Branch and Twig Pick-up | 1 Nov 2020
Dear GCA member,

Here is your GCA newsletter. As always, we want to hear your feedback.

Be safe!
GCA Board of Directors

Virtual GCA Board Meetings for November
The GCA Board of Directors is holding the Board meetings via GoToMeeting on 5 Nov from 5 to 7 PM and on 17 Nov from 7 to 9 PM. By joining the "virtual" meeting you can listen to the proceedings from start to finish. If the Board schedules an executive session, the general meeting will end and the Board will meet separately to discuss contract and/or legal issues. The agenda and Board packet are published on the Glenmore website ahead of the meetings, and the meeting minutes are also posted.

If you want to participate in the Board meeting, contact Tim Durrer at 434-984-0700 or click here for information regarding the GoToMeeting link.
Branch & Twig Pick-up Starts 2 Nov
The fall branch and twig collection starts on Monday, 2 November.

Branches should be placed at the curb by 7 AM on 2 November with the cut end toward the street. No stumps, dirt, trash, or other yard materials will be collected. Anyone living near a GCA Common Area is invited to bring fallen branches to the curb. If your material is not picked up on day one, not to worry, it will take about a week to finish the Glenmore circuit. Remember, there will be only one pass per residence by the GCA contractor. Please be ready!

Note: The fall "leaf pick-up" is scheduled for the week of 7 December.

GCA Board Approved the 2021 Budget
On 22 October, the GCA Board approved the GCA Budget for 2021. In order to balance the 2021 budget, there will be a small assessment increase. The $8.00 per year increase (0.77%) was driven mainly by two factors: the significant loss in revenue (approximately $23K) due to significantly lower CD rates*, and eight delinquent accounts (approximately $21K). To see next year's approved GCA budget, click here.

The Board also reviewed the GCA Reserve requirements tor 2020 in accordance with the VA Property Owners' Association Act. The Board approved four additions to the Reserve Study (EC Kubota replacement at $25K, an EC Ring Drag 2021 purchase at $4K, an outdoor gatehouse information monitor purchase for $15K, the cost for the safety sidewalk engineering study at $36K, and a correction to the 2019 reserve study for the Glenmore Farm fences at $225K over 30 years. To see the updated GCA Reserve Study, click here.

  • As our current CDs mature, our 1.9% to 3% CD rates are being replaced with 0.1% to 0.25% CD rates.

GCA Assessments are Past Due
The GCA second half assessment of $518 was due on 1 September. If you have not yet received your invoice, contact Associa by clicking here and include "Missing Invoice" in the subject line.

As of 31 October, there are 31 late payment accounts. If you have not yet paid, please make your payment soonest and avoid a late fee charge. You can leave your payment at the gatehouse in order to avoid post office delays.
The Treasurer
Breezy Hill Application for Density Increase
Southern Development Homes filed a revised application for rezoning the proposed Breezy Hill development located to the east of Glenmore on Route 250. The latest application calls for increasing density in violation of the original Albemarle County Master Plan. Albemarle County Planning staff is reviewing the revised application and is expected to issue a report followed by a Board of Supervisors hearing. We need to tell our Supervisors (BoS@albemarle.org) to abide by the Master Plan - fix US 250 before considering higher densities at Breezy Hill.

Update: On 21 Oct, the Board of Supervisors voted to send the application back to the Planning Commission. The Planning Commission meeting has been set for 24 Nov. Here is a link to the County calendar that will be updated with the agenda and staff report approximately one week prior to the meeting. Also, the applicant has resubmitted materials and those can be found at these links: Revised Plan Revised Proffers Narrative on revisions

Glenmore and Running Deer residents formed a Breezy Hill committee with goals to: inform residents in the affected communities, persuade residents to email County Supervisors (BoS@albemarle.org), and to speak against the rezoning at the November virtual hearing. The Committee established a Facebook page (click here)  and a new Breezy Hill group on Nextdoor (click here).
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Fall Leaf Pick-up Starts 7 December
Our Fall leaf collection will start on Monday, 7 December.

Leaves should be next to the curb by 7 AM on 7 December. If your leaves are not picked up on day one, not to worry, it will take about a week to finish the Glenmore circuit.

Important Reminder: There will be only one pass per residence by our GCA contractor. Please be ready!

GCA Board Nominations Committee 
GCA elections are just three months away, and the Nominations Committee is looking for candidates to run for the GCA Board in February 2021. If you want to serve on the Board, please click here (Add the subject line "Nominating Committee")

You may have heard in years past that the Board spends hundreds of hours per month running GCA operations. With the expansion of Associa’s professional management services, we have been transferring "operations" to Associa, leaving the main role of the Board as policy and oversight. Board members serve two years and chair and/or serve on two Board committees. The Board meets twice monthly for two hours each.
Looking for Info on Last Year's GCA Survey??
Our GCA Web Page has vast amounts of information. In fact, to find info on last year's survey, go to the web page, then click on "News" on the top line. Then scroll down to "Results of Glenmore Community-Wide Survey".

Just have some general questions? Email Megan Burch by clicking Here.
Watch These Dates
Nov 2: Branch and Twig Pick-up week begins
Nov 3: Election Day (click here)
Nov 5: GCA Board Working Meeting 5-7 PM (GoToMeeting)
Nov 19: GCA Board Meeting 7-9 PM (GoToMeeting)
Nov 24: Albemarle County Planning Commision Meeting
Nov 26: Thanksgiving Day (click here)
Dec 3: GCA Board Working Meeting 5-7 PM (GoToMeeting)
Dec 7: Leaf Pick-up week begins
Dec 17: GCA Board Meeting 7-9 PM (GoToMeeting)