Louisa County Supervisors to consider alternative tax rate for data center equipment

The seven members of the Louisa County Board of Supervisors will meet at 5 p.m. for a closed session followed by the regular session at 6 p.m. (meeting overview)

There are five presentations which do not have advance materials in the packet. These are from Firefly, the Commission on Aging, the Louisa County Water Authority, the Virginia Department of Transportation, and Louisa Clean.

Then there will be a discussion of the Technology Overlay District and solar zoning. 

Under unfinished business, there will be a continued discussion of enforcement of the Livestock Running at Large ordinance. (resolution)

There are five items under new business / action items. 

  • The first would declare the county’s intent to reimburse the cost of certain expenditures related to expansion of water and sewer infrastructure to the Shannon Hill Growth Area, as well as the Louisa County Middle School turf fields project. (resolution)
  • The second would update the county’s financial policies and procurement policy. (resolution)
  • The third is a resolution to authorize a Memorandum of Understanding with the Louisa County Industrial Development Authority related to their funding of a water tank to be built as of the Shannon Hill Growth Area utilities project. (draft MOU)
  • The fourth is a resolution authorizing $637,536 for Louisa County Public Schools to complete design work for the Career and Technical Education Center. (resolution)
  • The fifth is a resolution for an additional $261,550.72 for Louisa County Public Schools to hire three additional teachers due to increased enrollment. (resolution)

There will be a public hearing related to the recent announcement that Amazon Web Services will invest $11 billion for two data centers within the county. There is a proposal for an alternative personal property tax rate for data center equipment. (resolution

In other meetings:

  • The Albemarle Architectural Review Board meeting that had been scheduled has been canceled. (meeting info)
  • The Albemarle Agricultural and Forestal District Committee meeting that had been scheduled has been canceled. (meeting info)

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