Crozet Independence Day Celebration

Crozet Independence Day Celebration banner
The Tenth Annual Crozet Independence Day Parade, Celebration, and Fireworks,  Saturday, July  3, 2021

It all starts with the Crozet Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) parade at 5:00 PM at Crozet Elementary School and goes down Crozet Avenue through downtown Crozet to Claudius Crozet Park.  The Parade Grand Marshal is TBA.

If you would like to be a part of the 2021 Crozet Firemen’s parade, please submit your entry to be in the parade  to ensure you are included in the lineup. Lineup will be based on a first come basis. Horses/livestock will be placed near or at the end of the parade. Lineup will begin at 4:00 P.M. at Crozet Elementary School and the parade ends at Claudius Crozet Park.

The celebration begins at Claudius Crozet Park after the parade.    Bring a lawn chair if you want to be comfortable as you listen to the local band, Jacabone.     Traditional American Fourth of July fare will be available,  hot dogs,  hamburgers, popcorn, funnel cake, BBQ, and sno-cones, as well as vegetarian and vegan choices, tacos, and other favorites! Local beer and Bold Rock Cider will also be available for a separate cost.  Event culminates at 9:30 PM with a stupendous fireworks show. (We have it at 9:30 PM so it’s late enough to be dark, but not too late to for the youngsters to view the show.)

There are no pets allowed in the event

Designated smoking areas are provided and we ask that you only smoke in those areas.  If you live nearby Crozet Park, we encourage you to walk!

How much would you pay for such good times?  All that’s asked is a donation of $5 per person (and  children 9 years and under are free) as you enter the festivities (parking is free).  The non-profit civic groups in Crozet are the ones that benefit from any money raised above the cost of the event, so please be generous.  Most years, we’ve donated over $7,000 to CVFD, WARS, Crozet Park, and other civic groups.

Check out our Facebook page at: http://facebook.com/Crozet.Independence.Day.Celebration

Download a copy of our flyer by clicking here.

The event is sponsored by the Crozet Volunteer Fire Department, Crozet Community Association, Claudius Crozet Park, Crozet Lions Club,  Life Journey Church, Crozet Board of Trade, and several other area churches, and citizen volunteers.

Making a Contribution

These events involve a lot of donated time from a lot of individuals, but they can’t happen without financial contributions, too. We want everyone to enjoy our small-town event, so we only ask for donations at the entrance – A donation of $4 per person (and $2 donation for children 12 and under for the child amusements) as you enter the festivities (parking is free).   Of course, we appreciate all donations, but to boost our efforts to cover expenses, we have three leadership donor levels and we are hoping that you will show your support by becoming a lead patron this year.

  • For a gift of $500 or more, we will prominently display your company banner you provide at the entrance to the park during the event, identify your patron status in the Crozet Gazette and event handbill and provide you with ten passes to the celebration in the park.
  • For a gift of $250 to $499, you will receive acknowledgment in the Crozet Gazette and event handbill and four passes to the celebration in the park.
  • And, for a gift of $100 to $249 you will receive two passes to the celebration in the park, published thanks in the Crozet Gazette and the event handbill.

June 29th will be here before you know it.  Won’t you join us by contributing whatever you can afford?  If being a lead patron is too much this year, please send whatever you can afford.   Your contribution is tax-deductible charitable donation. Last year, thanks to generous donations, we donated over $7,000 to multiple local charities- including the Crozet Volunteer Fire Department, Western Albemarle Rescue Squad, Crozet Trails Crew, and Claudius Crozet Park.  Thank you!

Please make your donation by Friday, June 25 in order to be listed on the event  handbill. 

  1. You can mail a check payable to: Crozet Board of Trade and send it to: CBT, P.O. Box 261, Crozet, VA 22932.  Please put  “CIDC donation” on the memo line.
  2. You can contribute right now, online, by clicking on this link:  Donate to CIDC through Network for Good
  3. Please put “CIDC donation” in the Designation box.
  4. Thank you for your generous support!

It takes a village – won’t you help out on Saturday, July 3 for an hour?

