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Please welcome Alan Hardman to the Park West Community Association Board of Directors.

The final plans for the Braddock Road Improvement Plan from Guinea Road to Ravensworth Road have been released.


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Board of Directors Meeting -- December 19, 2017

The next meeting of the PWCA Board of Directors will be held on Tuesday, December 19th at 7:00 P.M. at the Lord of Life Lutheran Church, Conference Room, 5114 Twinbrook Road, Fairfax, VA 22032.

To see the Meeting Agenda please go to the Meeting Minutes and Agendas section of the website.

All members are encouraged to attend.

In an effort to carry out all BOD meetings in a timely manner, the Board asks that you request an item to be added to the agenda. The Board will discuss agenda items first and then open up the floor to general discussion and questions. If you have an item you wish to add to the agenda, please submit a request in writing to:

Park West Community Association
c/o Summit Management Services
Attn: Lori Randall
8405-A Richmond Highway
Alexandria, VA 22039

Or send an e-mail to:
pwca@parkwestcommunity.org

Please have all requests to the board no later than 5:00 P.M. December 13th so an agenda may be compiled.

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PWCA 2017 Special Maintenance Assessment -- Payment Information

Please find the letter mailed on March 10, 2017 titled "Notification of 2017 Special Maintenance Assessment" by clicking HERE.

For those individuals desiring to initiate an automatic draft for either the Special Assessment or the Annual Maintenance Assessments the form and instructions may be found by clicking HERE.

Special Maintenance Assessment may be made through By a physical check mailed to:

  • Summit Management
  • c/o Alliance Bank
  • P.O. Box 95366
  • Las Vegas, NV 89193

The check should be made payable to: Park West Community Association

The check should have your account number listed in the Notes section. Your account number is PWCxxxxS where xxxx is your physical address number and S is the first letter of your street. For example, if your address is 10436 Malone Court, your account number is PWC10436M.

By online payment:

  • Go to the Summit website www.summitmanage.com.
  • Click on 'Pay My Assessments'.
  • Click on ‘One time echeck payment’.

You will need to provide your bank information (routing code/account number) and it will ask for the following: management ID which is 6657, association ID which is PWC, and Unit Account Number which is is your physical address number and S is the first letter of your street. For example, PWC10436M.

Alternatively if you already use your own bank's Bill Pay feature this can also be used for the additional payment.

For those selling their homes during the payment of the special assessment, please ensure all parties involved in the sale understand what the balance of the special assessment is for the residence and who is responsible for its payment.

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PWCA Regular Maintenance Assessment -- Payment Information

Each October the Board of Directors set the annual maintenance assessment for the upcoming year. Notification of the upcoming annual assessment and budget is mailed to all Members no later than December 1st.

For 2018, the annual assessment is $305 per quarter. Payments are due on January 1st, April 1st, July 1st, and October 1st. The Collection of Assessments timeline for 2018 may be found HERE.

For those individuals desiring to initiate an automatic draft for the Annual Maintenance Assessment the form and instructions may be found by clicking HERE.

If you send a physical check in you will receive a quarterly bill shortly before the due date. You may pay your assessment before receiving the letter by sending a physical check mailed to:

  • Summit Management
  • c/o Alliance Bank
  • P.O. Box 95366
  • Las Vegas, NV 89193

The check should be made payable to: Park West Community Association

The check should have your account number listed in the Notes section. Your account number is PWCxxxxS where xxxx is your physical address number and S is the first letter of your street. For example, if your address is 10436 Malone Court, your account number is PWC10436M.

By online payment:

  • Go to the Summit website www.summitmanage.com.
  • Click on 'Pay My Assessments'.
  • Click on ‘One time echeck payment’.

You will need to provide your bank information (routing code/account number) and it will ask for the following: management ID which is 6657, association ID which is PWC, and Unit Account Number which is is your physical address number and S is the first letter of your street. For example, PWC10436M.

Alternatively if you already use your own bank's Bill Pay feature this can also be used for the payment.

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Work Remaining from the Repaving Project

Landscape remediation and remainng punch list items are currently in-work. Timeline is undetermined.

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Social Events -- 2017

For 2017, please click HERE for a list of planned events throughout the year.

Please plan to join us to socialize with your neighbors.

Specific information for each event will be provided closer to the event.

For additional information, contact the lead committee for the event (Hospitality, Social, or Pool Committee).

