These minutes were approved at the February meeting. Draft minutes for the February meeting will be posted in March.
At 7:29 PM, President Warren Suyderhoud called the meeting of the Virginia Hills Citizens Association (VHCA) to order at the Old Virginia Hills School. Wil Slaughter from Consumer Affairs spoke at this meeting. He had originally been scheduled to speak at the September meeting which was not held due to the school being locked.
The June 10th meeting minutes were unanimously approved.
Vice President's Report: Vice President Ralph Zecca asked for ideas for a speaker for the February 10th meeting.
Treasurer's Report: Treasurer Robin Jones presented the draft budget for the 2014-2015 year. President Suyderhoud asked if there were any problems or questions. The budget was unanimously approved. Treasurer Jones also reported a balance of $3088.27 in the treasury and a Dominion Power credit of $19.09.
Membership Report: Membership Director Akiko Zecca indicated that the current membership was at 110.
Echo Editor's Report: Echo Editor Leah Buckley asked for more delivery people for the Echo (especially alternates) and reported the following new advertisers: Nancy Tresp and Roger Romans.
The Virginia Hills Sign still needs an electrician to help light it and also for someone to donate the use of a power washer to clean it.
President Suyderhoud reminded everyone of the very first movie night that was to be held that Friday at the Virginia Hills School at 5:30 PM.
Announcements From the Floor:
Attendee John Figuiera raised concerns about speeding cars on Dorset Drive. Vice President Zecca replied that it can take a year or two to get speed bumps put in but requested that Mr. Figuiera email him to request that a speed trap be put there.
President Suyderhoud asked Juliana Sharp, the Association's alternate Land Use Committee representative, to discuss recent land use issues. Ms. Sharp named two recent issues:
- The McConnell property at the end of Island Creek requested re-zoning from R-1 to PDH 40 and it was voted down. They will be forced to develop by right.
- There was an update on the Penn Daw development. Steve Rolls with Combined Properties spoke to Land Use. There will be 400 multi-family units, 40 townhomes, and retail there. There was some discussion about trying to get a special exemption to allow for "fast food." Also, all of the exits will be on Poag St. Construction is expected to start in October of 2015.
George Alloway expressed concern about the ability of North Kings highway to handle the traffic from the Penn Daw development. Ms. Sharp said she would look into it.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:39 PM.
Juliana Sharp, Secretary