CCAC Meeting Agenda January 21, 2015

CROZET COMMUNITY ADVISORY COUNCIL (CCAC) Meeting

The Crozet Library Community Room Crozet (2020 Library Avenue)
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. 
 

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

Agenda

1. Agenda Review. (Meg Holden – CCAC chair)

2. Approval of Minutes (Click here for draft November 19, 2014 meeting minutes.Click here for draft December 17, 2014 meeting minutes not yet provided.

3. Project Updates/Information:

4. Prepare to nominate/elect officers, discuss idea of a nominating committee.  Try to elect in February.

5. Discuss new term application renewal process and how it relates to election – Emily Kilroy, Albemarle County staff.

6. Decide on ombudsman for a speciality area or begin the dialogue.  Come up with a list of areas.

7. Discuss possibility of having another meeting and bringing together a larger community group to work on downtown development, perhaps "charette style".

8. If time permits continue to brainstorm on development issues and
ideas and hear more from Kim Connolly and Dave Stoner on economic development for Crozet.

9. Other items not on the agenda.

10. Announcements.

11.. Future Agenda Items.

VDOT Traffic Alert for I-64 over Afton Mountain January 12-16, 2015

OVERNIGHT LANE CLOSURES JANUARY 12-16 ON INTERSTATE 64 OVER AFTON MOUNTAIN

STAUNTON – A series of mobile single-lane closures are scheduled for the week of January 12-16, 2015 on Interstate 64 eastbound and westbound. These overnight closures are for fog-light replacement between mile marker 98 in Augusta County and mile marker 104 in Albemarle County.
 
The mobile closures are scheduled for 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. each night in the following locations:

  • Monday, January 12: Westbound left lane from mile marker 104 to 98.
  • Tuesday, January 13: Eastbound left lane from mile marker 98 to 104.
  • Wednesday, January 14: Westbound right lane from mile marker 104 to 98.
  • Thursday, January 15: Eastbound right lane from mile marker 98 to 104.
  • Friday, January 16: Remaining locations if needed.

All work is weather permitting.
 
Traffic alerts and traveler information can be obtained by dialing 511. Traffic alerts and traveler information also are available at 511Virginia.org. For other assistance call the VDOT Customer Service Center, available 24 hours-a-day, seven days a week. Citizens can dial 1-800-FOR- ROAD (1-800-367-7623) from anywhere in the state to report road hazards, ask transportation questions, or get information related to Virginia’s roads.
 
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CCA Meeting Agenda, January 8, 2015

Crozet Community Meeting
Tentative Agenda
January 8, 2015
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 (Dectember 11, 2014) (Click here for draft of December 11 minutes)
Treasurer's Report by Emery Taylor  ($10 family contribution for 2015 now payable)

Drop-in visit from Albemarle County Police officers (Evening Patrol Division) As part of the Albemarle County Police department community policing.

A Moment in Crozet History (Phil James)

Presentation:  Security Cameras in Crozet?  (Officer Andy Gluba, ACPD; and Tom Loach, Chair, Crozet Safety Corps)

Updates and News from Ann Mallek, our county supervisor.

Old Business:

  • Phil Best made a motion and Lisa Goehler seconded the motion that Article II as presented (below) be approved for adoption at the January meeting.  This motion was unanimously approved in December.   Do we have a motion to adopt?
    • Article II: [Bolded italics indicates revision, otherwise it as currently worded. Current wording of Article II is on the last page of this agenda]
      Officers will be elected for a one-year term, commencing on the first meeting of the calendar year immediately following their election. Positions will consist of President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. Candidates must be present at the election or have spoken with a current officer about their willingness to serve if elected. Majority approval by attendees at the first meeting of the calendar year will constitute election.  Duties of the officers shall be as implied by their titles. All officers shall be responsible for keeping accurate records.  
       
  • Update on Safe Routes to School (SRTS) project (aka Crozet Avenue north sidewalk project.  (from Trevor Henry, Albemarle County Director of Facilities Development)
  • Pavement Marking/Flashing Beacon Request Route 250/Clover Lawn VDOT Project  (from Trevor Henry, Albemarle County Director of Facilities Development
  • Update/Concerns on Barnes Lumber re-development proposal by Frank Stoner/Milestone Partners? http://www.barnes-lumber.com

New Business:

  • Election of CCA officers:  Nominations are open for President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer.   Current officers are: President: Tim Tolson, Vice-President: Lisa Goehler, Secretary: Jo Ann Perkins, and Treasurer: Emery Taylor.  Candidates must be present at this meeting or have spoken with a current officer about their willingness to serve if elected
  • Planning for Fifth Annual Crozet Swing Dance in March.
  • Request for proposals to use the old Crozet Library (old train depot).  What does Crozet need?
  • Other items? 

