Friday Flash
Weekly Community News Bulletin

October 19, 2018

AROUND BRAMBLETON


INSIDE BCA

BCA Director Election in Progress - The 2018 BCA Election to fill two open positions on the Board of Directors is open for online voting until 5 PM on Friday, November 9th. The Association encourages all residents to view the candidate information and vote online. Candidate profiles are posted on our website and will also be mailed to residents next week. Online voting occurs through Balloteer, a third party secure online voting contractor. Register here to vote.

  • Meet the Candidates: You’re invited to meet the candidates at an informal Meet & Greet to be held on Thursday, October 25th from 7 to 8:30 PM in the Welcome Center at the Brambleton Town Center (42395 Ryan Rd, Suite 100). Drop in anytime during the event to meet each of the candidates and to learn more about their goals for serving the community.
  • Save the Date for BCA’s Annual Meeting: The Association will host its Annual Meeting on Tuesday, November 13th at 7 PM at the Brambleton Corner Clubhouse (42255 Palladian Blue Ter). The purpose of this Annual Meeting is to elect two BCA directors, share Association and community information, and to provide an opportunity after the meeting for residents to ask specific questions of the Association. The Annual Meeting is also a great opportunity for you to meet the current Board members, Association staff, and your neighbors. Notice of the Annual Meeting will be mailed to all owners next week and will also include a draft agenda, proxy, instructions for voting, and profiles for each of the candidates. If you have questions pertaining to this meeting or need special accommodations to participate, please contact Rosemarie Linder at rosemarie.linder@brambleton.org or 703-542-6263.

Special Board Meeting on Tuesday, 10/30 - The BCA Board will meet at 8:15 AM on Tuesday, October 30th at the BCA Management office to discuss and adopt the 2019 Operating Budget and Assessments as well as further discuss and consider proposals for bulk telecom services with Verizon. The meeting will open with a Resident Forum where owners can speak to the Board on the special meeting topics.

Are You Impacted by Events/Races Held at Legacy Park or the Town Center? - If you are, sign up for Event Impact alerts through our Notify Me service. This category has been established to send out alerts to Brambleton residents who desire notice of non-recurring impacts to streets surrounding Legacy Park and the Brambleton Town Center. Messages sent through this category will alert subscribed residents to events that will impact Legacy Park Dr, Greenside Dr, Olympia Dr, Emberbrook Cir, Willow Creek Way, Soave Dr, and Brambleton Plz. Impacts could include event-related road closures, towing enforcement, amplified music, or other actions that affect adjacent homes. Notices for races, concerts, and festivals will typically be sent through this service; notices for farmers markets, food truck rallies, and programming will not typically be sent.

Ad Hoc Technology Committee: Future Bulk Agreement Recommendations Presentation - The Ad Hoc Technology Committee presented their recommendations to BCA’s Board on Tuesday, October 16th regarding a potential future bulk agreement for internet and cable television programming. View their presentation and full recommendations report, including survey data, on this page. The Committee has been working for over a year to develop these recommendations. View this link for FAQs developed by the Committee. BCA’s Board will determine next steps, and BCA will publish additional information as soon as it is available.

Security Camera and Safety Information Sources Survey - The Brambleton Safety & Security Committee (aka Neighborhood Watch) would like your input regarding home security cameras and the sources that you rely on for safety and security information. The Committee will use this information when considering new initiatives. This survey is for Brambleton residents; please respond only once per household. If you have questions or need assistance to participate, please contact hoa@brambleton.org. Thanks for your time!


DEVELOPER NEWS

Blasting Operations in Birchwood - Blasting operations are underway and will continue for approximately the next two months. Blasting may be felt at times by residents living in the southeast corner of the community (Sections 15, 21, 24, and 27).

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


LIFESTYLES

EVENTS


Zombie Run - Calling all zombies for our Zombie Run 5k on Saturday, October 27th at 5 PM! Release your inner ghoul and creep along or chase after runners! Click here to register as a zombie or runner and find more information. Check out our promotional video as well!

  • Calling all Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts! We are in need of kid zombies during the Brambleton Zombie Run! Kid zombies don't have to chase anyone, just look creepy for the runners passing by. Sign up here and earn a Zombie Run Patch!
  • We also need course marshals! Click here to sign up for this and other volunteer opportunities.
  • Please be aware that the Zombie Run will have road closures and/or road delays at the following locations:
    • Brambleton Plaza closed: 2:30 to 11 PM
    • Regal Wood Dr closed between the west side of the Harris Teeter entrance and Northstar Blvd: 4:45 to 6 PM
    • Soave Dr between Olympia Dr and Brambleton Plaza closed (open to townhouse residents only): 4:45 to 7 PM
    • Portions of Creighton Rd and Olympia Dr will have delays: 4:45 to 7 PM
Pictures with Santa - Pictures with Santa will take place this year on November 9-11! Online registration opens at approximately 9 AM on Friday, October 26th. Click here for more details.


PROGRAMMING

Bram Life Pass - Brambleton residents can now enjoy exclusive discounts by using their Bram Life Pass (aka pool pass) at several local businesses, including AhSo, Fleetwood, and Solace! We are happy to take suggestions for local businesses that you would like to see in this program; please email us at events@brambleton.org.

Family and Friends CPR Class - Join Beat4Life for their Family and Friends CPR class on Wednesday, November 7th from 6 to 8:15 PM at the Corner Clubhouse. This class is for Brambleton residents only. Cost is $35 per person or $60 per couple. Click here for more information, and register at programs@brambleton.org.

