I wonder what’s going to take it’s spot near Great Valu. While I’m wondering, I wonder when the new place next to the Crozet barbershop will open.
- I do wish this group of volunteers had published minutes from their meetings where they formulated the survey. Since an Albemarle County staff member, Planning Commissioner, and Supervisor were on the committee, is anything FOIA-able?
- Has the Board of Supervisors given any indication that they will accept the results of this survey?
- Some background.
I’m writing to ask your help in an important community driven effort that will help shape the future of Crozet. As you may have read, there is a volunteer committee that consists of Crozet Community Association president Tim Tolson; retired planning commissioner Tom Loach (and new/current CCAC member); current planning commissioner Jennie More; White Hall Supervisor Ann Mallek; Tom Guterbock, the director of U.Va’s Center for Survey Research; Shawn Bird, a political polling expert; Crozet Board of Trade president Mike Marshall; and county senior planner Elaine Echols. Other interested Crozet citizens have also attended meetings. This committee has been developing a survey on Crozet growth issues for presentation to the public in May.
The committee has prepared a scientifically valid survey with neutral questions. Some 2,000 households inside the Crozet Growth Area and another 1,000 in nearby areas will be sent letters asking them to participate in the online survey. The goal is to get at least 500 households from this random representative sample to respond, with the heavy majority being from inside the growth area.
The same survey will also be available to anyone in the public online or in a paper form published in the Crozet Gazette and also available at Crozet Library. But these responses, while valid and sought after, will be analyzed and reported separately.
The committee has made diligent efforts to be thrifty about the cost of the effort. The expense, including sample purchase, comes down to less than $2 per invitation for the 3,000 letters and follow-up postcards should the letter not get the needed 500 participants.
The Crozet Board of Trade is undertaking to raise $6,000 to cover the cost of the survey. We believe this information is worth getting. The results will be publicly available.
The Board of Trade is a civic nonprofit that traditionally has raised funds for Crozet’s Independence Day fireworks show. We also raised the funds to create the Crozet Historic District. Your contribution is tax deductible and will be acknowledged.
This is a worthy cause. I hope you will send a contribution made out to the Crozet Board of Trade to P.O. Box 261, Crozet, Va. 22932. You can also donate online at this address: http://crozetcommunity.org/2017/04/donate-survey (Please note that 3% of your donation is kept by Network for Good as its fee.)
Thank you for supporting your hometown and believing that our caring can make its future prosperous and bright.
Michael Marshall, President, Crozet Board of Trade
The Crozet Board of Trade is a 501(c)3 charitable organization.
One more thought: this survey has been put forth as being “unchallengeable” by the organizers. “With a scientific survey we have unchallengeable results that will be valuable for many purposes.” – Mike Marshall, via email 11/19/2016.
If they are “unchallengeable” results, are they saying that they are infallible as well?
*edited to add links to CCAC story about Tom Loach and link to CCA.
I don’t need a grocery store open 24 hours, but 9 o’clock? Perfect.
And yes, I did get bread and beer at 8:57pm last night after finishing meeting a client … who had told me about the sign.
Attached please find the agenda for the April Crozet Community Advisory Committee meeting to be held at Wed April 19 at 7pm at Crozet Elementary School cafeteria. Note the change in meeting location!
Agenda will primarily focus on prioritizing previously identified projects as part of the Neighborhood Improvement Funding Initiative by the County, further described below. Plus welcoming our new CCAC members!
There is seemingly always debris under the bridge, much of it left from trucks hitting the bridge.
Sunday morning, these two cleaned up under the bridge. Thank you.
I point out the Crozet Library to every single one of my clients, if they’ve not already identified it. We have such a remarkable resource there!
A sampling of events at Crozet Library … via email.
David Ferrall and Jim Duncan met at the Rooftop and talked about the Crozet real estate market in Spring 2017 – resale homes, new construction, price per square foot, and a fair bit more.
Our conversation is never about just real estate numbers and data (although we could talk about that stuff forever) … we also talked about the Rooftop, Great Valu improvements, Piedmont Place, PRN’s containers, Crozet Trails and connectivity, and generally about how Crozet is truly a great place to live.
All in under 6 minutes! Questions about the market? Ask us, or stop by PRN on the Third Thursday of the month from 5pm to 7pm.
VDOT no longer likes signalised intersections / hence roundabouts and such. #CBOT1116
— realcrozetva (@realcrozetva) November 22, 2016
Sean Tubbs at Charlottesville Tomorrow reports: (bolding mine, read the whole story).
Albemarle supervisors were briefed on several transportation projects Wednesday, including the news that a roundabout will be coming to the intersection of U.S. 250 and Route 240, east of Crozet and near the Mechums River bridge and railroad trestle.
“It did not get funded through the SmartScale process,” said Joel DeNunzio, administrator of the Virginia Department of Transportation’s Charlottesville residency. “But we got an opportunity to re-do the [Highway Safety Improvement Funding application], and it looks like, as of today, we have been notified we have the funding.”
DeNunzio said the planning work can get underway in the next fiscal year.