Spruce Creek Resort

On January 12, 2016, the Nelson County Board of Supervisors held a public hearing for the planned Spruce Creek Resort and Market. The resort, being developed by our neighbor Richard Averitt, would be located on nearly 100 acres of land to the north of Horizons Village Road (see map below).

According to the permit application, which was approved by the County, the resort will include

  • “A destination restaurant featuring local foods;
  • A collection of cottages built to highlight various aspects of the natural environment;
  • A wellness spa built of small spa cottages for massage and energy work;
  • A meeting space designed for both corporate gatherings and small weddings; and
  • A market environment that will offer production and/or retail locations for local producers of craft foods, beverages and objects.”

Click here for detailed plans about the resort, submitted to Nelson County as part of the permitting process.

The HVPOA Board will be closely monitoring this project and working with the developers to ensure that any potential impacts to Horizon Village are addressed.

Spruce Creek Resort Location
Image source: “Public Hearing for Four (4) Special Use Permits.” Memo from Tim Padalino to Nelson County Board of Supervisors, January 5, 2016.

Coywolves in Horizons Village?

Did anyone hear howling last night? We know the neighborhood is home to many different wildlife, and some residents are hearing from a new visitor: the Coywolf.

This hybrid is about 55 pounds heavier than pure coyotes, with longer legs, a larger jaw, smaller ears and a bushier tail. It is part wolf, part coyote and dog (large breeds like Doberman Pinschers and German Shepherds).

Learn more about the Coywolf here: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/coywolves-are-taking-over-eastern-north-america-180957141/?no-ist

coywolf

Hat tip Karen and Gary.

March 2016 Board Meeting Scheduled

**NOTE NEW MEETING DATE**

The next HVPOA Board meeting is scheduled for March 6, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. at 637 Horizons Village Road (Tully’s house). An agenda will be provided to the membership prior to the meeting. All are welcome.

Questions? Contact the HVPOA Secretary at horizons.village@gmail.com.

FireWise Volunteer Day

On Saturday, October 17, join us for the FireWise Community day from 10:00  AM to 12:00 PM. Please meet at Treehouse Place with tools for pruning, trimming, cutting, raking, etc.The effort will concentrate on clearing a six-foot firebreak on the sides of the roadway and creating a 15-foot canopy.