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Albemarle County Holds Joint Board of Supervisors / School Board / Planning Commission Meeting
Topic: Growth and Change in our Community

Today three of Albemarle County’s public bodies came together in an unprecedented event centered on growth and change in our community. The purpose? Robust communication and a shared understanding regarding growth impacts in the County. This historic event marks the first ever convening of the three bodies. Read on...

County Offices Closed in Observance of Presidents' Day
Albemarle County offices will be closed on Monday, February 19, 2018, in observance of Presidents' Day. Offices will reopen at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 20.

Governor Northam Announces $4.8 Million Investment in Albemarle County
Lighthouse Instruments to create 10 new jobs, expand medical manufacturing operation

Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Lighthouse Instruments, a world leader in laser test and measurement systems for pharmaceutical process monitoring, will invest $4.8 million to expand its manufacturing operation in Albemarle County. The company will consolidate two locations in the county and build a new headquarters and manufacturing facility. The project will create 10 new jobs. Read on...

Albemarle County Mails 2018 Reassessment Notices
Albemarle County is mailing 2018 Change of Assessment notices to taxpayers today, January 26, 2018, reflecting changes in property values resulting from the County's recently completed annual reassessment. The notices contain the new 2018 assessed values alongside the 2017 and 2016 values. They also provide the estimated new tax levy and compare that new tax levy to the two previous years. We calculated the proposed tax levy by using the 2018 assessed value and the 2017 tax rate. The Board of Supervisors will set the 2018 tax rate at a later date; therefore the actual tax levy for 2018 may differ from this notice. Please direct any questions regarding the new assessment notice to the Office of the County Assessor. Read on...

Albemarle County Finance Department Launches Online Business Tax Portal
Albemarle County is pleased to introduce a new online portal for business taxes: Through this new user-friendly website, business owners can now file and pay (convenience fee applies) the following Albemarle County tax types: Monthly Food and Beverage, Monthly Transient and Occupancy, Business License, Business Personal Property, Quarterly Fiduciary Taxes. Read on...

Clarification on Board of Supervisors Desired Next Steps for Government Operations/Courts Relocations Opportunities
On December 20, 2017, the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors provided staff with desired next steps regarding government operations / courts relocations opportunities. Among the directives provided by the Board was the following statement, “Land-use valuation should be recognized in the revenue-sharing formula between the County of Albemarle and the City of Charlottesville.” The following explanation is intended to help clarify why land-use valuation and the revenue-sharing formula is included in the Board’s desired next steps. Read on...

County Offices Closed in Observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Albemarle County offices will be closed on Monday, January 15, 2018, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Offices will reopen at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 16.

Albemarle County Celebrates Accomplishments of 2017
Releases Year-in-Review Video

Even though we have already rung in 2018, Albemarle County would like to take a moment to pause and reflect on the considerable accomplishments of the past 12 months. Despite the challenges we faced in 2017, we have much to celebrate. Please watch our Year-in-Review video and Read on...

Board of Supervisors Endorse Action Plan on Redevelopment of Southwood Mobile Home Park
Reinforces partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville and commitment to expanding affordable housing in the County

On Wednesday night, the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors unanimously endorsed an action plan for the redevelopment of the Southwood Mobile Home Park (Southwood). The action plan, now approved, authorizes the creation of multiple teams with the depth of knowledge and expertise to successfully implement the collaborative redevelopment project. With the endorsement comes $675,000 in funding to Habitat to provide the necessary support to continue development and submission of the Phase I, involving planning and project management, rezoning application and to match with ongoing grant applications. The funding will allow for the creation of documents and drawings leveraging significant public and private funds for architecture, engineering, and implementation. Read on...

Governor McAuliffe Announces Park Partnership with Albemarle County to Open Biscuit Run
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced a partnership with Albemarle County to open Biscuit Run park to the public. Governor McAuliffe and the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) signed a 99-year lease with Albemarle County for the property. Biscuit Run is a nearly 1200-acre property located near Charlottesville. Read on...

Board Selects New Chair, Vice Chair
Today, the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors conducted its first meeting of 2018. As part of their organizational activities they elected Ann Mallek, representative from the White Hall District, to a one year term as Chair. Norman Dill, representative from the Rivanna District, was elected as Vice Chair.

Additionally, Claudette Borgersen and Travis Morris were re-appointed as Clerk to the Board of Supervisors and Senior Deputy Clerk to the Board of Supervisors, respectively.