‘Finalization’ of Commercial Sewage Area on County Agenda


July 22, 2013

“Finalization” of the Northampton County area to be required to pump sewage  to the Cape Charles treatment plant is on the Board of Supervisors agenda 5 p.m. today, July 22.

The County’s Public Service Authority has recommended a special taxing district for commercial property along Route 13. The proposal is for commercial owners to pay 75 percent of the project cost and for the remaining 25 pecent to be spread over all Northampton County taxpayers.

The cost of the sewage pumping system is estimated at between $1.5 and $2 million. The Public Service Authority has not provided any estimate of the cost of the service to property owners in the proposed special tax district.

In a related meeting, the Cape Charles Business Association will hear a presentation 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 23, by Assistant Town Manager Bob Panek, who also is chairman of the County PSA. Panek will discuss with business owners the possible effects of encouraging commercial development on Route 13 outside Town limits.



One Response to “‘Finalization’ of Commercial Sewage Area on County Agenda”

  1. Deborah Bender on July 22nd, 2013 9:16 am

    I am spreading the word as quickly as possible! People need to go to this meeting and fight this. Small business owners along Route 13 will probably close because of this.