Jeff Branscome writes about Spotsylvania County.
Killing a rumor
I will make this real short:
The Board of Supervisors did not vote on, propose or enact any policy that would charge all county residents for public water and sewer services. In fact, the Board of Supervisors did not even come close to doing so. Two supervisors brought up the idea for discussion, and they were trying to make a point.
As Supervisor Gary Jackson said in an article published Jan. 15, if the county is going to make all taxpayers cover the costs of development that is not paying its way or cover the costs of fees that were reduced in a failed attempt to increase permits and fees collected, then why not have all county residents pay for water and sewer service.
Supervisors discussed it, Supervisor Emmitt Marshall had a fit, and that was it.
I am surprised the rumor is still out there, even after writing the Jan. 15 article. Maybe the FLS Web director should put this on the front page of fredericksburg.com with a bold headline to finally put this ridiculous rumor to bed.