Thursday, October 31, 2013

Ken Cuccinelli Rally TOMORROW and Voting Information!

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October 31, 2013
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Ken Cuccinelli

in our District




Friday, November 1 
10:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 
Located at: 
1201 Jamestown Road
Williamsburg, VA 23185
RSVP to Nick Hoffnagle at 757-652-7038 or




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Friday, November 1
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4946 George Washington Memorial Highway
Gloucester, VA 23061
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Saturday, November 2 is the last day for in person absentee voting!


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Saturday, November 2 from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
The last day to vote absentee in person is November 2.





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6467 Main Street, Building One, Gloucester, VA 23061




1919 Commerce Drive, Ste 280, Hampton, VA 23666



Isle of Wight

17106 Monument Circle, Isle of Wight, VA 23487



James City

101 Mounts Bay Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185



King and Queen

232 Allens Circle, King & Queen C.H., VA 23085



King William

180 Horse Landing Road, King William, VA 23086




500 City Hall Avenue, Poquoson, VA 23662



440 Market Street, 1st Floor, Suffolk, VA 23434




Municipal Building, 401 Lafayette Street, Williamsburg, VA 23185



8:30am- 4:30pm


224 Ballard Street, Yorktown, VA 23690




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Get-Out-the-Vote rally for Ken Cuccinelli--Friday in Williamsburg!

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96th District, Virginia House of Delegates      October 31, 2013
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Please join me in supporting

Ken Cuccinelli in a

Get-Out-the-Vote Rally at the

Williamsburg-James City GOP HQ!


Friday, November 1, 2013

10:45 a.m.


Williamsburg-James City GOP HQ

1201 Jamestown Road

(corner of Route 199 and Jamestown Road)

Overflow parking is available in the Colony Square shopping center.


Be sure to bring a friend and remain afterward to make calls for the candidates!


RSVP is requested but not required.  RSVP to

Nick Hoffnagle at


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Virginia House of Delegates   

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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

District 5 and Crime Watch Report - November 2013 by Supervisor Tom Shepperd

Dear Neighbors,


The District 5 Report for November 2013 is designed to keep you informed of local and state government actions that impact our homes and communities.*  Crime Watch information is included as a supplement to your local Crime Watch Program.  Residents are added to the distribution list for the District 5 Report upon request by email to either or  Please remember to include either your home address or the name of your neighborhood. Comments and questions are always welcome.  You can reach me at the phone numbers and email addresses listed below my name.  I greatly appreciate your help in disseminating the report to other residents of our communities.




Tom Shepperd

District 5 Representative

York County Board of Supervisors


Home (757) 868-8591

Cell (757) 604-3079


------District 5 and Crime Watch Report November 2013*------


Report Content


- 1. Updates and Announcements

- 2. Board of Supervisors Action


1.  Announcements and Updates


a.  The General Election is November 5, 2013 to elect a Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General and Members of the House of Delegates for the 91st, 93rd, and 96th districts.  The Bethel precinct poll is located at Tabb Elementary School and the Tabb precinct poll is located at Tabb High School.  The polls are open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Your assigned voting precinct can be found on your voter registration card or by going online to and selecting “Voter Registration,” which is under County Services.  In order to vote, you will be required to show an acceptable form of identification such as Virginia voter registration card, valid Virginia driver’s license, military ID, or valid student ID issued in Virginia.  Candidates for Governor are:  Terry R. McAuliffe (D), Ken T. Cuccinelli, II (R) and Robert C. Sarvis (L).  Candidates for Lieutenant Governor: Ralph S. Northam (D) and E. W. Jackson (R).  Candidates for Attorney General are Mark R. Herring (D) and Mark D. Obershain (R).  Candidates for House of Delegates are:  91st District is Gordon C. Heisel, Jr. (R), 93rd District T. Monty Mason (D) and Michael B. “Mike” Watson (R), and 96th District Brenda L. Pogge (R).


b.  Educational and entertaining programs are being offered at the Senior Center of York in November.  Participation is open to seniors age 55 or older.  The Center is located in the Washington Square Shopping Center at 5314  George Wash. Mem. Hwy. and is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  The variety of programs include Computer and General Use, AARP Driver Safety Program, Scrapbooking & Greeting Cards, plus many others.  For more information, visit


c.  There are 29 citizen boards and commissions made up of volunteers that support our local government.  The volunteers play an important role helping our local government to identify desired services, ensure efficient use of facilities, and in improving the quality of life we currently enjoy throughout the County.  You can get more information about the boards and commissions by going online to  Once you are on the County’s homepage, scroll over to “Online Services, “ which will present you with a drop down menu.  Select “Boards/Commissions.”   If you are interested in participating on a board or commission, you will need to complete the Board Bank Application, which is highlighted in red.  The application will allowed you to list up to three different boards and commissions.  The completed application will remain on file and the County staff will contact you for updates prior to submission to the Board of Supervisors for consideration.


