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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.


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PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT

Northampton County Tornado Response Press Release #4

Situation Overview:

A strong thunderstorm with damaging winds and hail impacted the Cherrystone Campground area of Northampton County around 0830 on July 24, 2014. Impacts from this wind event were extensive with many overturned campers and vehicles. In addition many campsite patrons were injured, at this time the Northampton EOC is reporting 35 injuries requiring hospitalization and 2 confirmed fatalities. National Weather Service Wakefield visited the site and has a confirmed the damage is consistent with an EF-1 tornado.

Response:

Northampton County declared a state of emergency immediately following initial response. Search and rescue operations were immediate and were well coordinated amongst various Federal, State and local agencies. A mandatory evacuation of the campground was issued and approximately 1,380 visitors to the campsite were evacuated to Northampton High School for temporary shelter. Many camp patrons found individual shelter options while others sheltered at the Northampton shelter. In the late afternoon, camp patrons were allowed temporary access to the campsite to retrieve personal items. Northampton County requested assistance from the Hampton Roads Incident Management Team to continue overnight operational planning and coordination. This team will serve in an incident support role for Northampton County to assist in the recovery efforts. By 2100 the night of July 24th the Northampton shelter was closed as most camp patrons had found temporary housing solutions.

Today, camp patrons will be allowed additional site access for the purposes of property recovery and personal property damage assessment. Governor Terry McAullife will arrive at the campsite at 1045 to conduct a site assessment and deliver a press conference. Media assets will be allowed to park at a designated staging area and will be allowed limited and controlled access within the campsite.

Donations:

No further food and water donations are needed at this time. If the community needs to contribute to the disaster recovery efforts please give monetary donations through these local efforts:

American Red Cross
https://www.redcross.org/quickdonate/index.jsp

Salvation Army
https://donate.salvationarmyusa.org/sslpage.aspx?pid=206

Virginia Disaster Relief Fund
https://egov.virginia.gov/GOV/DonateNow

The state of emergency has been lifted effective 8:30 a.m., Friday, July 25, 2014.




News Release
Northampton County, Virginia
Date: July 24, 2014
Time: 8:45 p.m.

As of 8:45 p.m. this evening, we have made lodging arrangements for all families impacted by this tragedy. The emergency shelter is closing effective 9:00 p.m. tonight. CHERRYSTONE CAMPGROUND IS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

Thanks to all those who made donations of water, food, clothing and other items for those impacted by this event. We have ceased accepting these types of donations; however, the Red Cross will be accepting cash donations for the families of this tragedy.

We confirm that two (2) fatalities were sustained and 30+ patients were transported to various area hospitals.

Damages can be reported to the County’s Emergency Management Office at 757-678-0442.



RESOLUTION
DECLARATION OF A LOCAL EMERGENCY

WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors of the County of Northampton does hereby find that due to the tornado which occurred on July 24, 2014, the County of Northampton is facing a condition of extreme peril which necessitates the proclamation of the existence of an emergency in order to provide mitigation, preparedness, and activities to protect life and property;

NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY PROCLAIMED that an emergency now exists throughout said County; and

IT IS FURTHER PROCLAIMED AND ORDERED that during the existence of said emergency the powers, functions, and duties of the Director of Emergency Services, and the Peacetime Emergency organization of the County of Northampton shall be those prescribed by state law and the ordinances, resolutions, and approved plans of the County of Northampton in order to mitigate the effects of said emergency.

Date: July 24, 2014

Time: 8:30 a.m.



News Release
Northampton County, Virginia
Date: July 24, 2014
Time: 11:00 AM

At approximately 8:30 this morning, a tornado struck the Cherrystone area just north of Cape Charles, VA and moved across the lower Eastern Shore (DelMarVa Peninsula) toward the east over parts of Cheriton. The area impacted includes some of the more populated neighborhoods in the county. Early reports indicate heavy damage was sustained.

A tornado alert was issued just before the storm hit. However, one heavily impacted area was a concentration of camp vehicles along the Chesapeake Bay.

A count of residents/visitors at Cherrystone Campground was listed at 1,328 as of last night. At this time, two fatalities have been confirmed and approximately 150-175 people, who have lost their shelter, are being transported from the campground to a local emergency shelter.

Damages can be reported to the County’s Emergency Management Office at 757-678-0442.

 


News Release
Northampton County, Virginia
Date: July 24, 2014
Time: 9:21 AM

At approximately 8:30 this morning, a tornado struck the Cherrystone area just north of Cape Charles, VA and moved across the lower Eastern Shore (DelMarVa Peninsula) toward the east over parts of Cheriton. The area impacted includes some of the more populated neighborhoods in the county. Early reports indicate heavy damage was sustained.
Currently all EMS, fire and public safety resources of the county and towns are fully deployed in the area helping with evacuation or treatment of injured persons. No definitive count of injury is available at this time.
A tornado alert was issued just before the storm hit. However, one heavily impacted area was a concentration of camp vehicles along the Chesapeake Bay.



PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT

Public Notice

The Northampton County Joint Industrial Development Authority (JIDA)

Regularly scheduled meetings will be on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 9:15a.m.

Meeting Location
16404 Courthouse Road, Eastville
Northampton County Administration, Upstairs Conference Room #201


Public Notice

The Northampton County Planning Commission will meet on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. in the Board Chambers located at 16404 Courthouse Road in Eastville, Va., for the purpose of conducting regular business and a public hearing on the following matter.

