Hanover County Board of Supervisors Chickahominy District
Duties - The seven-member Hanover Board of Supervisors is the policy making body of the county. It passes ordinances and approves the annual budget. Members are elected from the seven magisterial districts and they choose a chair and vice-chair each year. The Board of Supervisors appoints a County Manager, who directs the county's day-to-day operations, and the seven members of the School Board, one from each magisterial district.Term - 4 yearsSalary - $27,061 ($29,061 chair)
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What are your priorities for managing residential and commercial growth in the county?
What are the chief transportation needs in your county, and how will you address these needs?
What investments or policy initiative would you support to meet housing needs in your county?
What do you think are the most important issues for the county and what will you do to address them?
Hanover County has an excellent Comprehensive Land Use Plan calling for 80% of the county to remain in agricultural and rural conservation uses while balancing the need for suburban residential, retail, commercial, and industrial areas. We review this plan every five years with extensive resident input. I believe that adhering to the comprehensive plan provides protection for our rural character and supports our business community, while providing an outstanding quality of life for Hanoverian
Like many counties across Virginia, we have a significant lack of secondary road funding. In the last 10 years, we've seen our funding cut by roughly 90% and our ability to collect cash proffers removed by the General Assembly. We are working with VACO to address these issues, and continue to press our representatives increase SmartScale funding as well put a comprehensive funding program in place to improve infrastructure maintenance and secondary road funding.
Our Comprehensive Land Use Plan calls for a variety of housing type. We consider this when evaluating developer proposals. However, new construction does not always meet the needs of young families who want "starter homes" nor does it help seniors looking for affordable age-targeted housing. I've been working with Partnership for Affordable Housing on initiatives and I am supportive of the joint effort to create a Regional Housing Plan to look at best practices for each locality and their needs.
4. As indicated above, a comprehensive plan to address major road projects as well as secondary road improvements and overall maintenance is essential. We continue to press the General Assembly and the Commonwealth Transportation Board which controls these policies. We also need to increase our inventory of commercially zoned property in Hanover to support our economic development efforts, and our recent Strategic Rezoning Initiative is an example of a project I supported to address this.
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