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Meeting Format At its November 9 meeting, the Crozet Community Advisory Committee (CCAC) hosted county officials who described a draft policy that would allow local committees such as the CCAC to hold a limited number of virtual meetings each year. The policy provides for 25% of meetings to be conducted virtually at the committee’s discretion as long as they are...
The Crozet Mobile Village mobile home community on Park Road has been sold to a new owner who intends to increase the number of units on the site and bring the development into conformity with county code. Richard L. Hevener, who owns and operates Hevener’s Cars and Trucks in Buena Vista, owned the Crozet Mobile Village property since 1978....
After a steadfast and methodical campaign that began 11 months ago when Western Ridge neighbors asked simple questions about a visible waterway on a nearby property slated for development, county officials say the central question has been settled: it’s a stream.  The county’s Community Development department announced in September that they had retained an outside consultant to make a “perennial...
For those curious about the status of two traffic roundabout construction projects in the Crozet area, the waiting is the hardest part.  A roundabout for the Rt. 240/250 intersection was funded through the Highway Safety Improvement Program three years ago. The plan was to begin work on the roundabout in 2021 after the Crozet Avenue bridge replacement work was complete,...

Voting in Albemarle

How are votes counted and reported in Albemarle County elections? What protections are in place to prevent fraud or simple mistakes? The optimal voting experience is easy and quick, but behind the scenes, Lauren Eddy and her team work hard to keep many gears turning smoothly.  Eddy is the county’s General Registrar and Director of Elections, and she served for...
Two applications for cell towers in western Albemarle County have been approved by the Board of Supervisors (BOS) recently, neither without controversy. The “Scruby” tower near the intersection of I-64 and Greenwood Station Road was approved, though Ann Mallek (in whose district the tower is sited) voted no. The “Batesville” tower, proposed for a site on the southwest border...
The Virginia Department of Education (DOE) under Governor Glenn Younkin issued new “model policies” in September to guide local school divisions on matters pertaining to students’ gender identities. The policies define a student’s gender for purposes of official school records as their “biological sex,” prohibit school staff from concealing student gender information from parents, and require that a student...

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CCAC Debates Virtual Meetings, New County Liaisons

Meeting Format At its November 9 meeting, the Crozet Community Advisory Committee (CCAC) hosted county officials who described a draft policy that would allow local...

New Owners Aim to Increase Density in Crozet Mobile Home Park

The Crozet Mobile Village mobile home community on Park Road has been sold to a new owner who intends to increase the number of...

Montclair Stream Defenders Notch Victory

After a steadfast and methodical campaign that began 11 months ago when Western Ridge neighbors asked simple questions about a visible waterway on a...

Crozet Roundabout Construction Updates

For those curious about the status of two traffic roundabout construction projects in the Crozet area, the waiting is the hardest part.  A roundabout for...

Voting in Albemarle

How are votes counted and reported in Albemarle County elections? What protections are in place to prevent fraud or simple mistakes? The optimal voting...

A Tale of Two Cell Towers

Two applications for cell towers in western Albemarle County have been approved by the Board of Supervisors (BOS) recently, neither without controversy. The “Scruby”...

Schools’ Transgender Policy Guidance Changes Again

The Virginia Department of Education (DOE) under Governor Glenn Younkin issued new “model policies” in September to guide local school divisions on matters pertaining...