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Important Notice to Albemarle County Voters: June 13, 2017 Dual Primary Election Information
A dual Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, June 13, 2017, to nominate the Democratic and Republican candidates for the offices of Governor and Lieutenant Governor of Virginia. The names of the Democratic and Republican candidates for those offices will appear on their respective ballots in all Albemarle County voting precincts. Additionally, for Albemarle County voters who live in the 57th House of Delegates District, the Democratic ballot will include a primary election for that office. Read on...

Albemarle County, Sentara Martha Jefferson, and DEA Taking Back Unwated Prescriptions Drugs April 29
On Saturday, April 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Albemarle County Police Department in partnership with Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its 13th opportunity in 7 years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.  Bring your pills for disposal to Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital, 500 Martha Jefferson Drive in the back of the hospital at the Patient Transport Area. (The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.) The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. Read on...

Public Meeting on the Small Area Plan in the Vicinity of Hydraulic/ Route 29
The Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission, in conjunction with Albemarle County and the City of Charlottesville, is conducting a small area plan in the Hydraulic / Route 29 area. A small area plan is a tool used to define a detailed plan for urban development and redevelopment in a focused area of strategic importance for the community. Small area plans also create road maps for implementation. A public meeting on the Hydraulic Small Area Plan is scheduled for Wednesday, April 26, 2017 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM at Jack Jouett Middle School. The meeting will include a brief overview of the study intent, study area description, methodology for plan development, schedule and intended outcomes. An open discussion will follow, providing opportunity for the public to express ideas and concerns to the consultant team as input into the planning process. Read on...

Update on Fire at Walnut Creek Park
At the present time, the fire at Walnut Creek Park has been contained. However, the area is still a little smoky and there are some areas within the fire line that are still smoldering and are being monitored. The park is open to the public but the trails on the east side of the park will remained closed until further notice. Park patrons are asked to obey the signs posted at the park and avoid venturing too close to trails that are closed. We regret any inconvenience and appreciate our park visitors' patience. Public safety and welfare is our highest priority. Patrons are urged to exercise judgment and to err on the side of safety. The Department of Forestry is on site with personnel from our Parks and Recreation department now. This fire remains under investigation.

Spring 2017 Special Waste Collection Days Begin
Rivanna Solid Waste Authority will host its spring special collections dates for household hazardous waste, commercial hazardous waste, and bulky waste amnesty days for Charlottesville, Scottsville, and Albemarle County residents and businesses this Spring at the Ivy Materials Utilization Center (MUC). This event is brought to the community with support from the City of Charlottesville and the County of Albemarle in partnership with RSWA. Read on...

Tax Rate Public Hearing to be Reheld on May 15
The Board of Supervisors held public hearings on the Calendar Year 17 Tax Rate and the Board’s Proposed FY 18 Budget on Tuesday evening, April 11. Immediately following the conclusion of those public hearings, it came to the County’s attention that there was a defect in the posted notice regarding the public hearing on the Calendar Year 17 Tax Rate. While the meeting notice was posted appropriately and the full legal advertisement was published in the newspaper within the required 30 day timeframe, the full legal advertisement was not also posted physically in the County Office Building. In the interests of full transparency and compliance with all technicalities of the legal requirements, the County will be advertising for and conducting another public hearing on the Calendar Year 17 Tax Rate on Monday, May 15. Read on...