Friday, January 13, 2017
U.S. Senator Tim Kaine
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, released the following statement on the nominations of General James Mattis to be Secretary of Defense and Rex Tillerson to be Secretary of State after participating in their confirmation hearings this week:
“I will support the nomination of General James Mattis to be Secretary of Defense. In his testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee yesterday, he demonstrated a clear-eyed view of our current national security environment and a deep appreciation for the challenges facing U.S. servicemembers and their families. I believe he is well-prepar
Buena Vista Tax No. 4130501
UPDATE May 18 – 5:30 pm: In an e-mail from assistant manager, Brian Townsend: “The [Scott and Ascension]Horchlers propose to continue to use a portion of the building as a ‘reception hall’ in a manner that the building had previously been utilized, and would renovate the remainder of the house as their residence. The property will need to be rezoned to accommodate the use as a single family residential dwelling in part.”
Townsend added that it will be available for lease for events such as weddings just like any other banquet hall and similar to the Fishburn Mansion.
May 17: Scott and Ascension Horchler want to buy the former Buena Vista Community Center for $75,000. Scott Horchler is employed by SunTrust in Richmond, Virginia. According to SunTrust Horchler has transitioned from Community Development to Government Regulations.
Three of the 12.7 acres will go with it for that price if approved by city council. Use of the building after historic renovation is unclear.
City manager Chris Morrill advises council in a letter attached to Monday’s council agenda that the property is valued at $250,000 and includes the mansion and three acres. The letter states that a 2003 assessment to renovate the mansion was $285,000.
The entire 12.7-acre parcel is assessed at $764,000 according the city’s GIS website. A public hearing on the sale will take place June 7 at 2:00 pm.
Posted By Valerie Garner
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