Culpeper Government News
The Prince William Board of County Supervisors adopted the budget and tax rate for the coming year on April 29. In adopting the budget the board agreed to a tax rate of $1.148 per $100 of assessed value. The new tax rate means that next year, the average real estate tax bill will be $3,788. That's a little more than the estimate for the current year: $3,601. The headline projects in the $990 million budget are two new libraries in Gainesville and Montclair. The libraries had been approved by voters in the 2006 bond referendum and architectural plans had been unveiled last year with an opening date in September 2015.
In less than one week, registered voters living within of the four towns within Prince William County are due to cast ballots for mayoral and council candidates. Election Day for local offices in Dumfries, Haymarket, Occoquan and Quantico is next Tuesday, May 6. Polls open at 6 a.m. and close at 7 p.m.
For more than two decades, Billy Yowell has served on Culpeper's town council. He'd like to continue doing so.
Ben Phillips is running for a second term on Culpeper's town council.
For the third time in six years, Manassas state Del. Bob Marshall (R-13th) lost a Republican nominating contest for Congress, this time falling to state Del. Barbara Comstock (R-34th) of McLean for the 10th Congressional District nomination.
Tom Letts is seeking a seat on Culpeper's town council.
The Virginia Rural Water Association recognized two Town of Culpeper employees - Jeffries and Blankenship praised for exemplary performance. .
New poll shows that majority of Virginians against McAuliffe's plan to expand Medicaid.
SUSSEX – Del. Tim Hugo can do partisan politics. He's chairman of the House's GOP caucus. But a week ago, he was pleased to be in a crowd that, though heavily Republican, was bipartisan. The legislator, who represents parts of Prince William and Fairfax counties, was one of hundreds who attended the 66th Shad Planking to talk politicking and scarf shad, cole slaw and more.
The Haymarket Town Council appears to have struck a number of compromises with the Fiscal Year 2015 budget that includes a lower real estate tax rate for home owners and a higher cigarette tax, though by a smaller margin than initially proposed.