The Dogs of Glenmore
10 November 2018

Dear GCA member,

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

GCA Board of Directors
Fall Leaf and Yard Debris Pick-up
Mark it on your calendars ...
... Fall yard debris collection will start on Monday, 19 November .
... Fall leaf collection will start on Monday, 26 November .

For the yard debris pickup, all branches should be placed at the curb by  7 a.m. on 19 November with the cut end toward the street. No stumps, dirt, trash, or other yard debris will be collected. Anyone living near a GCA Common Area is invited to help 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 and Common Area by the GCA contractor. Please be ready!
Glenmore Security
This week, there was a note on "NextDoor Glenmore" that said cars were broken into within Glenmore. We checked with the Albemarle County Police, and no police report was filed. If there is vandalism or thefts within Glenmore, please contact the police and file a report.

A county Police Officer said "if you don't want to file a report or have it investigated, please make the call anyway and they will post it as an 'incident'. It helps them track related incidents over time."
County Waste Holiday Schedule
With the holidays rapidly approaching, here's a friendly reminder of what to expect with your solid waste service collection. Our offices and Operations are closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day so during these weeks, please follow the amended service schedule below:
Thanksgiving Day - Thursday, November 22 nd – Trash and Recycling services will run one day behind schedule (beginning on the holiday) and for the remainder of the week.
Christmas Day - Tuesday, December 25 th – Trash and Recycling services will run one day behind schedule (beginning on the holiday) and for the remainder of the week.
New Year’s Day - Tuesday, January 1 st - Trash and Recycling services will run one day behind schedule (beginning on the holiday) and for the remainder of the week.
New Feature - 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.

 Click to see this week's entry.
GCA Board Nominating Committee
The GCA Board has established the Nominating Committee to identify candidates for next year's GCA Board. There are three vacancies this February. If you are interested in running for the Board, please click here . We'll send you the application form.
GCA Committee to Address the Traffic on 250
Five Glenmore residents signed up to assist on the Committee to Address Traffic on 250. We're working on the charter and a meeting schedule. If you want to serve on this important committee, click here to email your interest. Include "I want to fix 250 traffic" in the subject line.
Watch These Dates
November 19: Yard Debris Pickup starts
November 26 : Fall Leaf Pickup starts
January 27: New GCA residents Social
 February 21: The GCA Annual Meeting
November Gardening Tips
As the weather gets cooler, there are still opportunities to get trees and shrubs in the ground. Here are a few tips:
  • Avoid transplanting shrubs and trees on sunny or windy days. On these days, the roots are exposed to too much light or drying winds, putting undue stress on the plant.
  • Where circumstances necessitate very late planting of trees and shrubs, remember to mulch the area heavily to keep the ground thawed so roots can become established. 
  • Time to winterize your irrigation system .