Crozet, Growth, Politics Crozet Town Hall Recap – 8 November 2012 November 8, 2012 Jim Leave a comment Lots of good information tonight at the Crozet community Association – Crozet trails connectivity – Geo policing – Power outages – Crozet Library fundraising – Streetscape and more Huge thanks to @Ryan for tweeting the meeting! Click through, go to the end and work your way to the top. Update 13 November 2012: – the minutes from the meeting (pdf) – the power point slides of streets cape/infrastructure (thanks to the CCA’s new site) [View the story "Crozet Community Association + Crozet Town Hall" on Storify] Crozet Community Association + Crozet Town Hall Lots of people (about 50), lots of County staff (guessing 10-13) and lots of Crozet information and questions Storified by Jim Duncan · Thu, Nov 08 2012 18:52:50 .@tfjtolson says the Association is “made up of those who show up”. True. #Crozetrealcrozetva I pulled this one out and made it the lede because it’s succinct and accurate. Lots of stuff happens in these meetings, lots of information and sharing. Believe it or not (and I know it’s hard to believe) this is where progress happens. From here, start at the bottom and work your way up. Historic district approved. Fundraising going on. #CrozetRyan Bos is trying to reverse slide in police hiring. 30 officers short right now. 3 new hires per year. #CrozetRyan Vdot is understaffed. Hard to get follow through. #CrozetRyan Ann’s back! Tabor and st George will have water main meeting soon. #CrozetRyan Network and spread the word about Crozet library fundraising. Let committee know abt leads. #CrozetRyan Several areas of library are already fully funded – if you want your name on the library, give soon! #CrozetRyan Library fundraising! 100k matching grant – we need to raise 100k, already halfway there. #CrozetRyan No money for Old Trail park. Natural area park for now. #CrozetRyan Reaping fruits of proffers from years ago. #Crozet connector is in reach.Ryan Workday on Saturday! No poison ivy, snakes, or chiggers make winter a good time for construction. #CrozetRyan Dan Mahon is up. Working on community engagement countywide. Crozet has great volunteers, partnership. #Crozet is the model.Ryan Need more space for rookie division – improvements coming to field school and Brownsville. Practice time on lighted fields. #CrozetRyan Peach tree baseball – babe Ruth requires transition field now – two mounds, sets of bases. #CrozetRyan @crozetbulldogs you’re welcome! This is the first time I’ve been able to come!Ryan Thanks to @realcrozetva and @rprav8r for tweeting #crozet meeting tonight for those of us who can’t be there!anne.d Awesome Crozetians asking tough questions. #CrozetRyan "We can’t do our jobs as police officers without the assistance of community." #CrozetRyan I asked chief Sellers if there were any police issues we should be aware of; he said only teenagers hanging out and getting in trouble.realcrozetva The Crozet trails breakout has the most people. Nice. http://pic.twitter.com/PKjYGqDMrealcrozetva Ann taking about power outages. Like Western Ridge and Parkside Village.realcrozetva Ann Mallek trying to work with VDOT. On “suicide lane” in front of harris teeter. Also a sidewalk is in the 6 year plan. #Crozetrealcrozetva The code for b&n to donate to Crozet library. 10853588 http://pic.twitter.com/zFVyUgCIrealcrozetva Bill Schrader giving update about Crozet library fundraising. The barnes and noble thing was good – can still use the code to donate.realcrozetva Update from Anne Mallek about the Crozet tunnel – Nelson County will be fundraising soon.realcrozetva Question about the Western Ridge trail. “Is it a public trail?” Answer:yes.But it doesn’t connect to anything yet. But it will soon #Crozetrealcrozetva Question about the Old Trail park. Answer: county doesn’t have he money to do anything with it.realcrozetva Crozet Connector trails will be great – connecting neighborhoods.realcrozetva Byrom Park abuts the National park. Byrom is opening another mile soon.realcrozetva Workday on Saturday! No poison ivy, snakes, or chiggers make winter a good time for construction. #CrozetRyan Dan Mahon saying he has the best group of volunteers – Crozet Trails Crew led by Jessica Mauzy.realcrozetva Tim Hughes and Dan Mahon with the parks and Rec. athletic improvements: peach tree baseball.realcrozetva I doubt the microphones that @cvilletomorrow has here are picking up the conversation but I’m still glad they’re here. #Crozetrealcrozetva Question: will the police ever get out of their cars? (Good question)realcrozetva So sorry to my non Crozet followers for filling up your timeline. But small town life IS my life. :)Ryan Another shot of the town hall … candidly I wish more people were here. #Crozet http://pic.twitter.com/xJ3WgV67realcrozetva Officer Jenkins says he needs the community’s help in policing; we’re in it together. Here he is: (save it ) http://pic.twitter.com/I9dFRIP3realcrozetva When traffic starts on the Crozet streetscape, traffic is going to be hairy. (Ride bikes and walk if you can!)realcrozetva Full implementation of geo policing is first week in dec. #Crozet lots of info on upcoming web page.Ryan Officers designated to work in same geographic areas day in day out. Get to know each other, creates ownership and accountability. #CrozetRyan Geographic policing – community involvement. Comprehensive strategy to community policing initiatives. #CrozetRyan Next up – county PO chief Steve sellers. #Crozet resident. Handing off to Greg somebody, district commander. #CrozetRyan Existing north sidewalk crosses private property. #CrozetRyan Sidewalk design plans to be finished this month. Need vdot approval before construction. #CrozetRyan Planned proj-north sidewalk project from st George to Crozet elem. safe routes grant to extend sidewalk to Ballard,add crosswalk. #CrozetRyan Award of contract first q 2013. #CrozetRyan Streetscape – final plans to be finished this month. List of steps to be approved by vdot. #CrozetRyan Jack Kelsey up on streetscape. Utility relocation – getting rights of way. Poles and wires will be removed. #CrozetRyan Storm water – wetland basins on Crozet ave. almost completed. Functioning. #CrozetRyan Century link fiber conflicts with storm water but its getting worked out. #CrozetRyan Ron somebody updating library construction. On time on budget. #CrozetRyan The last rights of way have been acquired for the Crozet streetscape.realcrozetva Streetscape update from Jack Kelsey. I hope their slides will be available; I will post them on RealCrozetVa.realcrozetva Crozet Library: “on time and on budget”realcrozetva Trevor Henry showing the infrastructure updates and ends with a pitch for folks to come to the WAHS football game tomorrow night.realcrozetva Improvements coming to CSX parcel. #CrozetRyan Update on streetscape project. Good overview of infrastructure projects. $15million. #CrozetRyan Trevor Henry up to facilitate the town hall. #CrozetRyan Update on streetscape project. Good overview of infrastructure projects. $15million. #CrozetRyan Impressive array of Albemarle County staff here this evening. #Crozetrealcrozetva Glad @rprav8r is here live tweeting.realcrozetva Civicness at the #Crozet Community Assoc + Crozet Town Hall. http://pic.twitter.com/sSWoavcMrealcrozetva At the Field School for the #crozet town hall.realcrozetva If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS Feed or sign up for Email Alerts. Thanks for visiting!