Prince Edward Citizen Urges Others to Attend Hearings

   Written by on March 27, 2014 at 10:32 am

In the February 11th Prince Edward County Board of Supervisors’ Meeting, the board voted to loan the YMCA $150,000.00 interest free, taxpayer funded loan. I ask the Board to repeal this action as a taxpayer and a citizen of Prince Edward County.

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Also there are two public hearings set for April 4th 2014 7:30 p.m., 3rd floor, in the BOS Board Room.

The issues are:

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING PROPOSED ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING THE PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY FIRE & RESCUE DISTRICT AND DISTRICT LEVY;

And

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING PROPOSED STORMWATER MANAGEMENT ORDINANCE

These issues have the serious potential of economically hurting already strained citizens of this county. I hope my fellow citizens come out, ask questions, become informed, speak up and speak out. How much more should we pay and what have you done with our monies that we have already paid for these services?

This is in no way is intended to put down our Emergency Services, but it shows the poor prioritizing of our governing officials, the $150,000.00 could have went here, instead of adding another financial burden of Prince Edward County taxpayers.

Bemeche T. Hicks, Rice, Va.

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Randolph-Henry High School has started offering a senior trip to Florida. The problem is that they only offer it to the first 48 students that have their $100 deposit. Once the “slots” were full, the students were placed on a waiting list. How to you offer a senior class trip to 48 out of 160 students? The trip should be open to all students as long as their deposits are in. How can it even be called a senior trip? I wrote to the school board, asked the same questions, and suggested that perhaps they reopen the trip to everyone in the senior class that wants to go. I never got a reply. When I told a Board member last year that it was limited to a certain number of students, I was told I was wrong. Hello? Students don’t go on a waiting list if everyone can go! Open it up Randolph-Henry! Make it a REAL Senior Trip!

Heather Noe, Keysville

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Charlotte County Meals on Wheels (CCMOW) would like to thank all the people who help to keep the program running through their financial support and their volunteer time.

By the end of 2013, CCMOW had delivered a total of 73,000 (meals) to the elderly and disabled since beginning in January 2005. None of this would be possible without the drivers who volunteer their time and auto expense. Each year, the volunteers log about 49,000 miles in order to deliver three hot meals and two frozen meals each week to approximately 50 clients on seven different routes, and they do it with a smile and friendly greeting. The volunteer Board of Directors provides the guidance and help with fundraisers. This year, the annual Winter Gala is not being held, so a stew made by James Tuck and members of New Hope United Methodist Church on March 15 helped to supply much needed funds. Thanks to all who supported this fundraiser with their purchases and time.

Donations and volunteers are always needed and appreciated if we are to continue being “Neighbors Feeding Neighbors”. Please call the Meals on Wheels office at 434-736-8441 if you are able to help in any way.

Sincerely, Claire Ross, CCMOW Coordinator

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A big thank you to Sara Critzer for organizing the Keysville clean up event.  Thank you to all the volunteers who came out Saturday morning to pick up the litter in and around the business district. It was a pleasure to drive through town Sunday afternoon and not see all the debris on the roads and sidewalks. Now the challenge for all of us is to keep Keysville clean. If you are taking a walk and pass by an empty can, etc. pick it up and throw it out in the receptacles around town. All communities face economic and social issues more important than litter patrol. Think about it’s your hometown also.

Sincerely, Diane M. Schrier

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