Spring Ahead - DST
7 March 2020

Dear GCA member,

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

GCA Board of Directors
It's Daylight Saving Time
Don't forget to set your clocks ahead one hour tonight. Its also a good time to change the batteries on your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.

Spring is just around the corner.
GCA Dues Notification
The GCA spring assessment is now due. Associa - Community Group, our GCA Management company, mailed out the spring GCA dues notifications a few weeks ago. The GCA assessments are paid in two installments of $518 each. The first installment is due on 1 March, and the second installment is due on 1 September. If you haven't paid yet, your first installment is now past due. Please make payment soonest.

If you have not received a GCA payment invoice, contact Thelma Washington by clicking  Here  or call at 434-984-0700 ext 0.
Spring Yard Debris Pick-up Starts on 6 April
For the yard debris pickup, all branches should be placed within 1 foot of the curb by  7 a.m. on 6 April  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 bring fallen branches to the curb. 

Two things are important to note. If your materials are not at the curb on Monday morning, 6 April, at 7 AM, you may miss the cycle. We will not return to pick up late materials. Material must be placed within one foot of 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 is only one pass per residence and Common Area by the contractor. Please be ready!
Glenmore Farm Nature Trails
The Common Area Review Board (CARB) is happy to announce the reopening of the nature/hiking trails that surround the Glenmore Farm area. These trails had, until recently, been off limits to Glenmore residents. The restrictions that limited our use of these farm area trails are no longer in place and you're free to explore the perimeter of the farm fields. You'll see the new Glenmore Farm trail addition to the trails maps on page 6.   New Glenmore Hiking Trail Maps-Rev 1---3-6-2020.pdf  

Please note to keep on the outside of the field areas (outside the wooden fences). Please respect the privacy of private homes inside and outside of Glenmore including the Manor House property that you'll see highlighted on the new map addition. And if you're interested in guided walks on any of the trails, the CARB would be happy to do that with you. You can reach the CARB here .
Help Wanted
Update on the Equestrian Center
The equestrian tenant moved out at tt the end of February. Shiloh and Paris (our GCA ponies) are safely boarded at Canine Concierge and Equine (click here) where they are being exercised every day.
 
The stable apartment is rented to a new tenant on a month to month basis. She is a close friend of a Glenmore resident. Her family was close friends with the Camps who raised race horses at Glenmore in the 1970s.
 
Our management company, Associa, will take on the task of maintaining the farm. Board members are working to improve security at the barn with new cameras and security system.
 
Big thanks to Betsy and Mike Rooks, our volunteer residents. We spent the day cleaning out the inside stalls. Still much to do!. If you would be interested in participating in a volunteer day at the farm (its really quite peaceful), please contact us by clicking here.
 
Thanks to the ad hoc group of our resident equestrians led by Janis Paushter who met with Board members and made recommendations to the GCA Board for the short and long term future of the EC.
 
We are looking for a new tenant for the Equestrian Center that would be financially viable and would focus on serving the Glenmore community with open houses, tours of the facility, community events, trail rides, lessons, boarding and the like. This is an opportunity to make a fresh start with a community focused tenant.
Meeting with the Albemarle County Fire Chief
On 27 February, Art Peters, Tom White, Susan Worden, and David Breneman met with Dan Eggleston, Albemarle County Fire Department Chief, and Dave Puckett, Albemarle County Fire Department Operations Chief.

The proposed budget for the County (that starts 1 July) will result in moving the daytime career staff from the East Rivanna Volunteer Fire Department. to the Pantops Fire Rescue Station.  The professional staff are at East Rivanna from Monday through Friday, 6 AM to 6 PM. After 1 July those hours will be covered by volunteers. The East Rivanna Fire Station will continue to be serviced by volunteers around the clock 24x7x365.

The reason for the change is that Crozet has had a big increase in calls. The Stony Point supplemental daytime career staff will move to Crozet, and the daytime career staff at Pantops after 1 July will serve East Rivanna and Stony Point.

There is no ambulance at the East Rivanna station. The first response to medical emergencies is an East Rivanna firetruck with EMS trained volunteers followed by an ambulance from Pantops. Seventy per cent of the East Rivanna calls are for medical services.

The County plans to professionally staff two ambulances at Pantops for 24x7 service. New people will be hired 1 July and it will take a year to train the crew.

The County Board of Supervisors will pass the budget at the regular April meeting and will consider the budget at their regular March meetings. Community residents have the right to attend the meetings and be heard. For more information regarding the issue and the County meetings click here .

Shredding Truck at "The Center"
Tuesday, March 10, 10:00–1:00 pm at the Center
Take advantage of a state-of-the-art, high speed shredding truck from 1st Choice Shredding. All shredded paper is recycled. No need to sign up, just show up with your paper to be shredded. For safety and to keep the line moving, please stay in your car and a volunteer will collect your bags. Open to the community . $5 for up to 5 grocery bags of paper. Additional bags are $2 per bag. 

491 Hillsdale Dr, Charlottesville, VA 22901
Where do I find info on Associa?
Our GCA Web Page has vast amounts of information. In fact, to find information on Associa, our GCA management company, go to the web page, then click on "More" on the top line. Click on "Contact Us". Then scroll down to Management Company (Associa) . We hired Associa in 2017 to manage our financials and to relieve the Board of some operational requirements.

Just have some general questions? Email Thelma Washington (Associa) by clicking Here.
Watch These Dates
Mar 8:  Daylight Saving Time begins. Click  here .
Mar 10: "Shred it" at the Center. Click here .
Mar 15:  Beware the  ides of March .
Mar 19:  GCA Board Meeting at 7PM at the Club
Mar 19:  Spring Equinox at 11:50PM. Click  here.
April 1:  April Fools' Day
April 6: Yard Debris Pick-up begins
April 16: GCA Board Meeting at 7PM at the Club