Culpeper Consolidation Vote (2009)

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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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