BCA Announcements

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The Bluemont Civic Association is a member-driven organization. Please join us, and have a vote! Annual dues are $15 per calendar year per household. Please provide your name, address and e-mail and $15 with your check made out to “Bluemont Civic Association” to BCA Treasurer, PO Box 5134, Arlington, VA 22205. All information is for BCA use only. When we can resume membership meetings in person, dues can be paid at meetings.

Connect with Bluemont!

  • Facebook: Like our Bluemont Civic Association page on Facebook for regular updates on news of interest to Bluemont and the civic association activities www.facebook.com/bluemontcivic.
  • Website www.bluemontcivic.org for BCA meetings and official information.
  • BCA E-Mails: Neighbors who provide their e-mail address to exec@bluemontcivic.org receive e-mail reports monthly on issues affecting Bluemont residents, and civic association activities.
  • Contact the Executive Board: BCA welcomes comments, suggestions and questions from members. Contact us at exec@bluemontcivic.org

September 30, VIRTUAL General Membership Meeting (via ZOOM) The public is welcome.

If you are not already on our e-mail list, please contact exec@bluemontcivic.org for a link to attend.

Voter Information Presentation and Q&A

At the September 30 virtual General Membership Meeting of the Bluemont Civic Association, the nonpartisan League of Women voters will hold a presentation and Q&A on voting in the November 3rd election, including how to register and vote by mail. We expect the presentation to begin at 7:45 PM. For more information, see Vote411.org

September 17 Virtual Community Meeting on Concept Design 6th Street, N; N. Emerson; N. Edison NCP Project

On Thursday, September 17 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm., County staff will hold a virtual community meeting with the Bluemont Civic Association, and other Bluemont residents, to discuss the concept design for Bluemont's NCP Priority Project of safety improvements and beautification to the intersection of 6th Street, N with N. Emerson and N. Edison.

This is an open community meeting for all Bluemont residents, but the final petitions on the plans will be sent only to affected property owners.

You can register for the meeting from the on-line project page at the following link. https://projects.arlingtonva.us/projects/sixth-st-north-edison-st/?fbclid=IwAR1MDQEd2t6XjXnP84_LgFKDyV6yYxOF_eravL7RncRrELI9ywdWLmBFwD0

Virtual Community Meeting 600 N. Glebe Redevelopment, September 16th at 6 PM

The project manager from Southeastern Development on the 600 N Glebe redevelopment, has informed the civic association that they are moving forward towards construction of Phase 1.

Community Liaison Darren Wellner who works for the general contractor on the project CBG will be our point of contact on site, and will be providing updates if there are any lane closures or utility work that would impact our communities.

The pre-construction community meeting will be virtual. Instructions and call-in information will be sent out via a calendar invite before the meeting. The meeting will be held on Wednesday September 16th at 6pm. For those that are unable to attend, there will be a recording of the meeting.

Contact information for the community Point Of Contact:
Darren Wellner
Bluemont residents who would like more information are welcome to contact exec@bluemontcivic.org

County Board to Consider Use Permit for SemSem School, 4600 N. Fairfax Drive on October 17

A one-year use permit review associated with SP#57 to provide language instruction for up to 40 children (SemSem School), located at 4600 N. Fairfax Drive, is anticipated to be considered for the October 17, 2020 County Board meeting. The assigned planner, Anika Chowdhury, is requesting input on the referenced proposal, as this site is within Bluemont Civic Association and adjacent Ballston-Virginia Square Civic Association and Waycroft-Woodlawn Civic Association. The planner requests our comments by Monday, September 21, 2020. Because the short notice provided by the County does not allow time for the civic association's General Membership to meet to consider this request, interested neighbors are encouraged to contact Annika Chowdhury directly, and are welcome to copy the Bluemont Civic Association.

Anika Chowdhury, Associate Planner, Planning Division, 2100 Clarendon Boulevard, Suite 700, Arlington, Virginia 22201, Phone: (703) 228-0096, achowdhury@arlingtonva.us

Motions for a VOTE by the General Membership at the September 30, Virtual General Membership Meeting:

Support for Restoration of Mary Carlin Woods, Lacey Woods and Bon Air Park

"MOTION: BCA supports the County's restoration efforts in Mary Carlin Woods, Lacey Woods and Bon Air Park, including from damage by unauthorized bike trail construction, bike riding, the July 2019 flooding and other issues, and calls for BCA to be fully included from the start in the County's restoration planning and implementation, and throughout the process of this restoration."

Including Bon Air Park in the CIP

MOTION: "BCA should work to get Bon Air Park included in the next regular Capital Improvement Plan (CIP)." NOTE: Members must be current on their $15 annual dues per household in order to vote. Contact exec@bluemontcivic.org for more information.

Information on Voting, Candidates and Elections

The League of Women Voters has a one-stop shop for non-partisan information on elections and voting. Register to vote, find candidate information, and much more. Visit www.vote411.org for more information.

Volunteer to Help Restore Mary Carlin Woods, Lacey Woods and Bon Air Park – Apply Now!

This fall, the County will be working with volunteers to restore Mary Carlin Woods, Lacey Woods and Bon Air Park, repairing damage from construction of unauthorized bike trails, flooding, and other factors. Volunteer at this website: https://parks.arlingtonva.us/volunteer/. All information collected is confidential.

If you mark the box for “Bluemont Park” or “Bon Air Park,” your application goes to the Parks and Natural Resources official responsible for restoration Mary Carlin Woods and Bon Air Park. If you mark “Lacey Woods,” your application will to the official handling restoration in Lacey Woods. The official responsible for each restoration project will reach out to all registered volunteers with further information.

BCA News Letter

Although public health conditions do not currently allow us to bring a copy to your doorstep, we are pleased to provide you an electronic copy of Neighborhood News at this link http://www.bluemontcivic.org/newsletters/BCA_News_202004.pdf

We plan to update the newsletter and hand-deliver it once that is again possible.

Neighborhood News is normally delivered to homes in Bluemont in April and October. If you would like monthly e-mail updates, please contact exec@bluemontcivic.org.

Clapping Around Arlington – Salute to Healthcare Workers

  • Every Monday, 8pm
  • Join in from front yards, balconies, windows, and cars to show gratitude for our healthcare workers during this very scary time. Clap, honk, and yell to create a loud, rolling salute of Thanks. Please spread the word!