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Albemarle County Announces Upgrades to Audio System in Lane Auditorium to Enhance Quality
Albemarle County is pleased to announce that a new audio system installed in Lane Auditorium will increase the sound quality of meetings and live streaming for the Board of Supervisors, School Board, Planning Commission, and other groups that meet in that space. The new and improved system will improve the meeting experience for those in attendance and will provide better clarity for those listening on line.

New Virginia Stormwater Management Program (VSMP) Forms and Process!
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.

Albemarle County Ranks Second in the Nation for Delivering Digital Services
For the twelfth year in a row, Albemarle County has been named among the top ten most technologically advanced, cutting edge county governments of its size in the U.S. by the Center for Digital Government (CDG) and the National Association of Counties (NACo) in their 2014 Digital Counties Survey. Albemarle County ranks second in the nation in utilizing information technology to deliver high quality service to its customers and citizens based on a population category of 150,000 or less, the highest ranking ever received by Albemarle.

Survey, Geotech Crews to Begin Work Along Rt. 29
Subsurface borings, environmental investigations planned in multiple locations

Survey, geology, and environmental crews with the Virginia Department of Transportation will soon begin working in several areas along Route 29 north of Charlottesville as preliminary engineering work begins on the Route 29 corridor improvement projects that were approved by the Commonwealth Transportation Board in its annual update of the Six-Year Improvement Program.

Save the Date: July 24 Community Input Session on Southern Development Area Master Plan
Albemarle County is updating our community's Comprehensive Plan, which guides decisions about land use, public projects like schools, parks, and libraries, transportation improvements and environmental and historic resource protection initiatives. The Comprehensive Plan update has been approved by the Planning Commission but is still under consideration by the Board of Supervisors.  Work will be completed sometime in the late fall.

Albemarle County Invites Online Engagement and Asks Citizens to Take Part in Planning for Community's Future
Albemarle County is pleased to announce the launch of Engage Albemarle, a new comprehensive community engagement website where citizens can connect, communicate and collaborate with community decision makers and other residents on the future of our community.

The purpose of Engage Albemarle is to provide an accessible and transparent way for the community to get involved in the decision-making processes. Along the way, Engage Albemarle will be used as an interactive platform to generate new ideas and feedback from citizens. Feedback from the site will be used by decision makers throughout the County in order to lay out plans on a variety of projects.