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Shawmont Votes To Expand its Boarders

The RSVA's expansion will make the group the RCO for Dearnley Park.

Shawmont's civic association is getting a little bigger.

The Residents of Shawmont Valley Association (RSVA) voted to expand its borders at its meeting Tuesday night. The civic approved a motion to include Dearnley Park in its purview, aiming to provide a voice for the small Roxborough neighborhood in matters of zoning.

"For zoning changes, a community organization would have to be involved," Shawmont president David Cellini said. "For us to be the [registered community organization] of [Dearnley Park] we have to vote on this tonight."

The neighborhood group voted yes on a proposal that would push the boarders of the RSVA to include Harmon Road, Umbria Street and the area surrounding Flat Rock Road to the south.

Cellini said the decision to expand the RSVA's boarders, which was made with input from former Dearnley Park Civic Association (DPCA) president Helene Rodgers, was due to decreased activity and membership in the DPCA.

"Dearnley Park was an area that was not especially active, and we had the opportunity to help cover them with zoning concerns."

Rodgers claimed the decrease in Dearnley Park activity was due to various building developments, including the demolition of the Dearnley Park Mansion.

She was optimistic about the RSVA's expansion.

"We're very small, and these guys here know what they're doing and we need to get together to protect what we have left," she said. "They've done great stuff for the neighborhood."

Both Cellini and Rodgers said they would work with the Ridge Park Civic Association if any instances of overlap should occur between the two groups around boarders.

Kevin January 23, 2013 at 05:34 PM
"borders" not "boarders" c'mon
ML January 23, 2013 at 06:41 PM
Glad someone else notices...tired of being the bad guy for pointing out all the misspellings and errors around here...
robert greenage January 24, 2013 at 10:34 AM
what happened if anything about the new construction on shawmont and nixon?
Kevin January 25, 2013 at 05:10 PM
I realize that Nate is new to Patch, but WTF dude? These are really obvious spelling/grammar errors. How are readers supposed to take your journalists seriously if you can't even proofread. Where are Patch's standards?
ML January 25, 2013 at 09:11 PM
Nate isn't new to Patch at all. He's new to Roxborough patch. I agree 100% with you Kevin, but nobody seems to care...it's embarrassing.

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