York Notebook: Supes Consider Grant, New Subidivision; Plant and Book Sales Coming Up

April 30th, 2012 by Amber Lester

yorknotebook2The York County Board of Supervisors will discuss sewer extensions and accepting grants for programs provided by the Department of Fire and Life Safety. Also, see where you have to go this weekend to buy plants and books. Read the details below:

Board of Supervisors


The Board of Supervisors will be discussing a public sewer extension and a Department of Homeland Security grant that will go to programs provided by the Department of Fire and Life Safety during their meeting Tuesday.

The supervisors will hear an application from Hampton Roads Development, a company requesting authorization of a public sewer extension for a proposed York County subdivision near Lackey, called Sterling Springs. The proposed subdivision will consist of three parcels totaling about 18 acres, near Taliaferro Road off Old Williamsburg Road, and will hold 34 new residential lots.

To provide sanitary sewer service to the proposed development, the developer is required to install about 2,440 feet of sewer main to connect to existing facilities. According to the memorandum, the connection fee for the proposed subdivision is $91,800.

The Department of Fire and Life Safety has prepared York County citizens for response and recovery in a major emergencies or disaster in the past with a few grant-supported programs. One of the most successful programs, according to a memorandum from the county, is know as CERT, or Citizens Emergency Response Team. About 224 citizens have been trained through the CERT program. Other programs include the Community Animal Shelter Team and a Disaster Amateur Radio Program.

If the Board of Supervisors accepts the grant, the programs will receive $32,720 from the Department of Homeland Security.

During the April 17 meeting, the supervisors recognized Geraldine Borum’s 100th birthday. Borum’s family and friends were by her side when the board congradulated Borum. Borum is a member of the Grafton Baptist Church-Harris Grove and has been a York County resident for decades. Her birthday was Jan. 15.

At their last meeting, supervisors also approved an application from Kroger Limited Partnership requesting a Special Use Permit to build a five-pump gas station on a 0.60-acre portion located at the intersection of 101 Village Avenue and Victory Boulevard in the Kiln Creek shopping center.

Anyone will be able to use the gas station, according to the memorandum, but gas discounts will be available for Kroger customers. The rendering of the gas station submitted to the Board of Supervisors shows there will gas pumps, a canopy and a fuel attendant kiosk. The kiosk will be constructed to match the Kroger design and color scheme, with brick walls and a tan and cream color roof.

Watch the April 17 meeting by clicking here. The May 1 meeting will be at 6 p.m. in York Hall.

Master Gardeners hold Annual Plant Sale

The York County Extension Master Gardeners will hold a plant sale on May 5, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Learning Garden.

Annuals, perennials, shrubs and trees will be for sale at the Learning Garden Plant Sale.

The Learning Garden is located at 301 Goodwin Neck Road, adjacent to the York County Public Safety Building.

For more information, call the Virginia Cooperative Extension Office at 890-4940.

Spring Book Sale at Tabb Library

The Friends of the York County Public Library are having their Spring Book Sale the entire weekend in the Tabb Library meeting room.

The sale is open on Friday from 3 to 7 p.m. to members of the York County Friends of the Library. Nonmembers are welcome to sign up to be a friend of the library at the door.

The sale is open to the general public from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on May 5 and from 1 to 5 p.m. on May 6.

For more information, contact the library at 890-5100 or visit the library’s website at www.yorkcounty.gov/library.


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