- The County has received an unsolicited proposal to
build a new county office building in the county by a
local firm. This propsal is being discussed by the
Public Works committee to decide what happens to the
proposal. Do you have any thoughts? Let me know. Please
keep in mind that there is some misinformation floating
around out there, so contact me if you need any
clarification of the facts.
Work to begin on the Southern Frederick Area
Plan. If you have an interest in serving on one
of the committees that will analyze potential land uses
and how the area should be developed in the coming
decades, call County Administrator John Riley and let
him know you would like to serve. He can be reached at
540 665 5600.
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.