We need your help for just an hour or two on Saturday, July 3.  Below is the website to sign-up to help with the Crozet Independence Day Celebration (CIDC)  Saturday, July 3, between 5PM to 10PM (or Sunday morning to pick up the park).  There are a variety of tasks and time slots. Most of the time slots are only an hour – so there’s lots of ways to help and still enjoy the event.

To volunteer for an hour, please click here.

When you sign-up it will ask for your name, email and, optionally phone number.  No one else can see your email and phone.  We promise we won’t share it.  It’s helpful for us to have it if something happens and we need to let you know about a last minute change.

We urge church groups, civic and neighborhood associations to sign-up.  Crozet Trails Crew already has volunteered to staff one spot the whole evening!  Let’s see which group can have the most volunteers!

With your help, we can make this Crozet Independence Day celebration the best ever!

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Albemarle County Police officers will be directing traffic at the Crozet Avenue/ Tabor Street intersection.  Plans for exiting Crozet Park are in progress, return here for updates!

Thank you for your help in making our small-town tradition a success!

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Crozet Plaza Update – Monday, June 14, 2021

Crozet Plaza Update
Monday, June 14, 2021 at 7:00 PM
Click here to join this Zoom meeting

The Downtown Crozet Initiative group have been working behind the scenes with Albemarle County, VDOT, Milestone Partners (developer) and others to make progress on the future Crozet plaza. Please join them this Monday, June 14, via Zoom to view the most recent proposed plans for the plaza and hear a projected timeline for when the groundbreaking will commence! You also will have the opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback, as community input is invaluable to the success of downtown. We hope to see everyone there!  Click here to let them know you’re coming!

Click here to join this Zoom meeting
Or
If you do not have Zoom already, or download Zoom, it’s free!
Then the Zoom meeting ID: 969 8066 8321         Passcode: 082757
If calling in, dial: (929) 205-6099


A sneak peek of the proposed plaza design that will be shared!

Picture of proposed Crozet Plaza site plan revision

Proposed Crozet Plaza site plan revision

 

CCAC Meeting Agenda 9 June 2021

CROZET COMMUNITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE (CCAC)
Virtual Meeting 

Wednesday, June 9, 2021 from 7:00 to 8:30 PM

Click here for PDF (printable) version of the agenda

This meeting is being held pursuant to and in compliance with Ordinance No. 20-A(14): An Ordinance to Ensure the Continuity of Government During the Covid-19 Disaster.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS MEETING

ONLINE:
If you do not have Zoom already, download Zoom, it’s free!
Use this link https://albemarle-org.zoom.us/j/94571782297  to join the webinar.

BY PHONE/CALL-IN:  Dial (301) 715-8592. Type in the Webinar ID: 945 7178 2297 followed by the pound (#) sign.

If you have any questions, please email Carolyn Schaffer at cshaffer2@albemarle.org

Agenda

1. Call to Order and Agenda Review. (Allie Pesch – CCAC chair; 3 minutes)

2. Approve last meeting’s minutes – (Minutes of May 12, 2021 Meeting2 minutes)

3. Master Plan Discussion: Implementation Priorities  (45 minutes)
County Staff: Rachel Falkenstein, Tori Kanellopoulos
CCAC members discussion

4. Committee Business (Allie Pesch – CCAC chair; 10 minutes)

The County staff posted this month’s agenda and documents at: https://www.albemarle.org/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/1402/16
which includes their draft Implementation Project for Crozet

 

Next Regular Meeting: TBD


Documents from previous Crozet Master Plan meetings: November 12, 2020: Crozet Master Plan Land Use Engagement Summary (pdf)January Workshop Feedback Summary, February Events Feedback Summary
Draft  Guiding Principles & Goals (5/7/2020)


Note: CCAC meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month

The CCAC’s role and “charter” doc’s are found here:
CCAC Fact Sheet and committee information

CCAC Overview & Duties: https://www.albemarle.org/government/community-development/crozet-community-advisory-committee-v4

Donate to Crozet Independence Day Celebration

The Tenth Annual Crozet Independence Day
Parade, Celebration, and Fireworks
Saturday, July 3, 2021
Making a Contribution

These events involve a lot of donated time from a lot of individuals and donated materials and services from local companies, but it still cannot happen without financial contributions, too.  All we ask is a donation of $5 per person (and $2 donation for children 9 years and under for the child amusements) as you enter the festivities (parking is free).

