Boards and Commissions
Boards and commissions act and advise the Board of Supervisors on land use and other matters that affect our environs and quality of life. The Board of Supervisors appoints members to the Planning Commission and the Wetlands Board. The Westmoreland County Circuit Court appoints members to the Board of Zoning Appeals upon recommendation from the Board of Supervisors.
Boards and commissions meet in the auditorium of the George D. English, Sr. Memorial Building, located at 111 Polk Street in Montross, VA. Meetings are open to the public and you are most welcome to attend and participate.
Planning Commission (Meeting Calendar)
Planning Commission meets the first Monday of each month at 1:30 pm; work sessions are held on the fourth Monday of each month at 3 pm
The Planning Commission makes recommendations on policies and regulations that affect land use and community development. In addition to preparing the Comprehensive Plan every five years, it reviews and makes recommendations to the Board of Supervisors about rezoning applications, special use permits and special exceptions. It prepares and recommends amendments to the Comprehensive Plan, Zoning Ordinance, Subdivision Ordinance and Capital Improvement Plan. And it holds public hearings on these issues so you can express your support, ask questions or offer your good ideas about how to make things better in your own backyard.
|District 1||Elwood Carey||804-493-0530|
|District 2||John Felt||804-493-0787|
|District 3||Lewis Thompson||804-493-8774|
|District 4||James L. Coates||804-224-9450|
|District 5||Kyle J. Schick||804-224-7230|
Board of Zoning and Appeals (Meeting Calendar)
Board of Zoning and Appeals meets the fourth Monday of each month at 9:00 am
The Board of Zoning Appeals hears and decides on appeals to zoning decisions and applications for variances and special exceptions allowed under the Zoning Ordinance. It also interprets the zoning map when there is a question about zoning district boundaries.
|District 1||Dexter O. Monroe||804-493-1366|
|District 2||John Muenzen||804-472-5172|
|District 3||Lonnie R. Thurston||804-493-8852|
|District 4||James F. McConkie||804-224-8843|
|District 5||Margaret "Peggy" Campbell||804-224-0422|
Wetlands Board (Meeting Calendar)
Wetlands Board meets the third Monday of each month at 1:30 pm
The Wetlands Board is charged with protecting and improving the water quality of the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. It considers the locality portion of joint applications to the Virginia Marine Resources Commission and the Army Corps of Engineers for projects that affect tidal wetlands and navigable waters, like community piers, grading, riprap and bulkheads.
|District 1||Kelvin L. Johnson, Sr.||804-472-3951|
|District 2||Jerry Mulholland||804-472-2311|
|District 3||Holly Harman||804-493-7358|
|District 4||Elgin Nininger||804-224-7878|
|District 5||Jane Gaynor Bergeron||804-239-9221|
Industrial Development Authority (IDA)
Our Industrial Development Authority establishes incentives and policies for businesses to locate and grow in Westmoreland County.
The Westmoreland County IDA issues tax exempt Industrial Development Bonds (IDB) to finance new manufacturing plants or improve existing ones. IDBs are an attractive alternative to conventional financing.
-Lower interest rate. Interest earned on IDBs is exempt from federal income tax, so rates are lower than conventional loans.
-100% financing. You can fund 100% of project costs, up to $20 million.
-Long-term financing. IDBs may have an average maturity of up to 120% of the economic life of the financed assets.