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I believe the 4th of July celebration at Lake Monticello was one of the best in the 13 years I’ve lived here. John Platt who was the organizer did an exemplary job never missing a beat in the horrendous heat of the day. Add a comment

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Having followed the University of Virginia situation, I am reminded of the situation Fluvanna County is in with its tax rate and funding cuts to several non-profit agencies. After looking at the facts and the views of the university community, the UVA Board was willing to change its position, apologize, and move forward. Thousands came out to protest the BOV’s decision to release Dr. Sullivan from her presidency. They heard the faculty, students, community, Governor and everyone who loved the university and valued what UVA stands for. In the end, they realized that a mistake had been made and voiced a unanimous desire to work together to solve those problems.

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I wanted to thank everyone who helped with the BBQ Bands and Brews, especially the Fluvanna County Chamber of Commerce. Add a comment

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A letter titled, “Open Government” in the June 21 Fluvanna Review criticized our Board of Supervisors Chairman Mr. Shaun Kenney, for the number of closed meetings by our county board.  Although the author of the letter did not state how many closed meetings were acceptable, he implied that our board has too many.

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While I support and applaud citizens getting active in their communities, it is absolutely essential for groups to ensure accuracy in their message to maintain credibility. That brings me to Fluvanna United’s assertion that one in nine Fluvanna homes (11%) are in foreclosure. Based on this number, there should be about 470 homes in Lake Monticello in foreclosure, when there are not even 200 on the market for sale. I have no idea where they dreamed up this number as I have checked with local realty companies, RealtyTrac and several county departments, and none of them have that information, but all are skeptical.

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