Your donation helps to pay for the fireworks and event expenses.  The non-profit civic groups in Crozet are the ones that benefit from any money raised above the cost of the event.  Each year we’ve donated over $6,000 to local civic groups, including the Crozet Volunteer Fire Department, Western Albemarle Rescue Squad, Claudius Crozet Park, and the Crozet Trails Crew (among others), so please be generous.

  • You can contribute right now, online, by clicking on this link:  Donate to CIDC through Network for Good
  • Please put “CIDC donation” in the Designation box.

 

Of course, we appreciate all donations, but to boost our efforts to cover expenses, we have three leadership donor levels and we are hoping that you will show your support by becoming a lead patron this year.

  • For a gift of $500 or more, we will prominently display your company banner you provide at the entrance to the park during the event, identify your patron status in the Crozet Gazette and event handbill and provide you with ten passes to the celebration in the park as well as published thanks in the Crozet Gazette and the event handbill.
  • For a gift of $250 to $499, you will receive acknowledgment in the Crozet Gazette and event handbill and four passes to the celebration in the park.
  • And, for a gift of $100 to $249, you will receive two passes to the celebration in the park, published thanks in the Crozet Gazette and the event handbill.

June 29 will be here before you know it.  Won’t you join us by contributing whatever you can afford?  If being a lead patron is too much, please send whatever you can afford.   Your contribution is tax-deductible charitable donation. Thank you!

Please make your donation by Friday, June 25 in order to be listed on the event  handbill. 

  1. You can mail a check payable to: Crozet Board of Trace and send it to: CBT, P.O. Box 863, Crozet, VA 22932.  Please put  “CIDC donation” on the memo line.
  2. You can contribute right now, online, by clicking on this link:  Donate to CIDC through Network for Good
  3. Please put “CIDC donation” in the Designation box.
  4. Thank you for your generous support!

 

It takes a village – won’t you help out on Saturday, July 3 for an hour?

We need your help for just an hour or two on Saturday, July 3rd.   Below is the website to sign-up to help with the Crozet Independence Day Celebration (CIDC) between 5PM to 10PM (or help pick up the park on Sunday). There are a variety of tasks and time slots. Most of the time slots are only an hour – so there’s lots of ways to help and still enjoy the event.

To sign up, please click here!

When you sign-up it will ask for your name, email and, optionally phone number.  No one else can see your email and phone.  We promise we won’t share it.  It’s helpful for us to have it if something happens and we need to let you know about a last minute change.

We urge church groups, civic and neighborhood associations to sign-up.  Crozet Trails Crew already has volunteered to staff one spot the whole evening!  Let’s see which group can have the most volunteers!

With your help, we can make this Crozet Independence Day celebration the best ever!

 

CCAC Meeting Agenda 12May 2021

CROZET COMMUNITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE (CCAC)
Virtual Meeting 

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 from 7:00 to 8:30 PM

Click here for PDF (printable) version of the agenda

This meeting is being held pursuant to and in compliance with Ordinance No. 20-A(14): An Ordinance to Ensure the Continuity of Government During the Covid-19 Disaster.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS MEETING

ONLINE:
If you do not have Zoom already, download Zoom, it’s free!
Use this link https://albemarle-org.zoom.us/j/94571782297  to join the webinar.

BY PHONE/CALL-IN:  Dial (301) 715-8592. Type in the Webinar ID: 945 7178 2297 followed by the pound (#) sign.

If you have any questions, please email Carolyn Schaffer at cshaffer2@albemarle.org

Agenda

1. Call to Order and Agenda Review. (Allie Pesch – CCAC chair; 3 minutes)

2. Approve last meeting’s minutes – (Minutes of April 14, 2021 Meeting; 2 minutes)

3. Master Plan Discussion: Land Use & Project Next Steps (60 minutes)
County Staff: Rachel Falkenstein, Michaela Accardi, Tori Kanellopoulos
Topics:

  • Summary of implementation engagement approach
  • Discussion of Land Use Chapter revisions based on community/BOS feedback

4. Committee Business (Allie Pesch – CCAC chair; 10 minutes)

Next Regular Meeting: Wednesday, June 9, 2021 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM.