d.  The annual District 5 Town Meeting was held on October 16 with about 100 citizens in attendance.  Here are highlight from the meeting:


            (1)  York County’s population now stands at around 67,000, which ranks it 18th in population of the state’s 95 counties and 29th of the state’s 134 cities and counties.  York is the 6th most densely populated county.  Over 80% of the population lives in the lower-end of the County.  The County’s average density is 625 people per square mile.  District 5, the smallest district, is approximately 5 ½ square miles and has a population density of 2,700 per square mile.  At 7,500 people per square mile, the area around Yorkshire Downs is one of the state’s most densely populated census track.


            (2)  Fire and Life Rescue is provided to District 5 by the Tabb Fire Station (Station 2), which is staffed by a minimum of 4 personal.  The station has one fire engine and one medic unit.  Over the past year, Fire Station 2 responded to a total of 1,828 incidents with a response time of less than 5 minutes.  Within District 5 there were 269 fires and 517 Emergency Medical Services (EMS) incidents.  Since the implementation of EMS recovery cost in 2010, the County has received over $3.6 million in revenue from personal insurance companies. 


            (3)  Crime statistics show that the crime rate for York County is holding steady at 4,225 crimes per 100,000 population.  Hampton’s crime rate is 7,435 while Newport News’ rate is 8,436 per 100,000 population.  Relative hot spots for crime reports in York County include Tabb High School and the area around Yorkshire Downs, which is no surprise when you consider the population density, i.e. more people more crime.  As for Tabb High School, the increase in crime reports appears to be associated with student altercations and some thefts.  As for altercations, in light of recent bullying incidents, any physical contact will most likely result in a response by police.  The good old days of just getting wacked with the paddle by the coach or principal are long gone.  Parents, if your child acts up, you both get to spend some time with the police.  To see the crime report slides from the District 5 briefing, go online to and scroll over to “County Government” and when you see the drop down menu select “Board of Supervisors.”   The District 5 Town Hall Meeting is on the left side of the Board of Supervisors page.


            (4)  The Moores Creek project is finally coming to an end.  Phase IIC will address the flooding that results from an inability of water to quickly leave the lake in Woodlake Crossing during heavy rain events.  The County staff working with an engineering consultant looked at numerous options for solving the drainage issue.  Digging out the spill way from the lake seemed to be the best way to address the problem.  However, EPA wetlands mitigation requirements, which cost about $1,000 per foot of disturbed wetland, proved to be too expensive at approximately $400,000.  The solution is to lower the 10-acre lake about a foot by running two 24-inch drainage pipes underground from the lake to the Big Bethel outfall.  The project is estimated to cost about $200,000.  The project will run from early summer of 2014 to the Spring of 2015.


            (5)  Budget highlights showed that the County’s budget grew from $127.2 million in FY13 to $130.1 million in FY14.  The Supervisors increased school funding by $1.2 million, provided employees with a 2% pay raise, and had to increase health insurance by $400,000.  York County’s  tax rate of $0.715 compares favorably with James City County ($0.77), Poquoson ($0.95), Hampton ($1.24) and Newport News ($1.22).  Only Gloucester County ($0.65) and Williamsburg ($0.57) have a lower rate.  An analysis of the County’s budgeting during the Great Recession (2009 to 2013) shows that during the recession the Board of Supervisors increased funding to the schools by $5 million and increased funding for Public Safety by $2.4 million.  While the two priority areas (schools and public safety) were increased, the Supervisors reduced funding for other services by nearly $7 million.  The County’s total funding contribution to the schools in FY14 is $57.9 million.  A comparative analysis of governments in Hampton Roads shows that York County has the second fewest number of employee per 1,000 residents and the second lowest cost of government per capita.  The District 5 Town Hall meeting slides on the Board of Supervisors page at show 12 additional comparative Performance Measurements based on communities across the U.S. with populations between 25,000 to 100,000.


            (6)  Since establishing the new recycling program in May 2013 the recycle bin set out rate has increased from 49% to 67% and the average recycling has increase from 345 tons to 391 tons per month.  The average solid waste disposal decreased from 1,749 tons to 1,618 tons per month. 


