News and Announcements
COMMONWEALTH of VIRGINIA
To the Secretary of the Electoral Board of the County of King George:
WHEREAS a notice in proper form has been received from the appropriate authority requesting the calling of a Primary Election for the purpose of nominating a candidate for the Republican Party for the office of House of Delegates (District 99). Should only one candidate qualify for the primary ballot in any office, then no primary for that office will be held.
Absent military and overseas citizens eligible to vote in Virginia may do so using the Federal Post Card Application to request ballots and the Federal Write-in Absentee Ballot to vote in any election in which time may be insufficient to return a voted official ballot. The State Board of Elections website, http://www.sbe.virginia.gov/ provides detailed instructions and links to the Federal Voting Assistance Plan for federal forms. The federal forms can be completed using automated features online. The Federal Post Card Application can be completed using automated features online. The Federal Post Card Application can be faxed or emailed as a scanned attachment to request an official ballot. However, the voted Federal Write-in Absentee ballot must be witnessed and mailed to the appropriate local election official to be counted.
THEREFORE, you are, in the name of the Commonwealth and pursuant to 23.2-517 of the Code of Virginia, ordered to cause a Primary Election to be held in your county on Tuesday, June 11, 2013, for the purpose aforesaid. You are further ordered to post a copy of this order, not later than March 4th, on the official website of the county or city, post copies of the notice at not less than 10 public places in the county or city, or have notice of the election published at least once in a newspaper of general circulation in the county or city.
Witness the following official Signature and the Seal of the Board
At Richmond. This 28th day of February, 2013.
STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS
Christopher E. Piper
Election Services Manager
State Tax Refunds No Longer Offered by Check
For Immediate Release
Contact: Joel Davison, Public Relations Manager, (804) 786-3507
State Tax Refunds No Longer Offered by Check
~ Direct Deposit, Prepaid Debit Card Are the Only Options Available ~
RICHMOND - If you usually receive your state tax refund by check, you'll have to choose a new option.
The 2012-2014 Appropriations Act approved by the 2012 General Assembly eliminated paper refund checks to save money for the Commonwealth of Virginia. The state issued over 1.2 million refund checks last year, and will save about $200,000 in printing and mailing costs annually under the new law.
Most Virginians have their refunds deposited directly into their bank accounts. This is the fastest way to get your refund, especially if you file your return online.
Individuals who prefer not to use direct deposit will receive a prepaid debit card loaded with their refund amount. The new Virginia Tax Refund Debit Card is a more secure and convenient alternative to receiving a refund check in the mail, and eliminates check-cashing fees.
A division of Xerox Corporation will administer Virginia's debit card program at no cost to the state. The refund will be held in a bank account at a MasterCard® bank so both the funds and the debit card are protected by state and federal laws. The card is activated by phone or online using personal information that only you should know, and you will create a PIN, or personal identification number, for use with the card.
"Most individuals prefer to have their refunds deposited directly into their bank accounts because it's the easiest, fastest way to get your money," said Tax Commissioner Craig Burns. "For those who don't use direct deposit, debit cards are a secure alternative that provide cost savings for the Commonwealth."
The card can be used like any debit card to make purchases in stores or online, to pay bills, to get cash back at the point of sale, or to receive cash at an ATM. You can also transfer the funds to your own account or get your entire refund amount in cash at any MasterCard® bank. While you will be able to access your entire refund without cost, there are fees associated with some services and transactions. Anyone considering receiving their tax refund by debit card should review the fee schedule on the Department of Taxation's website at http://www.tax.virginia.gov/, which also includes frequently asked questions and other information about the debit card program.
The Virginia Tax Refund Debit Card cannot be used after the refund amount is gone. You will receive a new debit card for future refunds, unless you choose direct deposit. Joint filers will receive two debit cards that draw from a single joint refund account. The Department cannot split a refund amount into separate accounts.
Several other states are already using debit cards for tax refunds.
TRAINING SEMINAR on "OUTSTANDING CUSTOMER SERVICE" - Conducted By: Donna Tyson
This powerful seminar creates a new awareness for all in attendance of their individual roles in serving customers. The importance of a positive attitude and professional image is stressed throughout the seminar. Create powerful first impressions by assessing your actual work environment, procedures, and non-verbal signals. Learn techniques for greeting customers, dealing with complaints, effective follow-up, and providing value-added service.
