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When PNK members attend a New Kent County Board of Supervisors meeting, they may takes notes on what happened; we will publish them here within days after the meeting, much sooner than the publication of the meeting’s official minutes.
Summary: Members of the BoS to be included in county health insurance plan; Borrowing for new school delayed; BoS adopts resolution in opposition to “biosolids” application in NKC; Next’s year’s taxes and fees presented; no citizens testified; Meeting Notes: All NKC Supervisors were present in person. The meeting was live-streamed via Facebook, with up to 40 people watching at any given time. There were no citizens’ comments, and the VDOT Residency Administrator’s report was provided to the BoS in written form. Board Member Health Insurance Continue reading →
Summary: Decision on borrowing $38 million for new school tables Brokerage commission on lease for new post office approved Report on county preparedness for pandemic Electronic Meetings allowed Meeting Notes: All NKC Supervisors were present in person. At 9 am on Wednesday, March 25, 2020, the NKC Board of Supervisors held their regularly scheduled work session. To facilitate transparency and citizen access, the session was live-streamed on Facebook; the stream was generated from a handheld camera from the from row of the gallery in the Continue reading →
Summary: Arts Alive is thriving; summer camp scholarships are available; NKC budget of $76 million proposed; Five “Firehouse Chats” proposed to present budget to the public; Borrowing for new school discussed; Public hearing of proposed tax rates cancelled; Meeting Notes: All NKC Supervisors were present. Citizen’s Comments A concerned citizen from Sandston made an appeal to the Board regarding a high pressure natural gas pipeline that will be crossing the county on its way to Charles City. She’s concerned about her 45 acres in New Continue reading →
Summary: NKC natives and officials recognized; Racial intolerance decried; Equivalence of Broadband and water/sewer infrastructure claimed; VDOT Speed Studies explained; Meeting Notes: All NKC Supervisors were present. Recognition: The meeting began with recognition (posthumously) of Jesse Alfred Meekins, a longtime New Kent resident and a command sergeant major in the United States Army, who was the first African-American appointed to guard the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery, and special recognition of retiring officials: W.R. Davis, District 5 Supervisor for 20 years Continue reading →
Summary: Patricia Paige elected chair; Thomas Evelyn elected vice-chair; racism in NKC denounced; Mr. Samuel Wilson Crump recognized as the first African American member of the New Kent County Board of Supervisors; Local coffee roaster Bugle Call Coffee featured; NKC supports increase in “hotel tax.” Meeting Notes: At the BoS meeting on January 13th, 2020, John Lockwood sat in the District 5 Supervisor’s chair for the first time. As the first meeting of the new term, the meeting started with organizational matters; Mr Evelyn nominated Continue reading →