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Sheridan responds to business personal property tax proposal

Fluvanna County’s proposed business personal property tax slash will likely come with a $200,000 tax break for the area’s businesses, Commissioner of Revenue Mel Sheridan confirmed Feb. 8.

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A passionate discussion about how a certain chunk of money was spent dominated part of the Fluvanna County Board of Supervisors meeting Wednesday afternoon (Feb. 1).

Comments made by Supervisor Trish Eager in a recent Fluvanna Review story dismayed Supervisors Mozell Booker and Tony O’Brien to the point that they decided to address them publicly.

In the Jan. 19 issue, the Fluvanna Review asked the five supervisors to outline their top two priorities for the county in 2017.

Eager said in part: “In fiscal year 2016 (FY16) there was a budget surplus of $1.679 million. The money could have been used to pay down debt or lower taxes, but half a million of it was requested and approved for different things, such as contract and professional services and capital purchases. Don Weaver and I voted against this request. We’re going to need to be borrowing money to pay for our public safety radio system and probably for the water project from the prison, and that’s why it’s my hope that the county will be more careful managing your money.”

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After hearing testimony Thursday (Feb. 2) about Sammie Morris bothering a 16-year-old Sheetz clerk, Circuit Court Judge Richard Moore ordered Morris to serve a year behind bars.
“I don’t think I can trust him,” Moore said.

In 2013 the court found Morris guilty of using a communication device to solicit a minor. He had to register as a sex offender. Even though he was sentenced to 10 years in prison, he was released with time served after a judge suspended the rest of the sentence.

Morris was ordered to spend that time on probation and to follow strict guidelines. Those included staying away from minors.

Since then, Morris was arrested twice for failing to register as a sex offender. Morris said Thursday he had been homeless and didn’t know that when he moved to Louisa he had to change his address. Add a comment

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Fluvanna jail bookings lower than average

For its population, Fluvanna County is using the Central Virginia Regional Jail (CVRJ) in Orange less than the average of its neighbors, the Board of Supervisors learned at its Wednesday afternoon (Feb. 1) meeting.

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Proposed county budget contains tax increase

Slashes business personal property rate

Taxes will increase by 3.74 percent if the Fluvanna County Board of Supervisors adopts the fiscal year 2018 (FY18) budget presented by County Administrator Steve Nichols at a Wednesday (Feb. 1) work session.

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