Promise Kept – Broadband
Countywide broadband internet service was one of the most critical needs in New Kent Count and the pandemic only amplified that need. New Kent County partnered with Cox on August 8, 2022 to create a fiber to every home and business network in the county. Current Cox customers will be upgraded to the new fiber network in the second phase which is to to completed by the end of 2026. District 5 had the highest number in need of service in the county and customers are already being connecting to the network. This $34 million dollar partnership was accomplished without raising taxes thanks to the prudent leadership of the Board of Supervisors.
Promise Kept – Station 4 in Lanexa
The long awaited Station 4 is becoming a reality in Lanexa! It should completed late Fall this year. See the latest tour here:
Interstate 64 Widening – Thanks to the forward thinking actions of the New Kent Board of Supervisors, New Kent joined the Central Virginia Transportation Authority. This gave New Kent a seat and a voice in the region to lobby for the widening of Interstate 64 through New Kent.
Promise Kept – Taxes
Keeping taxes low is a priority that has, and continues to be my goal. In 2019 the real estate tax rate was $.82 per $100, today it is $.67 per $100. The 2019 vehicle tax rate was $3.75 per $100, today it is $3.10 per $100. As a firm believer in limited government, I will continue to work to keep taxes low and spending at responsible levels.
Promise Kept – Strategic Planning
The Envision New Kent Strategic Plan has been completed and the New Kent County 2045 Comprehensive plan is currently being updated. These two documents lay out the future of our community for years to come and will serve as the guardrails for future development.
Promise Kept – Fiscal Responsibility
A perfect example – Quinton Elementary School opened in 2023. It was a $35 million project that came in on time, on budget and with no tax increases to fund it. This is yet another example of the forward thinking by the current Board of Supervisors in cooperation with the New Kent County School Board.
Promise Kept – Transparency
All of our meetings are now carried live and available for later viewing on the county’s YouTube channel. There are direct links on the county website for the schools, and the School Board meetings are now listed on the New Kent County website calendar. You can register on the county website for email or text notifications from every department meeting or event by clicking on the “Notify Me” button on the homepage.
Promise Kept – 2nd Amendment
The Board of Supervisors passed a resolution declaring New Kent County a 2nd Amendment County. The resolution solidifies the county’s commitment to insure this inalienable right is never infringed upon.