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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Some Pedestrian Improvements Are Being Considered for Jefferson Park Avenue

On Wednesday night, October 9th, Amanda Poncy, the City's Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator, presented some preliminary ideas about how to make it easier for pedestrians to cross JPA between Robertson Avenue and Cleveland Avenue.

FSNA Is Pressing the City to Hold Hearings Related to the Downzoning of the Neighborhood

The following email was sent on October 6th, 2013

Dear Charlottesville City Council,

The following letter is what the FSNA Board approved to send to Jim Tolbert, Director of NDS. I am sending this to you directly as during a phone conversation I had with Jim on Friday, he explained to me that your direction for this study would be required and we should send this to you directly to have placed on Council's agenda for approval of this direction. So please review the letter approved by the Fry's Spring Neighborhood Association Board below and direct Neighborhood Development Services to proceed with the Survey and Public Hearing for rezoning.

Fry's Spring Neighborhood Association Announces New Board Nominees

In accordance with the FSNA constitution, the new slate of FSNA officers and at-large board members were announced at the FSNA meeting on Wednesday, October 9th. The election will be held at the FSNA annual meeting, Oktoberfest, on Sunday, October 20th from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. The nomination process is still open until the vote is held at Oktoberfest.

The nominated board is:
  • Jeff Greer, President
  • Brian Becker, Vice President
  • Hiroshi Parker, Corresponding Secretary
  • Susan Elliot, Recording Secretary
  • Terri DiCintio, Treasurer
  • Hardy Whitten, President Ex-Officio
At-Large board members:
  • Hillary Bracken
  • Susan Quinn
  • Peter Hedlund
  • Inessa Telefus
  • Jess Wenger

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Old Lynchburg Road Safety, Sidewalks and Drainage Update

Hello everyone,
Here’s an update on the recent work done on the site.
Additional landscaping work was provided at the bio-retention filter area, additional site clean-up work was provided along the corridor, lawns were cleared of any remaining debris, old straw removed, additional topsoil placed, hydro-seeded and a light straw covering placed back , were growth was slow. The remaining black silt fence will be removed once the grass has taken hold in those recently seeded areas. The need for partial street closures are not anticipated at this point and normal traffic flows have resumed. Information for the proposed trees along the wider sections of OLR right of way has been collected and a separate contract will be established for the installation phase later this fall.


Tony Edwards
City Engineer, CFM