Lake Anna Life & Times Late Summer 20 17 13 540.894.0215 TM MOWING/TRIMMING • SPRING & FALL AERATION MULCHING • FERTILIZING • LANDSCAPING LEAF REMOVAL • POWER WASHING• DOCKS & DECK STAINING FREE ESTIMATES • INSURED AND BONDED 540.894.0706 // 804.402.0263 // LKALAWNCARE@GMAIL.COM POWER WASHING EXPERTS Your Hometown Glass Specialist - Mineral, VA Auto Glass // Repairs //TableTops // Mirrors // Windows Virginia Glassman G V CAN WE STAIN YOUR DOCK? T and T C oncr e t e driveways - paths - patios garage & basement slabs paver walkways & driveways You Call, We Pour 540.845.0170 MONTICELLO PAINTING 28 Years Experience Honest & Reliable Licensed & Insured 540-254-0652 or 434-321-1630 Northern Snakehead Fish Confirmed In Lake continued from page 5 LKA ter Creek.  We saw no others in this location or in good habitat in Contrary Creek.  We then sampled the area in upper Gold- mine Creek where the adult was caught.  We saw none there, ” Odenkirk communicated in an email. “This all suggests we have a small but viable naturally self- sustaining population in the lake.  There is nothing that can be done about it.  The fish we collected were probably among the progeny of the fish a wom- an photographed last summer in Freshwater Creek (and the male adult could well have been one of the spawning pair after a spring upstream migration as they are known to do).  “If the tidal Potomac River population of northern snake- head is any guide, I would ex- pect the progression to be a slow increase in abundance for a few years followed by fairly rapid increase in abundance for a few years…followed by a decline and stabilization at low levels with minimal to no impact on the Anna fish community.  This assumes fairly hefty exploi- tation, which can be expected. ” The VDGIF asks anglers to kill all snakeheads. This species na- tive to western Asia river sys- tems competes with native fish like bass and crappie for food. Snakeheads were discovered in Virginia waters approximately 13 years ago and have become abundant in tributaries of the tid- al Potomac River without nega- tively affecting native species. They have been illegally stocked in a number of waters in near- by ponds and lakes. It is now a Class 1 misdemeanor for anyone to stock snakeheads into state waters without a permit. Colby Horne with the first northern snakehead fish verified in Lake Anna. Pleasants Landing/Lake Anna Beach Resort “Louisa County has done an ex- emplary job handling the reopening of Pleasants Landing. They have only asked Mr. Vallerie to abide by the same ordinances that all businesses and property owners must obey.  The staff and the Board of Supervisors have devoted many hours to the project; however, they can only work within the four corners of the submit- ted site plan. As officials, they must enforce the county ordinances and issue occupancy and usage permits only when the established procedures have been followed.   Applying for building permits after the structures have been built and without the prop- er inspections is unlawful and poten- tially unsafe for the citizens using the facilities.” The Robinsons, as well as other neighbors contacted by L&T, also note Vallerie’s precedent-setting Con- ditional Use Permit application as a sticking point to acceptance. “Mr. Vallerie is asking for a new cate- gory of Conditional Use Permit (CUP) written just for his business. He wants multiple events to be allowed under one CUP while all other businesses must apply for one CUP per event. If the County decides to adopt this new category of CUP, it should be available to all businesses, not just one.  To be fair, the parameters of this multi- event CUP need to be determined by a committee, not by one owner and some neighbors. The BOS should take no further action on this CUP application until all violations on the property have been remedied to the satisfaction of the county.” The Robinsons also noted con- cerns with the online conduct of Val- lerie during the process. “In our opinion, Mr. Vallerie is a cyber bully who uses his Lake Anna Beach Resort Facebook page to maliciously berate Louisa County staff, elected officials and neighbors in an effort to present himself to the public as a vic- tim of a fictitious conspiracy to thwart his business endeavors.  In an effort to gain sympathy from his readers, he posts misrepresentations and half truths concerning his site plan, build- ing permits and violations.   “He deletes posts from people who have attended various public county meetings and write to give the whole truth and defend the county.  His un- professional  business conduct and air of entitlement have sullied his reputation.” continued from page 7 LKA Garnie Horne photo.