Crozet Park Volunteer Day – Saturday, April 13, 2019

Dear Neighbor,

Please join us Saturday, April 13th from 8:00AM – 1:00 PM for Sixth Annual Pitch-in at the Park!  This event brings together volunteers throughout the community and makes it possible to complete many of the Park’s 2019 maintenance activities.  For each activity, tools are provided along with any applicable instruction. Volunteers should bring work gloves, hat and sun screen. Water and lunch are provided to ALL volunteers.
Join community volunteers as they work on various improvement and beautification projects throughout the Claudius Crozet Park.  Pitch-in at the Park is an opportunity to engage local residents to work side-by-side to help maintain our community-owned park. This is a significant effort and we need everyone’s help. Please sign-up at: http://crozetpark.org/volunteering

Hope to see you at the Park !

Kim
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Kim Guenther
Board President, Claudius Crozet Park

Secrets of the Blue Ridge Author Phil James Saturday, 4/13 at 1PM

WHO: Historian and author Phil James
WHAT:  A fascinating, free public lecture with seldom-seen historic photos of Crozet and Western Albemarle. 
WHEN:  This coming Saturday afternoon, April 13, at 1pm.
WHERE:  The Crozet Library. No tickets or reservations required. Seating is limited so please arrive early to get a seat.

The Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society will host a free public lecture this Saturday, April 13 at 1pm at the Crozet Library with local historian and author Phil James. This event is entirely free and open to all. No tickets or reservations are required.

 Phil James has spent more than four decades researching the history of Crozet, western Albemarle County, and the communities of the Blue Ridge Mountains. He will offer a unique and fascinating slideshow of historic images that he has collected. No one else knows the stories of this region like Phil James!
A native of the area, Phil is the author of SECRETS OF THE BLUE RIDGE (http://www.secretsoftheblueridge.com/. He is a celebrated columnist and much sought-after speaker. The photos he will share in this talk are incredibly rare and rarely seen publicly.
This free lecture is part of the Historical Society’s new Community Speakers Series, which hosts engaging talks about local and regional history throughout Central Virginia each month. You can find more information at our website: cvillecenter.org.

Public Hearing about Rte 240 Bridge Rehabilitation on April 17, 2019

Public Hearing about Rte 240 Bridge Rehabilitation
on April 17, 2019 from 5 to 7 p.m.
at the Crozet Library, 2020 Library Avenue

The Virginia Department of Transportation invites the public to attend an upcoming design public hearing on the proposed rehabilitation of the Route 240 (Crozet Avenue) bridge over Lickinghole Creek in Albemarle County.

The hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, April 17 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Crozet Library, 2020 Library Avenue, Crozet.

Rte 240 (Crozet Avenue) Bridge Rehabilitation Location

Rte 240 (Crozet Avenue) Bridge Rehabilitation Location

At the open house-style hearing, VDOT staff will be available to discuss the project and answer questions. The public can review project plans, ask questions and obtain information about the project’s timeline, cost and travel impacts, as well as provide feedback on the project orally or in writing.

VDOT proposes to rehabilitate the existing substandard bridge and is presenting two construction alternatives for public input:

  • The first alternative proposes to close Route 240 in both directions for six months with a detour in place. Traffic south of the bridge would use Route 250 (Rockfish Gap Turnpike) to Route 240 (Three Notched Road) to reach Crozet Avenue. Traffic north of the bridge will reverse the detour and use Three Notched Road to Rockfish Gap Turnpike.
  • The second alternative involves a phased approach to construction. The bridge would be reduced to one lane and two-way traffic would be controlled by temporary traffic signals for at least eight months. Motorists would experience delays near the bridge site especially during rush hour with this alternative.

Written comments can also be submitted by mail to Howard Tomlinson, Project Manager, 1601 Orange Road, Culpeper, VA 22701 through April 27. Email comments can be sent to Howard.Tomlinson@vdot.virginia.gov.

Anyone requiring special assistance to attend and participate in this meeting may contact VDOT at 540-829-7500, 800-367-7623 or TTY/TDD 711.

