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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.


Tourism Revenue Grew in Albemarle County and Charlottesville in 2013
9/10/2014
All Virginia localities saw increased tourism revenue while Virginia topped $21 billion.

Tourism was again an important contributor to the local economy in 2013. Tourism revenue for Charlottesville and Albemarle County reached $523.7 million, a 4.3% percent increase over 2012. Local tourism-supported jobs totaled 5,218 while local tourism-related taxes were $17.7 million. All data was received by the Virginia Tourism Corporation (VTC) from USTA and is based on domestic visitor spending (travelers from within the United States) from per person trips taken 50 miles or more away from home.


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.

Albemarle County Wins 1st Place at COVITS for IT as Efficiency Driver
9/4/2014
Albemarle County is proud to have won 1st place in the Information Technology (IT) as Efficiency Driver – Government to Government category at the 17th annual Commonwealth of Virginia Innovation Technology Symposium (COVITS) in Richmond on September 3, 2014.

Upcoming Community Meeting Hosted by Supervisors Boyd & Sheffield
8/26/2014
Albemarle County Supervisors Ken Boyd and Brad Sheffield are hosting a town hall meeting to discuss the Route 29 Improvements, specifically relating to the connection between Berkmar Drive and Ashwood Boulevard. The intent of this meeting is to provide the public with an understanding of the project, the impact it will have on the larger transportation network, and an opportunity to ask questions and/or express concerns regarding implementation. Details on the concept recommendation package can be found on the Virginia Department of Transportation's website.

VDOT Holding Public Hearing on Proposed Berkmar Drive Extension Project
8/15/2014
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
 

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.