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RSWA lowers tipping fees at Ivy MUC

The cost of dumping some types of waste at the Ivy Material Utilization Center will be lower in January. The Rivanna Solid Waste Authority has approved the reduction of tipping fees to bring them in line with surrounding localities. The rate for domestic municipal solid waste and construction and demolition debris on Jan. 1 will […]

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First phase of Rivanna plan released

The first step of an eventual master plan for the riverfront in Charlottesville and Albemarle County has come to fruition. The initial phase of the Rivanna Corridor Study, facilitated by the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission, has a goal of making the river a center of economic development, recreation and cooperation between the city and […]

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School Board tweaks proposed anti-racism policy at work session

The Albemarle County School Board moved closer to approving a new anti-racism policy at a work session on Thursday, but it continued to draw criticism from local anti-racist activists. The School Board directed staff to begin developing an anti-racism policy in July. The direction came after numerous parents and community members affiliated with the Hate-Free […]

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Albemarle supervisors briefed on possible transportation projects

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 throughout the state,” said Kevin […]

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Albemarle seeking input on courts move

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 on their experiences at our existing […]

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Environmental group, planners hope to boost area trails with $180k community foundation grant

There are plans for miles and miles of off-road trails that would connect various locations in urban Albemarle Countyand Charlottesville and a new partnership aims to find ways to get many of them built. Earlier this month, the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation announced a grant of nearly $180,000 over two years to the PEC and […]

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Albemarle to pursue creation of broadband authority

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 Deputy County Executive Bill Letteri. […]