Comments and Questions?

Announcements –

  • Crozet Community Advisory Council meeting is next Wednesday,January 21 at 7:00 PM at  the Crozet Library. NOTE the new day of the week (Third Wednesday) and location (Crozet Library). Everyone is encouraged to attend.
  • In April 2014 the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors formed the Long Range Solid Waste Solutions Advisory Committee to study solid waste management as a public policy issue and to identify best practices for the management of solid waste in the County now and in the future. The committee will recommend a process for developing solid waste policy for the County based on consensus, cooperation, and economic analysis.  To that end, the Advisory Committee developed a public opinion survey to identify the issues that need to be considered and studied. Your input will help guide the direction of future study to improve community services.
  • Join the Crozet Trails Crew (CTC) this Saturday, January 10 starting at 9:30 AM, in the cul-de-sac at the bottom of Fairwinds Lane in Western Ridge (please carpool from outside the neighborhood if possible as parking is very limited).  CTC will be looking at the County-owned portion of the trail adjacent to Lickinghole Basin.  The only tools needed will be pruners, loppers, and small handsaws. CTC will bring some tools also.  (http://crozettrailscrew.org)
  • Join the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library (JMRL)and the Charlottesville Office of Human Rights in a community discussion of the Civil Rights Movement and its ongoing effects on society. Each evening features segments of award-winning documentaries focused on one aspect of the Civil Rights Movement, and ends with audience discussions led by prominent community members and scholars. Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle is made possible through a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, as part of its Bridging Cultures initiative, in partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. This is a FREE event, and refreshments will be provided. For more information, visit jmrl.org/createdequal. The dates and films to be shown are listed below. All events listed below will be held in the McIntire Room at the J-MRL Central LIbrary, 201 East Market Street, Charlottesville, VA.
    • January 15, 6PM – The Abolitionists. Discussion Leaders: L.D. Perry (NAACP) and Prof. Maurice Wallace (UVa)
    • January 29, 6PM – Slavery By Another Name Discussion Leaders: L.D. Perry (NAACP) and Prof. Lisa Woolfork (UVa)
    • February 12, 6PM – Freedom Riders Discussion Leaders: L.D. Perry (NAACP) and Prof. Grace Hale (UVa)
    • February 26, 6PM – The Loving Story Discussion Leaders: L.D. Perry (NAACP), Charlene Green (Office of Human Rights) and partner Bekah Saxon (Virginia Education Association)
  • Others?

Future Agenda Items?

The next CCA meeting is March 12, 2015 at 7:30 PM at the Field School Auditorium

CCA meetings are at 7:30 PM on the second Thursday of the odd numbered months (except July).
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Barnes Lumber property re-development information

Update: January 2015: Click here for document from Dave Stoner regarding economic development in Crozet and Click here for email that accompanied document from Dave Stoner.

Update: December 2014:   Click here for Milestone Partner's response to the CCAC's July 16 resolution concerning Barnes Lumber

Update: August 5, 2014: The Albemarle County Planning Commission granted developer Frank Stone's application to rezone the Barnes Lumber property in downtown Crozet and "indefinite deferral".  This is the second time this property's re-zoning has been granted an indefinite deferral.  Further information about this deferral at the Crozet Gazette and Cville Tomorrow websites.

CCAC Resolution on July 16, 2014 listing Issues and Position on Barnes Lumber property Re-development -  Click here for PDF

In fall 2013, Frank Stoner, of Milestone Partners, submitted a re-development proposal to Albemarle County for review.  Milestone has a website devoted to this project, available at http://www.barnes-lumber.com

The Crozet Community Advisory Council heard Mr. Stoner's proposal at their December 2013 meeting.  The Crozet Gazette covered it and published its story about that meeting (Click here to read it.)  The minutes of the December 2013 CCAC meeting are also available here.