More information about the projects can be found on VDOT’s website at http://www.virginiadot.org/projects/culpeper/240bridge.asp.

CCAC Meeting Agenda 10 April 2019

CROZET COMMUNITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE (CCAC) Meeting at the Crozet Library
Wednesday, April 10 from 7:00 to 8:45 PM

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

Agenda

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

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

3. Pleasant Green/West Glen Stream Crossing SUP Amendment (Jeremy Swink, Stanley Martin Homes – 30 min)

4.  JAUNT Crozet Connect express shuttle service update (Brian Cohen, Mary Honeycutt, Stephen Johnson – 30 min)

5.  Crozet Master Plan Content Review and Update Topics: Parks and Green Systems (Andrew Knuppel – 20 min)

6.  Items Not Listed on the Agenda

7.  Announcements

8.  Future Agenda Items:

  • Rivanna Authorities – Crozet Area Update (Bill Mawyer, RWSA – June)
  • Master Plan Content Review and Update Topics (Monthly through July)

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


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 2019

2019 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 26, 2019            HHW                         9am-2pm
Saturday, April 27, 2019        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 2019 Commercial Hazardous Waste Collection

The next special commercial hazardous waste collection day at the Ivy Materials Utilization Center will be held on:  Thursday, April 25, 2019*

*Pre-registration with CARE Environmental Corp by April 16, 2019 is required to obtain an appointment according to EPA regulations. To register email: John Doffinger (John@careenv.com) OR Jim McKenna (Jim@careenv.com), or call 1-800-494-2273.

This special collection is only open to qualifying businesses and commercial establishments and not households. 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.

There is a fee associated with disposal.

 

SPRING Bulky Waste Amnesty Days

Saturday, May 4, 2019       Furniture/Mattresses    8:30am-4pm
Saturday, May 11, 2019     Appliances* . . . . . . . . . . 8:30am-4pm
Saturday, May 18, 2019     Tires**   . . . . . . . . . . . . .  8:30am-4pm

*Appliances include: refrigerators, freezers, washers, dryers, stoves, furnaces, water heaters, air conditioners, dehumidifiers, heat pumps, microwaves.
** No oversized tires

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. However 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

CCA Meeting Agenda March 14, 2019

Crozet Community Meeting Agenda
March 14, 2019
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 (January 10, 2019) (Click here for PDF version of the minutes)
Treasurer’s Report  (2019 Dues: $10 annual contribution)
Albemarle County Police Department (ACPD) may visit and give an update.
(Evening Patrol Division)

A Moment in Crozet History – Phil James (Secrets of the Blue Ridge author)

Update and News from Ann Mallek, our county supervisor

Presentation: Crozet Master Plan History (Tim Tolson)

Old Business:

New Business:

Announcements –   

The next CCA meeting is May 9, 2019 at 7:30 PM at the Field School

Join our email list by signing up at: http://CrozetCommunity.org/contact-us/
This email list is moderated, so you cannot get spam because only approved email messages are sent out.  Volume is usually 4-6 emails a month, all related to Crozet & Western Albemarle events and concerns.

CCAC Meeting Agenda 13 March 2019

CROZET COMMUNITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE (CCAC) Meeting at the Crozet Library
Wednesday, March 13 from 7:00 to 8:45 PM

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

Agenda

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

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

3. CCAC 2019-2020 Officer Elections

4.  Recycling in Western Albemarle (Trudy Brement, Emma-Caroline Avery, and Maren Eanes, Henley Middle School – 20 min)

5.  Crozet Traffic and Transportation Updates (Joel DeNunzio, VDOT – 40 min)

6. Crozet Master Plan Content Review and Update Topics: Transportation (Andrew Knuppel – 20 min)

7. Albemarle County Budget Review: Crozet CIP Commitments (Ann Mallek – 10 min)

8. Items Not Listed on the Agenda

9.  Announcements

10.  Future Agenda Items:

  • Pleasant Green/West Glen Stream Crossing SUP Amendment (April)
  • Master Plan Content Review and Update Topics (Monthly through July)

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


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

CCAC Meeting Agenda 13 February 2019

CROZET COMMUNITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE (CCAC) Meeting at the Crozet Library
Wednesday, February 13 from 7:00 to 8:45 PM

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

Agenda

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

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

3.  Recycling in Western Albemarle (Trudy Brement, Emma-Caroline Avery, and Maren Eanes, Henley Middle School – 20 min) —> Delayed until next month due to illness.

