Building a Park

Jeffersonton-area residents toiled last weekend
to help the Culpeper County Parks and Rec
Department Spilman Park in northern Culpeper
into a useable facility.

Thus far, some paths and a field have been
cleared and a picnic pavilion erected at the
25-acre park. The pavilion and the entrance to
the park, which still has a locked read more

Latest Sprawl Vaguely Interesting

At its monthly meeting last Wednesday the
County Planning Commission voted to table for
60 days a request for a use permit for the reuse
and expansion of the old Federal Reserve facility
on 48 acres off Route 658 in Stevensburg to
create a National Audio-Visual Conservation
Center, which would be part of the Library of
Congress.

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Town Committee Works Through Minor Crap

The town Public Works Committee met June
27 and took actions and heard reports on many
topics. Bobby Ryan and Sam Found made up the
committee. Jane Walker was absent.

Ryan and Found recommended to Council
accepting a $10,000 donation from the Mid-day
Lions Club for construction of a new pavilion in
Yowell Meadow Park. The pavilion read more

Borrowing Money to Build Sewers, Supposedly to Save Money

Town Council voted, 8-1, with Sam Found
dissenting, to allow Town Treasurer Roger
Mitchell Jr. to apply for a loan of $8,760,000 for
wastewater capital improvements. The loan,
acceptance of which will still have to be
approved by Council, would come from the
Virginia Revolving Loan Fund and involve highly
favorable read more

Why Leash Dogs?

The County Board of Supervisors voted at its
July 5 meeting to advertise for a public hearing
at its Aug. 1 meeting a proposal for a
county-wide leash law. In the meantime, several
specific areas in the county have leash laws, and
on July 5 the Board added one more.

By a 5-2 vote, with Steve Walker (I,
East-Fairfax) and Bill Chase (D, Stevensburg) read more

Camp for Dogs

In some areas of Virginia, if you haven’t
scheduled it weeks ahead you’ll have a hard time
finding a kennel to do you the favor of cramming
your dog or cat into a little cage for the
weekend. In Culpeper, you can make
arrangements for your pet at the last moment to
stay at a resort with indoor-outdoor runs,
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How to Recycle

There are several sites in Culpeper County
where various materials can be dropped off to be
recycled. But some commonly recycled items,
such as plastic bottles, cannot be recycled
anywhere in the county. And there is no curbside
recycling pick-up in the town or county of
Culpeper.

Materials including glass, aluminum, paper,
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Town Council Breaks The Law

The Culpeper Town Council violated state
law, specifically the Freedom of Information
Act, in voting by written ballot to elect a new
vice mayor at last week