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Albemarle County Beaches Will Open for Memorial Day Weekend

Local residents can rediscover affordable family fun at Albemarle County’s three swimming beaches this summer. On Saturday, May 28, swimming beaches at Chris Greene, Walnut Creek and Mint Springs open for the three-day holiday weekend. Beaches are open daily from Memorial Day Weekend thru Labor Day Weekend, except when Albemarle County Schools are in session. This year, swimming will be available daily beginning on Wednesday, June 8.

New Traffic Patterns Begin Sunday Evening at Rt. 29 - Rio Rd. Project
Construction on the Rio Road grade-separated intersection will shift into high gear at 8 p.m. Sunday, May 22, 2016, and motorists will see major traffic pattern changes that will affect travel through the project during the summer. Major construction of grade-separated intersection begins; detours will be posted. 

Albemarle County Planning Commission to Hold Public Hearing on Potential Amendments to the CIP

The Albemarle County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, May 24, 2016, at 6 pm in Lane Auditorium at the County Office Building on McIntire Road, to take comments on potential amendments to the County’s adopted Capital Improvement Plan (CIP).

Dedication Ceremony for New Regional Firearms Training Center Held May 12, 2016
On Thursday, May 12, 2016, regional partners Albemarle County, Charlottesville, and the University of Virginia unveiled the new Regional Firearms Training Center. The center will provide a state-of-the-art training environment, honing skills in situational awareness and decision-making, to provide a safe and effective law enforcement response to the type of complex threats facing law enforcement today and into the future. This new regional training facility is the result of a strong partnership between the County of Albemarle, the City of Charlottesville, and the University of Virginia.

Albemarle County Announces Hiring of Chief of Police
Albemarle County has named Ron Lantz as Chief of Police effective June 1, 2016.  Currently, Major Lantz serves as Albemarle’s Deputy Chief of Police where, since 2012, he has assisted the Chief of Police in planning and directing the many activities of the Albemarle County Police Department including providing supervision for 115 of the 129 sworn officers in the functional areas of patrol, traffic, school resource, crime prevention, and animal control. In addition, Major Lantz has been responsible for leading the implementation of the County’s Geographic Based Policing initiative which was launched in 2012.

Albemarle County Tax Bills are Due Monday, June 6, 2016
Albemarle County tax bills for personal property and real estate are due Monday June 6th, 2016. If you have any questions, have not received your Personal Property or Real Property tax bill(s), or if you have a vehicle, trailer, boat or airplane located in Albemarle County that is not listed on your bill, please contact the Finance Department at (434) 296-5851 or before the deadline.

Tourism Bureau Announces 2016-17 Tourism Sponsorship Grant Program
The Charlottesville Albemarle Convention and Visitors Bureau (CACVB) today announced the 2016-17 Tourism Sponsorship Grant Program is now open, with Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 5:00 p.m., as the deadline for submitting completed applications. To be considered for funding, the activity and/or event must occur between July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017, which is the new fiscal year for the CACVB. Those interested in applying can access information on how to apply by going to