Testimony of Rose Krasnow – August 16, 2021 (Congruus)

My name is Rose Krasnow and I reside at 594 Woodbury in Fearrington Village. Professionally, I am an urban planner who served three terms as the Mayor of Rockville, Maryland. Now I am Vice President of the Fearrington Homes Association and Chair of the Wastewater Management Task Force. Both of these groups are very concerned about the Congruus proposal to expand the limits of the Compact Community Ordinance (CCO).

When the CCO was created, density was capped at 2650 units. Its stated purpose was to allow some pockets of density throughout (cont'd....)

"Fearrington Preserve" has a Wastewater Problem

Posted August 19

On August 16th, the Chatham County Commissioners held a public hearing on an application by Congruus LLC to expand the boundaries of the Compact Community Ordinance (CCO) to include 186 acres of land that they had assembled and hoped to densely develop (Note: they actually have assembled almost 400 acres but the rest already lies within the existing boundaries of the CCO). The agenda for this meeting was posted on July 29th, and it was the first time that anyone on the Fearrington HOA Board became aware of this development, which (cont'd....)

Posted July 27

During the next few months, we will be working on a redesign of the FHA website, The original website was created in the 1990s, and it remained a rather simple one until about ten years ago. At that time Jim Brooking, the current volunteer webmaster, was asked to create something more useful. He expanded the site to include a variety of functions requested by the board or by residents. For ten years Jim has devoted his time and energy to enhancing and maintaining the website, installing updates, protecting the site against hackers, and correcting errors.


Two names were left off the list of Continuing Directors of Fearrington Cares. They are: Carol Kurtz and Janine Griffin. Please accept our apologies for the omission.

Posted June 26

On June 16, members of the FHA Board and the Long Range Planning Committee met with representatives of the NC Department of Transportation (NCDoT), Justin Bullock, Jennifer Britt, and Blaine Rivers. The purpose of the meeting was to address several questions that have arisen concerning roads and pathways (cont'd....)

1. Roads and Roadsides


  1. What is the legal status of the roadside verges? Are some of them owned by the FHA or Fitch Creations and they have control over paths that might be constructed there or does NCDOT have complete control over verges no matter who owns them.
  2. Does (cont'd....)

Support Groups Meeting in Person at the Fearrington Cares Center

Alcoholics Anonymous:
Mondays 10:00 am

Caregivers Support Group:
Wednesdays, August 18; 12:30–2:00 pm

Updated August 23

It’s a pleasure to welcome back Gussy’s Greek Street Food on Wednesday Aug. 25th, from 5 - 8 pm at the Gathering Place.

Their Mediterranean menu includes gyros, grilled chicken pitas, falafel, Greek salad, dolmades, tzatziki and more. Of course, there is baklava for dessert! You can view (cont'd....)

Posted June 22

The FHA Director for Grounds is working on the landscape contract 2022. This contract primarily covers the mowing along the sides of the roads, as well as maintenance of walking paths.

Please send any concerns or suggestions to:


Posted May 12, 2021

Maintaining Beechmast Pond is one of the larger expense items in the FHA budget, and the cost is increasing every year. A decision needs to be made soon concerning changes to the pond that could significantly reduce maintenance costs. Open Meetings were held in February, and (cont'd....)

Updated May 15

The broken tree branch that was threatening the Creekwood mail kiosk has now been removed.  Full access should be possible.  However, if you notice other threats around the kiosk that ought to be addressed, please notify

Updated August 13, 2021

Chatham and Orange Counties have experienced an ever-increasing number of Covid infections, and CDC guidelines have changed to reflect the dramatic increase in infections nation-wide. As a result, the FHA Board voted to adopt the following policy:

An abundance of caution leads us to ask that (cont'd....)

Enriching Your Retirement Years with Pets

A Message from Fearrington Cares

Retirement and golden years beckon with the promise of less stress and fewer demands. However, we may find that even happily anticipated changes also feel somewhat disruptive and unsettling. Our pets can be one way to buffer the transition (cont'd....)

Updated April 28, 2021

An Open Meeting was held Tuesday April 27, 2021. The meeting was devoted primarily to a discussion of plans for the future of Beechmast Pond. A recording of the proceedings is now available for viewing. The passcode is #Khd2@6G

Maintaining Beechmast pond is one of the (cont'd....)

Questions and Answers

Below is a list of questions and comments submitted prior to and during the meeting.  Questions that were received before the meeting are numbered Pre #1 through Pre #32.  Questions submitted during the meeting using the Q&A function are numbered in the order they were entered during (cont'd....)