Any help you can provide would be GREATLY appreciated.

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Fairfax County-sponsored Document Shred Days

During each year, Fairfax County sponsors a document shredding event in each district. Usually the events occur between March and October of each year. Please select the following link for current information.

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Mailbox Key Replacement or Mailbox Maintenance

As part of our effort to provide clarity on questions and concerns the Association receives from residents please see below for the process on how to request maintenance on your specific mailbox or how to replace mailbox keys.

1. For an owner, find proof of ownership of the residence (e.g. mortgage statement). For a renter, find proof of leasehold (your lease document).

2. Go to our post office (3601 Pickett Road).

3. Have both your ownership/rental documentation and U.S. government-issued identification card/passport.

4. For mailbox key replacement, request replacement keys. The cost is $30 payable at that time. Once you pay the post office will provide you with two keys. They will also leave a third key in the mailbox once they change the lock.

5. For mailbox maintenance, fill out the form specifying the maintenance issue you are having.

5. The post office may ask for a contact number to call you once the replacement is accomplished. The replacement of locks and other mailbox maintenance often occurs on Thursday for our community.

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Yard Waste Trash Collection - April 5 - December 29, 2017

Yard Waste Pickup: will resume on Wednesday April 5, 2017. Upon resumption of this service, all yard waste will need to be in either paper bags, yard waste designated containers, or secured into bundles with twine. Yard waste in plastic bags or loose piles of yard waste will not be collected.

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Braddock Road Improvement Project - Final Plans

The final plans for the Braddock Road Improvement Plan have been released.

These improvements will occur from Guinea Road through the 495 interchange and end at Ravensworth Road. Workshops are upcoming for specifics on each intersection if you wish to participate.

Please see the link for a document on the subject. Further information may also be found at the Braddock Supervisor's webpage.

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Selling Your Home? How To Get Your Resale Disclosure Package

During the process of selling your home you will need to order the Resale Disclosure Packet for the new purchasers. Summit Management Services has partnered with HomeWiseDocs.com to meet this requirement. Please go to the HomeWiseDocs website www.homewisedocs.com for further information. You may need to open this website in a separate tab/window to access the information. If you have not done so previously, you will need to create a username and password.

The association is: Park West Community Association

A processing fee will be charged during this process. The fee amount will vary based on the options you select. If you have questions on this process, please contact Lori Randall, (703) 945-1425, our Community Manager.

DURING THE PAYMENT OF THE SPECIAL ASSESSMENT, please ensure all parties involved in the sale understand what the balance of the special assessment is for the residence and who has the responsibility to pay the remaining balance due.

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Car Break-ins - September 12, 2016

A number of cars have been broken into throughout the community. For those who discover a break-in, please call the Fairfax County Police non-emergency number (703) 691-2131 to report the break-in. As a reminder, consider leaving your porch lights on throughout the night and remember to lock your vehicle doors.

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Trash Collection Service

PWCA has contracted with Patriot Disposal Services (www.patriotdisposalservices.com) for Trash and Recycling collection within the community. An abbreviated set of information follows.

Containers: Contractor will supply one wheeled, lidded 64­gallon trash container (Toter brand) and one to each homeowner for a one­time charge of $25 to be paid by the homeowner. Contractor will supply one wheeled, lidded 32­gallon trash container instead of a recycling bin to each homeowner for a one­time charge of $10 to be paid by the homeowner. There is a $50 replacement charge for any 64­gallon trash container and a $10 replacement charge for any recycling bin that is lost, stolen, or damaged by any means other than normal wear and tear. Please put your address (or some identifying mark) on your containers with a marker or paint so that if your containers get mixed up with your neighbor’s, you will be able to identify which ones belong to your residence.

Collection Times: Trash collection will occur on TUESDAY and FRIDAY each week. Recycing collection will occur on TUESDAY each week. Yard Debris collection will occur on WEDNESDAY each week from April through December. Items are to be placed curbside no earlier than 6:00 PM the night before collection and no later than 6:00 AM the day of collection. Contracted collection provides service on all holidays that fall on a regularly scheduled collection day with the exception of New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, or any other collection day when the refuse and recycling facilities are closed. If a service day falls on one of these days, collection services will resume on the next regularly­scheduled service day, road conditions permitting. Please check the contractor website for updated collection status.

