2022 November 10 CCA meeting minutes 

Crozet Community Association (CCA) Minutes of the
November 10, 2022
Claudius Crozet Park Community Building
(aka old WPED radio building)

(Please enter Crozet Park through the front gate on Park Road and park on the basketball courts located behind the main facility and near the Community building. Please do not park along Hilltop Street or Indigo Road.)

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Welcome: Tim Tolson, President,  welcomed the five people present and called the meeting to order at 7:33 PM.

Agenda Review/Changes and additions from the floor.  
– Jo Ann Perkins ask to add an item under New Business.

Approval of the CCA’s minutes of September 8, 2022.
– Brad Rykal made the motion to approve the minutes as presented,  Eric Schmitz seconded.  The motion passed unanimously.

Treasurer’s Report: (2022 Dues: Still just $10 annual contribution). Tim reported the CCA: $4,000.58; CIDC: 7,898.99; TOTAL: 11,899.55 – There are 2 outstanding bills for the CIDC.

Albemarle County Police Department (ACPD; Blue Ridge District Evening Patrol Division) may visit and give an update.

Presentation:  Montclair Stream:  Myths & Facts (Eric Schmitz, Crozet United)
Update regarding the White Gate Farm/Montclair stream, shared by Eric Schmitz. The environmental consultants hired by Albemarle County have confirmed that there is, indeed, an “intermittent” stream, which is entitled to protection under County ordinances. Frank Pohl, the County Engineer, issued this stream determination letter on October 19, 2022.

Eric Schmitz gave an informative talk with slides about Crozet United non-profit group and stream protection and why.  He gave the history of the stream and why the county needs to protect this stream and other streams.  He answered numerous questions as his presentation progressed.   Statistics, maps, and progress his group is making on this project and they need volunteers to help with the project.

Update and News from Ann Mallek, our county supervisor
Ann Mallek summarized the work the county can possibly do in the stream protection of Crozet United.  She briefly mentioned on several projects but she needs more clarity.

Old Business:

  • Tom Loach’s motion: was postponed to the January meeting because Tom was sick and unable to attend.
    That the CCA set up a survey committee, similar to the last one in 2017, to gauge the Crozet community’s support for each of the county’s AC44 options.[Note: Per Article VII of the CCA bylaws, this motion is being presented at a second regular CCA meeting for discussion and vote, and if accepted, will be adopted.]
  • Crozet Independence Day Celebration on Saturday, July 1, 2023
    Tim mentioned that he would be meeting with a group to discuss possible location changes and other issues for this event.  More information to come.  Fireworks location is the issue, as detailed in the Crozet Gazette article.

New Business:

  • At our next regular meeting (January 12, 2023) we have the election of CCA officers for 2023. Nominations are open for President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer.  Current  officers are: President: Tim Tolson, Vice-President: Lisa Goehler, Secretary: Jo Ann Perkins, and Acting Treasurer: Tim Tolson.  Candidates must be present at the January 12, 2023 meeting or have spoken with a current officer about their willingness to serve if elected (Article II of the Bylaws).
  • Jo Ann Perkins mentioned that CCA needs to begin a community events committee to pull together the community as Crozet. Possible development of such a committee after Independence Day event is settled.

Announcements –  

  • Crozet Volunteer Fire Department Christmas Parade, Sunday, December 4 at 2:00 PM.   Lineup is at 1:00 PM on Wayland Drive in Crozet. Organized by the Crozet Volunteer Fire Department. Parade starts at Wayland Drive and turns left at the 4-way stop, ending at the fire department.
  • Crozet Park Winter Brews Festival, Saturday, December 3, 2022 from 12 Noon to 5:00 PM.  Tickets are available now!  Live music, food trucks & more. Information at: http://www.crozetbeerfest.com/
    • Volunteer to help by going to: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0e48a4af2ea75-4thannual
      Sign up for at least one shift and get free admission to the Festival for the rest of the day. Volunteers at this Festival must be age at least 21 years old.
      This festival is a fundraiser for the Claudius Crozet Park.

Future Agenda Items?  – None.

Meeting adjourned at 9:11 PM.

These minutes were prepared by Jo Ann Perkins, CCA Secretary .

The next CCA meeting is January 12, 2023 at 7:30 PM

CCA meetings are at 7:30 PM on the second Thursday of the odd numbered months
(except July).

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These minutes of the November 10, 2022 meeting will be reviewed, revised as necessary, and approved at the January 13, 2023 meeting.