The County staff reviewed  his proposals and on February 26, 2014 issued a 15 page comment, the PDF of this is available here. An important question to consider is how well this plan adheres to the Crozet Master Plan.

In mid-May 2014, Mr. Stoner,  emailed the following update to Ann Mallek, our White Hall district supervisor to share with the Crozet Community Advisory Council (CCAC) as he prepares to go before the Planning Commission on Tuesady, June 17, 2014 at 6:00 PM.   As of this posting, the Planning Commission agenda for June 17, 2014 has not been posted, however you can get it when it is by clicking here.

Video of the proposal overlayed on current site: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oq4oQGp3D1M

For the sake of comparisonhere are two drawings from the last proposal for re-developing the Barnes Lumber property  that was submitted by the Piedmont Development Group back in August 2010 and February 2011. The current proposal is actually a continuation of that request for re-zoning (ZMA2010-0018)

Here's what the Piedmont Development Group's proposal for Barnes Property looked like in February 2011.

Piedmont Development Group February 2011 proposoal for Barnes Lumber Property in Crozet

Below (click on Continue reading) is Frank Stoner's May 16, 2014 email, followed by links to the documents he references in the email below.

 

From: Frank Stoner <fstoner@milestonepartners.co>
Date: May 16, 2014 at 11:20:04 AM EDT
To: Ann.mallek <ann.mallek@gmail.com>
Subject: CCAC – County Submittals

Anne,[sic]
Attached are the latest responses we submitted to the County.  I’ve also included the authorization letter from CSX regarding their property.  I had a meeting with staff shortly before our resubmittal, suggesting that we try to get as many issues off the table as possible, face to face, instead of through extended submittal/response cycles that eat up a bunch of time and often don’t lead to real solutions.  As you know, time is of the essence for us as the September 30 drop dead date looms with the Bank.

I think we made real progress on the following items:
Stormwater – Glenn asked for and we delivered a narrative and a chart showing the types of storm water measures that we plan to use within the development blocks.  
Transportation – Troy suggested, and we have included, a mini-roundabout at the end of the square.  He was pushing for removal of the intersection until I suggested that removing it would only drive more traffic to the square and that’s what he says he doesn’t want.  The traffic study we submitted seems to indicate that signals may eventually be needed at Jarmans Gap, Library Avenue and the Square.  Vdot may only permit 2 of these intersections to be signalized but they don’t know which 2.  We have not proffered funds toward another light because I’d rather spend that money on the plaza/park or a connection under the railroad.  My sense is that VDOT can come up with the money for one more signal but I know they are not going to fund anything in the Plaza or park.  I’d welcome your thoughts on this.
Open/Civic space – we’ve modified our application to provide some assurance that all the open space won’t end up in the stream buffer and around residential units. At least  ene third of the open/civic space will be located in blocks 1-5.  If we can get Carroll’s property, that percentage will increase further.
Affordable Housing – We’ve proffered to build 15% affordable housing on the entire rezoned site, not just the area subject to the SUP.  However, we think most of those units will be flats, apartments or condo’s and, as such, have phased the affordable such that full compliance is not required until some multifamily gets built.  Some may happen in blocks 6-7 and 8 but we’ve included blocks 5 and 6 just to be safe.
Phasing – We’ve clarified the phasing of the project.  There is both commercial and residential in phase 1.  Demand will drive the pace of commercial development.  I’ve been working closely with Susan and have met with a number of local businesses that might have an interest in relocating to Crozet.   I have 1 viable prospect now and I’m confident that, if we can get a little momentum, more will follow.  Residential is critical in the early phases because it provides the rooftops to support local retail and the demand is more predictable so it helps us secure the funding necessary to build the road.
The remaining issues can’t really be solved by staff and need to get to the Planning Commission and Board.  They are as follows:
Special Use Permit – We strongly believe that our SUP is in conformance with the goals and intent of the original Crozet Master Plan .  Our SUP provides a critical residential buffer area and a more logical transect from low density residential to downtown commercial. This transect existed in the original master plan from the consultants but was modified during the development of the DCD district.   It provides needed variety of housing options within walking distance to downtown and adaptability so that, as downtown grows over the next 20 years, ground floor residential can be easily converted to commercial if there is a need.
Cash Proffers – I don’t need to say much here.  We’re going to build a $2MM road. No other DCD zoned property has paid cash proffers.   We’re building 130,000 sf of commercial that must be affordable for downtown to work.  Etc. Etc.
I think it’s important for people to realize that this rezoning is not the end of process that will determine the fate of downtown.  It’s the very beginning.  This is just a land use decision, not a design or program for downtown.  The heavy lifting is ahead and we’ll need real engagement from the entire community to define the identity of downtown, improve access, determine how the public areas will be programmed, built and maintained, develop  and fund a long term parking plan, and recruit the kinds of businesses to Crozet that residents want and need.   I hope the focus of debate can soon shift so that we can begin to work more collaboratively on these issues because we can’t solve them without the full engagement of the community and the County.

