Crozet Independence Day Celebration 2018


The Eighth Annual Crozet Independence Day Parade, Celebration, and Fireworks,  Saturday, June 30, 2018

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 Mike Marshall.

If you would like to be a part of the 2018 Crozet Fireman’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.   Awards will be presented around 7:30 P.M.

The celebration begins at Claudius Crozet Park after the parade, where there will be live music by local band Crozet Jam Band.   There will also be  bounce houses and laser tag for children, for just $5/child.  Bring a lawn chair if you want to be comfortable as you listen to the local band, Crozet Jam Band.    Traditional American Fourth of July fare will be available, including barbecue from Moe’s BBQ, hot dogs,  popcorn, funnel cake, savory and sweet waffles, pies, and sno-cones, as well as vegetarian and vegan choices, tacos, and other favorites!  Starr Hill, and  Pro Re Nada 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 and we’ll provide designated smoking areas and 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 $4 per person (children 12 and under free) as you enter to park to help 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, so please be generous. In past years, we’ve donated thousands of dollars to CVFD, Crozet Park, and other civic groups.

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

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. 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.

July 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, please send whatever you can afford.   Your contribution is tax-deductible charitable donation. Thank you!

  1. You can mail a check payable to: Crozet Board of Trade and send it to: DCA, 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, June 30 for an hour?

We need your help for just an hour or two on Saturday, June 30.  Below is the website to sign-up to help with the Crozet Independence Day Celebration (CIDC)  Saturday, June 30, between 5PM to 10PM. 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!


On Saturday, June 30, from about 10 to 10:30 pm (after the fireworks show) BOTH LANES  of Park Road, High Street, and Tabor Street will be one‑way from Claudius Crozet Park to Crozet Avenue. Albemarle County Police officers will be directing traffic at the Crozet Avenue/Tabor Street intersection.

Map of special one-way traffic from Crozet Park to Crozet Avenue, July 2, 2016

Crozet Elementary Fifth Graders Water Conservation PSA

Crozet Elementary Fifth Graders are making an IMPACT ! 

This spring the Crozet Elementary fifth graders are connecting with our community through service and our environment.  Their grade-wide IMPACT project (I’m Making a Planned Act of Compassion Today) was studying and protecting the creeks that feed into the Beaver Creek Reservoir.  They received a grant from the Roots and Shoots organization founded by Dr. Jane Goodall to fund our research and  solutions.

At the June 20, 2018 Crozet Community Advisory Committee (CCAC) meeting the primary agenda item was a presentation by the Rivanna Water & Sewer Authority (RWSA) on the Crozet Drinking Water Infrastructure Plan.  (Search #CCAC0618 on Twitter to follow the meeting highlights).   Allie Pesch, chair of the CCAC, graciously agreed,  at the last minute, to add the fifth graders’ presentation to the end of the meeting following the RWSA.   Several former fifth graders and their teachers came and stayed for the whole meeting to show the Public Service Announcement (PSA) they created.   To view the video, click on this link:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1I9rtCSDf6_zAG697Jzh6euOKBNvILSjq/view?usp=sharing

or

https://www.dropbox.com/s/hw5yv7s25es2cnn/Crozet%20Water%20PSA.mp4?dl=0

They spent this spring studying water issues and have created two other videos about what they learned.  You can view these on YouTube.

 

Very impressive work by these young people and a great deal of thanks and appreciate to their teachers, Betsy Agee, Gwedette Crummie,  Brandy Garbaccio, and Justin Stauffer who have made it possible.   The Crozet community is very lucky to have such dedicated and gifted teachers and smart, capable young people!

 

CCAC Meeting Agenda 20 June 2018

CROZET COMMUNITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE (CCAC) Meeting at the Crozet Library
Wednesday, June 20from 7:00 to 9:00 PM

Click here for PDF (printable) version of the agenda.

