BMCA Winter Neighborhood meeting on Monday, Feb. 22 at 7pm

Dear neighbors—

The Boulevard Manor Civic Association will hold its Winter General Meeting at the Church of the Brethren, 300 N Montague Street, on Monday, February 22 beginning promptly at 7:00 pm.

Meeting agenda:

  1. Carla de la Pava, County Treasurer, is our featured speaker
  2. Kathy von Bredow, RLA, Arlington County Parks and Recreation, will present design details and schematics for our Neighborhood Conservation Project for Bluemont Park. (See below for overview)
  3. Joan Horwitt and Sandra Kalscheur will provide updates on the Reevesland Learning Center.
  4. Paul Svercl will discuss a Washington Gas pipeline replacement project for our neighborhood.
  5. Sandra Spear will report on the Reeves Farm Conservation Society activities.
  6. BMCA Treasurer Rob Pilot will present our 2016 budget.
  7. We will vote to approve our 2016 Nominating Committee and minutes of our October 2016 general meeting. Previous Board meeting minutes can be found on the BMCA website.
  8. Committee chairs will report on committee activities.
  9. We will learn details on upcoming neighborhood events.

Background on NC project for Bluemont Park:

The Boulevard Manor Civic Association voted to make the Bluemont Park woodlands restoration project our first priority Neighborhood Conservation (NC) project.  This NC project will be a multi-year program that will:

  • Provide safe pedestrian access to the woodland area and nature trail, by building sidewalk along the entrance roadway for the parking lot at N. Manchester Street and 4th Street N. to connect with the paved park trail.
  • Restore the natural woodland area in Bluemont Park (in the area west of Four Mile Run between Carlin Springs Road, Arlington Boulevard and the south parking lot and continuing south across 1st Street N to Arlington Boulevard) by working in partnership with park staff, using a contractor for removal of invasive plant species, conducting a comprehensive survey of the flora and fauna, planting native plant species, encouraging and protecting wildlife diversity, and creating a nature trail with plant identification markers, and installing some fencing to protect the natural area from the actively used disc golf course.
  • Conduct an archeological assessment of the Reeves Farm milk shed to facilitate its restoration and install historical signage on the farm property

I hope you can attend this important meeting.

Our next meeting will be on Monday, May 2 for all interested residents to review together the final detailed plans for our Bluemont Park project and give it a final approval, so it can be recommended by the Neighborhood Conservation Advisory Committee for funding by the County Board. Please save the date now.

Please contact me with your questions and ideas.

Phil Klingelhofer

BMCA President

703/582-8336 (c)