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K.G. delays capital improvements talks

The King George County Board of Supervisors won’t meet on July 8 to discuss upcoming capital improvement projects, as previously announced.

Instead, the board will set a time for that session at its July 15 meeting.

Supervisors usually meet twice a month, on the first and third Tuesdays, but have only one meeting in July.

That’s because activities typically slow down in the summer, and county employees and officials take vacation.

When board members do meet to discuss capital improvements, they are supposed to address fire and rescue needs.

Recently, Robert Black, volunteer deputy chief for King George’s Department of Fire, Rescue and Emergency Services, asked for the public’s support in convincing the board to replace the Dahlgren station before it considers building a new facility elsewhere in the county.

Dahlgren District Supervisor Ruby Brabo agrees that the Dahlgren station takes priority because it serves the busiest area of the county. But at least two fellow board members—Dale Sisson Jr. and Cedell Brooks Jr.—would like to see improvements made to Dahlgren and a new station built, probably in the rural Shiloh District, at the same time. They say one station shouldn’t be considered a more pressing need than the other.

Also at the meeting, the board will discuss the county’s tourism fund. Brabo has questioned the county’s use of tourism money on expenses that she doesn’t believe are related to tourism and has asked for a work session.

The supervisors’ July 15 meeting starts at 6 p.m. in the board room of the Revercomb Administration Center.

Cathy Dyson: 540/374-5425

cdyson@freelancestar.com

 

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