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Majority of City Council supports keeping McIntire Recycling Center open

By Sean Tubbs Charlottesville Tomorrow Monday, September 6, 2010 With the Rivanna Solid Waste Authority facing an uncertain future due to a dramatic drop in revenue, a majority of the City Council appears to favor keeping one of its key services in business. “I’m strongly in support of not only maintaining the McIntire Recycling Center […]

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Future of McIntire Recycling Center uncertain

By Sean Tubbs Charlottesville Tomorrow Friday, August 27, 2010 The Rivanna Solid Waste Authority has amended the agreement by which Albemarle County and Charlottesville will pay for the continued operation of the McIntire Recycling Center and the Ivy Materials Utilization Center . Included in the new agreement is a provision that neither locality is required […]

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Solid waste authority approves budget that eliminates some recycling

By Brian Wheeler Charlottesville Tomorrow Wednesday, June 23, 2010 The Rivanna Solid Waste Authority’s board on Tuesday approved a $2 million operating budget for FY 2011. The budget is a 47.5 percent decrease from the current operating budget, as the board approved it in the absence of a signed cost-sharing agreement that Charlottesville and Albemarle […]

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Council reviews options for future of solid waste disposal

By Sean Tubbs Charlottesville Tomorrow Thursday, April 22, 2010 In the coming months, the Charlottesville City Council and the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors will make several decisions related to the future of trash and recycling services in the community.  An agreement that governs how each community pays for services offered by the Rivanna Solid […]

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Council discusses transit, future of Crow pool, solid waste, and bike lanes at budget work session

By Sean Tubbs Charlottesville Tomorrow Monday, March 22, 2010 City Council reviewed the details of the city’s $33.85 million capital improvement program (CIP) budget during a work session last week. Council made several revisions to the budget related to the city’s transportation infrastructure, its inventory of parkland and the number of affordable living choices within […]

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Top-10 Growth & Development Stories of 2009

In my weekly appearance today on WINA AM 1070 on the Charlottesville Right Now program, host Coy Barefoot and I will count down Charlottesville Tomorrow’s top-10 growth and development stories of 2009 . Podcast produced by Charlottesville Tomorrow * Player by Odeo Listen using player above or download the podcast: Download Brian Wheeler’s appearance on […]

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RSWA will review bids to privatize trash and recycling operations

By Brian Wheeler Charlottesville Tomorrow Friday, December 18, 2009 The Rivanna Solid Waste Authority board on Thursday approved a resolution indicating it will accept competitive bids to privatize operations at the Ivy Material Utilization Center and McIntire recycling facilities. Charlottesville City Councilor David Brown The RSWA has said it needs to upgrade equipment at the […]