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Temporary Closure Of The Ivy Material Utilization Center
The Ivy Material Utilization Center, 4576 Dick Woods Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903, will be closed on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 to accommodate construction activities related to the road for the new Transfer Station. The Ivy MUC will reopen for normal business on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at 7:30 am.

Route 250 Bridge at Ivy Will Close July 13
Western Albemarle commuters will face a challenge for two weeks in July when the Virginia Department of Transportation closes the bridge over Little Ivy Creek near Ivy west of Charlottesville. The closure, which begins Friday, July 13, is necessary to replace the deteriorating structure. The project will temporarily restrict through traffic on Route 250 (Ivy Road) between Crozet and Charlottesville.

County Offices Closed in Observance of Independence Day
Albemarle County Offices will close on Wednesday, July 4, 2018 in observance of Independence Day. Normal office hours will resume Thursday, July 5, 2018.

Harmful Algae Bloom Advisory No Longer in Effect for Chris Greene Lake
Albemarle County is pleased to announce that the Harmful Algae Bloom Advisory for Chris Green Lake has been lifted. The lake will reopen for recreation tomorrow, Friday, June 29, 2018. In a show of goodwill, the County is waiving the entrance fees to Chris Greene Lake Park for park guests tomorrow.

Electronic Waste Collection Day at Ivy MUC
Rivanna Solid Waste Authority will host an electronic waste collection day on Saturday, July 21, 2018 from 9 am to 3 pm at the Ivy Material Utilization Center, 4578 Dick Woods Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903. During this pilot program, residents of the City of Charlottesville and Albemarle County will be able to recycle e-waste for free.

Resources for Flood Recovery

Harmful Algae Bloom Occurring on Chris Greene Lake
Public advised to avoid water contact at swimming beach, boat ramp, and dog park

Chris Greene Lake in Albemarle County is experiencing a harmful algae bloom that is a naturally occurring circumstance due to recent weather conditions. The public is advised to avoid contact with the lake water until algae concentrations return to acceptable levels. People and pets are prohibited from entering the water in the vicinity of the swimming beach, dog park, and boat ramp. Read on...

Albemarle County Announces Creation of Project Management Office
Kristy Shifflett to Direct New Office 

Albemarle County is pleased to announce that Kristy Shifflett has assumed the role of Director of the newly created Project Management Office (PMO). In this role, Kristy and her future team will plan, organize, and manage organizational and administrative projects, strategic plan initiatives, and emerging special county projects. The PMO will be centralized within the County Executive’s Office, reporting to Assistant County Executive Trevor Henry.

The intent of the PMO is to help ensure project success by providing formal and repeatable project management processes for the planning, execution, and control of project work across the organization. The PMO will provide process owners and project managers coaching assistance and provide support in the facilitation of projects through their full lifecycle from initiation, planning, implementation, and finally to delivery. 
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Albemarle County Sponsoring Week of Free Vegetative Disposal at Ivy MUC
UPDATE 6/8/2018: This program has been extended an additional week. Free disposal of vegetative debris for County residents at Ivy MUC will continue till Saturday, June 16, 2018. Read on...

Change of Voting Location for Certain Albemarle County Voters
At their March 14, 2018 meeting, the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors made polling place changes at the request of the Albemarle County Electoral Board. These changes go into effect at the upcoming June 12, 2018 primary election and are intended to ease congestion at Cale, Free Bridge, Brownsville and Crozet -- four of the County’s most populous voting precincts. The combination of the Jack Jouett and Belfield precincts addresses the unavailability of the former Belfield voting location (St. Anne’s-Belfield School).Read on...

Albemarle County Announces Discovery of Human Remains Near Flash Flood Site
Albemarle County officials announced today the discovery of what is to believed to be the remains of the missing person who was swept into flood waters on the night of Wednesday, May 30. Read on...

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...

Update on Flood Response and Search/Rescue Activities in Albemarle County
Search and rescue efforts resumed this morning for a person who went missing as a result of a flash flood incident in Albemarle County at Old Ballard Rd and Ivy Creek on the night of Wednesday, May 30. One individual was rescued on the night of Wednesday, May 30. One victim was found deceased on Thursday, May 31. Crews continue to look for a missing person related to the same event. Continuing rain over the weekend and increased creek depth have made difficult conditions for search and rescue personnel. Read on...