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Weekly Community News Bulletin

May 20, 2016

AROUND BRAMBLETON



INSIDE BCA  

Brew Fest Street Closures – Several streets in and around the Brambleton Town Center will be closed for the Brambleton Brew Fest on Saturday, May 21st.  Streets impacted are Olympia between Regal Wood and Soave; Legacy Park Drive between Olympia and Cartier; Greenside between Olympia and Eversole; and Emberbrook and Willow Creek in the Brambleton Town Center.  Drivers traveling in this area can expect detours and large numbers of pedestrians.  Please use caution while traveling in the vicinity of Brew Fest.  If attending Brew Fest, please be sure to park in the BTC parking garages, which can easily be accessed from Northstar Blvd.  

Help Design Your Next Neighborhood Park - A big thank you to all of the residents who attended our design charrettes over the last two weeks.  Residents in Recreation Disctricts 3 and 4 who were unable to attend either of the design charrettes are encouraged to complete and submit a questionnaire as part of the park design process.  Visit our website to complete the questionnaire and see more information regarding the park design process.  Questionnaires will remain open through May 26th.  Resident input is essential!

Verizon FiOS Remote Swap Pilot Program - If you have a Verizon FIOS remote that is no longer working properly, you are welcome to swap it out for a new remote at the BCA office during office hours.   We have a limited number of new remotes on hand, which will be available on a first-come, first-served basis during office hours.  Due to the limited number available, we will be unable to honor requests for holds.  We will continue to work with Verizon to maintain a supply.  Contact hoa@brambleton.org with any questions.

Development Activity Update – Brambleton’s Developer continues to perform bond release activity throughout the community. Unless otherwise specified, work may include asphalt repair, concrete marking, break and repair; marking, or digging and installation of street lights. Work typically begins in the early morning and is complete by the early afternoon. In addition to the ongoing development in the community, for the week of 5/23/16, bond release activity may occur in the following sections (see site map for locations):

  • Section 18 - Paving
  • Brandt - Paving


SUMMERFIELD AT BRAMBLETON


Extended Pool Pass Hours -  Summerfield Condo residents can get their pool passes at the Summerfield Association office, located in the Clubhouse.  Forms were mailed to all owners on April 14th.  If you are a tenant, you must contact your landlord for the form, and they must fill out their portions.  Extended pool pass pick-up will occur on the following dates:  

  • May 24th: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM



LIFESTYLES

Brew Fest Is Here! - Saturday, May 21st, 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Brambleton Town Center and Legacy Park.  Thirty craft breweries, food trucks, live music, and more!  Free rain ponchos to the first 1200 people!  To see a list of participating breweries, visit our website.  Buy your tickets today!

  • Brew Fest Taste Test:  To give you just a sample of the local breweries we’re welcoming to Brambleton for the Brew Fest, we asked a few friends to taste a few brews and filmed their reactions. Some of them know what they’re talking about, others are new to beer, and the results are hilarious!  Click here to watch the video.  That’s just a small sample of what you can taste at Brew Fest, so come out and join us on Saturday!

 
Pools Open in One Week - All Brambleton pools will open for the season on Saturday, May 28th.  For a complete list of operating hours and information on obtaining a pool pass, visit our Pools page.  

LetSwim Group Swim Lessions Registration is Open - Make sure your children are water safe this Summer!  Classes are offered in four 2-week sessions to ensure a schedule that will work with your needs at the Community Center Pool. Our experienced staff of instructors and coaches are ready to work with you!  You can view the schedule and register today for all Sessions at www.letswim.com.  If you don't see a class that you need, please contact Tracy@letswim.com or call 703-304-3129.

Save the Date:  Upcoming Summer Fun

  • Sizzlin' Summer Concerts Return - They're baaaack!  Starting on June 23rd, join us every other Thursday night at the Town Center for FREE live music and good times. Gates open at 6:00 PM.  Shows start at 7:00 PM.  BYOB.  ID's will be checked at the door.  You're welcome to bring your own coolers, chairs, and blankets.  Check out the full concert and food truck line-up here.
  • Red, White, & Bram - June 25th.  Join us at the Town Center for games, sand sculpting, the annual Bake-Off, live music, and an awesome fireworks show.  Sign up to volunteer, or visit our website for more information.


COMMUNITY 

Child Safety Seat Inspection Event - May 21st, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM.  In observance of National Emergency Medical Services Week, the Arcola Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting a Child Safety Seat Inspection Event with support from the Rotary Club of Ashburn and Saving Loudoun’s Littles.  This event will be held at the Brambleton Safety Center at 23675 Belmont Ridge Road (please enter off of Shreveport Drive). Inspections will be given on a first-come basis and will end at 1:00 PM.


