Glenmore Community Association

GCA Newsletter                   September 26 2013

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Here is your monthly newsletter from the GCA.  As always, we welcome your feedbackYou'll notice that water is a recurring theme this month!   

 

Rivanna Village Taking Shape
Rivanna Village Outline
Over 150 local residents attended the August 28 presentation by Andrew Boninti, of Rivanna Village LLC, outlining the plans for Rivanna Village which have been submitted to Albemarle County for approval.  The conceptual plan presented included 342 homes, a village center with 20,000 square feet of commercial space, and an extensive public park area.  The homes were a mixture of single family homes, town homes, villa style homes, and apartments or condominiums.  However, the application allows for a maximum of 400 homes and 60,000 square feet of commercial space.  This is still lower than the previously approved plan of 521 homes and 125,000 square feet of commercial space.  Much of the reduction is due to new legislative requirements to leave water flows undisturbed.  The plan included a 70 foot landscaped buffer alongside Glenmore Way. 

Many questions were asked by residents, and in particular a request was made to ensure that construction traffic use the new entrance further to the east along Route 250, rather than Glenmore Way.  The developer hopes to be able to begin site work in the spring or summer of 2014.

The next step is for Albemarle County staff to review the submission and arrange a public hearing by the Planning Commission.

  Storm Water Infrastructure Repairs
 stormwater drainAt their September meeting, the GCA Board of Directors approved a comprehensive plan for repairs and future maintenance of Glenmore's storm water infrastructure.  A report containing the proposals was developed by the new Storm Water Management Committee, and subsequently approved by the Common Area Review Board.  Repairs will start this year on the most serious problems, but more significant work will be included in the 2014 budget and beyond. Most of the work will involve repairs to various concrete structures surrounding grates and drop inlets, which have deteriorated due to settling of the ground, causing soil erosion.  Some work will also be directed towards improving water flows where ponding occurs.  The board expressed its appreciation of the thorough work performed by the Storm Water Management Committee, chaired by Larry Tropea.

A copy of the Storm Water Management Report is available on the CARB page of our website.

  Water Supply Installation
You may have seen the beginning of work around the gatehouse, where pipes are been laid in a trench leading out towards Glenmore Way. This is where we are installing a water supply line, which will service not only the plantings at the gatehouse, but also at the junction with Piper Way and at the entrance area by Route 250.  Our thanks go to Chris Grant and the members of the CARB, who have worked with both VDOT and the Albemarle County Water Authority to satisfy their requirements. The GCA Board views this as an investment for the future, which will provide the ability to maintain more decorative flowering shrubs and plants in these areas, further enhancing the attractiveness of our community.

Halloween Pizza in the Park
Residents with children, mark your calendar! The Glenmore Country Club has announced that it will be again hosting a Halloween Pizza Party at Highland Park (in the Scottish Homes area), for all residents and their families, at 5:30 PM on Thursday, October 31.

Prices: Cheese pizza $13, Pepperoni $14, includes tax, service, and beverages. A wine and beer bar for adults will be available.  

   

To order pizza, contact Dette at 817-0508 or email dette@glenmorecountryclub.com before noon on October 29.  

 

Fall Dates...
 Here are the Fall Cleanup dates for your calendar, from our maintenance manager Frank Keplinger: elder-man-raking.jpg
  • Dumpsters available from November 3rd through November 11th.
  • Limb and Branch Pickup begins November 12th.
  • Leaf pickup December 2nd through week of December 16th.

More details in next month's newsletter.  

 

Stream Water Quality
  Most of the streams in Albemarle County are under stress from human activities and new development. An example is Carroll Creek, which flows through Glenmore, on its way to the Rivanna River. Water quality data is essential for regulators and community leaders to identify and resolve complex water quality challenges. Glenmore resident Larry Tropea has volunteered to periodically sample Carroll Creek as part of the local StreamWatch organization. If you are interested in helping with this environmental effort, please contact Larry at Larrytropea@comcast.net or call him at 963-2633.

Tree Removal Reminder
Please note that removal of live trees within your property must first be approved by the Architectural Review Committee (ARC).   Contact arc@glenmore-community.org

 

Exceptions: 

Removal of trees less than 3 inches in diameter (at two feet above the ground) and pine trees less than 6 inches in diameter.