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James City County Board of Supervisors Recap, June 14

(WYDaily Media)

JAMES CITY COUNTY — The James City County Board of Supervisors held its meeting on June 14 at 5 p.m. where it approved two agenda items including a final budget amendment to receive the second payment for Federal Coronavirus Relief Funding.

The first scheduled agenda item was 5427 Old Towne Road Easement Exchange. However, the applicant withdrew their request for action which meant that there was no public hearing.

The second item on the agenda was the Amendment to the Adopted Budget for Federal Coronavirus Relief Funding.

“The code of Virginia requires a public hearing when a budget amendment exceeds one percent of total expenditures which for Fiscal Year 2022 is 2.3 million,” said Director, Financial & Management Services Sharon Day. “This public hearing is to consider an amendment to the budget for the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) federal funding received by the county.”

The board approved a plan in November 2021 to utilize the ARPA funding to provide government services in accordance with the federal guidance. James City County’s ARPA allocation is 14.8 million dollars to be paid in two equal installments.

“The county received the first payment of 7.4 million in May of 2021, and a public hearing was held for that allocation last June in 2021,” said Day. “This public hearing and resolution provides for the appropriation of the second payment of 7.4 million which was received last week in June of 2022.”

The Board of Supervisors voted in favor 5-0 for the approval of the amendment.

The third agenda item was for the sale of county property located at 1637 Green Mount Parkway.

“In 2019, James City County purchased a property at 1637 Green Mount Parkway. Subsequent to that county acquisition InLight Real Estate Partners, otherwise known as InLight, approached staff and indicated its desire to purchase the property for a warehousing project,” said Assistant County Administrator Jason Purse.

“Staff finds that this represents a desirable use of the property given the adjacent uses and zoning. The price was agreed upon on 90,000 dollars per acre for the 14.7 developable acres on sight, resulting in a sale price of 1.293 million dollars,” Purse said. “The attached resolution authorizes the county administrator to execute the documents necessary to sell the property to Greenmount Parkway Williamsburg Propco, LLC, which is a subsidiary of InLight.”

The board of supervisors voted to approve in a 5-0 vote.

The final hearing on the agenda was Proffer and Master Plan Amendment for the Continuing Care Retirement Facility at Ford’s Colony (Ford’s Village). The staff has requested a deferral until September 13.

The board voted 5-0 to postpone that item until the Sept. 13 meeting.

The next Board of Supervisors meeting is its Business Meeting and that will be held on June 28 at 1 p.m.

For more information and updates from James City County, please visit its official website.

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