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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.

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December 14 General Membership and Executive Board Hybrid Meeting

The next meeting of membership of the Bluemont Civic Association will be December 14, at 7:30 at the Key School and on zoom. Candace Lopez the coordinator of Project Peace, which is a county program to discourage domestic and sexual violence, will give us overview of that program and the services in the community available for those affected by domestic and sexual violence.

We will also vote on a motion concerning the County’s plans for Upper Bluemont Park.

DRAFT RESOLUTION:

The Bluemont Civic Association notes that County Staff has developed two conceptual plans for changes to Upper Bluemont Park. These plans are described at https://www.arlingtonva.us/Government/Projects/Project-Types/Parks-Projects/Upper-Bluemont-Project.

This project is across the Four Mile Run from a section of Bluemont that has experienced flooding in the recent past. The project also involves part of that stream’s Resource Protection Area (RPA). Thus, mitigation of the risk of floods in future storms is an important consideration as this project moves forward.

In particular, the project should be done in a way that reduces impervious surfaces and increases tree canopy.

Concept 2 allows a significant reduction in impervious surface, Concept 1 does not. In particular, Concept 2 reduces impervious surface in the RPA by half. Concept 1 leaves it unchanged.

Moreover, while both concepts offer a net gain in trees, Concept 2 results in a much larger gain in trees than Concept 1.

Therefore, the Bluemont Civic Association believes that Concept 2 is superior to Concept 1.

You can join us in person in the library of the Key Escuela Elementary School, 855 N. Edison Street. Or you can use the link below to register for the Zoom portion of the General Membership and Executive Board meetings.

When: December 14, 2022 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEvcO-hqTouHtGluNZILOMfndy7PMcNg7SG

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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