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Several members of the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors took issue with the manner in which the Crozet Community Advisory Committee (CCAC) recently provided feedback to county planners about land use issues in the Crozet Master Plan. During an April 7 work session designed to update Supervisors on the plan’s progress, Supervisors Diantha McKeel and (Chair) Ned Gallaway cast...
Albemarle county schools superintendent Matt Haas announced on April 19 that public schools will reopen in the fall in stage 5, which means a return to every day, in-person instruction for grades K-12. To accommodate those families who cannot or don’t wish to attend school in-person, the division will be establishing a new “virtual school”—an official, stand-alone school unit...
At its March 24 meeting, the Nelson County Planning Commission voted in favor of adding 12 more social events per year to the dozen already permitted at Blue Ridge Farm on Rt. 151 in Afton.  The approximately 6-acre property, at the intersection of Rt. 151 and Chapel Hollow Road, is identified as Rural Residential and zoned A-1. The house was built...
Crozet Park’s plan to build a new Aquatic and Fitness Center ran into a wave of opposition before the Planning Commission at its March 23 meeting, prompting Claudius Crozet Park (CCP) Board representative Drew Holzwarth to request an indefinite deferral on the plan’s permit requests. The CCP is asking for two permissions—a Special Use Permit amendment to build the...
At a March 10 meeting that was intended to reconcile differences in the Crozet land development visions of county planners versus those of local residents, the Crozet Community Advisory Committee (CCAC) again found itself at odds with the county’s recommendations. After a more than a year of lengthy meetings in which a majority of the CCAC has rejected major...
County planners and Crozet residents discussed the outlook for future trails, shared-use paths, and bike lanes at the Crozet Community Advisory Committee (CCAC) meeting February 10. As part of the ongoing Master Plan process, county staff presented their recommendations with the goal of conserving and enhancing Crozet’s natural areas via an integrated system of parks, trails, and greenways.  Several parks...
Albemarle County schools Superintendent Matt Haas presented a $210 million budget request for the 2021-22 school year to the School Board on February 18. The funding request is a $16 million (8%) increase from the current year’s budget, fueled largely by salary increases for teachers and staff and a $15 per hour minimum wage for full-time regular employees.  “The increases...

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How Dare We? Supervisors Frown on CCAC Votes

Several members of the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors took issue with the manner in which the Crozet Community Advisory Committee (CCAC) recently provided...

County Schools Announce Plans for Summer and Fall

Albemarle county schools superintendent Matt Haas announced on April 19 that public schools will reopen in the fall in stage 5, which means a...

Nelson Planning Commission Okays More Events on Rt. 151

At its March 24 meeting, the Nelson County Planning Commission voted in favor of adding 12 more social events per year to the dozen...

Park Project Hits Roadblock at Planning Commission

Crozet Park’s plan to build a new Aquatic and Fitness Center ran into a wave of opposition before the Planning Commission at its March...

CCAC Goes One More Round in Land Use Debate

At a March 10 meeting that was intended to reconcile differences in the Crozet land development visions of county planners versus those of local...

CCAC: Master Planning for Parks, Trails, and Paths

County planners and Crozet residents discussed the outlook for future trails, shared-use paths, and bike lanes at the Crozet Community Advisory Committee (CCAC) meeting...

Pay Raise Drives Increase in County Schools Budget

Albemarle County schools Superintendent Matt Haas presented a $210 million budget request for the 2021-22 school year to the School Board on February 18....