            (7)  Current development plans in District 5 include several small family subdivisions, 23 single family lots in Section 3 of Woods of Mansion Roads, and the building of a strip mall near the Shady Banks Shopping Center.  I have been approached by the owner of the 23-acrea parcel across from the Tabb Library that is between the Meadowlake Farms and Woodlake Crossing neighborhoods for consideration of a multi-family subdivision.  The property is currently zoned R20, which is one house per half acre.   The developer is proffering to provide the YMCA with a large swimming pool on the property.  Other proffers by the developer that might be considered include the retention of trees and buffer between the development and the homes along Stone Lake Court in Woodlake Crossing and improvements to the HOA’s 10-acre lake.  One area of concern with increasing housing density is the subdivision’s impact on existing schools.  Over the past couple of years, the Board of Supervisors have approved multi-family and mixed used developments that have the potential of increasing school enrollment by 660 students.  Currently, County schools appears to have sufficient capacity to handle the increased enrollment.  However, there is some discussion by the School Board to consider the need for a new elementary school.


            (8)  The widening of Route 17 is well underway but unfortunately will take 3 years to complete.  The widening includes the undergrounding of utility lines and the addition of one lane in both directions.   Phase 1 begins at the overpass on Highway 134 and extends up to the bowling alley.  Phase 1 also includes a new higher elevated bridge at Harwood Mills.  Phase 2 will run from the bowling alley to the end of Washington Square Mall.  Phase 3 will end at Wolf Trap Road.  The relocation of utilities will take place in the Phase 2 and 3 zones concurrently with the road construction in the Phase 1 zone.  Various types of simultaneous work along the 3 mile project is the reason for the 35 MPH speed limit. 


            (9)  The widening of I-64 (Phase 1) from near the Jefferson Avenue exchange to the Ft Eustis exchange is funded in the State’s Six Year Transportation Plan.  This means that VDOT has the funding ($100 million)  and can begin the widening.  The current schedule calls for the addition of a single lane in both direction.  The expansion is to begin in 2017 but may be moved up to 2015.  There may be only partial funding for I-64 Phase 2, which runs from the Ft Eustis exchange to Route 199 near the Marquis Shopping Center.  However, when the General Assembly passed HB2313 last year, a new funding source for significant transportation improvements was made available.  The estimated cost for Phase 2 is $160 million.   I suspect the work on the Ft Eustis interchange must be completed before the widening of I-64 in Phase 2.  The interchange is estimate to be about $150 million.  Phase 3, which runs from Route 199 east to Route 199 west near the Lightfoot interchange is unfunded and estimated to cost about $90 million.  VDOT and the Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization are studying options for the funding of Phase 2 and 3.  In summary, we should see the completion of I-64 Phase 1 in about 5 years and with the help of funding from HS2313 the possible funding of Phase 2 and 3 in our life time.


            (10) York County waterfront homeowners, particularly those along Lambs Creek, Moores Creek and the Poquoson River, have asked the Board of Supervisors to explore options for helping to keep the waterways navigable.  Years of storms and upstream development have resulted in many of the waterways becoming nearly unusable.  One option that appears doable is to establish Service Districts in which homeowners along the waterfront are assessed an additional tax that is paid into a waterway improvement and maintenance fund.  Tax revenue could be used to issue bonds that would permit near term dredging and routine maintenance.  Current state code allows local governments to establish the Service District for the purpose of dredging creeks and rivers “to maintain existing uses.”  The Board of Supervisors would have to pass an ordinance to establish a Service District, which provides an additional service not provided to the locality as a whole.  Factors involving the prioritization of the projects, inputs from the community, establishing the percentage of homeowner approvals needed to move forward on a project, determining County supplemental funding (if any), the constructability of a project and access to the water, the timing of project implementation and the County’s partnership with homeowners in other localities such as Poquoson, must be addressed before establishing a County Service District for waterfront properties.


2.  Board of Supervisors Action


a.  Sponsored an amendment to the County’s noise ordinance which would reduce the time period from 11 p.m. to 9 p.m. and distance for sounds emanating from a speaker systems and other electronic devices.  The amendment was sent to the Planning Commission for a public hearing and Commission recommendation before coming back to the Board of Supervisors for action. 


b.  Approved Resolution R13-104 to authorize the establishment of a 195 ft. telecommunication tower on 3.3 acres on Penniman Road.  Comment:  These types of towers are designed to withstand high winds.  If they do collapse, they collapse nearly straight downward.


c. Approved Resolution 13-105 to authorize outside storage for a landscaping business on Route 17.  Comment:  The business is located just south of the intersection of Hampton Highway with Route 17.  The business is in the building with the red awning.


* Comments and opinions expressed in this report do not necessarily represent the position of other members of the York County Board of Supervisors.  If you wish to obtain comments from members of the Board of Supervisors, please visit the York County website at  Supervisor contact information is located on the website under the title "County Government."  Homeowner Associations are encouraged to use portions of this report in preparing their association newsletters.  All email correspondence to and from this address is subject to the Virginia Freedom of Information Act and to the Virginia Public Records Act which may result in monitoring and disclosure to third parties, including law enforcement.