Thursday, September 27, 2012
8:00am - 9:00am at the Horace A. Rivercomb, Jr. Administrative Building Board Room
10459 Courthouse Drive, Suite 105 King George, VA 22485
$10.00 - King George Chamber Members
$20.00 - Non Members
Sponsored By King George County Chamber of Commerce
For more information, contact Anita Churchill at 540-371-6889 or Lisa Santiago at 540-644-8190.
KING GEORGE COUNTY
(for immediate release)
The King George County Board of Supervisors recently announced it will perform a general reassessment of all real estate within the County to be effective January 1, 2014. The Board of Supervisors has awarded the contract to Blue Ridge Mass Appraisal Co. of Staunton to perform the general reassessment.
The appraisers will begin visiting properties within the County in December, 2012. They will visit each improved property. If no adult is home they will leave a door hanger requesting additional information on the property. The field work will be completed in the fall of 2013. Each property owner will receive a change of assessment notice in October or November of 2013 indicating the new proposed values. Property owners will then have the opportunity to make an appointment to meet with the Assessors to discuss the values. In early 2014, a Board of Equalization will convene to consider further appeals based on equalization of properties. The Board of Equalization is composed of County citizens appointed by the Circuit Court.
The Code of Virginia mandates each locality to periodically perform a general reassessment to determine each property's fair market value and its equalization in value to similar properties. The last general reassessment was effective January 1, 2010. The effective date of the upcoming general reassessment is January 1, 2014.
David R. Hickey, Owner/Appraiser of Blue Ridge Mass Appraisal, states the firm will make a study of the real estate market through the last months of 2012 and all of 2013. "Some of the value ranges of the residential properties have slowed down considerably. We are finding this happening more with the higher end of the local market." Hickey also stated many of these sales may be under duress or foreclosures and while foreclosures do not meet the definition of Fair Market Value they will not be totally ignored. "We can only consider actual arms length transactions though sometimes it is hard to be sure of those. Throughout the process we will continue to keep a close watch on the King George County market. Fortunately, we have the capability to follow the market on a monthly basis through the end of the job and will make further adjustments if necessary before sending the change of assessment notices."
While assessment values are the basis on what a property owner will pay in real estate taxes, the actual tax rate determines what will actually be paid. In 2012, the County's tax rate was $0.53 per one hundred dollars of assessed value. The rate is set by the Board of Supervisors based on the County's financial obligations each year.
Please click on this link to view the General Reassessment Map: General Reassessment Map - May 10
Any questions? Call David Hickey, Blue Ridge Mass Appraisal Co. (540) 248-7100.
NEW TRAFFIC SIGNAL PATTERN AT KING GEORGE HIGH SCHOOL
Split phase will assist drivers exiting the high school onto Route 3
As of July 24, 2012, a new traffic pattern on Route 3 at the intersection with King George High School (Foxes Way) and St. Anthony's Road in King George County will separate the traffic movement from both side streets.
Previously, traffic exiting King George High School and St. Anthony's Road onto Route 3 yielded to oncoming traffic while making a left turn. Both side streets shared a concurrent phase with a solid green ball signal to exit.
Now, each side street will have separate green time to travel straight or turn left using a combination green arrow and solid green ball.
Traffic proceeding straight or turning left from King George High School will no longer have to yield to oncoming traffic from St. Anthony's Road.
Traffic signals on Route 3 in the vicinity of the intersection have been adjusted to coordinate with the new traffic pattern at the high school and St. Anthony's Road.
The change was made to improve safety by giving each side street its own dedicated green time, and will also improve the efficiency of the traffic flow out of the high school parking lot.
NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC OF
VIRGINIA ELECTRIC AND POWER COMPANY'S
REQUEST TO DECREASE ITS FUEL FACTOR
CASE NO. PUE-2012-00050
On May 2, 2012, Virginia Electric and Power Company
("Dominion Virginia Power" or "Company") filed with the State
Corporation Commission ("Commission") its application
("Application"), written testimony, and exhibits requesting to
decrease its fuel factor rate from 3.289 cents per kilowatt-hour
("¢/kWh") to 2.706¢/kWh, effective for usage on and after July 1,
The Company's proposed total fuel factor, Fuel Charge
Rider A, consists of both a current and prior period factor. Fuel
Charge Rider A's proposed current period factor of 2.589¢/kWh is
designed to recover the Company's estimated Virginia
jurisdictional fuel expenses of approximately $1 .7 billion for the
period July 1, 2012, through June 30, 2013 . Fuel Charge Rider A's
proposed prior period factor of 0.117¢/kWh is designed to recover
approximately $78.3 million in estimated Virginia jurisdictional
fuel expenses, which represents the net of: (1) a projected
$196.1 million over-recovery balance associated with recovery of
fuel expenses incurred for the period July 1, 201 1, through
June 30, 2012; and (2) a projected under-recovery balance of
$274.4 million associated with the recovery of fuel expenses
incurred for the period July 1, 2010, through June 30, 201 1, under
the mitigation proposal approved by the Commission in the
Company's 2011 fuel factor proceeding, Case No. PUE-201 I -
00045 . According to the Company's Application, the Company
experienced an over-recovery during the July 1, 2011 - June 30,
2012 fuel period that was influenced primarily by lower than
expected commodity and power prices and by unusually mild
In total, the proposed fuel factor represents a 0.583¢/kWh
decrease from the fuel factor rate presently in effect (3.289¢/kWh),
as approved in Case No. PUE-2011-00045. According to the
Company, its proposal would result in an annual fuel revenue
reduction of approximately $388.8 million when applied to the
Company's projected kWh sales. The proposed fuel factor would
decrease the average weighted monthly bill of a typical residential
customer using 1,000 kWh of electricity by $5.83, or
The Commission entered an Order Establishing 2012-2013
Fuel Factor Proceeding ("Order") that, among other things,
scheduled a public hearing to commence at 10 a.m. on
September 6, 2012, in the Commission's second floor courtroom in
the Tyler Building, 1300 East Main Street, Richmond, Virginia
23219, to receive testimony from members of the public and
evidence related to the Application . Any person desiring to testify
as a public witness at the hearing should appear in the
Commission's second floor courtroom at 9:45 a.m. on the day of
the hearing and identify himself or herself to the Commission's
Bailiff. Individuals with disabilities who require an
accommodation to participate in the hearing should contact the
Commission at least seven (7) days before the scheduled hearing at
1-800-552-7945 (voice) or 1-804-371-9206 (TDD).
The public version of the Company's Application, prefiled
testimony, and exhibits is available for public inspection during
regular business hours at all of the Company's offices in the
Commonwealth of Virginia. A copy of the public version of the
Company's Application also may be obtained by written request to
counsel for Dominion Virginia Power, Mark O. Webb, Esquire, or
William H. Baxter, II, Esquire, Dominion Resources Services, Inc.,
120 Tredegar Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219. Dominion
Virginia Power shall make a copy available on an electronic basis
Interested persons also may review a copy of the public
version of the Company's Application in the Commission's
Document Control Center, located on the First Floor of the Tyler
Building, 1300 East Main Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219,
between the hours of 8:15 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through
Friday, excluding holidays. In addition, unofficial copies of the
Application, Commission orders entered in this docket, the
Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure ("Rules of
Practice"), as well as other information concerning the
Commission and the statutes it administers, may be viewed on the
Commission's website: http://www.scc.virginia.gov/case.
On or before August 31, 2012, any person desiring to file
written comments on the Company's Application shall file such
comments with Joel H. Peck, Clerk, State Corporation
Commission, c/o Document Control Center, P.O. Box 2118,
Richmond, Virginia 23218-2118. Any person desiring to file
comments electronically may do so, on or before August 31, 2012,
by following the instructions found at the Commission's website :
http://www.scc.virginia.gov/case. Compact discs or any other
form of electronic storage medium may not be filed with the
comments. All comments shall refer to Case No.
On or before July 24, 2012, any interested person may
participate as a respondent in this proceeding by filing a notice of
participation. If not filed electronically, an original and fifteen
(15) copies of the notice of participation shall be filed with the
Clerk of the Commission at the address set forth above and shall
simultaneously be served on counsel to the Company at counsel's
address set forth above. Pursuant to Rule 5 VAC 5-20-80 B,
Participation as a respondent, of the Commission's Rules of
Practice, any notice of participation shall set forth: (i) a precise
statement of the interest of the respondent; (ii) a statement of the
specific action sought to the extent then known; and (iii) the
factual and legal basis for the action . All filings shall refer to Case
No. PUE-2012-00050. Interested persons should obtain a copy of
the Commission's Order for further details on participation as a
On or before July 24, 2012, each respondent may file with
the Clerk of the Commission, and serve on the Commission's Staff,
the Company, and all other respondents, any testimony and
exhibits by which the respondent expects to establish its case. If
not filed electronically, an original and fifteen (15) copies of such
testimony and exhibits shall be submitted to the Clerk of the
Commission at the address set forth above. In all filings, the
respondent shall comply with the Commission's Rules of Practice,
including: 5 VAC 5-20-140, Filing and service; 5 VAC 5-20-150,
Copies and format; and 5 VAC 5-20-240, Prepared testimony and
exhibits. All filings shall refer to Case No. PUE-2012-00050.
NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC OF AN APPLICATION BY
VIRGINIA ELECTRIC AND POWER COMPANY
FOR APPROVAL OF A RATE ADJUSTMENT CLAUSE
CASE NO. PUE-2012-00052
On May 2, 2012, Virginia Electric and Power Company
("Dominion Virginia Power" or "Company"), pursuant to
§ 56-585.1 A 4 ("Subsection A 4") of the Code of Virginia
("Code"), submitted an application with the State Corporation
Commission ("Commission") for approval of a rate adjustment
clause ("RAC") designated as Rider T I ("Application").
Subsection A 4 allows an investor-owned electric utility to recover,
with Commission approval, certain costs through a RAC and
deems to be prudent the "costs for transmission services provided
to the utility by the regional transmission entity of which the utility
is a member" and "costs charged to the utility that are associated
with demand response programs approved by the Federal Energy
Regulatory Commission [("FERC")] and administered by the
regional transmission entity of which the utility is a member."
The Application states that, effective May 1, 2005,
Dominion Virginia Power became a member of PJM
Interconnection, L.L.C. ("PJM"), a regional transmission entity and
FERC-approved regional transmission organization. The
Company, as an integrated electric utility member of PJM, obtains
transmission service from PJM and pays PJM charges for such
service at the rates contained in PJM's open access transmission
tariff approved by the FERC. The Company states that it also pays
PJM charges for costs associated with demand response programs
approved by FERC and administered by PJM.
The Commission has previously approved the recovery of
Subsection A 4 costs through a RAC designated as Rider T in Case
Nos. PUE-2009-00018 ("2009 Rider T Case"), PUE-2010-00006
("2010 Rider T Case"), and PUE-2011-00044 ("2011 Rider T
Case"). Consistent with the Commission's November 30, 2011
Final Order in the Company's biennial review, Case No.
PUE-2011-00027, and § 56-585 .1 A 3 ("Subsection A 3") of the
Code, Dominion Virginia Power combined its existing 201 1
Rider T rates into the Electricity Supply Service portion of base
rates. The Company states in its Application that, to implement
Subsection A 3 for purposes of this proceeding, it will continue to
identify and track separately the revenues of the existing Rider T,
thus preserving deferral accounting and dollar-for-dollar recovery
of all qualifying costs as previously approved by the Commission.
According to its Application, Dominion Virginia Power
seeks to recover its Subsection A 4 costs through a combination of
base rates and a new increment/decrement RAC, designated as
Rider TI. The Company asserts that Rider TI is designed to
recover the increment/decrement between revenues produced from
the Commission-approved 2011 Rider T, now combined with base
rates, and the new revenue requirement developed from the
Company's Subsection A 4 costs for the rate year.
Specifically, the Company has proposed a Rider TI that, if
approved, would produce a revenue requirement for the rate year
of $372,900,596. This represents an annual revenue decrease of
$99,556,568. The Company's proposed Rider T1 would be
effective for usage during the rate year of September 1, 2012,
through August 31, 2013 .
The Company does not propose for Rider TI any changes
from the cost allocation and rate design methodologies previously
approved for Rider T. According to the Company, while
Dominion Virginia Power has engaged in discussions with
interested parties with respect to rate design modifications for the
GS-4 rate class, as was agreed in the 2010 Rider T Case, no
consensus was achieved. Dominion Virginia Power asserts that it
has notified those interested parties of its intention not to propose
any such modification in this proceeding.
