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County Executive Tom Foley Announces Resignation Effective February 1, 2017
12/7/2016
Albemarle County Executive Tom Foley today announced his resignation from the County effective February 1, 2017, to assume the position of County Administrator for Stafford County.  Foley makes his announcement after 17 and a half years of service with Albemarle, 11 as Deputy County Executive and the last six of those years as County Executive. Read on...

Charlottesville and Albemarle County: A Festive & Fun Wonderland to Visit in Early Winter
12/7/2016
The Charlottesville area is a wonderful choice for an early-winter getaway, with shopping options galore, special evening tours at Monticello and Highland, First Night Virginia and a performance at the Paramount Theater by Tony Bennett!

The Charlottesville Albemarle Convention and Visitors Bureau (CACVB) invites everyone to consider the Charlottesville, Virginia area for an extraordinary early-winter getaway. With lots of great shopping, winter events, and fantastic deals on area lodging and attractions, early winter makes for the perfect time to visit Charlottesville & Albemarle County. Read on...


Virginia State Corporation Commission Announces Availability of Hearing Examiner's Report on Cunningham-Dooms Proposed Rebuild
12/5/2016
As the demand for electricity has steadily grown, Dominion has continued to replace aging infrastructure across their service territory - in particular, they are working to replace high-voltage lines built and placed into service in the 1960s. One segment to be rebuilt is an existing corridor located between the Cunningham Substation in Fluvanna County and the Dooms Substation in Augusta County which passes through Albemarle County. No new right of way is needed for Dominion's proposal to rebuild this line.

Albemarle County Fire Rescue and the Charlottesville Fire Department are pleased to announce the replacement of Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA)
12/5/2016
Both the County’s and the City’s previous SCBA equipment was several years old and more than a few updates behind. The new equipment is compliant with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and now meets industry standards. Additionally, the new apparatus provides firefighters with 30 minutes of air, a 100% increase in time over the previous equipment. Area firefighters are now also fitted with individual facepieces and Rapid Intervention Team (RIT) bags which provide the capability of supplying emergency breathing air to trapped firefighters. The investment in the new apparatus represents both the County’s and the City’s commitment to best practices in fire and emergency services health and safety.

Sections of Rio Mills Rd. Closed During Bridge Work
12/1/2016
Concrete pour for Berkmar bridge deck requires closure from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 5 and 6

Construction work on the Berkmar Drive bridge over the South Fork Rivanna River will require all-day closures of Rio Mills Road on Monday and Tuesday while concrete is being poured for the deck surface. Between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. the road will be closed from the Route 29 intersection west to Millers Cottage Lane. The residential properties and businesses along the north end of Rio Mills Road will still be accessible from Earlysville Road.