COVENANTS

Play Equipment Storage & Maintenance –  For questions about play equipment or other covenants matters, please contact us at covenants@brambleton.org.
  • Storage: During recent community-wide inspections, the BCA Covenants Advisors have noted that play equipment, such as sports nets and trampolines, are being stored in common areas and in open view in residential yards for extended periods of time.  Our Design Guidelines state: All play equipment (with the exception of basketball hoops) must be located in the rear yard. Play equipment must be located a minimum of five feet (5') from any property line.  The installation of play equipment in common areas is prohibited.  Portable play equipment that is easily transportable by one person, such as soccer nets, bikes, or scooters, does not require approval but must be stored out of view of neighboring properties when not in use. Portable, large play equipment such as skateboard ramps, climbing walls, trampolines, portable basketball backboards, etc., must be submitted for review and receive approval prior to placement on the lot, unless stored out of sight when not in use. Permanent or semi-permanent play equipment which constitutes a structure, such as swing sets, play-houses, sand boxes, etc., requires an application and must meet the Design Guidelines to be approved.
  • Maintenance:  All elements of play equipment must be maintained at the highest standards.  Broken or damaged equipment should be removed from view as soon as possible.  For tips on ways to help maintain a wooden play set, please visit this site, and check manufacturers recommendations as well.

Proposed Design Guideline Revisions Ready for Public Comment - Please visit the website to  review the proposed revisions to certain sections of BCA's Design Guidelines related to Home Based Businesses and Vehicles.  You'll find the timeline for review, comment, and adoption.  Staff and the committee continue to review the Design Guidelines and policy resolutions to find ways to support transparency, ease of understanding, and alignment between the documents. Any comments or suggestions may be sent to docreview@brambleton.org.  

TALK OF THE TOWN CENTER


Brambleton Farmers' Market - May 22nd, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM.  Please come visit us this weekend and support our farmers! They are working hard all day, every day to supply you with fresh veggies, plants, salsas, eggs, meats, breads, honey, jams, cake pops, crepes, and more. We are in Legacy Park, next to the playground.  This weekend we may even see the first appearance from our pickle vendor. We know you can't resist those DC Dills!  Plus, Girl Scout Troop 2498 will be offering face painting and glitter tattoos for all of our young (and young at heart) customers. See you soon!

LOVE Letters Return To Bram - The iconic Virginia LOVEwork will be on display in the Brambleton Town Center May 20-31. These letters travel around the state, promoting that “LOVE is at the heart of every Virginia vacation!” Take family photos in front of the artwork, and then post to Facebook, tagging both Brambleton’s and Virginia is for Lovers’ pages; or on Twitter and Instagram using the special hashtag #LOVEVA and #BRAMBLETON #BRAMLIFE. See www.virginia.org/love for more info.

6th Anniversary Summer Pool Party at Sport&Health - June 4th, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM. Come out for music, snacks, refreshments, and fun games for the kids!  Free to all members. Members may bring guests at no charge!  Call 703-774-9500 for more information.

COUNTY CORNER


Loudoun County Household Hazardous Waste Event - May 21st, 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM. Loudoun residents are encouraged to participate in the upcoming Household Hazard Waste (HHW) event, located at the Ashburn North Park & Ride (45151 Russell Branch Parkway). Loudoun residents are welcome to bring HHW from their homes to these events.  Residents must show proof of Loudoun County residency to participate.  To see which materials are accepted or not accepted, as well as other guidelines and restrictions, go to www.loudoun.gov/hhw

Loudoun County Encourages Residents to Eliminate Breeding Sites of Mosquitoes That Can Carry Zika Virus – The mosquitoes involved in transmission are different from other species because they lay their eggs exclusively in containers holding a small amount of water (old tires, buckets, bird baths, gutters and tarps) and do not lay their eggs in “ground pools” of water such as puddles, flooded ditches, ponds, swamps or streams.  Consequently, these mosquitoes tend to be close to where residents live, walk, and play.  The best steps to take are for residents to  remove mosquito breeding grounds and to use personal mosquito repellent.  Other tips include: 
  • Frequently change the water in wading pools, bird baths, and other water containers. 
  • Repair leaky pipes and outside faucets. Place rocks underneath air conditioner condensate lines to prevent shallow water puddles. 
  • Maintain short grass.  Fill in depressions where water can collect.  
  • Store upside down, indoors, or dispose of old buckets, ceramic pots, and other containers in your yard that may collect water. 
  • Empty saucers of potted plants, or flush with a garden hose once a week.
  • Clean clogged roof gutters.  Flooded roof gutters are easily overlooked but can produce hundreds of mosquitoes each season.
  • Grooves in plastic gutter extensions can hold enough water to breed mosquitoes; treat with a larvacide (per manufacturer’s directions). 
  • Store children’s toys that can gather water indoors.  Turn over plastic wading pools when not in use.

State of the County Address - Chair Phyllis J. Randall and the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors invite residents to attend the 2016 State of the County Address on May 25th from 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM at the Loudoun County Government Center.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS


Saturday, May 21st:

Brambleton Brew Fest, 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM (VIP Admission - 12:00 PM) - Brambleton Town Center & Legacy Park

Sunday, May 22nd:

Farmers' Market, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM - Legacy Park

Tuesday, May 24th

Finance Committee Meeting, 7:30 PM - BCA Management Office

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