Please also take the time to watch last week’s (4/7/2021) Board of Supervisors (BOS) work session on the Crozet Master plan Draft Land Use chapter. The meeting video is available on Albemarle County’s BOS website. The staff presentation begins around the 1:26:00 mark, and the board members’ questions and comments start around 1:51:00 and continue through 2:41:00.

Documents from previous Crozet Master Plan meetings: November 12, 2020: Crozet Master Plan Land Use Engagement Summary (pdf)January Workshop Feedback Summary, February Events Feedback Summary
Draft  Guiding Principles & Goals (5/7/2020)


Note: CCAC meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month

The CCAC’s role and “charter” doc’s are found here:
CCAC Fact Sheet and committee information

CCAC Overview & Duties: https://www.albemarle.org/government/community-development/crozet-community-advisory-committee-v4

CCAC Meeting Agenda 14 April 2021

CROZET COMMUNITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE (CCAC)
Virtual Meeting 

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 from 7:00 to 8:30 PM

Click here for PDF (printable) version of the agenda

This meeting is being held pursuant to and in compliance with Ordinance No. 20-A(14): An Ordinance to Ensure the Continuity of Government During the Covid-19 Disaster.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS MEETING

ONLINE:
If you do not have Zoom already, download Zoom, it’s free!
Use this link https://albemarle-org.zoom.us/j/94571782297  to join the webinar.

BY PHONE/CALL-IN:  Dial (301) 715-8592. Type in the Webinar ID: 945 7178 2297 followed by the pound (#) sign.

If you have any questions, please email Carolyn Schaffer at cshaffer2@albemarle.org

Agenda

1. Call to Order and Agenda Review. (Allie Pesch – CCAC chair; 3 minutes)

2. Welcome New Members (Allie Pesch – CCAC chair; 10 minutes)

3. Approve last meeting’s minutes – (Minutes of March 10, 2021 Meeting2 minutes)

4. Master Plan Discussion: Transportation & Conservation Draft Chapters (60 minutes)
County Staff: Rachel Falkenstein, Michaela Accardi, Kevin McDermott, Tim Padolino
Topics:  (Draft Transportation and Conservation chapters are on the Imagine Crozet website, where you can also leave feedback and input.)

  • Summary of conservation and transportation updates and changes
  • Draft chapters overview

5. Committee Business (Allie Pesch – CCAC chair; 10 minutes)

Next Regular Meeting: Wednesday, May 12, 2021 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM.


Please also take the time to watch last week’s (4/7/2021) Board of Supervisors (BOS) work session on the Crozet Master plan Draft Land Use chapter. The meeting video is available on Albemarle County’s BOS website. The staff presentation begins around the 1:26:00 mark, and the board members’ questions and comments start around 1:51:00 and continue through 2:41:00.

Documents from previous Crozet Master Plan meetings: November 12, 2020: Crozet Master Plan Land Use Engagement Summary (pdf)January Workshop Feedback Summary, February Events Feedback Summary
Draft  Guiding Principles & Goals (5/7/2020)


Note: CCAC meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month

The CCAC’s role and “charter” doc’s are found here:
CCAC Fact Sheet and committee information

CCAC Overview & Duties: https://www.albemarle.org/government/community-development/crozet-community-advisory-committee-v4

Crozet Arts and Crafts Festival – May 8 & 9, 2021


Crozet Arts and Crafts Festival
May 8 and 9, 2021
Crozet Park

Image of Virginia for the Crozet Arts and Crafts Festival May 2021

Yes, Virginia, there will be a Crozet Arts and Crafts Festival this Mother’s Day Weekend!

This Mother’s Day weekend the Crozet Spring Arts and Crafts Festival will be held at Claudius Crozet Park!  With over 120 Artists and Exhibitors participating, we are excited to showcase the diverse and unique handmade and handcrafted works of art you have come to expect at our biannual, award-winning events.This spring the layout will be different to allow for social distancing and additional safety precautions. Please visit the Crozet Arts and Crafts Festival website for more details.

