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Special Meeting of Board of Supervisors Scheduled
4/22/2014
The Chair of the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors has called a special meeting of the Board for the purpose of allowing a quorum of the Board to attend the Route 29 Advisory Panel Meeting on April 24, 2014. The meeting will be held at 1pm at the Virginia Center for Transportation Innovation and Research, 530 Edgemont Road, Charlottesville, Virginia.

Albemarle PD Prepares for Foxfield Spring Races
4/22/2014
The Albemarle County Police Department is preparing for the Foxfield Spring Race and would like to share some information regarding this event. The Spring running of the Foxfield Races will be held on Saturday, April 26th, 2014. The Spring race has developed into a major event for thousands of college students and young adults. Attendance at the Spring race typically ranges from 15,000 – 25,000. This is the ninth year of intensified enforcement efforts surrounding the event. The gates open at 9:00 am and the first race is scheduled to begin at 1:30 pm. The last race is at approximately 4:00 pm.

Traffic will be impacted by the influx of cars and buses traveling to and from the event. Expect delays the entire day, especially during peak travel times in the morning and late afternoon. Officers will be directing traffic along Barracks Road and Garth Road and also Free Union Road. If you are not attending the races, please avoid these areas.

The Albemarle County Police Department will work closely with local and state law enforcement, and several private partners, to ensure that this event is safe for spectators, guests and participants.


Upcoming Community Meetings Hosted by Board of Supervisors Members
4/21/2014
Albemarle County Supervisors Brad Sheffield (Rio District) and Diantha McKeel (Jack Jouett District) are co-hosting two community meetings to discuss planned transportation projects, ideas already developed for the US29 corridor, and to provide an update on the Route 29 Charlottesville Corridor Advisory Panel.
 
The first meeting will be held at the Charlottesville Albemarle Technical Education Center (CATEC) at 1000 East Rio Road in Charlottesville on Monday, April 28th from 7 – 9pm.
 
The second meeting will be held at the Jack Jouett Middle School Library at 210 Lambs Lane in Charlottesville on Monday, May 5th from 7 – 9pm.
 
Community members will have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss areas of concern and interest related to these topics. All citizens are invited and strongly encouraged to attend these meetings.

Charlottesville Mayor, Albemarle County Planner Named To Prestigious College of Fellows
4/18/2014
The American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) will induct Albemarle County planner Elaine Echols, AICP, and Charlottesville Mayor Satyendra Singh Huja, AICP, into the elite membership of AICP’s College of Fellows April 27 at a black-tie ceremony being held in conjunction with the American Planning Association’s (APA) 2014 National Planning Conference in Atlanta.

Stream Cleanup of Woodbrook Lagoons Stormwater Management Area
4/17/2014
As part of Rivanna Conservation Society’s (RCS) Go X-Stream Makeover project, Albemarle County is hosting a clean-up of a stormwater management area in the Woodbrook neighborhood at 10:00 am on Saturday, April 19.  A forested area south of the neighborhood is home to arecent stream restoration and water quality improvement project.

Persons interested can register at RCS’s website. Volunteers will meet at the site (adjacent to 2701 Idlewood Drive, Charlottesville) at 10:00 AM on Saturday, April 19. The event will begin with a tour of the site and explanation of the improvements. RCS will provide trash bags, water, snacks, and some tools. Volunteers are asked to please wear long sleeved shirts, long pants, and closed-toed shoes; we also suggest wearing a hat.


Broadband Survey Now Available
4/9/2014
In an effort to determine how high-speed broadband Internet access might be extended to underserved parts of the County, a Broadband Task Force was established in October 2013. Among the action items identified by the Broadband Task Force is the need to identify and analyze demand. To that end, a survey has been created for citizens to weigh-in on their broadband desires. It is critical that all county residents and business owners, particularly those in rural areas, participate in the survey in order to establish important baseline data.

The survey is available on-line at http://www.wired.virginia.gov/broadband/broadband-survey. For citizens with limited access to the Internet, a physical copy of this survey will be distributed at various locations around the County. More details about where to find the physical copy of the survey and how to get it back in the appropriate hands upon completion will be shared in the coming weeks. Additionally, citizens may check the speed of their current Internet connection by visiting /upload/images/webapps/broadband/.


Crozet Running Announces Inaugural Trail 5k to be Held May 10
4/3/2014
Albemarle County Parks and Recreation is pleased to be partnering with Crozet Running for the inaugural Trail 5k to be held at 8am on May 10, 2014, at Mint Springs Valley Park in Crozet, Virginia. The race is a community event meant to bring runners, walkers, and hikers of all ages and abilities out on the trails together.

Hatton Ferry 2014 Operating Season
4/2/2014
The Hatton Ferry will commence its 2014 operating season Saturday, April 19th. Come take a ride on the Hatton Ferry, a historic ferry across the James River and the only poled ferry still operating in the United States. The Hatton Ferry operates from April 19th until late October and is free; donations appreciated as the operation of the ferry relies solely on donations given to ride the ferry and from the kind generosity of other supporters.

Albemarle County Police Department Accepting Applications for Auxiliary Police Officers
4/1/2014
In a continuing effort to build capacity at the Albemarle County Police Department, the APCD will be accepting applications for two additional Auxiliary Police Officers or APOs. The volunteers would be a Level II Auxiliary Officer.

Charlottesville and Albemarle County Feature an Array of Festivals this Spring
3/26/2014
Virginia Festival of the Book, Dogwood Festival, Tom Tom Founders Festival, Taste of Monticello Wine Trail, Foxfield Spring Races, Historic Garden Week & Festival of Cultures getting ready to engage locals and visitors alike.

Important Notice to the Voters of the Town of Scottsville, Virginia
3/24/2014
A General Election for residents of the Town of Scottsville will be held on Tuesday, May 6, 2014, to elect the Scottsville Town offices of Mayor and the six-member Scottsville Town Council. Polls will open at 6 am at the Scottsville Municipal Building, located at 401 Valley St., Scottsville. Polls will close on Election Day at 7 pm.


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Featured Events
Places 29 Community Advisory Council
4/24/2014, 5:00 PM
Chris Green (COB Room 246)
Village of Rivanna Advisory Council
4/24/2014, 7:00 PM
Special Meeting of the Board of Supervisors
4/24/2014, 1:00 PM
Historic Preservation Committee
4/28/2014, 4:30 PM
Board Room (COB Room 241)
Pantops Community Advisory Council (PCAC)
4/28/2014, 5:30 PM
Rio and Jack Jouett District Joint Community Meetings
4/28/2014, 7:00 PM
Rio and Jack Jouett District Joint Community Meetings
5/5/2014, 7:00 PM
Various Locations
Board of Supervisors Day Meeting
5/7/2014, 9:00 AM
Lane Auditorium (COB)
Board of Supervisors Night Meeting
5/14/2014, 6:00 PM
Lane Auditorium (COB)

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