Glenmore Community Association

GCA Newsletter                         April 23 2012

In This Issue
Shadwell Bridge Closing
Stone-Robinson Fun Run
Glenmore Dumpsters Reminder
Road Maintenance
Gatehouse Area Landscaping
Re-zoning Application
Expecting a Visitor?
Speeding...
...and Dumping

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Greetings!

We are pleased to provide this month's email newsletter from the Glenmore Community Association. As always, we welcome your feedback. 

 

Shadwell Bridge Closing
Reminder - Shadwell Bridge on Rt. 250 will be closed for 10 weeks from May 1 to July 9.  If you plan to use Keswick Road to get to Charlottesville, please be aware that the Keswick Horse Show is being held from Tuesday May 15 through Sunday May 20, and there will be a lot of traffic and parked vehicles during those dates.  And be very careful at the junction from Hunt Club Road onto Rt. 22 - not only does it have limited sight lines, but there is a large pothole at the edge of the road.
Stone-Robinson Fun Run

SRE Scramble LogoOn Sunday April 29, Glenmore will be hosting a Fun Run "Scramble" organized by the Stone-Robinson Elementary school PTO.   Expect over 100 runners from grades K through 5th grade, as well as some adults. The course will follow Piper Way beyond the Country Club and along Carroll Creek Road.  There will be both a 1K and 4K course, which will take up one side of these roads from about 1:00 PM until 2:30 PM. Please avoid driving on these streets if you can, although emergency access will be available. Watch out for kids running wild!  Resident Nicole Weiss, one of the organizers, has been working closely with the GCA board to ensure the event is handled safely.  

 

Glenmore Dumpsters - Reminder

Don't forget that two dumpsters will again be available for residents' use for large item disposal fromSPCA Friday April 27 through Sunday May 6, located at the RV Parking lot area by the soccer field at the east end of Carroll Creek Road.   And on Saturday, April 28th, from 8:30 - 4:30 pm the SPCA will have a truck there to accept unwanted household items for their Rummage Store.  

   

Please flatten empty boxes, and do not leave any waste in the area surrounding the dumpsters. No items may be left in the area after they are removed on May 6. This service is for residents only, no contractors please.Dumpster

 

Not to be dumped:  Tires, TV sets, paint cans with paint, propane gas tanks, waste oil or driveway sealer, or hazardous materials.

 

Road Maintenance

Road Surface At its April meeting the GCA board approved a contract for this year's road maintenance.  This is the fourth year in a multi-year program of resurfacing and repairs to maintain the quality of Glenmore roads.  It represents the single largest expenditure for the GCA - a contract with S.L. Williamson was approved for 204,000 square feet of resurfacing, costing just over $173,000.  Additional work will be contracted to seal cracks and patch areas needing repair throughout Glenmore.  Details of the affected streets and timing will be issued separately.  Work is expected to start within a few weeks.  The plans were prepared by the Glenmore Roads Committee, headed by  resident Jim Colbaugh.  

      

Gatehouse Area Landscaping

You will probably have noticed the face lift which has recently been given to the landscaped areas around the gatehouse.  This follows the recommendation from the Capital Improvements Committee last year.  The work was completed by D&D Landscaping under the direction of the CARB's new maintenance manager, resident Frank Keplinger.
Re-zoning Application
The GCA has had several requests for an explanation of the puzzling re-zoning letter that Albemarle County sent to residents of Glenmore recently.  Here is what's happening: The Leake area, mostly lying between Carroll Creek and the new loop road east of the creek, is being developed by Neal Sansovitch.  Parcel 94-74 (see sketch), to the east of the road, was also approved forTwo-Acre Lot three residences.  Neal has now requested that an adjacent Parcel 94-73, a 2-acre vacant lot which fronts Running Deer Road, be added to Glenmore.  By combining these two parcels, and absorbing the adjacent common area, a fourth home site would be created, accessed from Farringdon Road.  The boundary along Running Deer Road would be fenced off.

Since parcel 94-73 is a Running Deer Road lot and not within the approved Glenmore PRD (Planned Residential Development), it first must be re-zoned from Rural to PRD, which is the purpose of this application. A Public Hearing will be held in due course, when residents will have an opportunity to be heard. The proposal will have to be approved by both the Albemarle Planning Commission and the Board of Supervisors. 

Expecting a Visitor?

email pictureAs the number of residents in the community continues to grow, so does the workload of the gatehouse staff.  Residents must notify the gatehouse in advance whenever they expect a visitor who is not on their permanent guest list.  Too many times visitors arrive and have to wait while the security officer calls the house to see if they should be allowed entry, which holds up other visitors waiting in line behind them

 

The best way is to send the gatehouse an email in advance. This does not interrupt them while they are working other issues or visitors, and you will receive a confirmation that it has been processed.  And we've made the email address simple to remember: gatehouse@embarqmail.com.  Alternatively you can fill in the form on our website.  If you don't have access to either of these, then of course you can phone the gatehouse on 977-7019.  

  

Speeding...

speeding car  

 

Once again we are receiving complaints about drivers speeding within our community.  Please be considerate to other residents and pedestrians - observe the 25 MPH speed limit on all Glenmore roads. 

Thank you. 

    

... and Dumping
A reminder - no dumping of waste materials of any sort is allowed in Glenmore.  And that includes in our common areas and woodlands!