Northumberland board considers road safety, waste management, broadband, other issues

by Jackie Nunnery

HEATHSVILLE—When it comes to public services, roads and trash are two of the biggest. The Northumberland board of supervisors on October 14 considered them both when they heard from the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and Waste Management during presentations to the board.

Road safety

VDOT resident engineer David Beale shared that an accident had occurred in Richmond County between a horse-drawn buggy and a vehicle. “It’s a sobering reminder that there are a lot of different users of the roadway. We think a lot about cars, trucks, pedestrians, bicyclists, but we need to remember the Amish are out there, and farm equipment too this time of year. We need to make room for everybody, we need to share the road,” he said.

In another issue of road safety, supervisor James Brann asked if something could be done to make the turn at Lively Hope Baptist Church safer.

Over the years they’ve constantly had damage done to the cemetery. A few weeks ago, someone ran off the road and damaged 13 gravesites and….[to-view-more]