Fluvanna Review

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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Leslie, Christy and George Cushnie enjoy their new tasting room. Photo by O.T. Holen.Fluvanna’s only winery is growing more than grapes.

Thistle Gate owners George and Leslie Cushnie have opened a tasting room, though the official grand opening is scheduled for early October.

 

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Peg Redd's artwork

Eight area artists will be participating in the upcoming Second Annual Artist’s Studio Tour to benefit the Fluvanna County Historical Society on June 30 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The Historical Society is sponsoring a studio tour to raise money for the Endowment Fund while promoting Fluvanna’s artists.
New to the tour this year are longer hours to allow visitors to reach every studio. Add a comment

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Illustration by Lisa HurdleFluvanna County has spent over half a million dollars in legal fees in the Davenport lawsuit, and could be required to pay another million in Davenport attorneys’ fees if it loses the suit.
Davenport’s attorneys plan to ask that Fluvanna be held responsible for legal fees incurred by Davenport in its defense if the county loses the case. Attorney Joe Reid of McGuire Woods, the firm representing Davenport, confirmed that those fees stood at $1.6 million.
Reid said, “Davenport continues to believe that this case was wrongly filed against it and as we have said in court we are asking for reimbursement of our legal fees …the county has asked for disclosure of the amount of those fees and Davenport is going to provide it. The defense costs to date exceed a million dollars, and they continue to grow.”
Davenport released a statement saying: “As it has all along, Davenport stands by the advice it gave the county in connection with the financing of the new high school for Fluvanna, and remains proud to have played a role in bringing this project to completion as the Board of Supervisors directed in 2008. As stated in court, we believe this lawsuit by a later Board of Supervisors was baseless from the outset and will continue to seek its dismissal, along with a reimbursement of Davenport’s costs to defend itself, which to date are in excess of $1.6 million.”
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Candidates Page Gifford, Dick Cummings and Charles Harrelson stood at the meeting where election results were announced. Charles Harrelson and Dick Cummings were elected as directors of the Lake Monticello Owners’ Association, the LMOA announced Saturday (June 30).

The LMOA oversees the huge Lake Monticello subdivision in Fluvanna County.

Harrelson, a retired businessman, garnered 811 votes. Cummings, a retired CPA, got 810 votes. Page Gifford, a freelance writer and community volunteer, received 430 votes.

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