Friday Flash
Weekly Community News Bulletin

April 19, 2019

AROUND BRAMBLETON


INSIDE BCA


Do You Have Your Bram Life Pass? - New to the community? Changed addresses recently? Brambleton’s Bram Life Passes (pool passes) are good for life as long as you haven’t moved or changed addresses. Passes created before the Bram Life Pass rebranding are still active and do not need to be updated unless your information has changed. Visit www.brambletonhoa.com/pools and check out the Related Documents section for details on pass registration and required documents for tenants. For questions about pool passes, please contact hoa@brambleton.org or 703-542-6263.
  • Want to beat the lines and get your passes as easily as possible? Email hoa@brambleton.org with the required documents and photos, then let us know if you would like to pick up your completed passes at our office or have them mailed to your address. It’s that simple!
Townhome Grounds Maintenance: Mowing - The Association's ground maintenance contractor has begun mowing at townhomes that are part of the townhome grounds maintenance program.
  • Mowing will occur every 7-14 days (weather permitting) from now through mid-November. During extended periods of rain or drought conditions, cutting will take place as weather conditions dictate.
  • String trimming along shrub beds, obstructions, and foundations will be performed at time of mowing. Owners are required to establish a 3-6” weed-free zone around areas that can be damaged by string trimmers, such as A/C units, stucco foundations, fencing, deck posts, steps, or other areas.
  • Edging of concrete surfaces (i.e. driveway aprons and sidewalks) will occur every other mow.
  • All resulting dirt and debris will be blown from sidewalks after operations.
  • Access must be available for back yard mowing.
  • Gates must remain unlocked and function properly.
  • Personal items such as lawn furniture, toys, hoses, or other items must be removed from lawn and landscape areas before service begins.
Weed Control & Fertilizer Application: Spot Treatments - The Association’s contractor is returning to perform spot treatments of weed control and fertilizer on specific common areas that were missed or need additional attention beginning on Monday, April 22nd. It will take a few days to inspect and retreat the community. Weather can impact this schedule. Please contact operations@brambleton.org if you have questions or need more information.

Ribbon Run Traffic - The Step Sisters’ Ribbon Run will take place at the Brambleton Town Center from 7:30 to 10 AM on Saturday, April 27th. Please be advised that during this time, Olympia Dr between BTC and Creighton Rd will be impacted along with some trails south of Creighton Rd. Police will be stationed along the route to guide traffic in areas of significant impact. Traffic may be slowed to allow runners to pass, so please plan accordingly. Click here to view the race course.

JDRF One Walk Traffic - The JDRF One Walk will take place on Sunday, April 28th at 8 AM, starting from the One Life Fitness parking lot. Please be advised that Soave Dr along with Olympia Dr between the Brambleton Town Center and Creighton Rd will be impacted during this time.

Brambleton Pool Lifeguards - Are you interested in lifeguarding at a Brambleton pool this year? BCA is partnering with American Pool to provide pool management at our pools. Minimum starting rate for an entry-level lifeguard is $10/hr. Click here (select “Ashburn” from the work area menu) or call 703-579-0885 to apply.
  • Hired lifeguards can click here to register for certification classes at Beacon Crest Pool.

BCA EVENTS


Scavenger Hunt with Flat Bruno - From now until Sunday, April 21st, 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.

Step Sisters’ Ribbon Run - Online registration for the 12th annual Step Sisters' Ribbon Run 5k closes on Wednesday, April 24th at 12 PM. Sign up here to run, walk, or volunteer in support of local breast cancer patients.

Spring Yard Sale - This year’s Spring Yard Sale will take place on Saturday, May 4th from 8 AM to 12 PM. Sell from your home or at the Community Center. Register by 9 AM on Monday, April 29th to have your home included in our distribution list. Green Drop will also be at the Community Center collecting donations. Click here for more information and to register.

Brew Fest - Join us for our fifth annual Brew Fest on Saturday, May 18th from 1 to 6 PM! Save $5 off of General Admission tickets when you purchase tickets online. Click here to purchase tickets and sign up to volunteer.


