2023 September 14 CCA meeting minutes 

Crozet Community Association (CCA) Minutes of the
September 14, 2023 meeting
Claudius Crozet Park Community Building
(aka old WPED radio building)

Click here for PDF version of these minutes.

Welcome: Tim Tolson welcomed nine people present and called the meeting to order at 7:32 PM.

Agenda Review / Changes and additions from the floor?
There were none.

Approval of the CCA’s last meeting’s minutes (May 11, 2023)
     Ann Mallek made the motion that they be accepted as presented.  Lisa Goehler seconded and the motion passed unanimously.

Treasurer’s Report –  (2023 Dues: Still just $10 annual contribution!)
       CCA: $4,020.58; CIDC: <$2,465.8>; TOTAL: $$1,565.50
(Includes 9/15 credit card payment of $46.34 (CCA) and $1,116. (CIDC) for vendor.)

Albemarle County Police Department (ACPD) may visit and give an update. (Evening Patrol Division)
No police officers were present this evening. Tim said there is a new Blue Ridge District commander, Drew Meyer.

Discussion: Crozet Community Orchard Project, inspired by a similar project in Bloomington, Indiana (Matthew Slaats).
Matthew gave the history of the project.  Much discussion on location and financing.  Saturday, September 30 at the Crozet library at noon is a meeting to Build a Community Orchard.  You are nvited to take a lead in helping this happen.

Discussion:  Having hanging baskets on light poles along Crozet Avenue in downtown Crozet (Proposal by Muff Biber).

Muff spoke on her research of other communities doing the same thing.  She saw Zionsville, IN “main street” grew when it focused on beautification of its downtown.  It shows the pride of community members by beautifying entrance into the main part of the community.  Flags and flowers on the poles.  She is willing to head up an effort to create and maintain hanging baskets of flowers (similar to Waynesboro downtown).  She’s owner of Bloom Crozet.  She would pursue grants and work with Albemarle County.  She made a motion that the CCA encourage and assist with this project along Crozet Avenue in downtown Crozet.  Ann Mallek seconded the motion and it was unanimously adopted.

Ann spoke on the update of the different roads.  Progress may seem slow but progress is being made.  She talked about Albemarle County Comprehensive Plan update (AC44), which has discussed the possible expansion of the growth areas.  Activity centers are being reviewed.

[Note: Per Article VII of the CCA bylaws, this motion will be presented at a second regular CCA meeting for discussion and vote, and if accepted, will be adopted.]

Update and News from Ann Mallek, our county supervisor

Supervisor Mallek reminded us of the importance of attending the 7pm, May 24th meeting at Brownsville Elementary School, where there will be an information/question/answer session regarding the status of the round-about at the 240/250/680 intersection.

She gave updates on county projects and general discussion was made about several concerns.

She solicited questions and there was further discussions.

Old  Business:

  • Tim gave an update on possible Architecture School project to create design(s) for old Acme Visible Records.  Tim, Mike Marshall, and Tom Loach attended a meeting. The Wilson Group (owners of the property) does not want to participate in the study.  So the A-School’s involvement in the project will be postponed until a later date.
  • Crozet Independence Day Celebration, Saturday, July 1, 2023!
    • Success.  Everyone reported having a great time and loved having the fireworks back.
    • We did meet the $10,000 challenge, with over 200 people contributing more than $22,000 (not including the $10K challenge funds).
    • Next Crozet Independence Day Celebration will be the Saturday before July 4th, which is, June 29, 2024!
    • The celebration will hopefully be at King Family Vineyard (KFV). The Crozet parade will still be in same location and time – have discussed with Gary Dillon, fire chief and parade coordinator.  Hope to use the Crozet Trolley to bring people from their parked cars at KFV to the parade and back.

New Business:

  • Jo Ann spoke on the Family Health Forum that will have its first forum Tuesday, September 26 at Crozet United Methodist Church from 3-4:30 pm.  The topic is how not to fall or to catch yourself before you fall.  Dr. Sawyer and a physical therapist from Ivy Rehab will conduct the forum.  It is free to the public.
  • Discussion about supporting teenagers and an activity center for them to go to after school. Several suggestions were given to ask for help to create such a place.
  • Bill O’Malley said that the Crozet Leadership Team held a very successful Candidates Forum on Monday 9/11 of this week. The gym/auditorium at the Field School in Crozet (across from Crozet Elementary) was packed, standing room only.

Announcements –  

  • Household Hazardous waste on Friday & Saturday, September 22 & 23 from 9AM to 2PM at IMUC
  • Bulky Waste Amnesty days:
    • Furniture/Mattresses – September 30, 2023; Appliances – October 7, 2023; Tires – October 14, 2023
  • Electronic Waste Collection Day– Saturday, September 21, 2023 from 9 A to 3P at IMUC
  • Public review and input on the plans for the 240/250/680 roundabout.  Two options:
    • Tuesday, September 19 from 5 to 7 pm at the National Guard Armory, 165 Peregory Lane, Charlottesville
    • Thursday, September 21 from 5 to 7 pm at the The Center at Belvedere, 540 Belvedere Blvd, Charlottesville
  • Crozet Library 10th Anniversary Celebration, Friday September 29 from 3:00 to 4:30 PM.  There will be treats, activities, and a community art project.
  • Crozet Arts and Craft Festival, Saturday & Sunday October 7 and 8, 2023 from 10AM to 5:30 on Saturday and 10AM to 5PM on Sunday at the Claudius Crozet Park.
  • Friends of JMRL Book Sale: Saturday, October 7 – Sunday, October 15 from 10AM to 7PM
    at 300 Albemarle Square Shopping Center, Charlottesville (the old Northside Library location)

    • Member’s Pre-Sale: Friday, Oct. 6 from 5-7pm (No Scanners at Pre-Sale (10/6) & Sat 10/7 from 10am-1pm)
    • 1/2 price days: October 14 & 15
  • Introduction to Albemarle County’s Comprehensive Plan update, known as AC44(opens in YouTube)

Future Agenda Items?
–  Bill O’Malley will speak at the November CCA meeting about Crozet Leadership Team.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:55

Minutes prepared by Tim Tolson, with help from the notes of Jo Ann Perkins, CCA secretary, and Ann Mallek.

The next CCA meeting is November 9, 2023 at 7:30 PM
Email us at: CrozetCommunity@gmail.com

Join our email list by signing up at: http://CrozetCommunity.org/contact-us/

These minutes of this September 14, 2023 meeting will be reviewed, revised as necessary,
and approved at the November 9, 2023 meeting.