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Culpeper Consolidation Vote (2009)

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A Culpeper Consolidation Vote may have taken place in Culpeper, Virginia in 2009.

If the consolidation proposal had been put on the ballot and passed, the town of Culpeper would have become a special tax district called “the shire of Culpeper” and the new county government would have assumed ownership and oversight of the town’s utilities, taxes, buildings, property and records.[1]

The town government had 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 took place in mid-January 2009.

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