CCAC Meeting Agenda 17 October 2018

Wednesday, October 17 from 7:00 to 8:45 PM

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

2.  Approval of Minutes (Draft minutes of the September meeting)

3.  Peachtree Baseball and Softball Field Lights at Crozet Park Lower Field (Cheryl Madison, Peachtree Board President; Drew Holzwarth, Claudius Crozet Park Board Member; Joe Forche, Musco Sports Lights – 30 minutes)

4.  Downtown Crozet Initiative Update (Meg Holden, DCI Board Chair – 30 minutes)

5.  Discussion of Possible All-CAC Topics (All – 30 min)

6.  Items Not Listed on the Agenda

7.  November agenda topics  (Note meeting date changed to November 14)
      – David Hannah, Natural Resources Manager, Albemarle County Community Development (proposals for water quality and stream health improvement)
– Pleasants Industries, Inc.

The CCAC’s role and “charter” doc’s are found here:
General CCAC info
CCAC Overview & Duties:

Acme Visible Records property remediation update

Update on Acme Visible Records property remediation

This is the former site of Acme Visible Records, the property to the east (Charlottesville side) of the Delivery Agent/Starr Hill Brewery building. It is now called the Wilson Jones property, because the Wilson Jones Company owns it.

Click here for October 2018 letter about environmental remediation progress, which provides a list of the anticipated project tasks to occur for the current Interim Measures (IM) soil remediation and ongoing Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) tasks at the Former Acme Visible Records site. We completed the interim soil excavation remediation measures during the second week of August 2018. The soil blending portion of the IM started in September on the north side of the Wilson Jones site’s property  This task will likely last from three to four months.

You can also click here for the Environmental Remediation schedule of tasks as of September 4, 2018)

Please feel free to contact Ms. Sarah Huddle at (804) 788-4485 or sarahhuddle <at> if she can 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.

Internet Access Needs Survey

The Albemarle Broadband Authority Asks for Help
Identifying Internet Access Needs in the County

The Albemarle Broadband Authority (ABBA) needs your input!
The ABBA is identifying potential projects for the 2019 Virginia Telecommunication Initiative (VATI) grant opportunity.
Their first step is to identify access needs because there is no database that provides information about what Internet services are available throughout the county. With your input, you can help them develop an accurate picture of where the problem areas are located.
Use this short form to let them know about areas within the county that lack broadband access and forward this form to anyone who might also like to participate.
Please respond by Wednesday, October 31. If you do not have Internet connection, you can call 434-296-5891 to report your information, or use the Crozet Library computers to complete the form online.
Areas that have previously been identified have been mapped and can be found here: If your location is on one of the maps, or you have given them your feedback before, we still want to hear from you.
If you have any questions, please call 434-296-5891 or e-mail
For more about ABBA, its mission, meeting dates, and other information, visit
Thank you in advance.

Downtown Crozet Initiative Meeting October 4, 2018

Downtown Crozet Initiative (DCI) Meeting
Thursday, October 4, 2018 from Noon to 2:oo PM
Crozet Pizza

The October DCI meeting will focus on the downtown Crozet business community.  They especially encourage owners and representatives of local businesses to come hear and discuss the DCI’s plans and vision relating to economic development. The DCI wants to be a partner with the local business community. They’d love to hear business owners’ perspectives as they relate to:

  • Needs of the Crozet business community that the DCI could help address
  • Ideas on how to attract and retain businesses in Crozet

Come connect with the DCI and other local businesses, and share your ideas!

Crozet Pizza will host the meeting in its event space and will offer a limited menu for those interested in dining during the meeting. Please RSVP by clicking here to give Crozet Pizza an idea of the number of attendees.

Bridge Rehabilitation Underway on Rt. 707 in Crozet

Bridge Rehabilitation Underway on Rt. 707 in Crozet
Road Reduced to One Lane by Day,
Closed to Through Traffic at Night
starting Monday, October 1st

