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January 04, 2018
The Albemarle County Board of Supervisors took the first steps Wednesday toward selecting projects the county will submit for funding to the Virginia Department of Transportation later this year. “Smart Scale is a grant program that provides state and federal funds for design, engineering, right-of-way and construction of transportation projects ...
November 08, 2017
As the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors nears a decision on whether to relocate the county’s courts from downtown Charlottesville, they learned more Wednesday about the costs of both moving the facilities as well as renovating in place. The total cost estimate to build a new general district court ...
August 22, 2017
Albemarle officials want the public to weigh in on the possibility of moving the county’s courts to a new location outside of downtown Charlottesville. An online survey on the county website is open through August 25. “The purpose of this anonymous survey is to gather input from county residents ...
March 01, 2017
The Albemarle County Board of Supervisors has taken a step toward forming a public body to help expand high-speed internet service across the county. “If the board wants to take another step in the direction of doing something about broadband, a wireless service authority might be something to consider,” said ...
January 13, 2017
Since 2011, the Albemarle County Public Schools have spent $10.8 million on raises for teachers and school staff. The division did not give teachers raises in the school years beginning in 2009 and 2010, documents showed, but spent $6.8 million on raises between 2007 and 2009. Documents presented ...
October 15, 2016
In the next four months, downtown Roanoke will be home to a technology business accelerator, built in a renovated historic building with a $600,000 state grant. Called RAMP, or Regional Acceleration and Mentoring Program, the initiative is designed to give young, growing companies a boost to become medium-sized growing ...
September 14, 2016
The Albemarle County Planning Commission on Tuesday night asked its community development staff to add three provisions to a draft county ordinance governing events at farm wineries and to provide a more detailed study of event impacts on gravel roads. Commissioners asked that staff add an 11 p.m. to ...
August 25, 2016
Regular Work Session DATE: 8/25/2016 TIME: 6:30 PM LOCATION: COB - Auditorium AGENDA: TBA
August 11, 2016
TYPE: Regular Board Meeting DATE: 8/11/2016 TIME: 6:30 PM LOCATION: COB - Auditorium AGENDA: 6:30 PM 1.0 OPENING ACTIVITIES 1.1 Closed Meeting (6:00) Action 1.2 Closed Meeting Certification Action 1.3 Call to Order (6:30) Info 1.4 Pledge of Allegiance Info ...
August 03, 2016
In the months leading up to the November general election, Albemarle County expects to spend $42,000 on educational mailers, fact sheets, advertisements and legal notices about the general obligation bond referendum approved last month. The Albemarle County Board of Supervisors voted, 5-1, Wednesday to approve county staff’s plan ...
July 25, 2016
Albemarle County economic development staff on Monday presented data to the Board of Supervisors, Planning Commission and Economic Development Authority as officials gear up to craft a long-term economic development plan for the county. The county’s director of economic development, Faith McClintic, stressed in a report the need for ...
July 06, 2016
The Albemarle County Board of Supervisors on Wednesday voted, 4-2, to approve a resolution requesting that the circuit court authorize a special election in November for a bond referendum. The $35 million bond referendum would fund Albemarle County school improvements across the division. In a separate vote, the board added ...
June 09, 2016
1.5 Moment of Silence Action 6:31 PM 2.0 APPROVAL OF AGENDA 2.1 Approval of Agenda 6:32 PM 3.0 APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDA 3.1 Approval of Consent Agenda Action 3.2 FY 2016/17 School Fees Action 3.3 Donation of Entrance Sign for ...
June 01, 2016
A potential November bond referendum to fund Albemarle County school projects shrank by $500,000 Wednesday after the Board of Supervisors voted instead to pay for high school capacity planning with cash. The board voted, 5-0, to dedicate $100,000 in its Capital Improvement Program to high school planning in ...
May 11, 2016
A Wednesday meeting of the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors revealed a sharp rift between two of the six supervisors and their colleagues over a proposed addition to Woodbrook Elementary School. During discussion of specific projects on a $35.5 million list for a potential November bond referendum, supervisors Brad ...
April 08, 2016
Thanks largely to an overestimated health care cost increase for county employees this year, the Albemarle County Public Schools expect their budget gap to be closed by the time their final spending plan is approved. Health care costs originally were expected to increase by 14 percent for county employees, but ...
April 06, 2016
The Albemarle County Board of Supervisors made two key decisions about the proposed budget for fiscal year 2017 on Tuesday, including a vote to retain a 2-percent salary increase. However, supervisors must hold another discussion next week to put finishing touches on a $376 million operating and capital budget that ...
April 04, 2016
Yet again, Albemarle County is proposing a real estate tax increase — 2.5 cents, this time. That’s even higher than the figure originally suggested: 2.2 cents.
April 02, 2016
Local motorists may be looking ahead with deep dread to the amplified disruption of Rio Road and U.S. 29, when Rio is closed this summer for construction and traffic is diverted to Berkmar Drive. But a look back at the U.S. 29 mess reveals another group of disadvantaged ...
March 07, 2016
It is not unusual to laud prominent public servants at the time of their deaths (and goodness knows there have been enough of those). But today we want to mention someone who was far from a household name, but who probably affected the lives and well-being of many thousands of ...
February 29, 2016
BOS & School Board Joint Budget Work Session Board of Supervisors Lane Auditorium (COB) 2/29/2016 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM Agenda: TBA
August 18, 2015
One reason an unnamed West Coast brewery is looking at an Albemarle location to expand its operations is the prospective site’s proximity to both Interstate 64 and U.S. 29. “The primary reason would be to get beer to markets faster and fresher,” said Chris Furnari, who covers the ...
August 13, 2015
The five candidates for two competitive seats on the Albemarle Board of Supervisors kicked off their general election campaign on Wednesday with a forum sponsored by the Senior Statesmen of Virginia and held at the Senior Center. "The Senior Center is very proud of the partnership here with the Senior ...
August 05, 2015
As Albemarle officials seek ways to pay for the county’s growing infrastructure demands, the Board of Supervisors has been told that the amount that can be raised through cash proffers will be reduced. Localities in Virginia have the ability to charge developers a fee for each residential unit that ...
July 22, 2015
Albemarle County officials revealed more details Tuesday about the prospective business interested in land just outside the county’s designated growth area, but stopped short of revealing the specific identity of the firm. Faith McClintic, the county’s new director of economic development, described the company as a “beverage producer ...
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