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Albemarle water customers to get rate decrease

Albemarle residents on public water might see a slight decrease in rates next fiscal year because fewer water-related capital projects are planned and because of increased connection fees charged to developers. “The average residential monthly bill will be going down by 1 percent,” said Gary O’Connell, executive director of the Albemarle County Service Authority.   […]

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Impact of Dumler’s continued service gets more debate

Three weeks after pleading guilty to misdemeanor sexual battery, Albemarle County Supervisor Christopher J. Dumler faces mounting pressure to leave office. Angry residents have emailed Dumler’s allies on the Board of Supervisors, chastising them for not calling on him to resign. Following his fall arrest, Dumler was moved out of committee posts related to police […]

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Albemarle Democrats cancel Dumler appearance

Embattled Albemarle Supervisor Christopher J. Dumler will not appear at a Democratic Party event this morning that attracted attention from several would-be protestors. The Albemarle and Charlottesville Democratic committees originally invited Dumler and Supervisor Ann H. Mallek to speak about issues facing county government in the coming year.   Cynthia Neff, vice-chair of the Albemarle […]

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Albemarle plans to rebuild road network at Belvedere; Supervisors updated on other capital projects

The man in charge of capital improvement projects in Albemarle County updated the Board of Supervisors last week on tens of millions of dollars in planned projects. Trevor Henry, Albemarle’s director of facilities development, said one big surprise is cost overruns for a project to rebuild roads in the Belvedere neighborhood.   “It’s at a […]

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Supervisor Rooker seeks discussion about road priorities

Albemarle Supervisor Dennis S. Rooker expressed concern Wednesday that the Metropolitan Planning Organization is considering future road projects, such as an extension of the Western Bypass, without consulting the entire Board of Supervisors.   “It’s alarming to see this moving forward and we have projects that we’ve never even seen any presentation on,” Rooker said. […]

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Feds want clarity on conflicting bypass numbers

As the Virginia Department of Transportation continues to revise an environmental assessment for the proposed Western Bypass of U.S. 29, one debate centers around a claim made by a VDOT engineer about how many vehicles the limited-access highway will actually serve. “One point to be made is that most of the traffic on Route 29 […]

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Shopping center with Wegmans passes hurdle

A new shopping center on Fifth Street near Interstate 64 is on track for a groundbreaking late this year.  One confirmed tenant is a Wegmans grocery store. On Tuesday, the Albemarle County Planning Commission recommended approval of a permit that would allow the developers of the proposed Fifth Street Station shopping center to fill in […]