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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.
The Northampton County Wetlands Board will meet Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. in the Board Chambers located at 16404 Courthouse Road in Eastville, Va., for the purpose of considering the following wetlands/coastal primary sand dunes matter under public hearing and to conduct regular business.
VMRC 2013-1843: Kimberly Jarvis and Savage Neck VA LLC have applied to construct a series of offshore stone revetments and associated tambolos. The tambolos will be constructed and then the rock breakwaters will be constructed. A preexisting access located on parcel 6B will be used to enter the project area. The properties are described as Tax Map 66, double circle A, parcels 6B & 6C and Tax Map 66, double circle 10, parcel 1 located on the Chesapeake Bay in the Savage Neck area.
The Board will assemble at 9:00 a.m. in the County Planning & Zoning Office located at 16404 Courthouse Road in Eastville, Va., and proceed to the property described above in order to conduct a field inspection.
Anyone interested in the above matter should attend the scheduled public hearing. The application may be viewed in the Planning & Zoning Department located at 16404 Courthouse Road in Eastville, Va. Written comments can be submitted to the Dept. of Planning & Zoning, P.O. Box 538, Eastville, VA 23347.
Handicapped Assistance Available: Please call (757) 678-0440 extension 542 at least 48 hours in advance.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Proposed 2014 Northampton County Zoning Code text and map
Proposed Chesapeake Bay Preservation Areas text and map
Notice is hereby provided that the County of Northampton Board of Supervisors and Planning Commission will hold a joint public hearing at the Northampton High School auditorium located at 16041 Courthouse Road, Eastville, VA 23347, on March 11, 2013, at 7:00 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is to review comprehensive amendments proposed to the Northampton County Zoning Code.
Public Information Meetings to be Held for Northampton County Proposed Zoning Code and Chesapeake Bay Protection Areas
Northampton County is sponsoring two public information meetings on the Board of Supervisor’s proposed zoning ordinance and zoning district map. The proposal will also separate the Chesapeake Bay Protection Areas ordinance into its own Chapter 158 of the Northampton Code. At these meetings there will be a brief overview of the proposal presented and citizens will have an informal opportunity to learn about the proposed zoning ordinance at information stations, ask questions of staff, and view large, detailed zoning maps for any changes to their particular property.
These information sessions are in addition to the public legal notice and mailings to property owners. The Board of Supervisors is very interested in receiving public comment prior to or at the public hearing on March 11, 2014. The Board of Supervisors hopes that these informational sessions will help the public become familiar with this important land use document. Full copies of the public hearing draft will be available for reference at the meetings. The public hearing draft is also available on-line at the County’s website at http://www.co.northampton.va.us/departments/planning.html or under the planning and zoning tab from the Home Page. Look under “Special Notes and Other Information”.
Public information meetings will be held as follows:
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 7:00 p.m.
Occohannock Elementary School
Thursday, February 27, 2014 7:00 p.m.
Kiptopeke Elementary School
Contact information: Charles McSwain:
firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 757-678-0440, option 6
Ad-hoc Emergency Care Committee - Information
The February 18, 2014 meeting of the Public Service Authority has been rescheduled for Monday, March 3, 2014, commencing at 7:00 p.m. in the Northampton County Administration Building Board Room. The purpose of the meeting will be a joint session with the Northampton County Board of Supervisors.
The Winter Hours Schedule will terminate at the Northampton County Sanitary Landfill at the end of February 2014. That means that commencing Saturday, March 1, 2014, the landfill’s operating hours will be 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Please plan your solid waste disposal accordingly.
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.
Location: 15552 Courthouse Rd. Eastville, VA 23347
Hours of Operation:
Monday-Saturday - 7:30 a.m – 6 p.m.
Sunday - 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.
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.