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Weekly Community News Bulletin

January 5, 2018

AROUND BRAMBLETON


INSIDE BCA  

Christmas Tree Recycling Pick-Up - Services are scheduled for 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.

Now Hiring - BCA is seeking qualified candidates for two full-time positions.

  • Operations Department Administrator: Performs administrative duties and tasks that support the department manager and overall department, such as interaction and correspondence with residents, purchasing, project support, data entry and reporting, and various other administrative responsibilities and duties. 
  • Maintenance Laborer/Driver: Performs recurring maintenance and upkeep tasks to Association common areas, facilities, amenities, parks, VDOT right-of-ways, and other assets using basic handyman skills, techniques, and procedures. Performs snow removal tasks such as plowing, shoveling, snow blowing, and salting/sanding. Works with employees, volunteers, vendors, and others to perform tasks related to the setup, break down, support, and execution of special events, programming, and facility usage.

BCA offers a supportive, small office working environment with competitive benefits and compensation. Visit the BCA website for more information. Please send your resume with cover letter and salary requirements to shantil.moyer@brambleton.org or fax to 703-542-6266. No phone calls, please. 

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 meeting on Tuesday, January 16th, and/or comment directly to the BCA Board during their Resident Forum period at their Tuesday, February 6th meeting.

Asphalt Sub-Committee Members Wanted - The BCA Board recently established the Asphalt Sub-Committee to look into the future use of rejuvenator or sealcoat products on BCA asphalt. Specific goals of this committee, the charter, and application can be found on the BCA Website. Applications will be accepted through Friday, January 19th. The Grounds & Facilities Committee will review the applications and appoint 3-5 members to the committee by Tuesday, January 30th. If you are interested in participating in the committee or have questions, please email Shantil Moyer at CIP@Brambleton.org


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.

March Magazine - BCA’s new quarterly magazine will launch and be mailed to residents in early March 2018. We are currently accepting advertisements for this issue, and the advertisement form can be found here. Ad space is limited and can be reserved with payment on a first come, first served basis. Payment and ad artwork are due by Monday, February 5th. Please contact paul.gentine@brambleton.org with any advertisement questions.


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

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

Little Hands Music - Little Hands toddler programs bring you and your child together in a magical time of play, song and movement! Be part of an engaging musical world while building language, listening, and communications skills. Classes start Monday, January 8th at 10:00 AM in the Brambleton Community Center. Visit the Little Hands website to sign up.


COMMUNITY STANDARDS

Design Review - The next meeting for Design Review will be on Monday, January 8th. Applications can be submitted via email to designreview@brambleton.org. If you have any questions regarding the design review process or guidelines, please visit the website or call 703-542-6263. 

Parking Considerations - BCA regularly receives inquiries about parking in the community. Brambleton’s Board of Directors has established this vehicle policy, and county parking ordinances are enforced by Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office. We encourage residents to consider how parking impacts their neighbors and offer the following suggestions to be more neighborly:

  • Use your garage and driveway as a first option rather than parking on the street or in visitor spaces.
  • Allow some distance when parking near a driveway. Parking too close to or opposite a driveway can make it difficult for residents to navigate around your car.
  • Understand that you do not own the street area or parking spaces in front of your house and that parking is first come, first served.
The following parking concerns should be reported to LCSO for enforcement: 
  • Parking across sidewalks or blocking sidewalk ramps  
  • Parking close to stop signs, intersections, or fire hydrants
  • Expired tags/inspection stickers, illegal parking, and abandoned or suspicious vehicles

The LCSO non-emergency number is 703-777-1021. Contact communitystandards@brambleton.org if you have questions or need more information.


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.



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 Monday, January 15th, 2018. 

Loudoun County Board of Supervisors Sets 2018 Meeting Schedule - The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors has set its meeting schedule for 2018. The Board also made appointments to regional and county boards and appointed members to the Board’s standing committees. For a full schedule of meetings and more information, visit the Loudoun County website.


COMMUNITY RESOURCES


Put a Finger on It - Smoke alarms are one of the best and easiest safety features you can use to alert you and your family if there is a fire in your home. Most fire deaths are caused by the inhalation of smoke and poisonous gases, not due to flames. Smoke alarms double your chances of surviving a fire and a working smoke alarm can save lives. To ensure that your smoke alarms work properly, you should test your alarms once a month, replace alarms that are ten years old, and practice regular home fire drills. Visit the Loudoun County smoke alarm page for more safety tips and information.


MARK YOUR CALENDARS

Monday, January 8th

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

Tuesday, January 9th

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


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