Nelson County, Virginia
In a meeting held Tuesday evening – July 19, 2016 at the Rockfish Valley Community Center in Afton, the board voted unanimously on motion to return a Dominion Foundation grant that was received earlier this year. As we first told you in these earlier stories, considerable resistance was met when word of the grant surfaced. Many objected to taking the money since the same family of companies is also pursuing the Atlantic Coast Pipeline through Nelson County.
According to the board a total of $28,737.00 in pledges was raised outside of the grant. Some of those were specifically directed at the green initiative project, but more than enough was been pledged to cover the windows program matching grant.
The board plans to notify Dominion Foundation tomorrow of its decision to return the grant.