Facilities and Environmental Services  |  Public Works Division

The primary functions of the Public Works Division center around the various maintenance responsibilities associated with the upkeep of County owned facilities. These responsibilities fall under: 


Division Head
Michael Freitas
Chief of Public Works
Telephone: 434-296-5816

Deputy Chief of Public Works
Bruce Jones
Telephone: 434-296-5816


Custodial Supervisor
James Butler
Telephone: 434-296-5816


Grounds Superintendent
Dan Fowley
Telephone: 434-296-5816


Copy Center Manager
Charlie Herndon
Telephone: 434-972-4050


Facility Maintenance

The facility maintenance staff is responsible for the upkeep of six occupied County owned buildings totaling over 450,000 square feet. Additionally, they have caretaker responsibility for the old jail and jailer’s house. These buildings range in age from our historic early 19th century courthouse to our newest Northside Library that opened in 2015. In addition to handling the day to day operations of the buildings ensuring building systems are operating properly and responding to customer service requests, the staff is actively involved with contractor oversight for small renovation projects such as the remodeling of restrooms and offices and the upkeep of the County pool vehicles. 

Custodial Maintenance

The custodial maintenance staff is responsible for the cleaning of three County buildings encompassing over 374,000 square feet. Though the preponderance of their work is accomplished after hours, day time coverage is provided to respond to customer needs during working hours.

Grounds Maintenance

The grounds maintenance staff is responsible for maintaining over 130 acres of County owned property and rights-of-way, overseeing mowing and landscaping contractors, and managing small projects. In addition to grass cutting and landscaping, the staff, in coordination with the Water Resources Division, ensures the County’s storm water management facilities function properly. The staff is also tasked with installing and maintaining the County’s E911 road signs.

To report an E911 sign down:  Please e-mail WorkOrders@albemarle.org or please call 434-296-5816.


  • Newspaper recycling (Pantops, Northside Library, and Scottsville Community Center)
  • Bulky Waste Amnesty Days
  • Support roadside trash clean-up effort
  • Support graffiti eradication effort 
  • Street light outages
  • Watch for Children sign requests


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Contact the Department
Facilities & Environmental Services
401 McIntire Road
Room 420
Charlottesville, VA 22902
FAX: 434-293-0294
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