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The Consequences of Failure
written by Michael Giere December 4, 2019

It’s a new crowd of extremists whose bite will be worse than their bark.

The consequences of political inaction, lack of public outreach, and intellectual timidity always end poorly in politics.

For confirmation, look no further than the Commonwealth of Virginia, where the radical left upended more than two decades of feckless Republican legislative control. The left now owns the top three statewide offices, the House of Delegates and the Senate. (Also, several important county attorney seats were won by extreme-leftists selected and funded by George Soros’ political operations.)

The consequence is that Virginia is now only a month away from taking the first significant steps towards joining it’s corrupt, anti-life, anti-faith, anti-liberty, anti-business, and high tax northeastern neighbors like Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Maryland.

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BoS Meetings are now on YouTube !

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77MW Solar Center "Sweet Sue Solar, LLC" proposed for Aylet


Industrial Solar Farms: An In-Depth Look at How Industrial Solar Farms Impact the Rural Tidewater Counties of the Middle Peninsula and Northern Neck by the Essex County Conservation Alliance

This PDF File addresses the potential impact of industrial solar farms on the rural tidewater counties of the Middle Peninsula and the Northern Neck. As the pace of solar development rapidly quickens and decisions are made with increasing frequency, this paper aims to equip decision makers and the public alike with the information they need to take an informed stance on this issue and make decisions that best benefit the future of the community.

The focus of this paper is on the conversion and development of rural farm and forest lands into utility-scale solar-power generation stations, known as solar farms. This paper does not address the personal use of solar panels installed by a property owner to provide electricity for the owner’s home, farm, or business.

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Philosophically speaking,

Supervisor Ehrhart exposed deception by County School Officials regarding the number of positions they falsely claimed to have eliminated, and routinely exposed the injustices in the manner in which King William routinely favors certain small select groups when it comes to how the County collects tax revenue.

Ehrhart has been a champion for citizens on fixed and low incomes. However, Ehrhart has been deemed as "asking too many questions". Are the critics afraid he might further expose and spotlight misdeeds by these select groups and public employees?

Shown to the left are the documented savings to taxpayers since Ehrhart took office…All but one of these items pre-existed his tenure and were never addressed by Greenwood, Williams and Moskalski (who received benefits).
Farm Subsidy Primer

Farm subsidies provided by the federal government are supposed to help agricultural producers manage the variations in agricultural production and profitability from year to year - due to variations in weather, market prices, and other factors - while ensuring a stable food supply. In reality, this support is highly skewed toward the five major "program" commodities of corn, soybeans, wheat, cotton, and rice. A handful of other commodities also qualify for government support, including peanuts, sorghum, and mohair, though subsidies for these products are far smaller. Dairy and sugar producers have separate price and market controls that are highly regulated and can be costly to the government.

Despite the rhetoric of "preserving the family farm," the vast majority of farmers do not benefit from federal farm subsidy programs and most of the subsidies go to the largest and most financially secure farm operations. Small commodity farmers qualify for a mere pittance, while producers of meat, fuits, and vegetables are almost completely left out of the subsidy game (i.e. they can sign up for subsidized crop insurance and often receive federal disaster payments).

Direct payments are paid at a set rate every year regardless of conditions.

1. Counter-cyclical payments are triggered when market prices fall below certain thresholds.
2. A new revenue assurance program provides for overall profitability for a given crop.
3. Marketing loans offer very favorable terms whereby farmers can realize tremendous gains through loan deficiency payments (LDPs) and commodity certificates.
4. Disaster payments recoup large losses due to natural phenomena. And the government subsidizes crop insurance to further insulate farmers from risk.

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School funding formula complex - Orange County Review

Franklin County getting socked by state's school-funding system

Va. funding formula update penalizes Fauquier schools

Virginia Cooperative Extention - A Citizen's guide To The Use Value Taxation Program in Virginia

Millions of dollars are missing. The sheriff is dead. A small Virginia town wants answers.

