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We would like to respond to your January 5 editorial called “No ‘Rain Tax’.” There are a number of erroneous claims, but mostly a misunderstanding of what polluted stormwater runoff is and how detrimental it is to the rivers, streams, and communities it pollutes. Polluted stormwater runoff from developed areas is the only growing source of pollution to the Rivanna...
From Steve Landes I am grateful to all of the residents of Crozet who joined me at the Crozet Public Library for the first of three town hall meetings I held prior to the start of the General Assembly session. As always, I enjoyed the thoughtful questions and ideas I received from those in attendance. I would like to restate my...
God smiles often on Crozet. Not many towns our size can summon the technical expertise and the volunteer spirit needed to pull off a community survey that has genuine scientific sampling and unbiased rigor. Our congratulations go to the committee that pulled it off and our thanks to the nearly 1,300 citizens who participated in it and set out...
Does Albemarle County have a Storm Water Management crisis that requires a Rain Tax on property owners? We know from the editorial in the January Gazette that Albemarle County contributes a negligible percentage of the pollutants that harm the Chesapeake Bay. Some people may disagree, but Albemarle County residents should not have to pay for problems created by other...
Albemarle County Super-visors called a time-out as the date for a decision on imposing a storm water management fee on county property owners drew near, but what the facts call for is a punt of the whole idea. Gazette readers are reminded of an in-depth analysis of Albemarle’s impact on pollution in Chesapeake Bay, and the worthiness of the fee...
Our delegate in the state legislature held a town hall meeting on Dec. 27 at the Crozet library. I would like to thank Delegate Landes for holding the meeting and reaching out to local citizens to hear our concerns. The good news coming out of the meeting is that Mr. Landes has acknowledged that action should be taken on gerrymandering...
Proposed “Rain” Fee The County of Albemarle is poised to impose one of the largest fees ever enacted on real estate property owners. Staff has been instructed to establish a storm water management utility fee, also known as a rain fee. Computer software will “read” an aerial photograph to determine the amount of impervious square footage you own and a fee...

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To the Editor: Yes “Rain Tax”

We would like to respond to your January 5 editorial called “No ‘Rain Tax’.” There are a number of erroneous claims, but mostly a...

To the Editor: From Steve Landes

From Steve Landes I am grateful to all of the residents of Crozet who joined me at the Crozet Public Library for the first of...

From the Editor: Community Survey  Reveals Growth Principles

God smiles often on Crozet. Not many towns our size can summon the technical expertise and the volunteer spirit needed to pull off a...

To the Editor: No Rain Tax

Does Albemarle County have a Storm Water Management crisis that requires a Rain Tax on property owners? We know from the editorial in the...

From the Editor: No “Rain Tax”

Albemarle County Super-visors called a time-out as the date for a decision on imposing a storm water management fee on county property owners drew...

To the Editor: Landes Town Hall

Our delegate in the state legislature held a town hall meeting on Dec. 27 at the Crozet library. I would like to thank Delegate Landes...

To the Editor: Proposed “Rain” Fee

Proposed “Rain” Fee The County of Albemarle is poised to impose one of the largest fees ever enacted on real estate property owners. Staff has...