BREAK THE WHEEL

June 29, 2017

Thanks to reader Erin Webber for sharing a detail about ATC that I thought would be a good idea to share.  Above is an image of the projected Aquia Towne Center site pulled from a brochure from the Mosaic website.    The brochure looks to be a bit dated as it states th...

June 28, 2017

WARNING: This post is a bit dense.  I tried to streamline it as best as possible but it is a complicated topic.

With all of the confusion swirling this last week regarding TIF's and tax incentives, it seemed like a good subject to investigate.   I have been doing a litt...

June 27, 2017

I have said it before and I will say it again: I will talk to anyone to get information.  To that end, I contacted Mosaic to ask some questions about the upcoming ATC deal. I was very fortunate to have a long conversation with two execs from Mosaic, Isaac Pretter and E...

June 26, 2017

County government really likes meetings, they have LOTS of meetings. But who can attend them all? BTW spends hours a week at meetings so you can spend minutes getting only the important details. We want to make it easy for the public to stay abreast of what is happenin...

June 21, 2017

Recently, many of you have read about my efforts to bring some much needed transparency to our local government process.  However, while many appreciate those efforts, a few have pointed out that they are skeptical of a "woman behind a curtain." So, in the interest of...

June 20, 2017

Since both Mr. Cavalier and Mr. Milde decided to comment on the motives of the Break The Wheel blog in public at the BOS meeting today, I thought I should at least have a chance to respond.  To be completely fair, only Aquia Supervisor and Board Chairman Paul Milde men...

June 19, 2017

Everybody pat yourselves on the back because we got a win!  BTW has it on good authority that the Winding Creek developers have placed the 500K that was initially taken from schools to go into the PDR fund BACK into school funding!  I don't have the papers to prove it...

June 19, 2017

By now, most of you have probably read the story in the Free-Lance Star that discusses the potential for the Board of Supervisors to increase tax incentives to the developer of Aquia Towne Center.  If you don't have access to the story, here is a short summary of the i...

The Board of Supervisors is currently considering a development proposal known as Winding Creek.   The proposal will bring 97 new homes to the county at the intersection of Winding Creek Road and Embrey Mill Road.   The estimated number of school children is between 64...

June 15, 2017

The BTW blog was initially conceived to help spread information to the masses and bring transparency to government proceedings.  Of course the intention was to do that right here in Stafford but there is no place in the world that needs transparency more than North Kor...

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Round 1: Cardinal Meadows development and Cluster Ordinance status quo heard by Planning Commission..get a big no thanks

March 1, 2018

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Round 1: Cardinal Meadows development and Cluster Ordinance status quo heard by Planning Commission..get a big no thanks

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