It is with heavy heart that I relay to you that all JMRL locations go to Tier 5 of our COVID-19 Response starting at 6pm on Monday, March 16, which will result in full closure of all locations through the end of March.
- On Monday, March 16, the Crozet Library will be open from 1pm-6pm.
- You can still come in and get materials until then – please see our tips for visiting the library below.
- All items due in March will be now be due on April 6th.
- During the weekdays, there will be limited staff on duty to process library returns and answer phone calls.
- Find ebooks, audiobooks, streaming videos, magazines, and comics in the eLibrary or check out JMRL’s databases to do research, find online classes, and more
- You can find excellent resources about COVID and about online resources that you can access with your JMRL library card on the JMRL blog at https://jmrlblog.com/2020/03/14/available-online-resources/
I wish you all the best, and if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask. I’ll see you on the other side of this! Stay well and safe.
*i’m going to tag these posts with COVID-19, so the archives reflect this closing was due to a crisis, and not closing for good.
via facebook :
I am a family doctor and I am terrified for the vulnerable members of our community. These are the numbers. In our small community of Crozet, VA, approximately 10K people, estimated between 40 and 238 deaths from covid-19 coronavirus, unless we as community members enact drastic social distancing measures immediately. If we wait until we have a documented case we have missed our chance to #flattenthecurve. That first case will represent many, many undiagnosed cases that may have been circulating for weeks. Please protect yourself and our most vulnerable and do not go to school, work, or other activities. You can transmit this virus unknowingly to someone who can die from this. Someone please tell me that my math is wrong?
I want to clarify that I am not terrified for myself, my husband, or my children. If any of us contract this virus, especially the kids, we will most likely have a mild case that we will recover from without much difficulty. As a physician, I am terrified for the most vulnerable members of our community who will not recover so easily. I am terrified that we know this data, yet it is not getting out to the public. We should learn lessons from Italy, Washington state, California, where very good hospitals are becoming overwhelmed, without enough ventilators to keep patients alive or enough protective equipment to prevent the doctors from getting infected. This virus is very contagious and people with mild cold like symptoms can easily spread it to others. The only known way to reduce deaths in a community is for all of us to stay home. Including those who feel fine. I don’t want everyone else to feel terrified. But I do want everyone to take this extremely seriously.Continue reading “COVID-19 and Crozet”
Every day brings further affirmation that Facebook is, for events such as this, fine (albeit evil and terrible) for conversation. For disseminating timely information. twitter is infinitely better.
Now that we’ve all learned what a derecho is, this is as good a time as ever to remind you to follow RealCrozetVA on Twitter – I’m posting there much more often than I can here, in part because it’s much, much, much easier to post tweets from my phone than it is to write a blog post. I’m trying to post on the RealCrozetVA Facebook page, but that app is so remarkably slow and dysfunctional that it drains my iPhone’s battery super-fast. *and, I no longer have the FB app on my phone
Twitter is also good for following CCAC meetings. Here are the tweets from the March 2020 CCAC meeting.
Be nice to each other.
Wash your hands, use common sense, and read science-based news. Simple. UVA have a good coronavirus map.
Information from Albemarle CountyContinue reading “Albemarle County Coronavirus Information”
Via email: (bolding mine)
The Crozet Community Advisory Committee will meet this Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Crozet Library. Hope you can join us. There will be two special use permit application presentations.
CROZET COMMUNITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.
1. Introductions and Agenda Review (Allie Pesch – CCAC chair)
2. Approval of Minutes
3. Little Explorers Discovery School Special Use Permit Presentation (Christi Gillette –40 minutes)
4. Wild Turkey Lane Tier III Personal Wireless Service Facility Special Use Permit Presentation (Lori Schweller – 40 minutes)
5. Items Not Listed on the Agenda
a. *Special CCAC Meeting* Crozet Master Plan Revision Discussion: Wednesday, March 25, 7 – 8:30 p.m. at the Meadows
b. Crozet Master Plan Community Workshop: Wednesday, April 22, 6:30 – 8 p.m. at WAHS
Continue reading “CCAC March 2020 | Little Explorers, Wireless Service Facility”
Remember the noise and discussion about the Yancey Mill noises at the November CCAC meeting? Looks like the conversation with Albemarle County is ongoing.
The following email from Bill First with Albemarle County was forwarded to me by a neighbor of Yancey Mill about the upcoming County meetings about the Mill, which has been in its location for decades.
As an aside, I’ve found the County to be quite good at communicating with citizens and doing all that they can to keep people informed, about this, and almost anything else.
Planning Commission – Tuesday March 24. The staff report and agenda will be available approximately one week prior to the meeting. If you would like comments included in the report please provide them to me no later than March 13. Comments received after that date will be forwarded to the Planning Commission and the Board of Supervisors they just won’t be included in the Planning Commission report.
Board of Supervisors – Wednesday April 15. The staff report and agenda will be available approximately one week prior to the meeting. All information received for the Planning Commission meeting will be automatically forwarded to the Board of Supervisors. You do not need to resubmit comments. However, if you did not provide comments for the Planning Commission or have new comments please send those comments to me no later than April 1st. Again, if you provide comments after that date they will be forwarded to the Board they just won’t be in the report packet.
Dogs are now prohibited from running at large — not on a leash or lead — in Albemarle County.
You know, like on the Crozet Trails System.
A big meeting. A big conversation about a big project in Crozet, the Crozet Sports facility, and a big conversation about a tiny rezoning for 6 great houses along Jarmans Gap.
Video at the bottom of this post.
The agenda for the meeting is here.
- Meg Nedostup from the County gave an overview of zoning and the comp plan.
- Crozet Sports
- Short summary – big project with a huge positive community impact that is raising concerns with neighbors.
- He is a good speaker, and saying all the right things (and means it). Y’all need to watch the video when @CrozetGazette puts it up.
- They are looking to build a community hub, sports for kids and adults,
- Look at Crozet Sports’ building page
- Traffic from this project would be less than with the 90 homes that would go there otherwise.
- Here is the slide deck.
- So much was covered. Please read all the tweets.
- For archival’s sake, here’s one of the Nextdoor posts.
- Bamboo Grove
- Small project, rezoning from R2 to R4; it would be 6 single family housing units
- Chris Fuller’s slide deck. For posterity, the PDF is here, too.
- This was a great discussion about more than a simple rezoning (just do it; it’s a small and great project), it was an informative lesson about housing affordability, and how greater density leads to greater affordability.
- And also how building smaller, more efficient houses is part of the solution
Crozet is growing, and it’s going to continue to grow. It’s been planned that way for nearly 50 years.
Q: When Did Crozet Become a Growth Area? (before a lot of people in Crozet were born)
Fun fact: The average year built of a home sold in Crozet in 2019 was 2003