By. Bryan Rothamel, Field Officer
PALMYRA – The Fluvanna County Board of Supervisors approved analysis and appraisal of wells at the old Thomasville Furniture plant after a lengthy closed session on June 5th.
The wells to be studied have been discussed for possible inclusion to the Fork Union Sanitary Department (FUSD) system since the Thomasville plant closed. The county has discussed adding the wells to FUSD for at least three years.
FUSD is a water system for the Fork Union area. It depends on a system of wells and holding tanks. The wells have been recondition because of possible failure or lower production. One long term solution is connecting FUSD to the James River Water Authority intake.
Years ago, county officials discussed at preliminary levels selling FUSD.
Pre-2010, the county had surveys saying the Thomasville wells were producing better than the current FUSD wells but the plan at the time was to recharge the FUSD wells for better production. The Thomasville wells are not a part of the system and the cost of annexation would have to be discussed.
The supervisors approved Joyce Engineering to analyze and appraise the Thomasville wells, 5-0. The appropriation for the work was limited to $5,575.
While closed sessions routinely do not have actions coming out of them, the supervisors more than likely were meeting about multiple issues. Multiple staff members were included in the meeting at different times signaling issues could be from investment funds, real property, personnel or legal matters.
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