Community Conversations Sept. 27th

When does a neighborhood become a community? Through connections between its residents! Join us for Community Conversations, a HCCA-sponsored opportunity to talk with and get to know your fellow denizens of Haw Creek. This is a fun and casual event, open to any adult who lives in the Haw Creek Valley. All you need to bring is curiosity about your fellow residents and a willingness to share your own story with others.

The next conversation event takes place at the Haw Creek Commons (basement of the Bethesda United Methodist Church, 315 OHC Rd)) from 7:00-9:00 on Tuesday, September 27th. We hope you join us to meet new people and potential friends. More details? Contact Rick Fornoff at xothermrick@gmail.com

Community Yard Sale October 8th – NEW DATE!

Plan ahead to reserve your spot at Groce UMC for the fall yard sale Sat. Oct. 8th from 8am to 1pm. Sponsored by the Haw Creek Community Association, vendor spots are $15. To reserve your space, call or text Leslie Morris at (828) 231-2745 or lesliermorris@gmail.com The spring yard sale was a hit so don’t miss out.

If you’d like to print out and share the flier, click HCCA 2022 Yard Sale Flyer Fall Oct.

Clean & Green Committee Reclaims Overgrown Sidewalks

Although Asheville ordinances call for property owners to keep sidewalks free of grass and snow, sometimes a little help is needed. Led by Haw Creek Community Asso. members Marti Terry-Purdy, Doug Baughman, Linda Fornoff and Georgena Millar, weed-filled sidewalks on New Haw Creek Rd. are looking fresh and shiny after their recent efforts.

Want to get involved in helping Haw Creek look its best? Join the Clean & Green Committee to make a difference, plus have fun and meet neighbors. Details? contact Christina Maggi at cmaggi51@gmail.com

Change of Date: Community Conversations

Community Conversations

Monday the 27th of June!

You are invited to a conversation with your neighbors!

The Haw Creek Community Association will host a get-to-know-you evening for all residents on Monday 27 June.

This will be the first in a series of one-on-one conversations with fellow Haw Creek residents.

Please join us!

– Susan Michael and Rick Fornoff

Haw Creek Commons, Monday June 27th, at 7:00. 

HCCA News: 21 March 2022

Haw Creek Association
Haw Creek Association

HCCA Board Elections and Public Meeting

The community association is delighted to announce that it’s time for board elections!

From Chris:

After a long COVID-induced hiatus, the Haw Creek Community Association would like to welcome back our neighbors and friends. Our first event is the annual meeting of the association on Tuesday, April 19th at 7pm in the community room of the new East Asheville Library. 

On the agenda is election of the 12-member Board of Directors; updates on community improvements; report of findings from the recent growth and development survey; plus opportunities for public input. 

A dessert social will follow the meeting. Although not required, participants are encouraged to bring a bragging-rights dessert. 

All Haw Creek residents are welcome at the meeting; however, voting is limited to members of the community association. Any resident of Haw Creek may become a member of the community association. Sign-ups available at this meeting or online. Annual membership is $20 per household

Interested in serving on the Board of Directors? There will be an informational meeting Tuesday, April 5th at 7pm at Haw Creek Commons, 315 Old Haw Creek Rd. Questions? Call Chris Pelly, (828) 231-3704.

With growth being an on-going feature of living in Asheville and Haw Creek, the goal of the Haw Creek Community Association is to provide a forum for residents to shape our future and build community.

 

New Haw Creek Rd. Sidewalk Consultation

The City of Asheville will host an online, public meeting in relation to the planned sidewalk along New Haw Creek Rd. on Monday March 28 from 5:30 – 7:00pm.

This project was endorsed by the residents of our community many years ago, and is finally getting underway.

Proposal

from the City of Asheville

“The City proposes to construct nearly one mile of new sidewalk along New Haw Creek Road from Beverly Road to Bell Road following a “best fit” alignment.  At the south end, the proposed sidewalk follows along the west side of New Haw Creek Road. North of Dogwood Grove the alignment shifts to the east side, utilizing a mid-block signalized crosswalk with ADA compliant ramps and curb cuts for safe access across New Haw Creek Road.

Additional crosswalks and ramps are also proposed throughout the project. Connecting to the existing sidewalk west of Beverly Road, the project expands the City’s sidewalk network, and creates greater opportunities for the surrounding community to walk to local schools and to Charlie Bullman Park at the north end of the project.”

(Emphasis added.)

Haw Creek residents are encouraged to participate in the meeting.

 

Save the Date: Haw Creek Commons Spring Festival

The Haw Creek Commons exists to bring together people in our community and across Asheville. Each year they host spring and autumn festivals to facilitate that goal!

The spring festival is scheduled for Saturday April 30 from 11am – 2pm.

BearWise: Tips for All of Us

Given the uptick in human-bear interaction in our community, neighbor Sarah Oram has these top tips from BearWise to to keep everyone safe!

BearWise Haw Creek participants agree to:

  • Not put out their garbage until collection day morning, and to secure it (in a garage, shed, or locked area) throughout the week
  • Not feel bears directly
  • Secure or remove unintended bear food sources around the house (birdseed, dirty grills, pet food, garbage, etc)
  • Contact State Assistant Biologist, Ashley Hobbs (Ashley.Hobbs@ncwildlife.org) to report escalated bear behavior and to secure/remove any bear attractants for at least two weeks after the reported incident
  • Notify NC Wildlife’s Justin McVey on 828 273 7980 about any bear encounters that feel unusually aggressive to humans or pets
  • Educate Haw Creek neighbors and friends about BearWise recommendations for the safety of both humans and bears

Sarah would like to organize neighborhoods in Haw Creek for BearWise certification. If you are interested in learning more, please contact her on 828 298 4893 or oramsarah@gmail.com.

 

Feature image from Pixabay

‘Downtown’ Haw Creek Footbridge

Among the issues your community association is working to address is pedestrian safety, especially where Beverly Rd meets New Haw Creek Rd at PennyCup and Creekside Taphouse. Vehicle parking in the large parking lot off Beverly Rd forces patrons to walk within the roadway where Beverly Rd crosses Haw Creek.

A safer solution is a pedestrian bridge across the creek between the parking lot and businesses. Already in place is a steel structure maintained by AT&T that could serve as a foundation support for the pedestrian bridge.

The Haw Creek Asso. is working with stakeholders–business owners, the City, and AT&T–to build a foot bridge and remedy this pedestrian safety hazard. There are issues to overcome such as flood plain questions, funding, and liability matters. That said, your community association is committed to finding a solution that makes Haw Creek’s “downtown” safer for all residents.