Archives for May 2009

Summer Hours for BCA Office Now in Effect

Posted May 29, 2009 at 11:16 AM
From Tuesday, May 26 to Friday, September 4, the BCA office will be open during the following hours:

Mondays through Thursdays: 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Fridays: 8 a.m. to 12 noon

Feedback Requested from NRC Reps

Posted May 29, 2009 at 11:14 AM
Last week we asked all NRC reps to minimally read Chapter 7 of the Master Plan. We'd now like to request your feedback on the following items. To reply, please hit your REPLY button, click into the question that you're answering, and then type your response.

On page 269 of Chapter 7, the Master Plan describes additional responsibilities for the NRC. As an NRC rep, would you be willing to:
  1. Be responsible for coordinating property owners as needed for volunteer programs relative to Master Plan implementation items as well as for involvement in the design process for any new community facility?
  2. Be willing to work towards welcoming property owners from your neighborhood to ensure that your neighborhood can be a relevant voice in the community when discussing the Master Plan recommendation projects?
  3. In addition to being a disseminator of information from the NRC, would you be willing to dissiminate information about the Master Plan to all property owners in your neighborhood?
  4. When viewing the list of proposed committees on pages 269-270 of Chapter 7, would you continue to serve as an NRC rep, or would you prefer to serve on another committee?
  5. Any other comments on Chapter 7? Please state them here.
  6. With regards to the NRC web site, may we list your e-mail address? (This is an IMPORTANT question, as a "yes" answer may impact your privacy and enable spamming.)
Please remember to hit your SEND button after you've completed this short questionnaire. Thank you for your time!

BCA Information Packet Now Available for Downloading

Posted May 29, 2009 at 11:12 AM
The BCA information packet for its June 1, 2009 meeting is now available for downloading from 20090601-Board-Packet.pdf.

Proposed Implementation of the Master Plan

Posted May 22, 2009 at 11:09 AM
The NRC executive committee has been asked by the BCA Board to give feedback about the proposed restructuring of the NRC as outlined in Chapter 7 of the Master Plan. Director McLenagan spearheads this effort and asks that we consider the following when reading the chapter:
  1. The Master Plan is a guideline for Community Strategic Planning purposes and will assist the Board and its committees in setting strategic priorities. It will also assist Brandermill in its negotiations with the Chesterfield County government on how our community fits into its Cohesive Community Plan process.
  2. The Master Plan is not a policy and thus need not be strictly followed.
  3. The Master Plan can be implemented in phases, or in portions in which case some of its recommended projects are not developed at all.
  4. The Master Plan is a "living document" and thus, with future insight and feedback from residents and committee members, will be revised as it becomes appropriate.
Please take a few moments over this holiday weekend to familiarize yourself with the Master Plan, especially Chapter 7 as it relates to the NRC. You may download the entire plan by visiting:

or just Chapter 7 by clicking the link below

Chapter 7 of the Master Plan

Later next week, we will send you a short questionnaire so that we may capture your thoughts.

Community Meeting on Sunday Park Parking and Noise Issues

Posted May 20, 2009 at 1:42 PM

At a community meeting held on May 20 at Swift Creek Middle School, James Theobald, attorney for The Boathouse, shared plans and gathered input regarding Sunday Park parking and noise issues. Clover Hill Planning Commissioner Russell Gulley opened the meeting with a description of the County process for zoning cases. The public hearing for this case will be held on June 22 (7 p.m., Public Meeting Room, Chesterfield County Administration Building, 9901 Lori Road off Route 10 in Chesterfield) at which time the public may speak for three minutes on the case. Please note that the county agenda is not known in advance, so anyone interested should be at the public meeting room by 7 p.m.

Attorney Theobald followed with his presentation in which he noted that The Boathouse, The Brandermill Church, and the BCA have filed a joint application amending the original 1974 zoning. Proffers included:

    There would be no additional outdoor speakers installed, and amplified sound would not be greater than 50 decibels along the property lines of Northwich, Gleneagles, Five Springs, and Litchfield Bluff.
    Additional parking spaces have been added to Sunday Park through restriping and minimal clearing, and the "lower parking lot" will be set aside for the exclusive use of Brandermill residents and their guests. On Friday and Saturday nights (from April 1 through October 31 of each year), The Boathouse will employ valet parking attendants to assist with parking. Larger special events may require satellite parking/shuttle services.
    Property owner Kevin Healy has acquired software to electronically measure noise output levels, readings which will be preserved on its internal computer for future reference. A master plan outlining the future use of the property has also been submitted to Chesterfield County.

