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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Why Won’t They Listen!?!

Why Won’t They Listen!?!
A discussion based on the book How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish

Presented by Bob Garrity,
City Schools Project Leader for Safe Schools/Healthy Students

January 16, 2013

Johnson Elementary School Cafeteria
1645 Cherry Avenue

Please pre-register for childcare (email

Sponsored by Johnson Elementary P.T.O.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

CAT Transit Public Meeting

CAT Transit Public Meeting (

From the CAT Facebook page:

Our next set of transit study meetings have been scheduled! On December 17th, 2012, Nelson/Nygaard Transit Consultants will present a redesigned concept based upon feedback collected from the last open house. Members of the community are invited to attend both meetings. Come out and give us your feedback!

Transit Study Meeting
When: 5:30 PM, December 17th, 2012
Where: CitySpace, 100 5th Street NE

City Council Presentation
When: 7:00 PM, December 17th, 2012
Where: Council Chambers at City Hall

Persons needing special accommodations should call CAT at 434-970-3649 by December 13th.

City's New Park Entrances Include Azalea Park

Charlottesville : News and Press Releases:

Old Lynchburg Road Project Inches Closer to Start

From City Engineer Tony Edwards:
The meeting went well and we covered a lot of good project details with the Finley Asphalt & Sealing representatives. The general consensus has been that we will be able to work well with them and that they are capable of performing a good job, while respecting the neighborhood’s needs.  The contract approvals are on schedule and we anticipate issuing a Notice To Proceed early next week. So believe it, the time has come for work to begin, Merry Christmas! I would appreciate it if you would provide notification to those on your neighborhood e-mail distribution list(s). They will begin at the Middleton Ave. / OLR intersection area first with erosion control measures, utility markings and storm drainage pipe work. They will clean up and secure the site before the Christmas Holiday’s begin and resume work fully after the New Year begins.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

December 12th FSNA Meeting Agenda

Fry’s Spring Neighborhood Association
December 12, 2012
6:00 - 7:30 pm, Cherry Avenue Christian Church
Meet the Assistant City Manager 
David Ellis

Azalea Park Update
Brian Becker

FSNA Time Capsule Contribution 
Hardy Whitten

Sunset/Fontaine Connector Status
Terri DiCintio
Hardy Whitten

Other Business

Monday, November 26, 2012

Found An Injured Animal?

This from Fry's Spring resident Brenda Lambert:

call me if you find injured or orphaned wildlife (434-296-9240.) just got my state permit to do wildlife rehabilitation at home. also working closely with rockfish wildlife sanctuary in nelson, and the expert re-habber nathou. we do birds, mammals, reptiles. getting rabies vaccination so i can help raccoons, bats and skunks. come one, come all! brenda lambert

How Is Charlottesville Dealing With Storm Water?

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Old Lynchburg Road, Safety, Sidewalks and Drainage Update

From Charlottesville City Engineer Tony Edwards on November 14th:

"City staff has been working hard to verify that the bid documents provided by Finley Asphalt & Sealing , as general contractor, are complete as required. I realize that their name is misleading perhaps, but they are capable of providing all the site work services that this project requires and their previous employers have given them high marks.  We feel that award of the contract can be made soon so we will be setting up a pre-construction meeting date next with the contractor."

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Friday, November 9, 2012

November FSNA Agenda

Fry’s Spring Neighborhood Association
November 14, 2012

Azalea Park Update
Brian Becker

Oktoberfest Recap
Mike Farruggio

Hardy Whitten
CAT Discussion
Hardy Whitten

FSNA Constitution/Bylaws Review
Hardy Whitten

Other Business

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

New FSNA Board Elected

On Sunday, October 21st the Fry's Spring Neighborhood Association elected a new board.

President - Hardy Whitten
Vice President - Inessa Telefus
Treasurer - Terri Di Cintio
Corresponding Sec. - Hiroshi Parker
Recording Sec. - Mike Farruggio
Pres ExOfficio - Peter Hedlund
At-Large members:
Brian Becker
Hillary Bracken
Jeff Greer
Susan Elliott
Kerry Hannon

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Come Celebrate With Your Neighbors THIS SUNDAY!

The Annual Fry's Spring Neighborhood Association's Oktoberfest takes place from 3:00 - 5:00 pm this Sunday, October 21st at the Fry's Spring Beach Club.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Make Your Voice Heard

There are multiple opportunities to voice your opinion on the future of our community.  The City is in the process of revising its comprehensive plan and a broader vision is being sought by combining the planning across multiple jurisdictions called One Community.

