A fence? So soon?
If anyone would be willing to share a copy of the proposed contract, please email me.
Can’t we all get along?
To Crozetians: let’s be nice, respectful and considerate of each other as we fight & jockey for the few spaces. I saw an elderly woman trying to get to Parkway Pharmacy today and she had to park much further from the pharmacy than she wanted. Me? I’ll ride my bike whenever possible.
Buckingham Branch Railroad blocked-off a parking lot in Crozet Friday afternoon that has been used by people there for a generation. It came as a shock to business owners who thought there was still time to work out an agreement for the spaces.
Thursday night business owners were offered a contract by BBRR, which leases the property, spelling out everything they need to do if they want to continue parking in “The Square.” Apparently that deal unraveled just hours after it was offered. They were told they had till May 21 to make a decision, but less than 24 hours later a fence is up.
Officials with the Buckingham Branch Railroad and Crozet Square business owners had their first opportunity to talk face-to-face Friday afternoon. Both side say they’re open to negotiations, but they didn’t expect to make a decision so soon.
So, Friday afternoon was the first time they talked? The fence seems even more unreasonable now.
This is why I think the swift fencing is unreasonable:
Ruscher said the railroad company acted too abruptly.
“I haven’t even had a chance to read the contract,” Ruscher said.