Maintaining the balance between low tax rates and funding services is a delicate task. I have heard from many in the education profession express that our current 48-cent tax rate is not adequate, and then surrounding jurisdiction’s tax rates are often recited to me.
The September SWAC Breakfast this coming Saturday will feature Augusta County Board of Supervisors members Tracy Pyles, Marshall Pattie and David Karaffa.
Beverley Manor District Supervisor David Karaffa will host a Town Hall Meeting at the Verona Fire Department on Tuesday, April 10th at 7 p.m. The evening’s discussion will include a presentation about the upcoming county budget, the current needs of the county and district, the general reassessment, and other topics. Lee Godfrey, Beverley Manor School [...]
An effort by a group that ran on a platform raising issue with the handling of the 2009 Augusta County reassessment fell just short of taking a majority on the county Board of Supervisors. Pastures District incumbent Tracy Pyles won a fifth term in Tuesday’s elections, and was joined by ticketmates Marshall Pattie in the [...]
Tracy Pyles is frequently criticized for not being able to play well with others. That’s a fair observation. Also fair would be the observation that Pyles thinks the current majority on the Augusta County Board of Supervisors is taking the county in the wrong direction, and playing nice isn’t going to get things moving in [...]
North River Supervisor candidate Marshall Pattie detailed on Thursday a change in economic-development strategy for Augusta County that would boost local small businesses. “For the past two decades, the Board of Supervisors has followed the strategy of recruiting high-tech and manufacturing firms to the county with limited success. Rather than recruit outside firms, we should [...]
The Shenandoah Valley Tea Party Patriots are sponsoring a forum for candidates running for seats on the Augusta County Board of Supervisors and Augusta County constitutional offices. The forum, moderated by AugustaFreePress.com editor Chris Graham, is set for Thursday, Sept. 15, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Augusta County Government Center in Verona. Candidates for the [...]
A changing of the guard is in order in Augusta County, where the incumbents on the Board of Supervisors have been dropping like flies of late. At last count, four of the seven-member board have announced that they won’t be running for re-election, with Board Chair Jeremy Shifflett and Pastures Supervisor Tracy Pyles confirmed to [...]
The first in an advertised series of town-hall meetings featuring four candidates for seats on the Augusta County Board of Supervisors is set for Wednesday, June 15, at the Augusta County Government Center in Verona. Incumbent Pastures District Supervisor Tracy Pyles will be joined by Beverley Manor candidate David Karaffa, North River candidate Marshall Pattie [...]