The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to Albemarle County’s Department of Finance by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR).
Route 29 Business (Emmet Street) will be closed overnight on June 17 and 18 as work continues on the McCormick Road bridge project at the University of Virginia. The closure, occurring each night from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m., will allow the Virginia Department of Transportation and contractor Corman Construction Inc. to install the new bridge’s beams.
Board of Supervisors member Chris Dumler, representing the Scottsville Election District, today announced his resignation from the Board of Supervisors effective immediately. The tender of resignation was made by a letter that was read by Supervisor Duane Snow at the beginning of the Board’s regularly scheduled June 5 meeting.
The Albemarle County Police Department will participate in the Virginia Law Enforcement Torch Run this Thursday, June 6, 2013. Officers with the ACPD will join officers from all across Virginia as they carry the Flame of Hope on part of a 1,900 mile journey to the Special Olympics Virginia Summer Games Opening Ceremony in Richmond.
Charlottesville-UVA-Albemarle Emergency Communications Center has updated their mass notification system with a new tool to reach community members in an emergency. Citizens can now register with the Community Emergency Alert system to receive recorded phone messages, text messages or e-mail messages in case of emergency.
Shenandoah National Park is inviting community neighbors to enjoy a day in the park as a part of Shenandoah Neighbors’ Day. On June 15, 2013, the park will waive entrance fees for those residents living in counties bordering the park including: Albemarle, Augusta, Greene, Madison, Nelson, Page, Rappahannock, Rockingham and Warren.
The Charlottesville Albemarle Convention & Visitors Bureau (CACVB) was presented with two prestigious VIRGO Travel & Tourism Awards at the 2013 Virginia Association of Convention & Visitors Bureaus annual meeting in Abingdon, Virginia.
Albemarle County tax bills for personal property and real estate are due Wednesday June 5, 2013. If you have any questions or have not received your Personal Property or Real Property tax bill(s), or if you have a vehicle, trailer, boat or airplane located in Albemarle County that is not listed on your bill please contact the Finance Department at (434) 296-5851 or email@example.com before the deadline.
On June 3 the Virginia Department of Transportation will close Route 665 (Millington Road) in Albemarle County to restore the bridge over Wards Creek. The bridge is located approximately 1.9 miles north of Route 671 (Ballards Mill Road).
The Albemarle County Police Department will be participating in the first-annual Jefferson Area Motor Squad Competition. The competition will take place on May 30, 31 and June 1 in the parking lot at Fashion Square Mall. The Jefferson Area Motor Squad Skills Competition is a way for motor officers to improve their riding skills, exchange new training ideas and improve or create interagency relationships.
Three concept designs for the southern interchange of the Route 29 Charlottesville Bypass have been posted to the project page on the Virginia Department of Transportation’s web site. The renderings will also be displayed at VDOT’s citizen information meeting this evening at the Holiday Inn Charlottesville (University Area).
Stabilization of the Afton Mountain slope above Interstate 64 has progressed to the point where closures of I-64 are no longer necessary. The final closure was completed just before noon today. Engineers with the Virginia Department of Transportation determined that the remaining soil can safely be removed without restricting traffic.
Local residents can rediscover affordable family fun at Albemarle County’s three swimming beaches this summer. On Saturday, May 25, swimming beaches at Chris Greene, Walnut Creek and Mint Springs open for the three-day holiday weekend.
Buckle up or beware! The 2013 national Click It or Ticket campaign kicks off on May 20 and will last through June 2. This campaign focuses on keeping the roads safe and saving lives by cracking down on those who don’t buckle up.
The Virginia Department of Transportation’s emergency project to remove unstable soil from a slope above Interstate 64 at Afton Mountain has been suspended today due to weather conditions. There will be no restrictions on traffic on I-64 between Charlottesville and Waynesboro today.
Albemarle County continues its efforts to improve accessibility options in making major meetings available to the public. The Board of Supervisors launched its live audio streaming program in 2012; and while the program was successful, the advertisements that periodically interrupted the live meeting proved to be a distraction.
The Virginia Department of Transportation’s emergency project on Interstate 64 at Afton Mountain will resume on Monday, May 20 and continue through Thursday, May 23. Intermittent closures of I-64 will begin at 8:30 a.m. each day and continue throughout the day.
Virginia residents can prepare for the upcoming hurricane season and save money at the same time. The Virginia sales-tax holiday on emergency items such as batteries, flashlights, tarps and first-aid kits runs Saturday, May 25 through Friday, May 31.
The Virginia Department of Transportation will hold a citizen information meeting on Thursday, May 23 at the Holiday Inn Charlottesville (University Area) to provide the public an opportunity to review and comment on three design concepts for the southern interchange of the proposed Route 29 Charlottesville Bypass project.
Celebrate National Trails Day in Shenandoah National Park on Saturday, June 1. In partnership with Shenandoah National Park, the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club (PATC) invites new hikers and experienced backpackers to learn new trail skills at PATC Trail Patrol’s “Beyond the Trailhead” event at Byrd Visitor Center (milepost 51 on Skyline Drive) from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
On Thursday, April 11, representatives of various local government organizations that surround Shenandoah National Park met officially for the first time to begin efforts to build on the success of the 75th Anniversary of the Shenandoah National Park.
The Virginia Department of Transportation’s emergency project to remove unstable soil from a slope above Interstate 64 at Afton Mountain has been suspended today and Tuesday due to weather conditions. There will be no restrictions on traffic on I-64 between Charlottesville and Waynesboro today or tomorrow.
County Executive Thomas Foley and Superintendent of Schools Dr. Pamela R. Moran have appointed an 11-member citizens advisory committee to develop recommendations for providing enhanced community services in the southern part of the county while sustaining the role of Yancey Elementary School as a neighborhood school.
The Virginia Department of Transportation’s emergency project on Interstate 64 at Afton Mountain will resume on Monday, May 6. The work involves removal of an area of unstable soil from Afton Mountain above the highway at milepost 100.3 in Albemarle County.