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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 ...
July 17, 2015
A committee Albemarle County Board of Supervisors tasked with recommending ways to close a projected long-term funding gap has begun its work. “Even through we’ve been through a recession and a slow economy, the population has not stopped growing and neither has school enrollment,” said County Executive Tom Foley ...
July 17, 2015
An Albemarle planning commissioner wants to make sure the ongoing consideration of a growth area expansion at U.S. 29 and Interstate 64 does not reopen talk of a 182-acre business park at Crozet. “I have concerns that this will open up something that we don’t want opened up ...
July 08, 2015
Albemarle officials said Tuesday that a new approach toward economic development has led the Board of Supervisors to consider expanding the growth area south of the interchange of U.S. 29 and Interstate 64. “This particular location that we’re talking about has moved to the forefront faster due to ...
July 01, 2015
Businesses in Albemarle might get a slight break next year when preparing the taxes they pay to the county. The Board of Supervisors is considering creating a second category of business personal property taxes that supporters say would reduce time spent on paperwork. “Here’s a great opportunity for the ...
June 24, 2015
A self-proclaimed “country boy” has launched his campaign to represent the Scottsville Magisterial District on the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors. “I think there have been many issues left unattended far too long in the Scottsville District, and I want folks there to know I hear [them] loud and clear ...
June 17, 2015
The amount of money developers pay in exchange for a rezoning is likely to decrease significantly after a committee concludes a review of Albemarle County’s cash proffer policy later this summer. The amount developers pay per new home could return once again to levels previously thought inadequate to cover ...
June 13, 2015
The Albemarle County Board of Supervisors has approved an expedited review process to determine if land southwest of the U.S. 29-Interstate 64 interchange should be added to the county’s designated growth area. “This issue is before you because of the county’s stated goal of expanding job opportunities ...
June 11, 2015
After four years of review, the Albemarle Board of Supervisors has adopted a new Comprehensive Plan, a document that establishes guidelines for major policy decisions in the county. “I’m glad to see that we’re coming to the end,” said Elaine Echols, a principal planner with the county. Work ...
June 07, 2015
When the Albemarle Board of Supervisors holds a public hearing on the Comprehensive Plan this week, it also will consider a proposal to expand the county’s designated growth area to include an 82-acre property near the interchange of Interstate 64 and U.S. 29. “Based on legal advice, because ...
June 04, 2015
The number of people who live in Albemarle continues to grow, and county officials are looking for new ways to help pay for the increased services that come with a growing population. “For the last year, we’ve talked about a funding gap between revenues and expenditures,” County Executive Tom ...
May 29, 2015
A retired engineer has been fielded as the Republican candidate for the Rivanna District seat on the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors. Richard Lloyd, 64, cited his business experience as a reason why voters should choose him in November. “I’ve created new jobs, met payroll and learned a lot ...
May 27, 2015
The Albemarle County Republican Party has announced its list of candidates for local offices in this year’s November general election, including two challengers for the Board of Supervisors. “We are very pleased to announce this slate of candidates and we look forward to the campaign,” said Cindi Burket, chairwoman ...
May 23, 2015
When the Albemarle Board of Supervisors finally holds a public hearing on the Comprehensive Plan on June 10, it also will consider whether to expand the growth area to include an 82-acre property immediately southwest of the intersection of U.S. 29 and Interstate 64. “I’m in favor of ...
May 15, 2015
Faced with the impacts of a growing population, the Albemarle Board of Supervisors has begun wrestling with how to pay for increased infrastructure one month after completing the upcoming fiscal year’s budget process. “The process has really started for next year,” said Trevor Henry, the county’s facilities development ...
April 08, 2015
1. Call to Order. 2. Pledge of Allegiance. 3. Moment of Silence. 4. Adoption of Final Agenda. 5. Brief Announcements by Board Members. 6. Proclamations and Recognitions: a. Resolution Proclaiming April, 2015 as Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month in Albemarle County. b. Proclamation Proclaiming May 2 as the 50th ...
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