Fluvanna County Board of Supervisors discusses economy initiatives

FLUVANNA COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- The Fluvanna County Board of Supervisors discussed a series of economic initiatives during a meeting on Wednesday evening.

On the agenda, the board decided to reduce the fee structure for rezoning in the county.

This would eliminate the $50-per-acre application charge and keep the $1,000 fee and any mailing costs.

Supervisors also approved a plan to institute a strategic zoning tax change for properties enrolled in the Land Use Valuation Program.

Tony O'Brien, one of the board members, said they are also working on bringing LKQ, a modern recycling business for late model cars, to the county.

"We're excited about the fact that LKQ is looking at Fluvanna County, has a made an offer on a piece of land there," said O'Brien. "That land was rezoned recently by the county for the purposes of attracting business from that standpoint."

He said this business can offer more growth for the county.

"They could attract somewhere between 40 to 60 new jobs in the area," said O'Brien.

He also said this is part of the county's initiative to grow economically

"It shows that our efforts to attract business is starting to pay off," said O'Brien.

No official decisions have been made yet concerning LKQ. O'Brien said the board will decide on granting a special use permit for the LKQ facility.

The board will hold a public hearing in March.

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