On the night that the Town of Cape Charles finally approved the budget for this fiscal year, Cape Charles resident Heinz Sommer was on hand, and he was looking for some answers. However, the three minutes of public comment was hardly enough time to get much of anything, so Sommer submitted his questions to the Town Clerk writing. The Mirror published the Town’s answers on July 5th.
On July 22. 2015 the original answers were revised by the Town of Cape Charles.
One of the questions asked was:
What is the amount of non-performing assets on our balance sheet (like the $100,000 property acquired from Foster; Nonperforming in the sense that they do not provide any reasonable income, or they do not serve any needs for the community and or are not essential for future town developments.
The original answer was:
No others-The acquired property protects the Town entrance from possible undesirable development at the town’s entrance, and it is hoped that it will provide an increased benefit in the future.
The revised answer by the town of Cape Charles is as follows:
Assets owned by the Town and not either leased out or used for municipal purposes:
- Two parcels on Randolph behind the Library, which are being held for future parking.
- Three parcels on Madison north of the park. No plans for utilization.
- One parcel on Washington. No plans for utilization.
- One parcel, southeast corner of Fig and Randolph, which is currently loaned to New Roots Youth Garden. Long-range plan is for a round-about/plaza.
- Three parcels on Stone Road adjacent to the water plant and water tower.
- A sixteen acre parcel on Old Cape Charles Road, of which a small portion is being used for two new wells. Remainder is reserved for either future well sites or rapid infiltration basins for treated wastewater effluent disposal.
- The seven lots at Fig and Randolph near the town entrance.
Editor’s Note: Mr. Sommer continues to analyze the Town’s ‘answers’ for any further discrepancies.