Agenda

1.  Agenda Review. (Allie Pesch – CCAC chair)

2.  Approval of Minutes (Draft minutes of  meeting)

3.  Updated Crozet Master Plan Update Resolution Vote (All –  min)

4.  Little Explorers Discovery School/Crozet Baptist SUP (Christi Gillette – 15 min)

5.  Crozet Drinking Water Infrastructure Plan Update (Bill Mawyer, RWSA Executive Director and Jennier Whitaker, RWSA Director of Engineering and Maintenance – 50 min)

6. Items Not Listed on the Agenda

7.  Announcements
a. Crozet Independence Day Parade, Celebration and Fireworks: June 30, 2018
b. Next CCAC Meeting: Wednesday, August 15, 2018


The CCAC’s role and “charter” doc’s are found here:
General CCAC infohttp://www.albemarle.org/department.asp?department=cdd&relpage=4422
CCAC Overview & Duties:  http://www.albemarle.org/upload/images/webapps/boards/bc/showrecs.asp?ID=12

Donate to Crozet Independence Day Celebration 2018

The Eighth Annual Crozet Independence Day
Parade, Celebration, and Fireworks
Saturday, June 30, 2018
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.

  • 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.
  • 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 30 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, please send whatever you can afford.   Your contribution is tax-deductible charitable donation. Thank you!

  1. You can mail a check payable to: Downtown Crozet Association and send it to: DCA, 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, June 30 for an hour?

We need your help for just an hour or two on Sunday, June 30 .   Below is the website to sign-up to help with the Crozet Independence Day Celebration (CIDC) between 5PM to 10PM. 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! (Coming soon)

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 16 May 2018

CROZET COMMUNITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE (CCAC) Meeting at the Crozet Library
Wednesday, May 16 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM1

Click here for PDF (printable) version of the agenda.

Agenda

1.  Agenda Review. (Allie Pesch – CCAC chair)

2.  Approval of Minutes (Draft minutes previous meetings: April and March)

3.  Western Park Master Plan Update (Bob Crickenberger, Albemarle County Parks and Recreation, and David Anhold, Anhold Associates – 50 min)

4.  Mini-Review of the 2017 Crozet Community Survey Method and Results (Shawn Bird – 20 min)

5.  Discussion on Crozet Master Plan Update Statement to PC & BoS (All – 20 min)
Click here for UPDATED Draft Resolution about the Crozet Master Plan

6.  Items Not Listed on the Agenda

7.  Announcements

8.  Potential Future Agenda Items

  1. June – Crozet Drinking Water Infrastructure Plan Update (Mr. Mawyer ACSA/RWSA)
  2. Summer – Albemarle County Stormwater Utility Plans (Greg Harper, Albemarle County Environmental Services Chief)

The CCAC’s role and “charter” doc’s are found here:
General CCAC infohttp://www.albemarle.org/department.asp?department=cdd&relpage=4422
CCAC Overview & Duties:  http://www.albemarle.org/upload/images/webapps/boards/bc/showrecs.asp?ID=12

CCA Meeting Agenda May 10, 2018

Crozet Community Meeting Agenda
May 10, 2018
7:30 PM at the Field School

(Click here for PDF version of the agenda)

Welcome
Agenda Review / Changes and additions from the floor.
Approval of the CCA’s last meeting’s minutes (March 8, 2018) (Click here for PDF version of the minutes)
Albemarle County Police Department (ACPD) may visit and give an update. (Evening Patrol Division)
A Moment in Crozet History (Phil James)

Presentation: Electric Cars and electric car chargers in Crozet (Jenna Reilly,  student at Western Albemarle High school in the Environmental Studies Academy.)

Presentation: Update on the Downtown Crozet Initiative (DCI) and plans for Crozet Plaza and Phase 1 of the Barnes Lumber property (Meg Holden, Chair of the DCI)

Update and News from Ann Mallek, our county supervisor

Old Business:
Updates from Claudius Crozet Park

Update #3 on Acme Visible Records property remediation. (Click here for May 3, 2018 letter about environmental remediation progress.)

