CCAC Meeting Agenda 19 August 2015

CROZET COMMUNITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE (CCAC) Meeting

Crozet Library Community Room, 2020 Library Avenue, Crozet
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. 
 

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Agenda

1. Agenda Review. (Jennie More – CCAC chair)

2. Approval of Minutes (Click here for draft June 15, 2015 meeting minutes.)

3. Project Updates/Information:

4. Items not listed on the agenda.

5. Announcements.

  • Crozet Dog Park

6.. Future Agenda Items.

 

 

 

Long Range Solid Waste Solutions Advisory Committee Updates

Long Range Solid Waste Solutions Advisory Committee Updates

Update from Albemarle County Long Range Solid Waste Solutions Advisory Committee

Do you know what happens to your trash after it leaves your home? In recent years, Albemarle's residents have generated an average of over one ton of solid waste per person, per year. According to the US EPA, about 50% of household solid waste is able to be recycled and about 33% is able to be composted. In our region, however, 65% of waste goes to landfills.

The Board of Supervisors appointed the Long Range Solid Waste Solutions Advisory Committee to explore solid waste management in Albemarle County, make policy recommendations, and identify best practices. The Committee has met biweekly since May 2014 and on August 5, the Committee presented a draft report to the Board of Supervisors on solid waste management policy and implementation strategies. A final report will be presented to the Board of Supervisors in October 2015. The Committee is soliciting your input once more before they finalize their recommendations – weigh in now to be heard. The draft report is available for review here.

Weigh in!
Read the report and send your comments to Matt Reges (mreges@albemarle.org)
Attend an upcoming Committee meeting: August 25th and September 8th. Meetings are held from 1 – 2:30 pm at the County Office Building in Room 246 (401 McIntire Road). Check the County Calendar for complete meeting details.
For more information on the Committee's work, please visit their webpage.

Dominion Virginia Power Deceptive Smart Meter Practices

Dominion Virginia Power Deceptive Smart Meter Practices.
via email from Ann Mallek – August 6, 2015

Please help to make residents aware of deceptive practices on the part of Dominion Virginia Power smart meter installers.
 
Two Board of Supervisors members have been approached recently by Dominion Virginia Power smart meter installers at their homes to accept installation of smart meters. When each expressed concerns about smart meter installation, the installer stated that Dominion was charging an ongoing surcharge of $30 per month for the non-communicating alternative to a smart meter.
 
When challenged about the validity of the $360 annual fee to access the non-communicating alternative, the Dominion Smart Meter team confirmed on 8/6/15 that this threatened surcharge does not exist:
I apologize for any confusion, currently there is no fee for a Non-Communicating Meter and Dominion has not filed for permission to charge a fee.
 
An opt out program is available to all residents with no fee, as assured by Dominion representatives who came before the Board of Supervisors last year to talk about smart meters. Citizens are directed to the Dominion website to access opt out program information:
https://www.dom.com/library/domcom/pdfs/virginia-power/smartmeter/meter-option-requirements.pdf
Or can request opt out program information by email:
SmartMeter@dom.com
 
I want to prevent deceptive misinformation from adversely affecting Albemarle County residents. If you have experienced a visit from a Dominion Virginia Power smart meter installer and received this type of misinformation, please contact your Albemarle supervisor at BOS@albemarle.org. Please include your contact information.
 
Thank you.
Ann Mallek
 amallek@albemarle.org

VDOT Traffic Alert: RT. 671 (Millington Road) CLOSED 2015 JULY 21-22

On Tuesday, July 21, the Virginia Department of Transportation will close Route 671 (Millington Road) in western Albemarle County to replace a structurally deficient storm drainage pipe under the roadway.

 
The road will be closed at 9 a.m. approximately 0.3 mile north of Route 614 (Garth Road) and is expected to reopen the afternoon of July 22, weather permitting.
 
Through traffic should use an alternate route during the closure. Northbound motorists will be detoured west on Route 671 to Route 810 (Browns Gap Turnpike), and then right onto Route 674 (Clark Road), which carries traffic back to Route 671. Southbound motorists will reverse the detour.
Road and weather conditions, traffic camera feeds and other real-time travel information are available on the 511 Virginia website, the free VDOT 511 mobile app or by calling 511 from any phone in Virginia. Local updates are also on VDOT's Facebook and Twitter. Call 1-800-FOR-ROAD to report road problems or request information about Virginia’s highways.

 

CCAC Meeting Agenda 15 July 2015

CROZET COMMUNITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE (CCAC) Meeting

Crozet Library Community Room, 2020 Library Avenue, Crozet
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. 
 

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Agenda

1. Agenda Review. (Jennie More – CCAC chair)

2. Approval of Minutes (Click here for draft May 20, 2015 meeting minutes.)

3. Project Updates/Information:

  • Preview of graphic presentation that is available to give a better view of development in Crozet – Bob Pineo (20 minutes)
  • Information about new signage for the Crozet Volunteer Fire Department – Tom Loach (15 minutes)
  • Information about developers holding public meetings at CCAC – Jennie More and Emily Kilroy (10 minutes)
  • Discussion about possible expansion of the growth area at the 29/64 interchange and what process is involved.
    • Are there any implications for Crozet and exit 107 interchange – Tom Loach and Ann Mallek (15 minutes)
  • Information and discussion regarding CDBG Planning Grant – Dave Stoner and Ann Mallek (20 minutes)
  • Review/discussion about Community Meetings (30 minutes)

4. Items not listed on the agenda.

5. Announcements.

  • Crozet Dog Park

6.. Future Agenda Items.

