Fluvanna Review

Troy Weidenheimer with Fluvanna Art Association members who displayed their abstract artwork.Fluvanna Art Association member and art instructor Troy Weidenheimer returned for another workshop, this time to focus on learning to paint more freely.

That’s not an easy thing to do after years of learning how to structure one’s artwork. To do this, members of the association had to move toward abstraction.

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The Lake Monticello Owners’ Association (LMOA) has announced that the proposed budget for fiscal year 2013 will be adopted on Dec. 6.

The total expected revenue for 2013 is $5.7 million from dues, fees and amenity use fees. Expected non-capital expenditures are anticipated at $5.5 million. More than $1 million is budgeted for three key funds (roads, lake and general) that will be used for capital improvements to property and buildings, according to a press release from the LMOA.

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Maria Nini, grandson Luca and daughter Claudia Cracchiolo.Sal’s is located in Fork Union and in Scottsville and now at Lake Monticello so fans of the restaurant don’t have to go far for their terrific Italian fare.

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The Fluvanna County Board of Supervisors voted Wednesday night (Feb. 18) to advertise a real property tax rate of 93.5 cents, up 7.5 cents or 8.7 percent from fiscal year 2016’s equalized rate of 86 cents per $100 valuation – if it sticks.
Supervisors vote to advertise a tax rate that may or may not end up being the actual tax rate for the county. They can set the tax rate at or lower than the rate they advertise, but cannot raise it without re-advertising to the public – a usually prohibitive process that would delay the implementation of a budget until June, County Administrator Steve Nichols said.
Only about three citizens stayed for the vote who were not county staff, news reporters, or directly affiliated with the public school system.
Fluvanna County Superintendent Gena Keller began the budget talk by presenting the schools’ budget request. “We asked for what we needed,” she told supervisors.
Keller requested $16.5 million in local funds, or $1.243 million above local funding from last year: $190,000 to cover a state funding drop, $253,000 for salaries, $313,000 for health insurance, $188,000 for additional staff and professional development, and $300,000 for technology replacement.
Forthcoming state legislation could change the amount of her request, lowering it to $1.12 million or raising it to $1.275 million.
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One of many trees at the Williams’ home.Five Lake Monticello families are ready to open their doors to share their holiday traditions during the 24th Annual Holiday House Tour, Saturday (Dec. 8).
Open this year are the West home, 30 Seminole Trail; the Seehaver home, 40A Marwood Drive; the Williams home, 9 Adrian Road; the Stenger home, 23 Whippoorwill Lane; and the LaRosa home, 6 Hawk’s Place.

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