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Residents band together to upgrade roads

After years of waiting, the residents of Taylor Ridge Estates and Cunningham Meadows subdivisions on Rt. 53 will have their roads brought into the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) state system.

The news comes as a relief to some residents of Taylor Ridge who have tried for years to find the party responsible for completing the job of having the roads turned over to the state. Several of them have said publicly that they were assured when they bought their homes that the roads would shortly become a part of the state system – but that never occurred.

So with no one to turn to, the residents of Taylor Ridge banded together and made it happen by themselves.

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Change to E911 radio system costs $1 million

Recent changes to the design of the new E911 radio system will cost the county an extra $1 million.

On Wednesday (June 1) the Fluvanna County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved an amendment to its contract with Motorola, paying an additional $1,008,971.

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Point of Fork water controversy costs half a million dollars

Moving the James River Water Authority’s (JRWA) pump station 100 yards – off Barbara Seay’s land and onto an adjacent parcel owned by William Hammond – just cost Fluvanna County over half a million dollars.

The pump station’s location is shifting from one side of the Seay-Hammond property line to the other.

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The Fluvanna County Board of Supervisors voted Wednesday night (May 18) to fill a desperate need of the Fluvanna County Sheriff’s Office by approving a request for a server upgrade.

“They are in dire need,” said Cyndi Toler, the county’s purchasing officer. “Most of their equipment is well past its useful lifespan. They are having regular failures causing reboots, down time – and there’s always the possibility of a complete failure and losing all the data that they have – which would be a really bad thing.”

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VDOT to lower speed limit on Rt. 53

The Fluvanna County Board of Supervisors learned Wednesday afternoon (May 4) that the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) plans to lower the speed limit on a stretch of Rt. 53.

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