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Monday, June 30, 2014

Want To Turn Your Roof Into a Power Plant? Come Learn about Solar Power in the 'Hood

Solarize Charlottesville is kicking off tomorrow July 1. The launch event will be at Mary and Jack Wilson’s house 317 Monte Vista from 11-11:30am. As part of the Fry’s Spring neighborhood, neighbors are invited to stop by for the event, to learn about the Solarize Charlottesville effort, and to speak with the Wilsons about their experience with rooftop solar PV.  Local news and media will likely be present.

Solarize Charlottesville is a grassroots, community-based outreach initiative  sponsored by the Local Energy Alliance Program (LEAP) in partnership with the City of Charlottesville, Albemarle County, and the UVA Community Credit Union. Charlottesville and Albemarle homeowners will be encouraged throughout the summer to “Soak up the sun. Soak up the savings.”

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Friday, June 27, 2014

Old Lynchburg Road Safety, Sidewalks and Drainage Update

From Tony Edwards:
Old Lynchburg Road Sidewalk Safety and Drainage Project update for 6/25/14.
The contractor has completed the trail and sidewalk connection at the new pedestrian cross walk with flashing warning lights, step repair at #118 OLR, and asphalt patching.
The contractor has completed  adjustments at all drainage structures, except those near the Middleton intersection. Temporary asphalt patching has been installed in this area until the new concrete drop inlet*( DI-1 top) can be manufactured and tested. This is expected to take two weeks.
The removal double yellow line in front of 301 Middleton Lane is being scheduled for next week.
The city still needs a list of damaged plantings at 301 Middleton in order to  provide replacements.
Traffic controls will be in place and traffic will limited to one lane during the day time work hours. Brief delays can be expected.
Thank you all for your cooperation.