PWCA Information for Members and Residents (January 2020, Message #1)

Good evening.

1. WEATHER UPDATE: Our streets were salted this evening. However, this does not guarantee ice-free streets. Drive or walk carefully tonight and in the morning.

2. CHRISTMAS TREE PICKUP TOMORROW, JANUARY 8TH. From our previous holiday schedule information – Christmas tree collection will occur on January 8th and 15th. All tinsel and decorations must be removed and trees SHOULD NOT be placed in plastic bags.

3. POOL HOUSE DECORATION REMOVAL, SATURDAY, JANUARY 11TH, 1:00 PM. Please come down to help us remove the remaining lights and decoration on the pool house.

4. MLK WEEKEND ENVIRONMENTAL CLEANUP, RABBIT BRANCH PARK, MONDAY,
JANUARY 20TH, 9:00 AM.
On behalf of Sarah, “On the MLK holiday, January 20, we will be having a “Day on, not a day off” Rabbit Branch Park clean up. 9-11, meeting at the Rabbit Branch Park sign on Tapestry Drive. The trash situation has gotten out of control again, especially near all the parked cars.” From me – Please consider giving some time to help clear the trash from the park and our property across Roberts Road. Point of contact is Sarah Lennon at sarahgjlennon@gmail.com.

5. MONTHLY BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING, TUESDAY, JANUARY 21st, 7:00 PM. Please see the website for further information.

6. ROAD RAIDERS, SATURDAY, JANUARY 11TH, 7:15 AM. From Road Raiders: “We are planning the next Road Raiders for this Saturday, Jan 11 at Rabbit Branch Park – Tapestry road. We are looking to clean the sidewalks, clear some simple brush along the sidewalks and curbs leading to and around Rabbit Branch Park. Rabbit Branch park is about 1/4 mile east of Roberts road along Tapestry. We will need trash bags, rakes, shovels, brooms and branch clippers (loppers) to clean the area up. I hope you can participate and join us this Saturday.

Plans:
7.15 – coffee & donuts to start the day
7.30 – clean-up starts
8.00 – team photo and we can enjoy the day after helping the
neighborhood!

Any questions, please let me know. Robinson Students – service hours can be earned at both events!

Cheers,
Tom McCook (trmccook@gmail.com)”

Have a great evening and don’t fracture or break a foot…

Regards,

Mark

PWCA Information for Members and Residents (December 2019, Message #3)

Good morning and welcome to our final day of 2019!

1. NO RECYCLING PICKUP TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 1st). For New Year’s week the recycling collection will occur on Saturday, January 4th. Christmas tree collection will occur on January 8th and 15th. All tinsel and decorations must be removed and trees SHOULD NOT be placed in plastic bags. See the website for further information.

2. ASPHALT WARRANTY WORK FOR OUR ROADWAYS, THURSDAY OR FRIDAY, 2 or 3 JANUARY 2020. Weather permitting, ProPave will have a crew onsite on Thursday or Friday to complete the warranty crack fill work on the roadways. No vehicles will need to be moved or relocated for this work and the streets will remain accessible. The speed hump replacement on Carriagepark Court will be completed once the snow season has ended.

3. 2020 ASSESSMENT. Thank you to those who have already paid for the quarter (or the year for a significant amount of our owners). For those owners receiving mailed bills – they should have arrived by this time. In any event, the first quarterly payment of $345 is due tomorrow (January 1st). Please see our website (http://parkwestcommunity.org/new-home-buyers-in-pwca/) for payment information.

4. MONTHLY BOARD MEETING, JANUARY 21, 2020, 7:00PM. Please see the website for further information.

5. PARKING. A few reminders to ease some potential challenges for any guests you may have. 1. When parking in any curb-side parking have both your front and rear wheels on the concrete gutter. 2. Do not park at any yellow painted curbs. 3. During snow events do not park at any white painted curbs. 4. The entire community (assigned and unassigned spaces) is permit parking only – have a permit in your vehicle or risk the vehicle being towed. 5. If you are parked in any visitor space or at any curb-side parking, remember to move your vehicle every week, after ten days your vehicle is subject to towing. 6. No parking or storage of any vehicles (e.g. trailers, motorcycles) on common areas, If you have questions or need more information, please review the Community Rules on our website.