Thanks again for all your support.  I’d welcome your thoughts and advise as we begin to prepare for the PC meeting next month.

Regards,
Frank

Albemarle County staff report on Barnes Lumber/Crozet Square redevelopment proposal.
To be presented at the Albemarle County Planning Commission meeting on Tuesday, June 17 at 6:00 PM.

 

Links to the May 16, 2014 email attachments:

  1. Barnes Lumber Resubmittal letter 2014May5
  2. Barnes Lumber ZMA Proffer Comparison 2014May5 vs March17
  3. Barnes Lumber ZMA Proffers submitted 2014May5
  4. Barnes Lumber Stormwater Management (SWM) Narrative
  5. Barnes Lumber Block Densities Sheet 2014May5
  6. Barnes Lumber Stormwater Management (SWM) Chart 2014May5
  7. Barnes Lumber 51640 (ZMA201000018) Engineering Staff Rev.6 2014May14
  8. Barnes Lumber Stormwater SWM Precedents 140502-BNL.pdf
  9. Barnes Lumber 51591 (ZMA201000018) 2014Apr16.pdf
  10. Barnes Lumber Conceptual Plan Rev 5514 (2014May5).pdf
  11. Barnes Lumber Conceptual (Bubble) Plan3 (2014March17).pdf

Barnes Lumber

 

To find out about any project or proposal submitted to Albemarle County for review and approval, you can visit Albemarle County's "CountyView" website.   For example, for the Barnes Lumber property proposal by Frank Stoner, to access the proposal and county staff's review and recommendations to date you would do the following

  1. Go to: http://countyviewweb.albemarle.org/
  2. Click on the box that says: “View Selected Planning Application”
  3. Make sure the “Search By:” box says: “Web Planning Application Number”.
  4. In the PL Application Application Number Is exactly: box type:   SP201400001   (or ZMA201000018)
  5. And click on the green “Go” button.
  6. Use the “Navigation” bar on right of the resulting screens to look at the documents submitted, reviewers comments and approvals, etc. For example, if you click on the “Reviews” box. and scroll down, you can click on each reviewer name, and scroll the webpage down to see what they wrote and download any document they included. 
  7. The staff reports, such as from Ms. Claudette Grant are their names name as a document download.
  8. And after you're done reviewing or downloading those documents, return to step 4 above and enter: ZMA201000018  Which is the Zoning Text admenment, as he has submittted requests under this as recently as April 16, 2014.

 

CCAC Meeting December 17, 2014

CROZET COMMUNITY ADVISORY COUNCIL (CCAC) Meeting

The Crozet Library Community Room Crozet (2020 Library Avenue)
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. 
 

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

Agenda

1. Agenda Review. (Meg Holden – CCAC chair)

2. Approval of Minutes (Click here for draft November 19, 2014 meeting minutes.)

3. Project Updates/Information:

  • Questions for Milestone Partners about current state of downtown development – Frank Stoner 
    CLICK here for Milestone Partner's response to the CCAC's July 16 resolution concerning Barnes Lumber
  • Update and questions about wind energy business – Rich Pleasants
  • Crozet Artisans need to secure a new location in Crozet – Kathleen 
Mistry
  • Downtown Zoning Form Presentation – Tom Loach
  • Clarification of Mission Statement – Bill Schrader  (Click here for CCAC Guidelines)
  • Information sharing about meeting with County staff regarding 
economic development and how CCAC can promote/ advocate for 
businesses, new and existing.
  • Discussion about various topics of focus that members would like to 
take on as an area of focus.
  • Dentist presenting to group about idea for the Moose Lodge.

