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Fall 2019 Special Waste Collection Dates Announced
Rivanna Solid Waste Authority's (RSWA) 2019 fall household hazardous waste and bulky waste amnesty collection at the Ivy Materials Utilization Center (MUC) dates have been announced. This special collection is a great opportunity to rid homes of hazardous waste, like pesticides and cleaners, as well as household bulky waste items like refrigerators, mattresses, broken furniture, and tires.

Albemarle County Board of Supervisors Shares Legislative Priorities with State Legislators
On Thursday, September 5, 2019, the Board of Supervisors shared its legislative priorities for the 2020 legislative session with the state elected officials representing our community. The priorities included In-kind Resources to Volunteer Firefighting and Emergency Service Providers, Local Control Over Monuments and Memorials for War Veterans, Prohibition on Carrying Specified Loaded Weapons in Public Areas, Increasing the Minimum Tree Canopy Preserved During Development, Equal Taxing Authority for Counties, and Impact Fees, as well as a request for a commitment of $15 million in state funding to support the development of the Biscuit Run Park.

Complete our 275 Anniversary Photo Scavenger Hunt!
Those who successfully complete the challenge will receive a free pair of limited edition 275 Anniversary sunglasses.

We've Made it Easier to Submit Development Applications!
Albemarle County is pleased to introduce a new method to submit Development Applications. Applications for Site Development Plans, Stormwater Management Plans, Erosion Control Plans, and all Subdivision types, including easement and special lot plats, can now be submitted online!

Art on Fire: Call for Artists
The Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative, Charlottesville Mural Project, Albemarle County Service Authority, and the County of Albemarle seek submissions for the artistic design of fire hydrants. This initial pilot program seeks to hire up to 5 artists to creatively paint 5 hydrants in Albemarle County. Each artist awarded will receive $300 for the design and painting of the hydrant. Approved paint as well as brushes and tarps will be provided to the chosen artists.

Swimming Lake at Mint Springs Park closed to swimming for the season due to algae bloom
We are sorry to announce that the swimming lake at Mint Springs Park in Crozet will be closed for the remainder of the swim season . We will continue to treat, test, and monitor the swimming lake. Please obey all posted signage at the lake - your safety is our highest priority. Mint Springs Park has one of three swimming lakes operated by Albemarle County Parks and Recreation. Chris Greene Lake and Walnut Creek Park are being actively monitored and tested, and remain open for swimming through Labor Day

Albemarle County names Director of Community Development
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
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.