County water board gets new appointees
The Albemarle County Service Authority, which sells water to county customers, has two new members on its board. Marvin Hilton, a retired engineer, is new Supervisor Duane Snow's pick for the Samuel Miller District, a decision Snow says he didn't make until the morning of the January 6 supes' meeting. In the Rio District, Supervisor Rodney Thomas appointed attorney Dave Thomas, who is no relation.
Out are Liz Palmer and Don Wagner, both of whom shepherded in an innovative four-tier pricing structure that rewards conservation, and who urged candidates in last fall's Board of Supervisors' race to sign a pledge supporting a controversial community water supply. Rodney Thomas did not take the pledge.
And on the Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority, which supplies water to Charlottesville and Albemarle, Supervisor Ken Boyd will represent the county on that board, succeeding Sally Thomas (no relation to the previous two Thomases). Boyd also sits on the Rivanna Solid Waste Authority.
Pledge takers corrected 3pm January 7
Updated January 8