The Lake Anna Advisory Committee voted to support the Lake Anna Civic Association’s Water Quality monitoring program during its meeting on Wednesday, July 30.
Ken Remmers, LACA’s Water Quality committee chairman, requested funding in the amount of $4,200 to keep the program afloat since the Louisa County Board of Supervisors denied the funding request during its FY 2014-15 budget process.
Spotsylvania County committed $4,300 to the program for the current fiscal year and Remmers, on behalf of LACA, had requested the same amount from Louisa County, which was not supported.
Willie Gentry, Louisa board of supervisors chairman and Louisa County LAAC representative, told the LAAC board that he had lobbied extensively for the appropriation during the budget process, but received no support from other board members. New Mineral supervisor Stephanie Koren has pledged to bring the funding issue before the board of supervisors at its August meeting, hoping to gain more support this time.
“In my mind, this is a necessity,” LAAC Chairman Larry Zemke said. “It is part of our charter to protect water quality, and the LACA committee is diligent in testing to ensure our water is safe to enjoy.”
To read the entire story, see the Aug. 7 edition of The Central Virginian.