Friday Flash
Weekly Community News Bulletin

December 8, 2017

AROUND BRAMBLETON


INSIDE BCA  

Snow In the Forecast - BCA is ready for its first winter storm of the season. The equipment is prepared, supplies have been ordered, and crews are standing-by. Please review the snow article in our December newsletter or our website for detailed snow related information. Concerns for snow removal on BCA streets can be emailed to Snow@Brambleton.org.

Operations Department Changes - There have been a couple changes to the department. Shantil Moyer has been promoted to Operations & Assets Manager. She will be responsible for management and operations of the Association’s facilities, grounds, and capital assets. Gary Gearhart has been promoted to Field Maintenance Supervisor and will oversee work performed by his field crews and contractors. Congratulations! 

New & Important Emails to Remember - The Operations Department has a few emails set up for residents to submit related questions and concerns.  

  • Operations@Brambleton.org: A great email for all questions or concerns related to Brambleton’s common areas, facilities, parks, or private streets. 
  • Snow@Brambleton.org: An email for snow removal/services related questions/concerns within the community. 
  • CIP@Brambleton.org: An email that can be used for questions/concerns related to active Association capital projects.

2018 Assessment Update: Take Action to Set Your Payment Amount and Timing for the New Year - Beginning on January 1st, 2018, the recently adopted 2018 Assessment Rates will be in effect. Brambleton Community Association provides a variety of payment options, and owners are encouraged to choose the method that works best for them and to verify that payments are aligned with the 2018 assessment rate. All assessment payments are due on the first day of each month, and a late fee is assessed if payment is not received by the 10th day of the month. To avoid late fees, it is recommended to align payments with the due date of the 1st. For questions about the 2018 Assessment Rates and various payment options, please contact hoa@brambleton.org or call 703-542-6263.


DEVELOPER NEWS


Construction Activity Ongoing - Blasting is pending in the land area recently cleared west of Belmont Ridge Road between Franklin Benjamin Terrace and Myan Gold Drive. Blasts are typically preceded by a series of short warning sounds, and steps will be taken to reduce any negative impact on residents. Please note that access through or inside active construction areas is prohibited.


LIFESTYLES

Kids Craft for INOVA Children’s Hospital - Brambleton Community Association will be collecting No-Sew Blankets to be donated to INOVA Children's Hospital. You and your family can make blankets for a child and drop them off at the HOA office by Thursday, December 14th. Click here for instructions and more details.

American Red Cross Blood Drive
 - Girl Scout Troop 2477 and Brambleton Community Association are sponsoring an American Red Cross Blood Drive at the Brambleton Corner Clubhouse on Saturday, December 16th, from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit www.redcrossblood.org and search sponsor "Girl Scout Troop 2477" to schedule an appointment.


COMMUNITY

Raise the Flag! - The Rock Ridge Softball Team is raising funds to install a flagpole dedicated to veterans at their softball field. Donations can be mailed to American Legion Post 2001 with the attention line “RRSB Flagpole Fund”, or they can be made online. Just click on the "Donate" button and include "RRSB" in the special instructions field. 


COMMUNITY STANDARDS

Design Review Meeting Date Change - Due to the busy holidays, the next meeting for Design Review will be on Monday, December 18th, 2017. Applications can be submitted via email to designreview@brambleton.org. To have your application reviewed for accuracy prior to the meeting, please submit your application to the association by Wednesday, December 13th, 2017. If you have any questions regarding the review process or guidelines, please visit the website or call 703-542-6263. 

Construction of Approved Modifications - Residents are responsible to ensure that their contractors adhere to Brambleton’s standards and rules. Homeowners are responsible for any contractor violations and associated costs. At no time may construction materials be stored in common parking lots, common areas, or in the street. Excavated materials such as grass clippings and earth must be removed and not dumped in any wooded areas, common areas, and/or especially the wetlands. If you have any questions, or if you care to report a violation, please contact us at 703-542-6263 or communitystandards@brambleton.org.


TALK OF THE TOWN CENTER

Toys For Tots at Onelife Fitness - Help us reach our goal of being a top donation site, and thank you to all of our members who have so generously donated. Hurry in - toys will be picked up on Monday, December 11th!


COUNTY CORNER


Road Safety Improvement Measures Initiated by Supervisor Tony Buffington - At the Tuesday meeting of the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors, Supervisor Buffington’s Board Member Initiatives were approved including:
  • Funding a Road Safety Audit of Evergreen Mills Road and Watson Road and installation of six pole mounted speed display signs. 
  • Design and construction of a dedicated right-turn lane from eastbound Evergreen Mills Road onto southbound Stone Springs Boulevard. 
For details, see Supervisor Buffington’s page on the county website. For the most up to date information, subscribe to his updates here.

LCSO Holiday Safety Tips - As the holiday season approaches, the Sheriff’s Office is asking for your assistance. There is an increase in package larcenies from door steps. Planning ahead can help to limit thefts from occurring. Consider some of the alternative delivery methods below:
  • Use in store delivery and pick up at the store, request that your package be delivered to the Post Office, or if possible, have packages delivered to your place of work.
  • Utilize package delivery points such as Amazon Locker, UPS, or other similar service providers.
  • Track your package and have someone home the day of delivery, or
  • Request a friend to collect your package if you will not be at home.
Contact the Sheriff’s Office if you observe suspicious behavior, such as a vehicle following a delivery truck or a vehicle collecting boxes. Report emergencies to 911. To report non-urgent matters, use the online service at sheriff.loudoun.gov or the 24/7 non-emergency line at 703-777-1021.

See Something, Say Something: Report Vandalism to LCSO - Residents are encouraged to report any observations of suspicious behavior or vandalism to the Loudoun County Sheriffs’ Office. For emergencies, please dial 911. For non-urgent matters, the non-emergency number is 703-777-1021. 


COMMUNITY RESOURCES


Winterizing Homes - With winter approaching, Loudoun County officials remind residents that the county offers home improvement and repair programs that can help qualified homeowners prepare for cold weather. The programs can help make homes more energy efficient through weatherization repairs such as installing a new heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) unit, a new roof, or new windows. For more information, visit www.loudoun.gov/homeimprovement.


MARK YOUR CALENDARS

Tuesday, December 12th

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


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