The CCAC matters, folks. Sacrifice time to attend, get informed, and be present — not just when something comes up that directly affects you or your neighborhood. *
CROZET COMMUNITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE (CCAC) Meeting
Crozet Library, 2020 Library Avenue, Crozet
Wednesday, August 17, 2016 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
1. Agenda Review. (David Stoner – CCAC chair)
Approval of Minutes (Draft minutes of July 20, 2016 meeting)
3. Update on possible police substation in Crozet (Capt. Greg Jenkins ACPD – 15min) — Some background on this at RealCrozetVA; short story: the County determined last year that it’s not even remotely a priority in the CIP)
4. Update Focus Areas and Committee Liaison Roles (All – 20 min) — see the end of this post for more information
5. Barnes Lumber & Downtown Crozet Initiative (DCI) Update (1 hour) — this should be interesting.
a. Barnes Rezoning Presentation (Frank Stoner, Milestone Partners)
b. DCI Update (Mary Beth Bowen and Dave Stoner, DCI)
6. Follow-up on CCAC Priorities and Master Plan Update Discussion (All-time permitting)
7. Items not listed on the agenda
9. Future Agenda Items
The CCAC’s role and “charter” docs are found here:
From the CCAC email listserv
- We talked last time about updating our focus areas and representatives/liasons for them. See attached for our prior listing. Three questions:
- Are these the right areas we should be “focusing” on? Others? Different ones?
- Which of these do YOU want to spend some time on and reporting to the group?
- Do we want to give more routine “focus” to these areas in our agendas than we have been? How? Or other suggestions?
- Leslie will not be able to attend, so will someone please volunteer to take minutes? Let me know if you are willing/able to do so.
From the above email attachment, the proposed focus areas of the CCAC
- Neighborhood matters
- Economic development
- Infrastructure (Transportation,
- roads, utilities)
- Downtown district growth and development
- Parks and Trails
- Gateway edges, buffers and rural
- By right projects
** Because this is a more editorial comment from me: when you show up to get informed and speak your mind *only* when a thing directly affects you, you are a NIMBY. Don’t be a NIMBY. Be a member of the entire community, we all benefit when that’s the case.
Further, don’t be these people: (this tweet is in reference to Brookhill, but it’s a pathetically widespread sentiment)
"put the bicycle/ped connection in YOUR neighborhood" overheard at #Albemarle Planning Commission meeting— Neil Williamson (@NeilSWilliamson) August 17, 2016