Friday Flash
Weekly Community News Bulletin

May 18, 2018

AROUND BRAMBLETON


INSIDE BCA


VDOT Street Maintenance - VDOT is actively filling cracks on Brambleton streets in preparation for the future application of slurry seal. Specific dates are not available at this time, but “No Parking” signs with precise dates will be posted at least three business days prior to work starting. Work will take place in the Legacy neighborhoods around the Community Center and “Acorn” Park. Click here for more information from VDOT, including a map of Brambleton streets affected by this work.

Mowing & Edging - Due to heavy rainfall this week, our contractor has adjusted their mowing schedule, resulting in reduced mowing and taller grass. The contractor feels it is critical to reduce mowing to preserve the turf’s root masses. They will be spot mowing flat and preservation areas. They will also add a mowing crew next week in order to get back on a regular schedule for common areas and townhomes. Sections that are most impacted are Town Center Residential, Section 19, Section 24, and Trent Grove. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we deal with recent weather conditions.

Weed Control & Fertilizer Application Scheduled to Begin 5/23/2018 - The Association’s grounds maintenance contractor will be performing the second round of applications of weed control and fertilizer starting next week. It will take approximately 2 weeks to treat the entire community. Weather can impact this schedule, 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.  

Beacon Crest Pool Now Open! - Beacon Crest pool is now open on weekends from 11 AM to 6 PM until Memorial Day weekend. Find all of the Brambleton pool information you need at www.brambletonhoa.com/pools.

Do You Have Your Pool Pass? - New to the community? Changed addresses recently? Brambleton’s pool passes are good for life as long as you haven’t moved or changed addresses. Visit www.brambletonhoa.com/pools and check out the Related Documents section for details on pool pass registration and required documents for tenants. For questions about pool passes, please contact hoa@brambleton.org or 703-542-6263.

Trash Talk - Brambleton Community Association contracts with AAA/Republic Services for waste removal in the community. The best method of contact for AAA/Republic is via email to brambleton@republicservices.com. This email address reaches the local team responsible for service in Brambleton. To ensure timely and accurate responses, it is not recommended to contact the general call center.

As Brambleton continues to grow each week, the waste hauler adjusts their routes to accommodate the new service requirements. Resident are to place containers and/or other collection items curbside by 7 AM on collection days.

  • Trash Pick-up: Tuesdays and Fridays
  • Recycling: Fridays
  • Yard Debris Recycling: Tuesdays (March - December)
    • Grass clippings and leaves are to be contained in a dedicated and identified container/trash can or paper yard debris bag. Free yard debris stickers are available at the BCA Management office.
    • Yard debris placed in clear plastic bags will be collected as trash. Dark colored plastic bags are not accepted and will not be collected.
    • Brush and limbs must be cut into 4 ft. lengths and bundled (arm-full size) with rope or twine and should not exceed 50 lbs. Tree limbs larger than 6 in. in diameter and 4 ft. in length will not be collected.
    • Items including, but not limited to, concrete, rocks, sod and dirt, construction materials, and wet paint are not accepted for pickup. Alternative disposal arrangements can be made with the Loudoun County Landfill or with a private hauler.
  • General Bulk Item Pickup: Submit requests directly to brambleton@republicservices.com. Service is provided by appointment only on Fridays. No extra fee is applied for bulk items 2 cubic yards in size or less (excluding those not accepted) per month.
  • Trash or Recycling Containers: Submit initial order or replacement requests directly to brambleton@republicservices.com. There is no charge for containers.

For questions or concerns regarding these services provided, please contact hoa@brambleton.org and we’ll be happy to assist you.

DEVELOPER NEWS

New Construction Activity in Birchwood - Clearing activity is underway and will continue for approximately the next two months. Once this phase is complete, blasting operations will begin. Prior to blasting work, pre-blasting survey opportunity notices will be provided as required by the county.

Bond Release Activity - Bond release work is currently being performed in Sections 27 and 33. Section 33 is experiencing concrete break and replacement work; this may impact ingress and egress of driveways. Residents will be notified by the developers contractor if they are affected by this work. The sections map can be found here.

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



LIFESTYLES

Bram Brew Fest - Join us for our annual Bram Brew Fest this Saturday, May 19th from 1 PM to 6 PM! Due to heavy rainfall this week, the event has been relocated to the back parking lot of the Brambleton Town Center. New this year, enjoy unlimited pours with your General Admission ticket! Buy your General Admission tickets online before midnight tonight to save $5!

Brew Fest Buses - Both of our Bram Buses will be making stops throughout Brambleton to bring patrons to and from Brew Fest! The buses will run from 12:30 PM to 6:30 PM and should be at each stop every 15-20 minutes. View the bus stop map here.

