What’s coming up in Charlottesville the week of 11/26

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Notes from the news desk. File photo. Notes from the news desk. File photo.

Each week, the news team takes a look at upcoming meetings and events in Charlottesville and Albemarle we think you should know about. Consider it a look into our datebook, and be sure to share newsworthy happenings, too.

  • The Rivanna Solid Waste Authority Board meets from 2-3pm Tuesday at its headquarters at 695 Moores Creek Lane. In addition to staff reports on its landfill and recycling center, the Board will hear an introduction of the county’s request for future solid waste services. A meeting of the Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority will take place at the same time, also at headquarters, and will address a recent audit report and an update from the Rivanna River Basin Commission. It will be the last RWSA meeting of 2012, as the Authority plans to cancel its December meeting.
  • The Charlottesville Planning Commission will hold its annual retreat from 4-10pm Tuesday in the Neighborhood Development Services Conference Room at City Hall, where Commissioners will discuss land use planning in the city and the development of the Comprehensive Plan.
  • The Local Energy Alliance Program (LEAP) will hold a Commercial Solar and Geothermal Energy Workshop from 11am to 1pm Wednesday at CitySpace on the Downtown Mall. Business owners and landlords can learn about energy-saving technologies and how to apply them, and will offer information about the city’s alternative energy loan fund. E-mail tom@leap-va.org or call 434-227-4666 to RSVP.
  • County planning staff will offer an update on the Comprehensive Plan geared toward those in southern and western Albemarle at 6:30pm Thursday at Monticello High School. The meeting will give residents a chance to weigh in on the draft documents before taking them before the Planning Commission in December. A public hearing on the plans is tentatively scheduled for February 2013.
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