Glenmore Community Association

GCA Newsletter                21 October 2014

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GCA Fall Pickup Dates

Dumpsters for disposal of large household items will be available from Saturday November 1st through Sunday November 9th. They will be located in the parking area adjacent to the soccer field just beyond the water treatment plant on Carroll Creek Road. Don't throw in waste oil, tires or toxic materials, and flatten all large cardboard boxes. Please throw items INTO the dumpster, don't leave them on the ground beside it! Help keep the area picked up so trash does not blow into the fields. After the dumpsters are removed on November 10th, do not leave any trash on the ground in the area. This service is for Glenmore residents only - no contractors.


The Charlottesville/Albemarle SPCA will again be accepting used items in good condition adjacent to the dumpster site on Saturday November 1st, from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, for resale at their Preston Ave store.  Thanks to resident Jan Cubbage for arranging this. If you have any questions or need a pick-up of large items, please contact Jan at 409-1258.  


Small Limb and Branch Pick-Up will start on Monday November 10th. Please place all branches to be chipped (up to six inches in diameter) at the edge of your driveway by 8:00 AM.  It may take several days to complete, depending on the quantity to be picked up and the weather, so bear with us if your branches do not disappear promptly. Since all items must be fed into the chipper large end first, please place the large ends of all branches facing toward the street. Also, check the common areas near your home and move any downed branches to the nearest roadside. Not to be chipped: stumps, leaves, shrubbery, roots, dirt, lumber, metal of any kind and large-scale lot clearing.


red-green-leaf.jpg Leaf Removal will take place during the weeks of November 17th, 24th, and December 1st, according to the schedule below. Have leaves piled up within 8 feet of your roadside by 8:00 A.M. on your indicated date, but not on the road itself or near your mailbox or walking path.  All listed pick-up dates are Mondays, allowing homeowners to collect leaves over the weekend.  We will collect on the indicated streets during the week shown, with the precise schedule left up to the contractor and the weather. Since we will be using a vacuum hose system, bagged leaves, brush, shrubbery or any other debris will not be collected. Please do not pile leaves on any GCA common area, especially the Piper Way median, or any vacant lot.   


Halloween Pizza Party in the Park
All residents and families are invited to the annual Halloween Pizza Party in Highland Park (in the Scottish Homes) on Friday, October 31st at 5:30pm.

Order your pizza in advance by calling April Porter at 817-0504 or
.        Prices are Cheese Pizza $13, Pepperoni Pizza $14, which includes water, tea and lemonade. Wine and beer will be available for cash or club member charge. Please order pizza by noon on October 29th.

Halloween Horse Show


Reminder - Glenmore Farm Equestrian Center is holding a Halloween Horse Show on Sunday, November 2nd. The friendly competition in our upper ring will begin at 9am and continue into the early afternoon. Many of our youth and adult riders will be competing in a hunter/jumper style horse show and would love to have Glenmore residents stop in and cheer them on!  

2015 GCA Budget
moneybag_graphic.jpg At its October meeting, the GCA Board of Directors approved the 2015 GCA budget proposed by the Budget and Finance Committee. Annual dues for 2015 will be $933 per lot, as approved the membership in June as part of the Glenmore farm purchase. Overall income is projected at $828,352, and overall expenses at $853,152.  The expenses include $24,800 of capital expenditures which will be met from reserves.

We are grateful to the B&F Committee members for their work in guiding the board through this process. The budget details and explanatory narrative can be viewed on the GCA website at budget.

Vietnam Graffiti Exhibit & Presentation

Residents Art and Lee Beltrone will be hosting an exhibition and presentation on Saturday, November 15th from 5:30 to 7:00pm in the Glenmore Country Club ballroom. This event is open to all Glenmore residents. 


The program features a Vietnam Graffiti exhibit comprised of graffiti-marked canvases and artifacts rescued from the troopship General Nelson M. Walker. A discussion at 6:00pm will describe the artifacts discovered on the 5,000 troop-capacity vessel and stories from the soldiers 50 years later who created the graffiti on their voyage to war in Vietnam. For additional information visit

Hors d'oeuvres will be served. Cash and member-number bar will be available. There will be a non-member charge of $10 (cash/check).