tax dollars. On the other, there is a candidate who has not used bully tactics nor personal attacks to express his values.
I am voting for Christine Smith to continue to represent Piedmont District on the Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors and I encourage you to do the same. Our county has a multitude of crucial and sensitive projects going on right now, and Smith is a voice of leadership and common sense on every one of them.
Chair of the Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors Debbie Donehey signed a letter sent to the head of the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) last week requesting the agency reconsider reducing the speed limit on a U.S. Route 211 corridor in Sperryville near an entrance to Shenandoah National Park that’s been home to more than two dozen crashes in recent years.
The Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors and Broadband Authority have taken monumental steps in ensuring universal broadband coverage for the county, but some public officials and members of the community remain skeptical of the initiative.
Thanks to Richard Brady for his sensible response to the skewed article in the paper (“County real estate taxes are inequitable and comparatively high, yet vital to preserving Rappahannock’s identity,” Sept. 9). The fact is that even though we have the highest composite index and we have no chain or box stores for extra revenue our tax rate is about the same as all our neighbors except Fauquier