Dates for meetings are as follows:
  • One Community
    • Thursday, October 11th, JABA, 674 Hillsdale Drive
    • Wednesday, October 24th, The Lodge at Old Trail, 330 Claremont Lane, Crozet
    • Thursday, Ocotber 25th, Martha Jefferson Hospital, 500 Martha Jefferson Dr.
  • City's Comprehensive Plan
    • October 17th, Buford Middle School, 6-8pm
    • October 25th, Venable Elementary School, 6-8pm
    • November 1st, Clark Elementary School, 7-9pm

Charlottesville Arena_JAM4478

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Have You Ever Found an Injured Bird (or Squirrel)?

Brenda Lambert, who lives in the neighborhood, is in the process of being licensed to do wildlife rehab and should be contacted if you find an injured wild animal. You can reach her at 296-9240. Thirsty Squirrel

Friday, October 5, 2012

Old Lynchburg Road Project Moves Forward

Update from City Engineer Tony Edwards:
The OLR Project is moving from taking the final steps of right of way acquisition to the bidding process. The project was advertised October 1 and the bids will be received on Oct 29th.  Once contracts are reviewed, secured and awarded for construction the intent is to start by December 17th. The schedule and work phasing  will be confirmed once the general contractor has been selected. We expect that this will be a 9 ½ to 12 month construction phase.

Stribling Avenue Extended Closed 8:00 am - 3:00 pm October 11th.

Monday, September 24, 2012

FSNA Will Elect A New Board In October

On October 21st the Fry's Spring Neighborhood Association will hold its annual meeting and neighborhood social event.  The board nominees for the next year are:

President - Hardy Whitten
Vice President - Inessa Telefus
Treasurer - Terri Di Cintio
Corresponding Sec. - Hiroshi Parker
Recording Sec. - Mike Farruggio
Pres ExOfficio - Peter Hedlund
At-Large members:
Brian Becker
Hillary Bracken
Jeff Greer
Susan Elliott
Kerry Hannon

Nominations are still being accepted!


The City is Revising Its Comprehensive Plan. Make Your Voice Heard

Residents will be asked to provide feedback on the City’s Comprehensive Plan Goals and Future Land Use Plan

Purpose: To bring together the One Community comments, the Comprehensive Plan Chapter update meetings, and other feedback into a draft Comprehensive Plan and Land Use Map. The meetings will provide an interactive opportunity for participants to review the Comp Plan Goals and Land Use Map.

**All three meetings will have the same content. Please choose the time and location that is most convenient for you

Wednesday, October 17th Buford Middle School Cafeteria - 6-8pm

Thursday, October 25th Venable Elementary Auditorium - 6-8pm

Thursday, November 1st Clark Elementary School Gymnasium- 7-9pm

The JPA Bridge Is Done. What's Next?

Old Lynchburg Road project is moving forward. For more information check the Current Projects page at

Charlottesville : Current Projects:

Thursday, September 6, 2012

OLR Safety, Sidewalks & Drainage Update

September 6, 2012 Update from Charlottesville Engineer Tony Edwards:

There has been a lot of positive movement towards completing the necessary property transactions. City Council has met on August 20th & September 4th about items related to the sale of property to the city and the city conveying a strip of existing right of way along Old Lynchburg Road to the Fry’s Spring Beach Club. Both parties are moving forward with finalizing the remaining details relating to the agreement. One more right of way request was deeded to the city yesterday.  It is expected that 1 more right of way acquisition will be finalized this Friday. Out of the 9 total right of way requests required only one should be remaining after this week. The owner & mortgage company have agreed with the city’s request, however they are working the terms of their internal process. We hope to have the results of their meeting next week.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

What Will the "Welcome To Fry's Spring" Sign Look Like?

You can help pick it the sign people will see when they cross the new JPA Bridge and enter our neighborhood.

Go To Survey...

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Dog Lost; Keys Found

Trixibelle is missing:

A set of car keys was found August 19, 2012, on Old Lynchburg Road. They may be claimed at the Charlottesville City Police Department

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Old Lynchburg Road Sidewalks, Safety, and Drainage Project Update

From City Engineer, Tony Edwards:
Here's a quick up-date as promised, for your FSNA meeting Wednesday.

Aside from the right of way acquisition issues that you have been closely involved with, we have also gotten the revised right of way agreement forms from Va. Dominion Power for the overhead power lines that will be relocated over the FSBC property. This will be sent for their review & signature this week. The Sale of Property for the FSBC, right of way adjustment for the FSBC and  to second reading for the Laurel Street closure, with a 5' wide pedestrian access easement are all coming up for reviews and approvals this month.

