Concert in the Fields 10 May at 6 PM
4 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, 10 May 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.
GCA Dues Past Due (if you haven't paid)
If you have not already paid ... your account is delinquent. If you are among the 35 residents who have not paid, we have already sent out one notice (on 5 April), and we will mail the 60 day delinquent notice on 6 May. 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 more than $3500 ($3500 and $4800) in assessments and we have posted liens on their houses.

The GCA assessments are paid in two installments of $510 each. The first installment is due on 1 Mar, and the second is due on 1 Sep.
Basketball Court at the Sports Field
If you haven't visited the Sports Field of late, we repaired the crack in the asphalt, and re-painted the court boundary lines at the basketball court.

If you like a good game of hoops, the court is available, and we have equipment available for your use. If you want to use the GCA equipment, contact Thelma Washington at Associa by calling 434-984-0700, ext 1. Thelma will ask for your name and number, and provide you with the latest lock combination for the sports equipment shed.
Horseshoe Pits are Ready for Spring Action
Thanks to the CARB team for spring cleaning the weed infested horseshoe pits. Steve Antonellis (CARB Chair), and CARB members Rod Stoner, Mark Fitzpatrick, and Kevin Fitzpatrick spent Saturday morning weeding the pits, loosening the sand, adding 400 pounds of new sand, and resetting the pins. You can see the before and after pictures (Rod, Mark, and Steve) on the right.

When we finished the horseshoe pits, we then re-hung the volleyball net for the new season. The GCA Sports Field has a bocce ball court, volleyball net, basketball court, corn hole game, and the associated sports equipment. If you want to use the GCA sports fields or equipment, contact Thelma Washington at Associa by calling 434-984-0700 ext 1. Thelma will provide you with the latest combination to the lock on the Sports Equipment Shed. Here are the rules for Horseshoes.
GCA Meeting with Albemarle County Supervisor
GCA Board members Deborah Conway and Steve Antonellis met with County Supervisor Rick Randolph, County representatives, and Glenmore Country Club managing partner David Swales. The meeting was arranged to establish better communications among all parties and to discuss the Rivanna River erosion along Glenmore. The County provided the vision for the Rivanna River Green-way starting at Darden-Towe Park up through Fluvana County.

The County also discussed their prior erosion mitigation attempt along the 17th fairway that was to be completed last year. A County Board of Supervisors agreement is needed to restart those actions. Supervisor Rick Randolph was instrumental in helping to accelerate the Board of Supervisors discussions which are now scheduled in May. The group agreed to future meetings to discuss possible solutions that will lead to reopening the currently CLOSED Rivanna River Trail. Link to Albemarle County Board of Supervisors.
Volunteers Needed for the GCA
The GCA is still looking for volunteers with these skills: landscape architects, communications specialists, IT specialists, master gardeners, real estate experts, 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, and state your area of expertise in the body of the email.
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. 
VA Code
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.
The Dogs of Glenmore
We received this letter from a concerned canine resident this past week. It was addressed to other GCA dogs.

"I'm embarrassed to say I'm seeing more dog poop on the grounds in and around Glenmore. We need to get with the program ... the humans have provided doody stations around the community. I know there isn't much we can do on our own (its hard to manage those plastic bags with my paws). So here is my suggestion: the next time your human does not pick up after you, bark at them. If that doesn't work, nip at their heels. We need to remind our humans to clean up. It makes us look bad. Thanks canine friends, Rover."
Speed Limit 25 MPH
The Glenmore speed limit is 25 MPH. With summer around the corner, more children are out walking and biking. The Glenmore community is in full control of the safety of our roads, it just requires that we all slow down. Please remember only licensed drivers can operate motor vehicles (including golf carts) on Glenmore roads. 
Neighbor's Property in Need of Help?
Here in Glenmore, we are proud of our community standards. Nicely manicured lawns and well maintained landscapes are part of our GCA Governance Documents. Occasionally you'll find a residence that does not meet the standard, and that has an impact on home values.

If you notice a residence that is in need of maintenance, please contact our GCA Compliance committee by clicking here. We'll need an address and a short explanation, but we won't use your name. Thanks.
Watch These Dates
Apr 18: GCA Board Meeting ( Minutes )
May 10: Glenmore Concert at the Fields
May 16: GCA Board Meeting at 7 PM
May 27: Memorial Day
Jun 7: Last Day of School Albemarle County (click here )
Jun 20: GCA Board Meeting at 7 PM
Jun 21: Summer Solstice (click here )