(EDA) - On Tuesday, the Virginia State Police announced that 14 current and former local officials — including all five county supervisors — were charged with misdemeanor misfeasance and nonfeasance “based on the individuals’ knowledge of and inaction [regarding] the EDA’s mismanagement of funds.”
"The Washington Post September 24, 2019 at 7:19 p.m. " Article By Antonio Olivo

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Warren County's top officials indicted in Front Royal embezzlement scam

By John McCaslin | Rappahannock News Sep 24, 2019 Updated 4 hrs ago

Fourteen people, including all of Warren County’s leading government officials, have been indicted on misdemeanor charges related to an ongoing investigation involving the Front Royal-Warren County Economic Development Authority (EDA).

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(Pictured - Chase and Hansen): Speaking with Senator Chase after the meeting, Dave Hansen, who represents King William's Manquin District, is the only Supervisor who voted against allocating two million dollars to the county's EDA. (Credit: KWTP photo)

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Virginia Senator Amanda Chase Blasts EDAs
King William, VA , September 12th, 2019

State Senator Amanda Chase brought her campaign against financial abuses in state and local government to the Upper King William Library in a spirited presentation to local Tea Party activists.

In his introductory remarks, group founder Bob Shannon noted the unfolding $21 million scandal surrounding Warren County's Economic Development Authority and that King William's own EDA has been given a “two million dollar slush fund to hand out with almost no oversight.”

Chase, the staunchly conservative, 2nd Amendment advocating host of a weekly radio townhall who calls herself “just a mom from Chesterfield,” detailed her opposition to poorly-supervised Economic Development Authorities.

Characterizing EDAs as “a shadow government of unelected people with no Constitutional authority to be spending our tax dollars,“ she emphasized that “I'm for business, but not for government picking winners and losers.”

Taking action, Chase introduced a bill to eliminate EDAs, but when it immediately ran into a wall of opposition from vested interests including key Republicans and Democrats, “I said well, I must be on to something here.”

Asked what citizens can do to fix the problem, Chase offered two possibilities.

“There needs to be a statewide referendum so taxpayers can make their voices heard. Also, a right way to do economic development is in the bill I proposed that lowers Virginia's corporate income tax from six percent to two and a half percent. That's equitable for everyone instead of the government giving Amazon a subsidy and not giving one to the small mom and pop businesses.”

In closing, Shannon looked all around the packed room before noting, “This was a well publicized meeting, but I don't see anyone from King William's EDA. Why not?”

(King William T.E.A. Party – Taxed Enough Already – does not endorse specific political candidates, but makes it a point to invite and host speakers presenting a wide variety of positions. kwteaparty.com and Facebook. Information about Va. Senator Amanda Chase is available at https://chase4senate.com/ )

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The Republican Party 97th District will be holding a Canvass (also known as a Firehouse Primary)
on June 1, 2019 from 10:00AM to 4:00PM to select the House of Delegates Republican nominee for the district.
The location for King William County (KWC) voters will be:

The King William Ruritan Club
156 Ruritan Lane (off Route 30)
King William VA

All legal voters (not just those who pre-filed) in the district (which includes most KWC voters outside of West Point) who are in accord with the principles of the Republican Party and intend to support its nominees for public office in the ensuing election may participate in the Canvass. I regret that absentee balloting will not be possible.
The King William Board of Supervisors has decided to enter the Video Age.
Thanks to the Magic of YouTube - You can now view the BOS in action and hear the public comments of both the supervisors and citizens.
This means the next time you hear "They didn't say or do that" Just Say "Yes They did" and you can go watch the proof.

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Will Richmond’s largest lobbying firm select the next delegate from the 97th District?

Enter Mike Reynold, Senior Vice President of McGuireWoods Consulting, Peace’s former employer. Hanover GOP Chair Dale Taylor installed Reynold on the Legislative District Committee. Since then, chaos has ensued.

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Attached is the link to the summary handout from the 5th District Supervisor:
(Mangohick) Robert W. Ehrhart's Town Hall meeting:

The Handout shows a $1.4 million spending increase for year 2020 after retiring a $1.2 million Debt Service Reduction.

