WPOA May 2017 Newsletter Posted

Download the entire newsletter from the Wintergreen Property Owners Association website HERE

WPOA May Newsletter highlights include:
• WPOA has hired the law firm of Waldo and Lyle to represent the property owners’ interests in the eminent domain condemnation fight against Dominion and Atlantic Coast Pipeline over the WPOA property located at the entrance to the mountain community. There is a meeting on May 29th.
• Three board positions are coming open this Fall. An application and details are included in the newsletter.
WPOA swimming pools open on Saturday, May 27.
• Guidelines on Tuckahoe Clubhouse.
• New volunteers are coming online at both fire and rescue.
• A new ambulance is on order.
• More on the ALERT WINTERGREEN system.
Trout pond was stocked again.
New Dollar General store in Nellysford.
• New 11- by 5.5-inch mailboxes are available on the mountain.

WPOA: Memorial Day "update and proposal" meeting regarding pipeline

Updated May 16, 2017

Source: Friends of Wintergreen & WPOA website

Friends of Wintergreen announced a meeting for "Wintergreen owners and friends" to be held on Memorial Day (May 29) for an update on the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.  Wintergreen Property Owners Association's Jay Roberts and attorneys from the firm Waldo & Lyle will also speak. The program, according to the WPOA website, is “What you can do, as an owner, about the Atlantic Coast Pipeline,” and it will include an "update and proposal to owners."

Q and A session. Coffee/tea/beverages will be available. 

WPOA to FERC: There have been no meetings

Source: Friends of Wintergreen via Facebook

The Executive Director of the Wintergreen Property Owners Association filed a formal letter with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on May 4, 2017, questioning the Atlantic Coast Pipeline's statements to FERC on May 1, 2017, where ACP says they "are currently working with Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPCs) to develop Emergency Response Plans for construction."

"At no point has any representative from Dominion Power or the Atlantic Coast Pipeline met with or corresponded with the NCESC (Nelson County Emergency Services Council)," the letter states, quoting Wintergreen Fire and Rescue Chief Curtis Sheets.

"I am extremely concerned about the lack of detail and inaccuracies offered up in this (the ACP's May 1st) response. When you consider the risks involved, the response in completely unacceptable," Jay Roberts, Executive Director of the Wintergreen Property Owners Association says in his letter to FERC. See the entire WPOA letter HERE.

Nelson Farmers' Market opens Saturday, May 6th–20th birthday

From the farmers' market website:

Our farmers market began as an idea a small group of Nelson County farmers had in the mid 90's.  This group wanted to provide a place where local farmers could sell high-quality produce directly to customers and promote their individual businesses. 

They set up their first market on property owned by Joan Gibson in Nellysford (now the site of Wells Fargo Bank).  This dedicated group of farmers set up individual tents each Saturday and slowly began to attract more and more customers.  In 1997, they decided to form an official "Cooperative" and in December received approval from the SCC.   

When Joan passed away, Wintergreen Realty Company permitted the farmers to move to their property.  Today, High Country Associates and Wintergreen Property Owners Association generously allow the use of their land at the entrance of Stoney Creek/Wintergreen Resort as home to the Nelson Farmers Market Cooperative. READ MORE HERE


WTG Volunteer Fire Dept. Fund Drive

The Wintergreen Fire Department's 2017 Annual Fund Drive mailing went out in late April. Chief Curtis Sheets notes in his comments to the Wintergreen community:

On the heels of the devastating wildfires in Gatlinburg, Tenn., that started on November 28, 2016, Blue Ridge Life Publisher Tommy Stafford talked with Wintergreen Fire & Rescue Chief Curtis Sheets about how Wintergreen would handle a massive wildfire. 

"It's easy to simply focus on the large purchases such as fire engines and tankers. What gets lost is the cost of protective gear, breathing apparatus, and thermal imaging cameras. Last year we replaced three cameras at $10,000 each. These cameras help us find you in a smoke-filled room and they help us minimize the damage to your home when trying to find the source of smoke.

"We are required to replace our breathing apparatus by 2020. This will cost us over $200,000. Yes, you read that correctly, $200,000!

"We need your help so we can continue to help you. Please do what you can. No gift is too small, and all are tax-deductible."

WPOA: Tuckahoe Clubhouse Spring Flea Market Saturday, April 28

It’s that time of year again when we start getting ready for spring and clean from the attic to the basement. When you come across items you are ready to let go of, please donate them to the Tuckahoe Clubhouse Flea Market sponsored by WPOA. Last year we had a very successful sale thanks to your generosity.

Donate household items, sports equipment, accessories (belts, shoes jewelry, handbags) tools, games, garden items, electronics, books and more. PLEASE – NO clothing or baby items.

The sale will be from 8am to noon on Saturday, April 28 at the clubhouse. Bring your donated items on Friday, April 28th from 10 AM – 3 PM. We will price and arrange all goods.

Want to sell your own stuff? Outside spaces are available: Tables on the Lawn - $20; Covered Deck Space $30.00. Want reserve a spot/have questions?

Contact Karen Asher 434-361-2625; k.asher1@verizon.net