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Spring Yard Debris Pick-up
1 April 2020

Dear GCA member,

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

Be safe,
GCA Board of Directors
A Note from the GCA Board
Dear Friends and Neighbors,
We understand that young people have been gathering for parties at the soccer field in violation of Virginia Executive Order 55 (click here ). Please be advised that the GCA strongly endorses the enforcement of this Order which prohibits gatherings of more than ten persons and requires social distancing of at least six feet. 

These are challenging times for all of us, but please do all that you can to make your teens avoid these gatherings. Our lives depend on it, literally. If you are aware of teens gathering in the soccer field or elsewhere at Glenmore, please call 911.

Helping our Neighbors

If you have an older neighbor who lives alone on your street, they could get sick without anyone knowing about it. Some streets in our community have organized to check daily on these residents with friendly phone calls and to provide groceries and other needs.

Please consider taking the initiative to organize the neighbors on your street. The Glenmore Directory on our web site can be searched by street name (see the article at the bottom of the newsletter). Send an email or call everyone on your street to identify vulnerable neighbors and make a plan to help them. You could save a life.

The GCA Board of Directors
GCA Dues Notification
The GCA spring assessment is now past due. Associa - Community Group, our GCA Management company, mailed out the spring GCA dues notifications in early February. 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 .
Reminder, No Dumping in Common Areas
Please, do not dump your yard debris into the adjoining common areas. Also, contractors sometimes find it easier to dump your yard waste into common areas rather than hauling it away. We recently observed a landscaper rolling old bushes down a hill into common area. Please ask your contractor to remove yard debris etc when they complete work in your yard.
Garbage and Recycling Container Storage
Please be aware that garbage cans must be stored in the garage or behind a fenced area.  They need to be out of sight from the road and from your neighbors. Thanks.
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 .

How can I find the Contact Info for my Neighbors?
Our GCA Web Page has vast amounts of information. In fact, to find contact information for your neighbors, go to the web page, then click on "Gatehouse" on the top line. Click on "Access Gatehouse Information". Input your name and password. Then scroll down to "Residents Directory". In the text at the top it says "To search by street name, click here". After clicking, a new box opens and you can scroll down to the name of your street. You'll then see a list of names, addresses and phone numbers for your neighbors.

Note: We are required to provide resident's access to this information per the VA Property Owners' Association Act,  § 55.1-1815 .

Just have some general questions? Email Thelma Washington (Associa) by clicking Here.
Watch These Dates
April 1:  April Fools' Day
April 6: Yard Debris Pick-up begins at 7AM
April 16: GCA Board Meeting TBD