Louisa County


Recognizing James "Jim" Scharf for His Dedication and Years of Service to Louisa County



Meeting History

May 16, 2011 6:00 PM Video Board of Supervisors (BOS) Regular Meeting

Mr. Havasy reported that Mr. Jim Scharf had passed away about ten days ago and he would truly be missed and would leave a big hole in the volunteer area in Louisa County. Mr. Havasy said Mr. Scharf had moved to Green Springs from Northern Virginia and he was very proud to live here. Mr. Havasy said many initiatives, such as the farmer's market and master gardeners, grew under Mr. Scharf’s leadership.

Mr. Gentry noted that the Planning Commission elected at their last meeting to plant a tree, hopefully on County property, with a plaque recognizing Mr. Scharf’s contributions. Mr. Gentry said Mr. Scharf was an exceptional person who dedicated a lot of his time to the County and loved being here.

Mr. Spencer added that Mr. Scharf was a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army Signal Corps and served in Vietnam. Mr. Spencer said Mr. Scharf was a true gentleman. Mr. Spencer said he would like to have a tree planted in front of the County building, and suggested that Ms. Julie Scharf, his wife, pick out the tree.

Mr. Dubé said perhaps the Planning Commission and the Board could both recognize him on the plaque.

Mr. Barlow stated that Mr. Scharf was an excellent member of the Planning Commission and he would truly be missed.

On the motion of Mr. Havasy, seconded by Mr. Spencer, which carried by a vote of 7-0, the Board adopted a resolution recognizing James. "Jim" Scharf for his dedication and years of service to Louisa County and voted to join in with the Planning Commission to designate a tree and a plaque in Mr. Scharf’s honor.

MOVER:Richard A. Havasy, Green Springs District Supervisor
SECONDER:P. T. Spencer Jr., Louisa District Supervisor
AYES:Tommy J. Barlow, Fitzgerald A. Barnes, Daniel W. Byers, Willie L. Gentry Jr., Willie L. Harper, Richard A. Havasy, P. T. Spencer Jr.