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Government

  • Grayson County revises trash ordinance

    Grayson residents that quality for the county’s tax relief programs for the elderly, disabled and disabled veterans will no longer be required to pay for trash collection, after supervisors approved changes to the county’s solid waste disposal and collection ordinance earlier this month.
    Supervisors held a public hearing during their regular June meeting to discuss potential changes to the 3-year-old ordinance, which has not been very popular since it was enacted on July 1, 2009.

  • Boucher endorses Flaccavento for 9th District seat

    Former Rep. Rick Boucher has endorsed Anthony Flaccavento’s campaign as Democratic nominee for the 9th District seat in the House of Representatives.
    Boucher represented the seat for 28 years (1983-2011) until he was unseated by current Rep. Morgan Griffith in the 2010 election.

  • Supervisors vote to temporarily close Virginia 670

    The Grayson County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously at its meeting last Thursday night to approve a resolution closing Route 670.
    County Administrator Jonathan Sweet said the reason for the temporary closure was a pipe located between the intersection of Route 658 and the intersection of Route 662 needed to be replaced.
    The road will be closed for two weeks for the drainage structure replacement. Dates for the closure were not released.
    Supervisors made two board appointments.

  • Budget balances without tax hike

    Grayson County has managed to balance its budget without a tax or fee increase for the second straight year.
    County Administrator Jonathan Sweet said the words supervisors and citizens alike wanted to hear during the board of supervisor’s final work session last Wednesday night — “we have a balanced budget.”
    After countless hours of meetings and adjustments, supervisors managed to close a nearly half-million-dollar deficit without increasing costs to citizens during increasingly tough economic times.

  • Grayson County Board of Supervisors meets May 10 (with agenda)

    The Grayson County Board of Supervisors will hold its regular monthly meeting 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 10, in the Grayson County Courthouse boardroom.
    Click on the link below to view or print a copy of the meeting agenda.

  • Grayson County deficit grows

    Grayson County finds itself nearly a half-million dollars in the hole after discovering an error in calculating projected expenses for the 2012-13 budget year.
    This unwelcome news comes a week after the first budget work session, when the spending plan showed a deficit of only $287,000.
    County Administrator Jonathan Sweet broke the news to the board of supervisors last Wednesday night, that there was  nearly $200,000 difference in what the county was required to fund the school system and the number that had been plugged into the first budget draft.

  • Grayson County Board of Supervisors work session postponed until May 16

    A budget work session scheduled tonight, May 2, for the Grayson County Board of Supervisors has been postponed.
    The board will meet 5:30 p.m. May 16 in the Grayson County Courthouse boardroom.

  • Board of Supervisors to meet Wednesday for budget discussions

    The Grayson County Board of Supervisors meets 5:30 p.m. today, Wednesday, in the Grayson County Courthouse boardroom for a budget work session.
    Items included on tonight's agenda are consideration of the Grayson County Public Schools' 2012-13 budget and forums and review of the county's 2012-13 budget.
    The work session is scheduled to end around 8 p.m.

  • ELECTION UPDATE: Unofficial results for Grayson County's town council races

    Three new faces will join Fries Town Council, after citizens voted to oust three incumbents in the May 1 municipal election, and an incumbent council member who did not file for re-election was returned to council anyway in Independence.
    Ten candidates were seeking seven at-large seats in Fries.

  • Board of Supervisors holds public hearings, approves zoning requests

    The Grayson County Board of Supervisors conducted several public hearings at its regular meeting April 12.
    There was no opposition to a request for a special use permit to construct and operate a place of worship and a community center on a seven-acre tract on Pipers Gap Road in the Oldtown District. The request was submitted by Richard Fitzgerald on behalf of the New Harvest Christian Worship.
    The Planning Commission recommended the supervisors approve the request.