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{{update}}A '''Culpeper Consolidation Vote''' may take place in [[wikipedia:Culpeper, Virginia|Culpeper, Virginia]] in 2009 if it is determined that consolidation supporters led by Joe Daniel collected enough signatures to force the consolidation to a vote.
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{{lbm update}}A '''Culpeper Consolidation Vote''' may take place in [[wikipedia:Culpeper, Virginia|Culpeper, Virginia]] in 2009 if it is determined that consolidation supporters led by Joe Daniel collected enough signatures to force the consolidation to a vote.
  
 
If the consolidation proposal passes, the town of Culpeper would become a special tax district called “the shire of Culpeper” and the new county government would assume ownership and oversight of the town’s utilities, taxes, buildings, property and records.<ref>[http://www.starexponent.com/cse/news/local/article/petition_challenge_hearing_date_set/26562/ ''Star Exponent'', "Petition challenge hearing date set", December 20, 2008]</ref>
 
If the consolidation proposal passes, the town of Culpeper would become a special tax district called “the shire of Culpeper” and the new county government would assume ownership and oversight of the town’s utilities, taxes, buildings, property and records.<ref>[http://www.starexponent.com/cse/news/local/article/petition_challenge_hearing_date_set/26562/ ''Star Exponent'', "Petition challenge hearing date set", December 20, 2008]</ref>

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A Culpeper Consolidation Vote may take place in Culpeper, Virginia in 2009 if it is determined that consolidation supporters led by Joe Daniel collected enough signatures to force the consolidation to a vote.

If the consolidation proposal passes, the town of Culpeper would become a special tax district called “the shire of Culpeper” and the new county government would assume ownership and oversight of the town’s utilities, taxes, buildings, property and records.[1]

The town government has attempted to dismiss the consolidation effort making various claims such as:

  • Daniel’s petitions — signed by 1,000 town voters — were not filed with Town Council or the circuit court, as required by law.
  • Petition circulators did not witness each signature, as required by law.
  • A hearing on these concerns takes place in mid-January 2009.

Those who support consolidation, such as Daniel, cite the failure of local governments to come together to provide adequate water and sewer serves.

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