Winter Friday Flash
Weekly Community News Bulletin

December 29, 2017

AROUND BRAMBLETON


INSIDE BCA  

BCA Wishes You a Happy New Year! - The BCA Management Office will close today at 1:00 PM and remain closed through Monday, January 1st. The office will reopen on Tuesday, January 2nd at 9:00 AM.

Trail Connections - The Association is considering the installation of several neighborhood trail connections to improve trail system access south of Creighton Rd. Proposed connection information is located on the BCA Website. There are a total of seven association-proposed locations. Each location is highlighted on the park maps, and Resident Comment Period signs have been placed at the proposed locations. Residents should review these projects and email any comments or questions to CIP@Brambleton.org, comment directly to the Grounds & Facilities Committee during the Resident Forum period at their January 16th, 2018 meeting, and/or comment directly to the BCA Board during their Resident Forum period at their February 2nd, 2018 meeting.

Holiday Trash & Recycling - Republic Services will be performing collection on a normal schedule on Friday, December 29th. Waste containers are to be placed curbside no later than 7:00 AM for service. Please note that seasonal yard debris pick-up has ended and will resume on March 6th, 2018.

Christmas Tree Recycling Pick-Up - Services are scheduled for Tuesday, January 2nd and Tuesday, January 9th. Trees in excess of 8 feet are to be cut in half, and all lights and decorations are to be removed before placing trees curbside. Trees placed curbside after January 10th will be picked up as regular trash on scheduled collection days.


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 Tuesday, January 2nd. Click here for instructions and more details. 

Fans in the Stands - Please join Brambleton Kids Care on Saturday, January 6th as Fans in the Stands to cheer on some amazing athletes at the Special Olympics Basketball Tournament. Meet us at Riverside High School in Leesburg from 1:00 – 3:00 PM. Kids are encouraged to make inspiring signs for the athletes. Contact Christine Elansary for more information or to RSVP.


COMMUNITY

Silver Knights Coding Club - Learn to code your own interactive animations, stories, and games! This club meets on Wednesdays in the Brambleton Community Center, starting on January 17th. Visit our website to register and find more information.


COMMUNITY STANDARDS

Comprehensive Lot Inspections - Starting on Monday, January 15th, Community Standards Advisors will be conducting comprehensive inspections for Section 24. Included in these inspections is confirmation that proper exterior modification documents, such as approved applications, are on file with the Association. All inspections are performed by BCA staff. Staff does not enter fenced yards or access decks during these inspections. In accordance with BCA's enforcement policies, notice will be sent to provide time to correct violations of Brambleton's governing documents or policies. If you have any questions, please call 703-542-6263 or email communitystandards@brambleton.org.

If You Poop, You Must Scoop - Please be a good pet owner and pick up and dispose of your pet’s waste. There are pet waste receptacles with provided waste bags located throughout Brambleton. Removal and disposal is required on your own property and in common areas. It is unsightly, unsanitary, and environmentally harmful to allow the waste to remain. To report general animal related complaints to Loudoun County, including feces removal, click here. In addition, Loudoun County Animal Control can be reached at 703-777-0406. For emergency complaints after hours, please contact the Sheriff’s Department at 703-777-1021. If you have any questions regarding Brambleton guidelines, please review our Pet Policy, email communitystandards@brambleton.org, or call 703-542-6263.


TALK OF THE TOWN CENTER

AhSo Restaurant - AhSo is now open for dinner Tuesday through Sunday, beginning at 5:00 PM. Hurry in to try one of Chef Jason Maddens’ Micro Wine Dinners. Make your reservations online or by calling 703-327-6600.

New Year's Eve Party - Ring in the New Year at Nick’s Taverna on Sunday, December 31. Enjoy live music, dancing, party favors, and a champagne toast! $20 cover and seatings begin at 8:00 PM. Call 703-327-7844 to make reservations.

Little Smiles and Costa Family Dentistry - We will be closed on Monday, January 1st. We will resume regular business hours on Tuesday, January 2nd.



COUNTY CORNER


Loudoun County Seeks Input for Website Redesign - Loudoun County is preparing for a redesign of its website, loudoun.gov. The county is asking for feedback from residents, businesses and others who use the site. The survey results will help guide the development of the new website, which will be launched in the second half of 2018. The survey will be open through January 15th, 2018. 


COMMUNITY RESOURCES


Protect Your Pipes - It doesn't take long for meters and pipes to freeze during extreme cold spells, especially when temperatures dip below 32F. As we head into the coldest months of the season, it's important to protect your pipes as much as possible. Preventative measures include disconnecting outdoor hosebibs, insulating pipes, and setting the thermostat no lower than 55F. For more information, visit Loudoun Water’s website.


MARK YOUR CALENDARS

Monday, January 1st

BCA Management Office closed for New Year's Day

Thursday, January 4th

DMV2GO, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM - Harris Teeter Parking Lot


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