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

Bluemont Civic Association: May 25 Q&A with County Board Member Takis Karantonis. 7:30 PM In-Person and via Zoom:

Bluemont residents, property owners and businesses are welcome to join us in-person, or on-line, for our Wednesday, May 25 General Membership Meeting, which starts at 7:30 pm. We are excited to be hosting a Q&A with County Board Member Takis Karantonis! Come join us in the library of Key Escuela Elementary School, formerly Arlington Traditional School, 855 N. Edison Street.

You can also join virtually via the link below.

In accordance with the school’s policy, anyone who has tested positive for COVID, or has COVID symptoms cannot come inside the school. The latest CDC guidance on COVID symptoms is here https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms- testing/symptoms.html We will provide facemasks for anyone wishing to use them. At our last meeting, we established a committee on safety improvements for all forms on transit on N. George Mason Drive. I you would like to join this effort, or share your views on N. George Mason Drive, please contact exec@bluemontcivic.org.

We will provide the meeting agenda to everyone on our email list. To join that list and receive monthly updates on neighborhood and civic association news, please contact exec@bluemontcivic.org.

We cannot guarantee the quality of the zoom connection, but it worked well at our last meeting.

Attendees to the in-person are welcome to come at any time. If you have trouble getting into the school, please contact us at exec@bluemontcivic.org. Virtual attendees will be admitted from the zoom waiting room at 7 pm if they wish to join the Executive Board meeting, and at 7:30 pm for the General Membership meeting. In the unlikely event that we exceed the limits of our zoom account, we will give priority to admitting members current on their annual dues of $15 per household. The link to register for virtual participation is:

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIqdeCgpz4oHtw-gm3vLwETstIl1l3jNipL After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. You can use the same link to join the Executive Board meeting that starts at 7 pm.

BCA Joins Other Civic Associations in Asking for More Time for Public Engagement on the Phase 2 Recommendations to the Missing Middle Housing Study

At the April 27 General Membership meeting, members ratified the decision of the Executive Board that the BCA President should sign the letter from neighboring civic associations requesting more time for public engagement on the Missing Middle Housing Study Phase 2 recommendations in order for civic associations to engage.

At the May 10th meeting of the Arlington County Civic Federation, delegates approved a resolution requesting more time for public engagement on the Phase 2 recommendations of the Missing Middle Housing Study.

Come join the Bluemont Civic committee seeking safety improvements on N. George Mason Drive:

Thanks to the initiative of a neighbor at our April General Membership meeting, Bluemont Civic Association members formed a committee to seek safety improvements for all forms of transit (pedestrian, bikes, vehicles, scooters, etc) of N. George Mason Drive. Come join us! Tell us what you think about N. George Mason Drive at exec@bluemontcivic.org

Bluemont News

Tell the County what YOU want funded in the Capitol Improvement Plan -- County Survey Closes March 15!

Through March 15, we all have the opportunity to tell the County what we want to see funded in the 2023-2032 Capital Improvement Plan.

Please fill out this County survey, and encourage your neighbors to as well.

Here is the survey link:

https://engage.arlingtonva.us/content/how-should-arlington-invest-major-infrastructure-future

Now is the time to share your ideas and preferences and make your voices heard!

Do you want funding for stormwater mitigation and flood prevention?

Restoring the facilities lost in the 2019 flood in Bon Air Park?

Improvements in Bon Air, Bluemont, Lacey Woods, or other parks?

Pedestrian safety?

Bicyclist safety?

Safety, traffic flow, or other improvements for our roads?

Sidewalks?

Fencing?

Something else?

Your input will help inform the County Manager's proposed 10-year Capitol Improvement Plan (CIP). Here is link explaining how the County decides where to make long-term investments building and improving its infrastructure.

https://www.arlingtonva.us/Government/Programs/Budget-Finance/FY-2023-FY-2032-Capital-Improvement-Plan-CIP?transfer=57286fff-e2dd-4f00-ab68-1128f273b9c

Share your thoughts on how Arlington should invest in major infrastructure for the future.

Make your voice heard! Please help spread the word, and complete your survey by March 15.

While it is most important right now to get your opinions into the County survey, I also encourage Bluemont residents, businesses and property owners to also let your civic association know what you'd like to see in the Capitol Improvement Plan. You can reach us at exec@bluemontcivic.org. Please see www.bluemontcivic.org for information on when we meet, how to join, and what we are doing for Bluemont.

March 30 General Membership meeting VOTE on resolution supporting additional funding for stormwater detention facility in Woodlawn Park, and additional infrastructure investments or remediation: At the February 23 General Membership meeting, members voted to advertise the motion below for a vote at the March 30 General Membership meeting.

Support for Additional Funding for a Stormwater Detention Facility in the North End of Woodlawn Park, and Additional Infrastructure Investments or Other Remediations to Reduce the Potential for Flooding

WHEREAS large percentages of impervious soils and increased rainfall have caused increased flooding along Lubber Run,

WHEREAS Bluemont homeowners are facing many stormwater-related issues,

WHEREAS Bluemont homeowners living along Lubber Run may soon have their flood zoning revised by FEMA to be within a 100-year flood zone,

WHEREAS reduction in upstream stormwater runoff helps to lower the risk of flooding of Bluemont resident properties and potentially help improve FEMA flood zoning,

WHEREAS an engineering assessment of a potential stormwater detention facility at the north end of Woodlawn park has been completed by Arlington County,

WHEREAS the proposed placement of a new detention facility at the north end of Woodlawn park is ideal because it is along the path of Lubber Run water flow, would not disturb any mature trees, and would appear to have minimal impact to park use while under construction,

RESOLVED: The Bluemont Civic Association supports additional funding to assess and build a new stormwater detention facility in Woodlawn Park which will benefit Bluemont by reducing stormwater peak flow, thus reducing the chance of flooding within Bluemont along Lubber Run. Bluemont Civic Association also supports the addition of on-going investments in infrastructure or other remediations which will reduce the potential for flooding.

All Bluemont residents, property owners and businesses are encouraged to attend and join the discussion. Only Bluemont Civic Association members current on their annual dues of $15 per household for calendar year 2022 can vote on this motion. For information on becoming a member, please see www.bluemontcivic.org, or contact exec@bluemontcivic.org.

Here is the link to register for this meeting.

When: Mar 30, 2022 07:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYsduqhqz8rH9TqjmX8_d5NSEaLOKBmosWf

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. You can join with or without zoom. The same link can be used to attend the Executive Board meeting that starts at 7 pm.

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