June 26, 2015
UPDATE: Northstar BLVD - Blasting to occur - No Pedestrian Activity Permitted on Northstar or in the Underpass - During the closure of Northstar, residents are advised that no pedestrian activity is permitted in this area. Hazardous conditions will exist throughout this construction project, and it is imperative for safety's sake that everyone remains clear of this area. The detour for pedestrians, runners and bicyclists is the Creighton Rd trail to the Olympia Dr sidewalk to the Brambleton Town Center to Northstar. Vehicular traffic shall use Creighton Rd to Belmont Ridge Rd to Ryan Rd for their detour. Please note that there is no outlet to Northstar Blvd from Majestic Knolls Drive and Emerald Chase Place, and the underpass is also closed.
Development Activity Update - Brambleton’s developer has advised our office that bond release construction work will begin, or continue, in the sections noted below. The type of work to be done may include asphalt repair; concrete marking, break and repair; marking, or digging and installation of street lights. Work of this nature typically begins in the early morning and is completed by the early afternoon. All work is weather dependent and may be rescheduled based upon weather or other unforeseen conditions. See the site map for the location of each section. In addition to the ongoing work on Northstar Blvd and development in the community, for the week of 6/29 – 7/3 the following activity is planned:
- Section 15 - Bond Release activity
- Section 19 - Pond work
- Northstar Blvd - see details above
Our office works closely with the Developer’s office to include information in the Friday Flash; however, with the unpredictable pace of these activities, it is not always possible. We do serve as the liaison to the Developer’s office, so if you have questions, contact us via email or Submit a Request on our website.
Red, White & Bram RESCHEDULED to June 28 - Due to an ominous weather forecast for this Saturday, Red, White & Bram has been moved to Sunday, June 28th, from 6:00 PM -10:00 PM. Enjoy live music (All Natural), backyard games, dodgeball, knockerball, food trucks, beer/wine, and one of the best fireworks displays in the area! Tickets are available at the gate for $5 per person (age 2 and under are free). Blankets, chairs, and coolers are welcome, but no outside alcohol or pets are allowed. Tents are permitted, but only along the fence line and must be taken down by 8:00 PM.
3rd Annual Red, White & Bram Bake-Off - There's still time to enter! You could win $100 for your prize winning recipe! We are looking for entries for the following categories: Pies, Cakes, Cupcakes, and Cookies/Bars. Check out our website for Rules and Registration. This event will still take place as originally scheduled at 5:30 PM on Saturday, June 26. A little rain won't ruin this tradition!
Brambleton Corner Pool Schedule Changes - The Corner pool hours will change on the following days, due to the Bettas Swim Team meets:
- Open at 1:00 PM, Saturday, June 27th
- Close at 4:00 PM, Wednesday, July 8th
- Open at 1:00 PM, Saturday, July 11th
- Close at 4:00 PM, Wednesday, July 15th
Early Morning Lap Swimming - Looking to get a great workout in the morning? Now through August 2nd, early morning lap swimming is available on MWF from 5:30 - 7:00 AM at the Brambleton Corner Pool.
Boot Camp for Teens - Attention High School & Collegiate Athletes! - Looking for a way to train hard over the summer to gain a competitive edge? Want to get ready for fall/winter or travel team tryouts? FIR Boot Camp for Teens at Brambleton is exactly what you need to take you to the next level of your game! Show your coaches how much stronger, faster and confident you will be after FIR's Boot Camp for Teens! Sessions will be held MWF, 7:00 - 8:00 AM at the Community Center. View the schedule and sign up online today!
- 8 Week Program $288 ($12/Class)
- 4 Week Program $156 ($13/Class) (Chose Any 4 Weeks!)
- 1 Week Enrollment $45 ($15/Class) (Chose Any Week!)
Tree Care - BCA staff will conduct proactive tree and landscaping care inspections during the week of June 29th throughout Brambleton. Residents are responsible to maintain the trees and landscaping materials on their property . Please note that residents are responsible for the following:
- Trim, prune and maintain trees so that there is a minimum of 8 feet of clearance above the sidewalk to allow for free, unobstructed passage on the sidewalk.
- Trim, prune other landscaping material to maintain it to be in scale with the property and to prevent encroachment onto sidewalks or Common Areas.
If attention is required, notices will be sent to advise of the corrective action needed. These notices are intended to be helpful in nature and bring attention to necessary care for trees. If you have received notice in error, please take a moment to contact the Covenants Team at email@example.com to resolve the matter.Design Review
Weeds - A friendly reminder that the growing season is under way and grass is growing rapidly. The onset of showers makes the grass grow faster than it will later in the season. During some periods of the growing season, mowing will need to occur every seven - ten days. Weeds enjoy the rain as well, and now is a great time to add weed control to your lawn. The Brambleton Property Maintenance Standard states that turf areas and mulched landscape beds are to be kept as weed free as reasonable. At no time shall weed cover exceed more than twenty-five percent (25%) of the total turf area or 10% of mulched areas.
Trash Reminders - What should you do if you’re going to be gone on vacation during trash pickup times? When you know you’ll be out of town around trash day, ask a friend or neighbor to move the trash toter to the curb when they move out their own and put yours back when they do the same. Please also take steps to properly secure your trash and recyclables. Summer storms bring high winds, which can cause havoc on trash and recyclables that have been placed curbside for collection. It is important that these items are properly secured so they do not become wind-blown litter problems for your neighbors. All trash should be placed in plastic bags and contained within the Association-provided Republic toters with fitted lids. Recyclables such as boxes and milk jugs should be crushed or broken down and placed in the lidded recycle toter. Taking these basic actions will greatly reduce the amount of wind-blown litter that results when these toters are blown over. The Covenants Advisors will continue to proactively monitor and inspect for proper set out of trash and recycling, as well as inspect proper storage of trash to reduce the amount of litter accumulating on neighboring lots and common areas. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- the next meeting for Design Review will be on July 13, 2015. Applications can be submitted via email to email@example.com
. To have your application reviewed for accuracy prior to the meeting, please submit your application to the association by Wednesday July 8, 2015. If you have any questions regarding the design review process or guidelines, please visit the website
or contact Elizabeth Stulga at firstname.lastname@example.org
, or call 703-542-6263.Design Guidelines For Brambleton
– This document was created to establish the standards for Brambleton; the Covenants Committee relies upon these guidelines when reviewing applications. Each week in the Friday Flash, we will highlight one or two elements of this document to help develop awareness and provide useful information. The entire Design Review Guidelines document is available here
on our website. Two guidelines that have been useful in the Committee’s application review in recent weeks were the guidelines for decks and patios, as those are common modifications desired at this time of year. Please familiarize yourself with the guidelines prior to submitting an application. It will be helpful to review the guidelines with your contractors prior to getting an estimate, so that they are informed as to any limitations there may be to your project and can design accordingly.
In addition to the specific guidelines for each item, the Committee also relies upon the overall Design Review Criteria and the Declaration for Brambleton when considering applications. If you have any questions or would like to submit an application, please contact email@example.com
or contact Elizabeth Stulga at 703-542-6263 or Elizabeth.firstname.lastname@example.org