The Virginia Department of Transportation has begun rehabilitating the Route 707 (Blair Park Road) bridge over Lickinghole Creek in Albemarle County. Motorists on the dead-end road should expect intermittent flagging operations during the day on both Route 691 (Jarmans Gap Road) and Route 707.
Route 707 will be closed to vehicular traffic nightly on the following days:
  • 9 p.m. Oct. 1 to 6 a.m. Oct. 2
  • 9 p.m. Oct. 2 to 6 a.m. Oct. 3
  • 9 p.m. Oct. 3 to 6 a.m. Oct. 4
  • 9 p.m. Oct. 9 to 6 a.m. Oct. 10
  • 9 p.m. Oct. 10 to 6 a.m. Oct. 11
  • 9 p.m. Oct. 11 to 6 a.m. Oct. 12
VDOT is coordinating the closure with residents and local emergency response personnel.
The existing bridge was built in 1960 and is currently posted with a 21-ton weight restriction. After construction is complete in mid-October, the bridge will be open to all legal weight vehicles.
For more information about VDOT’s bridge and VDOT’s bridge inspection program, including current conditions of the state’s bridges, FAQs and video of a bridge inspection, visit

CCAC Meeting Agenda 19 September 2018

Wednesday, September 19 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM

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

2.  Approval of Minutes (Draft minutes of the June meeting)
The CCAC did not meeting in July or August.)

3.  Discussion of Community Advisory Committees (Ann Mallek – 15min)
Background handouts: Crozet Community Advisory Committee  Fact Sheet from 2015
and Community Advisory Council Rules of Procedure from 2015

4.  School Board Updates (David Oberg, Albemarle County School Board Member, White Hall District – 45 min)

5.  Crozet Trails Crew Update (Terri Miyamoto, CTC President; Dan Mahon, Albemarle County Parks and Recreation Outdoor Recreation Supervisor – 20 min)

6. Discussion on Continuing All CAC Meetings (All – 20min)

7.  Items Not Listed on the Agenda

8.  Future agenda topics
– Frank Stoner/DCI Update – October or November

The CCAC’s role and “charter” doc’s are found here:
General CCAC info
CCAC Overview & Duties:

Crozet Avenue Streetlight Repair on September 20, 2018

On Thursday, September 20, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., contractors for Albemarle County will be repairing the multiple streetlights reported out by the public. Work crews and a bucket truck will be positioned on Crozet Avenue between Tabor Street and The Square.


During that time, please SLOW DOWN and use caution as you travel and be alert for signs and flag men.


The speed limit on Crozet Avenue is 25 MPH  between St. George Avenue on the north and the Rock Gate Cemetery on the south.  Please check your speedometer, not just Thursday, September 20th, but every day.  Some drivers are going way faster than 25 MPH through downtown Crozet.  The time you save isn’t worth the injury or death you might cause.

CCA Meeting Agenda September 13, 2018

Crozet Community Meeting Agenda
September 13, 2018
7:30 PM at the Field School

(Click here for PDF version of the agenda)

Agenda Review / Changes and additions from the floor.
Approval of the CCA’s last meeting’s minutes (May 10, 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 Presentation: Pleasant Green – A Historical Perspective (Phil James and Mike Marshall)

Update and News from Ann Mallek, our county supervisor

Old Business:

 New Business:

 Announcements –  

  • The Crozet Arts & Crafts Festival needs volunteers. Please sign-up to help at
  • Crozet Community Advisory Committee (CCAC) meeting Wednesday, September 19, at 7:00 PM at the Crozet Library.
  • Rivanna Solid Waste Authority Hazardous Waste Amnesty Days start Thursday, September 27 with business collection requiring pre-registration via email with John Doffinger ( or Jim McKenna ( or call to 1-800-494-2273.  There is a fee associated with disposal.
    Household Hazardous waste on Friday & Saturday, 9/28-29 from 9A to 2P and then the next three Saturdays in October. Details on our website and
  • Crozet Trails Crew Seventh Annual 5K Trail Race, Saturday October 6, at Crozet Park. Details:
  • Others?


The next CCA meeting is November 8, 2018 at 7:30 PM at the Field School

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Household Hazardous Waste and Bulky Waste Amnesty Days, Fall 2018

2018 Special Collection Days are Coming!

The Rivanna Solid Waste Authority (RWSA) announced their Household Hazardous Waste and Bulky Waste Amnesty Days at the Ivy Materials Utilization Center

Fall Household Hazardous Waste:
Friday, September 28, 2018            HHW                         9am-2pm
Saturday, September 29, 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.

Fall  Bulky Waste Amnesty Days:
Saturday, October 6 2018       Furniture/Mattresses    8:30am-4pm
Saturday, October 13, 2018     Appliances* . . . . . . . . . . 8:30am-4pm
Saturday, October 20, 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

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:


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!