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

Annual General Membership Meeting, and the Executive Board Meeting, Wednesday June 30th, 7:30 pm

The meeting agenda has been sent to people on our e-mail list. To join that e-mail list, or receive the meeting agenda, please contact exec@bluemontcivic.org. The link to register for the May General Membership meeting is: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMuduyhqTMjGNV0uFkht5aXo2lmbPnWP-_g After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. You can also use this link for our Executive Board meeting that begins at 7 pm.

MOTION to support the Neighborhood Conservation Program

Subject to the concurrence of the General Membership, the Executive Board of the Bluemont Civic Association has voted to advertise the following motion for a VOTE at the June 39th General Membership meeting.

Support for the Neighborhood Conservation Program

WHEREAS Arlington residents have limited options to improve and enhance Arlington neighborhoods based on community driven priorities for the installation of sidewalks, curbs and gutters, streetlights, signs, park improvements, neighborhood art and beautification;

RESOLVED, that the Bluemont Civic Association supports the Neighborhood Conservation Program and provides thanks to the Arlington County Board for funding Bluemont’s project for improvements to the intersection of 6th St N and N Edison St.

RESOLVED, that the Arlington County Board should continue funding and resourcing the Neighborhood Conservation Program at equal or greater levels into the future to ensure community driven neighborhood conservation priorities are exercised.

Nominations for June 30th Annual Elections

The following volunteers have been nominated:

President (current incumbent Laura Kirkconnell)

1st Vice President (current incumbent Henry McFarland);

2nd Vice President (current incumbent Kate Mattos);

Treasurer (David Smith);

Secretary (current incumbent David Hughes);

Neighborhood Conservation Advisory Committee Representative (current incumbent Nick Pastore);

Alternate Neighborhood Conservation Advisory Committee Representative (current incumbent Christopher George);

Delegates to the Arlington County Civic Federation (four positions available: two current incumbents nominated Allen Norton and David Hughes);

Alternate Delegates to the Arlington County Civic Federation (four available: one current incumbent nominated Mark Haynes).

Following the May 26 presentation of the list of nominees, two members requested to be nominated at the June annual meeting as Bluemont Civic Association Delegates to the Arlington County Civic Federation:

Christopher George and Shakti Shukla.

These nominations, and other nominations for vacant positions can be made from the floor at our June 30th annual General Membership meeting.

Silver Diner 750 N. Glebe/Waycroft Building Site Plan and Use Permit Requests: Let us know if you want information. Share your views.

County staff is planning to seek County Board approval in July for outdoor seating for the Silver Diner at The Waycroft building, 750 N. Glebe, as well as a Site Plan Amendment to allow changes to the facade lighting of the building to be decided administratively, rather than going to the County Board.

County staff plan to host a virtual meeting to introduce the project and get feedback from the community. The County will establish the date and time of this meeting in the coming days.

The County planner has provided preliminary drawings to the Bluemont Civic Association soon, and will later provide final drawings.

The planned outdoor seating would leave an eight-foot public right of way for pedestrians around the outdoor seating.

If you, or anyone you know would like to be kept informed about this project, please contact exec@bluemontcivic.org. You are encouraged to share your views with the County and the civic association.

Virtual Meeting Design Concept for Roadway Improvements to Wilson Blvd Between N. Frederick Street and George Mason Drive

On Monday, June 21 at 6:30 pm, County staff will present concept design for low-cost roadway improvements to this section of Wilson Blvd during upcoming re-marking and repaving. They will share the design concept, answer questions and gather feedback to help inform a final concept.

The meeting link is on this page: https://transportation.arlingtonva.us/events/wilson-boulevard-virtual-meeting-for-2021-resurfacing-project-for-complete-streets/ The County will have a video recording as well as a feedback form available for two weeks after the event.

More information is on the project page https://projects.arlingtonva.us/projects/resurfacing-projects-for-complete-streets-2021-season/

The County Planner will also join the June 30 Bluemont Civic Association General Membership virtual meeting to provide a brief update and discuss how to provide feedback on the final plan.

Bluemont Upper Park Update Presentation

Bluemont Junction Trail Millig and Repaving Presentation

Flooding Risk in Bluemont: Presentation includes information on N. Abingdon, N.Lexington Street and Four Mile Run

Housing Arlington Listening Tour Sessions regarding the Missing Middle Study

BCA Working Groups Seeking Members

The civic association has formed two working groups, which are seeking members:

N. Carlin Springs Road Safety Improvement Task Force

Missing Middle Housing Study Working Group

If you would like to join either group, please contact exec@bluemontcivic.org.

Working group/task force members are required to be civic association members, which requires residency in Bluemont and being current on annual dues.

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.

Meet your new BCA team!

At the October 28th, General Membership meeting, the following volunteers were elected to serve on the BCA Executive Board or delegates to the Arlington County Civic Federation.