Councilman-elect Fenwick Suggesting City Sell Soil to Raise Revenue

Dec. 3, 2013

The Blue Ribbon Commission is due to submit its report to Charlottesville City Council soon, and Councilman-elect Bob Fenwick thinks they will likely recommend increasing taxes.

Fenwick has another idea of how the city can raise revenue.

He is recommending the city dredge sediment out of the Rivanna Reservoir, and turn that sediment into top soil for Charlottesville to sell to gardeners, developers, and others.

"I'm saying not only can we sell the sediment to the community, and if they don't believe me just when spring comes around, and people go up to Lowe's or tractor supply or Southern States, they will buy bags of topsoil,” said Fenwick. “We have that here."

Click on the link on the side to learn more about Councilman-elect Fenwick’s proposal.

The comments sections of are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate. We want to hear from our viewers, but we ask that you follow our rules for commenting. E-mail is required to comment on a story, but it will not be displayed with your comment. For complete rules, CLICK HERE. The Newsplex reserves the right to not post or to remove any comment.
powered by Disqus
The Charlottesville Newsplex 999 2nd Street S.E. Charlottesville, VA 22902 434.242.1919 – Main 434.220.7522 - Newsroom
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 234280461 -
Gray Television, Inc.