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Open Mic” fireworks at Tea Party meeting
King William, VA , April 11th 2019

Responding Thursday evening to the King William TEA Party's invitation to an “Open Mic” night for all candidates in local races, King William Supervisor Dave Hansen blasted the county's proposed budget for the coming fiscal year.

“It's nothing but a farce,” he said, “there's not a single cut and everything is going up.”

Throughout his first term representing the Manquin District, Hansen has been an outspoken critic of tactics used by what he calls “the usual three against two majority on the board” (Mangohick District Bob Ehrhart often votes with Hansen) to silence calls for spending restraint while generously funding a growing list of pet projects.

Pointing to “supplemental appropriations” quietly approved months after finalizing last year's budget, Hansen said “every singe one of the cut programs got their money back, everything they wanted.”

Hansen then focused attention on what he called lack of transparency for spending by the county's school system.

“King William schools used to have a Category system,” he said, “where the annual budget was divided into specific amounts to be spent on specific spending areas like salaries and transportation. But this was done away with by the previous board. Now, they get the whole appropriation and can spend it any way they want without oversight by the supervisors.”

Also accepting KWTP's invitation, Democrat Stan Scott, running for the Virginia Senate's 4th District seat, stepped forward bravely to state his positions on a variety of controversial issues.

“I'm an unabashed progressive,” he said, “but I want to listen to liberals, conservatives, in the middle, everyone...and I'm hoping you folks will ask me some tough questions.”

Smith quickly got his wish by having to defend Democratic Party positions on the gay agenda, gun control, illegal immigration, climate change, charter schools, and citizen referendums.

Smith's responses generally mirrored information posted on his website http://stanforvirginia.org/

(King William T.E.A. Party – Taxed Enough Already – does not endorse specific political candidates, but makes it a point to invite and host speakers presenting a wide variety of positions. kwteaparty.com)

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Del. Nick Freitas offers message to voters of 97th House District

Freitas warns voters of Del. Chris Peace’s “transactional” approach to politics

Republican delegates in Hanover, King William, New Kent Counties will decide whether to re-nominate Del. Chris Peace (R-Mechansicsville) to serve another term in the House of Delegates at a convention to be held on May 4th in Hanover. Peace has been under fire from conservatives for his outspoken support of the Democrats’ Medicaid expansion in the General Assembly–long a rallying cry of Republican opposition in Richmond–which has fueled the campaign of challenger Scott Wyatt.

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King William, VA , March 14th 2019

Speaking to the King William TEA Party on Thursday evening, Hanover resident Scott Wyatt wasted no time in going after eight-term Virginia Delegate Chris Peace, a fellow Republican.

“Peace has outraged the conservative community with his recent vote joining Democrats to expand Medicaid in Virginia,” Wyatt said. “Paying for this will almost certainly mean higher taxes.”

Wyatt, who has served Hanover County as supervisor for the Cold Harbor district since 2015, said that the better alternative is private sector solutions like more choices and improving technology.

Noting criticism of Peace that he has heard from many residents of King William, Hanover and New Kent, Wyatt said that “Republicans in the 97th District want a representative who will fight against the push by Democrat liberals to grow government with unfunded mandates.”

A retired operations manager for Verizon, Wyatt emphasized the daily contacts he has with local citizens that help him understand the issues that are important. “My campaign is grass-roots. I'm not a career politician like Chris Peace and I won't be hanging out with lobbyists.”

Facing a series of pointed questions from the audience, Wyatt voiced support for regulatory reduction, tax simplification, school choice, open bidding for government contracts, election integrity, gun rights, and President Trump.

Then, what some saw as a degree of political inexperience, he said he would have more research on the issues of Referendum Reform, government-financed Broadband and reigning in local Economic Development Authorities.

Wyatt closed with a promise that if he's elected to Virginia's General Assembly, he will “vote no on tax increases and work to decrease taxes and spending.”

The Virginia Republican Party's Wyatt-Peace contest will be settled at an upcoming nominating convention. https://virginia.gop/

Contact Scott Wyatt in Hanover at (804) 442-6895 or via e-mail at scott@votescottwyatt.com.

