These minutes were approved at the April meeting. Draft minutes for the April meeting will be posted in May.
At 7:30 PM on February 10th, 2015, President Warren Suyderhoud called the meeting of the Virginia Hills Citizens Association (VHCA) to order at the Old Virginia Hills School.
The December 2014 meeting minutes were unanimously approved.
Vice President's Report: Vice President Ralph Zecca apologized that there was not a speaker for the meeting and asked for ideas for a speaker for the upcoming April 14th meeting.
Treasurer's Report: Treasurer Robin Jones reported a balance of $2,565.47 in the treasury and a Dominion Power credit of $8.49 as of February 9th.
Membership Report: Membership Director Akiko Zecca indicated that the current membership was at 111 households. The goal is 120, but more than that would be great!
Echo Editor's Report: Echo Editor Leah Buckley was not able to attend the meeting due to the recent birth of her second son, but there was a profit of $25.07 from this printing. The cost was $444.43 and the income was $469.50.
There was much back and forth discussion about the failure to meet in September, hence the failure to approve the budget. It was agreed that an administrative and procedural error was made.
Ed Zahrobsky tried to work on the Virginia Hills sign without a power washer, but stated it was ineffective. Stated we still need a power washer. Jim McCracken said he may have access to 2 of them.
Movie night in December was successful—advice was solicited for future community events. Still looking for more Echo delivery people. President Suyderhoud asked if there was any new business from the floor—no response.
President Suyderhoud mentioned that the December speaker, Wil Slaughter from Consumer Affairs, had left literature and told the attendees where it was so they could pick it up if they liked. President Suyderhoud also mentioned that Dick Wright had passed away. Doug Boulter told a story about how Dick had planted many dogwood trees along Ronson Drive and Prospect Terrace and when the owners failed to water them, Dick went ahead and watered them himself too.
Announcements From the Floor:
President Suyderhoud asked if there was any new business from the floor - no response.
Land Use Committee Updates:
President Suyderhoud asked Doug Boulter, the Association's Land Use Committee representative, to discuss recent land use issues. Mr. Boulter named the following recent issues:
- Most of what the Land Use Committee has been doing recently is approving home day cares in P zones. (P zones are areas that are populated with undeveloped areas around them.) One issue is if the day care providers have liability insurance and, if so, do they have enough? If not, the homeowners association could be liable. Parking is also an issue with townhome communities. FYI, there are 5 licensed home day cares in Virginia Hills.
- Buckman Road - there is less than an acre with illegally built apartments. The county re-zoned them to R-12 to make them legal. When this happened, there was a proffer that they would go back to R2-R3 if they were ever redeveloped. There will be more updates on this in the future.
- 8 years ago in Kingstowne, 4 more office buildings were approved. Now the developer wants to build 4 apartment buildings instead. Mr. Boulter stated the plans were not bike friendly. Also, the developer would have to get re-zoning approval to do this.
Finally, Mr. Alloway asked about the North Kings Highway Traffic Circles- Mr. Boulter responded that SFDC had a report about it.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:06 PM.
Juliana Sharp, Secretary