Fluvanna Review

Maria Carter won first place in the oil/acrylic category for Field of Flowers Photo by Page H. GiffordTrilbie Knap, a watercolorist from Charlottesville was the judge for the Fluvanna Art Association’s annual juried show. The show, currently at the Fluvanna County Library through December, features some striking works by members.

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Debra Lucado, Renny Megahan, Jeff Craig and Joe Chesser cut the ribbon. Photo by Page H. Gifford Attracting shoppers locally and supporting the newly stocked Fluvanna Ace Hardware (formerly Do It Best) was Joe Chesser’s message to the group of well-wishers gathered at Friday’s (Sept. 12) ribbon-cutting ceremony.

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This FlucoFinder column’s goal is to share with the community, information about the schools. Here you will find news of events and activities of public interest, with details and contact information. The FlucoFinder logo was designed by Brendan Murray, a 2013 Fluvanna County High School graduate.
Fluvanna High School
• Ongoing: Mr. David Small’s TV production group will be producing and taping sporting events at School Board meetings for viewing on Charlottesville public access channel 14 and on Lake Monticello’s channel 977.

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May 2 will be Fluvanna County’s last day with Ryant Washington as sheriff.
Washington is resigning his post in order to become the special policy advisor for law enforcement for the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC.)
Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Washington’s four-year appointment Tuesday (April 22).
In his new position Washington will work toward increasing the effectiveness of ABC, an agency that has fallen under severe scrutiny in the last year.
The ABC came under fire last April after plainclothes ABC agents attempted to arrest a University of Virginia woman as she walked out of a Harris Teeter grocery store in the Barracks Road Shopping Center in Charlottesville. Elizabeth K. Daly, who was underage, carried with her a case of what agents believed to be beer but actually proved to be sparkling water.
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In a surprising first for Fluvanna County, supervisors passed the fiscal year 2015 capital improvements plan, operational budget, and tax rate without any discussion whatsoever.
After their meeting Wednesday night (April 16), Chairperson Mozell Booker and Supervisor Don Weaver confirmed that neither could remember a time when that had happened before.
By a vote of 3-2, with Weaver and Supervisor Bob Ullenbruch dissenting, the Board adopted a real property tax rate of 88 cents per $100 valuation to fund an operational budget of $80.1 million. This budget includes the capital improvement plan (CIP) budget of $15.6 million. Supervisors also approved the CIP for fiscal years 2016-2019, but it remains flexible.
Supervisors have spent several meetings and work sessions discussing the budget, most notably having what Supervisor Tony O’Brien called a “robust” conversation on the night of the public hearing. And under the leadership of Booker, who routinely asks each supervisor in turn for his opinion, Board members have a good idea of where the others stand. “I think we already knew pretty well how things were,” said Weaver. 
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