Festival Hours: Saturday 10am-5:30pm and Sunday 10am-5pm
Admission:  
Adults $7/day;  Seniors $6/day;  Children 12 and under Free!
Click here to buy your tickets!
Get FREE admission when you Volunteer!

Map of artisans at the May 2021 Crozet Arts and Crafts Festival

RSWA Household Hazardous Waste Days

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW),
Electronic Waste, and Bulky Waste Days


Residential Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Days

Household Hazardous Waste Collection at the Ivy Materials Utilization Center will be held 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM on:

  • Spring 2021
    • Friday, April 30 – HHW 9am-2pm
    • Saturday, May 1 – HHW 9am-2pm
  • Fall 2021
    • Friday, September 14 – HHW 9am-2pm
    • Saturday, September 15 – HHW 9am-2pm

HHW collections are free only to residents of Albemarle County, Charlottesville, and Scottsville, and available to Nelson County residents who obtain a voucher from Nelson County government.

The materials accepted on this day include:

We do not accept at any time:

  • Radioactive waste
  • Medical waste
  • Explosives
  • Ammunition

Note: Due to traffic and staffing during our Fall and Spring Household Hazardous Waste Days, patrons with paint only will be routed through the Household Hazardous Waste lanes.

RSWA operates a limited household hazardous waste collection site at the Ivy Materials Utilization Center (MUC) location. Residents of the City of Charlottesville and Albemarle County can bring the following items to the RSWA Ivy site, Tuesday through Friday between the hours of 7:30 am and 4:00 pm, and Saturday between 8:30 am and 4:00 pm.

  • Antifreeze
  • Motor Oil
  • Note: Please bring containers that you are able to handle and pour into our collection tote. Do not leave containers.

Electronic Waste Collection Day at Ivy MUC

Saturday, April 24, 2021 – 9 am to 3 pm

Saturday, September 18, 2021 – 9 am to 3 pm

For full details and registration, please visit: https://www.rivanna.org/ewaste/

Directions to the Ivy MUC can be found here.


 

Bulky Waste Amnesty Days

The next special collection will be held at the Ivy Material Utilization Center on the following Saturday dates from 8:30-4pm:
Amnesty Item Collection Date
Tires May 8, 2021
Furniture/Mattresses May 15, 2021
Appliances May 22, 2021

 

Amnesty Item Collection Date
Furniture/Mattresses October 2, 2021
Appliances October 9, 2021
Tires October 16, 2021

Amnesty Days are free and available only to residents of Albemarle County, Charlottesville and Scottsville.

Appliances include: refrigerators, freezers, washers, dryers, stoves, furnaces, water heaters, air conditioners, dehumidifiers, heat pumps, microwaves.

No oversized tires will be accepted.

Normal tipping fees will be charged to residents for all non-amnesty items brought on these days. Also, please note the Ivy facility will accept all above items during normal operation. Contact RSWA (295-3306) regarding tipping fees for the above items.

Directions to the Ivy MUC can be found here.


Commercial Hazardous Waste Collection

The next special commercial hazardous waste collection day at the Ivy Materials Utilization Center will be held on:

  • Thursday, April 29, 2021*
  • Thursday, September 23, 2021*

Qualifying businesses* must pre-register with MXI Environmental by April 22 for the spring 2021 to obtain an appointment. To register,  Peggy Snead at (276) 628-6636, extension 203 or peggys@mxiinc.com.

There is a fee associated with disposal.

*This event is only open to qualifying Albemarle County and City of Charlottesville Businesses and commercial establishments. Qualifications are defined by federal law to include businesses that (1) generate no more than 100 kilograms (220 pounds) hazardous waste in a month, (2) generate no more than 1 kilogram (2.2 pounds) acutely hazardous waste in a month, and (3) store not more than 1,000 kilograms (2,200 pounds) hazardous waste.


