A Catholic Church on St. George?

This was an interesting “item not on the agenda” at the 12 June 2019 CCAC meeting. I asked the gentleman who read the letter from some of the St. George neighbors to share the letter. I have pasted it below.

The local church search committee has proposed the site of Anderson Funeral Home on St. George Avenue in Crozet as a potential site for the Diocese of Richmond to review to see if it’s suitable site. (from downtown Crozet, head towards Crozet Elementary, turn left on St. George, and it’s up there on the right)

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Support Crozet’s Fireworks and Independence Day Celebration

Copy/Pasted from the Crozet Community site. With permission.

These events involve a lot of donated time from a lot of individuals and donated materials and services from local companies, but it still cannot happen without financial contributions, too.

Of course, we appreciate all donations, but to boost our efforts to cover expenses, we have three leadership donor levels and we are hoping that you will show your support by becoming a lead patron this year.

  • For a gift of $500 or more, we will prominently display your company banner you provide at the entrance to the park during the event, identify your patron status in the Crozet Gazette and event handbill and provide you with ten passes to the celebration in the park as well as published thanks in the Crozet Gazette and the event handbill.
  • For a gift of $250 to $499, you will receive acknowledgment in the Crozet Gazette and event handbill and four passes to the celebration in the park.
  • And, for a gift of $100 to $249, you will receive two passes to the celebration in the park, published thanks in the Crozet Gazette and the event handbill.

June 29 will be here before you know it.  Won’t you join us by contributing whatever you can afford?  If being a lead patron is too much, please send whatever you can afford.   Your contribution is tax-deductible charitable donation. Thank you!

Please make your donation by Friday, June 21 in order to be listed on the event  handbill. 

  1. You can mail a check payable to: Downtown Crozet Association and send it to: CBT, P.O. Box 863, Crozet, VA 22932.  Please put  “CIDC donation” on the memo line.
  2. You can contribute right now, online, by clicking on this link:  
  3. Please put “CIDC donation” in the Designation box.
  4. Thank you for your generous support!

It takes a village – won’t you help out on Saturday, June 29 for an hour?

We need your help for just an hour or two on Sunday, June 29.   Below is the website to sign-up to help with the Crozet Independence Day Celebration (CIDC) between 5PM to 10PM. There are a variety of tasks and time slots. Most of the time slots are only an hour – so there’s lots of ways to help and still enjoy the event.

To sign up, please click here! (Coming soon)
For now – email CrozetCommunity at gmail.com to volunteer!

When you sign-up it will ask for your name, email and, optionally phone number.  No one else can see your email and phone.  We promise we won’t share it.  It’s helpful for us to have it if something happens and we need to let you know about a last minute change.

We urge church groups, civic and neighborhood associations to sign-up.  Crozet Trails Crew already has volunteered to staff one spot the whole evening!  Let’s see which group can have the most volunteers!

With your help, we can make this Crozet Independence Day celebration the best ever!

250 Closing at Tilman for a Bit

It’s just past the blinking light on 250 on the way into Charlottesville. You know, the dip in the road that’s been getting dippier for the past few weeks?

via email:

 PORTION OF RT. 250 IN ALBEMARLE TO BE CLOSED JUNE 12-13

Crews will replace large pipe; motorists advised to follow posted detour

CULPEPER — An upcoming pipe replacement project will close a portion of Route 250 (Ivy Road) in Albemarle County in mid-June. 

VDOT will close Route 250 to through traffic to replace a large pipe located just east of Route 676 (Tilman Road). This work has been scheduled to avoid both morning rush hours. The road will be closed beginning at 10 a.m. June 12 and will reopen by 4 a.m. June 13, weather permitting. 

The large pipe must be replaced to prevent damage to the travel lanes. Crews will excavate the soil above and around the pipe. After removing the pipe, crews will install a new pipe, backfill the area and resurface the road. 

Due to the significant work required to remove the old pipe, it is not feasible to keep one travel lane open during this project. 

Motorists are advised to use Route 738 (Morgantown Road) to get around the closure. 

Drivers should check www.511virginia.org or the 511 mobile app for updated information about traffic conditions and follow @VaDOTCULP on Twitter for updates.

Western Albemarle Crew Team Rows to SIX National Medals

Wow, WAHS Rowing!

Crozet, Virginia, May 28, 2019 – After advancing a record 10 boats from the Virginia State Championship to the Scholastic National Regatta, the Western Albemarle High School Crew Team rowed their way to six national titles.  The Western Albemarle High School team of 55 members was one of 156 clubs from across the nation to qualify and compete in the regatta held May 24-25 in Dillion Lake, Ohio.  

The second fastest boats in the nation were awarded silver medals, earned by the Women’s Senior Quad (Caroline Allison, Heather Deacon, Tori Sanborn, Clare O’Connell), the Women’s Lightweight Quad (Casey Callinan, Madison Reisch, Noa Kipnis, Adelaide Bragaw) and the Men’s Junior Quad (Lucas Farmer, Andrew Sime).  Bronze medals were earned by the the Women’s LIghtweight Double (Madelyn Abrahamson, Eva Massarelli), the Men’s Senior Double (Val Burguener, Cove Haydock) and the Men’s Freshman Quad (William Donovan, Jeremy Burke, Tate Kessler, Tilden English.)  

