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Back to School Safety
As a new school year approaches, the Albemarle County Police Department would like to provide a few school safety reminders. For the first day of school on Wednesday, August 20, the ACPD will have additional officers monitoring areas around the schools and along bus routes. School Resource Officers and patrol officers will be on hand to help direct traffic and ensure a safe commute for the start of the new school year.

VDOT Holding Public Hearing on Proposed Berkmar Drive Extension Project
VDOT will hold a location public hearing on the Berkmar Drive Extension project on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Doubletree Charlottesville Hotel. The public hearing brochure and comment sheet, as well as a display showing the three alignment alternatives, are available at www.route29solutions.org, under Information and Resources

Albemarle County Board of Supervisors Revise Monthly Meeting Schedule
The Albemarle County Board of Supervisors has revised their monthly meeting schedule to increase accessibility and to provide more frequent and convenient opportunities for engagement by citizens.

Albemarle County Fire Rescue and Western Albemarle Rescue Squad Holding Community Information Session Regarding Ambulance Billing and EMS Cost Recovery
As a result of two new important changes to Albemarle County’s Emergency Medical Service (EMS) billing program, Albemarle County Fire Rescue and Western Albemarle Rescue Squad will be holding a community information session on August 25, 2014 at the Crozet Library meeting room from 6:30 – 8:00pm.

Albemarle County Fire and Rescue Announces Citizens Fire Rescue Academy
Have you ever wondered how heavy that firefighting gear really is? Try it on and see for yourself! Do you want to know why a fire engine shows up for a 911 medical call? Wonder why firefighters travel to the grocery store in the fire engine? Learn about a day in the life of Albemarle County Fire Rescue. The Citizens Fire Rescue Academy will answer questions you didn't know you had and offer experiences you won't soon forget.

VDOT Announces Request for Qualifications Issued for Rt. 29 Projects
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has advertised for a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) from companies that may be interested in submitting bids for a design-build contract for three Route 29 (Seminole Trail) improvement projects.

Albemarle County Announces Several Important Changes to Ambulance Transportation Billing Program
Albemarle County Fire Rescue officials are announcing two important changes to the County’s Emergency Medical Service (EMS) Cost Recovery program related to ambulance transportation.

On August 1, 2014, Albemarle County will initiate a Residents Program that will eliminate billing of residents and will only bill their insurance companies and non County residents for ambulance transport. It has always been Albemarle County’s goal to only collect for ambulance transport from insurance companies and non-residents, and the County recently received approval from the Office of the Inspector General to implement this Residents Program.

New Virginia Stormwater Management Program (VSMP) Forms and Process!
On July 1st Albemarle County became a state VSMP authority. Also, the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) transferred administration of their “General VDPES Permit for Discharges of Stormwater from Construction Activities” (a.k.a. DEQ General Permit) to the County. You can find the new application form in the Engineering and WPO Forms Center. If you have a project in process or under construction, you may need to make an application with the County. You will need to provide the full Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP).  More thorough instructions can be found in this letter.