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Culpeper Times • April 7-13, 2016



New county administrator John Egertson who has been serving as Interim County Administrator since Ernie Hoch’s departure in January was named Culpeper’s County Administrator Tuesday. Egertson has worked for the County of Culpeper nearly 30 years starting as the County Zoning Administrator and then named Director of Planning in August 1991. John Egertson said that Egertson he will consider next steps soon in the replacement of a planning director. For many years Egertson worked closely with longtime county administrator Frank Bossio who retired in 2015. “I am so pleased that John has taken the helm. I can think of no better prepared, more talented, or perfectly suited individual to take, "Team Culpeper" to the next level. He is genuine leader and lover of people who possesses not only great vision but the innate drive and knowledge to achieve it,” said Bossio Tuesday.


Rappahannock County Administrator John McCarthy retires after 30 years of service. RAPPAHANNOCK COUNTY

New county administrator named In the county chatter box for several months, Rappahannock County Administrator John W. McCarthy announced Monday his retirement, effective June 30, 2016, after 30 years of service to Rappahannock County. McCarthy was hired as Zoning Administrator and Administrative Assistant to the Board of Supervisors in 1986, becoming Rappahannock’s first County Administrator in 1988. He also currently serves as Chairman of the RappahannockRapidan Regional Commission and the Virginia Municipal League Insurance Programs (VMLIP), positions he will resign effective May 1, 2016. Deputy County Administrator Debbie A. Keyser will succeed Mr. McCarthy as County Administrator effective on May 1, 2016. Ms. Keyser was hired COURTESY PHOTO by Rappahannock Rappahannock’s County in February 2015 as Deputy County Assistant County Administrator Debbie Keyser Administrator, will assume the before being named as Deputy role of County in July 2015. She Administrator May 1. has previously served as County Administrator in Jefferson County, West Virginia.


Pretty Pastries


When I first walked into Cabrera's Bakery I felt like I had entered a pastry paradise. Shelves were covered with a variety of goods and it just smelled wonderful. Everyone there was very friendly, especially the owner Cecilia Cabrera, shown here. They have an extensive menu to choose from. Cabrera's is located on the corner of Duke Street (101 Duke St. Suite 111) and North Main. Check them out! Editor’s Note: Donuts are deliciously large and tasty. ➤ Check out Rich’s blog at and Faces of Culpeper on Facebook


Budget and Business Responsible for the preparation of the FY17 county budget, Egertson and staff have been working diligently to tweak the proposed $158M budget which represents no tax increase to county residents. The Board of Supervisors of Culpeper County will hold a public hearing for the purposes of public information and fiscal planning regarding the proposed budget. The hearing will be held on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 7 p.m. at the County Administration Building, at 302 North Main Street, Culpeper Virginia. In other business, the board unanimously approved a motion to enter into a contract with Design Nine for $86,250 for a broadband assessment and feasibility study. Economic Development Director Carl Sachs said that together with tourism, the Chamber and CRI, they would host a Business Appreciation Day on May 12 from 5-8 .m. at Old House Vineyards.


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April 7th, 2016 -- Culpeper Times  

April 7th, 2016 -- Culpeper Times