May 4, 2018
5 Friday Fauquier factoids: Home building permits
A home under construction off Route 211 west of Warrenton.
Single-family home construction permits that Fauquier County’s community development department issued last year.
That represents a 27-percent increase over 2016’s total of 298 permits issued.
During the last three years, the county issued 866 new home construction permits.
The county’s data includes new home construction permits for The Plains and Remington.
Warrenton last year issued six single-family home construction permits. Prior to 2017, the town records made no distinction between single-family homes from other construction permits.
County voters on April 21 participated in the Fauquier Democratic Committee’s 5th Congressional District caucus to nominate Rappahannock County’s Leslie Cockburn, who will face first-term Republican incumbent Tom Garrett in the Nov. 6 general election.
Democrats formally will nominate Ms. Cockburn on Saturday, May 5, at the party’s district convention in Farmville.
In 23 county caucuses, Ms. Cockburn captured 140 of the district’s 250 delegates; Charlottesville’s Roger Dean Huffstetler and Andrew Sneathern won 55 and 54 delegates, respectively.
Congressmen serve two-year terms.
At 10,181 square miles, the sprawling district stretches from Warren County to the North Carolina border. As of 2016, its population stood at 735,178.
The amount the Town of Warrenton spent in fiscal 2018 to provide every resident a year’s supply of black 43-gallon trash bags.
Residents pick up their year’s supply — 100 trash bags — at the visitor center and can purchase additional bags throughout the year.
Fauquier County Public School employees who will retire at the end of the school year in June. The school system will host a retirement dinner for those employees May 21.
The amount that visitors to Fauquier spent in 2016, according to the Virginia Tourism Corp.
That tourism spending supported a total payroll of $34.8 million for those working in Fauquier hospitality and related business, according to the most recent survey, released in September. The study attributes 1,840 jobs in Fauquier to domestic travel.
Tourists in 2016 paid an estimated $2.99 million in local taxes.
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Jim Griffin · May 5, 2018 at 9:47 am
Those first two questions are of great interest, but I'd like to see those numbers not just for 2016 but over the program's history.
Sympathetic to the aims, but there is no way govt is better at managing land use than is the market. Odd to find Republicans turn their back on market principles, stranger still to find Republicans who favor both the spend and shrinking tax base.
Lee Smith · May 5, 2018 at 4:44 am
How much property tax revenue was not collected in 2016 by Fauquier County due to tax breaks on conservation easements? How much did Fauquier County spend in 2016 to buy development rights? How much was the Fauquier County school budget increased in 2016? How much was the Fauquier County fire and rescue budget increased in 2016? How much money did Fauquier County dedicate to drug treatment programs in 2016?
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