ICE Collaborative Arts: Little Mermaid, Jr - ICE Collaborative Arts has a few ensemble roles available for its production of Little Mermaid, Jr! Brambleton residents receive a discounted rate on tuition. Roles are for ages 10-14, but younger students can audition as well. Rehearsals take place on Tuesdays and occasional Saturdays at the Corner Clubhouse, culminating in performances at the Franklin Park Arts Center on Saturday, January 19th. Visit www.icecollab.com or email icecollab@gmail.com for more information.


EATLOCO BRAMBLETON MARKETPLACE

October at the Marketplace - What’s in season at the EatLoCo Brambleton Marketplace this October? Just about everything! It’s the perfect month to catch the tail end of the pear, cucumber, and green bean season, while you gear up to get pumpkins (of course!), sweet potatoes, and fresh leafy greens. Stop by every Sunday from 9 AM to 1 PM at the corner of Legacy and Olympia to find your fall produce favorites!

Great Harvest Bread - Great Harvest Bread is now at the marketplace! Every Sunday from 9 AM to 1 PM, get your apple scrapple, sourdough, and honey wheat bread to get you through the work week. Their whole wheat flour is ground right before baking, so your wheat breads are at the pinnacle of freshness. Come back every week for new flavors!


COMMUNITY

Beaverdam Creek Reservoir Cleanup Volunteers Needed - Volunteers are needed for the Step Up Loudoun Youth Cleanup of Beaverdam Creek Reservoir on Saturday, October 20th from 8 to 10 AM. Please consider giving an hour or two of your time to keep this important community resource beautiful. Interested volunteers can meet at the NRPA Ahrens Institute (22377 Belmont Ridge Rd). 


COMMUNITY STANDARDS

Exterior Lighting Inspections Underway - Brambleton residents are responsible for ensuring the proper operation of exterior lighting fixtures which are designed to function automatically. BCA staff conducts quarterly inspections of proper operation of carriage lights, garage lights, and builder-installed landscape lights which should operate from dawn until dusk. More information on maintaining the functioning of exterior lights can be found on our website. Please contact communitystandards@brambleton.org with any questions.

Tree Care Reminders - Residents are responsible for maintaining trees and bushes on their property. These responsibilities include:

  • trimming/pruning trees to a minimum of eight (8) feet above the sidewalk to allow for free, unobstructed passage;
  • maintaining all trees and landscaping within the scale of the property;
  • removing tree stakes which have been in place for more than one year;
  • removing dead plant material promptly and planning for required replacements.
If you have questions, please contact the Community Standards team at 703-542-6263 or communitystandards@brambleton.org.

Pet Nuisance - With cooler temperatures, pet owners are opening windows and leaving pets outside to enjoy the nice weather. Our office has recently received an increase in concerns regarding dogs causing barking disturbances. As stated in the Declaration for Brambleton, Policy Resolution # 7, the following shall be grounds for complaint and finding of a community nuisance:
  • Pets making or causing noises of sufficient volume to interfere with other residents' rest or peaceful enjoyment of the property.

Please be mindful of your neighbors and do not allow your pet to bark for an extended period. Residents are also welcome to submit a barking dog complaint on the Loudoun County website. Click here to report general animal-related complaints to Loudoun County. 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.


TALK OF THE TOWN CENTER

Brambleton Library VIP Sneak Peek - Friends of the Brambleton Library and AhSo Restaurant invite you to their Brambleton Library VIP Sneak Peek fundraiser taking place on Sunday, October 21st at 5 PM. Enjoy a 4-course dinner with wine pairings, followed by an exclusive tour of the new library before its Grand Opening on Saturday, December 1st! Tickets cost $99 per person and are for adults 21 and older. Only a few tickets are still available, so buy yours today!

Get Your Costume Ready for the Halloween Rhino Ride! Rhino Rides continue every Wednesday at 6:30 PM through October 31st. The last ride of the season will be Halloween-themed, so costumes are encouraged! Full details can be found on our Facebook events page.

Northern Virginia Orthodontics - NVO is giving all new patients $400 off plus a FREE Sonicare toothbrush and Plaque HD toothpaste when you start full treatment with NVO during October! To take advantage of this limited time offer, call 703-574-2174 or visit www.nvorthodontics.com/contact to schedule your complimentary consultation. Don't forget to mention "ORTHO MONTH" to claim your savings! Offer expires Wednesday, October 31st.


COUNTY CORNER


New Website Design Survey - Over the past year, Loudoun County has been working to redesign and reimagine a new website with a focus on the needs of residents and businesses. The county is now seeking public feedback on the new design via a quick survey. The survey can be taken online at www.loudoun.gov/WebsiteSurvey and will close on Friday, October 26th.

Electronics Recycling Event - The next Loudoun County Electronics Recycling Event is scheduled for Saturday, October 27th from 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM at 751 Miller Dr SE, Leesburg. Click here for more information, including a summary of acceptable and unacceptable items.

Route 7 Night Closures - Loudoun County officials have announced that nighttime road lanes closures will continue into November to accommodate work on the Route 7/Belmont Ridge Rd interchange project. The work is expected to be completed before the Thanksgiving holiday. In advance of nighttime work, electronic message boards will be posted prior to each planned lane and road closure. More information can be found here.


COMMUNITY RESOURCES


Loudoun County Election 2018 - Loudoun County will hold a General Election on Tuesday, November 6th, 2018, for the purpose of voting for members of the US Senate and House of Representatives, Virginia Constitutional Amendments, and Loudoun County Bond Questions. Visit our website and view the Loudoun Election Guide for more information about voting in Loudoun County.


MARK YOUR CALENDARS

Tuesday, October 23rd

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

Thursday, October 25th

BCA Board Candidate Meet & Greet, 7 to 8:30 PM - Brambleton Welcome Center


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