The Historic Preservation & Architectural Review Board met on March 16 and worked through a busy agenda.
The committee exists to advance the preservation of historic resources and reviews activity that takes place in historic places within King William County.
The HPARB approved an application for a new single-family dwelling in the historic district on land at Tax Map 37-76C in the Court House area.
Also approved was an update to the King William County Historic Preservation and Architectural Review Board Certificate of Appropriateness (COA) application.
The most recent HPARB handbook was shared with members of the Board, and the process to file for Certified Local Government Designation that will need the approval of the Board of Supervisors was discussed.
A longtime goal was getting historical sites on King William County’s GIS System. That process is close to being completed and was shared with the Board.
The HPARB also discussed the importance of getting more homes in King William County on the National Historical Register. Thirteen homes were identified as eligible or potentially eligible. Property owners will be contacted to gauge interest.
Carl Fischer was re-elected President and Bob Hubbard Vice President.
Many thanks to the volunteers who serve on this and other citizen committees in King William County. The application, which contains brief descriptions of each committee, is available from the County website. You may also contact email@example.com for an application.
Representatives Hodges, Norment Exceed State Averages of Legislation Passed
Baseball season is almost upon us, but those are not the only batting averages being tracked. VPAP.org keeps track of the “2022 Batting Averages” for each member of the General Assembly. It is based on the success rate of each legislator in getting bills passed vs. the number they introduced.
The median average is 40 percent among the members of the House of Delegates and State Senate. Kudos to King William County representatives Del. Keith Hodges and Sen. Tommy Norment, who exceeded this year’s average with scores of 63 and 50 percent respectively.
Del. Hodges introduced 19 bills and had 12 pass, while Sen. Norment introduced 14 bills and had seven get to the Governor’s desk.
Go to vpap.org for more information on many government topics including educational resources for middle and high school teachers.
King William Superintendent of Schools to Participate in Professional Learning Tour
King William County Superintendent of Schools, Dr. David White, has received a scholarship to participate in a Professional Learning Tour that will take him to Berlin, Prague, Vienna, and Budapest.
The 12-day tour will begin July 6. The focus of the tour will explore “The Impact of Sports & Wellness”, from what people eat and think to how we care for ourselves and stay active.
According to a synopsis, The Professional Learning Tour is an annual program bringing together more than 30 educational leaders from around the country to participate in a 12-day travel-based learning experience. It is designed to inspire and equip educators with valuable tools and resources for increasing global competency in their district and preparing students for their futures in an interconnected world.
Dr. White’s scholarship will cover the expenses related to the trip and no taxpayer funds from King William County residents will be utilized.