All for now, have a safe New Year’s and here’s to an even better 2020!

Regards,

Mark

Reminder: No Recycling Collection Tomorrow as it’s Christmas Day

All – just a reminder.

No recycling collection on Christmas.

Recycling will be collected on Saturday this week and next.

Here’s the last message item I sent out:

2. HOLIDAY TRASH AND RECYCLING SCHEDULE. is found in the newsletter and on our website.
– For Christmas week the recycling collection will occur on Saturday, December 28th.
– For New Year’s week the recycling collection will occur on Saturday, January 4th.
– Christmas tree collection will occur on January 8th and 15th. All tinsel and decorations must be removed and trees SHOULD NOT be placed in plastic bags

Regards,

Mark

PWCA Information for Members and Residents (December 2019, Message #2)

Good afternoon to all. As we focus on the holiday season I wanted to
give you quite a few items for your consideration.

  1. HOLIDAY TEMPORARY PARKING PERMIT REQUESTS. If possible, please get your temporary parking requests in to a Parking Official by December 21st to allow everyone the opportunity to enjoy the holidays. A list of current Parking Officials may be found on our website.
  2. HOLIDAY TRASH AND RECYCLING SCHEDULE. is found in the newsletter and on our website.
    1. For Christmas week the recycling collection will occur on Saturday, December 28th.
    2. For New Year’s week the recycling collection will occur on Saturday, January 4th.
    3. Christmas tree collection will occur on January 8th and 15th. All tinsel and decorations must be removed and trees SHOULD NOT be placed in plastic bags.
  3. YARD DEBRIS COLLECTION. The final yard debris pickup occurred today (December 18th) and will resume in the March/April timeframe.
  4. ASSOCIATION MEETING CANCELLATION POLICY (WEATHER RELATED). To simplify our meeting cancellation policy for these winter months, the Association hereby will follow the Fairfax County Public School determination for a weather cancellation. In a nutshell, if schools are closed then any Association meeting scheduled is also canceled. Specifically, we are closed for the following Conditions: 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, and 7. We will also endeavor to send an email blast if meetings are canceled. See the following link for further information: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/safety-and-transportation/weather-cancellation-procedures/inclement-weather-closing.
  5. JIM MCKEOWN (ProPave Lead) SITUATION. For your awareness, Jim McKeown has been our invaluable lead for the repaving company working in our community the last few years. He experienced a stroke in November. There has been a GoFundMe page set up to assist with the expenses associated with the event and recovery: https://www.gofundme.com/f/jim-mckeown-fund.
  6. 2019-2020 OFFICERS AND COMMITTEES OF THE ASSOCIATION. At the December 2019 Board of Directors meeting I was re-elected President, Joe Underwood was re-elected Vice President, Steve Lubore was re-elected Treasurer, and Matt Strain was re-elected Secretary. Officers are elected by the Directors for one-year terms at the meeting immediately following the Annual Meeting. For Committees – Marguerite Wiese will be the Nominating Committee Chair for the 2019-2020 term. She also takes over as Co-Chair of the Pool Committee with Rich Juchnewicz. A Budget and Finance Committee has been stood up. All other Committee Chairs remained as previously designated.
  7. 2020 ASSESSMENT. As a reminder, the 2020 quarterly assessment is due on January 1st and is $345 per quarter for 2020. See our website for further details.
  8. SOCIAL EVENT SURVEY. We distributed a survey at the annual meeting and received some excellent feedback but we need more responses. The survey is attached or a link provided. Please fill it in and return it to myself, social@parkwestcommunity.org, or to lori.randall@summitmanage.com.
  9. REQUEST FOR VOLUNTEERS. Please consider giving some of your time to one of the committees. All of our committees have needs and many of them directly impact your quality of life here in the community. Please consider giving an hour of your time a month to make our community a better place to call home.
  10. 2019-2020 SNOW REMOVAL POLICY. Please see the website for the document. Reminder, the snow emergency curbs are in effect for the season. Our towing contractor will tow your vehicle if the curbs have been designated a no parking zone during major snow events.
  11. LEAVES. Lastly, if you have not taken care of the leaves in your front yards please do so. Help keep our community more neat and most probably, your neighbors more happy.

Thank you for taking the time to read this long message – have a safe and fun rest of your year and a great start to 2020!

Regards,

Mark