Concert at the Fields 7 Jun at 6 PM
18 May 2019

Dear GCA member,

Here is your latest newsletter from the GCA. As always, we welcome your feedback.

GCA Board of Directors
GCA Concert at the Fields
Friday, 7 June from 6 to 9 PM
Join us for our Concert at the Fields ... Featuring the “Local Vocals” with live music from the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and beyond!
There is sports equipment available at the Sports Field making this a fun evening for the whole family.
Please bring lawn chairs, blankets and your beverage and snacks.
Breezy Hill Development Meeting - June 24th
The meeting is at 7 PM at the East Rivanna Firehouse ... All are highly encouraged to attend.

Albemarle County has received a Zoning Map Amendment application from Southern Development to change the R-1 zoning on the 86+ acres of the Breezy Hill property to R-4 zoning. This change, if approved, would allow the construction of about 200 single-family attached and single-family detached town homes, just east of Glenmore. It is likely such a development would add 200-300 vehicles to Route 250. 

The May 12, 2010 Master Plan for the Village of Rivanna (p.31) specifies, "It is essential that all of the US 250 improvements be constructed before new development occurs in the Village.” If the county approves the Breezy Hill zoning change before the road is improved, it could mean the Master Plan is no longer being fully implemented and other high-density developments could apply for a zoning change, too.  

Southern Development will present the Breezy Hill plans at a meeting on June 24 so that Glenmore residents and others affected by the potential change in zoning may learn details of the development and get their questions answered. A large turnout of Glenmore residents would let our county officials know that we are interested in what happens to this project and to the 2010 Master Plan.
Changes to Rivanna River Trail Access
The land comprising the Rivanna River Trail and bordering the Glenmore Community (GCA) and the Glenmore Country Club (GCC) was deeded to Albemarle County to form the Albemarle County Greenway. The deed specifies that GCA and GCC members are entitled to use the Greenway for pedestrian and equestrian use. The deed also specifies no motor vehicles are permitted at any time, and GCA and GCC must enforce the no vehicle clause.

Recently, and in past summers, there has been vehicle trespassing and party gatherings at the river. Beer cans and trash are left behind requiring GCA and GCC cl eanup . This week a wooden footbridge was constructed over a portion of the river to access private properties along the river. The structures were removed to deter drinking and swimming at night. Swimming in the Rivanna in this area is dangerous. The river current is very fast and most swimmers would find it very difficult to return to shore if swept away by the current.

As GCA and GCC have an obligation to enforce the no vehicle clause, the roadway leading from Carroll Creek Road has been closed (see pictures). Parking for pedestrian entrance is available at the Sports Field.

Due to heavy rains and river flooding the county has closed much of the trail and marked the closure points with signs. Residents and club members are free to enjoy the portions of the trail that are open only during daylight hours.

Thanks for your cooperation.
Road Works
Fiber Optic Cable Installation
 on Downing, Newbridge, Farrington and Westerham  
S&N has notified the GCA of its intent to install fiber optic cable for Central Virginia Electric Cooperative’s (CVEC) broadband project. Digging and boring will take place in the CVEC right-of-way, including some boring into the road where there is a utility line to cross. S&N assures us that “everything will be put back as it was,” including paving the road, where necessary, and replacing sod in the affected yards. During the first days of the project, S&N found more rock and shale than they expected. They are taking some time to revise their plans for the installation. Mr. Powell is the contact for this project. He may be reached at 434-466-1510. 

If you live on these streets or want to know more about the project, please click here.
GCA Dues Past Due
If you are among the 25 residents who have not paid, we have already sent out two notices. The 60 day notice assesses a 5% late fee in accordance with the VA Property Owners Association Act § 55-513.3, and applies other processing fees. There are two owners who are delinquent $3500 and $4800 in assessments and we have posted liens on their houses.

The GCA assessment is paid in two installments of $510 each. The first installment is due on 1 Mar, and the second is due on 1 Sep.
Help Wanted
GCA Volunteers Needed
The GCA is looking for communications specialists, IT specialists, emergency preparedness planners, and strategic planners . If you have any of these skills, contact Thelma Washington at Associa by clicking Here . Place the words "GCA Volunteers" in the subject line.
Property Sale Disclosure Packet Inspections - VA State Law
The Virginia Property Owners Association Act (the Act) provides rights to buyers for property that is controlled by a community association. The buyer is entitled to GCA information called out in the Act, and if the information is not received, the buyer has the legal right to cancel the contract (§ 55-509.4) . The Act requires that the GCA provide a physical inspection of the property and the preparation and issuance of a GCA Disclosure Packet as required by § 55-509.5 which states the disclosure packet should contain “A statement that any improvement or alteration made to the lot, or uses made of the lot or common area assigned thereto are or are not in violation of the declaration, bylaws, rules and regulations, architectural guidelines and articles of incorporation of the association.”  Upon request by the seller or the seller’s agent, Associa conducts an inspection of the property, provides a report, and delivers the Disclosure Packet in accordance with the Act. 
To ensure all property exterior issues are considered during the GCA Disclosure Packet Inspection, the GCA is providing an updated checklist for Associa property inspectors which ensures: the property complies with the GCA Covenants & Restrictions and other governance documents; and there are no outstanding actions against the property owner for late assessment payments and liens, architectural issues (e.g., fences around HVAC units), or infractions regarding the GCA common property (e.g., colonization of common areas).

This is an excellent advance checklist for those considering selling their homes. Associa will implement the new disclosure checklist starting 1 June 2019. To view the Disclosure Packet checklist, click here.
VA Code
Invisible Fence Installation
We have had several situations recently in which homeowners have installed invisible fences that encroached onto adjacent common areas. If you plan to install an invisible fence, please make an application to the Architectural Review Committee (ARC). Invisible fences should be at least one foot inside your property boundary.
GCA Expanding Use of Associa
You may have noticed, more of our communications are being directed through our GCA management company, Associa - Community Group. We signed a contract with Associa in Dec 2017 to manage our GCA finances. That was step one in an effort to spread the GCA work beyond a continuously smaller number of volunteers. We are now expanding Associa's role so that they have a dedicated person available to answer calls and emails during business hours. Starting 30 April, CARB is using Associa to respond to CARB requests. If you need assistance you can contact Associa at 434-984-0700 Ext 1, or click here . Tim Durrer (pictured at right) manages the Charlottesville office.
The Dogs of Glenmore
Each Newsletter will feature one of our Glenmore canine friends. If you would like to have your dog featured in our Newsletter, please send a picture, name, breed, and something else we just need to know. We'll randomly select a picture for publication.

Click  here  to send an email with a photo attached. Include the words "The Best Dog in Glenmore" in the subject line.

Here  is this edition's entry.
Bocce Ball at the GCA Sports Field
We have a  Bocce Ball court  and equipment at the GCA Sports Field. If interested in establishing a tournament, here are the  rules . If you need equipment, its in the equipment shed at the Sports Field. Contact Thelma Washington (Associa) at 434-984-0700 Ext 1 for the combination to the sports equipment shed.
Watch These Dates
May 27: Memorial Day
Jun 7: Concert at the Fields 6PM - 9PM
Jun 7: Last Day of School Albemarle County (click here )
Jun 20: GCA Board Meeting at 7 PM
Jun 21: Summer Solstice (click here )
Jul 4: Independence Day