 

 

 

Picnic in the Park

It's back – Claudius Crozet Park's Friday in the Park!
Cancelled due to weather!
See you Friday, July 24

WHERE:  Claudius Crozet Park pavilions and festival grounds (1075 Claudius Crozet Park, Crozet, VA)

WHEN:  Friday, June 26, from 6:00 to 8:30 PM

WHAT: FREE bounce house for kids and local band Strange Attractor will be there.  

FOOD:  Sal's pizza, drinks and Ben and Jerry's ice cream for sale or bring your own.

REASON:  To bring the community together to have some FUN!

The YMCA will be having a DIVE IN movie around 8:45pm.  They will be showing The Jungle Book

Contact:  Melissa Miller with any questions.

A few volunteers needed to scoop ice cream or watch the bounce house.  Let me know if you are interested or available.

We hope to see you there!

 

Open House on Water Resources in Albemarle County

On Wednesday, June 24, the Water Resources Funding Advisory Committee will be hosting an Open House on Water Resources in Albemarle County.

This event will feature a short presentation on program and funding considerations, a panel discussion for perspectives from a diverse group of stakeholders, and interactive exhibits where participants can provide feedback on the options under consideration.

Date: Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Formal presentations begin at 7 pm
Location:
County Office Building, 2nd Floor Lobby
401 McIntire Road
Charlottesville, VA 22902

Albemarle County has a long history of commitment to protecting its reservoirs, lakes, and streams – collectively, our water resources. Over the past few years, new and expanded State mandates have significantly increased the scope and cost of the County's water resource protection programs. The Board of Supervisors has indicated a desire to explore establishing a dedicated funding mechanism – separate from the general fund – to better support these programs. The Board will consider the funding mechanisms at a work session scheduled in the fall of 2015.
 
The Water Resources Funding Advisory Committee (WRFAC) has met monthly since September 2014 to explore potential funding mechanisms for the water resources program. The WRFAC has 13 appointed members of the public representing a diversity of stakeholder interests and is supported by County staff and an engineering consultant, along with liaisons from the Board of Supervisors and Planning Commission. These meetings, in combination this public engagement process, will shape the recommendation by the WRFAC to the Board of Supervisors on how best to fund Albemarle County's Water Resources Program moving forward.

To learn more, please visit: www.albemarle.org/waterfunding

CCAC Meeting Agenda 17 June 2015

CROZET COMMUNITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE (CCAC) Meeting

Crozet Library Community Room, 2020 Library Avenue, Crozet
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. 
 

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Agenda

1. Agenda Review. (Jennie More – CCAC chair)

2. Approval of Minutes (Click here for draft May 20, 2015 meeting minutes.)

3. Project Updates/Information:

  • Greg Harper, Water Resource Manager- Initial Review of Water Resources Program
  • Mary Miller – Garage Gym – Local business seeking location
  • Faith McClintic, Director of Economic Development – Introduction and Overview
  • Information and discussion regarding CDBG Planning Grant – Dave Stoner and Ann Mallek
  • Initial review/discussion about Community Meetings- (This will be a carryover item)
  • Information about developers holding public meetings at CCAC – Jennie More and Emily Kilroy
  • Overview of GIS web – Emily Kilroy

4. Items not listed on the agenda.

5. Announcements.

6.. Future Agenda Items.

 

 

 

Teenager attacked by dog on Crozet Park trail

Seeking information about a dog that attacked and bit a teenager on Sunday, June 7.

From email message:

Neighbors –
A co-worker’s teenage son was bitten twice in Crozet on Sunday evening by an unrestrained Rottweiler.  They live in Westhall, which is 300 yards southeast of Claudius Crozet Park.  The teen was running/exercising by himself along a trail, which is part of the Crozet Trail System, near their home.  The trail is behind (east of) Summerdean Road near a decent-sized pond/reservoir and leads in the direction of Western Ridge.  The teen and the dog simply “encountered each other” based on oncoming direction of travel.  The dog was NOT on a leash and the owner was not in sight.  The dog jumped on the teen before he could stop running.  The dog then bit the teen two times on the back side.  He then started growling worse and the teen felt he was becoming even more aggressive, when the owner came into view and called the dog off.  The bites broke skin and caused bleeding.  The owner grabbed the dog, which was still trying to aggressively attack the teen.  The teen was scared and ran off while the owner held the dog back.  The teen could not talk to the owner as the dog was still trying to attack him.  The teen felt that maybe the dog attacked him because he was running while wearing a weight vest.
 
The parents of this teen are urgently trying to find the dog because if they are unable to determine if the dog had rabies, the teen's physician and the Department of Health are insisting that he will have to undergo rabies treatments starting Friday, June 12.
 
The dog is described as a Rottweiler, weight about 90-100 lbs, black and dark brown in color, with a light brown face.
 The dog owner is female, Caucasian, approx 60 years of age, medium height, thin, with short/dark hair.
 
If any recipient of this message believes they know this dog/owner, please email CrozetCommunity@gmail.com  We will put you in touch with the person and promise to respect and uphold your privacy.  If you prefer, call the Animal Control Officer who is handling this case:  434-531-8608.

Update on motorized vehicles on the trails:

Thank you to everyone who has notified the Crew, the County and mostly the police about the use of 4-wheelers on the public trails. Last night, 6 folks on ATVs and dirt bikes were stopped by the police and were given a warning. The police now have their names and we have been working on making sure our signs are well posted and the language is correct in order to prosecute if needed.

Please continue to let the police know if motorized vehicles continue to use the trail between the WestHall fiberglass bridge and the Zavarych-Rozinski bridge (the public section of trail).