Friday Flash
Weekly Community News Bulletin

April 7, 2017

AROUND BRAMBLETON


INSIDE BCA  

Neighbors Helping Neighbors: Community Trash Storage and Litter Issues – Windy weather has had a community wide impact and created significant wind-blown debris. Association crews will be making best efforts to clear Common Areas.  To help with this problem, residents are requested to take action to clear wind-blown debris from their properties and to promptly store all waste containers after pickup to prevent property damage from containers. It is best practice to secure all trash in bags and be sure that lids are able to close tightly prior to set out. When the community is experiencing significant winds or other extreme weather events, place containers curbside on the morning of pick up and retrieve containers as soon after pick up as possible.  For questions or concerns, contact hoa@brambleton.org

Parks 3 & 4 Comprehensive Plan Update – The BCA Board of Directors continues to consider the overall future vision of the parks and residents’ feedback.  As part of the process, they recently visited many of the park parcels during their April 4th meeting to better understand the benefits and impacts that possible enhancements would bring. They will discuss the Plan in further detail at their June 6th meeting.  


Changes Coming to Legacy Park - BCA recently had an Urban Forest Assessment of Legacy Park performed. The assessment included plan objectives for improving the open green space, protecting and restoring areas directly adjacent to active play areas, relieving soil compaction, beginning to “re-build” soil in forested areas, protecting and caring for remarkable and historical white oak trees, removing any medium to high risk trees, and planting of perennials, shrubs, and trees as reforestation efforts in areas of need to curtail soil erosion, build a strong critical root zone, and enhance park aesthetics.  Learn more here.

Paylease Service Discontinued: Paylease Users Must Take Action to Select New Payment Method - BCA offers a variety of payment options for owners to make their monthly assessment payments.  Owners are encouraged to select the option that best meets their needs.  Please click here for an overview of the updated payment options and details regarding each option.  Please contact hoa@brambleton.org with any questions. 

Street Sweeping Continues –  The Association will continue to sweep Brambleton streets throughout next week.  The focus will be on developer streets primarily south of Creighton Road.  Please make an effort to minimize on-street parking so the sweeper can maximize cleaning efforts. Contact Dave.Rusch@Brambleton.org with any related questions.  


DEVELOPER NEWS


Brambleton’s Developer Continues to Perform Bond Release Activity Throughout the Community - 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 4/10/17, bond release activity may occur in the following sections (see site map for locations):

  • Section 17: Milling and paving


LIFESTYLES

Bramble-Bunny Egg Hunt: ALL SPOTS FILLED - If you didn't get a spot for the Egg Hunt, you're still welcome to come to Legacy Park to enjoy the other fun activities!  We look forward to seeing you tomorrow!

Scavenger Hunt with Bruno - Now through April 14th.  Kids aged 9-14 will use clues to find spots throughout Brambleton for a chance to win a $50 gift card to Regal Cinemas. More info here.

Spring Yard Sale - April 29th, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM.  Sign up now for your spot at the Community Center, or add your address to the list of participating homes!


Wine 101: Women and Wine - May 13th, 7:00 PM at Community Center.  Join us on Mother's Day weekend for a celebration of wine made by women from around the world. All adults are invited to attend! 

Summer Camp Registration Open - We've got tons of things to choose from to keep the kiddos busy this summer. Sign up today!

COMMUNITY


RRHS Girls Soccer Team Fundraiser - April 19, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM at Chipotle. Tell the cashier you’re supporting Rock Ridge, and 50% of the proceeds will be donated to the team.

Volunteers Needed - Help protect and monitor Brambleton’s Bluebird Trails. You’ve seen the nest boxes; now find out what’s inside! Join Brambleton Bluebird and Garden Club by contacting Anne at annezbyers@gmail.com.

COVENANTS


Are You Planning to Make Landscape Modifications This Spring? - Please visit our website for guidelines for planting and removing trees as well as landscaping. Should you have questions, please email covenants@brambleton.org.

Design Review Meeting Scheduled for April 10, 2017

  • Applications may be submitted up to 5:00 PM on April 10, 2017 in the office or in the drop box outside the office door before 9:00 AM, April 10th, or
  • Via email to designreview@brambleton.org up to 5:00 PM April 10, 2017 (please include your property address in the subject line), or
  • You can bring it to the meeting beginning at 7:00 PM.  

For questions regarding the design review process or guidelines, please visit the website or email designreview@brambleton.org, or call 703-542-6263.

TALK OF THE TOWN CENTER


Onelife Fitness - Everything you need to get your groove on (Zumba/Bollywood), pump on (huge free weight area and Group Exercise classes), or just de-stress (Yoga and Barre). 

Pay It Forward and Save This Spring Break! - Northern Virginia Orthodontics is offering Spring Break discounts and encouraging patients to participate in their kindness initiative, “The Smile Project!” Complimentary consultations, 703-574-2174.

COUNTY CORNER


LCSO Announces Dates for McGruff Safety Camps - Week-long camps will take place at various schools in June and July.  Applications will be available on April 24th.  More info here.

Input Sought on Design of Skate Plaza at Hanson Regional Park - A public meeting will be held on April 12th, 7:00 PM at Madison's Trust Elementary.  More info here.


COMMUNITY RESOURCES


Prescription Drug, Health & Dental Discount Card Program - Click here to learn more about these free discount cards available to all County residents.

Domestic Violence/Abuse Services - See a list of protective services and resources that are available to victims of abuse and those at risk.


MARK YOUR CALENDARS


Monday, April 10

Covenants Committee Meeting, 7:00 PM - BCA Management Office

Tuesday, April 11

Safety & Security Committee Meeting, 7:30 PM - BCA Management Office


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