Three signs along the main roads into Crozet will welcome visitors and locals coming home now that permission for locations for them has been granted.
Meg West, a member of the Crozet Community Advisory Council and a well-known local artist (she painted the murals in the Crozet Shopping Center), told the Crozet Community Association at its Jan. 13 meeting that the signs will all be in Virginia Department of Transportation right-of-ways and are not required to conform to Albemarle County sign ordinances. VDOT has approved all of the signs and Albemarle officials also support the installation of the signs, according to county planner Elaine Echols and White Hall District Supervisor Ann Mallek.
Installed, the two-foot-by-three-foot signs will cost $410 each, totaling $1,230. Peter Welch of Yancey Mills will paint the signs.
CCA volunteers took 10 plastic containers for collecting donations to various locations around Crozet.
Property owners near desirable spots for the signs were approached for their consent.
Permission for the sign on Rt. 240 came from Bob Wichser of the Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority, who OK’ed a sign on the west edge of the treatment plant property, right after the lagoons.
Joe and Ellen Waff of Missing Acres on Rt. 250 agreed to a westbound sign at their corner with the highway, near Clover Lawn.
Traffic coming from the direction of the I-64 will be greeted at the corner of Froehling & Robertson’s office at 6181 Rockfish Gap Turnpike. F&R’s corporate office in Richmond approved the sign, placed on the edge of their property by the Moose Lodge.
Crozet Lions Club president Karl Pomeroy stood to tell the crowd that the Lions will tend the signs with mulch.
On hearing of the fund drive, local realtor Jim Duncan pledged to pay for one of the signs.
Donations can also be sent to the Crozet Community Association, P. O. Box 653, Crozet, VA 22932. The signs will be installed when they are paid for.