PVBIA - Letter of the President

President's Letter Nov/Dec 2010

Dear Members,
I attended the quarterly Home Builders Association of Virginia meeting in Falls Church this week. Membership is a crucial topic at the State and Local levels. We have more legislative influence and can accomplish more when we have great numbers. We thank you for your membership this year and look forward to offering you great events, speakers and benefits in 2011.
We would like to thank John Cooley, Culpeper County Zoning, for speaking at our November dinner about the Transportation Impact Fees that are moving through the approval process. If you own land in Culpeper or are planning to expand or move your business in Culpeper, it is in your best interest to take a look at what these fees would add to the cost of your project (www.culpepercounty.gov – go to Planning & Zoning page and page down until you see Transportation Impact Fee Document Review Binder – check out Pg 19 for specific fees for types of development). This is for By-Right as wells as Rezonings. Take the time to attend the December 7 (7pm) Board of Supervisors meeting and voice your opinion!
I have a new Customer for you. Isn’t that one of your favorite things to hear? How would you like to open up your business to State projects? The PVBIA with the generous assistance of REC hosted a number of Lead Paint Certification Classes this year. The response we got locally and regionally to these classes was excellent. We would like to follow this up with workshops / classes in 2011. After the wonderful presentation that Coffeewood Correctional Center made about doing business with them or any other state agency at our November meeting, I am trying to find someone to teach local businesses how to navigate the State’s eVa system. If you are currently using eVA, please let me “pick your brain” on the subject. In the meantime, check out the state’s website at www.eva.state.va.us.
The County has an application for positions on Boards, Committees and Commissions posted on their main webpage (www.culpepercounty.gov). If you really want to make a difference and live in the County, fill out this simple form and participate.
Thank you to the Culpeper Chamber for the very successful mixer in October. We had a trio of builders tending bar and Ed Gentry provided some yummy appetizers for the crowd. We had a fabulous turnout. I met some great local business people and even got a lead for some new business. What could be better. Let’s do it again sometime.
Thanks for a great year and we look forward to serving you in the new year.
Happy Holidays,

Alex Cannon
Cannon Properties

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