Picnic in the Park

It's back – Claudius Crozet Park's Friday in the Park!
Cancelled due to weather!
See you Friday, July 24

WHERE:  Claudius Crozet Park pavilions and festival grounds (1075 Claudius Crozet Park, Crozet, VA)

WHEN:  Friday, June 26, from 6:00 to 8:30 PM

WHAT: FREE bounce house for kids and local band Strange Attractor will be there.  

FOOD:  Sal's pizza, drinks and Ben and Jerry's ice cream for sale or bring your own.

REASON:  To bring the community together to have some FUN!

The YMCA will be having a DIVE IN movie around 8:45pm.  They will be showing The Jungle Book

Contact:  Melissa Miller with any questions.

A few volunteers needed to scoop ice cream or watch the bounce house.  Let me know if you are interested or available.

We hope to see you there!


Open House on Water Resources in Albemarle County

On Wednesday, June 24, the Water Resources Funding Advisory Committee will be hosting an Open House on Water Resources in Albemarle County.

This event will feature a short presentation on program and funding considerations, a panel discussion for perspectives from a diverse group of stakeholders, and interactive exhibits where participants can provide feedback on the options under consideration.

Date: Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Formal presentations begin at 7 pm
County Office Building, 2nd Floor Lobby
401 McIntire Road
Charlottesville, VA 22902

Albemarle County has a long history of commitment to protecting its reservoirs, lakes, and streams – collectively, our water resources. Over the past few years, new and expanded State mandates have significantly increased the scope and cost of the County's water resource protection programs. The Board of Supervisors has indicated a desire to explore establishing a dedicated funding mechanism – separate from the general fund – to better support these programs. The Board will consider the funding mechanisms at a work session scheduled in the fall of 2015.
The Water Resources Funding Advisory Committee (WRFAC) has met monthly since September 2014 to explore potential funding mechanisms for the water resources program. The WRFAC has 13 appointed members of the public representing a diversity of stakeholder interests and is supported by County staff and an engineering consultant, along with liaisons from the Board of Supervisors and Planning Commission. These meetings, in combination this public engagement process, will shape the recommendation by the WRFAC to the Board of Supervisors on how best to fund Albemarle County's Water Resources Program moving forward.

To learn more, please visit: www.albemarle.org/waterfunding

CCAC Meeting Agenda 17 June 2015


Crozet Library Community Room, 2020 Library Avenue, Crozet
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. 

Click here for PDF (printable) version of the agenda.


1. Agenda Review. (Jennie More – CCAC chair)

2. Approval of Minutes (Click here for draft May 20, 2015 meeting minutes.)

3. Project Updates/Information:

  • Greg Harper, Water Resource Manager- Initial Review of Water Resources Program
  • Mary Miller – Garage Gym – Local business seeking location
  • Faith McClintic, Director of Economic Development – Introduction and Overview
  • Information and discussion regarding CDBG Planning Grant – Dave Stoner and Ann Mallek
  • Initial review/discussion about Community Meetings- (This will be a carryover item)
  • Information about developers holding public meetings at CCAC – Jennie More and Emily Kilroy
  • Overview of GIS web – Emily Kilroy

4. Items not listed on the agenda.

5. Announcements.

6.. Future Agenda Items.




Teenager attacked by dog on Crozet Park trail

Seeking information about a dog that attacked and bit a teenager on Sunday, June 7.

From email message:

Neighbors —
A co-worker’s teenage son was bitten twice in Crozet on Sunday evening by an unrestrained Rottweiler.  They live in Westhall, which is 300 yards southeast of Claudius Crozet Park.  The teen was running/exercising by himself along a trail, which is part of the Crozet Trail System, near their home.  The trail is behind (east of) Summerdean Road near a decent-sized pond/reservoir and leads in the direction of Western Ridge.  The teen and the dog simply “encountered each other” based on oncoming direction of travel.  The dog was NOT on a leash and the owner was not in sight.  The dog jumped on the teen before he could stop running.  The dog then bit the teen two times on the back side.  He then started growling worse and the teen felt he was becoming even more aggressive, when the owner came into view and called the dog off.  The bites broke skin and caused bleeding.  The owner grabbed the dog, which was still trying to aggressively attack the teen.  The teen was scared and ran off while the owner held the dog back.  The teen could not talk to the owner as the dog was still trying to attack him.  The teen felt that maybe the dog attacked him because he was running while wearing a weight vest.
The parents of this teen are urgently trying to find the dog because if they are unable to determine if the dog had rabies, the teen's physician and the Department of Health are insisting that he will have to undergo rabies treatments starting Friday, June 12.
The dog is described as a Rottweiler, weight about 90-100 lbs, black and dark brown in color, with a light brown face.
 The dog owner is female, Caucasian, approx 60 years of age, medium height, thin, with short/dark hair.
If any recipient of this message believes they know this dog/owner, please email CrozetCommunity@gmail.com  We will put you in touch with the person and promise to respect and uphold your privacy.  If you prefer, call the Animal Control Officer who is handling this case:  434-531-8608.

Update on motorized vehicles on the trails:

Thank you to everyone who has notified the Crew, the County and mostly the police about the use of 4-wheelers on the public trails. Last night, 6 folks on ATVs and dirt bikes were stopped by the police and were given a warning. The police now have their names and we have been working on making sure our signs are well posted and the language is correct in order to prosecute if needed.

Please continue to let the police know if motorized vehicles continue to use the trail between the WestHall fiberglass bridge and the Zavarych-Rozinski bridge (the public section of trail).


Mint Springs Valley Park TRACK Trail Grand Opening

Mint Springs Valley Park TRACK Trail Grand Opening
Saturday, June 13th at 10:00 AM

June 13th is National Get Outdoors Day and we're celebrating with the grand opening of the Mint Springs Valley Park TRACK Trail in Crozet, Virginia! We'll meet at the map kiosk at 10 AM for a ribbon cutting ceremony, followed by a walk along the newly renovated lake loop. At 11AM, the lake opens up for swimming so make a day of visiting the park! We hope to see you there!

WHAT: Mint Springs Valley Park TRACK Trail Grand Opening
WHERE: Mint Springs Valley Park, by the information kiosk near Upper Lake
WHEN: Saturday, June 13th at 10AM
DETAILS: Click here


Mint Springs Valley Park
6659 Mint Springs Park Road,
Crozet, VA 22932