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Albemarle County Tax Payments Due Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Payments for the first installment of the 2018 Albemarle County personal property and real estate taxes are due Tuesday, June 5, 2018. If you have any questions, have not received your Personal Property or Real Property tax bill(s), or if you own a vehicle, trailer, boat or airplane located in Albemarle County that is not listed on your bill, please contact the Finance Department at (434) 296-5851 or before the deadline. Read on...

County Offices Closed in Observance of Memorial Day
Albemarle County offices will be closed on Monday, May 28, 2018 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. Offices will reopen Tuesday, May 29, 2018 on regular schedule.

June 12, 2018 Primary Election Information
A Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, June 12, 2018, to nominate the Republican candidate for the office of United States Senate. The names of the candidates for the Republican Party nomination for that office will appear on the ballot in all Albemarle County voting precincts. To view the ballot for the June 12 primary election, visit the Voter Registration website at and click on “Current Ballot.” Read on...

Charlottesville-UVA-Albemarle Emergency Communications Center Receives Recognition from Virginia Association of Public Safety Communications Officials
In recognition of their diligent service to our community during the events of August 12th, the Charlottesville-UVA-Albemarle Emergency Communications Center (ECC) has won the Virginia Chapter of The Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (VA APCO) award for Outstanding Team Performance in a Critical Incident. Read on...

Community Celebrates New Pantops Public Safety Station 16
On Monday, May 7, at 3:00 p.m., Albemarle County government officials joined community stakeholders at the official ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Pantops Public Safety Station 16. Read on...

Albemarle County Announces New Assistant County Executive
Trevor Henry to Assume Role Effective May 1, 2018

Albemarle County today announced a realignment of our organizational structure. Effective May 1, 2018, Trevor Henry will assume the role of Assistant County Executive, which was left vacant when Lee Catlin retired on November 1, 2017. In this role, Mr. Henry will be directing, planning and organizing activities related to leading project and change management across the organization. Specifically, his management portfolio will include Facilities and Environmental Services, Parks and Recreation, and Information Technology. Additionally, Mr. Henry will oversee the Project Management Office, which will be expanded from an existing focus on implementation and execution of the Board of Supervisors’ FY 17 – 19 Strategic Plan to include operations and technology. 

Governor Northam Announces 69 New Jobs in Albemarle County
CoConstruct to expand IT operation

Governor Ralph Northam today announced that CoConstruct, a web-based project management system for custom home builders and remodelers, will invest $485,000 to expand its IT operation in Albemarle County. The project will create 69 new jobs.

Update on Cyanobacteria Bloom at Chris Greene Lake Last Summer
A Cyanobacteria Bloom that temporarily closed part of Chris Greene Lake last year has been studied and the VDH has offered suggestions on how to prevent an unlikely reoccurrence.

William M. Letteri Appointed as Albemarle County’s Chief Finance Officer
After recently serving dual roles as Interim Finance Director and Deputy County Executive, today, William “Bill” Letteri announced his appointment to Chief Finance Officer on a permanent, full-time basis, effective May 1, 2018. Read on...

Spring 2018 Special Waste Collection Days Announced
Rivanna Solid Waste Authority (RSWA) will host its Spring special collections dates for household hazardous waste, commercial hazardous waste, and bulky waste amnesty days for Charlottesville, Scottsville, and Albemarle County residents starting on April 27 and concluding on May 19. This event is brought to the community by support from the City of Charlottesville and the County of Albemarle in partnership with RSWA. Read on...

Update on Green Creek Road Fire
The Green Creek Road fire is fully contained. The final size is estimated to be approximately 300 acres. The Virginia Department of Forestry is on scene working with local units to address any remaining hot spots. The evacuation of the area has been lifted. No injuries occurred as a result of this fire.

The community is advised to be vigilant – weather conditions remain favorable for fires and Albemarle/Charlottesville remains under a Fire Weather Watch. The dry condition and high winds make the potential for rapid fire spread possible, and can turn a small fire into a large one quickly.

Green Creek Road Fire Update
Albemarle County Fire Rescue are currently responding to a brush fire in the Schuyler area of the County around Bungletown Road and Green Creek Road. There is a fire line around the fire and it is being patrolled. Portions of Bungletown Road, Green Creek Road, and Alberene Road are closed.

Due to this fire and the dry, windy conditions, there is currently a great deal of smoke in the air. Wind patterns are bringing smoke into the City of Charlottesville and northern part of the County. This is residual smoke from the Green Creek Road fire. Residents throughout the region may see or smell smoke throughout the night. If you have an emergency, please call 9-1-1.

Albemarle County Fire Rescue Responding to Green Creek Fire
Albemarle County Fire Rescue are currently responding to a brush fire in the Schuyler area of Albemarle County around Bungletown Road and Green Creek Road. There is currently an area of 40 acres involved, approximately 25% is contained. CodeRED was used to notify residents within a two mile radius of the area, approximately seven residences were evacuated.

The community is advised to be vigilant – weather conditions are favorable for fires. The current dry condition and high winds make the potential for rapid fire spread possible.

CodeRED is a free emergency notification service available to all residents and business owners within Charlottesville and Albemarle County that will notify citizens of emergency information through phone calls, text messages, emails, and social media. Enroll today by phone at 434-971-1263 or find the registration page here:

Featured Events
Public Recreational Facilities Authority (PRFA)
5/21/2018, 4:45 PM
Totier (COB Room 235)
Pantops CAC meeting
5/21/2018, 6:15 PM
Places29-Rio Community Advisory Committee
5/24/2018, 6:00 PM
Totier (COB Room 235)
County Offices Closed in Observance of Memorial Day
5/28/2018, 12:00 AM
Various Locations
Board of Supervisors Day Meeting
6/6/2018, 9:00 AM
Lane Auditorium (COB)

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