Friday, February 21, 2014

Notes on Gloucester County Board of Supervisors second February meeting

Open Letter to the Citizens of Gloucester County Virginia

The Virginia Constitution was written for us to limit the government intrusion into our lives.  Have you ever read the Constitution of the United States? How about the Constitution of Virginia? How about the County Code?

"The Land of the Life Worth Living" for everyone in the county.

I was watching your second February meeting good questions.  Keep asking them.  We do not need to be expanding the county government and land holdings (NO NEW LAND.  NO NEW TAXES.  Being in DEBT $96 Million is enough).  You had good discussions throughout the meeting.  It makes the meetings longer but you are able to make informed decisions.  Mr. Orth you did a good job when the exchange got a little unprofessional in calling a 5 minute break. 

I also have to say that is the first time I have heard Mr. Wilmot look out for the county and not a special interest; please keep it up.

Again  I have a request; please take the kool aid away from Mr. Hutson if he keeps making irresponsible comments he will have a difficult time when he comes up for re-election.  This is not the board you were on last year.  If Mr Hutson were any of the other board members I would say pretend it is your money you are spending but we know the sound financial decisions you have made in the past.

Mr. Hutson I will say there was one positive you brought to the meeting about sewer connections.  It cost $50,000 when the system went in to cross Rt 17 that is a non starter for small businesses to connect to the system.  Thanks for looking out for the people of Gloucester and not just the few.

Bring back the rule of legal laws and responsible budgets and make this "The Land of the Life Worth Living" for everyone in the county.

I am not a lawyer and cannot give legal advice.  Our founding fathers used common sense and Christian scripture when establishing our founding documents. 

“For the Common Good. “

Alexander James Jay

"Public virtue cannot exist in a nation without private, and public virtue is the only foundation of republics. There must be a positive passion for the public good, the public interest, honor, power and glory, established in the minds of the people, or there can be no republican government, nor any real liberty: and this public passion must be superior to all private passions." --John Adams, letter to Mercy Warren, 1776

Turn the volume up on the video itself and also on your speakers to hear everything properly.  We have spent a good amount of time watching the above video and are very impressed overall with the new board and how everything was handled.  Tough questions were in fact asked and they needed to be.  Tough decisions were put on hold for good reasons.  Nothing was put through that just got a free pass just because someone asked for it.  This was very impressive.  Even Ted Wilmot did a decent job here for a change.  There are a lot of issues with streaming this video.  It freezes about every 20 minuets at best.   We have had it freeze up after 5 minutes and it always goes back to the beginning once it freezes up.

  Hopefully the county can do something to improve these issues or we will just download them and re upload them unto YouTube for better streaming.

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