Additionally the team had four other boats which finished in the top ten: the Women’s Junior Quad (Lily Argenbright, Kate Landis, Mary Robertson, Mia Henderson, the Women’s Junior Double (Ellie Ward, Claire Helgerson), and the Men’s Senior Quad (Cooper Devito,Will Plummer, Tee Dickinson, CK Keller), and the Women’s Freshman Quad (Ravenna Barber, Emma Sexton, Haley Lenox, Meghan Byrne).  The Women’s Junior Single (Sloan Strong) also placed in the top ten.  Strong attends Staunton High School which does not have a team, so she trains with the WAHS team and was entered as the only Staunton HS rower. 

Head Coach, Craig Redinger says “The importance of this success cannot be underestimated.  To be able to compete, place among the top two boats in each event against the best competition from across the nation takes an enormous commitment of time, training, character and dedication that is nothing short of remarkable.  Our athletes and coaching staff embody those values on and off the water and generates an atmosphere in which our rowers excel.  This past weekend we got to prove that to the nation by leaving as the  most medaled sculling teams at the event”  

The team will now take a break before resuming their fall season in August.  If you are interested in learning more about the sport of rowing the team will host its learn to row program July 15-26. Please visit our website, wahscrew.org, for details on our summer programs and for those interested in joining the team.

Thanks, Kara Ward, for sending this in!

CCAC May 2019 | Crozet Connect, 250, Bridges

via email:

CROZET COMMUNITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Field School of Charlottesville, 1408 Crozet Avenue
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.

Agenda

1.    Introductions and Agenda Review (Allie Pesch – CCAC chair)

2.    Approval of Minutes 

3.    JAUNT Crozet Connect Update (Brian Cohen, JAUNT Public Relations Manager – 15 min) 

4.    Crozet Master Plan Content Review and Update Topics: Land Use (Andrew Knuppel – 45 min)

5.    CCAC Member Discussion: Eastern Avenue, VDOT Bridge Resolution (All – 30 min)

6.    Items Not Listed on the Agenda

7.    Announcements

8.     Future Agenda Items

• Rivanna Authorities – Crozet Area Update (Bill Mawyer, RWSA – June)
• Master Plan Content Review and Update Topics (Monthly through July)

Orchard Jams at Chiles Orchard + Crozet Trolley

via email

I wanted to alert you to a complimentary trolley service during the month of May provided to Orchard Jams by Crozet Trolley Co. which is our free Friday evening music series at Chiles Peach Orchard. The service starts this Friday, May 3 for Koda Kerl & Friends and features round trip service from Western Ridge, Downtown Crozet and Old Trail. More information on the schedule here.


Would be great to spread the word and on top of that initiative, we will also be donating $1 to Meals on Wheels of Charlottesville/Albemarle from each pint of cider and glass of wine sold on the first Friday of each month throughout the series which runs every Friday until September 27th.

CCAC Meeting – More Houses, Crozet Express, Master Plan

via email (bolding mine) #CCAC0419

CROZET COMMUNITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Crozet Library
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.

Agenda

  1. Introductions and Agenda Review (Allie Pesch – CCAC chair)
  2. Approval of Minutes
  3. Pleasant Green/West Glen Stream Crossing SUP Amendment (Jeremy Swink, Stanley Martin Homes – 30 min) (Is this the one about filling in the flood plain?)
  4. JAUNT Crozet Connect express shuttle service update (Brian Cohen, Mary Honeycutt, Stephen Johnson – 30 min)
  5. Crozet Master Plan Content Review and Update Topics: Parks and Green Systems (Andrew Knuppel – 20 min)
  6. Items Not Listed on the Agenda
  7. Announcements
  8. Future Agenda Items
    1. Rivanna Authorities – Crozet Area Update (Bill Mawyer, RWSA – June)
    2. Master Plan Content Review and Update Topics (Monthly through July)

Background

When Are They Going to Close 240?

How’s that for a click-baity headline? 6 months closure is certainly way better than the previously-heard 12-18 months.

Via email:

PUBLIC HEARING APRIL 17 FOR RT. 240 BRIDGE REHABILITATION

Give input on preferred construction alternative

CULPEPER — The Virginia Department of Transportation invites the public to attend an upcoming design public hearing on the proposed rehabilitation of the Route 240 (Crozet Avenue) bridge over Lickinghole Creek in Albemarle County.  

The hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, April 17 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Crozet Library, 2020 Library Avenue, Crozet. 

At the open house-style hearing, VDOT staff will be available to discuss the project and answer questions. The public can review project plans, ask questions and obtain information about the project’s timeline, cost and travel impacts, as well as provide feedback on the project orally or in writing. 

VDOT proposes to rehabilitate the existing substandard bridge and is presenting two construction alternatives for public input:

·       The first alternative proposes to close Route 240 in both directions for six months with a detour in place. Traffic south of the bridge would use Route 250 (Rockfish Gap Turnpike) to Route 240 (Three Notched Road) to reach Crozet Avenue. Traffic north of the bridge will reverse the detour and use Three Notched Road to Rockfish Gap Turnpike. 

·       The second alternative involves a phased approach to construction. The bridge would be reduced to one lane and two-way traffic would be controlled by temporary traffic signals for at least eight months. Motorists would experience delays near the bridge site especially during rush hour with this alternative.  

Written comments can also be submitted by mail to Howard Tomlinson, Project Manager, 1601 Orange Road, Culpeper, VA 22701 through April 27. Email comments can be sent to [email protected].

Anyone requiring special assistance to attend and participate in this meeting may contact VDOT at 540-829-7500, 800-367-7623 or TTY/TDD 711.

More information about the projects can be found on VDOT’s website at http://www.virginiadot.org/projects/culpeper/240bridge.asp.

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