BOS votes to add elected officals to water and waste boards
The Albemarle County Supervisors have joined their city counterparts and unanimously approved adding one member of each governing body to the boards of the Rivanna Water and Waste Authorities. The resolution, says Mayor Dave Norris, could help solve problems like the one outlined in this week's cover story, in which it is revealed that the RSWA is suing a private citizen for $3.5 million, something Norris, and other leaders, were unaware of. "Most of us feel the Authority has been well-run," said BOS chairman Ken Boyd after the April 1 vote. "But the city felt strongly about it, so we went along with it to be a good neighbor." Boyd says Supervisors were also responding to the public, many of whom have been upset over the Authority's so-called 50-year water plan. "We're an elected body," said Boyd, "so we do listen to the public."