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Albemarle County Announces Hiring of Natural Resource Manager
Albemarle County has named David Hannah as its new Natural Resources Manager, effective December 1, 2015. In this newly created position, David will develop, coordinate, and administer natural resource protection, conservation, and monitoring programs. David brings a strong technical background to this position along with established relationships with many of the County’s partner organizations and state agencies. That background, combined with his understanding of Albemarle County’s natural resource objectives, makes David uniquely qualified to oversee the protection and preservation of the County’s natural resources.

Carrsbrook Drive Pipe Replacement Project Closure Update
Reminder that a full closure of Carrsbrook Drive between Indian Spring Road and Marlboro Court will begin at 7:30 AM Monday morning, November 16, 2015 for the duration of the project. The project is expected to be completed within 4 weeks. This is a joint-project with the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT). Due to the deteriorating condition of the pipes and concerns about a future failure, the project is proceeding as soon as possible.  We regret the inconvenience this will cause, especially over the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend.

Grand Opening Celebration of the Scottsville Supply Company Set for November 21
Scottsville Supply Company, a small, locally-owned bee supply and gift store, is gearing up to celebrate its Grand Opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 10:00 AM. The ceremony will be held at the store, located at 531 Valley Street in historic Scottsville, and will be attended by Scottsville Town Council members and representatives from the Scottsville Chamber of Commerce.

Crozet and Pantops Sidewalk Projects Update
Crozet Avenue North and the State Farm Boulevard / South Pantops Drive sidewalks projects were combined into a single project for bidding under VDOT's Revenue Sharing program. As previously announced, the lowest bid for this project came in approximately $300,000 over the project budget. As a result, on November 4 the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors approved a plan to adjust the project scope as follows:
  • The Crozet Avenue North sidewalk will be constructed in its entirety from St. George Avenue to the Old Crozet Elementary School.
  • The State Farm Boulevard sidewalk will be reduced in scope to build only the portion between Route 250 and Hickman Road. The segment between Hickman Road and South Pantops Drive will not be included at this time but additional funding will be requested to complete this section in the future.
  • The South Pantops Drive sidewalk connection will be bid as an additive alternate.