The BRMCA would like to remind the mountain residents that they are encouraged to participate in the BRMCA Roads Committee. This invitation extends to both member and non-members of the BRMCA. All residents, regardless of their membership status in the BRMCA, can be part of the Roads Committee. All that is asked is that you attend our monthly meetings and work to constructively represent the interests of our entire community to the best of your ability. Currently, the Road Committee is comprised of the nine BRMCA Directors and is supplemented with occasional attendees during our monthly meetings, along with the email suggestions we receive about potential road maintenance items. We encourage and welcome additional support, be it through email suggestions, or (ideally) in-person attendance during the monthly meetings. The more voices that are heard, the more aligned our road recommendations to the county will be with the interests of the majority. Our meetings are posted on the www.brmca.net calendar.
The BRMCA is coordinating with Public Works and the county contractor to treat the roads. We are recommending the county contractor plow where needed and spread a mixture of gravel and salt on all of the roads….and start soon after the last predicted burst of snow around 1-2am.
Over the past couple of weeks, the county contractor added an additional roughly 50 gravel barrels. These new barrels were placed primarily at the high, mid, and low point, where existing barrels didn’t exist, along switchbacks and hills. We now have just over 100 gravel barrels along our roads and all were recently refilled with gravel. The roads are very treacherous right now. If you venture out, please bring a shovel and make use of the gravel barrels.
Please let us know if there is a location that is in desperate need of a gravel barrel and we will recommend the barrel location to the county.
As you are probably aware by now, Dominion Power is proposing power line routes to a planned data center across from the Wal-Mart in Haymarket. One potential route, known at the New Road Alternative Route, takes the 150 foot towers and power lines along the east side of Mountain Road perpendicular to Logmill Road. You can find additional information at www.protectpwc.org, which is a website put together by citizens opposed to this route. Information can also be found on Dominion Powers website. Regardless of which side you support, please consider voicing your opinion.