Save Our Necks, an Accomack County based citizens group, has filed a law suit in the Circuit Court of Accomack County, alleging illegal conduct by the Accomack County Board of Supervisors in making appointments to the County Planning Commission over the last three years. The complaint alleges that the Board willfully created terms of office for various commissioners outside the limitations of Virginia Law.
The complaint also alleges improper conduct by the Board of Supervisors in setting random terms for various Planning Commission members and in asserting Supervisor’s individual rights to make district appointments when no such authority has been given to them.
The complaint seeks the reinstatement of Planning Commissioner William Fallon of Chincoteague, who was removed from office earlier this month and replaced by James Frese. The Complaint alleges that Fallon’s removal from office after serving only two years, of what should have been a four year term, was improper. The Complaint seeks the revocation of the Frese appointment.
ED Note: Save Our Necks was formed in 2005 to advocate for responsible government and managed growth in Accomack County. Save Our Necks asserts that it represents more than 2,300 taxpayers and registered voters in Accomack County from eighteen different communities and all nine electoral districts.