In the nearly five years the Jefferson Area Regional Transit Partnership has been in existence, there have been many conversations about how various systems might be made more efficient. One idea that has been discussed is the combination of transportation for school pupils with regular transit.
“For Burlington, the school district has a handful of school buses for special needs kids but the majority of the school population rides Green Mountain Transit buses to school,” said Peggy O’Neill Vivanco, the Vermont Clean Cities Coordinator.
Memorial Day Weekend is less than three weeks away, marking the beginning of the summer outdoor swimming season. Both Albemarle and Charlottesville are preparing to open lakes and pools and need more lifeguards to ensure services can be offered to the public.
The Charlottesville Parks and Recreation Department will hold a job fair at Carver Recreation Center on Wednesday May 18 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. that will cover more than just lifeguards.
“A sample of positions that are currently open include: camp counselors and directors, lifeguards (includes signing bonus), aquatic fitness and program instructors, instructor-American Red Cross, athletic officials, landscapers, custodial maintenance, aquatic maintenance, adaptive camp staff, customer service attendants, and more,” reads the website announcing the job fair.
A live music program at one of Albemarle County’s mixed-use communities got a boost earlier this month when the Albemarle Board of Supervisors agreed to a letter of support for an Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority license known as a DORA.
“A DORA is a designated geographic area licensed by the ABC annually that allows the consumption of alcoholic beverages, (wine, beer, mixed beverages) in a public space and a private space which include things like streets and lawns, and within any business without an ABC license as long as the business agrees,” said Roger Johnson, Albemarle’s economic development director.
There are ten days remaining in the race for the Republican nomination for the Fifth Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. Incumbent Bob Good faces a challenge from Attorney Dan Moy of Charlottesville.
Yesterday was the deadline for candidates to file a report for campaign activity between April 1 and May 1, a report that only applies to candidates who are seeking a party nomination through a convention. (details on FEC website)
Another anecdotal look at property sales with few frills
This month I’ll keep it simple. This is intended to be an anecdotal list of transactions of property in Charlottesville for the month of April. This is not an automated process, because I use this review to keep an eye on what is happening in the city of Charlottesville. I share it with the public because I suspect many of you will find it useful, too. Paid subscribers to this newsletter get a first look before it will be posted on the Information Charlottesville archive.
Some highlights this month:
- The University of Virginia Foundation has continued its investment in the Ivy Road Corridor with another purchase directly opposite from the future Emmet / Ivy precinct.
- Several vacant lots across the city were sold, prompting my curiosity about what will be built on those spaces in North Downtown, Woolen Mills, and Ridge Street.
- Notable commercial sales include the buildings that house Lampo Neopolitan Pizza and the Bridge Performing Arts Initiative, as well as a shopping center on Maury Avenue that has two restaurants and a dry cleaner.