Project movement looks good and we are excited about getting to bidding
phase and then construction.

Tony Edwards
City Engineer, CFM

Azalea Park Stormwater Wetland Project [DRAFT]

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Monday, August 6, 2012

Is This Your Duck?

Seen waddling around the Highland Ave./Crestmont Ave. neighborhood.
If you recognize it, please contact Mo Nichols at: momomn @

Monday, July 16, 2012

JPA Bridge Opens (Partially)

JPA Bridge by phedlund33
JPA Bridge, a photo by phedlund33 on Flickr.
Pedestrian and bicycle traffic has been routed onto the western edge of the bridge and the temporary bridge has been removed. Bicycles should use the available roadway and stay off of the sidewalk.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

What To Do When You See Graffiti

Graffiti can be associated with gang activity, therefore it should be reported to the two detectives in the County and City that deal with this activity. They are:

  • City: Todd Lucas (
  • County: Jim Hope (
The location of the graffiti determines who should be contacted to get it removed

  • Bridges, Signs, Right-of-wayCharlottesville Public Works Department Service Manager Steve Lawson ( 
  •  Graffiti on private property NDS – Patricia Carrington (
  • Bus stops and CAT property:  CAT - Lance Stewart (,, (970-3649)
  • Jefferson Park Avenue Bridge  construction zone:  VDOT Project Manager Jason Settle (
  • Stribling railroad underpass:  Corporal Horace Bruce (

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Fontaine/Maury/JPA Water Line Replacement Update

Here is the schedule update for the Fontaine Waterline work. There have been some technical issues to resolve that have resulted in a slight delay to the work, but we are just about ready start.

Phase 1: (JPA Bridge/Maury)

  • 6/25/2012: The contractor will set up the traffic control for the night work to take place near the JPA bridge project.
  • 6/26/2012: Beginning at 9 pm, the night work portion will begin adjacent to the JPA bridge project site. The night work will last approximately 2-3 weeks. During the night work, traffic on Fontaine will be detoured around Mimosa to Stadium Road and back down Shamrock to JPA, as needed. When the detour is active, local streets will remain accessible, but the intersection of JPA/Fontaine/Maury will be closed to through traffic. The intersection will be reopened by 6 am the following morning.

Phase 2: (Fontaine from Westerly to Appletree)

  • 6/21/2012: The contractor will put up "NO PARKING" signs on Westerly near Fontaine and on Fontaine between Westerly and Summit. The parking restrictions will not begin until 6/25/2012 and will continue for the duration of the project, as needed.
  • 6/25/2012: Work will begin on Phase 2. The contractor will begin digging test holes. Work in this area will be during the day from 9 am to 7 pm.

We certainly appreciate everyone's patience and cooperation as we work to complete this difficult project as quickly as possible. I will continue to send updates to this distribution list as the project continues. Please let me know if you have been added to this email list by mistake or know of someone that should be added.

Please let me know if you have any questions.


Trip Stakem
Utilities Engineer
City of Charlottesville

View Fontaine Water Line Replacement in a larger map

Thursday, June 14, 2012

No Trolley Service at JPA/Maury Starting June 18th

On Monday, June 18Charlottesville Area Transit (CAT) will temporarily detour the Free Trolley due to construction work at the intersection of Jefferson Park Avenue (JPA) and Maury Avenue.
During the detour, the Free Trolley will not travel on JPA between Shamrock Road and Maury Avenue, or on Maury Avenue between JPA and Stadium Road. The CAT stops in those areas will not be served.
Instead, the Trolley will travel from JPA to Shamrock Road to Stadium Road, resuming regular route service with the stop on Alderman Road opposite the Gooch Houses.
This detour will begin on Monday, June 18 and last until further notice. CAT apologizes for any inconvenience to its customers.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Major Water Line Project to Affect Fontaine, Maury and Jefferson Park Avenues (Updated June 13th)

On June 18th, Charlottesville will begin a three-phase project to replace a major water line.  This will affect traffic in the Maury, Fontaine and Jefferson Park Avenue section of the city for most of the summer.

View Fontaine Water Line Replacement in a larger map

Monday, June 4, 2012

June 13th, 2012 FSNA Meeting Agenda

Charlottesville City Schools
Dr. Atkins

Azalea Park Discussion
Brian Becker

JPA Bridge Update
Peter Hedlund

Old Lynchburg Road Safety, Sidewalks, and Drainage Update
Jeanne Chase

Celebrate!250: Fry's Spring Neighborhood

Peter Hedlund

Other Business

Old Lynchburg Road Update

OLR SS&D Task Force - OLR Task Force met for the first time on April 29, 2012.  Currently waiting for the City of Charlottesville to get the project to Bid.  The OLR Task Force at that time has requested to meet with Tony Edwards, City Point Person and City Engineer, to go over the plans and to get an understanding of the expected Time Line for the project, "Safety, Sidewalks, and Drainage."  The OLR Task Force members are:  Anne Pontuso, Beverly Adams, Joe Goldsmith, Hilda Matos, Becky Sims, and Jeanne Chase.

