into the summer months the number of items that are
being discussed, debated and deliberated seem to
diminish, so the BOS agendas seem to get shorter. No
worry as there are still lots of issues that come up to
be addressed at the committee level and boards to which
we act as liaisons. There are also inquiries, concerns
expressed by the citizens that also need attention and
resolution. That is your hint to let me/us know if there
is any way we can be of service to you. My phone number
and email link are at the bottom of this page. Also you
can visit my Facebook page (click the icon to the right)
and/or contact me via Messenger.
some information that you would like to see on this
website? I am looking for suggestions of information
that would be helpful to you or others. Please let me
Let me take
the opportunity here to reproduce some information
presented Monday evening at the Government Services
Learning Project presentation by one of the teams. It is
an informational brochure entitled ALERT Frederick
County. What is Alert Frederick County? It is an alert
program that sends early notifications via text message
or phone call in case of unforecasted severe weather,
chemical spills, missing persons or terrorist attacks.
How to Sign Up:
the Frederick County website, www.fcva.us/alert
out necessary information
box "I agree" to agree to the Terms and Conditions
of Hyper Reach
Preview and review information you have provided.
You are now
added to the AlertFrederickCounty Notifications System.
Tax Exempt status of
remains on our legislative agenda, which can be seen
We are requesting this legislation 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.
proposal was not reported out of committee and hence is
essentially defeated this session
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.
Something on your mind?
If there is anything you are concerned about or you just
want to let me know of something taking place in your community that I should be
aware of, please let me know. I can be reached via
email or by phone at 540 247
We are proud members of the Farm Bureau.
Agriculture and forestry
are Virginia’s first and largest industry, but Virginia’s farms and
your food could become threatened if we don’t all take steps to
preserve them. Find out how you can become a member of Virginia Farm
Bureau to put your support behind the farms that produce your
The County Finance Department has posted
Financial forms that give some very good detail on our
fiscal standing and other interesting news. You can find