What’s happening in Charlottesville-Albemarle the week of December 16?

What’s happening in Charlottesville-Albemarle the week of December 16?

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 in the comments section.

  • The Jefferson-Madison Regional Library Board of Trustees will hold a public input meeting on its five-year plan from 1-2pm Monday, December 16 in the McIntire Room at the library’s main branch on Market Street. Read the current plan online here. There’s another input meeting at 1pm on January 27 at the Nelson Memorial Library, and residents can also weigh in by e-mailing the library director at halliday@jmrl.org.
  • Charlottesville Area Transit will host the first of two public meetings from 2-3pm Monday, December 16 at CitySpace to discuss upcoming changes to its bus routes. The adjustments are almost a year in the making, and include changes to routes 1, 3, 4, 6, 9, and 10. The route alterations, which take effect January 4, can be seen at www.CatchTheCat.org. The next public meeting is scheduled for 10am Saturday, December 28.
  • The Charlottesville City Council meets at 7pm Monday in Council Chambers at City Hall. Among the big items on the agenda: the State of the City address, a report on the mixed-use development proposal for the City Market lot (made all the more pertinent by the fire that destroyed the city-owned building on the lot over the weekend), and a review of the Charlottesville Redevelopment & Housing Authority.
  • The Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority Board of Directors meets from 2:30-4:30pm Tuesday at its headquarters on Moores Creek Lane. The agenda includes public hearings for proposed easements for the Rivanna Pump Station and a vote to authorize the final design of the South and North Rivanna improvements, which will incorporate granular-activated charcoal thanks to pressure from the public to avoid the use of chloramines in water treatment.
  • Albemarle County’s newest supervisors will be sworn in Thursday in a ceremony starting at 3pm in the upstairs lobby of the County Office Building on McIntire. The three new Democrats—Diantha McKeel, Liz Palmer, and Brad Sheffield—join Jane Dittmar, who won the Scottsville special election and was sworn in last month, and the two sitting reps, Ken Boyd and Ann Mallek. All city elected officials—including the newly elected Bob Fenwick—will be sworn in at noon Friday in the Charlottesville Circuit Court.
  • The Charlottesville City Council holds a budget workshop meeting in City Hall’s basement conference room from 6-8pm Thursday.