The Northumberland County Board of Supervisors had a public hearing in the county’s proposed budget for 2019-2020 and even though the proposal includes a six cents per hundred of value increase in the county’s real estate tax, nobody spoke against it. Jimmy Brann addressed it but did not outright oppose it. He only urged that the revenues it raises be handled carefully, particularly with regard to the county’s emergency services.
The Board cannot vote on the budget until seven days after the public hearing so no action was taken.
A request for a permit to open a brewery and tap room in Callao drew no opposition and was granted.
The brewery will be in the building now occupied by The Trading Post. Its owner, Daniel Corder, said he is having the building remodeled to accommodate the brewery and tap room which “will be a significant benefit to the county,” he said.
Lisa Dietz, president of the Callao Hometown Community Association which is spearheading the current Callao revitalization project, said the idea of the brewery has created excitement in the business community and the brewery will be “a great economic opportunity” for the town.
Light of Christ Anglican Church’s application for a permit to operate a kindergarten through third grade school in its building at the intersection of Avalon Road and Route 360 had been discussed at an earlier Board meeting and was granted without anyone speaking about the project.
For the full article, pick up the latest Northumberland Echo 5/15/19