Security Survey Results
1 January 2019

Dear GCA member,

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

GCA Board of Directors
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Glenmore Car Break-ins
On 21 December, a few residents on Queenscroft contacted the police as a result of an automobile break-in and theft of some contents. Even though we are a gated community, we are not immune to theft and crime. The best way to protect your property is to lock your cars, and secure valuables inside your house.
Glenmore Security Survey Results
Last summer, the Board looked at some proposals for improving security in Glenmore. In prior years (through March 2017), we asked the Albemarle County police to occasionally patrol Glenmore streets. After discontinuing the program for 16 months, the GCA Board decided to restart the program in 2019, and we budgeted for the police patrols. In the late fall, we received some feedback that a few residents didn't think it was necessary.

In an attempt to get a general sense of the community, we asked a question in the 8 December Newsletter ... " Do you support Albemarle County Police occasionally patrolling Glenmore? Yes/No " Of the 331 responses, 281 said Yes, and 50 said No. With 85% of the respondents supporting the occasional patrols, the GCA Board decided to continue with Albemarle County police patrols starting in the new year.

Thanks to all for participating!
The GCA Board
Canada Geese, Vultures, and GCA Pyrotechnics
Canada geese and vultures are finding their way to Glenmore. Based on a few articles on deterring overwintering geese and vultures , our best approach is to use loud noises (pyrotechnics) to scare them off. This will take a number of iterations because we'll be chasing them to other areas of Glenmore. If you hear loud pops of sound during the day, its probably our goose whisperer. If you're not sure, call the gatehouse; they'll know our pyrotechnics schedule.
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 in each edition.

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.
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ARC e-Communications in the Digital Age
Associa and the ARC are implementing software that will enable easier communication with property owners seeking to make changes to home exteriors and yards. The new system maintains digital records for future reference and allows ARC volunteers to spend fewer hours fulfilling their duties. A win-win solution for all.

Here’s how the process will be different. Instead of emailing your submission and explanatory plot plans and drawings to the ARC chair or delivering them to the ARC Chair’s home, you’ll e-mail digital copies of all documents to Associa’s Tim Durrer at  tdurrer@communitygroup.com .

Welcome to the ARC digital age! Click here for details .
New Residents' Social - 27 January
On Sunday, 27 January, the GCA and the Glenmore Country Club are hosting a social for new residents (those who have arrived in 2018). We'll be sending invitations in early January.
County Waste Holiday Schedule
Here's what to expect with your solid waste service collection:
New Year’s Day - Tuesday, Jan 1 st - Trash and Recycling will run one day behind schedule (beginning on the holiday) and for the remainder of the week.
Christmas Tree Pick-up, Tuesday, January 8 th   - Trees must be placed at the curb, without lights, tinsel, and ornaments. Do not place trees in bags.
Canine Protocol at the Glenmore Dog Park
Please remember that use of the dog park is at your own risk, however, good practices go a long way to keep it friendly.

Dogs can be unpredictable. When entering the dog park when other dogs are present, its a good idea to keep your dog leashed until introductions are made. Let the other pet owners know you are entering with your dog leashed to say hello.
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Watch These Dates
January 8: Christmas Tree Pickup
January 17: GCA Board Meeting
January 27: New GCA residents Social
 February 21: The GCA Annual Meeting