(King William T.E.A. Party – Taxed Enough Already – does not endorse specific political candidates, but makes it a point to invite and host speakers presenting a wide variety of positions. kwteaparty.com )


Vet News Release - Local EMS Chief Announces Run for KW Supervisor Seat.

Date: February 28th 2019 - King William, VA

Speaking to the King William TEA Party on Thursday evening, Curtis Mason, Chief of Mattaponi Volunteer Rescue Service, publicly revealed his plan to run for Supervisor in District 2 (Courthouse and Sweet Hall) in November's election.

“I'm not a politician,” Mason said, “I'm a man of the people and I promise to work in the best interests of all the citizens of King William.”

Mason, a strong critic of plans by King William government to take over long-existing volunteer fire and emergency medical services in the county, noted that Travis Moskalski, current supervisor for the district, consistently supports the takeover and a number of other bad ideas.

“This will have a lot of negative consequences,” Mason said, “particularly in reduced medical and fire emergency response times and higher rates for homeowners' insurance in many areas.”

He also predicts that pushing out dedicated volunteers and the large costs for paid personnel, expensive vehicles, and facility upgrades will almost certainly mean higher taxes.

Asked why he decided to oppose Moskalski, Mason criticized what he saw as a troubling attitude among the majority of the Board toward spending. “They say 'the money is there, the people have it so let's use it'.”

“I'm for saving instead of spending.”

Contact Mr. Mason at mvrs699@outlook.com

(King William T.E.A. Party – Taxed Enough Already – does not endorse specific political candidates, but makes it a point to invite and host speakers presenting a wide variety of positions. kwteaparty.com )
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Vet KWTax001.jpg A Walk Down Memory Lane For Our K.W Board Of Supervisors

As we age obviously certain skill sets diminish, all of us do what we can to maintain cognitive levels, hoping nature and a good set of genes staves off the ravages of old age setting in. It is also why we maintain records, and on the King William T.E.A Party website we have from the archives of 2015 the Candidate Questionnaires. It is worth a return trip since the new Chair, Bill Hodges is settling in and the Board begins the process of digesting information to shape the 2018-19 County Budget. In the event that your scheduling demands won’t allow you to take that time to revisit the Questionnaire we decided to share with you some of the Jewels from the Candidates (now Supervisors) pledges they made in the effort to secure your precious vote.

Question# 12 seemed a good starting point. The question was “Has spending under the current Board been - Too high___ Too Low___ or Where it should be____

Hodges said it was Too High and so did Stephen Greenwood? Two years of their votes haven’t seemed to jell with that opinion, all things considered.

Question #1 Name 1 item you would specifically cut from the County Budget? Greenwood stated B.P.O.L Odd since he hasn’t done anything about eliminating the hated B.P.O.L tax…..at least for those of us not granted an exemption from paying it. If you own a business in King William and you pay it you might ask the 3rd District Supervisor just when he plans on acting on his promise, or perhaps ending the exemption for the privileged Oligarch Pals

Question #2 Should the B.O.S need additional revenue next year, where would you find it?…..Greenwood answered…. “Some sort of actual cut in spending”, leaving those of us who watch the out of control spending to ask ….WHEN?

Question # 3 Should the Board exert more pressure on the School budget, which Supervisor Greenwood answered YES. If you recall last year after the budget was approved within weeks the Board of Supervisors voted first …for an additional $75,000 to give the schools, THEN several weeks later the same Board voted YES to allow the schools to re-categorize several hundreds of thousands of dollar that were in the School Text Book fund (for buying ….you know—TEXT BOOKS), ONLY TO AUTHORIZE MUCH OF THE MONEY TO BE USED FOR PAY RAISES AND ADDITIONAL HIRING. Greenwood sure exerted some more pressure on that school spending –Heh.

Question # 7 Would you support a 2 year spending freeze? Once again Supervisor Greenwood answered YES. That answer must have slipped Greenwoods mind last May when he voted YES on a budget that actually increased 4.7% -----------Where are those spending cuts Sir?

Question #10 Name 2 items in the Budget that you consider non-essential? Greenwood responded Art’s Alive & the Airport Authority…..yet last year Greenwood actually INCREASED ART’S ALIVE’s BUDGET AND NEVER SAID A WORD ABOUT ELIMINATING THE TAXPAYER SUBSIDIES TO THE AIRPORT AUTHORITY?

