John Martin

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John Martin
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John Martin

Member, Albemarle County Service Authority Board of Directors
District White Hall
Term Start 2008
Term End September 22, 2010[1]

Biographical Information

Residence Free Union, VA

John Martin moved to Albemarle County in March 1997.[2] Martin was a member of the Albemarle County Service Authority's Board of Directors, representing the White Hall Magisterial District during 2008-2010. He was appointed to the ACSA Board in March 2008 for a term that would have ended on December 31, 2011[3]. However, Martin resigned September 22, 2010, effective immediately, saying he was concerned that the City of Charlottesville was seeking changes to the Community Water Supply Plan originally approved in 2006. Martin said he intended to lobby to "defend the plan at the state level vigorously in the hope that no changes to the approved plan will be made."[4]

In October 2010, Martin called for state officials to shut down the Ragged Mountain Reservoir for safety reasons if Charlottesville and Albemarle did not quickly agree to a water plan. Martin sent a letter to the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation calling for some dam operating permits to be revoked, a tactic he hopes will renew the city’s support for the water plan originally approved in 2006.[5]

Before being appointed to the ACSA board, Martin was a strong advocate for the restoration of stream flows to the Moormans River. The Moormans has had water diverted to supply the Ragged Mountain Reservoir since the construction of the Sugar Hollow Pipeline in 1925. As a spokesperson for Friends of the Moormans River, Martin lobbied local officials to ensure improvements to the aquatic ecosystem of the Moormans River were part of the community water supply plan that was ultimately approved in 2006.


Notes

  1. Web. Charlottesville Tomorrow News Center, Sean Tubbs, Charlottesville Tomorrow, retrieved 17 Nov. 2010.
  2. "Interview with John Martin." Personal interview by Brian A. Wheeler. Charlottesville Tomorrow. 18 Nov 2010.
  3. Albemarle County Board of Supervisors Minutes, 5 Mar. 2008. County of Albemarle. Retrieved 8 Jun. 2010.
  4. Web. Charlottesville Tomorrow News Center, Sean Tubbs, Charlottesville Tomorrow, retrieved 17 Nov. 2010.
  5. Web. Charlottesville Tomorrow News Center, Brian Wheeler, Charlottesville Tomorrow, retrieved 17 Nov. 2010.

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