October 30, 2014
SPECIAL (CALLED) MEETING
NELSON COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
OCTOBER 30, 2014 at 4:30 P.M.
2ND FLOOR (FORMER) BOARD ROOM
COURTHOUSE IN LOVINGSTON, VIRGINIA
I. CALL TO ORDER
II. RESOLUTION – R2014-75 VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF
TRANSPORTATION FY 14-15 TRANSPORTATION ALTERNATIVES
PROGRAM APPLICATION ENDORSEMENT AND SPONSORSHIP
FOR BLUE RIDGE TUNNEL PROJECT (PHASE 3)
III. OTHER (ALL MEMBERS MUST BE PRESENT)
NELSON COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
FY14-15 TRANSPORTATION ALTERNATIVES PROGRAM
APPLICATION ENDORSEMENT AND SPONSORSHIP
FOR BLUE RIDGE TUNNEL PROJECT
WHEREAS, Nelson County continues to lead the ten-year-long, ongoing regional effort to advance its Blue Ridge Tunnel restoration project from a “shovel ready” plan to a fully built success story, and,
WHEREAS, being an existing project sponsor of a Transportation Enhancement Project, Nelson County is eligible to apply for Transportation Alternatives Program grant funds under the newly enacted MAP-21 Federal Transportation Bill (the former Transportation Enhancement Grant program), and
WHEREAS, Nelson County staff are developing a proposal in response to the Transportation Alternatives Program grant opportunity announcement by the Virginia Department of Transportation, and
WHEREAS, Nelson County recognizes that this is a very valuable project for Nelson County, for the Central Virginia region, and for the entire Commonwealth of Virginia, and,
WHEREAS, the County believes it’s an important project for numerous community priorities, including:
• Increasing the local and regional community quality of life, adding to the area’s public recreation amenities, and promoting active and healthy communities;
• Strengthening rural economic development and strengthening the local and regional recreation tourism, ecotourism, agritourism, and heritage tourism industries;
• Advancing community goals related to historic preservation and cultural landscape protection; and
• Implementing long-range alternative transportation planning goals.
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Nelson County Board of Supervisors hereby endorses the submittal of a Transportation Alternatives Program grant application for Phase III construction of the Blue Ridge Tunnel Project and additionally resolves to continue its sponsorship of the proposed project.
Adopted: October 30, 2014
Nelson County Board of Supervisors
29 October, 2014
Stephen A. Carter
Clerk, Nelson County Board of Supervisors
P.O. Box 336
Lovingston, VA 22949
Dear Mr. Carter,
Pursuant to §15.2-1418 of the Code of Virginia, this letter is to request a Special Called Meeting of the Nelson County Board of Supervisors to be held on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. in the former Board Room within the Nelson County Courthouse in Lovingston, Virginia.
The purpose of the Special Called Meeting is to enable the Board of Supervisors to consider approval of a resolution authorizing the submittal of a grant application for Nelson County’s Blue Ridge Tunnel Project (Phase 3) to the Virginia Department of Transportation..
The Board of Supervisors may also consider other business introduced during the called meeting predicated on all members of the Board being present at the meeting.
Thank you for scheduling said meeting.
Chairman, Nelson County Board of Supervisors
October 31, 2014
Dickie Brothers Orchard opens for the fall season.
Halloween Party at Devils Backbone Brewing Company.
Howl at the Moon Party at Wild Wolf Brewing Company.
November 1, 2014
Join us on the first Saturday of each month when volunteers from the community serve up pancakes, bacon, sausage, eggs, OJ, and coffee… this is a great way to meet your neighbors. PLUS it’s the best breakfast deal in the county!
Run to the Rescue 10K at DelFosse Vineyards and Winery.
On first Saturdays of the month during the winter and early spring months, RVCC brings the area’s food vendors indoors for a great community market. Lots of produce, meats, cheeses, baked goods and art fill our auditorium. Live music too! More info. at our website.
Fall Vegetable Sampling at Saunders Brothers Farm Market!
Nina Pinto and the Santa Marias live at Bold Rock Cider.
Linda Nay and Jimmy Catlett live at Democracy Vineyards.
Paulo Franco Live on the Deck at Cardinal Point Vineyards.
Harvest Wine Dinner at DelFosse Vineyards and Winery.
Lisa Miller and the Juke Joint Junkies live at Wild Wolf Brewing Company.
November 2, 2014
Live Music, Brewery Tours and Steal the Glass at Wild Wolf Brewing Company.
Gary Randal live 12Noon and Tony Bruno live 6PM.