Thursday, September 13, 2012

Comp Plan Meeting; E-Commerce Grant Program; County staff member president of international org.


Planning Commission Comp Plan work session set for Sept. 19
September 13, 2012
     The York County Planning Commission will hold a work session at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 19 for the purpose of discussing the Comprehensive Plan review and update.
     The work session will take place in the York Hall East Room, located at 301 Main Street, in Yorktown. The main topic of the meeting will be the Community Facilities element of the plan, which encompasses county offices, detention and law enforcement, fire and life safety, libraries, parks and recreation, and schools.
     The Comprehensive Plan serves as the long-range plan for the physical development of the county. The Code of Virginia requires that comprehensive plans be reviewed periodically, and York County's plan was last updated by the Board of Supervisors in December 2005.
     All Planning Commission meetings and work sessions are open to the public.
     For more information, please contact the York County Planning Division at 890-3404 or by email at, or visit the web site at


York EDA to replenish E-Commerce Grant Program funds
September 13, 2012
     Due to its extreme popularity, the York County Economic Development Authority has voted to add more funding to its E-Commerce Grant Program.
     The program, launched in 2005, was designed to encourage website and e-commerce development of York County's businesses.
     Originally funded at $30,000, the program's coffers were depleted down to $1,500 within seven years. The EDA recently earmarked $10,000 to replenish some of the funding.
     The program awards matching grants on a first-come, first-served basis. Grants are 50 percent of total project costs, up to $500 per business ($1,000 for minority or woman-owned enterprises), and are for design work only. Annual maintenance and service fees are not eligible for grant funds, nor is work performed prior to grant approval. Eligible projects include the establishment of a new website or upgrades to an existing site that will allow for online transactions, a more visible web presence, and/or a more user-friendly interface.
     Since the program's inception, 54 York County businesses have received grant funds to improve their websites. The program continues to be the most popular program offered by the Economic Development Authority. Other programs include the Home-Based Business Transition Grant Program and the NxLevel Scholarship Program.
     Visit for full program guidelines or contact the Office of Economic Development at 757-890-3317.


York Chief of E-911 named president of international organization
September 13, 2012
     Terry Hall, York County's Chief of Emergency Communications, was recently named the new president of the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International.
     APCO International is the world's largest organization of public safety communications professionals. Founded in 1935, the organization now has over 15,000 members worldwide.
     "I am honored to serve as the 77th president of APCO International, a member-driven organization of public safety communications professionals that is widely respected here in the U.S. and around the world," Hall said.
     Hall has been York County's Chief of Emergency Communications since 1990. In that time, Hall has overseen the expansion of the York County E911 operation to include serving the cities of Poquoson and Williamsburg; he has secured $1.4 million in grant funds for advanced E911 technology and a $500,000 grant for Next Generation 911 (which will enable the 911 Center to receive text, image and video emergency notifications from the public); and he currently serves as the Systems Manager for one of the largest regional radio networks on the East Coast.
     For more information on APCO International, visit

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