The Week Ahead newsletter that went out on Sunday is nearly 4,000 words long. But this is where I confess I neglected to list the meeting Wednesday of the Greene County Planning Commission.
The group will meet in the administration building in Stanardsville at 6:30 p.m. but the meeting can be watched. You can also participate via Zoom. (agenda)
The first thing the group will do is elect officers in the annual organizational meeting. After that they will continue work on the Comprehensive Plan review. Greene County is taking a much more literal approach to the state code requirement to review the plan every five years by having the five Planning Commissioners go chapter by chapter.
“Greene County is very much a community in transition, a reality that underscores the importance of ensuring that whatever the County evolves into reflects the wishes and aspirations of those who live here,” reads the final paragraph of a section called Greene County: From Past to Present. (read the draft plan)
Last month, Councilors held a work session on one of the items on tonight’s agenda. A committee has worked on new boundaries for the city’s voting precincts and Council will hold first of two readings on enacting them.
“After the 2020 election, the City of Charlottesville was kind of tagged by the state Board of Elections because one of our precincts had 4,500 active voters in the precinct,” said Ann Hemenway, vice chair of the Charlottesville Electoral Board. “It didn’t require us to make a big change but it did alert that that particular precinct, Johnson precinct, was getting larger and larger.”
Albemarle County is set to receive $3 million in funding for infrastructure to help a 31 and a half acre site at the North Forth Discovery Park become more attractive for a economic development prospect.
Louisa County will receive nearly $11.6 million for the Shannon Hill Regional Business Park.
The two awards are part of $90 million in grants announced yesterday from the Virginia Business Ready Sites Grant program.
“The leading priority of the Virginia Business Ready Sites Program is to increase our project-ready sites portfolio across the Commonwealth, and this unprecedented site development funding is an important step forward in strengthening Virginia’s infrastructure,” Youngkin is quoted in a press release. “Prepared sites drive economic growth, and we have to move faster to attract new businesses.”