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Eastbound Lane at Dominion Drive Closed at Rt. 29
Right turns prohibited, signed detour in place during underground utility work at intersection

Utility work at the intersection of Dominion Drive and Route 29 (Seminole Trail) in Albemarle County requires that the eastbound lane and right turn movement from Dominion Drive onto Route 29 south be closed to traffic for the next three weeks.

Board Receives FY15 Preliminary Unaudited End of Year Financial Report
The Board of Supervisors today received the Unaudited Annual Financial Report for FY15. While the external audit of the County’s FY15 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report is still a work in progress, staff believes that the information presented today is materially correct and accurate.

Albemarle County Ranks Seventh in the Nation for Delivering Digital Services
For the thirteenth year in a row, Albemarle County has been named among the top ten most technologically advanced, cutting edge county governments of its size in the U.S. by the Center for Digital Government (CDG) and the National Association of Counties (NACo) in their 2015 Digital Counties Survey. Albemarle County, which competed with over 400 counties nationwide, ranks seventh in the nation in utilizing information technology to deliver high quality service to its customers and citizens based on a population category of 150,000 or less.

Albemarle County Announces Application Deadline for ACE Program
Applications accepted through October 31

Albemarle County is accepting applications through October 31, 2015 for the upcoming round of the Acquisition of Conservation Easements Program (ACE), a voluntary, non-regulatory program established to protect land and working farms in the rural area. Any landowner in the County whose land is worthy of protection after an ACE evaluation is eligible. This evaluation process system scores and ranks properties by 17 different criteria that measure conservation value including: 1) open space resources (such as size of parcel and whether it joins a permanently protected area); 2) threat of conversion to development and; 3) natural, cultural, historical or scenic resources (such as mountaintops, working family farms, important viewsheds, scenic highways and rivers, watersheds, productive soils and historically significant properties). Any property that scores a minimum of 20 points is eligible for consideration, however, properties in the applicant pool with the highest point total have the highest priority. The Program will pay up to 100% of easement value depending on an applicant’s average adjusted gross income over the previous 3 years.