Fifth Annual Crozet Swing Dance

Fifth Annual Crozet Swing Dance Fundraiser
Saturday, March 14, 2014, from 8 to 11 PM

at the Field School, 1408 Crozet Avenue (across from Crozet Elementary)

The dance is a fundraiser for the Crozet Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) and the Western Albemarle Rescue Squad (WARS)

Admission is a $20 per person donation.  Active duty first responders get in free . 100% of the admission dollars will go to these agencies.

A free swing dance lesson by Swing Dance instructors  Jessica and Taylor Moore will be offered at 7:00 PM  followed by three hours of music from 8-11 pm.

Music is being donated by the local band, Salute to Swing, a 16 piece big band provides great dancing and listening music from the forties and fifties. Details about the band at http://www.spiderwebllc.com/salute2swing/

Light refreshments and snacks, including beer and wine will be available.

The Crozet Community Association will hold a pie contest and a Pi costume contest for all ages, since it’s 3/14/15, which is the first five digits of Pi, 3.1415.   
You can bake a pie,  buy raffle tickets to be a judge of the pies,  buy a slice of pie or where a “Pi” or “pie” costume.  However  you slice it, it’s fun for the whole family.

Last but not least – we need your help. It takes a village to put on a swing dance.  If you can help for an hour or so, bake a pie, provide drinks or snacks, please sign-up at:
www.signupgenius.com/go/30E054CAEAA23A13-fifth1

Many organizations in Crozet are helping put on this event. Be sure to thank:  Lions ClubAMP Design, the Crozet  Gazette, and of course, the Crozet Community Association (CCA))  Thanks for your support and assistance.

So get together with your co-workers,  neighbors, or book club together and come to dance and/or listen at the fourth Annual Crozet  Swing Dance this Saturday, March 14.  Bring your dancing shoes and have a wonderful evening

Thanks for your support of your local first responders.

Household Hazard Waste Amnesty Days

Household Hazard Waste Amnesty Days

The Rivanna Solid Waste Authority is  holding a household hazardous waste collection event on Friday, March 6, 2015 from 2:00 to 6:00 pm and again on Saturday, March 7, 2015 from 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM  at RSWA’s Ivy Material Utilization Center (IMUC) located at 4576 Dick Woods Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903. The event is open to residents of Charlottesville City and Albemarle County. Hazardous materials exist in our homes in many seemingly innocent forms such as paints and stains, cleansers and polishes, motor oil and antifreeze, and pesticides and herbicides, to name only a few. For more information and a list of items that will be accepted at the event please visit  http://rswa.avenue.org/household.htm

Three additional amnesty collection days will be held for the following items at the Ivy Material Utilization Center between 8:30 AM to  4:00 PM, on these Saturdays:

  • Furniture/Mattresses on Saturday, March 14, 2015
  • Appliances on Saturday, March 21, 2015
  • Tires on Saturday, March 28, 2015

This free service is available to Albemarle County and Charlottesville residents only.

 

Coffee with a Cop

On Thursday, February 26th from 7:00 to 8:00 AM have  Coffee with a Cop at the Mudhouse in Crozet (5793 The Square, Crozet).  

Blue Ridge District officers of the Albemarle County Police Department (ACPD) will be there from 7:00 to 8:00 AM.  

Two of the district officers who serve our geographic area look forward to talking to you and  answering specific questions. There is no agenda and there are no presentations. This is just a chance to get to know your district officers.  Coffee with a Cop is a casual setting designed for a comfortable conversation over a free cup of coffee! 

As the ACPD continues their Geographic-Based Policing initiatives, the Albemarle County Police Department is committed to being an active participant in our community.  They want citizens to know the officers who patrol their neighborhoods.  

In case you weren’t aware, there is usually at least one district officer at our bi-monthly CCA meeting as well where you can get answers to your questions as well.

CCAC Meeting Agenda 18 February 2015

CROZET COMMUNITY ADVISORY COUNCIL (CCAC) Meeting

The Crozet Library Community Room Crozet (2020 Library Avenue)
Wednesday, February 18, 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 January 21, 2015 meeting minutes.) not yet provided.

3. Project Updates/Information:

  • Preliminary discussion about name changes for some streets in Crozet –Andy Slack GIS Specialist II
  • Presentation regarding plans for use of old Moose Lodge – Dr. Schoeb
  • Presentation about request for Special Use Permit to allow for continued polo matches at King Family Vineyards – David King
  • Follow up from January meeting regarding Economic Development – Susan Stimart
  • Discussion about Milestone Partners hosting a series of public meetings regarding key points of development on the former Barnes property – Frank Stoner  (CLICK here for Milestone Partner's response to the CCAC's July 16 resolution concerning Barnes Lumber)
  • Review of “ombudsman” roles and discussion about which areas members would like to focus on
  • Elections 

4. Other items not on the agenda.

5. Announcements.

  • Blue Ridge Patrol District will be hosting a Coffee with a Cop event at the Mud House in Crozet on February 26, 2015
  • Reminder that the next CCAC meeting will be held at The Meadows on Wednesday March 18, 2015.

6.. Future Agenda Items.

Unveiling of special artwork at Crozet Library

You are invited to attend the unveiling of a look into Crozet's past
at 11:00 am on Saturday February 21st, 2015
at the Crozet Library.

Come early to meet the photographer Mr. Hubert Gentry and our own historian Mr. Phil James.

After the unveiling both Mr. Gentry and Mr. James will discuss the work and answer questions.

Free and open to the public and coffee will be available.

* Sponsored by your donations to the Build Crozet Library fund.
Click here to learn how you can be part of the story.

 

Crozet Library Soirée, February 5, 2015

Shenanandoah National Park Superintendent talk
Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 7:00 PM at the Crozet Library

Come here Superintendent Jim Northup of Shenandoah National Park at the Crozet Library on Thursday February 5th at 7:00 pm. Over the course of a 34 year career with the National Park Service Superintendent Northup has been privileged to work in some of America's most beautiful, popular and complex parks, including Shenandoah, Grand Teton, Big Bend, Grand Canyon and Smokey Mountains National Parks.
Come listen to the library's special guest speak about our nearby national treasure.

This is one of the series of talks, dubbed the Crozet Soirée, at the Crozet Library.  It is free and everyone is invited to attend,
No registration required.

 

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.
 
VDOT can be followed on Facebook, Flickr, Twitter and YouTube. RSS feeds are also available for statewide information. The VDOT Web page is located at www.VirginiaDOT.org.
 

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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