Collection Specifics: Trash may be placed out in dark, heay­duty plastic bags or in containers. Under NO circumstances may white trash bags be used. Recycling is placed out in clear plastic bags or containers marked "YARD WASTE", or in bundles less than two feet in diameter and four feet in length. Yard debris does not include stumps, rocks, dirt, sod, gravel, mulch, whole trees, or clean­up from storm damage. Collection of these items may be provided for an additional charge. Call Patriot Disposal Services at (703) 257­7100 for an estimate. Trash cans/bags or recycle bins should NOT be stored in the front of homes at ANY time. Trash containers and yard debris bundles should not exceed 50 pounds in weight.

Special Items: Special items will be collected at the curb each week. Special items include appliances, small furniture, small electronics, mattresses, or other large items. Advance notice is required for the collection of all special items, with the exception of small furniture and mattresses. Up to two special items per residence will be collected to no additional charge. Additional items, or items that are extremely large or heavy, will be collected for a minimum fee of $25. This includes TVs or monitors larger than 19 inches, tires, construction debris, carpeting, etc. fees for special pickup must be prepaid by the homeowner prior to removal. Special items scheduled for pickup that are not out on the scheduled pickup day will be re­scheduled for pickup at the request of the homeowner for an additional $25.00 fee. Call Patriot Disposal Services at (703) 257-7100 to schedule a pickup or for an estimate.

Recycling Specifics: Patriot Disposal will collect the following items for recycling: newspapers (with inserts); mixed paper ­ magazines, catalogs, junk mail, window envelopes, phone books, etc.; cardboard ­ flattened and no larger than 4’x 4'; glass food and beverage containers; aluminum/metal food and beverage containers; and pastic food and beverage containers,

Items too large or heavy for collection can be taken to these recycling centers: I­66 Citizens' Recycling and Disposal Facility, 4618 West Ox Road, Fairfax or City of Fairfax Recycling Center, 3410 Pickett Road, Fairfax.

Click HERE to see the Patriot Disposal Services Curbside Recycling Chart (PDF) for details of what can and cannot be placed at the curb.

If you have any questions, please send email to the Park West Community manager, lori.randall@summitmanage.com, or call her at 703-945-1428.

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2017-2018 Snow Removal Policy

The PWCA is responsible for clearing snow from paved surfaces within the Kings Park West Townhmes community. Streets included for snow removal include Carriagepark Court, Carriagepark Drive, Treasure Court, Malone Court,and Gainsborough Drive to Roberts Road. The contractor WILL NOT accept requests from residents for additional snow removal services, out-of-cycle plowing, etc.

The 2017-2018 Snow Removal Policy is essentially unchanged from last year's policy. Key changes for this upcoming season now include two levels of disallowed curb parking. At an expected six inches (6") of snow or greater, white-painted curb parking will be disallowed. Towing will be enforced and charges will be assessed to the owner of the towed vehicle. Advance notice of towing will be placed on the message boards. At an expected nine inches (9") of snow or greater, additional curb sections may be added to the disallowed parking areas. After the storm is over and the areas are plowed out to the curb, cars may be reparked in these areas.

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New PWCA Corporate Resolution -- November 15 17, 2017

At the November 2017 PWCA Board of Directors Meeting, a new PWCA Corporate Resolution was enacted: Electronic Communications Consent for Specific Association Documents.

The complete list of current Corporate Resolutions may be found by following the link provided.

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2017 Holiday Trash, Recycling, and Christmas Tree Collection

For 2017, all trash and recycling services will occur on their normal Tuesday and Friday collection cycle.

To ensure pickup, please have all items out at the curb the night before or no later than 6:00 AM the day of collection.

Christmas trees will be collected at the curb on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 and Wednesday, January 10, 2018. All tinsel and decorations must be removed. Trees should not by placed in plastic bags.

Complete information from Patriot Disposal may be found HERE .

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PWCA Community Parking Permit Program

The Park West Community Association has instituted a Community Parking Permit Program as an addition to its Community parking policies. All residents must display a permit on their vehicle or be towed from the community for illegal parking, Any person who maintains their residence within the PWCA area may apply for one parking permit per motor vehicle, up to three permits per household. Non-resident owners with tenants should apply for permits on behalf of their renters. Only resident owners and renters are eligible to receive Parking Permits. One visitor permit also will be issued per household, with additional temporary visitor permits to be made available. The current two parking space-per-household allotment is not impacted whatsoever by the new system, and all current spaces will remain intact, although permits will be needed for parking in them.

