CROZET COMMUNITY ADVISORY COUNCIL (CCAC) Meeting
The Meadows Community Center, Crozet (5735 Meadows Dr.)
Thursday, April 17, 2014 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
1. Agenda Review. (Meg Holden – CCAC chair)
2. Approval of Minutes from March 20, 2014 meeting.
3. Project Updates/Information:
* Library updates, fundraising, operation hours, and moving our meeting to that location–– Bill Schrader.
* Streetscape issues – if there are any.
* Update on the Rutherford Hotel in Old Trail
* AHIP Presentation (Joyce Dudek)
* Barnes Lumber Property project as it relates to Frank Stoner's responses – Claudette Grant
– Click here for email with county comments
– Click here for information summary on CCA website
– See below for instructions on viewing proposal and county staff responses in CountyView
* Discuss having our next meeting be an open discussion of the types of businesses we want to see in Crozet and where to find them – engaging the community – maybe even meet at Old Trail.
4. News concerning area schools which affects development area, budget impacts, make-up snow days, etc.
5. Items not listed on the agenda
7. Future Agenda Items.
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
- Go to: http://countyviewweb.albemarle.org/
- Click on the box that says: “View Selected Planning Application”
- Make sure the “Search By:” box says: “Web Planning Application Number”.
- In the PL Application Application Number Is exactly: box type: SP201400001
- And click on the green “Go” button.
- 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.
- The PDF the CCAC got from Ms. Claudette Grant two months ago is under her name as a document download.
Please join us Saturday, April 26th from 8AM – 5PM for Comcast Cares Day. Join community volunteers as they work on various improvement and beautification projects throughout the Claudius Crozet Park. We will be painting, weeding, mulching, clearing brush, and replacing and fixing Park fencing.
Lunch is provided !
To register for Comcast Cares Day, please follow this link:
Please note you will need to sign-in using your existing Google or Facebook account.
A comprehensive listing of projects we'll be tackling on the 26th is available by going to the Crozet Park website at:http://www.crozetpark.org/about-us/volunteering/
Hope to see you at the Park !
Board President, Claudius Crozet Park
Streetscape Update for Friday, April 11, 2014
Last week the contractor finished work on Tabor Street including all stormwater, curbing, driveway aprons, final paving, and sidewalks fronting the street. The tree in front of Mr. Alexander's property was also removed. Approximately 75% of the retaining wall in front of the church and the Lawson parcel is now complete and the storm line and inlet have been installed at the corner of Library Avenue in front of the B&B Dry Cleaners.
Tabor Street is now open to traffic.
All motorists should now use Tabor Street and stop using the detour route.
The gravel road through the lumber yard will no longer be maintained as a travel way.
Work is continuing on the east side of Crozet Avenue up to the old dentist building, where demolition has begun. Temporary striping has been installed on Crozet Avenue to shift the driving lanes to the west, which will allow work to proceed on the east side of Crozet Avenue. Motorists are reminded to drive carefully throughout the construction zone and follow all posted signage.
If you have concerns or questions about the Crozet Streetscape, Albemarle County's Project Manager is Frank Pohl. He can be reached via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone: 434-872-4501, ext. 9-7914 or mobile: 434-466-7458.
He has office hours at the Crozet Library on Wednesdays from Noon to 1:00 PM
Your help is needed to support the Crozet Library funding increase requested as part of the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library's annual budget request to Albemarle County. The Albemarle County Executive's proposed budget for FY2015, released recently, includes increased funding for the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library. Those increases cover:
1. Mandates required by the County's requested changes to the revised regional agreement,
2. Additional costs due to the development of the new Northside Library,
3. Salary increases to bring JMRL staff pay closer to comparable County positions, part of a multi-year effort, based upon the County's recommendation of a professional salary comparison.
Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Crozet Streetscape, April 1 at Noon
Albemarle County officials including Supervisor Ann Mallek will join Crozet residents and business owners at a groundbreaking ceremony for the Crozet Streetscape project on Tuesday, April 1, at noon on Crozet Avenue in front of the new Crozet Library.
Fourth Annual Crozet Swing Dance Fundraiser
on Saturday, March 29, from 8 to 11 PM
at the Field School, 1408 Crozet Avenue
(across from Crozet Elementary)
The dance is a fundraiser for the new Crozet/Western Albemarle Library (BCL), the Crozet Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) and the Western Albemarle Rescue Squad (WARS)
RT. 29 ADVISORY PANEL MEETING
TO BE HELD 1 P.M., MARCH 27 IN CHARLOTTESVILLE
in the Main Auditorium at the Virginia Center for Transportation Innovation and Research, 530 Edgemont Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903
Public can attend the meeting or videoconferenced locations, view live webstream or recorded podcast
Thanks to Jim Duncan and his tweeting and website, RealCrozetVA.com there's a prompt and excellent recap of Thursday's CCAC meeting (March 20, 2014). Here's his summary:
Lots happened at the Crozet Community Advisory Council Meeting on 20 March 2014. Click through to read the embedding of the tweets from the meeting. Hopefully you find this helpful. I hope I captured everything accurately; between my tweets and Tim’s, there are 118 tweets in this story.
Frank Stoner, of Milestone Partners, has submitted a re-development proposal to Albemarle County for review. THey have 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 that CCAC meeting are also available here.
The County staff who review such proposals has 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.