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Scottsville Town Council Discusses What to Do about Dumler

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The Scottsville Town Council met to talk about the future of Albemarle County Supervisor Chris Dumler Monday night.

The recently convicted Dumler represents the Scottsville District. Councilors discussed whether Dumler was fit to continue as a supervisor. Last week the Board of Supervisors passed a resolution asking him to resign. But the Scottsville Town Council isn't as sure where it stands.

While the board stands firm behind the resolution, the town of Scottsville is struggling with its next move.

"Some of us seem to think that perhaps the council should make a statement regarding the situation. Others like myself feel like perhaps we shouldn't," said council member Ron Smith.

While council may not agree on whether to make a statement, it does agree the public deserves a chance to speak out. Agreeing on a position concerning Dumler will officially be on next week's agenda.

One council member says it's about restoring Scottsville's reputation.

"I'm sure it will be an emotional moment but it will also give the people that live in southern Albemarle, hopefully deal with reclaiming Scottsville's reputation," said council member Liz Knotts.

Council plans to work independently this week on how to deal with the Dumler. While the town is still in the process of taking a stance, the situation has council looking at some other issues.

"Maybe we need to look at state laws, how can we make, I never knew he wouldn't have to resign based on the laws. He would have to resign because of a drug charge or various things but it doesn't make sense sex crimes isn't a part of that," Knotts said.

Council is inviting anyone interested in discussing the issue to its meeting next Tuesday, even Dumler himself.

"People can speak their opinion, victims can come out, whoever wants to come out people that want to support Mr. Dumler, Mr. Dumler, we would love to have him as well," Knotts said.

The next town council meeting will be next Tuesday. Both council and the public will have a chance to weigh in on the issue.

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