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Winter's Not Over Yet: Prepare Now for Monday Snow
3/13/2017
VDOT crews applying brine pre-treatment today on roads across Piedmont

The Virginia Department of Transportation is preparing for up to 10 inches of snow in the piedmont region and asks motorists to do the same. Across most of VDOT’s Culpeper District, crews are busy today applying brine on Interstate 64, I-66 and the area’s primary highway system, as well as on some high-volume secondary roads. This pre-treatment helps to prevent snow from bonding to the pavement and forming ice. Once the storm begins, VDOT staff will be on duty around the clock to treat roads with salt and sand and plow accumulated snow. Read on...


Charlottesville & Albemarle County Features a Variety of Fun Festivals Again this Spring
3/8/2017
Virginia Festival of the Book, Dogwood Festival, Taste of Monticello Wine Trail, Tom Tom Founders Festival, Foxfield Spring Races, Historic Garden Week, Festival of Cultures, and Crozet Arts & Crafts Festival all prepare to engage locals and visitors alike

Charlottesville and Albemarle County will feature a grand selection of local spring festivals in the months ahead. These festivals will celebrate a wide range of interests including books and literacy, innovation, wine, horse races, flowers, exploration of cultures, and hand-crafted artisan treasures. Read on...


Community Celebrates Groundbreaking for New Pantops Station 16
3/7/2017
On Tuesday, March 7, at 9:00 AM, Albemarle County government officials joined community stakeholders at the official groundbreaking ceremony for the new Pantops Station 16. The ceremony took place at the future site of the new station, 656 Peter Jefferson Parkway. The program included remarks by Norman Dill, Vice Chair of the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors; Doug Walker, Albemarle County Interim County Executive; Dan Eggleston, Albemarle County Fire Rescue Chief; and Jonathan Davis of Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital. Read on...

Bridge Work Begins March 13 on Rt. 810 in Albemarle
3/3/2017
Motorists advised to use alternate routes during four-week closure

The Virginia Department of Transportation will close Route 810 (Blackwells Hollow Road) in the vicinity of Chap Place Lane in northwestern Albemarle County for four weeks to rehabilitate a bridge over Halls Creek. The bridge, located 2.4 miles east of Route 629 (Browns Gap Turnpike) and 0.9 mile west of Route 687 (Shiffletts Mill Road), will be closed beginning March 13. Weather permitting, the road is expected to reopen to traffic April 14. Motorists are advised to use alternate routes during the closure. Access to all commercial and private entrances will be maintained. Read on...


County Receives Coveted AAA Rating from All Three Credit Rating Agencies
3/1/2017
Albemarle County continues to be a member of an elite group of triple-AAA rated counties nationwide from Fitch Ratings, Moody’s Investors Service, and S&P Global Ratings following a comprehensive review and analyses by these three major credit rating agencies.  All three agencies noted the county’s strong financial management, vibrant and diverse economy, and low debt burden among the factors considered in assessing the County’s credit worthiness. Read on...

County Offices Closed in Observance of Presidents' Day
2/21/2017
Albemarle County offices will be closed on Monday, February 20, 2017, in observance of Presidents' Day. Offices will reopen at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 21.

City of Charlottesville & Albemarle County Join National Program to Reduce Solar Energy Costs
2/16/2017
The City of Charlottesville and Albemarle County have recently teamed up and joined an elite cohort of cities and counties participating in SolSmart, a national program that guides localities in lowering the costs and barriers for the community to go solar and encourages solar energy development. Read on...

Albemarle County Preparing Budget for Fiscal Year 2018
2/14/2017
It's peak budget season in Albemarle County and we're eager to engage with you, our community, on budget priorities. Throughout February, March, and April, there will be many opportunities for you to stay informed and give feedback on the budget review process. All Board meetings will be held at the County Office Building, 401 McIntire Road, in either the Lane Auditorium or in Room 241. Board meetings will also be video-streamed, so you can watch live or at a later time from your computer or mobile device. Visit www.albemarle.org/budget for the most up-to-date information. Read on...

Albemarle County Mails 2017 Reassessment Notices
2/1/2017
Albemarle County is sending 2017 Change of Assessment notices to taxpayers this week reflecting changes in property values resulting from the County's recently completed annual reassessment. Read on...

Board of Supervisors Appoints Walker as Interim County Executive
2/1/2017
The Board of Supervisors is pleased to announce the appointment of Douglas C. “Doug” Walker as Interim County Executive for Albemarle County effective February 1, 2017. Read on...

Albemarle Goes Platinum in Virginia Municipal League’s Green Government Challenge
2/1/2017
Albemarle County has received a platinum level certification in the 2016 Green Government Challenge, which is part of the Virginia Municipal League’s (VML) larger Go Green Virginia environmental initiative that kicked off in late 2007. This is the ninth year that Albemarle County has received a certification from VML’s Green Government Challenge. Read on...