Details of the Parking Permit Program can be found by clicking HERE. Download an application to obtain parking permits for your residents by clicking HERE.

PARKING PERMITS MUST BE DISPLAYED ON ANY VEHICLE PARKED IN PARK WEST COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION AREAS IMMEDIATELY AFTER ISSUANCE.

All non-emergency requests for Temporary Parking Permits are to be made to a PWCA Parking Official between 9:00 AM and 9:00 PM, and with as much advance time as is possible -- preferably, at least one hour ahead of needed time, and at least one day ahead for multiple permits (i.e., parties, etc.). Click HERE for the list of Parking Officials.

A copy of the Park West Community Association Corporate Resolution for the Parking Permit Program can be found by clicking HERE.

Any questions regarding community parking policies and permits should be addressed to Joe Underwood the PWCA Parking Committee Chairman at parking@parkwestcommunity.org or at (703) 323-4710.

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Register for E-Mail Alerts

Please register for e-mail notification of important information or significant website changes by sending a blank e-mail message to pwca_info-subscribe@parkwestcommunity.org with the subject 'Subscribe' without the quotes in the subject line of the message.

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Community Newsletter (Park West Pages)

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Please click HERE for the Fall 2017 Community Newsletter (Park West Pages). For previous issues, click HERE.

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Special College Student Edition of the Community Newsletter

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Please click HERE for a Special College Student Edition of the Community Newsletter. If you have any questions or concerns, please send an e-mail to communications@parkwestcommunity.org.

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Architectural Modifications

Exterior alteration or modification of a Kings Park West Community townhome is not permitted without prior written approval from the Architectural Control Committee (ACC). Only the original paint, siding, and roofing colors, as designated by Richmarr, are acceptable. Click HERE for acceptable colors for each residence. Requests should be made by clicking HERE to view and print a copy of the Architectural Control Modification Form. The completed form should be mailed to PWCA Architectural Control Committee, Attn: Lori Randall, Summit Management Services, 8405-A Richmond Highway, Alexandria, Virginia 22309. Approval or disapproval will occur within sixty (60) days of submission of written request. Questions should be e-mailed to acc@parkwestcommunity.org.

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Speed Bumps

The Community speed bumps are 36" wide by 2.75" high. Although they are less than 3" high, they need to be approached at a low speed to prevent damage to your vehicle. Please exercise due caution and drive safely.

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In the News
Protect Your Family at the Pool This Summer
     Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Media Release -->

Home Is Where The Rules Are
   - Love That Private Government
     Washington Post article 12/18/2005

Packing In the Houses, But Not the Parking
   - Dense Developments Skimp on Spaces
     Washington Post article 5/19/2003

Keeping the Peace Among Neighbors
   - Homeowners Associations Help Balance Individual vs. Community Rights
     Washington Post article 4/5/2003

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Reminders

Parking

The PWCA Parking Committee would like to remind everyone of the community parking regulations. Cars double-parked or parallel parked with both curbside tires not touching the concrete gutter or parked in areas designated with yellow curbs are subject to immediate towing. Also, please be courteous of your neighbor’s reserved spaces. Parking in another resident’s space without permission is also subject to immediate towing. Finally, if you are having someone to your house YOU are responsible for notifying them of the community parking regulations. If your or your guest’s car is towed, please call Dominion Towing (703) 339-2400. If you would like to contest the tow or would like to see the photograph showing the violation, please call or e-mail the Parking Committee Chair, Joe Underwood, at (703) 323-4710 between 8:00 A.M. and 9:00 P.M. to schedule an appointment.

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Trash

PWCA has contracted with Patriot Disposal Services (www.patriotdisposalservices.com) for Trash and Recycling collection within the community. An abbreviated set of information follows.

Containers: Contractor will supply one wheeled, lidded 64­-gallon trash container (Toter brand) and one to each homeowner for a one­ time charge of $25 to be paid by the homeowner. Contractor will supply one wheeled, lidded 32-­gallon trash container instead of a recycling bin to each homeowner for a one ­time charge of $10 to be paid by the homeowner. There is a $50 replacement charge for any 64-­gallon trash container and a $10 replacement charge for any recycling bin that is lost, stolen, or damaged by any means other than normal wear and tear. Please put your address (or some identifying mark) on your containers with a marker or paint so that if your containers get mixed up with your neighbor’s, you will be able to identify which ones belong to your residence.

