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Charlottesville Mayor, Albemarle County Planner Named To Prestigious College of Fellows
The American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) will induct Albemarle County planner Elaine Echols, AICP, and Charlottesville Mayor Satyendra Singh Huja, AICP, into the elite membership of AICP’s College of Fellows April 27 at a black-tie ceremony being held in conjunction with the American Planning Association’s (APA) 2014 National Planning Conference in Atlanta.

Stream Cleanup of Woodbrook Lagoons Stormwater Management Area
As part of Rivanna Conservation Society’s (RCS) Go X-Stream Makeover project, Albemarle County is hosting a clean-up of a stormwater management area in the Woodbrook neighborhood at 10:00 am on Saturday, April 19.  A forested area south of the neighborhood is home to arecent stream restoration and water quality improvement project.

Persons interested can register at RCS’s website. Volunteers will meet at the site (adjacent to 2701 Idlewood Drive, Charlottesville) at 10:00 AM on Saturday, April 19. The event will begin with a tour of the site and explanation of the improvements. RCS will provide trash bags, water, snacks, and some tools. Volunteers are asked to please wear long sleeved shirts, long pants, and closed-toed shoes; we also suggest wearing a hat.

Broadband Survey Now Available
In an effort to determine how high-speed broadband Internet access might be extended to underserved parts of the County, a Broadband Task Force was established in October 2013. Among the action items identified by the Broadband Task Force is the need to identify and analyze demand. To that end, a survey has been created for citizens to weigh-in on their broadband desires. It is critical that all county residents and business owners, particularly those in rural areas, participate in the survey in order to establish important baseline data.

The survey is available on-line at http://www.wired.virginia.gov/broadband/broadband-survey. For citizens with limited access to the Internet, a physical copy of this survey will be distributed at various locations around the County. More details about where to find the physical copy of the survey and how to get it back in the appropriate hands upon completion will be shared in the coming weeks. Additionally, citizens may check the speed of their current Internet connection by visiting /upload/images/webapps/broadband/.

Crozet Running Announces Inaugural Trail 5k to be Held May 10
Albemarle County Parks and Recreation is pleased to be partnering with Crozet Running for the inaugural Trail 5k to be held at 8am on May 10, 2014, at Mint Springs Valley Park in Crozet, Virginia. The race is a community event meant to bring runners, walkers, and hikers of all ages and abilities out on the trails together.

Hatton Ferry 2014 Operating Season
The Hatton Ferry will commence its 2014 operating season Saturday, April 19th. Come take a ride on the Hatton Ferry, a historic ferry across the James River and the only poled ferry still operating in the United States. The Hatton Ferry operates from April 19th until late October and is free; donations appreciated as the operation of the ferry relies solely on donations given to ride the ferry and from the kind generosity of other supporters.

Albemarle County Police Department Accepting Applications for Auxiliary Police Officers
In a continuing effort to build capacity at the Albemarle County Police Department, the APCD will be accepting applications for two additional Auxiliary Police Officers or APOs. The volunteers would be a Level II Auxiliary Officer.

Charlottesville and Albemarle County Feature an Array of Festivals this Spring
Virginia Festival of the Book, Dogwood Festival, Tom Tom Founders Festival, Taste of Monticello Wine Trail, Foxfield Spring Races, Historic Garden Week & Festival of Cultures getting ready to engage locals and visitors alike.

Important Notice to the Voters of the Town of Scottsville, Virginia
A General Election for residents of the Town of Scottsville will be held on Tuesday, May 6, 2014, to elect the Scottsville Town offices of Mayor and the six-member Scottsville Town Council. Polls will open at 6 am at the Scottsville Municipal Building, located at 401 Valley St., Scottsville. Polls will close on Election Day at 7 pm.

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Featured Events
Agricultural & Forestal District Advisory Committee
4/14/2014, 5:30 PM
Chris Green (COB Room 246)
GRACE Gang Assessment Presentation
4/14/2014, 1:30 PM
Special Meeting of the Board of Supervisors
4/15/2014, 9:00 AM
Lane Auditorium (COB)
Board of Supervisors Adjourned Meeting
4/15/2014, 9:00 AM
Lane Auditorium (COB)
Planning Commission Meeting
4/15/2014, 6:00 PM
Lane Auditorium (COB)
Agritourism and Farm Breweries Roundtable
4/16/2014, 5:30 PM
Board Room (COB Room 241)

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