Question #14 Why are you running for the Board? Greenwood’s response was (and this is a real laughter) “ I am running because the citizens wishes are not being listened to, I want to try once again to cut some spending

Our group believes elected officials should be held accountable for campaign pledges and promises they make when running for office. Maybe citizens might ask our new Chairman Bill Hodges and Supervisor Greenwood to explain the clear contradictions in what they said 28 months ago, and their actions the last 2 years.

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KW Planning Director foresees no staff increases
King William, VA , July 27th, 2017

Bucking a disturbing trend seen throughout government at all levels, KW County Planning Director Wally Horton said that the current budget and staffing levels in his department are sufficient for its responsibilities.

“We've got very good people in all our positions,” he said, “and if needed, we can shift some duties around.”

This declaration of financial responsibility was applauded by attendees at Thursday evening's meeting of the King William Tea Party, dedicated to cutting government spending and passing along savings to taxpaying citizens.

Horton's presentation showed how the department helps protect the county's natural resources and quality of life through developing and recommending growth management strategies.

This, he said, “encourages community growth through sound land use development practices.”

Bob Shannon, the group's founder, repeated the familiar charge of documented history of prior mismanagement in the county's government in general and the Planning Department in particular.

“Over the last decade several major blow ups ended up costing KW tax payers millions of dollars,” he said, “from the water /sewer issues, to the pumping station fiasco at a local subdivision to the Urban Development Grants that caused King William to have to comply with some highly questionable zoning rules.”

Horton, who took over the top spot in fall of 2016, detailed several initiatives to specifically address these concerns including tightening the release of Surety Bonds and multi-agency cooperation in evaluating plans and monitoring progress of major developments. .

County Supervisors Bob Ehrhart (Mangohick) and Dave Hansen (Manquin) who were in the audience, commended Horton on the record thus far of his department's efficiency and avoiding what some characterize as 'good ole boy practices' of the past.

King William County's Planning Department is responsible for long-range planning for land use and transportation and for reviewing and updating the County's Comprehensive Plan, Zoning and Subdivision Ordinances. It is also responsible for processing and reviewing land disturbance and zoning permits, rezoning, conditional use and special exception requests, plans of development, subdivision proposals and erosion and sediment control for the County. Planning staff also provides support to the Board of Supervisors, Planning Commission, Board of Zoning Appeals and the Historic Preservation and Architectural Review Board on matters involving long-range planning and development review policy. More information at http://kingwilliamcounty.us/departments-and-services/planning-department/

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As the old Adage goes "The road to hell is paved with good intentions"

Pick up your phone, get on your computer and send Greenwood Moskalski and Hodges an e-mail,
show up at these publically posted meetings and speak up--------or plan on opening up your wallets
again when these new planned wasteful projects bills come due. Public opinion is turning in our favor,
now is not the time to take our collective foots off the gas.

Middle Peninsula Planning District Meeting; where the following was announced:

Vet 'Project 30114 - CDBG Planning Grant - Pamunkey Tribe Broadband Project

This project looks to conceptually link the six counties of the Middle Peninsula using the Microwave - E911 Communications systems (or other technology approaches) to create a regional broadband network to deliver broadband services across the Middle Peninsula region under one unified platform. Localities for evaluation include: Essex, Gloucester, King & Queen, King William, Mathews, and Middlesex Counties.'

... Assembled RFP review committee to rank and score received proposals under the DHCD broadband planning grant. Design Nine was selected as the preferred consulting firm for the planning and assessment work.'

It is the understanding, that the Pamunkey Tribal Council has approved the program using Federal Funding (NO funding is needed from King William citizens).

What a shame, that the folks within our County government and the King William County EDA who knew this 'public information' on May 15th; could not share this information with us prior to the Supervisors of Districts 1, 2, and 3 including $230,000 in the 2018 County Budget for Broadband on Monday May 22nd. Anyone want to take bets, as to the Budget $230,000 being returned to the Taxpayers of King William.

