Government

Senior program kicks off

The senior citizens program known as TRIAD kicked off Tuesday morning (Aug. 27) with its first meeting since Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring visitedTRIAD Fluvanna County on Aug. 4 to establish a local chapter.  The meeting’s overarching emphasis was to call upon residents to essentially create the local chapter by helping to shape its vision, structure, and next steps.

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County drops potential dog barking ordinance

A proposed dog barking ordinance – a hot topic when it was first discussed about a year ago – fizzled away when the Fluvanna County Board of Supervisors decided it was unnecessary.

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Cost recovery debated in lively town hall meeting

The dozen Fluvanna County residents who showed up for a town hall meeting at the library Wednesday evening (Aug. 12) created a lively exchange over the county’s new cost recovery program.

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Social services receives extra funding for Medicaid backlog

During a sleepy summer meeting that broke all records for brevity, the Fluvanna County Board of Supervisors on Wednesday (Aug. 5) accepted state and federal funds for the Department of Social Services to establish full- or part-time positions to deal with a backlog of Medicaid application renewals.

The $15,000 in funding – $12,675 from state and federal sources that requires a $2,325 local match – can also pay comp time to existing benefit workers, said Kim Mabe, director of social services.

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Attorney general, sheriff sign off on protecting seniors

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring joined with Sheriff Eric Hess and several members of the community Tuesday (Aug. 4) at a packed Fluvanna County circuit courtroom to sign an agreement establishing a local TRIAD program.

TRIAD is a cooperative effort between senior care providers, senior citizens, and law enforcement to help reduce crimes against seniors, said Johnetta Guishard, community outreach coordinator from the office of the attorney general. Add a comment

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