21 April 2015
Current Palmyra Supervisor Bob Ullenbruch confirmed that he is not running for re-election so the running field is wide open.
“My main reason is preparation for the future,” Booker said of her re-election plans. “I got on the Board eight years ago to prepare for infrastructure, and I think we are at the point now where it is pretty evident we are going in that direction.
“In order to finance our core services for our community we must get some economic development up there at Zion Crossroads,” she continued.“And not only there – we need to have a plan for water in all of the growth areas. Once we can see that we’re on our way with water from the James River, and when we decide on the Department of Corrections, whether we’re going to do water or just do sewer, then we need to start planning for how we’re going to get that water from Columbia up Rt. 6 to Dixie so that we can start moving the water into other areas. We need to have a plan, and we are working on one.”
Ultimately Booker wants to lower taxes for Fluvanna homeowners. “I can’t promise that because before we get there [with businesses shouldering more of the burden] we may have to go up a little bit. But that is the long-term objective, to try to get a sustained tax rate for people so we aren’t jerking them around every time we turn around.”
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