 New Business:

  • Good neighbor award nominations.
  • Volunteers to help with Crozet Independence Day Celebration to be held Saturday, June 30, 
2017

 Announcements –  

Others? 

The next CCA meeting is September 13, 2018 at 7:30 PM at the Field School

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CCAC Meeting Agenda 18 April 2018

CROZET COMMUNITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE (CCAC) Meeting at the Crozet Library
Wednesday, April 18 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM1

Click here for PDF (printable) version of the agenda.

Agenda

1.  Agenda Review. (Allie Pesch – CCAC chair)

2.  Approval of Minutes (Draft minutes of March 28, 2017 meeting)

3.  Welcome New Members

4.  Bucks Elbow Mountain Radio Tower replacement (Gabe Elias, Cville-UVA-Albemarle ECC – 30min)

5.  WAHS Wireless Tower Special Use Permit (SUP) update (5 min)

6. Discussion on Crozet Master Plan Update Statement to PC & BoS (All – 60 min)
Click here for Draft Resolution on Crozet Master Plan

7.  Items Not Listed on the Agenda

8.  Announcements

9.  Potential Future Agenda Items

  1. May – Western Park Master Plan Update (Bob Crickenberger, Albemarle County)
  2. June – Crozet Drinking Water Infrastructure Plan Update (Mr. Mawyer ACSA/RWSA)
  3. Summer – Albemarle County Stormwater Utility Plans (Greg Harper, Albemarle County Environmental Services Chief)

The CCAC’s role and “charter” doc’s are found here:
General CCAC infohttp://www.albemarle.org/department.asp?department=cdd&relpage=4422
CCAC Overview & Duties:  http://www.albemarle.org/upload/images/webapps/boards/bc/showrecs.asp?ID=12

Household Hazardous Waste and Bulky Waste Amnesty Days, Spring 2018

2018 Special Collection Days are Coming!

The Rivanna Solid Waste Authority (RWSA) announced their Household Hazardous Waste and Bulky Waste Amnesty Days.

SPRING Household Hazardous Waste:
Friday, April 27, 2018            HHW                         9am-2pm
Saturday, April 28, 2018        HHW                         9am-2pm

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

SPRING Bulky Waste Amnesty Days:
Saturday, May 5, 2018       Furniture/Mattresses    8:30am-4pm
Saturday, May 12, 2018     Appliances* . . . . . . . . . . 8:30am-4pm
Saturday, May 19, 2018     Tires   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  8:30am-4pm

*refrigerators, freezers, washers, dryers, stoves, furnaces, and water heaters

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

Normal tipping fees will be charged to residents for all non-amnesty items brought on these days.

Note: The RWSA normal daily paint collection will NOT be accepted on HHW Days due to logistical limitations. But please remember that you don’t have to wait for HHW collection now to dispose of your 1 gallon and 5 gallon latex and oil-based paints in their original containers. This is now a daily service at Ivy MUC.

Check their website for more information and details regarding acceptable items.

This webpage courtesy of RWSA Communications Manager, Katie McIlwee

Update on soil remediation at former Acme Visible Records property

Former Acme Visible Records Site
Currently Owned by Wilson Jones Company
5327 Three Notch’d Road Crozet, Virginia 22932
April 2, 2018
Update: 02

 

Dear Neighbor,

As a follow-up to our October update letter, enclosed is the revised schedule for the current Interim Measures (IM) soil remediation and ongoing RCRA tasks at the Former Acme Visible Records site  (Click here for PDF).   We anticipate completing the soil remediation measures around June or July 2018, depending on weather and field conditions. We will keep you apprised of upcoming tasks and any schedule changes.

