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Albemarle County Fire Rescue Department Announces Improved Insurance Service Office (ISO) Rating
4/1/2015
Albemarle County Fire & Rescue recently underwent an Insurance Service Office (ISO) rating resulting in a significant improvement that will go into effect on April 1st.

In April in Crozet, itís All About the Dogs
3/30/2015
Claudius Crozet Park (CCP) will partner with Starr Hill Brewery for a month-long "Pints for Pups" fundraiser as part of Starr Hill's Cheers for Charity program. For each pint sold in April, Starr Hill will donate a dollar towards development of the Crozet Dog Park. A kick-off event will be held Friday, April 3rd from 6-9PM in the Starr Hill Taproom in Crozet. The event will include a brief overview of the Dog Park project and site design and a recap of fundraising efforts to date. The Crozet Park Board of Directors welcomes community members, dog lovers, and beer aficionados to the event.

Bright Stars Applications Due March 31st for Fall Enrollment
3/23/2015
The Albemarle County Public Schools Preschool Program is currently accepting applications for eligible 4-year-olds to enroll in the Bright Stars Program; a state and locally funded program for students potentially at risk for developmental or educational issues. Please submit applications by March 31st for consideration for fall enrollment.

Beginning March 23, Free State Road is One-Way
3/17/2015
Westbound restriction will ease cut-through traffic on adjoining Wakefield Rd.

On Monday, March 23, the Virginia Department of Transportation will post highway signs to convert a 0.1-mile segment of Route 651 (Free State Road) in Albemarle County from carrying two-way traffic to eastbound traffic only.


2015 Annual Community Report
3/16/2015


County Celebrates Completion of New Northside Library Facility at March 16 Ceremony
3/16/2015
Albemarle County officials joined representatives from the Jefferson Madison Regional Library at a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of the new Northside Library project on Monday, March 16. The commemoration began at noon in the Library (705 Rio Road) where Library Director John Halliday, Supervisors Jane Dittmar and Brad Sheffield, County Executive Tom Foley, and project team representatives addressed the crowd. Afterwards, attendees enjoyed self-guided tours through the new facility.

Charlottesville Area Businesses Recognized for their Excellence
3/16/2015
Local restaurants honored with James Beard Award nomination and area vineyards acknowledged in prestigious Governors Cup competition

The Charlottesville Albemarle Convention and Visitors Bureau (CACVB) congratulates local restaurants for their nominations as James Beard award semi-finalists and local vineyards who are acknowledged by the Virginia Winery Associations (VWA) Governors Cup.


SAFE Event - Situational Awareness for Everyone
3/10/2015
In light of tragic events in our community, many leaders, stakeholders and advocates came together, agreeing that we needed additional education regarding situational awareness, personal safety and domestic violence.

Shenandoah National Park Announces Spring Opening Dates
3/10/2015
Though winter has not released its grip on Shenandoah National Park and staff continues to work on clearing the Skyline Drive of snow and ice, spring is almost here! Park employees are gearing up for a busy season of protecting park resources and welcoming visitors. Facilities in Shenandoah National Park will begin opening this month and will continue to open through the spring.

Albemarle County Government Offices Delay Opening Due to Inclement Weather
3/6/2015
Albemarle County Government offices will open at 10am this morning due to inclement weather.

Albemarle County Board of Supervisors Announce Budget Town Hall Meeting Dates
3/5/2015
The Board of Supervisors are hosting a series of town hall meetings during March on Albemarle County’s Fiscal Year 2016 Operating and Capital Budget, which is currently under development. The Board invites everyone to attend any of these sessions, which are designed to share information and start a community conversation about the budget. These sessions are being held in addition to a number of work sessions and public hearings. Each session will run approximately 90 minutes. For the latest meeting information, visit www.albemarle.org/calendar.

Albemarle County Offices Closing Early Due to Inclement Weather
3/5/2015
Please be advised that due to current weather conditions, falling temperatures and the expectation of deteriorating road conditions throughout the afternoon, all Albemarle County offices will close today, Thursday March 5, at 12:00 noon.
 

Commercial and Household Hazardous Waste Collections Dates Revised Due to Inclement Weather
3/5/2015
Due to expected severe winter weather, the Rivanna Solid Waste Authority’s (RSWA) Commercial Hazardous Waste Collection scheduled for Friday, March 6, 2015, has been cancelled. The next Commercial Collection will be October 2. Care Environmental is contacting all businesses registered to notify them personally. Additionally, the Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Event for Friday, March 6, 2015 has been cancelled. HHW will be accepted at the Ivy Material Utilization Center during the extended hours of 8:30 am to 4:00 pm on Saturday, March 7, 2015 (originally advertised from 9:00 to 2:00). All vehicles in line at 4:00 pm will be served. For information on what items are accepted for this event, visit http://rswa.avenue.org/household.htm.

 
Featured Events
Board of Supervisors Day Meeting
4/1/2015, 1:00 PM
Lane Auditorium (COB)
Public Hearing: Proposed Operating and Capital Budgets
4/1/2015, 6:00 PM
Lane Auditorium (COB)
BOS Budget Work Session
4/7/2015, 5:00 PM
Board Room (COB Room 241)
Public Hearing: 2015 Calendar Year Tax Rate
4/8/2015, 6:00 PM
Lane Auditorium (COB)
Board of Supervisors Night Meeting
4/8/2015, 6:00 PM
Lane Auditorium (COB)
BOS Sets CY 15 Tax Rate
4/14/2015, 3:00 PM
Lane Auditorium (COB)

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