Government

Supervisors to advertise 94-cent tax rate

The Fluvanna County Board of Supervisors decided Wednesday night (March 9) to advertise a real property tax rate of 94 cents for fiscal year 2017 (FY17).

With the current tax rate at 89.9 cents per $100 valuation, the 94-cent rate would constitute a 4.6 percent tax increase for Fluvanna homeowners.

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Schools face likelihood of cuts to requested budget

The schools probably won’t get the funding they’re seeking from the county, Fluvanna County supervisors decided Wednesday night (March 2).

At a budget work session that lasted past midnight, supervisors took a hard look at the schools’ requested local funding of $17.8 million, which contains a $1.7 million increase from last year’s total.

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Sheriff offering signing bonuses

The Fluvanna County Sheriff’s Office is seeking certified law enforcement officers and is willing to pay $3,000 to get them.

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Reduced Aqua rates in effect

Aqua Virginia customers used to hefty bills just received a bit of a break in their mailboxes.

Arriving right around now are the first bills based on the new water and sewer rates approved by the State Corporation Commission (SCC), which are lower than the interim rates Aqua has been charging for a year.

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Self storage expansion coming to Lake Monticello

Carlos A. Burns of Fluvanna Self Storage won permission from the Fluvanna County Board of Supervisors Wednesday night (Feb. 17) to expand his business on Lake Monticello Rd. (Rt. 618).

Burns also received praise for conducting a “cordial” rezoning application process and caring about his neighbors.

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