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Happy Independence Day
29 June 2020

Dear GCA member,

Here is your GCA newsletter. As always, we want to hear your feedback.

Be safe!
GCA Board of Directors
GCA Board Virtual Meetings in July
The GCA Board of Directors is holding the Board meeting via GoToMeeting on 2 July from 5 PM to 7 PM, and 16 July from 7 PM to 9 PM. By joining the "virtual" meeting you can listen to the proceedings from start to finish. If the Board schedules an executive session, the general meeting will end and the Board will meet separately to discuss contract and/or legal issues. The agenda and Board packet will be published on the Glenmore website ahead of the meetings and the minutes of the meetings will also be posted.

If you would like to participate in the Board meeting, please contact Tim Durrer at 434-984-0700 or click here to obtain information regarding the GoToMeeting link.
Independence Day Parade
Saturday, 4 July at 11 AM

Mark it on your calendar, the Club at Glenmore has planned a great Independence Day parade and member cook-out.

To be a part of the parade, please line up at the Bremerton Cottages sign by 10:30 AM.

There are prizes in four categories.

Hope to see you there.
Bear Sightings in Glenmore
After our bear sighting this past week we'll be starting a series of newsletter items on wild animal safety in the community. The first of the series is on bears and is taken and edited from the US National Park Service (NPS).

If you spot a bear in our community:
  1. Maintain a distance of at least 50 yards
  2. Make noise (clap, yell, etc.) to make sure the bear knows you are present
  3. If the bear moves towards you, move away slowly and do not turn your back to the bear. DO NOT run from a bear. If you have no escape, stand tall, wave your arms, yell, clap and throw rocks to deter the bear.
  4. If you are on one of our trails, stay alert and take a detour but do not surround the bear.
  5. Retreat to your home or vehicle if the bear is in or near your property
  6. NEVER feed a bear. Do not leave any food or garbage out in the open. Secure your trash containers in a closed area or garage.
  7. If you perceive that a bear is 'hanging out", looking for food in your trash, or on your property, report the incident to the Albemarle County Animal Control at 434-296-5807 or on their website.
You can read the entire bear safety article from the NPS by clicking   here .
Volleyball at the Sports Field
While social distancing prevents us from playing organized sports, there are still some outdoor activities that a family unit can engage in at the Glenmore sports field. Plenty of room to run around, kick a soccer ball, play volleyball, shoot some hoops, play horseshoes and bocce. We have equipment at the Sports Field. If you want to use the equipment, contact Thelma Washington at 434-984-0700.

NOTE: Please follow all CDC and VA State social distancing rules.
Breezy Hill Rezoning Application Resubmittal
The revised application and updated information submitted by the applicant, dated 5 June, can be found in CountyView using this  LINK . At the top you are able to sort by “Date Created”.  
 
This application is scheduled for the  Planning Commission public hearing on  7 July 2020 , at  6 PM . Due to COVID-19, this will be a virtual public hearing, using Zoom. Please see the following paragraph for information on how the public can participate. As always, if you cannot attend the meeting live, you can still email your Planning Commission member (or the full Commission) your comments and questions. The full  agenda  and staff report will be available approximately one week prior to the public hearing. The Planning Commission votes on a recommendation to the Board of Supervisors, who will hear this item at a date to be determined.  
 
How can the public participate in a Virtual Meeting of the Planning Commission?  

Livestream the meeting's Public Hearing by attending the meeting through "Zoom", via web, or by telephone. The link and information can be found on the County’s  calendar  for 7 July. Speakers are encouraged to sign-up in advance of the meeting by emailing the Planning Commission  Clerk  and providing your name and what item you wish to speak to. 

Email or Mail your  Planning Commission member  or the  Full Commission  or you can send a letter to the attention of the Planning Commission or Planning Commissioner at 401 McIntire Road, Community Development Dept North Wing, Charlottesville, VA 22902.
The GCA Playground is Open
The Glenmore playground behind the pools is now open. Similar to Albemarle County's playgrounds, the GCA will not be sanitizing the equipment. Each parent/guardian needs to bring their own sanitizing materials. Please maintain a distance of 6' or more at all times. 
Playground
GCA Members ... Looking for Answers??
Our  GCA Web Page  has vast amounts of information. If you open the Web Page and click on "Contact Us" on the lower left side of the page, you'll see the email addresses and phone numbers for contacting the various GCA committees and points of contact. As examples ...
Just have some general questions? Email Thelma Washington by clicking  Here.
Watch These Dates
July 2: GCA Working Meeting 5-7 PM (TBD)
July 4: Independence Day (Click here )
July 4: Club at Glenmore Independence Day Parade -11 AM to Noon
July 7: Planning Commission Public Hearing 6 PM (Virtual Meeting)
July 16: GCA Board Meeting 7-9 PM (TBD)
Aug 6: GCA Working Meeting 5-7 PM (TBD)
Aug 20: GCA Board Meeting 7-9 PM (TBD)