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Albemarle County Releases 2015 Citizen Survey Results
Overall Quality of Life Rankings Remain High

Albemarle County is pleased to release the results of its 2015 Citizen Survey which indicates that citizens continue to rate overall quality of life in the County very high. 93% of survey respondents rated the quality of life in Albemarle County as excellent or good and 95% rated the County as an excellent or good place to live. Highlights of survey are listed below, and a complete copy of the survey results is available HERE. An overview of the survey findings will be presented to the Board of Supervisors during the September 2nd Board meeting.

The Brand New Albemarle Tourism and Adventure Center in Crozet to Launch Series of Community Programs
The series kicks off on August 1st with a session on water activities, courtesy of Rivanna River Company

The Charlottesville Albemarle Convention & Visitors Bureau (CACVB) is proud to announce the launch of a series of programs offered at the brand new Albemarle Tourism and Adventure Center located downtown Crozet.

Sales Tax Holiday for Qualified School Supplies, Clothing & Footwear, August 7-9
The Virginia General Assembly has again approved a state sales tax holiday for purchases of school supplies, clothing and footwear for students who will begin the new school year on Wednesday, August 19. School supplies that are $20 or less per item are eligible for the exemption, as are clothing and footwear that are less than $100 per item.

Rt. 20 Paving Continues next Week
Smaller work area, shorter hours should help with motorist delays

The Virginia Department of Transportation has made adjustments to reduce delays on Route 20 (Scottsville Road) in Albemarle County as paving operations continue next week. Work will occur from just north of Route 6 (Irish Road) to Route 708 (Red Hill Road), with the roadway limited to one lane through the work zone. Shorter segments of roadway will be paved at a time to minimize impacts to traffic, which will be controlled by flaggers.

Albemarle Artist Opportunity!
This December, the holiday tree at Virginia’s Executive Mansion in Richmond will be adorned with ornaments handmade by artisans/artists from communities all over Virginia! Albemarle County is excited to invite our local artist population to participate in a juried competition whereby one ornament reflecting the quality of life and attributes of Albemarle County will be selected to represent our County on the tree. The jury committee will be looking for a one-of-a-kind, handmade ornament that uniquely represents Albemarle County.

Traffic Alert
The Virginia Department of Transportation is paving along Scottsville Road this week. The road will be closed to one lane from Red Hill Road (Rt. 708) to the area of Keene. The paving will take place from 8am to 8pm each day through Friday, July 24th. Expect delays while VDOT conducts this paving project.

Construction and Temporary Closure of Carrsbrook Drive
The Board of Supervisors has approved a construction project along Carrsbrook Drive to replace a failing underground pipe between the upper and lower lakes along Carrsbrook Drive. The Virginia Department of Transportation and Albemarle County’s Office of Facilities Development will begin construction in the next several weeks. Construction is anticipated to last 4 to 5 weeks.

Albemarle County Announces Establishment of Citizen Resource Advisory Committees
The Board of Supervisors has appointed eight members to serve on the County’s newly created Citizens Resource Advisory Committee. The Board approved the concept of this Advisory Committee during the most recent budget process as they discussed the challenges faced by the County in funding future services, identifying the committee as an important way to involve citizens in determining the best ways to address this challenge.