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Traditionally LaVale was composed of residential areas along and near National Highway. Now LaVale includes these areas, as well as the Sunset View area, residential areas near the school and cemetery on Cash Valley Road, residential areas along Winchester Road, and the business areas. Our community is larger and far less compact than other communities in the county.|
LaVale has three taxing districts, established many years ago, for the necessities of fire protection, water and sewer, and rescue. Many years ago, the Winchester Road area was assigned to Cresaptown for fire protection, and the rescue squad follows that boundary. So persons living in the Winchester Road area have ties to both LaVale and Cresaptown.
For twenty years, 1968-1988, LaVale was fortunate to have a community newspaper, The Suburbanite, published several times each year, and distributed to the homes by volunteers, Boy Scouts and others. This helped provide a sense of community. Now perhaps the establishment of the website, www.lavale.org, will help us reestablish that sense of community.
The LaVale Civic Improvement Association began in 1946, when the population of
LaVale was beginning to grow rapidly. Our goal is to maintain and improve
life in LaVale through the concerted efforts of the residents and
property-owners of LaVale. We have five officers which are elected each
November for the coming year.
Our association is the agent to the Open Space Program that assists in the
maintenance and improvement of our local parks. We have applied for, and
received, funds to improve three public parks; Holly Avenue Recreation Area,
Lions Field, and LaVale District Park. Some of our previous involvements
include; the establishment of the LaVale Sanitary Commission, the building of
Parkside School and Cash Valley Elementary Schools, the building of the LaVale
Library, the organization of the LaVale Rescue Squad, the organization the
Braddock Run Watershed Partnership, and various highway and traffic
Meetings are held on the fourth Monday of the month at Christ Lutheran
Church at 7:00 p.m. All residents of LaVale are members and are encouraged to
bring their interests and concerns to the attention of our association.
The LaVale Civic Improvement Association exists to provide all LaVale residents with organized representation that promotes projects that will be beneficial to our community. Residents' opinions and participation are welcomed and encouraged.