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Albemarle County Announces Hiring of Natural Resource Manager
Albemarle County has named David Hannah as its new Natural Resources Manager, effective December 1, 2015. In this newly created position, David will develop, coordinate, and administer natural resource protection, conservation, and monitoring programs. David brings a strong technical background to this position along with established relationships with many of the County’s partner organizations and state agencies. That background, combined with his understanding of Albemarle County’s natural resource objectives, makes David uniquely qualified to oversee the protection and preservation of the County’s natural resources.

County Offices Close for Thanksgiving
In recognition of Thanksgiving, County offices will be closed beginning at noon on Wednesday, November 25, 2015. Offices will reopen on the usual schedule on Monday, November 30, 2015.

Carrsbrook Drive Pipe Replacement Project Closure Update
Reminder that a full closure of Carrsbrook Drive between Indian Spring Road and Marlboro Court will begin at 7:30 AM Monday morning, November 16, 2015 for the duration of the project. The project is expected to be completed within 4 weeks. This is a joint-project with the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT). Due to the deteriorating condition of the pipes and concerns about a future failure, the project is proceeding as soon as possible.  We regret the inconvenience this will cause, especially over the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend.

Grand Opening Celebration of the Scottsville Supply Company Set for November 21
Scottsville Supply Company, a small, locally-owned bee supply and gift store, is gearing up to celebrate its Grand Opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 10:00 AM. The ceremony will be held at the store, located at 531 Valley Street in historic Scottsville, and will be attended by Scottsville Town Council members and representatives from the Scottsville Chamber of Commerce.

Crozet and Pantops Sidewalk Projects Update
Crozet Avenue North and the State Farm Boulevard / South Pantops Drive sidewalks projects were combined into a single project for bidding under VDOT's Revenue Sharing program. As previously announced, the lowest bid for this project came in approximately $300,000 over the project budget. As a result, on November 4 the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors approved a plan to adjust the project scope as follows:
  • The Crozet Avenue North sidewalk will be constructed in its entirety from St. George Avenue to the Old Crozet Elementary School.
  • The State Farm Boulevard sidewalk will be reduced in scope to build only the portion between Route 250 and Hickman Road. The segment between Hickman Road and South Pantops Drive will not be included at this time but additional funding will be requested to complete this section in the future.
  • The South Pantops Drive sidewalk connection will be bid as an additive alternate.

Carrsbrook Drive in Albemarle County Closed November 16 - December 11
Motorists detoured during drainage pipe rehabilitation

A portion of Route 854 (Carrsbrook Drive) in Albemarle County will be closed to through traffic for drainage pipe rehabilitation work beginning at 7:30 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 16. The road will be closed between Route 1432 (North Indian Spring Road) and Route 1419 (Marlboro Court) for approximately four weeks while crews make repairs to a drainage structure under the roadway. The road is expected to reopen the afternoon of Friday, Dec. 11, weather permitting.

Downtown Crozet Streetscape Project, Phase 2, Receives Honorable Mention in Virginia Transportation Construction Alliance 2015 Transportation Engineering Awards
Albemarle County is proud to announce that Phase 2 of the Downtown Crozet Streetscape project has received honorable mention in the Virginia Transportation Construction Alliance’s (VTCA) 2015 Transportation Engineering Awards. This recognition comes nearly a year after the completion of Phase 2 of the Crozet Streetscape project was celebrated, with a ribbon cutting ceremony, by a grateful community.

Carrsbrook Drive Update
The Carrsbrook Drive Pipe Replacement Project is finally underway. A pre-construction meeting was held with the ACSA and VDOT this past week and in an effort to complete this important project before the winter and Christmas holidays, the project will begin next week.

Featured Events
Board of Supervisors Day Meeting
12/2/2015, 1:00 PM
Lane Auditorium (COB)
Board of Supervisors Meeting with State Legislators
12/4/2015, 12:00 PM
Board Room (COB Room 241)
Architectural Review Board
12/7/2015, 1:00 PM
Board Room (COB Room 241)
Village of Rivanna Community Advisory Council
12/7/2015, 7:15 PM
Economic Development Authority
12/8/2015, 4:00 PM
Board Room (COB Room 241)

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