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Northampton County is the southern 35 miles of a 70 mile long stretch of the Delmarva Peninsula known as Virginia's Eastern Shore. "The Shore" as it is affectionately named, is cradled by the Atlantic Ocean and Chesapeake Bay or what is known locally as Bayside and Seaside. The Seaside, in particular, contains the largest island wilderness chain on the U.S. Eastern Seaboard.
The Shore is a place that has somehow managed to remain relatively unchanged through the times. Its pristine condition is mainly a result of the surrounding waters of the Chesapeake Bay and the County's isolation to large East Coast metropolises such as Virginia's Tidewater Area (Virginia Beach & Norfolk). Generations of families have been left to their own and have created a rich tradition of living off the land through farming and fishing. For centuries a unique harmony, between mankind and nature, has evolved from these circumstances.
Northampton County's central location on the Eastern Seaboard places it less than a 1 day drive from areas such as New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C.
Northampton County contains numerous natural and cultural sites, including two large public parks, Eastern Shore of Virginia National Wildlife Refuge and Kiptopeke State Park, located at the southern end of the county. Historic townships, such as Eastville, Cheriton and Cape Charles contain buildings that speak to over 350 years of architectural design in the United States.
Pursuant to the Code of Virginia Section 15.2-2507, the Northampton County Board of Supervisors will hear public comments on the following proposed amendment to its Fiscal Year 2014 County Budget on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. in the Board Room of the County Administration Building, 16404 Courthouse Road, Eastville, Virginia.
The proposed amendment is a request from the Northampton County School Board for an increase of $2,034,795.00, in order to appropriate the balances remaining in the Federal awards listed below after all Fiscal Year 2013 reimbursements were processed:
Account Description and Funds Remaining From Prior Year Awards:
Title I, Part A (Basic Programs) $ 466,967.96
Title I, Part C (Migrant) $ 252,291.88
Title VI-B, Special Education (Sect. 611) $ 128,626.48
Learn-2-Suceed CIG $ 166.73
Title VI-B Sped Pk (Sect. 619) $ 5,823.40
Title VI-B Rural and Low Income Schools $ 23,567.44
Title III, Part A (Language Acquisition) $ 37,660.71
Title II, Part A (Teacher Quality) $ 109,403.71
School Improvement 1003G $1,010,286.69
Total: $ 2,034,795.00
Persons interested in this matter should attend the public hearing in order to express their views.
Handicapped assistance available: 757/678-0440.
Katherine H. Nunez
By action of the Northampton County Board of Supervisors, the work sessions scheduled for Monday, November 25, 2013 and Monday, December 23, 2013 are hereby cancelled.
Eastern Shore Rural Health System, Inc.
Many Americans can now enroll in affordable health insurance plans through the new Health Insurance Marketplace at healthcare.gov. Enrollment specialists based at Eastern Shore Rural Health System, Inc. centers have been trained to help Eastern Shore of Virginia residents evaluate options and enroll in affordable health insurance plans through the Marketplace.
The Marketplace offers private health insurance.
Every private insurance plan in the Marketplace will offer comprehensive coverage, from doctors to medications to hospital visits.
If you need assistance contact a specialist at a Rural Health center near you:
Allison @ Atlantic & Chincoteague @ 824-5676 x637
Meghan @ Bayview & Franktown @ 442-4819 x362
Ellen @ Onley @ 787-7374 x767
Northampton County is pleased to announce the opening of the Eastville Waste Collection Center – the County’s sixth solid waste collection site – on Thursday, January 2, 2014.
Hours of Operation:
Monday-Saturday - 7:30 a.m – 6 p.m.
Sunday - 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.
The Northampton County Sanitary Landfill/Transfer Station and the Birdsnest, Bayview, Wardtown, Hare Valley and Cheapside Waste Collection Centers will be closed on Wednesday, December 25, 2013 and Wednesday, January 1, 2014. Please plan your solid waste disposal accordingly.
The Winter Hours Schedule will commence at the Northampton County Sanitary Landfill on Saturday, November 2, 2013 and run through February 22, 2014. That means that on Saturdays, the landfill’s operating hours will be 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.
Please plan your solid waste disposal accordingly.
In accordance with the Northampton County Board of Supervisors’ policy, please be advised that there will be appointment vacancies, effective December 31, 2013, on the following commissions and boards:
EASTERN SHORE COMMUNITY SERVICES BOARD
EASTERN SHORE RC&D COUNCIL (two vacancies)
NORTHAMPTON COUNTY RECREATION BOARD (one District 2 vacancy and two At-Large Vacancies)
NORTHAMPTON COUNTY WETLANDS BOARD
PURCHASE OF DEVELOPMENT RIGHTS COMMITTEE
If citizens are interested in serving on any of these boards or commissions, they should contact the County Administrator’s Office and complete a Board Bank Application not later than Friday, November 25, 2013. The Board Bank Application is also available below.
2013 Reassessment Values
To check your 2013 reassessment click the link below:
2013 Reassessment Book (PDF 6.8MB)
Payments for Real Estate and Personal Property taxes can be made at Official Payments website.
Northampton County Low Lying Areas
Land Use Information and Application Links:
Please note that §33.010 (Land Use Program) of the County Code was repealed on August 11, 2009.