For your convenience, below is a summary of the anticipated upcoming remediation activities taking place during the month of April, 2018:

Week of April 01, 2018
– Equipment Mobilization and Additional Concrete Cutting, and initiate Soil Excavation, Hauling, and Disposal on the North Side of the WJC Site. *Please note, to expedite the soil excavation, the excavation contractor plans to work Monday-Saturday (~10 hour days) with only Sunday off.
– Additional IM (soil) Offsite Backfill Soil Sampling is performed. – Surface Water Pollution Prevention Plan Inspections & Maintenance is ongoing.
Week of April 08, 2018
– Soil Excavation, Hauling, and Disposal on the North Side of the WJC Site continues.
– Confirmation Soil Sampling on the North Side of the WJC Site is initiated.
– Surface Water Pollution Prevention Plan Inspections & Maintenance is ongoing.
Week of April 15, 2018
– Soil Excavation, Hauling, Disposal, on the North Side of the WJC Site continues.
– Confirmation Soil Sampling on the North Side of the WJC Site continues.
– Backfilling soil on the North Side of the WJC Site is initiated.
– Surface Water Pollution Prevention Plan Inspections & Maintenance is ongoing.

Week of April 22, 2018
– Confirmation Soil Sampling on the North Side of the WJC Site is completed.
– Backfilling Soil on the North Side of the WJC Site is completed.
– Surface Water Pollution Prevention Plan Inspections & Maintenance is ongoing.

Week of April 29, 2018
– Equipment Mobilization, Minor Demolition, Concrete Cutting and Soil Excavation, Hauling, and Disposal on the South Side of the WJC Site.
– Surface Water Pollution Prevention Plan Inspections & Maintenance is ongoing.

We hope you find this update helpful. We will continue to provide necessary updates to the schedule as the remediation work progresses. Please feel free to contact me at (804) 788-4485 or sarahhuddle@thinkalbright.com if I may be of further assistance. Wilson Jones Company is committed to working with the VDEQ and the community to complete the project and bring the property back to productive use.

Best regards,
Sarah Huddle,
APR Public Information Coordinator,
Former Acme Visible Records site—Crozet, VA

Attachment: Interim Measures (IM) (soil) Project Schedule – Update 02 – Click here for PDF
cc: Ryan Kelly, Corrective Action Project Manager, VDEQ-Office of Remediation Programs

[Received from Ms. Huddle, as PDF document link, and converted to text.]

CCAC Meeting Agenda 28 March 2018

CROZET COMMUNITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE (CCAC) Meeting at the Crozet Library
Wednesday, March 28 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM
Re-scheduled from 3/21

Click here for PDF (printable) version of the agenda.

Agenda

1.  Agenda Review. (Dave Stoner– CCAC chair)

2.  Approval of Minutes (Draft minutes of February 21, 2017 meeting)

3. Officer Nominations/Elections (15 Min)

4. WAHS Wireless Tower SUP follow-up discussion (All 15min)

5. Discussion on Crozet Master Plan Update – review of (All 90 min)
Relevant background items:
a.  2010 Crozet Master Plan on Albemarle County website
  b. Summary of 2010 Crozet Master Plan
  c. 2010 Crozet Master Plan Key Features 
  d. Crozet Community survey Presentation to the CCAC 2018Jan17
e. Crozet Community survey as it relates to the 2010 Crozet Master Plan Presentation to the CCAC 2018Feb21
  f. Summary of key issues related to the Crozet Master Plan that the CCAC faced in 2016 and 2017

6. Items Not Listed on the Agenda

7. Announcements

8. Potential Future Agenda Items

  1.  April – Western Park Master Plan Update (Bob Crickenberger, Albemarle County)
  2.  April – Bucks Elbow Mtn Radio Tower replacement (Gabe Elias, Cville-UVA- Albemarle ECC)
  3. June – Crozet Drinking Water Infrastructure Plan Update(Mr. Mawyer ACSA/RWSA)
  4. Summer – Albemarle County Stormwater Utility Plans Greg Harper, Env. Services Chief

The CCAC’s role and “charter” doc’s are found here:
General CCAC infohttp://www.albemarle.org/department.asp?department=cdd&relpage=4422
CCAC Overview & Duties:  http://www.albemarle.org/upload/images/webapps/boards/bc/showrecs.asp?ID=12