Secrets of the Blue Ridge Author Phil James Saturday, 4/13 at 1PM

WHO: Historian and author Phil James
WHAT:  A fascinating, free public lecture with seldom-seen historic photos of Crozet and Western Albemarle. 
WHEN:  This coming Saturday afternoon, April 13, at 1pm.
WHERE:  The Crozet Library. No tickets or reservations required. Seating is limited so please arrive early to get a seat.

The Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society will host a free public lecture this Saturday, April 13 at 1pm at the Crozet Library with local historian and author Phil James. This event is entirely free and open to all. No tickets or reservations are required.

 Phil James has spent more than four decades researching the history of Crozet, western Albemarle County, and the communities of the Blue Ridge Mountains. He will offer a unique and fascinating slideshow of historic images that he has collected. No one else knows the stories of this region like Phil James!
A native of the area, Phil is the author of SECRETS OF THE BLUE RIDGE ( He is a celebrated columnist and much sought-after speaker. The photos he will share in this talk are incredibly rare and rarely seen publicly.
This free lecture is part of the Historical Society’s new Community Speakers Series, which hosts engaging talks about local and regional history throughout Central Virginia each month. You can find more information at our website:

Public Hearing about Rte 240 Bridge Rehabilitation on April 17, 2019

Public Hearing about Rte 240 Bridge Rehabilitation
on April 17, 2019 from 5 to 7 p.m.
at the Crozet Library, 2020 Library Avenue

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.

Rte 240 (Crozet Avenue) Bridge Rehabilitation Location

Rte 240 (Crozet Avenue) Bridge Rehabilitation Location

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

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

CCAC Meeting Agenda 10 April 2019

Wednesday, April 10 from 7:00 to 8:45 PM

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


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

2.  Approval of Minutes (Draft minutes of the March meeting)

3. Pleasant Green/West Glen Stream Crossing SUP Amendment (Jeremy Swink, Stanley Martin Homes – 30 min)

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:

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

Note: CCAC now meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month

The CCAC’s role and “charter” doc’s are found here:
General CCAC info
CCAC Overview & Duties:

Crozet Park Volunteer Day – Saturday, April 13, 2019

Dear Neighbor,

Please join us Saturday, April 13th from 8:00AM – 1:00 PM for Sixth Annual Pitch-in at the Park!  This event brings together volunteers throughout the community and makes it possible to complete many of the Park’s 2019 maintenance activities.  For each activity, tools are provided along with any applicable instruction. Volunteers should bring work gloves, hat and sun screen. Water and lunch are provided to ALL volunteers.
Join community volunteers as they work on various improvement and beautification projects throughout the Claudius Crozet Park.  Pitch-in at the Park is an opportunity to engage local residents to work side-by-side to help maintain our community-owned park. This is a significant effort and we need everyone’s help. Please sign-up at:

Hope to see you at the Park !

Kim Guenther
Board President, Claudius Crozet Park

Household Hazardous Waste and Bulky Waste Amnesty Days, Spring 2019

2019 Special Collection Days are Coming!

The Rivanna Solid Waste Authority (RWSA) announced their Household Hazardous Waste and Bulky Waste Amnesty Days.

SPRING Household Hazardous Waste:
Friday, April 26, 2019            HHW                         9am-2pm
Saturday, April 27, 2019        HHW                         9am-2pm

HHW collections are free to residents of Albemarle County, Charlottesville, and Scottsville, and available to Nelson County residents who obtain a voucher from Nelson County government.

Spring 2019 Commercial Hazardous Waste Collection

The next special commercial hazardous waste collection day at the Ivy Materials Utilization Center will be held on:  Thursday, April 25, 2019*

*Pre-registration with CARE Environmental Corp by April 16, 2019 is required to obtain an appointment according to EPA regulations. To register email: John Doffinger ( OR Jim McKenna (, or call 1-800-494-2273.

This special collection is only open to qualifying businesses and commercial establishments and not households. Qualifications are defined by federal law to include businesses that (1) generate no more than 100 kilograms (220 pounds) hazardous waste in a month, (2) generate no more than 1 kilogram (2.2 pounds) acutely hazardous waste in a month, and (3) store not more than 1,000 kilograms (2,200 pounds) hazardous waste.

There is a fee associated with disposal.


SPRING Bulky Waste Amnesty Days

Saturday, May 4, 2019       Furniture/Mattresses    8:30am-4pm
Saturday, May 11, 2019     Appliances* . . . . . . . . . . 8:30am-4pm
Saturday, May 18, 2019     Tires**   . . . . . . . . . . . . .  8:30am-4pm

*Appliances include: refrigerators, freezers, washers, dryers, stoves, furnaces, water heaters, air conditioners, dehumidifiers, heat pumps, microwaves.
** No oversized tires

Amnesty Days are free and available to residents of Albemarle County, Charlottesville and Scottsville only.

Normal tipping fees will be charged to residents for all non-amnesty items brought on these days.

Note: The RWSA normal daily paint collection will NOT be accepted on HHW Days due to logistical limitations. However you don’t have to wait for HHW collection now to dispose of your 1 gallon and 5 gallon latex and oil-based paints in their original containers. This is now a daily service at Ivy MUC.

Check their website for more information and details regarding acceptable items.

This webpage courtesy of RWSA Communications Manager, Katie McIlwee