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Public Hearing for Solid Waste Convenience Center Site
12/16/2013

The Board of Supervisors is holding a public hearing on Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at 6:00 pm at the County Office Building on McIntire Road to allow citizens to share comments regarding the site selection for a convenience center to serve southern Albemarle County. The Board will be choosing between a site in the Mill Creek area near the Monticello Fire Rescue Station and a site in Keene and welcomes public input regarding their final site decision.

  1. Keene Site: County-owned property located off of Scottsville Rd. and Esmont Rd., just down the road from the US Post Office.
  2. Mill Creek Site: County-owned property located off of Mill Creek Dr. and Avon St. Extended, next to the Monticello Fire Station.

The Board of Supervisors has decided to construct three convenience centers around the County that will provide clean, safe, well managed and convenient locations for county residents to dispose of solid waste and trash in a way that is more accessible and cost effective than current services. Complete information about the project, including a Frequently Asked Questions document is available on the project website - www.albemarle.org/ConvenienceCenters.

The Board came to this decision following a very comprehensive analysis of operations and associated costs at Ivy, including the following major factors:

  • Current services at the Ivy Materials Utilization Center (MUC) operated by the Rivanna Solid Waste Authority are requiring more County tax support each year while quantities of materials are dropping. The City of Charlottesville has chosen not to continue participating in the Ivy MUC which impacts the cost effectiveness of the arrangements and eliminates the regional nature of the operation.
  • The Ivy MUC will require a significant capital investment to continue operating and revenues will not justify this cost.
  • The three convenience centers spread geographically around the County will be much closer to a significant majority of residents than the single Ivy facility.

 


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