Government

County Administrator Steve Nichols started his job in a maelstrom. The Board of Supervisors had just fired five department heads. Contentious budget negotiations were underway.
 Staff was on pins and needles.

One of the first things Nichols decided to do was to conduct a survey – to take the staff’s pulse, so to speak. The web-based, anonymous survey was conducted May 9 – 28, Nichols said.
 In all, 122 county employees out of 145 total, including constitutional officers, agency heads and staff answered 20 questions about morale, training opportunities, communication and the county’s perception of the job they are doing.

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Economic Development Director Bobby Popowicz and Senior Planner Allyson Finchum.Changes have come to Fluvanna County in the formation of a new, streamlined Economic Development Department. The restructuring of the Planning Department and the addition of economic development is a merger meant to bring a brighter future to the county.

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The Board of Supervisors has been asking for an adversarial audit of the schools.

Exactly what is an adversarial audit?

Supervisor Bob Ullenbruch (Palmyra) said it looks into more than just money transactions.

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The Board of Supervisors

Scores of hopefuls crammed into the courthouse Wednesday evening (June 20) to hear School Superintendent Gena Keller ask the Fluvanna County Board of Supervisors for more money.

They were disappointed.

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While visiting Central Virginia Community College in Lynchburg Thursday, Governor Bob McDonnell today ceremonially signed nine bills that streamline or eliminate burdensome state mandates on local governments, according, according to a press release from the governor’s office.

The bills sprung from the creation of the Governor’s Task Force for Local Government Mandate Review in September of last year. Shaun Kenny, the chairman of the Fluvanna County Board of Supervisors, was a member of the task force.

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