Collection Times: Trash collection will occur on TUESDAY and FRIDAY each week. Recycing collection will occur on TUESDAY each week. Yard Debris collection will occur on WEDNESDAY each week from April through December. Items are to be placed curbside no earlier than 6:00 PM the night before collection and no later than 6:00 AM the day of collection. Contracted collection provides service on all holidays that fall on a regularly scheduled collection day with the exception of New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, or any other collection day when the refuse and recycling facilities are closed. If a service day falls on one of these days, collection services will resume on the next regularly­ scheduled service day, road conditions permitting. Please check the contractor website for updated collection status.

Collection Specifics: Trash may be placed out in dark, heavy-­duty plastic bags or in containers. Under NO circumstances may white trash bags be used. Recycling is placed out in clear plastic bags or containers marked "YARD WASTE", or in bundles less than two feet in diameter and four feet in length. Yard debris does not include stumps, rocks, dirt, sod, gravel, mulch, whole trees, or clean­up from storm damage. Collection of these items may be provided for an additional charge. Call Patriot Disposal Services at (703) 257­-7100 for an estimate. Trash cans/bags or recycle bins should NOT be stored in the front of homes at ANY time. Trash containers and yard debris bundles should not exceed 50 pounds in weight.

Special Items: Special items will be collected at the curb each week. Special items include appliances, small furniture, small electronics, mattresses, or other large items. Advance notice is required for the collection of all special items, with the exception of small furniture and mattresses. Up to two special items per residence will be collected to no additional charge. Additional items, or items that are extremely large or heavy, will be collected for a minimum fee of $25. This includes TVs or monitors larger than 19 inches, tires, construction debris, carpeting, gas grills, etc. Fees for special pickup must be prepaid by the homeowner prior to removal. Special items scheduled for pickup that are not out on the scheduled pickup day will be re­scheduled for pickup at the request of the homeowner for an additional $25.00 fee. Call Patriot Disposal Services at (703) 257-7100 to schedule a pickup or for an estimate.

Recycling Specifics: Patriot Disposal will collect the following items for recycling: newspapers (with inserts); mixed paper ­ magazines, catalogs, junk mail, window envelopes, phone books, etc.; cardboard ­ flattened and no larger than 4’x 4'; glass food and beverage containers; aluminum/metal food and beverage containers; and pastic food and beverage containers.

Items too large or heavy for collection can be taken to these recycling centers: I­66 Citizens' Recycling and Disposal Facility, 4618 West Ox Road, Fairfax or City of Fairfax Recycling Center, 3410 Pickett Road, Fairfax.

Click HERE to see the Patriot Disposal Services Curbside Recycling Chart (PDF) for details of what can and cannot be placed at the curb.

Further information on what constitutes Household Hazardous Waste, what may be disposed in the trash, and specifics on latex paint disposal may be found at http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dpwes/trash/disphhw.htm

If you have any questions, please send email to the Park West Community manager, lori.randall@summitmanage.com, or call her at 703-945-1428.

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Noise

Please respect the Fairfax County Noise Ordinance (CODE County of FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA, Section 108.1-4-1.) This ordinance states that between the hours of 11:00 P.M. and 7:00 A.M. it shall be unlawful for any person to make, continue to make, or cause to be made or continued, a noise disturbance within the County of Fairfax. This law also includes barking dogs and music from motor vehicles.

You may COMPLAIN to Fairfax County or call the Fairfax County Police non-emergency number (703) 691-2131 about a neighbor who is creating a noise disturbance.

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Speed Limit

Please adhere to the posted speed limit (15 MPH). Please keep our neighborhood safe for all residents.

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Animals

Pets are not permitted in the common areas unless accompanied by a responsible person and unless they are carried or leashed. Please walk dogs only in the common areas. Front yards are not common areas! We are also reminding all dog owners that they are required by Fairfax County Law to CLEAN UP AFTER THEIR ANIMALS. Failure to do so can result in fines by the Department of Health.

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Your Government Representatives

Click HERE for a list of your local and national government representatives and their contact information.

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Park West Community Association
c/o Summit Management Services
8405-A Richmond Highway
Alexandria, VA 22309
pwca@parkwestcommunity.org