The verification documentation to the aforementioned can be found on line at the MPPDC website page 25 of the MPPDC Executive Director's Report of Regional Progress dated May 15, 2017 or contact the Executive Director of the MPPDC at LLawrence@mppdc.com.

As long as you are talking or typing to the MPPD "Ask" How The All Hazards Mitigation Plan will change how you use your property with the newly added Sea Level rise plus 6 feet.





Subject: K.W Supervisors exhibit indifference to Conservatives concerns.

The budget discussions are fixated on how to spend the increasing amount
of anticipated new revenue, and the unassigned reserve fund balance of
$8,000,000.00 . No mention of lowering taxes and returning the excess to
taxpayer’s. 17 months ago voters sent a loud & clear message by throwing
3 incumbent Supervisors out of office.

Pay raises, a half dozen new vehicles, fringe benefits that are out of control
and more dough to the bloated public sector pensions. Supervisor Hodges
made a campaign pledge to “pick up the pennies” a rather sophomoric
reference that he would be a good steward of the public’s money. In 17
months he has gone from picking up pennies to casually throwing money
away by the bucketful.

You can pick up the phone or stand still like sheep being led to slaughter.

Bob Shannon
Central Garage


Broadband consultants collect hefty fees as
they push taxpayer-supported networks

If you build it, they will come.

It’s not just fictional Iowa corn farmer Ray Kinsella hearing those words.

More and more, local governments across the country are getting such positive feedback from consultants, who recommend the construction of expensive taxpayer- or ratepayer-supported broadband networks with promises the moves will attract businesses and improve the area’s quality of life. Kelly McCutchen, president of Georgia Public Policy Foundation, said unlike government leaders, consultants can’t be held accountable for the results by voters.

“They’ll tell them they can do it cheaper, and it’s not based in reality,” McCutchen told Watchdog. “And taxpayers are left holding the bag.”

“Typically these consultants are the only ones that come out good on these deals,” he said.

He points to Marietta, which sold its FiberNet broadband system at a loss of $24 million in 2004. Its fiber-optic system, stretching from Kennesaw to Alpharetta and partially into Atlanta, had all of 180 customers along its 210-mile route when the city got rid of it.

Bill Dunaway, then the mayor, who ran on a platform that included dumping FiberNet, told USA Today the city couldn’t keep up with the necessary equipment upgrades.

“That’s why we should not be in this business — you have to keep reinvesting,” he said.

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Government-owned Internet projects are a bad deal for taxpayers, consumers

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THE DIRTY DOZEN:Examining the Failure of America’s Biggest & Most Infamous Taxpayer-Funded Broadband Networks

CEDAR FALLS UTILITIES - In 2015, President Barack Obama visited Cedar Falls to highlight the town’s municipal broadband service

In his speech lauding Cedar Falls government broadband service, Obama failed to mention that residents who signed up for Iowa’s first gigabit network initially paid $275 a month. That gig service, while now cheaper, remains unaffordable for many potential customers – residential customers pay $147 per month for the service, while business customers pay an astounding $895 every month.


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Taxpayer Funded Broadband Is A Waste of Money by Ross Marchand on 2017-01-24

Across the country, taxpayer-funded broadband systems have been failing at
an alarming rate. In examining a regional initiative to bring municipal broadband
to sixteen cities, the Utah state legislature found extensive budget overruns,
construction delays, and lack of consumer demand. Taxpayers in Provo, Utah are
still on the line for their broadband system’s $40 million debt, after the
government sold the network to Google for $1. Orlando, Fla. had a failed 17-month
stint with a public Wi-Fi network, which cost the city about $1,800 a month and
only serviced 30 users daily.

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Dear Editor

Subject: Broadband Committee Deception-----Is it by design? .

Over the years I have learned the nuances of the not so clever advocates for
bigger government, often motivated by a design to off load expenses that
otherwise would be partially or entirely funded by themselves…..if not for
their recognition that grant money is possibly available to further their aims.
Issuing Bonds (new debt) is also under consideration to help pay for this since
these same folks are often shielded by a myriad of tax exemptions that
minimize their share of the costs in paying back the debt. These advocates
are republicans and democrats, in equal proportion.

