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Albemarle County Fire Rescue will assume emergency medical service delivery for Southern Albemarle, effective immediately
The Albemarle County Board of Supervisors announced this evening that Albemarle County Fire Rescue (ACFR) will assume responsibility for emergency medical service delivery for Southern Albemarle, effective immediately. This announcement follows a vote for the dissolution of the Scottsville Volunteer Rescue Squad (SVRS), which has increasingly relied on supplemental staffing from ACFR to meet minimum staffing over the past several months. This decision was reached through deliberations by the Board of Supervisors over the past several months and in recognition that consistent, reliable, and qualified EMS coverage for the Scottsville area and Southern Albemarle is paramount for such a critical public safety service.

Community Conversation Addressing Harmful Histories: A Discussion
Please join us on Tuesday, April 30, at 6 pm at the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center ( 233 4th St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903) for this discussion and a reception to follow.

Board of Supervisors Adopts Fiscal Year 2020 Budget, Sets Calendar Year 2019 Tax Rate
The Board of Supervisors has adopted the Fiscal Year 2020 (FY 20) budget for Albemarle County, at a total of $456,895,261. The Board also set the calendar year 2019 tax rate for Albemarle County, at $0.854 per $100 of assessed value of real estate.

Charlottesville-UVa-Albemarle Emergency Management Coordinator Given Top Honor
The region's Emergency Management Coordinator was awarded a prestigious honor during this year's Virginia Emergency Management Association Symposium in Newport News, Virginia.

Perrone Robotics TONY Shuttle performing live on-road testing in Crozet
Perrone Robotics, Inc. today announced that its advanced autonomous shuttle technology product (“TONY”, short for “TO Navigate You”) being launched for public operation in a Polaris GEM vehicle platform in Crozet, VA, has entered the final phase of testing before the pilot goes live in early spring. This testing phase involves live testing both on Perrone Robotics’ private test track and on the public roads that will be served by this project. While standard functional tests to detect and avoid pedestrians, vehicles, and other objects are in progress, Perrone Robotics is also developing and executing a series of novel autonomous vehicle safety tests as part of the process.

Albemarle County announces Acting Director of Planning, David Benish
Albemarle County announced this morning the appointment of David Benish as Acting Director of Planning for the Community Development Department.

Parks and Recreation now accepting applications for Summer Lifeguards
Are you looking for a summer job? Better yet, do you want to work out of the best office space in Albemarle County this summer? The Parks and Recreation Department is accepting applications right now for lifeguards to patrol our three swimming beaches.

Albemarle County Announces Hiring of Deputy Chief for Fire/Rescue
Albemarle County is pleased to welcome Heather Childress as Deputy Chief for the Albemarle County Department of Fire Rescue.

2018 Albemarle County Annual Report released
We are pleased to share our 2018 Community Report with you!

Yancey School Community Center Opens
Albemarle County celebrated the opening of the Yancey School Community Center on Saturday, March 9, 2019. Hundreds of community members attended to celebrate the opening and to learn about the resources offered at the Community Center. Current tenants of the Yancey School Community Center include PVCC, JABA Esmont Community Senior Center, and the Education Transformation Centre. The building is also used for a food pantry and yoga classes, in addition to a seasonal Open Gym program. Rooms in the building is also available for rentals through Parks & Recreation for private events, like birthday parties.

Featured Events
Natural Heritage Committee
4/18/2019, 5:30 PM
Totier (COB Room 235)
Historic Preservation Committee
4/22/2019, 4:30 PM
Board Room (COB Room 241)
Planning Commission Meeting
4/23/2019, 6:00 PM
Lane Auditorium (COB)
Sidewalk Talk: Form Based Code Panel
4/29/2019, 6:30 PM
Lane Auditorium (COB)

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