As the Town of Cape Charles continues closed meetings to sell water and wastewater utilities to Virginia American Water (VAW), the Supreme Court of Virginia has granted an appeal by Ashland LLC in Hopewell to bring VAW back to court.
The original order by the trial court erred in dismissing the matter for lack of subject matter jurisdiction pursuant to Sections 56-6, 56-262, and 56-247.1(A)(3) of the Code of Virginia and Article IX, Section 4 of the Virginia Constitution. The trial court also erred in declining to rule upon Virginia-American Water Company’s Demurrer on the merits of the Complaint’s pleading and thereby declining to overrule the Demurrer.
The details of the case are sketchy. The Mirror is still in the process of gathering details of the case. Sources in Richmond tell us that is based on violations involving a previous EPA UECA environmental covenant, and a disruption of the water supply. The Mirror will provide more details as they become available.