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Albemarle County Announces 29 Express Route Starting May 2
Albemarle County is pleased to announce the launch of its new 29 express commuter bus route. Starting Monday, May 2, 2016, the 29 Express commuter route will run from the Forest Lakes/Hollymead area to UVA and the Downtown Library. The fare will be free during May and June and will be $1.50 starting July 1, 2016. The route will begin at 7:00am and 8:00am and return at 4:40pm and 5:20pm. A full map and schedule can be found at the website -

Virginia Cooperative Extension Announces its 2016 Drinking Water Clinic
This May, affordable water testing and information about water quality and well and spring care and maintenance will be offered for homeowners through the Virginia Cooperative Extension office in Albemarle County/Charlottesville City. The goal of the Virginia Household Water Quality Program is to improve the water quality and health of Virginians with private water supplies, including wells, springs and cisterns. Drinking water clinics are held to provide people with private water systems access to affordable water testing, help interpreting their water test results, and information about possible treatment options. For more information about the 2016 Drinking Water Clinic, click here.

Albemarle County Announces Appointment of County Attorney
Albemarle County has named Greg Kamptner as County Attorney effective June 1, 2016. Mr. Kamptner joined the Albemarle County Attorney’s Office in 1995, most recently serving as Deputy County Attorney. With over 20 years of experience with Albemarle County and an additional 12 years in other local governments, Mr. Kamptner brings to this role a broad knowledge of relevant statutes, regulations, and case law applicable to local governments including expertise in land use law; significant experience ranging from various elements of public finance to social services; and a thorough understanding of local governmental powers, the Dillon Rule, relevant Constitutional principles, the Freedom of Information Act, and the Conflict of Interests Act.

Albemarle County Announces Hiring of Assessor
After a rigorous recruitment and applicant screening process by the County, the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors has appointed Peter Lynch as County Assessor effective April 6, 2016. Prior to this promotion, Mr. Lynch has served as Albemarle’s Assistant County Assessor since 2015 where he directly managed the reorganization of the Land Use Application process and oversaw improvements to the organization and accounting of building permits. During his time with the County, Peter also worked very closely with an International Association of Assessment Officers (IAAO) consultant and staff to develop a field guide for appraisers, and has been an integral part of the team working on the County’s new Computer Aided Mass Appraisal (CAMA) System. He approaches his work always with an eye towards continuing to ensure uniformity and equity in the County’s real estate assessment process.