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April 04, 2015
Most of the two dozen people who spoke at this week’s Albemarle County budget hearing expressed support of increased government funding. Several speakers specifically called for additional funds to improve Red Hill Elementary School in southern Albemarle. “For a community school that has served children in Albemarle since before ...
March 28, 2015
As former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s use of a personal email account has recently come under scrutiny, Charlottesville Tomorrow has evaluated the email practices of Charlottesville’s City Council and the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors. Two of the 11 elected officials on these bodies advertise personal ...
March 16, 2015
As a developer crafts a plan for a mixed-use complex at the former Woolen Mills factory in Albemarle, the county Board of Supervisors has indicated it will allow more homes than designated in the Comprehensive Plan. “I feel very positive about the cooperative progress that we have made,” developer Brian ...
March 04, 2015
The Albemarle Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to advertise a real estate tax rate of 82.4 cents per $100 of assessed property value, a 2.5-cent increase over the county’s current rate and a cent and a half higher than the rate that had been recommended by the ...
February 27, 2015
With the Albemarle School Board’s 2016 funding request in hand, the Albemarle Board of Supervisors heard from school division leaders Thursday about their rationale for the spending plan. “This funding request is a needs-based request, and it is driven by our strategic plan with the goal of keeping up ...
February 25, 2015
With the new Crozet Library as a background, Earlysville Democrat Ann H. Mallek announced Tuesday that she will seek a third term on the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors. “I truly enjoy the citizen interactions, the challenging issues and working to find the middle to achieve small steps of progress ...
February 24, 2015
Albemarle County Supervisor Ann Mallek will announce her candidacy for Supervisor representing the White Hall district.
February 10, 2015
Move would result in area’s largest pathway system A regional transportation body has signaled early support for a Habitat for Humanity plan that would connect the future Biscuit Run State Park to Albemarle’s southern urban area with a network of bike and pedestrian trails. Habitat has suggested that ...
February 05, 2015
Citizens will be able to watch Albemarle’s elected officials in action without attending a meeting now that the Board of Supervisors has unanimously voted to stream video of their proceedings over the Internet. The decision to invest in equipment for the service overturned a previous vote against the initiative ...
January 27, 2015
A group opposed to a grade-separated interchange at Rio Road and U.S. 29 held a design workshop with a prominent urban designer Monday to try to come up with alternatives. Smart29 has been waging a campaign to fight the interchange, which is one of several projects approved by local ...
January 25, 2015
The next phase of a residential development in Crozet could come with more homes than originally planned. At a meeting last week of the Crozet Community Advisory Council, residents learned about a proposal to increase the density of new homes in Foothill Crossing, a development near downtown Crozet. Crozet resident ...
January 14, 2015
In an effort to stabilize one business during construction of the grade-separated interchange at U.S. 29 and Rio Road, the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors has given its support to Colonial Auto Center to continue its plan for expanding along Berkmar Drive. The board decided during a work session ...
December 29, 2014
People hoping to watch meetings of the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors from somewhere other than Lane Auditorium in 2015 are out of luck. Supervisors split 3-3 in a Dec. 10 vote to move forward with a plan to video stream their proceedings as well as School Board meetings. Proponents ...
December 11, 2014
The Albemarle County Board of Supervisors and the county School Board on Wednesday recommended that County Executive Tom Foley and schools Superintendent Pam Moran plan their respective budgets with raises for county employees. County officials have said that hiking pay for county employees could be one of the factors that ...
December 06, 2014
A new indoor athletic training facility soon will have a home at an existing warehouse just outside the city of Charlottesville. “It’s a neat opportunity for kids who love sports,” said Tom Weber, representing Broadway Street Soccer, at a recent meeting of the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors. The ...
December 04, 2014
Many departments within Albemarle County have become understaffed and underfunded, county officials said during a work session Wednesday. The conversation was the third the Board of Supervisors has held on the five-year financial plan, which is scheduled to be adopted next week. “What you’re hearing is that the county ...
November 27, 2014
Buying fresh, locally sourced meat is a priority for many consumers in the Charlottesville area. But that product has to take a detour out of the community when it is transported up to several hours away for processing. The truth is, you can’t eat local beef, pork or lamb ...
November 11, 2014
In a sign that Albemarle County is becoming a more urban community, the Board of Supervisors has agreed to restore a staff transportation planner at a cost of $103,000 a year. “Like many counties evolving from a rural level of service to an urban one, Albemarle is seeing a ...
November 06, 2014
Albemarle County staff intends to pursue planning grants in the coming weeks to explore how best to expand broadband Internet access into the rural areas. The county Board of Supervisors approved the move Wednesday during a work session in which it received updates about broadband projects currently underway. “It really ...
October 22, 2014
In the coming weeks, a team of local schools officials will analyze the pros and cons of relocating the Charlottesville Albemarle Technical Education Center to the campus of Piedmont Virginia Community College. Ultimately, the group will be weighing the cost of renovating the existing facility in Charlottesville against the cost ...
October 06, 2014
Negotiations to keep Albemarle’s court system in its historic setting in downtown Charlottesville are continuing, according to one county official. “I think we’re making baby steps forward,” said Supervisor Ann H. Mallek at a recent meeting of the Board of Supervisors. Albemarle is expected to make a decision ...
October 05, 2014
As Albemarle staff begins preparing for the upcoming budget cycle, no major changes are planned to the way the county funds nonprofit agencies that provide social services or cultural activities. “We plan to use the same criteria that we used last year,” said Lori Allshouse, the county’s director of ...
September 11, 2014
The Albemarle County Board of Supervisors has turned a new page in their review of the Comprehensive Plan – literally. At Tuesday’s work session, the board provided feedback on a new chapter on housing policy. “It’s a new chapter in our Comprehensive Plan that has taken many of the ...
September 08, 2014
When the Albemarle Board of Supervisors updates an ordinance later this year to clear the way for farms to hold events, some of its members want to make sure the goal is to support agriculture and not to expand commercial uses in the county’s rural area. “My main nightmare ...
August 30, 2014
On Friday, August 29, Crozet Elementary School opened three new tennis courts provided by the non-profit organization QuickStart Tennis. QuickStart partners with several Albemarle schools to provide kid-sized courts for children interested in learning the game.
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