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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 ...
April 08, 2015
The Albemarle County Board of Supervisors on Wednesday will enter a scheduled public hearing on the county’s property tax rate still uncertain of the rate it will support. “I am feeling uncomfortable making a decision on the tax rate until we have a second public hearing,” Supervisor Diantha McKeel ...
March 13, 2015
The Albemarle Board of Supervisors wants more public input before making key spending decisions that will affect the ultimate real estate tax rate on which next year’s operating and capital adopted budget will be based. The board voted 4-2 late Wednesday to advertise an 82.4-cent tax rate, but ...
November 06, 2014
As Albemarle County approaches another budget cycle, county staff has begun preparing the Board of Supervisors to make tough decisions about how to balance its expectations with projected revenues. “We are much more sluggish in our revenue projections and estimates than we had thought,” said County Executive Thomas C. Foley ...
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 ...
August 09, 2014
Albemarle County is just about a month into its current fiscal year, but staff already has begun planning the process to prepare for the next budget cycle. At its meeting earlier this week, the Board of Supervisors agreed to communicate the next fiscal year’s real estate tax rate expectation ...
May 07, 2014
Thanks to a last-minute allocation from the Board of Supervisors, 32 of Albemarle’s neediest young people will be attending preschool next year. The decision came during a Wednesday meeting in which the Supervisors approved a FY15 total operating budget of almost $352 million. “I think it’s really important ...
May 05, 2014
The Albemarle Board of Supervisors will return to budget talks Wednesday, and the outcomes could impact education in the County’s public schools. At stake is about $290,000 earmarked for Bright Stars—Albemarle’s pre-k program for at-risk four-year-olds—which the School Board eliminated from its budget in the ...
April 11, 2014
At the end of a three-hour work session Wednesday, the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors declined to adopt a tax rate because supervisors wanted more information on how the county’s school system would be affected by a rate lower than the one advertised for discussion. In early March, the ...
February 21, 2014
Albemarle’s county executive has presented the Board of Supervisors with a total budget of $349,287,622 for fiscal year 2015, an increase of 8.3 percent over the current year. County schools face an almost $6 million funding gap in the proposal. In order to deal with state ...