IOW sells 5 acres to American K-9

Published 11:31 am Saturday, March 17, 2012


ISLE OF WIGHT—Isle of Wight County supervisors on Thursday agreed to sell five acres to American K-9 Interdiction for $89,000.

During a public hearing prior to the vote, two residents spoke in favor of selling the land on Burdette Road to the military and police dogs training facility in Walters.

IOW County School Hardy District Board Member Herb DeGroft called the supervisors’ plan “commendable,” and resident Albert Burckard said he is “strongly in support of helping American K-9.”

The Virginia Department of Transportation some time ago sold the land to the county for $89,000. It lies next-door to American K-9 headquarters, a former boot camp for juveniles.

The board also:

n Learned from Windsor District Supervisor Dee Darden, who attended a regional transportation meeting, that the Route 460 expansion project was “moving forward.”

n Learned from Parks and Recreation Director Mark Furlo that money is needed to replace an aging lawnmower that’s become too expensive to repair. Additional issues include fuel and vehicle maintenance, as well as renovating the skateboard park. The board granted $15,000 for fuel and vehicle maintenance, and $13,000 for a mower.

n Learned from Lisa Perry, director of the county’s economic development, that Green Mountain Coffee Roasters in Windsor has hired 50 people, including a human resources manager. A job fair is planned for mid-April and job-seekers may visit