Fluvanna Water “Corrections” Leaked

By Bryan Rothamel, Field Officer

PALMYRA — In a week full of leaked documents, another hits the list. This time, possible corrections to the water infrastructure return on investment.  See the leaked document by clicking here.

An email forwarded to Fluco Blog includes possible corrections and errors in the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission’s ROI. The email is dated Aug. 2. It was sent by Steve Nichols, county administrator, to the planning commission’s acting executive director, David Blount, and a planner, Will Cockrell. The Board of Supervisors’ email list was carbon copied.

The correction summary sheet is four pages, landscape. It includes where county staff reportedly feels numbers are missing, formulas are incorrect and assumptions are off.

The vast majority of issues the email raises concerns about are Excel formulas related. The issues are listed from the ‘No Water’ tab of the document but majority are repeated onto the Aqua’s and Department of Corrections’ tabs.

The possible issues with the ‘Pro Formula’ tabs occur in both the Aqua and DOC tabs.

Late Saturday night, supervisor Joe Chesser (Rivanna District) apologized on the Focus on Fluvanna’s Future private Facebook group for releasing the ROI too early. In his apology, he notes county staff has found possible errors and the planning district commission was re-examining the ROI.

Last week Chesser released a portable document file of results of the ROI on the FFF Facebook group. Late last week Fluco Blog obtained a full, locked version of the ROI spreadsheet that is questioned in the latest leaked document.

The Board of Supervisors next meet on Aug. 7 at 2 p.m. at the Fluvanna County High School auditorium. There is no 7 p.m. hearing.


The Free Enterprise Forum’s coverage of Fluvanna County is provided by a grant from the Charlottesville Area Association of REALTORS® and by the support of readers like you.


Bryan Rothamel covers Fluvanna County for the Free Enterprise Forum.  He is the founder of the Fluco Blog.  Additional writings can be found at www.Flucoblog.com

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