The Commission entered an Order for Notice and Hearing
("Scheduling Order") that, among other things, scheduled a public
hearing to commence at 10 a.m. on June 25, 2012, in the
Commission's Second Floor Courtroom, Tyler Building, 1300 East
Main Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219, for the purpose of
receiving testimony from members of the public and evidence
related to the Company's Application. Any person desiring to offer
testimony as a public witness at the hearing on the Company's
Application need only appear in the Commission's Second Floor
Courtroom in the Tyler Building at the address set forth above
prior to 9 :45 a.m. on the day of the hearing and identify himself or
herself to the Commission's Bailiff. Individuals with disabilities
who require an accommodation to participate in any hearing
should contact the Commission at least seven (7) days before the
scheduled hearing at 1-800-552-7945 (voice) or
The Company's Application and the Commission's
Scheduling Order are available for public inspection during regular
business hours at all of the Company's offices in the
Commonwealth of Virginia. Interested persons may also review
the Company's Application in the Commission's Document Control
Center, located on the First Floor of the Tyler Building, 1300 East
Main Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219, between the hours of
8:15 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.
A copy may also be obtained, at no cost, by written request to
counsel for the Company, William H. Baxter 11, Esquire,
Dominion Resources Services, Inc., 120 Tredegar Street,
Riverside-2, Richmond, Virginia 23219. In addition, unofficial
copies of the Company's Application, Commission orders entered
in this docket, and the Commission's Rules of Practice and
Procedure, 5 VAC 5-20-10 et seq., as well as other information
concerning the Commission and the statutes it administers, may be
viewed on the Commission's website :
Any interested person may participate as a respondent in
this proceeding by filing, on or before June 8, 2012, a notice of
participation . If not filed electronically, an original and fifteen
(15) copies of the notice of participation shall be submitted to
Joel H. Peck, Clerk, State Corporation Commission, c/o Document
Control Center, P.O. Box 2118, Richmond, Virginia 23218-2118.
A copy of the notice of participation simultaneously shall be
served on counsel to Dominion Virginia Power at the address set
forth above. Pursuant to Rule 5 VAC 5-20-80, Participation as a
respondent, of the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure,
any notice of participation shall set forth: (i) a precise statement of
the interest of the respondent ; (ii) a statement of the specific action
sought to the extent then known; and (iii) the factual and legal
basis for the action. Interested persons shall refer in all of their
filed papers to Case No. PUE-2012-00052.
On or before June 15, 2012, each respondent may file with
the Clerk of the Commission, and serve on counsel to the
Company, the Commission's Staff, and all other respondents, any
testimony and exhibits by which the respondent expects to
establish its case. If not filed electronically, an original and fifteen
(15) copies of such testimony and exhibits shall be submitted to the
Clerk of the Commission at the address set forth above.
Respondents shall comply with the Commission's Rules of Practice
and Procedure, including: 5 VAC 5-20-140, Filing and service ;
5 VAC 5-20-150, Copies and format; and 5 VAC 5-20-240,
Prepared testimony and exhibits. Respondents shall refer in all of
their filed papers to Case No. PUE-2012-00052.
Also on or before June 15, 2012, any interested person may
file with the Clerk of the Commission, at the address set forth
above, written comments on the Application . On or before June
15, 2012, any interested person desiring to submit comments
electronically may do so by following the instructions found on the
Commission's website: http://www.scc.virpinia.gov/case . All
comments shall refer to Case No . PUE-2012-00052.
Take the $10 a Week Pledge to Buy and Eat Local Virginia Food
King George Landfill presents its yearly
Hazardous Waste Day (including e-Waste)
(absolutely no businesses)
Please be prepared to show your
permanent yellow sticker!
Shredder day: June 8th
Hours of Operations
8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
King George County Landfill (off of Rt. 3)
10376 Bullock Drive
OPEN TO ALL RESIDENTS OF KING GEORGE COUNTY
Provided below is a direct link to download the 334 page draft regional hazards mitigation plan in pdf format.
ROUTE 3 PAVING WORK BEGINS IN KING GEORGE
Motorists may experience travel delays from April 29-May 10 due to single lane closures
FREDERICKSBURG - Motorists on Route 3 in King George may experience travel delays east of Route 301 next week during daytime hours.
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and its contractor are paving a 7-mile section of Route 3 between Route 301 and the Westmoreland County line.
From Monday, April 29 through Friday, May 10, a single lane of Route 3 will be closed in a mobile work zone for trench work, which precedes paving.
The lane closure will be in place from 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. each day.
A flagging crew and pilot vehicle will direct vehicles through the work zone. Motorists are asked to reduce their speed, stay alert, and follow the direction of the flagging crews.
Additional single lane closures on Route 3 will be scheduled and announced as this project progresses.
Motorists can find real-time information about work zones, traffic incidents and congestion on VDOT's 24-hour travel information website, http://www.511virginia.org/. 511Virginia is also available by calling 511 from any telephone in Virginia.