HOUSE BILL 2165
Several interested citizens have contacted me regarding
this bill sponsored by Delegate Dave LaRock at the
request of Frederick County. I offer the following:
The legislation is proposed for two reasons.
First, a number of the organizations with previously
granted exemptions either no longer exist (such as
Robert E. Rose Memorial Foundation, Inc. and Shalom Et
Benedictus, Inc.) and/or no longer own property in
Frederick County (such as Special Love, Inc. and Wayside
Museum of American History and Arts) and, therefore, the
legislation would offer the opportunity for housekeeping
to clean up existing records. Second, the
legislation would not result in any automatic revocation
of tax exemptions, but would instead permit review by
the Board of Supervisors for the appropriateness of
continued exempt status. Some of these exemptions
were approved as far back as 1990 and, therefore, it may
be appropriate to revisit whether circumstances that
justified an exemption 25 years ago remain today.
SHENANDOAH VALLEY ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE WARNS
OF GREEN DOT PAYMENT SCAM
In this case, the scammer called the member stating that
they were an employee of the Cooperative, and that the
member needed to pay the delinquent amount owed on their
SVEC account immediately by purchasing a Green Dot Visa
“First and foremost, we want our members to know
that no representative of the Cooperative will ever
mention a specific credit card or payment method, and
our employees will only communicate about potential
termination of electric service with members through a
mailed notification, not through a phone call asking the
member to pay for their service by credit card or other
means,” SVEC President & CEO Myron Rummel said.
suggested that if members have any questions about their
account, they can call their local office for more
FARM FAMILIES will
always need FARMLAND!
Virginia we lose over 100,000 acres of farmland
annually, and another 17,000 acres of forestland. This tidbit of information caught my attention when I
attended a very enlightening presentation on June 18 at
the Farm Credit building on Valley Ave. A Land
Conservation Education event was hosted by the Frederick
and Shenandoah Conservation Easement Authorities,
featuring speakers from the
Conservation Partners, LLC. The focus of the event
was to raise awareness of the options available for
protecting land for future generations.
If you would
like to find our more about preserving your farm or land
and its associated benefits there are several agencies
that can help provide the answers to your questions.
Although we do not endorse any one agency or company a
good place to start your quest for information is on the
website of the company listed above. Click on the name
to be taken to their website.
If every household in the Northern Shenandoah Valley
spent just $10 a week on local foods, the area's economy
would benefit by more than $171 million per year. That was the finding of a recent study by the
Virginia Cooperative Extension.