Tuesday, October 29, 2013

YCRC Election Update

Greetings, Fellow Republicans!


Well, we have just 1 WEEK until Election Day next Tuesday, 5 November. In-person absentee voting is going on NOW at the Registrar’s Office (on Ballard St. in historic Yorktown) during the week and this Saturday, if you need to vote before Election Day.


What will you do this last week to help our candidates win on Tues.?

Now more than ever, WE NEED YOUR HELP to reach Republican-leaning voters here in York County through phone calling at HQ and passing out sample ballots at the polls on Election Day!

è Have you stopped by our HQ (9 AM-9 PM Mon.-Sat.) to help or called Venner Milewski (h-757-223-5763, c-757-305-8003) to volunteer on Election Day, yet??

REPUBLICAN VICTORY IS UP TO YOU! More than ever, it’s going to be up to each of us to convince our supporters to get out to the polls to vote Republican on Nov. 5th! Stop by the HQ to do an hour of phone banking – it’s easy since we’re calling Republican–leaning and undecided voters now to let them know the poll times and remind them to vote for our Republican candidates. I’m stopping by after work each day to make calls for phone banking & will be there for the Rt. 17 Sign Waving on Fri. & Mon. I hope to see you there this week, also. Come join the fun! J


è YCRC Vice Chairman-District Ops Venner Milewski & our Precinct Captains have been calling for Poll Worker Volunteers on Election Day. If you haven’t been reached, yet, please give Venner a call with the time you’re able to help pass out Republican Sample Ballots, candidate lit., and answer questions from undecided voters! You’d be surprised at how many voters show up at the polls and still haven’t made up their mind – YOU can make the difference there & convince them to vote Republican! Call Venner @ (h)757-223-5763, (c)757-305-8003. (You don’t have to be a YCRC member to help volunteer!)


« Mark your calendars to STOP BY YORK COUNTY REPUBLICAN HQ on Rt. 17:  (just north of Walmart & Rt. 134 overpass @ 3630 George Washington Memorial Blvd., Yktn 23692).

This coming Friday, we have candidates stopping by our HQ to talk with volunteers and area voters, so don’t miss out on all the excitement, fun, and information!


-      è FRIDAY, 1 NOV., NOON - 12:45 PM, Att. Gen. KEN CUCCINELLI, our candidate for Governor, and Del. Brenda Pogge will be visiting our York County Republican HQ to meet volunteers & area voters


-      è FRIDAY, 1 NOV., 4 – 6 PM, SIGN WAVES on Rt. 17 in front of HQ to remind people to vote for our Republican candidates on Tues. This is fun & a great way for students to earn extra credit hours!


-      è FRIDAY, 1 NOV.,  6:30 PM, Lt. Gov. Candidate E.W. JACKSON will be visiting our York County Republican HQ to meet volunteers & area voters


-      è SAT., 2 NOV., Get Out The Vote (GOTV) door knocking from HQ – call Tim Pogge @ 757-593-3871 for details & times


-      è MONDAY, 4 NOV., 4 – 6 PM, SIGN WAVES on Rt. 17 in front of HQ to remind people to vote for our Republican Candidates the next day. This is fun & a great way for students to earn extra credit hours!


-      è EVERY DAY, NOW THRU TUES.,  9 AM – 9 PM, PHONE BANKING @ HQ to remind people to vote for our Republican Candidates! This is the final outreach to get voters, so we need YOU!


-      è TUESDAY, 5 NOV., 6 AM – 7 PM, ELECTION DAY POLLS OPEN – we need workers for hourly shifts @ Y.C. Polls to pass out Republican Sample Ballots, candidate lit, & answer questions for undecided voters! Call Venner Milewski @ 223-5763 or 305-8003 to sign up!


-      Election Night Victory Party information will be coming soon!


Please share this information with your family & friends. Remember, you don’t have to be a YCRC member to volunteer to work the polls on Election Day or to stop by HQ to phone bank, door knock, or visit with our candidates.

Attached is the flier given to our area high school Government Class students with information about volunteering to earn extra credit and club service hours. Please pass it along to any students you know who would like to volunteer for our Republican candidates this last week!

è Stop by our HQ TODAY to pick up your candidate yard signs (& bumper stickers) to show your support to neighbors & passers-by! It’s a great way to advertise our candidates’ names & build momentum for them on Election Day!!

I look forward to seeing you soon @ HQ! J


Take care & have a wonderful week!

Don’t forget to call Venner to volunteer to help at the polls on Election Day if you haven’t been reached, yet! - (h)757-223-5763, (c)757-305-8003


For God and Country,



Lynda Fairman

Chairman, York County Republican Committee