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Letter Dated 03/07/17

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The King William Tea Party

Candidate (B.O.S.) Questionnaire

"Why Would You Vote For Anyone
That Won't Answer All the Questions You Need Answered
To Make an Informed Decision - Before The Election" ?

In Our Ongoing Efforts To Provide Voters With the Information On the Candidates'
Positions - We sent 14 Questions in a Questionnaire To All
Candidates Running for the Board of Supervisor Position.

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BOS Election Questionnaire

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The Mindset of Our Elected Officials

1. Support the continuation of increased State funding for the K-12 Education
2.Support equal authority among all of the counties to levy & collect a tobacco tax
3.Enable counties , on the initiative and action by their governing bodies, to
establish a meals tax, without referendum, at a rate not to exceed 8 percent.

Let's invite King William taxpayers to see for themselves the mindset of our elected
officials. 16 States have experienced declining school age populations and " increased funding"
as if no consideration should be even weighed as to KW student population projections.......just
increase the funding ?

The second and third both note either a new tax or authority to raise an existing one ( meals tax).
The special wording----WITHOUT REFERENDUM--- is worth highlighting since it clearly embodies
the mentality that citizens should shut up and just sit down............"we know what's best for you"

This is a textbook example of why I have driven the issue of the G.A passing Referendum Reform here
in Virginia. The Wall St. Journal cited 2 years ago in an article discussing the various states laws
on Citizen driven referendums, and called out Virginia ,stating " Virginia's referendum laws are from
the dark ages" Perhaps this might make a interesting topic for the local newspapers who might have
some interest in exposing why the G.A drags their feet, when citizens want more control over local
taxing/spending related issues. It is not without note that they included that very specific language"
without referendum" in their letter.

These Board members continue to cite the " state mandates" that drive spending up in localities
being forced to spend money to satisfy these mandates forced upon them. Perhaps I missed it....but
do you see any mention of asking the G.A to freeze or eliminate any of these mandates they like to
whine about ? Or is it perhaps just a convenient excuse they roll out again and again when they raise
taxes ?

Bob Shannon


School Spending Will Increase This Year In Spite Of Falsehoods Promoted By Chairman Greenwood
Greenwood Called A Reduction In Debt Service Payments A Spending Cut
Greenwood Campaigned And Told Voters He Intended To Cut Spending
Greenwood Claimed - The Level Of Funding Initially Proposed By The State And Later Reduced
A "Spending Cut" To The School Budget

-------------The Facts Tell A Different Story------------------

Kw County Schools Will Spend Hundreds Of Thousands More This Year
Than Last Year------Greenwood Is Misleading Citizens, And He Knows It!
Does A School System With 4 Schools Really Need A Superintendent And
An Assistant Superintendent?
These 2 Positions Alone Account For
Almost $300,000 In Annual Salaries /Benefits !


Kw County Has An Excessive Reserve Fund Of Some 6.4 Million Dollars?
The .02 Reduction In The Real Estate Tax Rate Is Nothing More Than
A Loan Of Your Money To Give A Home Owner A $38 Reduction In His/Her Tax Bill
Greenwood Borrowed (From You) $38 To Give You A $38 Tax Reduction On Your Tax.

-------------Does That Make Any Sense To You?--------------

Why Does The B.O.S Keep Such A Large Reserve Balance?
To Fund Their Pet Projects And Wish List Items
This Is Why Government Spending Is Out Of Control.
The Solution
----Reduce The Reserve Fund Level Permanently.
If Citizens Allow Them To Keep This Large Balance - Just What Will They Do?

-------------Spend, Spend ,Spend !---------------------------

Supervisor Greenwood , Moskalski And Hodges Voted To Fund A New Regional
Government Economic Commission With Your Tax Dollars
This - In Spite Of Not Answering The Following Question........
What Do We Have To Show For The $200,000 Spent In The Last 10 Years
On An " Economic Consultant " Where Did That Money Go, To Whom And For Just What

------------- Specifically ? ------------

Either They Can Not Or Will Not Answer That Question---We've Tried
So Why Throw More Of Our Hard Earned Money In Another

-------------- Government Boondoggle Program -----------------

85% Of The Money Will Be Spent On Salaries /Benefits For Another
Government Entity With Nothing To Show For It, No Different Than The Last
10 Years And $200,000 Already Spent That They Refuse To Account For !