Red White & BRAM - This year’s Red White & BRAM Tailgate Party will take place on Saturday, June 30th from 6 PM to 10 PM. The festival will include backyard games, live music, and a laser light show! Visit the event page for more details, including tailgating information.


EATLOCO BRAMBLETON MARKETPLACE

What's Happening at the EatLoCo Brambleton Marketplace - Come to the corner of Legacy Park and Olympia Dr every Sunday from 9 AM to 1 PM to support local farmer and artisan vendors! Enjoy great meats, produce, pastries, jewelry, soaps, and more! Visit the Brambleton Marketplace page on the EatLoCo website for vendor and event information. The Catoctin School of Music will be performing at the marketplace on this Sunday, May 20th.


COMMUNITY

Spring Native Plant Sale - Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy will be hosting a Spring Native Plant Sale on Saturday, May 19th from 9 AM to 3 PM. The sale will take place in the main parking lot of Morven Park. Flowers, shrubs, trees, and more will be available for purchase. Click here for more information.

Broadway Backwards - Rock Ridge High School will host Broadway Backwards on Saturday, May 19th at 7 PM. The show will feature gender-reversed renditions of popular show tunes from Broadway hits such as Mary Poppins, Hamilton, The Little Mermaid, Into the Woods, and more! Tickets and more information are available here.


COMMUNITY STANDARDS

High Winds Have Caused Widespread Roofing Damage - Several storms have occurred over the past 60 days in which we were under a high wind advisory. Widespread damage has been noted throughout Brambleton by the Community Standards Advisors. Please take immediate steps to repair or replace your shingles, or contact communitystandards@brambleton.org to inform us if you are experiencing a delay that will impact a timely repair. Proactive inspections for roof repairs will begin in the next 30-60 days.

Clotheslines/Wind Drying Devices - Per the Design Guidelines, clotheslines or any similar apparatus for exterior drying of clothes are prohibited. During this time of year, we often receive complaints regarding the hanging of laundry items outside to dry. Please refrain from using deck or porch railings to dry laundry outside your home.

Dogs Off Leash - There have been several reported sightings of pet owners allowing their dogs to run off-leash, especially on Brambleton trails. In Loudoun County, dogs are not permitted to roam free without a leash, and pet owners are required to pick up after their pets. To report animals running at large or pet owners not cleaning up after their pets, please contact Loudoun County Animal ControlBrambleton’s Policy Resolution #7, Pet Policies, outlines both the grounds for complaint and finding of a community nuisance as well as the procedures for solving pet problems. We encourage residents to talk to each other before escalating concerns to the County or Association. To discuss your concern with an Association team member, please contact communitystandards@brambleton.org.


TALK OF THE TOWN CENTER

Rhino Rides - Dust off your bike for a weekly ride with neighbors and new friends! Bicycle Outfitters staff lead Wednesday night Rhino Rides through the community, finishing at Lost Rhino Retreat. The next ride will take place on Wednesday, May 23rd. Meet at 6:30 PM in front of Bicycle Outfitters. Helmets & working bike lights required. Call 703-327-3222 for more details.

Help Wanted: Winchester HomesWinchester Homes in Brambleton has an opening for a full-time sales assistant with benefits. Must be available to work Thursday through Monday, 10:30 AM to 6 PM. Learn more by calling Heather at 703-542-7223.


COUNTY CORNER


Free Adoption Event - On Saturday, May 19th, Loudoun County Animal Services will host the third annual “Homeward Bound” free pet adoption event from 11:30 AM to 5 PM at the Loudoun County Animal Shelter (39820 Charles Town Pike, Waterford). Adoption fees will be waived on all available animals, including cats, dogs, small pets, and reptiles. More information can be found here.

Community Resource Expo - The Loudoun Workforce Resource Center is hosting a free Community Resource Expo on Wednesday, May 23rd from 10 AM to 2 PM at Rust Library (380 Old Waterford Rd NW, Leesburg). Learn about the many services provided by local agencies and organizations in the areas of childcare, education, employment, housing, transportation, and more. Click here for more information.


COMMUNITY RESOURCES


Stay Safe: Turn Around, Don’t Drown - With showers and thunderstorms in the extended forecast, Loudoun County officials urge everyone to stay safe.
  • Keep children away from streams and other areas known to flood suddenly. 
  • If you come to a flooded roadway, please turn around, don't drown.
  • If you’re driving, be aware that high water and storm damage could still affect some area roadways. Loudoun’s live feed of traffic incidents can be viewed using either the Waze live map or the Waze mobile app.
Loudoun also provides traffic-related information through the Alert Loudoun notification service and the law enforcement traffic activity map at www.loudoun.gov/traffic


MARK YOUR CALENDARS

Tuesday, May 22nd

Finance Committee Meeting, 7:30 PM - BCA Management Office


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