I’m glad I went and live-tweeting the Crozet Community Advisory Council meeting last night; the interaction on Twitter highlighted how important it is to have outside voices paying attention but also that outside people are paying attention. I pay a lot of attention to what’s happening in Crozet – both because I love it and live here, but also so I can better advise my clients. Had I not attended and tweeted last night, I wouldn’t have known about a lot of the stuff listed below. Suggestion: look at the highlights, click through to read the entire Storify then get involved.
- Someone is apparently interested in the Barnes Lumberyard
- 1306 and 1278 Crozet Avenue are going to have some sort of infill redevelopment (nothing showing yet at Albemarle’s County View)
- Funding has temporarily fallen through for Claudius Place
- Crozet schools are on their way to getting crowded – see the tweets.
- I’m still baffled that no one thought Old Trail would have kids (apparently someone thought it’d be all retirees)
- Crozet Fireworks – 6 July
- Meeting on 19 June to discuss Critical Slopes proposed changes. (this is a potentially big deal).
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Anyone up for writing a story or live-tweeting this meeting? I’m curious to hear about what the Blue Ridge District Advisory Team is … and also, who’s up for helping pull off the Crozet Fireworks?
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CROZET COMMUNITY ADVISORY COUNCIL
The Meadows, Crozet (5735 Meadows Dr.)
Thursday, May 16, 2013 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
1. Agenda Review. (Meg Holden – CCAC chair)
2. Approval of Minutes from April 18, 2013 meeting.
3. Public Comment.
4. Project Updates/Information:
• Update on Library Fundraising (Bill Schrader)
• Library…plans for unused space
• Blue Ridge District Advisory Team
• Any news on development of Barnes Lumber Company property
• Update on streets cape
• What do we know about re-zoning request at 1306 Crozet Ave.
• Present growth issues concerning our schools
• Anything on plans for pedestrian crossing signal at Clover Lawn/Harris Teeter, 2 deaths, approve a resolution to request some action regarding a safer solution for this crossing area
• Plans for Crozet Independence Day Parade, Celebration and Fireworks on July 6.
5. Old Business • Ombudsman – members of CCAC and the role they will play for the council
6. Items not listed on the Agenda
8. Future Agenda Items.
This year’s Crozet Arts and Crafts Festival is this weekend; it should be a great weekend, hopefully with equally great weather.
It’s a big weekend in Crozet. What other events are there? (They’ll be added to the Crozet Calendar if you let me know)
The Crozet Farmer’s Market is on Saturday from 8 to 12 on Tabor (I’d suggest walking or biking if you can … traffic’s liable to be hairy). (Update: a Facebook commenter notes that the Farmers’ Market sign is at its old location on Crozet Avenue, presumably to seek to alleviate traffic this weekend. I’d still suggest walking or biking. )
It seems that the Crozet Arts & Crafts Festival brings the perfect opportunity for Crozet neighborhoods to have community yard sales. I know Parkside Village is having one (adjacent to Crozet Park) and while riding my bike to a home inspection in Grayrock, I noticed that Baragamin Park and Grayrock are having community yard sales on Saturday.
Weather for Crozet this weekend …
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North Branch is having its annual music festival and silent auction (with a cake walk, face painting, and other children’s activities) called BandFair TOMORROW at Cardinal Point Winery, 1 pm – 7 pm. You can purchase tickets at the gate tomorrow for $7.00 for a child ticket, $12.00 for an adult ticket, and $36.00 for a family of 4 or more. Great local music and kid-friendly fun, with wine-tasting for the grown-ups right up the hill. Don’t miss out on the fun!
While I’ve shifted most of the Crozet Calendar/happenings to the Crozet Calendar section of RealCrozetVA, the Crozet Triathlon is really interesting. My little one did the Dogwood Duathlon this past weekend (for the 2nd time) and had a blast. I wondered on Twitter if Crozet could do one, and I was quickly told that yes, not only can we, but we are.
So … Check out the Field School’s sponsorship of the Crozet Triathlon on 15 June. Note that this cool flyer was designed by Crozet’s Allie Pesch.
And it’s in a new location, too – in the parking lot of Tabor Presbyterian Church.
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Students from the Western Albemarle High School Leadership class will present a $1,000 donation to the Build Crozet Library fund on Friday, May 10 at 9:45 am. The presentation will be made to Fundraising Chair Bill Schrader and other library representatives on Library Ave. beside the new library (under construction).
This donation will earn the WAHS Leadership program a leaf on the Giving Tree planned for the lobby of the new library. The donation will be doubled due to the matching grant from BAMA Works, and will help to purchase seating in the Teen Area of the new library. Students raised the money by staffing concessions at football games and through their annual spring pageant, Mr. WAHS, organized by students Mac Outlaw, Colleen Flanagan, Montana Frayser, and Sierra Brown.
Mr. WAHS attendees were also asked to bring canned goods for donation to the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank. This donation is in line with the WAHS Leadership program’s local, community-based focus for all its fundraising events this year.