Meeting Minutes for Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Bluemont Citizens Association
Meeting Minutes for Wednesday, June 2, 2021

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Bluemont Citizens Association Monthly Meeting Notes

June 2, 2021 (Zoom Meeting)

In Attendance: Peter Weeks, Marvin Watts, Henry Plaster, Dave Ewald, Tom Rust, Hailey Zurschmeide, Kevin Hart, Judy Anderson, Bill Bogard, Janell Zurschmeide, Kim Rapp, Tim Hall, John Sullivan, John Constant, Sheri Conrad                

Meeting Called to Order at 7:04 PM: Peter Weeks, presiding

Treasurer’s Report/Budget

Tim Hall – See Attached Report

BCA – awarded $7000 in scholarships to local students

Standing Committees   

Bluemont Fair – Cynthia Morris, Jen Stone

Next Fair Committee meeting is June 9th at 7:00 p.m. on Zoom.

There will be a petting zoo and Native American Village at Bluemont Fair

An assistant to help at Snickersville Academy is needed.  Please contact:

Bluemont Heritage – Peter Weeks, Kevin Hart

      • Education in Bluemont in the 19th and 20th Centuries has opened at the Plaster Museum from 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
      • Snickersville Academy – Red Bud and Dogwood trees will be added in addition to bushes and ferns.

Community Organizations/Events

Community Center/Parks & Rec – Sheri Conrad

      • Floor replacement has begun
      • The grounds look wonderful
      • Jammin’ on the Porch – June 18th, 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Hog It Up BBQ will be there.
      • Summer Camp begins June 28th

Snickersville Turnpike Association – Henry Plaster

Rural Roads Committee is reviewing Beaverdam Bridge Road 

Old Business:

    • Farmers Market – Sundays 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
      • Best Farmers Market Yet!
      • Large selection of fruits and vegetables.
      • Fresh brewed coffee and chocolate croissants available.

New Business:

    • Whitehall/Celebrations – Marvin Watts

The ABC Board granted two licenses to the Whitehall/Celebrations to operate as both a winery and a brewery.  Marvin Watts, who represented the 29 objectors at the ABC hearing last month, reported that there were some significant stipulations regarding noise level limits, traffic flow, and hours of operation.

The President of the ABC Board made clear that his agency will respond to any legitimate complaints regarding issues of noise and traffic.  A formal citizen complaint must precede any investigation into violations.  He also emphasized that licenses are renewed annually based on acceptable performance standards.

The owners of Whitehall/Celebrations have repeatedly said they wish to remain “a good neighbor” in Bluemont and are open to feedback if problems arise.

    • Strawberry Season at Great Country Farm has begun
    • VDOT Traffic Calming – VDOT will give update on timeline for bridge on Foggy Bottom and Traffic Calming in Bluemont 
    • In light of severe weather (or fire) the Bluemont Community might consider creating an emergency preparedness committee for livestock

Adjournment:  7:53 p.m.

Next Meeting: July 7, 2021  Wednesday 7:00 PM on Zoom?


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