Government

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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Supervisors set tax rate at 91.7 cents

After months of budget negotiations, the Fluvanna County Board of Supervisors decided Wednesday night (April 20) to set the real property tax rate at 91.7 cents per $100 valuation.

The new rate constitutes a 2 percent tax jump over the previous rate of 89.9 cents. The owner of a home valued at $200,000 will now pay $36 more in taxes a year.

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