BCA PROGRAMMING


Silver Knights Enrichment Summer Camps - Sign up today for Silver Knights Enrichment’s Chess, Coding, and Robotics Camps taking place throughout the summer at the Community Center (Lower Level)! Click here to register and find more information.


COMMUNITY STANDARDS

Exterior Decorative Objects - Our advisors have noted several properties throughout the community with beautiful decorative objects placed at the front of their homes. We want to remind residents that approval is required for all natural or man-made exterior decorative objects exceeding 12 inches in height or 18 inches in width or depth, or in quantities greater than two, which were not part of the original construction design as either a standard or optional feature. More information can be found on our website.

Pet Nuisance - Our office has recently received an increase in reports of dog barking disturbances. As stated in Brambleton’s 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 welcome to submit a barking dog complaint on the Loudoun County website. Click here to report general animal related complaints, including feces removal, 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.

Grass and Weeds - The growing season is now underway, and the onset of showers makes grass grow faster than it will later in the season. During some periods of the growing season, mowing will need to occur every 7-10 days. Now is also a great time to add weed control to your lawn. Brambleton’s Property Maintenance Standards state 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 25% of the total turf area or 10% of mulched areas.


DEVELOPER NEWS

Northstar Blvd Paving - Contractors will be milling and paving asphalt on Northstar Blvd between Ryan Rd and Belmont Ridge Rd over the next month. Traffic will be temporarily impacted during this work.


TALK OF THE TOWN CENTER

Retro Reels Movie Club - Watch an Alfred Hitchcock classic film at the next Retro Reels Movie Club meeting at the Brambleton Library on Sunday, April 28th at 1:30 PM. Movie treats provided! Visit the library's website for more information.

Container Gardening - Learn how to create spectacular flower containers for your garden with Extension Master Gardeners on Monday, April 29th from 7 to 8 PM at the Brambleton Library. This program is geared for adults and is free and open to the public.

Costa Family & Cosmetic Dentistry - April is Oral Cancer Awareness month. Costa Family & Cosmetic Dentistry is offering half off the price of VELscope oral cancer screenings. Call 703-542-7000 to reserve your screening today.


GREATER BRAMBLETON

Easter Egg Hunt - Brambleton Presbyterian Church will host an Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday, April 21st following their 10AM Easter Service. Sign up here!

Winwood Children’s Center: Family Fun Day - Winwood Children’s Center invites you to their Family Fun Day on Saturday, April 27th from 10 AM to 1 PM. Enjoy snacks, music, a bounce house, and more! More details can be found on their Facebook page.

Dulles South Food Pantry: Charity Golf Tournament - Did you know that the Dulles South Food Pantry is now serving Brambleton residents? You can support the pantry at its 2nd Annual Charity Golf Tournament on Friday, May 3rd at the South Riding Golf Club. Click here for more information.


COUNTY CORNER


LCSO McGruff Safety Camps Registration - The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office has announced that applications are now available for this year’s McGruff Safety Camps. These camps allow children entering kindergarten and first grade to learn various topics including fire safety, bicycle safety, and 911 emergencies. Click here to download registration forms and find more information.

Safety Tips to Avoid Window Falls - Loudoun County reminds parents to be careful when they leave windows open to enjoy warmer temperatures. In recent years, emergency personnel have responded to incidents where small children have fallen after leaning against window screens that gave way. The National Safety Council offers these tips to protect children from window falls:
  • Keep windows closed and locked when children are around.
  • Only open windows that children cannot access.
  • Avoid placing furniture near windows to prevent children from climbing.
  • Do not rely on insect screens to prevent a window fall.
  • Enforce rules to keep children away from playing near windows or patio doors.
More safety tips can be found here.


MARK YOUR CALENDARS

Sunday, April 21st

EatLoco Brambleton Marketplace, 9 AM to 1 PM - Brambleton Plaza

Tuesday, April 23rd

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


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