Early Springtime Updates:
Yet Another Montgomery County Real Estate Tax Increase
Thanks to all the members who spoke wrote and called before the March 11 board of supervisors meeting. You know what a difference you made for everyone in the County.Montgomery County is advertising to increase real estate taxes again this year. After the county’s ten year spending spree increasing county debt by 1000?? percent, another tax increase is unjustified. After the huge increase of the two previous years more and more families and businesses are having trouble making ends meet. Why should you have to cut back your budget and allow the (State and Federal governments and) county to increase its budget instead of working to do with less and work smarter. Let the board of supervisors know if you will not tolerate their fiscal policies and another tax increase. You have time to give them a clear message. Go to the Public Hearing on March 26th. Between now and the April 24 B.O.S. meeting to set the high tax rate call, visit and write them incessantly. You deserve Fiscal Sanity in the county government and especially the school system and it is time for you to make it happen.
National Heritage Area Designation – Victory for SWVA property rights
- Citizens from across southwest Virginia have defeated the National Heritage Area designation for the Crooked Road. It is documented and indisputable that the federal intrusion into our region would have diminished your property rights. When the Crooked Road withdrew their quest for the designation Congressman Morgan Griffith said “… I do not support any legislation that does not respect the private property rights of individuals”If that is accurate we need to ask Congressman Morgan why he still supports the New River Valley Livability Initiative.
We bet you did not know that on March 11 less than two weeks before Congressman Morgan’s statement, the Montgomery County Board of Supervisors approved their resolution of support for the NHA.
2013 Virginia ElectionsThank to so many members who are active in the 2013 elections. So many plan to be delegates at the Republican state convention that this could be the largest such event. Without a question it will be in the national spotlight in the year before the critical 2014 congressional elections.
Montgomery County elections this year
School Board in A,C, and D
There are openings this year for both school board members and county supervisors.Finding new candidates for both are vital in reversing the downward trend in public educationand in fiscal imbalance we experience in this county. Please locate encourage and supportnew candidates for these positions.
We will all have to try to clean up our own areas of the state. Goochland County is leading the way. They elected new people to their BOS. Now all grants must be approved by the Board who will research and investigate the strings attached before any grant money is approved.
New River Valley Livability Initiative -
THE NRVLI could be an even greater threat to your freedom in NRV if it is fully implemented. The Boards of Supervisors of the four counties and independent town in the New River Valley Planning District fail to oppose and continue to support the initiative which will impose extensive additional federal regulations to supersede local control of local resources including natural resources AND your private property. You must learn all you can about this controversial program which comes straight from the depths of Agenda 21. Your county friends and neighbors and your supervisors and town counsel need to hear from you loud and clear. For information contact any of the southwest Virginia Tea Parties or visit the web sites supporting and OPPOSING the grants and Agenda 21. More will be posted soon.NRV Tea Party volunteersWith so much action at this time our volunteers are busy on many fronts and may fall behind with events caledars and web site.If we are going to keep our newsletters website and meeting schedules, and keep them up to date we must have some help. If you have just a few hours per month to help our organization can make a greater presence and accomplish more. We welcome your input to what we do. If you can share your ideas by meeting once a month please consider joining our planning committee. To ask and learn more contact us at NRVTEAPARY@gmail.com