CCAC Meeting Agenda 10 March 2021

CROZET COMMUNITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE (CCAC)
Virtual Meeting 

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 from 7:00 to 8:30 PM

Click here for PDF (printable) version of the agenda

This meeting is being held pursuant to and in compliance with Ordinance No. 20-A(14): An Ordinance to Ensure the Continuity of Government During the Covid-19 Disaster.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS MEETING

ONLINE:
If you do not have Zoom already, download Zoom, it’s free!
Use this link https://albemarle-org.zoom.us/j/94571782297  to join the webinar.

BY PHONE/CALL-IN:  Dial (301) 715-8592. Type in the Webinar ID: 945 7178 2297 followed by the pound (#) sign.

If you have any questions, please email Carolyn Schaffer at cshaffer2@albemarle.org

Agenda

1. Call to Order and Agenda Review. (Allie Pesch – CCAC chair; 3 minutes)

2. Approve last meeting’s minutes – (Minutes of February 10, 2021 Meeting2 minutes)

3. Officer Elections (10 minutes; CCAC Members)

4. Master Plan Discussion: Land Use (60 minutes)
County Staff: Rachel Falkenstein, Tori Kanellopoulos, Michaela Accardi
Topics:  (Click here for County staff supplied meeting materials.)

  • Summary of Land Use updates and changes
  • Draft Land Use chapter overview

5. Committee Business (Allie Pesch – CCAC chair; 10 minutes)

Next Regular Meeting: Wednesday, April 14, 2021 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM.


Documents from previous Crozet Master Plan meetings: November 12, 2020: Crozet Master Plan Land Use Engagement Summary (pdf)January Workshop Feedback Summary, February Events Feedback Summary
Draft  Guiding Principles & Goals (5/7/2020)


Note: CCAC meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month

The CCAC’s role and “charter” doc’s are found here:
CCAC Fact Sheet and committee information

CCAC Overview & Duties: https://www.albemarle.org/government/community-development/crozet-community-advisory-committee-v4

Review Crozet Master Plan Draft Conservation Recommendations

Review Crozet Master Plan
Draft Conservation Recommendations

Since September 2019, Albemarle County has been exploring, alongside the Crozet community, how to best reflect the community’s vision for future development in the latest update to the Crozet Master Plan. This month, we’ve focused on sharing the draft conservation recommendations that have been developed based on feedback gathered over the past 16 months.
The draft guiding principle for the Conservation chapter is to “Enhance Crozet’s natural beauty, existing natural resources, and the surrounding rural areas with an integrated network of parks and gathering spaces, trails, and greenways that support outdoor recreation and natural resources conservation.”
We invite you to share your feedback with our project team. Community feedback will be shared with the Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors as part of the review process. The Board of Supervisors will provide final direction and approval on the Crozet Master Plan.
Click the buttons below to read the draft or share feedback. The questionnaire will be open from February 22nd – March 10th, 2021. You may also submit your comments directly to Rachel Falkenstein, Planning Manager rfalkenstein@albemarle.org.

View the Conservation Presentation made at the February 10, 2021 CCAC meeting
Review the materials presented by County staff at the February 10, 2021 CCAC Meeting

Share your Feedback on the Draft Conservation Recommendations


Join in for the Next Topic: Land Use Recommendations

What Is a Master Plan? 
A Master Plan is a collaboratively developed document that describes a community’s vision for future development, using text, maps, and diagrams. In Albemarle County, Master Plans are used to guide future public and private development and to coordinate and prepare more detailed plans.
Master Plan Update Process 
The public participation process for the Crozet Master Plan includes four phases:
  • Phase 1 focuses on updating the community’s vision and guiding principles that lay the foundation for the Master Plan document.
  • Phase 2 involves Focus Area Input and Design Strategies. During this phase, staff works with the community to identify specific recommendations and associated updates to maps on the topics of Character/Land Use, Connectivity/ Transportation, Conservation/ Parks & Green Systems, and Implementation.
  • Phase 3 (current phase) consists of a period of plan drafting, refinement, and endorsements.
  • Phase 4 will take the Final Master Plan Draft through public comment, public hearings, and approval processes.
Community Engagement
View the Community Engagement home for this project, available at www.publicinput.com/imaginecrozet to view previous feedback opportunities and catch up on the project’s progress to date.