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Utility Work Begins Next Week on Rt. 29
9/30/2014
Excavation will require closure of Emmet St. crossovers between Hydraulic Rd. and Rt. 29/250 Bypass

Relocation of underground utilities in the median of Route 29 (Emmet Street) will require the closure of crossovers between Hydraulic Road and the Route 29/Route 250 Bypass beginning next week. The work involves excavation to move a duct bank that carries multiple utility cables and is being done in advance of the Route 29/Route 250 interchange improvement project that will get under way early next year.


ACE Applications Accepted Now Through October 31
9/29/2014
Albemarle County is accepting applications now through October 31, 2014 for the current round of the Acquisition of Conservation Easements Program (ACE), a powerful tool for rural land protection. Any landowner in Albemarle County whose land is worthy of protection according to the County’s Comprehensive Plan is eligible to participate in ACE. An evaluation system has been established to help rank properties in order of their conservation value to the program, with the final determination to be made by the Board of Supervisors. The Program will pay up to 100% of easement value depending on an applicant’s average adjusted gross income.

County Crime Prevention Council Hosting Town Hall to Discuss Implications of Ferguson on Albemarle County
9/25/2014
The Albemarle County Crime Prevention Council (CPC) is hosting a town hall meeting on Ferguson and its implications in Albemarle County. The CPC is a diverse group which works directly with the Albemarle County Chief of Police to discuss difficult issues and provide feedback. The CPC is hosting the event to get community input regarding this very important topic. It is imperative that we learn from Ferguson, receive feedback and work to improve police and community relations.

Upcoming Community Meetings Hosted by Albemarle County Board of Supervisors
9/22/2014
Albemarle County Supervisors are hosting town hall meetings to discuss the Route 29 Solutions Package. The intent of these meetings is to provide the public with an understanding of the projects, the impact they will have on the larger transportation network, and an opportunity to ask questions. Details on the concept recommendation package can be found on the Virginia Department of Transportation's website.

Ballards Mill Road Closes September 22 for Bridge Work
9/17/2014
Beginning Sept. 22, the Virginia Department of Transportation will close Route 671 (Ballards Mill Road) in Albemarle County for two weeks for a bridge project.

From Sept. 22 to Oct. 3, a VDOT bridge crew will work on the Wards Creek bridge, located approximately one half-mile south of Route 609 (Wesley Chapel Road) in Free Union. The current steel-beam, timber-deck bridge is posted with a 15-ton weight limit. In its place VDOT will install a concrete bridge that is three feet wider and can carry all legal loads.


Share Your Ideas and Comments on Road, Rail, and Transit Projects and Improvements
9/10/2014
Public meetings take place Sept. 23 to Oct. 22

Virginia residents are invited to attend public meetings to be held across the state this fall to learn more about transportation improvements funded in the Six-Year Improvement Program (SYIP). The program allocates funding to a wide range of projects, including road, bridges, sidewalks, bike paths, rail and transit improvements across the state.


Important Notice to Albemarle County Voters: November 4, 2014 General and Special Election Information
9/8/2014
A General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 4, 2014, for the offices of: Member of the United States Senate, and Member of the United States House of Representatives, 5th District of Virginia. In addition, a Special Election will be held on Tuesday, November 4, 2014, to determine whether the Constitution of Virginia shall be amended to allow the General Assembly to exempt from taxation the real property of the surviving spouse of any member of the armed forces of the United States who was killed in action, where the surviving spouse occupies the real property as his or her principal place of residence and has not remarried.

New Virginia Stormwater Management Program (VSMP) Forms and Process!
7/21/2014
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.