Friday Flash
Weekly Community News Bulletin

March 30, 2018

AROUND BRAMBLETON


INSIDE BCA

Weed Control & Fertilizer Application - The Association’s grounds maintenance contractor is performing applications of weed control and fertilizer. It will take approximately 2 weeks to treat the entire community, and BCA will provide weekly updates. Liquid treatment is being applied to address broadleaf weeds and nutsedge on common areas and townhomes served by the townhome grounds maintenance program. Please contact operations@brambleton.org if you have questions or need more information.  

Street Sweeping - Street sweeping is quickly progressing and will be completed on schedule. Sweeping of townhome streets and many VDOT streets has been completed. Due to recent weather, previously swept streets will be reassessed for additional service. Residents are reminded to take the following preparations:

  • Park vehicles in garages and driveways so that the sweeper can service the entire street. 
  • Blow or sweep any sand on driveway aprons and sidewalks into the street. 
  • Blow sand off of the concrete curb and gutter portion of the street to expedite service, but do not place sand into piles on the street.

Questions pertaining to sweeping can be sent to Isaiah at operations@brambleton.org.


DEVELOPER NEWS

Active Construction Zones - Access through or in active construction areas is prohibited. Please use caution when traveling near these areas.



LIFESTYLES

Scavenger Hunt with Flat Bruno - From now until Sunday, April 8th, Brambleton kids ages 9-14 can search the neighborhood for ten hidden Flat Bruno spots! At each spot, take a quick selfie with Flat Bruno. Each hidden spot found earns you one raffle ticket for a $50 Regal Cinemas gift card drawing. Click here for rules, maps, clues, and more information.

Bram Brew Fest - Join us for our annual Bram Brew Fest on Saturday, May 19th from 1 PM to 6 PM! Use the discount code NOPOGS when you purchase your Brew Fest ticket for 15% off of your ticket price. This code expires on Monday, April 16th.

Brew Fest Volunteers - Volunteer now! Volunteers receive a sweet Bram Brew Fest T-shirt and a General Admission ticket to the festival. Don’t hesitate, spots fill up fast! Click here to sign up. 


EATLOCO BRAMBLETON MARKETPLACE

EatLoCo Brambleton Marketplace Opening CountdownOur first market day is this Sunday, April 1st from 9 AM to 1 PM! Come to the corner of Legacy Park and Olympia Dr and support local farmer and artisan vendors. Musician David Lange will also be performing at the marketplace this Sunday. Check out the Brambleton Marketplace page on the EatLoCo website to preview some of the vendors you can expect to see. 


COMMUNITY

Spring Shredding Event - Need to get rid of old paperwork? Dan Thiewes is hosting a shredding event on Saturday, April 7th from 9 AM to 12 PM at the RE/MAX Premier parking lot (44675 Cape Ct, Ashburn, VA). Click here for more information, including lists of acceptable and unacceptable items to shred. To RSVP, email dan@danthiewes.com.

Combat for a Heart - Join us on Saturday, April 7th from 3 to 5 PM at The Fitness Equation in One Loudoun for our 2nd Annual Combat for a Heart event! Come kick and punch your way to great fitness and make a difference for Loudoun County foster care kids. Tickets and more information can be found here.


COMMUNITY STANDARDS

Roof Repairs/Replacement - Widespread shingle damage has been reported throughout Brambleton. Per the Design Guidelines, “An application is required for new or replacement roofing which in any way differs from that installed by the original builder. All roofing, including the design and material, shall be appropriate in appearance and quality to the style and design of the house.” Roof material, color, quality, and style must be compatible with other existing or proposed exterior colors and materials on the house. An application is necessary if you are installing materials that differ from what was originally provided by the builder. If they do not differ, then an application is not necessary. All materials on the roof must be the same; architectural shingles cannot be mixed with flat shingles, and multiple material colors cannot be used. If you are upgrading from a flat shingle to an architectural shingle, a design review application is not necessary so long as you use a color similar to what was provided by the builder and replace the entire roof. Please contact communitystandards@brambleton.org with any additional questions.

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 bag dispensers located throughout Brambleton. Removal and disposal of waste is required whether on your own property or in common areas. It is unsightly, unsanitary, and harmful to the environment to allow the waste to remain. To report general animal-related complaints online to Loudoun County, including pet waste 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’s pet waste guidelines, please review our Pet Policy, email communitystandards@brambleton.org, or call 703-542-6263.


Comprehensive Lot Inspections Starting Monday, April 9th in Section 10 - Inspections are ongoing in Sections 14 and 24. Included as part of these inspections is confirmation that proper documentation for all modifications is 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 the Association’s enforcement policies, notice will be sent to provide time to correct items noted to be in violation of Brambleton’s governing documents or policies. If you have any questions, please call 703-542-6263 or email communitystandards@brambleton.org. Check out our inspections video for an overview of the inspection process as well.


TALK OF THE TOWN CENTER

Rhino Chasers Run Club - Our Rhino Chasers Run Club is back! Join us every Tuesday evening at Lost Rhino Retreat starting at 6 PM. Take your pick of a 1-mile, 3-mile, or 5-mile run, then come back to the bar/patio to enjoy beers and dinner. All run club members receive 10% off their check! The next run is scheduled for Tuesday, April 3rd.


COUNTY CORNER


Teen Improv Comedy & Theatre Festival - Students from Loudoun County and Fairfax County high schools will stage the second annual Teen Improv Comedy & Theatre Festival on Saturday, April 7th at the Franklin Park Arts Center. The festival showcases individual school acts and a mixed showcase of performers. Click here for performance and ticket information.

Bike to Work Day - Register now for Loudoun County’s annual Bike to Work Day on Friday, May 18th. Loudoun County will host pit stop celebrations where registrants can pick up free T-shirts, receive giveaways, enjoy refreshments, and win prizes. Click here to register and find more information.

TIGER Grant for Northstar Blvd Extension - The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded a $25-million Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant for Loudoun County. The grant will be used for the extension of Northstar Blvd from Shreveport Dr to Route 50. Construction of the project is expected to be completed in the summer of 2024. For more information on the award and project, please read Supervisor Buffington’s News Flash.


ROAD WORK AHEAD

Route 7-659 Interchange Project - Loudoun County officials are performing preparations for the first phase of the opening of the Route 7-659 (Belmont Ridge Rd) interchange bridge. The work will eliminate the traffic signal on Route 7 and relocate Belmont Ridge Rd northbound and southbound traffic onto the bridge. Click here for more details.


COMMUNITY RESOURCES


Loudoun County Tax Updates - Loudoun County is making it easier for residents to stay informed about taxes and tax payment deadlines. Simply text TAXES to 888777 to opt in and receive text alerts about taxes from the county. Visit www.loudoun.gov/taxes for more information.

Spring Trumpet Vine - The Loudoun County Master Gardeners have published the Spring issue of their newsletter, the Trumpet Vine. Articles included in this issue address tomato plant care, varieties of radishes, spring weeds, the return of the dogwood, benefits of using grow bags, and more. While the weather may be leaving you cold, this issue will get you in the mood for spring gardening!


MARK YOUR CALENDARS

Tuesday, April 3rd

Board of Directors Meeting, 8:15 AM - BCA Management Office

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

Asphalt Sub-Committee Meeting
, 7 PM - BCA Management Office

Grounds & Facilities Committee Meeting, 7:30 PM - BCA Management Office



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