A. Special Use Permit 2014-08: Wood Lee Terrace Development Co., MCM Cape Charles, LLC has applied to expand an existing 965 gallon per day drainfield to a 2165 gallon per day mass drainfield to accommodate the addition of a 2,580 square foot Veterinary Clinic at 22491 Lankford Highway, in the Food Lion Shopping Center. The property contains 2.37 acres and is identified as Tax Map 84, double circle 4, parcel D and is zoned EB, Existing Business.

The Northampton County Board of Supervisors will also conduct a public hearing on the above items on Tuesday, August 12th at 7:00 p.m. in the Board Chambers.
The application will be on file and open to public inspection in the office of the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors and in the Department of Planning & Zoning located at 16404 Courthouse Road, Eastville, VA. Anyone wishing to comment on the above item is invited to attend the meetings and make their comments known. Written comments can be submitted to the Dept. of Planning & Zoning at P.O. Box 538, Eastville, VA 23347.
Handicapped assistance available: Please telephone (757) 678-0440, extension 516 at least 48 hours in advance.


Public Notice

Regular meetings of the Ad-Hoc Emergency Care Committee will be held at 3:00 pm in the Main Conference Room (second floor) of the County Administration Building, 16404 Courthouse Road, Eastville, Virginia, on the following dates. The public is invited to attend.

July 24, 2014
August 28, 2014
September 12, 2014


Community Meeting

The public is cordially invited to attend a “Community Meeting” concerning the Northampton Middle School Renovation Project.

This meeting will be held on Thursday, July 10, 2014, from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the former Northampton Middle School located at 7247 Young Street, Machipongo, Va.

The County’s architectural/engineering firm, DJG, Inc., will be in attendance to lead the discussion and solicit comments associated with this project. The intent of the meeting is to assist in the development of a master plan for the re-use of this facility. Preliminary planning envisions extensive renovation of the structure, up to and including demolition of portions of the building.



Northampton County's Adopted FY15 Annual Budget

FY15 Budget Resolution

Northampton County's Adopted FY15 Annual Budget



2014 Summer Rabies Vaccination

Sponsored By:
Participating Eastern Shore Veterinarians
in cooperation with the
Accomack and Northampton Sheriff’sDepartments
and the Eastern Shore Health District

Click HERE for more details!

 


Northern Northampton County
Ground Water Summit

The Eastern Shore of Virginia Ground Water Committee Presents a Free, Public Educational Event Summarizing the Specific Ground Water Conditions for Eastville, Nassawadox, Exmore & surrounding areas.

Click here for more information.



Public Notice

The County of Northampton, pursuant to  the authority granted by Va. Code Ann. §15.2-906,  hereby notifies the following property owners and lien holders that there is located on their property a building, wall or other structure which might endanger the public health or safety of other residents of the County, and that if the owner and or/ lien holder of such property fails to remove, repair or secure the building, wall or other structure, within thirty (30) days of this publication, the County may remove the structure or make necessary repairs.
In the event the County, through its own agents or employees, removes repairs or secures any building, wall or any other, the cost or expenses thereof shall be chargeable to and paid by the owners of such property and may be collected by the County as taxes are collected. 


Property Owner

Lien Holder

Property Address

Shore Hospitality LLC c/o Peacock Holdings VA LLC

 

Tax Map 00112-0A-00-013

29140 Lankford Hwy

Onley, Louis c/o Onley, Louis Jr

 

Tax Map 00013-01-00-025 

5155 Saltworks Rd

Howell, Arlenia F (dec’d) c/o Isureal Mondray

 

Tax Map 00077-0A-00-060

5202 Cobb’s Station Rd

Johnson, William L. Jr

 

Tax Map 00015-0A-00-178

10332 Harevalley Dr

Greg R. O’Bier

 

Tax Map 00085-0A-00-039

22128 Raymond Ln

Riley, Thomas E. & Arline P

 

Tax Map 00013-0A-00-030

5191 Saltworks Rd

Jones, Larry

 

Tax Map 0015C-0A-00-02B

6160 Lankford Hwy

Lewis, Dorothy etals c/o Tolliver, Barbara

 

Tax Map 0015C-0A-00 -001

6172 Lankford Hwy

21st Century Investment Corp c/o Mother Willis

 

Tax Map 00112-0A-00-071

4224 Kiptopeke Dr

Brickhouse, Robert L. (dec’d) c/o Godwin, Juanita B

 

Tax Map 0015C-01-00-000CB

5539 Bayside Rd

Godwin, Juanita B & Brickhouse, Robert Lee, Brickhouse, Roscoe

 

Tax Map 0015D-03-00-001 

6071 Bayside Rd

Questions regarding this public notice please contact the Code Compliance Department at (757) 678-5296.


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.

Documents related to the March 11, 2014 Public Hearing

March 11, 2014 Power Point Presentation (7.1MB)

 


Ad-hoc Emergency Care Committee - Information

Press Release

Ad-hoc Emergency Care Committee report to Board 2-6-14 - revised HBC



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



2013 Reassessment Values

To check your 2013 reassessment click the link below:

2013 Reassessment Book (PDF 6.8MB)

 


TAX PAYMENTS:

Payments for Real Estate and Personal Property taxes can be made at Official Payments website.

 


Northampton County Low Lying Areas

Map of Northampton County Low Lying Areas

 


Land Use Information and Application Links:

Press Release

Land Use Policies & Financial Budget Overview

Code of Virginia - "Agricultural and Forestal District Act"

Adopted AFD Policy

AFD Application Ranking System

Applications:

Application for the creation of or addition to agricultural/forestal districts.

Please note that §33.010 (Land Use Program) of the County Code was repealed on August 11, 2009.

 


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