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.

New Use Permit to Expand a Day Care to 12 children at 706 N. George Mason, Drive

On August 4, Arlington County informed the Bluemont Civic Association that a new use permit for a family day care home for up to 12 children for Smart Start Day Care (previously approved for nine (9) children) and located at 706 N George Mason Drive, is anticipated to be considered for the September 12, 2020 County Board. The assigned planner on the case is Anika Chowdhury, Associate Planner, Planning Division, 2100 Clarendon Boulevard, Suite 700, Arlington, Virginia 22201, Phone: (703) 228-0096, achowdhury@arlingtonva.us

She has requesting input on the referenced proposal, asking for comments by Monday, August 17, 2020. She has provided the application package, and previous 2019 County Board approved report for reference as well to the civic association.

Given the short notice, Bluemont residents with comments are encouraged to contact Ms. Chowdhury, and are also welcome to contact the Bluemont Civic Association. If you would like a copy of the application package of previous 2019 County Board approved report, please contact exec@bluemontcivic.org .

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!