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David MooreAt the Lake Monticello Owners’ Association meeting Thursday (May 24) the board welcomed a new finance director, decided on how to handle deer and heard about how to protest the proposed Aqua Virginia rate hike.

Association General Manager Catherine Neelley introduced the new Finance Director David Moore. Moore is a Lake resident.

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Fluvanna Art Assoication members (front) Page Gifford, Maria Carter,Deborah Nixon, Gayle Bielanski (back) Loli Stams, Izzy Hickey, Mickey Meyer and Carolyn Brown.It was a long time in coming, but a small group of members from the Fluvanna Art Association finally spread their wings and traveled over to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond. Member Gayle Bielanski, arranged for a private tour of a couple of exhibits the members were interested in, including the late 19th century and 20th century American art. The members looked in awe at the opulence reflected in the period of the late 19th century. Pam, their guide for the tour, explained this was commonplace for wealthy individuals to display their wealth openly. Pam skillfully combined elements of these periods, to complete an interesting art history as the members toured the American wing.

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Lake Monticello Owners’ Association (LMOA) has taken a position in opposition to the application by Aqua Virginia to increase its water and sewer rates. In November 2011, Aqua Virginia filed with the Virginia State Corporation Commission (SCC) for a statewide increase averaging 9.9%. The increase for Lake Monticello residents would be more than 13% for water and more than 11% for sewer. The application comes just months after Aqua Virginia attempted to impose ownership of grinder pumps onto homeowners. Aqua Virginia‘s last rate increase was approved in October 2010.

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Fluvanna Master Gardeners toured the iris garden at Thomas Jefferson Center for Historic Plants  on May 10.  Twelve volunteers armed with new knowledge of all things plants celebrated their graduation to Master Gardener intern status Thursday (May 10).
The group gathered with bona fide Fluvanna Master Gardener’s at Tufton Farm, the Thomas Jefferson Center for Historic Plants, for a tour and lunch in the garden. Add a comment

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School board member Brenda PaceBy the end of today’s two-hour long called school board meeting, over half of the School Board had shed tears while addressing the crowd, tears of frustration and anger.

“I’m still in semi-shock, but I am angry, I am mad, and if that’s what it’s going to take to get [the Board of Supervisors] attention then we all need to get mad. Let them look us all in the face and tell us that our kids aren’t worth it,” said school board member Brenda Pace.

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