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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.

New Virginia Stormwater Management Program (VSMP) Forms and Process!
7/21/2014
On July 1st Albemarle County became a state VSMP authority. Also, the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) transferred administration of their “General VDPES Permit for Discharges of Stormwater from Construction Activities” (a.k.a. DEQ General Permit) to the County. You can find the new application form in the Engineering and WPO Forms Center. If you have a project in process or under construction, you may need to make an application with the County. You will need to provide the full Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP).  More thorough instructions can be found in this letter.