View Old Lynchburg Road in a larger map

JPA Bridge Update

JPA Bridge Task Force (BTF) - Bridge construction is proceeding on schedule.  JPA BTF, Hardy Whitten, and Michael Petrus met with Greg K. from VDOT and Jeannette J. from City NDS to discuss the current concern of the sloped sidewalk running from Todd Ave. up to JPA.  The concern focuses around two 90 degree turns that the JPA BTF would like to see minimized or removed assuming ADA slope engineering requirements may be met.  The JPA BTF recogized this concern prior to the beginning of construction and earth moving component of the sidewalk and stairwell component of the project.  JPA BTF expects to hear back from VDOT prior to the June 13th FSNA monthly meeting and may update then.

VDOT Plans for Todd Avenue pedestrian ramp

Do You Want to Know the Latest about Azalea Park?

Linked are notes from the Azalea Park Task Force meeting with Parks Manager Doug Ehman, plus the final master plan and a plan for the bioswale that is currently being installed adjacent to the west-end parking lot and ball park (apologizes for the large attachments). Playground design working group will start meeting in late June. If anyone is interested in participating, please contact Brian Becker.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Support Wayside Businesses

From 1:00 to 5:00 on Saturday, May 26th, cash mobsters will descend upon the businesses adversely affected by the JPA Bridge replacement.  Come on out and show your neighborhood support! (

Friday, May 25, 2012

New Police Directive Regarding Locking of Azalea Park Gate

At the last FSNA meeting Charlottesville Police Captain Lewis shared a new policy directive that she has issued to try to resolve the inconsistent locking of the Azalea Park Gate.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

April 11th FSNA Meeting Agenda

Old Lynchburg Road Safety, Sidewalks, and Drainage Update
Jeanne Chase

Vandalism Update
Hardy Whitten

Azalea Park Update
Hardy Whitten
Cville Budget
Hardy Whitten

Hardy Whitten

JPA Bridge Update
Hardy Whitten

Other Business

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

The City Is Revising Its Comprehensive Plan

Here is a lot of information related to this process. Of special note to Fry's Spring residents may be the "Comprehensive Plan Land Use Chapter revisions" found on pages 19 - 25.

Albemarle Holds Master Plan Meeting for Southern and Western Urban Neighborhoods

Material handed out to attendees.

More information from the County website.

What To Do When You See Graffiti

Graffiti can be associated with gang activity, therefore it should be reported to the two detectives in the County and City that deal with this activity. They are:

  • County: Jim Hope (
  • City: Todd Lucas (
In order to get the graffiti removed please contact:
  • Charlottesville Public Works Department Service Manager Steve Lawson (
If the graffiti in the construction zone of the Jefferson Park Avenue Bridge, contact:
  • VDOT Project Manager Jason Settle (
To report graffiti in need of removal on the Stribling railroad underpass, contact:
  • Corporal Horace Bruce (

Friday, March 9, 2012

March 2012 FSNA Meeting Agenda


Sgt. Bayles, CPD

Azalea Park Update
Chris Gensic

Cville Budget
Hardy Whitten

Hardy Whitten

JPA Bridge Update
Hardy Whitten

Other Business

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Monday, January 30, 2012

Who's Patrolling Our Neighborhood?

District One Officers and Contact Numbers: 

Officer Craig Sorokti
Officer Gabriel Mosley (relief)

Officer Chris Loudermilk 
Officer Elizabeth Rees (relief) 

Officer Cody Bowman
Officer Jared Miller (relief) 

For assistance:

For General Reporting
Non-Emergency Call Number

Police Department Service Division: 970-3280
Shift Commander's Office (Lt): 970-3292
Sergeant’s Office: 970-3293

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

FSNA to Host Gang Awareness Workshop with Charlottesville Police Department

The Workshop will be held on February 22nd at 6:00 pm at the Cherry Avenue Christian Church in the Family Life Center.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Thursday, January 19, 2012

New Charlottesville NDS Newsletter:

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Also, there is a community workshop on January 26, 2012 focusing on the Long Range Transportation Plan update.  The web site link is as follows: