Grassroots effort aims to get Board of Supervisors moving

Posted at 2:28 PM, Mar 28, 2012
and last updated 2012-03-28 18:16:05-04

SUSSEX COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) - A grassroots effort is underway to get the Sussex County Board of Supervisors working together.

CBS 6 News' Wayne Covil reported that the group has been deadlocked in a 3-3 tie on just about everything since three new members joined the board in January.

In fact, the Sussex County Sheriff had to step in twice in less than a week to shut down meetings earlier this month. Sheriff has to shut down Board of Supervisors meeting

Both times, heated arguments have gotten so out of control that he feared the situation could escalate.

"It was just unreal, I have never seen public officials act the way this group acted," said Sheriff Raymond Bell.

Wayne Covil is in Sussex County talking to several business owners and one supervisor who refused to comment up until now.