Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29Lake Anna Life & Times Summer 20 16 5 overheard IS IT FACT OR FICTION? Lake Anna Special Area Plan Involving Citizens One energetic Lake Anna area Louisa County Supervisor is ready to plan for the future and what it may bring to the commu- nity, and she’s inspired a massive citizen respond to assist her. Mineral District Stephanie Koren (pro- nounced Ker-ren) announced back in May a call for volunteers to help craft what she’s calling the Lake Anna Special Area Plan. The response was over-whelming with over 50 citizens showing up on a Sunday evening to the Louisa County Administra- tive Building to brainstorm ideas and divide up into committees. In the end, five working committees (Land Use, Infrastructure, Environment, Design Guidelines and Recreation) were filled and a time line was organized to submit recom- mendations. Subcommittee reports were due June 26. Rough draft reports are due August 7. The final draft will be reviewed Sunday August 21 and the plan could be presented to the Louisa County Board of Supervisors by September 25. “I want to be sure that everyone under- stands why we are going through this pro- cess. Our Lake Anna Special Area Plan is outdated and focuses on a tri-county area. This [new] process is more proactive and focuses on expressing our vision for how we see the Lake Anna growth area in Lou- isa County in the next 10 years. This Plan will support various implementation strate- gies, including an overlay district, and will become the vision for our future.” Supervi- sor Koren explained in an email to commit- tee members of members of Louisa County Community Development. Koren stressed how important it is to get a concise and working plan completed so she can present it to her fellow Board of Supervisors and ask for a Resolution to be passed adopting the plan as a part of our Louisa County Comprehensive Plan. Each committee will be expected to pro- vide the following information: What do we want? What do we want to become? Dis- cuss our SWOT analyses. Create a mis- sion statement for your committee. Create goals. Create objectives. Create strategies to get there. Louisa County Community Development has agreed to work with each committee to answer any questions and provide ad- ditional guidance on an as needed basis. Once each committee has produced their final product, both local and regional staff Will Cutalong Go Kaput? OwnerFilesBankrupcy has agreed to prepare a final draft Plan for presentation to the Board of Supervisors. If adopted, the new Lake Anna Area Plan will facilitate Economic Development in working with potential businesses for the designated growth areas. Having specific information in the Plan will allow Commu- nity Development to assist developers, business owners, and property owners un- derstand the community’s desires as well as its vision. Life & Times contacted several committee members and asked them why they were Louisa County Mineral District Supervisor with lake area citizens working on the Lake Anna Small Area Plan at the initial meeting in June. continued on page 7 Developer J.A. Snyder appears to be a fairly good poker player be- cause as the final hand was about to be played on his Cutalong develop- ment “game” and it appeared that he would be forced to sell the property, he pulled an ace out of his sleeve and declared bankrupcy to avoid a forced sale. A planned auction on July 7 for the 1,000-acre Cutalong development did not happen when Snyder & Sch- neider Property LLC instead filled for Chapter 11 bankrupcy protection. This development will halt the col- lection proceedings against the developer and gives Snyder & Sch- neider more time to raise money to pay off the $10 million deed of trust they defaulted on and $100,000 in back taxes owed to Louisa County. The Cutalong development located at the intersection of Rt. 208 and 652 included plans for a golf course, ten- nis courts, a pool, a marina, estate lots and up to 700 homes. When we asked Snyder recently what the next step for Cutalong was this is what he told L&T: “ ...One of our main components is hiring a qualified professional sales force outside of this area with experi- ence and results from the past. There are no intentions on selling the proj- ect.” We also asked the develper why he thinks the region needs Cutalong. “Most of the community has been hearing or waiting for this project the last 10 years. Even with all the nega- tivity around the lake today we feel the project along with the golf course, boatel and commercial will still put Lake Anna on the map as one of the premier areas to visit or live. Along with many additional employment opportunities and new business the project can only help the community grow in positive direction. With the many baby boomers retiring in the next 10 years it also promote the area growth being next to major cit- ies close to the lake. So what was the problem that imp- edied Snyder from getting Cutalong off the ground? “Sometimes the people you surround yourself with on this size project aren’t always capable of performing to the standards you set for all parties to be successful and adjustments have to be made to appoint the right qualified individuals or companies. As devel- opers, yes, we have made mistakes ourselves but we cannot focus on the past only the future to come, and as a optimist myself, sometimes setbacks can only help you move stronger ahead.” DUKE’S CREEK MARINA Mold Inspections & Remediation 540.895.5065 3831 Breaknock Rd., Bumpass PONTOON BOAT SALES & RENTALS BOAT SERVICE - STORAGE Camping - Convenience Store - Ramp - Fuel BeforeForeclosureAuction LKA