**IF YOU OBJECT TO CHRIS DUMLER CONTINUING TO SERVE ON THE ALBEMARLE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS - PLEASE ATTEND THEIR NEXT REGULAR MEETING TO VOICE YOUR OBJECTIONS - Wednesday, February 6, 2013 - 9:00 am - Main Auditorium, County Office Building, McIntire Road, Charlottesville, VA.
Chris Dumler: Supervisors Sounds Off: Board Colleagues Comment on Dumler Sex Conviction - Schilling Show Blog - In the aftermath of Albemarle County Board of Supervisors member Christopher Dumler’s sexual battery conviction, The Schilling Show solicited his fellow board members for comment:
Ken Boyd responded:
”My first inclination was to stay silent on this issue but as an elected official I feel an obligation to explain to my constituents a position. I am as shocked as many that we will have a sitting board member concurrently serving jail time. I am particularly concerned that the offence is for sexual assaults on up to at least three women. Up until his admission of guilt I was willing to except his denial of the charges and let the courts decide. As representatives of the people we don’t have to always agree ideologically, but we must be assured of the integrity and honesty of our fellow board members. I no longer believe this about Mr. Dumler. If he decides not to do what I feel is the honorable thing and step down, I will find it hard to accept his creditability in future deliberations of our board.”.......... Duane Snow responded:
I have often heard it said. That what a man does in his private life does not matter as long as he’s able to execute his responsibilities in business or public life.
As a leader integrity should be a component of all aspects of your life.
integrity is something that can not be turned on and off.
Mr Dumlers future on the board is a decision to be made by him and his constituents.
This is a difficult time for the County,
especially for the citizens of the scottesville district. Read more.........
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(2) Albemarle Supervisor Dumler Pleads Guilty to Sexual Battery - Do you think he looks sorry for what he has done?
(3) Dumler Pleads Guilty: Vows to Continue to Serve on Albemarle Board of Supervisors - Daily Progress - A judge sentenced Albemarle County Supervisor Christopher J. Dumler to 30 days in jail after he pleaded guilty Thursday to misdemeanor sexual battery.
Under the plea deal approved in Albemarle General District Court, Dumler, 27, must make a public apology to the victim, undergo a psychosexual evaluation and receive follow-up counseling, therapy and medications as ordered by Dr. Jeffrey Fracher, a local clinical psychologist and certified sex offender treatment provider.
Arrested in October on a forcible sodomy charge, Dumler accepted the deal for the reduced charge after two more alleged victims came forward, according to court records. Prosecutors agreed not to pursue charges in those cases. Through defense attorney Andrew Sneathern, Dumler maintained his innocence on the original charge.
"He decided to plead guilty to the charge that was reduced, not as to the original charge," Sneathern said.
Sneathern said Dumler plans to apply to serve his sentence at the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail on weekends.
The youngest supervisor in county history, Dumler said he plans to remain in office. Read more.........
(4) VIRGINIA: HB2048 CALL YOUR DELEGATE:
WE MUST KILL THIS BILL - OPPOSE : Gives unprecedented power to DEQ Ask your Delegate: Has he read this 59 page monster of a substitute? Are they voting on a bill they have never read? ... "Or do they have to pass it to see what's in it!" ... A citizen can currently do nothing with private property without Government permission. With this legislation, if 'they' decide that your property is involved in stormwater runoff, they can charge civil penalties. Do you have a roof?
Ask them: "Where is the requirement for GA approved implementation plans based on 1) cost benefit analysis; 2) NEPA studies 3) true (not modeled) current science"? SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Consolidation of water quality programs. Moves the water quality programs currently administered by the Department of Conservation and Recreation to the Department of Environmental Quality. The Department of Environmental Quality and the State Water Control Board will have oversight of water quality planning and laws dealing with stormwater management, erosion and sediment control, and the Chesapeake Bay Preservation Areas. The composition of the Virginia Soil and Water Conservation Board is changed, reducing the number of voting members from 12 to seven, and the Department of Environmental Quality is assigned responsibility for staffing the Board. The Virginia Soil and Water Conservation Board will continue its oversight responsibilities of the soil and water conservation districts and of resource management planning. The Board of Conservation and Recreation will be responsible for administration of the flood prevention and dam safety laws.
It is impossible to read and understand legislation like this in such a short time frame. These are a few questions from our reading of the 59 page substitute.
In charge of water quality? Per Dr Charles Battig; EPA Clean water standards are now cleaner than rainwater
Nonpoint Source Pollution is defined in this bill as storm water runoff. Didn't our AG just win a case? ... Didn't the judge rule that "storm water is not a pollutant"? If this bill passes it will become a pollutant according to VA law! If the runoff from your roof or your driveway doesn't meet their yet to be defined standards they will be able to charge you civil penalties.
This bill allows them to go on any property, public or private, to do inspections
Considering the states limited resources, has all the Point Source Pollution been cleaned up? Link to Bill.........
*Rob Bell - (R) 58th District, 804-698-1058
*Steve Landes (R) 25th District, 804-698-1025, email: DelSLandes@house.virginia.gov.
*Matt Fariss (R) 59th District, 804-698-1059
*David Toscano (D) 57th District, 804-698-1057
(5) HB1430 - BONETA BILL - RIGHT TO FARM ACT - Protects the 'Right to Farm' for small farmers. Ask your delegate to take out the reenactment clause and vote YES! Final vote for passage is Monday. The Farm Bureau, VACO and PEC will fight us to the bitter end with all they've got!
Enough calls from us and they won't win! WE VOTE!! Link to Bill......