Logistics of Lake Front Royal Sanitary District transfer discussed
28 September 2016 News
Last week (Sept. 20) a Warren County Board of Supervisors work session included discussion of the dynamics of switching management of the Lake Front Royal subdivision to County control.
An outline, including a schedule for the first County Billing of Sanitary District fees as County taxes, was established; as was a process to select a Sanitary District Advisory Board. The latter process is necessary in the wake of the POA’s decision NOT to accept that Advisory roll due to issues with how the Sanitary District designation was achieved.
During a July Public Hearing on a petition to dissolve the Sanitary District, opponents of the designation alleged collusion between County officials and supporters resulting in their exclusion from the January-February Court process creating the designation.
With the POA opting out as the District Advisory body, individual property owners who are also residents of Lake Front Royal may apply thru October 31 for appointment to a 5-person Advisory Board to be selected by the Supervisors.
The first County tax bill will go out in December. It will equal half of the existing annual fee – or $150 – and a quarter of the annual Rural Addition Program fee – $75 – for a total of $225. The current POA fees are $300 annually, with an additional $300 in VDOT Rural Addition Program Fees.
The POA will send out bills in January, due on March 1st, to cover maintenance items not covered by the Sanitary District.