4. Items not listed on the agenda 

5. Announcements.

6. Future Agenda Items.

CCA Meeting Agenda, December 11, 2014

Crozet Community Meeting
Tentative Agenda
December 11, 2014
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 (September 11, 2014) (Click here for draft of September 11 minutes)
Treasurer's Report by Emery Taylor  ($10 family contribution for 2014 now payable)

Drop-in visit from Albemarle County Police officers (Evening Patrol Division) As part of the Albemarle County Police department community policing.

Presentations:  Clann Mhor and the Blue Ridge Tunnel Restoration.  By Dan Burke and Kevin Donleavy along with Bob Dombrowe

Updates and News from Ann Mallek, our county supervisor.

Old Business:

  • Updates from the Crozet Park (Kim Guenther, Crozet Park President)
  • Update on the Build Crozet Library fundraising (http://buildcrozetlibrary.org)  (Bill Schrader, Build Crozet Library chairman)
  • Update on Barnes Lumber re-development proposal by Frank Stoner/Milestone Partners? http://www.barnes-lumber.com
  • RECOVERED:  The ACPD recovered the "Welcome to Crozet" sign that was stolen from near RWSA treatment plant on Rte 240 (Three Notch'd Road) (thank you!) However, not before we had already replaced it. 
  • Motion was made by Jo Ann Perkins and seconded by Mike Marshall at our last meeting to reimburse me $375 for purchase of magnetic Crozet emblems (as invoiced).  Per our bylaws, it was tabled.  Is there a motion to resume consideration?
  • Revision of bylaws regarding voting on motions.  Here are the proposed revisions to the bylaws as discussed at our last meeting.  (Current wording is available by clicking here.  Thanks and acknowledgement to Jim Crosby for his assistance with the wording of these articles.)
    • Article VI: Amendments to the Articles of Incorporation or these Bylaws may be proposed at any scheduled CCA meeting.  Upon majority vote of approval, such proposed amendment must be placed on the agenda of the next regularly scheduled CCA meeting for a final majority vote for adoption.  Such adoption shall become effective at the subsequent scheduled meeting following adoption.
    • Article VII: Motions made at a scheduled meeting in the conduct of the general business shall be voted upon and moved for adoption by a majority vote of those present. Motions on new matters or topics of general community interest or impact made at a scheduled meeting may be presented at any scheduled CCA meeting.  Upon majority vote of approval, such proposed amendment must be placed on the agenda of the next scheduled CCA meeting for a final majority vote for adoption. The context of the motion will be communicated in the meeting minutes of the meeting in which it is presented and noted as being presented for vote of adoption at the next subsequent meeting. 
    • New Article VIII:  A quorum of 10 percent of the members who are current in their dues shall be required to conduct business at any meeting of the CCA.
    • New Article IX:  Roberts Rules of Order Newly Revised shall govern the CCA conduct of meetings where they are not inconsistent with these Bylaws.
    • To be clear in the use of our language – there is a distinction being made here between approval and adoption of a motion.  As discussed at our September meeting:
      • motions regarding the general business of the CCA (e.g., Good Neighbor Awards, Crozet Emblem stickers purchase) made be approved and adopted at the same meeting in which they are made. 
      • Motions to amend the bylaws or regarding larger community issues, (e.g,. to support the Crozet Master Plan) may be approved at one meeting, but then must wait for a vote to adopt at the next scheduled CCA meeting.  So such a motion, after the first meeting may be said to be "approved, but not yet adopted".

New Business:

  • Election of CCA officers occurs at our next meeting, January 8, 2015.  Nominations are open for President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer.   Current officers are: President: Tim Tolson, Vice-President: Lisa Goehler, Secretary: Jo Ann Perkins, and Treasurer: Emery Taylor.  Candidates must be present at the January 8 meeting or have spoken with a current officer about their willingness to serve if elected.
  • Revision of Article II concerning when elections are held.  Currently the second sentence says: Majority approval by attendees at the final meeting of the calendar year will constitute election.  However, our practice for many years has been to hold elections on the first meeting of the year. 
    •  Suggest it be revised (bolded italics indicates revision, otherwise it as currently worded) to say:  Article II: Officers will be elected for a one-year term, commencing on the first meeting of the calendar year immediately following their election. Positions will consist of President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. Candidates must be present at the election or have spoken with a current officer about their willingness to serve if elected. Majority approval by attendees at the first meeting of the calendar year will constitute election.  Duties of the officers shall be as implied by their titles. All officers shall be responsible for keeping accurate records.
  • Other items? 

