Fluvanna Taxpayers Association Launch...

Fluvanna Taxpayers Association Launches Campaign

There are 12 comments on the NBC29 Charlottesville story from Aug 12, 2010, titled Fluvanna Taxpayers Association Launches Campaign. In it, NBC29 Charlottesville reports that:

The plan that's on the table would build a pipeline to carry water from the James River through Fluvanna and into Louisa.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at NBC29 Charlottesville.

The Flu

Palmyra, VA

#1 Aug 12, 2010
Once again. It will help with taxes. If you don't build the pipeline taxes are still going up. It would help Fluvanna with water to new school and the jail. No worry about new business as long people around THE LAKE are happy nobody else matters. Vote yes for the pipeline.
Hassan

United States

#2 Aug 12, 2010
Just build landfills in Fluvanna. They are big money-makers and don't require water.
thinking free

Charlottesville, VA

#3 Aug 12, 2010
Developers want water so they can develop, let them pay for it. They get free rides all the time. Time they start to anti up.
Fluco

Earlysville, VA

#4 Aug 13, 2010
Fluvanna County has become a medieval place. In medieval times (middle ages), the King, Lords, and Nobility lived behind the walls of their castles and told the rest of the countryside what to do and how to do it. We now have a Camelot (Lake Monticello) in Fluvanna. They lay back behind their locked gates and try to run the rest of Fluvanna the way they see fit. They fight against almost everything which tries to come into the county (that wasn't their idea).

Fluvanna used to be a nice place to live. The people who lived here did a good job of running it and making it a nice place. So desirable that a lot of retired folks from some not so desirable places moved here. Now they think that the native Fluvanna people don't know how to run it and they (the non-natives) need to change things. It will eventually be undesirable like places they moved here from. In retrospect, the biggest mistake Fluvanna ever made was allowing the Lake Monticello Development. It ruined this county forever.
Shirley Melton

Charlottesville, VA

#5 Aug 13, 2010
I say (NO) to funding pipeline.We homeowners are taxed to much.Fluvanna doesn't want to live in the present and have bussiness'es.So we educate our students in expensive scools and then they leave the county and go elsewhere for employment and to live while Fluvanna sits and goes stale
Concerned Troy Residents

Charlottesville, VA

#6 Aug 13, 2010
Fluco wrote:
Fluvanna County has become a medieval place. In medieval times (middle ages), the King, Lords, and Nobility lived behind the walls of their castles and told the rest of the countryside what to do and how to do it. We now have a Camelot (Lake Monticello) in Fluvanna. They lay back behind their locked gates and try to run the rest of Fluvanna the way they see fit. They fight against almost everything which tries to come into the county (that wasn't their idea).
Fluvanna used to be a nice place to live. The people who lived here did a good job of running it and making it a nice place. So desirable that a lot of retired folks from some not so desirable places moved here. Now they think that the native Fluvanna people don't know how to run it and they (the non-natives) need to change things. It will eventually be undesirable like places they moved here from. In retrospect, the biggest mistake Fluvanna ever made was allowing the Lake Monticello Development. It ruined this county forever.
We could not have put this better ourselves. As a result those that were born and raised here are paying the dear, dear price and will continue to do so because they are not happy. Well they knew what we had here before they moved here so why complain and make the rest of us pay for their "wants." Tearing up Zions Crossraods to pay for their luxuries i.e. new high school, Pleasant Grove, etc.... In the meantime, those of us who live near this mess receive absolutely nothing in return i.e. no community center, no grocery store (other districts have one but we don't), no park, no fire and rescue services except all the way from Lake Monticello (not saying anything negative about their service but they are overworked and underappreciated), etc.... The only thing we receive from Fluvanna is personal property tax bills in the mail, escrow notices in the mail from our mortgage company stating that the monthly amount will go up as a result of these increasing taxes but no increase in salary to compensate, industrial blight, etc....
Geez

Palmyra, VA

#7 Aug 13, 2010
The problem is not Lake Monticello. It those who live in Lake Monticello who do not vote and allow representatives who do not truly represent what would be the majority voice of Lake Monticello get elected. The elected voice of Lake Monticello is the voice of the retired and of course they do not want their taxes to go up. Who can blame them? Recognize the real issue and stop coming to lame, inaccurate conclusions.
We are all Americans trying to live an enjoyable life so get over the we lived here first crap. It is counterproductive. Make this about our community. Be part of the solution. Only an attitude along these lines will improve the quality of living in Fluvanna County
Outrageous in Fluvanna

Charlottesville, VA

#8 Aug 13, 2010
It seems that NBC 29 has become the voice of Dennis Holder and Liz Franklin. You jump at their very presence. Holder, rep for Friends of Rural Preservation, does not even own land in Fluvanna.
Liz Franklin, the self appointed leader of the taxpayer association, claims to represent taxpayers who apparently want to pay more taxes because now with no businesses your taxes will only skyrocket. To quote Gene OTT, out of a 24 million dollar tax base around 15-16 million(approx) comes from land taxes. The other 8 million (approx.) comes from Business personal property, sales tax etc. Those numbers in this economic climate will not grow significantly in the next several years. So geniuses where do you think that new high school debt is going to go? No business means YOU the happy homeowner are going to pay out of the A$$. Congratulations to the "LAKE", and all the idiots that supported that ridiculous overindulgence that you will call a high school. Now we have to pay for your selfish ignorance. Maybe it is time you get out of the way and let real business men and woman show the way. Stop worrying about the size of a sign in front of a business and start worrying about the size of the business behind the sign and the number of people that business employs.
Geez

Palmyra, VA

#9 Aug 13, 2010
The high school is not an overindulgence. It is greatly needed. If it had been built when it was originally needed and requested, the debt would be significantly less. Visit the schools if you think this new high school is ridiculous. Your ignorance will smack you in the face.
Concerned Troy Residents

Charlottesville, VA

#10 Aug 13, 2010
We will get taxed to the fullest extent either way with or without the water line being approved just pick your poison. We pick preserving land at Zions Crossroads and other citizens' land that will be affected by the location of the pipeline and septic system over industrial blight any day of the week for goodness sake! Let Louisa, Fork Union, and government-owned facilities figure out how to solve their own water and sewer needs. Why should those that have well water, like us, pay for someone else's water needs? If businesses want to come bad enough let them pay for everything themselves. Will anyone help us when we have well and/or septic problems--no! We have to pay for it ourselves. Taxpayers should not be subsidizing this pipeline at a time where people are unemployed and those that are employed are not receiving pay raises to keep up with the cost of living. We are falling behind. If Fluvanna would stop subsidizing "wants" when they don't have the money for it then we wouldn't be in this situation to begin with.
Concerned Mom

Jersey City, NJ

#11 Aug 13, 2010
So right and wrong. First of all, many of our elected officials are not natives, but they care enough to actually work for the county as opposed to those who sit back and throw stones. If you don't like it, get off your *ss and run for election...do the work.
I may not agree with the FTA, but at least they are out supporting thier views in an active public way. The news media seeks out controversy, so of course the FTA will be in the news.
Pleasant Grove is a gem and the foresight of the BOS has insured that we will have this property for citizen use, no matter what other development occurs.
Build the pipeline, but make sure that we charge fully for connections. Do not let Louisa take the water at cost forever, but initially it may be fair to help ofset the cost of installing the pipeline.
Ranting here is not getting the job done.
Concened Troy Rodent

United States

#12 Aug 14, 2010
I don't like business. Businesses activate my phobias. If I don't need it, you don't either. I am very worried about me.

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