    In addition to Commissioner Gulley and Attorney Theobald, staff from the Chesterfield Planning Department and the law firm of Hirschler Fleischer were also at the meeting to answer questions. The PowerPoint slide show as presented at the meeting is available for downloading as a pdf file.

    A Message of Appreciation

    Posted May 20, 2009 at 1:41 PM
    A Message of Appreciation
    Dear Brandermill NRC,

    I would like to extend a great big "Thank You!" on behalf of the residents at Brandermill Woods. It was so nice of the NRC to donate two benches for use in our gardens.
    We are truly blessed to be a part of such a generous community that supports one another.
    - Mira Pallotta
      Executive Director
      Brandermill Woods
      Retirement Community

    Brandermill Pools Open on May 23

    Posted May 18, 2009 at 11:07 AM
    Summer is almost here and it's time to cool off! All Brandermill residents are invited to enjoy a FREE day of swimming on Saturday, May 23. To learn about the fun-filled activities scheduled at our pools, read the 2009 Pool Newsletter. To get more details, including how to join, visit the Brandermill web site (

    Community Meeting on Sunday Park Parking and Noise Issues

    Posted May 18, 2009 at 11:06 AM
    James Theobald, attorney for The Boathouse, will hold a meeting at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 20 at Swift Creek Middle School to share plans and gather input regarding Sunday Park parking and noise issues. Team members, Chesterfield County Planning Department staff, and Clover Hill Planning Commissioner Russell Gulley will also be on-hand to answer questions.

    NRC Program on Old Hundred Road Corridor Study Spurs Resident Interest

    Posted May 18, 2009 at 10:58 AM
    At a NRC meeting attended by 32 Brandermill residents, Chesterfield County Transportation Director John McCracken led a program to explain options for improving traffic conditions on the Old Hundred Road corridor.

    According to the county-commissioned Old Hundred Road Corridor Study conducted by Johnson, Mirmiran & Thompson ("JMT"), current traffic volume from Genito Road to Millridge Parkway yield 12,000 vehicles per day, while volume from Millridge Parkway to Hull Street Road yield 18,000 vehicles per day. The study also shows the existing efficiency and safety (also referenced as "levels of service" which are graded A through F, with A being the best grade and F being the worst grade) at various intersections along the corridor. Presently, the levels of service ("LOS") at the intersection of Old Hundred Road and Millridge Parkway are rated E during peak morning times and F during peak evening hours.

    This finding, the introduction of roundabouts as a traffic control option, and the close proximity of Old Hundred Road to its neighborhood have spurred Planter's Wood property owners to call a meeting to discuss their preferences. The meeting, scheduled for 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 21 at The Brandermill Church, is open to all Brandermill residents. Former BCA Director Andrea Epps will be available at this meeting to answer questions about the study. Interested residents should contact Dee Pisciella (744-6876, or Mamie McNeal (744-2678, as soon as possible to ensure an appropriate number of handouts are available to attendees.

    NRC Program on Old Hundred Road Corridor Study

    Posted May 12, 2009 at 1:39 PM

    The April 21, 2009 program for this NRC meeting focused on the Old Hundred Road Corridor Study. John McCracken, Director of Transportation, Chesterfield County, as well as JMT representatives, Ginny England and Matt Wolniak, were present to answer questions concerning the study. Development of the Old Hundred Road corridor affects our property values, and this county-commissioned study reveals the impact of current and projected traffic flow along the Old Hundred Road corridor.

    As a result of this meeting, the NRC received two additional files that may help to answer questions about roundabouts: List of Roundabouts at Schools and VDOT Presentation on Roundabouts. To download a copy of the study, visit our Old Hundred Road Corridor Study web page.