Fluvanna Review

Lake candidatesLake Monticello Owners Association members will vote for two new board members on June 30. Running for the two seats are Dick Cummings, Page Gifford and Charles Harrelson. The election will fill vacancies created by the expiration of the second three-year term of Don Fickes and the vacant term created by the resignation of Benita Ellen in January.

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Kelly Williams owns the Painted Horse Ranch.The Painted Horse Ranch Bed and Breakfast isn’t all things to all people, but it could be exactly what you need.

Kelly and Mike Williams own the Painted Horse Ranch just east of the Hardware River on Rt. 6. They call it home and so do about a dozen horses the couple train. Kelly envisioned having a place on their peaceful ranch for people who come to have their horses trained could stay and relax.

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LM BOD candidates Richard Cummings, Page Gifford and Charles HarrelsonThe Lake Monticello Owners’ Association (LMOA) will hold its 40th Annual Meeting of Members on June 30. This year, the only business for member vote will be the election of two directors from a field of three candidates. Add a comment

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Part one of this article, which ran last week, discussed Aqua Virginia’s high rates, corporate profits, run-ins with the community, and history within Lake Monticello.

Imagine being unable to sit on your front porch on a summer evening – or host a cook out – or open your windows on a fresh spring day. For some residents of Lake Monticello, this is reality. Living in homes within Aqua Virginia’s “aroma zone,” as one local real estate agent calls it, has made it nearly impossible for them to do any of those things without being inundated with the stink of sewage.
“The treatment plant [on Rt. 600] has serious odor problems,” said Mike Harrison, treasurer of the Lake Monticello Owners’ Association (LMOA) Board of Directors, “and especially in the summertime, the odors will waft up the face of the dam and inundate the houses up there on the hill.”
Not only that, but there are four sewer lift stations within Lake Monticello, and one in particular, on Jefferson Drive near Glen Burnie Road, smells so bad that Lake resident Virginia Stromberg, who lives just up the road, wants to sell her house and get out of there.
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Rob Browning with his art.It was hot, triple digit temperature day and in Palmyra they had no electricity, so things were heating up at Maggie’s house and elsewhere. But by 11, the lights and air conditioning were back on and the artists were chatting with onlookers about their work at the second annual Artist’s Studio Tour.

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