by Jackie Nunnery
HEATHSVILLE—The Northumberland County planning commission at a special called meeting on Tuesday, May 4, held a public hearing on the county’s first capital improvement plan for fiscal years 2022-2026. Following the hearing, the commission unanimously recommended the plan to the board of supervisors for approval.
County planner Stuart McKenzie reminded the commission that a project’s inclusion in the plan is not a guarantee of funding. McKenzie added that two of the projects for this year—a new roof the the elementary school at $398,150 and a new roof for the school board office at $125,000— were prioritized to “protect assets” and “because if they were put off, you’re just going to end up paying more later” because of the steeply rising costs of building materials.
The third item on the list, four police cruisers….
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