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Albemarle County names Director of Community Development
8/7/2019
The Albemarle Board of Supervisors named Jodie Filardo the new Director of Community Development this evening. The Community Development Department stewards natural resources and the built environment by facilitating land use planning and by developing, administering, and enforcing ordinances and policies to achieve Albemarle County’s Comprehensive Plan and corresponding development goals. As Director, Ms. Filardo will provide leadership for the department’s five divisions - Planning, Zoning, Building, Engineering and GIS.

Albemarle Broadband Authority, Partners Celebrate Midway Broadband Project
8/2/2019
Albemarle Broadband Authority, Albemarle County, Central Virginia Electric Cooperative, and Department of Housing and Community Development celebrated the start of the Midway project, which will provide fiber broadband internet service to the Midway area on Thursday. The project will be complete by summer 2020.

Fire Incident at County Office Building
7/17/2019
At 10:14 this morning, a County employee called 911 to report observing flames coming from a rooftop HVAC unit at the County Office Building at 401 McIntire Road. Charlottesville Fire Department arrived on-scene within one minute of dispatch and extinguished the fire quickly. No injuries were reported and the building was successfully evacuated. The building was cleared for re-occupancy at 10:44 am. The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Albemarle County Fire Marshall Office.

AVNU, the first public autonomous shuttle operating in Virginia on public roads, launches in Albemarle County
7/9/2019
Albemarle County, Perrone Robotics, Inc., JAUNT, Inc., and Smart Mobility, Inc. today celebrated the first day of service for their autonomous shuttle transit service, the f irst autonomous shuttle operating in Virginia on public roads. AVNU (pronounced, “Avenue”, an acronym for Autonomous Vehicle, Neighborhood Use), is based on Perrone Robotics’ TONY autonomous shuttle platform. The pilot will operate for three months, with routes shifting to different areas of Crozet. The first route will be within the Old Trail Village neighborhood and the second route will run between Old Trail Village and downtown Crozet.

Albemarle County Board of Supervisors name Rio Mills Bridge
7/3/2019
The Albemarle County Board of Supervisors voted today to name the bridge that carries the extension of Berkmar Drive over the South Fork Rivanna River as the Rio Mills Bridge.