A Must Read !!

On Jan 11, 2015

The Richmond Times-Dispatch obtained local,
state and government employees’ names,
job titles and salaries using the state’s
Freedom of Information statute. As
required by law, the governments and school
systems provided information for more than
42,000 employees.

The FOI request for the fiscal year that
began July 1, 2013, and ended June 31, 2014,
is part of The Times-Dispatch’s
ongoing effort to report to you findings about
government spending and the use of taxpayer
The newspaper used the data
to create this searchable database.

The Times-Dispatch removed part-time workers
and those reported as less than $10,000 a year
before calculating the median salary of $44,056.
The names of employees who fall below that median
are not included in the online database.

To Read the Times Dispatch article and Information:
(This will put you on the last page of the King William
county information. Click on "Search Again" to view other
local county salaries)

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News Release - Mar 24, 2016

Left Picture - Bret Schardein, King William County's Director of Community Development and Right - 4th District (Manquin) Supervisor David Hansen and
3rd District (Aylett) Supervisor Stephen

“Affordable housing” project questioned at KWTP meeting.

King William, Va., 24 Mar 16. In a presentation to the King William TEA Party, Bret Schardein, King William County's
Director of Community Development, detailed the permit review process for King William Manor and King William Place, a
proposed high-density, multi-level housing project near the Central Crossing intersection of Route 360 and 30.

Packett Developers/Mark-Dana Corporation seeks to build up to 208 rental apartments and 20 town homes to provide “affordable
housing” for low to moderate income individuals, families, and seniors, raising concerns from some over how this might impact
the quality of life in the area, home values, traffic congestion, as well as strain on county schools, social services and law enforcement.

“There are four main areas of the review,” Schardein said, “traffic, utilities, demand, and property values.”

While explaining each of these, he fielded questions and comments from the attendees, including 3rd District (Aylett) Supervisor Stephen
Greenwood and 4th District (Manquin) Supervisor David Hansen.

Among concerns voiced by Hansen were the initial plan characterizing the county as “blighted,” and problematic changes that
are likely to be required as a result of the developer applying for government assistance or other financing. These include VHDA (
Virginia Housing Development Authority) for financing through their senior and workforce tax credit affordable housing programs.

Greenwood pointed out that the developer's original plans, presented to the Board of Supervisors back in August 2015 and recently
approved on a 3 to 2 vote, will have to go back through the entire process of public comment and official review if there are notable

This will give King William's citizens – particularly those previously unaware of this project – the opportunity to weigh
in pro or con.

Documentation of the developer's original PowerPoint presentation as well as additional information is available on KWTP's website

KWTP's info packed meetings are open to all citizens of good will. They begin promptly at 7 PM and you'll be out by 8. Usually held on
the second and fourth Thursdays each month at the Upper King William Library. “If we can't even bring taxes and spending under
control in King William, there's no hope for America.” More information at www.kwteaparty.com


King William "TEA" Party
(Taxed Enough Already)

What Can I Say ?

If You like What we do - Your Donations will Make it Happen !!

How To Donate:

Mail A Check:
Payable To - King William Tea Party Inc

King William Tea Party Inc.
106 Cherry Hill Circle, East
Aylett, VA 23009


Come to Our Meetings and Donate There.

How are your Donations Spent?

1. The Materials that create the Yellow signs you see around the county.
2. The ads and inserts you see and get in the local Newspapers.
3. Some of our Meetings call for space to be paid for.

Not a penny of the Donations goes to a salary for any of our volunteers and officiers.
In fact they donate their materials, time and talent without protest and all for a reward
of knowing they are among the last defenders of the freedoms we were given by our Founding Fathers.

If our Tax Dollars were spent in like manner - There would be no National Debt.

King William TEA (Taxed Enough Already) Party