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Government

  • Zoning referendum bill dies by 16-0 vote

    RICHMOND - Sen. Bill Carrico (R-Fries) informed The Declaration Wednesday morning that Senate Bill 668 officially died by a committee vote of 16-0 Tuesday.

    SB 668 was a bill introduced in the General Assembly to allow Grayson County to hold a referendum vote to decide whether to repeal its zoning ordinance.

  • Zoning meeting rescheduled

    RICHMOND – A meeting between Sen. Bill Carrico (R-Fries) and the Grayson County Board of Supervisors that was supposed to decide the fate of a zoning referendum bill last Tuesday was postponed.

  • Grayson zoning referendum introduced in General Assembly

    Grayson supervisors’ effort to put the future of zoning before county voters now has a sponsor in the General Assembly.

    A three-member majority of Grayson County supervisors voted to direct county staff to pursue a special referendum vote on the issue of repealing the county’s zoning ordinance during the Jan. 9 meeting.

    On Jan. 17, Senate Bill 668 was presented to the General Assembly by Sen. Bill Carrico of Fries.

  • New bill forces Grayson to incorporate stormwater management program

    The most recent changes to the Virginia Stormwater Management Act (VSMA) occurred in 2012 through the passage of House Bill 1065, also called the Integration Bill. 

  • Brewer appointed board chairman, nepotism discussed

    The Grayson County Board of Supervisors appointed a new chairperson and vice chairperson Monday night during an organizational meeting to begin 2014.

    John Brewer was appointed as chairman, following a nomination by David Sexton and a unanimous vote by the board. For vice chair, Eddie Rosenbaum nominated Brenda Sutherland, and the board voted unanimously in favor of the motion.

  • Supervisors to seek referendum vote on zoning

    Despite the counsel of the Grayson County Planning Commission and many citizens, Grayson County Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 to continue the process of repealing the county’s zoning ordinance last Thursday night.

    In another motion, the board directed staff to investigate the possibility of seeking special legislation in the General Assembly to allow special permission for the county to place the issue of zoning to a referendum vote.

  • Citizens voice zoning opinions

    A four-hour Grayson County Board of Supervisors meeting last week was highlighted by citizens’ comments regarding the supervisors’ vote to repeal the county’s zoning ordinance last month.

  • Citizens petition to recall new Grayson supervisor

    Recent controversial action by the Grayson County Board of Supervisors has prompted a group of citizens to circulate three petitions aimed at recalling a supervisor and retaining the county administrator and the county’s zoning ordinance.

  • Supervisors vote to repeal zoning

    One of the many controversial discussions during the Dec. 12 meeting of the Grayson County Board of Supervisors resulted in a 3-2 vote to task the Planning Commission with forming an Ordinance of Repeal of the county's Zoning Ordinance.

  • Former supervisor remembered

    Grayson County Board of Supervisors took a moment during their monthly meeting last Thursday to remember former Chairman Mike Maynard, who would have been participating in his final meeting before finishing his term.