3. Albemarle County Development Pipeline Dashboards (Andrew Knuppel – 20min)

4. Western Albemarle Feeder Pattern School Capacity and Enrollment (Rosalyn Schmitt, ACPS Chief Operating Officer – 60 min) . Click here to get a PDF file of her presentation

5.  Items Not Listed on the Agenda

6.  Announcements

7.  Future Agenda Items:

  • Joel DeNunzio, VDOT (March)
  • Chesterfield Landing Phase III Review
  • Albemarle County Development Pipeline Dashboards (Andrew Knuppel)
  • The Square and Barnes Lumber Updates?

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


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

CCAC Meeting Agenda 16 January 2019

CROZET COMMUNITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE (CCAC) Meeting at the Crozet Library
Wednesday, January 16 from 7:00 to 8:45 PM

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

Agenda

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

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

3.  Western Albemarle Transportation Updates (Kevin McDermott, Albemarle County Transportation Principal Planner – 45 min)

4.  Items Not Listed on the Agenda

5.    Announcements

6.    Future Agenda Items:

  • February 13, 2019: Western Albemarle Feeder Pattern School Capacity and Enrollment (Rosalyn Schmitt, ACPS Chief Operating Officer)
  • Feb/March? Improvements and traffic flow changes coming to The Square (NIFI project status update)

Note: CCAC will meet on the 2nd Wednesday of the month going forward


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 January 10, 2019

Crozet Community Meeting Agenda
January 10, 2019
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 (November 8, 2018) (Click here for PDF version of the minutes)
Treasurer’s Report  (2019 Dues: $10 annual contribution)
Albemarle County Police Department (ACPD) may visit and give an update.
(Evening Patrol Division)

A Moment in Crozet History – Phil James (Secrets of the Blue Ridge author)

Discussion:  Infrastructure, growth, and congestion

Update and News from Ann Mallek, our county supervisor

Old Business:

 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 the January 10 meeting or have spoken with a current officer about their willingness to serve if elected.
  • Updates from the ACPD Blue Ridge Citizen Advisory Team meeting.
  • The Crozet Safety Corp, in November, passed a motion to dissolve itself and distribute its bank balance to the CCA, which was $1,269.55 We have a standing committee, the Safety and Security committee that can be re-invigorated if folks have interest to do so.
  • Pursuit of 501(c)3 status.

 Announcements –  

  • Crozet Community Advisory Committee (CCAC) meeting Wednesday, January 14, at 7:00 PM at the Crozet Library. Because of the Board of Supervisor’s meeting change, the CCAC will start meeting on the second Wednesday of the month in February, on the 13th.
  • Peachtree Baseball League: In person registration is set for Tuesday, January 15th, 6:30-8:00 p.m. at Field School. Registration deadline is Friday, January 18. Details at: https://www.peachtreebaseball.com
  • Crozet Trails Crew monthly meeting next Thursday, January 17 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM at Mi Rancho Mexican Restaurant, 1015 Heathercroft Circle (Old Trail). Details: https://www.crozettrailscrew.org
  • Field School Blue & Silver Dinner and Auction, Saturday February 23 at 6PM. Details at https://wwwfieldschoolcv.net
  • Others? 

The next CCA meeting is March 14, 2019 at 7:30 PM at the Field School

Join our email list by signing up at: http://CrozetCommunity.org/contact-us/
This email list is moderated, so you cannot get spam because only approved email messages are sent out.  Volume is usually 4-6 emails a month, all related to Crozet & Western Albemarle events and concerns.