Cleveland Avenue Litter Pickup – The Fry’s Spring Neighborhood Association has taken on Cleveland Avenue under the Adopt-a-Street program and periodically we ask for volunteers to help pick up roadside litter. The next litter removal is scheduled for Sunday, 15 September, 9:00 AM. Please join us! We will meet at the upper, west end of Cleveland, at the bus stop. Volunteers will be given trash bags, rubber gloves, and an orange safety vest. With a few as four people, we can make Cleveland shine in under an hour. And with a few more folks, we might even be able to get JPA Extended looking good, too, and in the process, help out the good neighbor who adopted that street.
JPA Pedestrian Improvements – The City is in the process of assessing community interest in pedestrian crossing improvements along Jefferson Park Avenue at Stribling Avenue and Cleveland Avenue. They are administering a survey in person and electronically to gauge people’s opinions on the temporary changes currently in place, their effects, and participant preferences. This is an opportunity for you to contribute directly and concretely (no pun intended) to safety, respect, and public wellness in our community. Be on the lookout for interviewers on JPA or access the survey online at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/
Charlottesville Night Out – On Tuesday, September 10th, 2019, 5:30-8pm, Charlottesville hosts its 3rd annual Charlottesville Night Out Event at the IX Art Park. This national program has brought together millions of community members and police around the country to foster a sense of community, help make our neighborhoods safer places, and enhance the relationship between neighborhoods and law enforcement.
At Charlottesville Night Out, neighbors can enjoy food from Mission BBQ, Firehouse Subs, Uncle Maddio’s Pizza, Benny Deluca’s and Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream, as well as give-aways from many local businesses and organizations. Donations from The Bama Works Fund of Dave Matthews Band, IX Art Park, Wells Fargo, Wegmans, and Crutchfield as well as food/drink donations from Mission BBQ, Firehouse Subs, Uncle Maddio’s Pizza, Benny Deluca’s, and Target all help make this event happen.
There will be activities for folks young and old (bounce maze, dunk tank, corn hole, etc.), guests will be able to meet with local officers, and there will be a visit from the local fire department. Families and neighbors join in a fun evening where we celebrate our community, build important relationships with all members of our community, and continue to make Charlottesville the best place to live!
CVILLE MATCH – The Cville Match program seeks to advance commercialization efforts of local companies by providing matching funds to recipients of Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR), Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) and the Commonwealth Research and Commercialization Fund (CRCF) grants. In addition, Cville Match provides matching funds to City based recipients of the Virginia Jobs Investment Program (VJIP). VJIP is administered by the Virginia Economic Development Partnership and is designed to help Virginia based traded-sector companies create new jobs in the commonwealth. Qualifying City-based companies are eligible to receive a local match once federal/state funds have been approved. Match amounts are up to $25,000 per-company, per-grant, subject to funds availability. Funding is provided by the Charlottesville Economic Development Authority. Additional program information and an eligibility checklist please is available at: https://www.
City Operations Website – The City of Charlottesville maintains an interactive web map of active projects: https://gisweb.
City/County/UVA Announce Regional Coordination on Climate Initiatives and Invite Public Participation – The City of Charlottesville, Albemarle County, and the University of Virginia – building upon a history of commitments on sustainability and climate action – will be embarking on a collaborative community outreach effort as each entity begins to update their greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction targets and develop climate action plans (CAPs). The results of these efforts will serve to guide climate action in the Charlottesville area for the next 10-30 years. To enable broad community engagement and participation in informing these commitments, the three organizations are coordinating their outreach efforts across their sustainability offices. Residents, businesses, and area stakeholders are encouraged to get involved and participate in this collaboration – starting today. The community is encouraged to go to www.ClimateActionTogether.
DMV Select now open in Charlottesville City Hall – The City of Charlottesville has opened a DMV Select office in the main lobby of City Hall. The public can now complete various vehicle-related transactions such as license plates, titles, and registrations with the help of City employees during weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Home Improvement Incentives, Credits and Rebates
- A list of current federal and state programs is available on the DSIRE website: http://programs.
- LEAP’s webpage of incentives and rebates for residential energy efficiency improvements: http://leap-va.
org/tips/incentives-and- rebates-for-residential- energy-efficiency- improvements-in-virginia/. New this year is their No Cost Home Weatherization program with income-qualified homeowners (and renters with property owner approval) in the City eligible for up to $5,000 in energy efficiency upgrades!
- City of Charlottesville rebates: http://www.
charlottesville.org/ departments-and-services/ departments-h-z/utilities/ charlottesville-gas/rebates
MyCville App -MyCville is a simple and intuitive online and smart phone application that enables the residents of Charlottesville to request services and identify quality of life and environmental issues and report them to the appropriate department for quick resolution. Learn more at: http://www.
Charlottesville City Crime Map – The new crime map can be accessed at: https://gisweb.