Comments and Questions?

Announcements –

  • Crozet Community Advisory Council meeting is next Wednesday, December 17 at 7:00 PM at  the Crozet Library. NOTE the new day of the week (Third Wednesday) and location (Crozet Library). Everyone is encouraged to attend.
  • Join the Crozet Trails Crew (CTC) this Saturday, Dec. 13 starting at 9:30 AM, at the lower Westhall trail (go straight into Westhall, past Summerdean on your left, until you see the big dirt pile and a road stub on your left. That's the top of the trail.). CTC will bring tools, but wear sturdy shoes and work gloves.
  • Others?

Future Agenda Items?

The next CCA meeting is January 8, 2015 at 7:30 PM at the Field School Auditorium

CCA meetings are at 7:30 PM on the second Thursday of the odd numbered months (except July).
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Clann Mhór and the Blue Ridge Tunnel Restoration

Clann Mhor and the Blue Ridge Tunnel Restoration
Thursday, December 11 at 7:30 PM
at the Field School, 1408 Crozet Avenue

The Crozet Community Association meeting will begin with a special presentation, entitled Clann Mhor and the Blue Ridge Tunnel Restoration. by Clann Mhór Dan Burke and Kevin Donleavy along with Bob Dombrowe, about the Crozet Tunnel, the people who build it in the 1850's and its current restoration.

Blue Ridge Tunnel Foundation logoThe implementation phase is now underway for Phase I of the Blue Ridge Tunnel Project. Nelson County officials have selected and awarded the contract for Phase I of the rehabilitation and trail project to Fielder’s Choice Enterprises, Inc. of Charlottesville, Virginia.  Work began October, 2014 and is scheduled to be completed by February 2015.

Clann Mhór is a small non-profit, tax exempt 501.c.3 research organization that is studying the history of the Blue Ridge Railroad in Central Virginia. During the 18Clann Mhor logo 50's this seventeen-mile section of the railroad was built under the direction of Claudius Crozet, a brilliant French engineer, who took on the challenge of getting the railroad over the Blue Ridge Mountains. The contractors for this work hired hundreds of Irish immigrants and rented slaves to do this difficult work.  Clann Mhór – which in Gaelic means the Great Family – wishes to honor the history of these forgotten railroad workers.

Full Disclosure: This presentation is part of our usual Crozet Community Association meeting.  All are welcome, even encouraged, to attend.  Our meeting agenda is available by clicking here.

Pies from Mountainside

Pies for Thanksgiving!

If you haven't heard, Chef Meredith and Pastry Chef Valat at Mountainside Senior Living in Crozet have been busy whipping up some of Val's famous desserts.  This is your chance to see what all the buzz is about…

Order PIes for Thanksgiving from Mountainside Senior LivingSome of our residents have to make hard choices every month.  Like whether to buy their heart medicine or their diabetes medicine.  Thanksgiving is about a lot of things.  But the most important thing is giving. This year why not give and receive!  We'll do the baking and all the money earned goes to help pay the pharmaceutical bills of our residents.  Help us help them.  Don't make them choose.  

You're only choice this season is which pie you are bringing to Thanksgiving dinner!  Order your completely home made pies now and pick up between November 19th and November 26th, just in time for Thanksgiving.  They're selling quick and they are delicious!  Click here for pie details..
Call 434-823-4307 to place your order today!

Crozet Avenue Streetscape Completion Celebration

Crozet Avenue Streetscape Completion Celebration!

Albemarle County cordially invites you to join County Supervisor Ann Mallek and County Executive Tom Foley along with project team members in celebrating the completion of the Crozet Streetscape Project.

Now that the Crozet Streetscape project is completed, residents and visitors will enjoy the visually enhanced entryway and main thoroughfare, as well as improved pedestrian connectivity within downtown Crozet. Business owners will enjoy increased vitality, as people can easily walk between shops. The streetscape balances the needs of pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorists.

Please come help us celebrate this exciting achievement!

DATE: Thursday, November 20, 2014
TIME: 12:00 pm
LOCATION: Gather at the Mudhouse, 5793 The Square, Crozet
SCHEDULE:
12:15  – Walking tour
12:30 – Program commences in front of new Crozet Library.

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