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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.


Albemarle County Police Department Report on Incident at Albemarle High School on September 8
9/8/2014
The Albemarle County Police Department responded to Albemarle High School at 8:30 this morning for a report of an individual who was armed with a knife. Officers arrived within two minutes and the individual was detained without incident.

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.

Batesville Community Meeting - September 8th
9/3/2014
Due to both reported crimes and non reported incidents over the past few months in the Batesville area there will be a meeting on Monday, September 8th at 7:00 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Batesville to discuss community concerns. The church is in downtown Batesville at 6670 Plank Rd.

Scottsville Founders Day September 13th
8/29/2014
Please join Scottsville town officials and the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors past and present in honoring and congratulating the Town of Scottsville on the occasion of the 270th Anniversary of Albemarle County’s founding with Scottsville as its seat. In celebration of this historic commemoration, the Town of Scottsville is inviting all citizens of Albemarle County to attend the Founders Day celebration on Saturday, September 13th, 2014, in Scottsville.

Weekend Event Traffic
8/27/2014
The Albemarle County Police Department will be assisting with traffic control for the 2014 Charlottesville Women’s Four Miler. The Four Miler is Virginia’s largest all-women event with about 3,500 runners and walkers. The event is this Saturday, August 30th at 8:00 am.

The first UVA home football game is also this Saturday, August 30th at noon. ACPD officers will also be assisting with traffic for that event. Please expect delays around Scott Stadium and the University of Virginia.


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.

Portion of Clark Road in Albemarle County to Close August 25-28
8/22/2014
The Virginia Department of Transportation will close Route 674 (Clark Road) in western Albemarle County Aug. 25-28, including overnight, for slope repairs on the roadway shoulders. The work will occur approximately two miles east of the intersection of Route 810 (Browns Gap Turnpike).

Back to School Safety
8/18/2014
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
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
 

Albemarle County Board of Supervisors Revise Monthly Meeting Schedule
8/15/2014
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
8/14/2014
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
8/4/2014
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.