Albemarle asserts that new law applies to its courthouse
The Daily Progress Wednesday, May 03, 2017 at 10 p.m.
At its meeting Wednesday night, the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors was informed of a new law that could potentially allow the county courthouses to be moved without a public vote.
House Bill 2313, which passed through the 2017 General assembly without any “nay” votes, adds to the Code of Virginia that, “in the case of the removal of a county courthouse that is not located in a city or town and is not being relocated to a city or town, such removal shall not require a petition or approval by the voters.”
In November, supervisors voted to direct staff to explore options that would move the court facilities to a new location in the county, outside of Court Square in the city.
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