Category Archives: BOS Chairman Scott York

Um, which river did you mean?

Leesburg rainfall totals from May 3-5 aren’t particularly high for the month of May, but swollen streams in Lansdowne show dramatic effects of erosion that has occurred since construction of Riverside High School (RHS). It opened in September 2015 on land purchased … Continue reading

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Loudoun County Real Estate Tax Bill: $67

While everyone in Loudoun County pays the same real estate tax rate, not everyone pays taxes on 100% of the value of their property. Some property owners apply to have their real estate taxes deferred under programs that set aside … Continue reading

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‘Tell the story, but tell it all.’

The Leesburg Town Council could vote as soon as Tuesday, July 28, whether to approve Loudoun County’s request to demolish four historic buildings on Edwards Ferry Road to clear the site for a huge new courts complex. Loudoun County officials have … Continue reading

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Bait and Switched

Confused about the location of Riverside High School? That might be because it was not built on a parcel of land purchased by the Loudoun Board of Supervisors from the National Conference Center in 2011. This is the draft design initially … Continue reading

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Commuter Choppering to Egypt Farm

Collegiality: When an elected board whose members represent distinct geographic areas must decide a narrow initiative — like flying a helicopter to avoid Northern Virginia traffic — the majority customarily defers to the colleague whose constituents are most affected. But eight Loudoun supervisors voted together to overcome local opposition to one businessman’s … Continue reading

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What is wrong with Loudoun County?

In Loudoun County, when law enforcement is summoned to throw a journalist out of an open public meeting at the request of local officials drunk on their own power, even the two town newspapers turn away. But in Cumming, Georgia, everyone knows that if … Continue reading

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National Conference Center gets capital infusion as debt trades hands

by Rebecca Cooper, Staff Reporter Washington Business Journal March 21,2014 The National Conference Center is about to get an infusion of capital after a California-based real estate investment company purchased an unpaid loan balance of $36.9 million for the Leesburg property. PCCP … Continue reading

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NCC’s price tag

The National Conference Center in Lansdowne was built in 1974 as Xerox Training Center, later Xerox Document University with small guest rooms sharing a bathroom. The Whitehall Funds (WXIII/Oxford DTC) purchased it from Xerox in June 2000 for $37.7 million, taking … Continue reading

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Assessments higher? What a surprise!

“Tim Hemstreet, County Administrator, presented the Board with a proposed plan for Fiscal Year 2014 which totals about $1.8 billion in appropriations for the county and the school system.  If approved, this would mean the tax rate would stay the … Continue reading

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Sixteen cents

Earlier this year Supervisor Ralph Buona (R-Ashburn), chair of the finance committee, favored starting out the budget direction with an equalized rate, one that will keep the average homeowner’s tax bill level. County finance staff estimate an equalized tax rate … Continue reading

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