Good evening. Please see below for several items for your review.
PWCA Website: https://parkwestcommunity.org/
Parking Documents: https://parkwestcommunity.org/parking/
ACC Documents: https://parkwestcommunity.org/architectural-control-committee/
2023 Annual Assessment Notice and Timeline: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1LpwaIZ5NVobKPDzCmuTnOy20KcwpxXXg?usp=share_link
2022 – 2023 Snow Removal Policy: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1gtAkDqOQlg3InT0bmEnm6rrHYRaQrdnr/view?usp=sharing
CDC guidance: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
Johns Hopkins Global COVID-19 Map and Coronavirus Resources: https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html
State-wide analysis and guidance: http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/
County-specific guidance: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/covid19/
County Emergency Preparedness: https://fairfaxcountyemergency.wpcomstaging.com/category/coronavirus-covid-19/
1. 2022 ANNUAL MEETING OF THE MEMBERS OF THE ASSOCIATION, SYNOPSIS. The Annual Meeting was held on November 15th at St. Mary of Sorrows Church (the Parish Center) in a parallel in-person/virtual format. My thanks to those who braved the astoundingly bad weather to physically attend the meeting. Marguerite Wiese, Joe Underwood, and I were elected for another three-year term of office. Art Gile was appointed as the 2023 Nominating Committee Chair. See the website for the meeting slide deck, the Year in Review slide deck, and other supporting documentation. The draft Annual Meeting minutes will be posted to the website after being provisionally approved by the Directors at the December Board of Directors meeting.
2. HOLIDAY TREE LIGHTING SOCIAL, SYNOPSIS. Thanks to the volunteers who set up the holiday lighting at the pool house this year and to the families who came over to see the pool house lit up for the first time this season! If you’d like to contribute an ornament to the tree feel free to do so at any time during the season.
3. TREE AND GROUNDS CARE WORK. There are numerous projects going on currently. Projects include: the Fall 2022 Arbor Care Work (pruning work finished, removal work to restart on December 8th), leaf removals (third removal visit just occurred, one more leaf removal visit in mid-December), J&J (grounds care) Crew Days (December 19th and 20th), a stump remediation project (December 21st), and a Bartlett Crew Day (December 23rd). You will be seeing different types of crews and vehicles throughout the community through the end of December so please keep that in mind as you walk, ride or drive through our community.
4. HOLIDAY TEMPORARY PARKING REQUESTS – AS SOON AS POSSIBLE BUT NO LATER THAN SUNDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2022. Please provide your temporary parking permit requests as soon as possible for visitors you may have through the New Year. We would like to provide our volunteers who create those passes for you the time to spend with their families and several of them are departing the local area during the holiday weeks so you will not have them as assets. Please see the website for a current list of parking officials – link provided in the permanent links above. If you miss the deadline listed above, have patience as it will probably take longer to generate passes for you.
5. BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING; TUESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2022; 7:00PM; VIRTUAL. The December board meeting will be conducted via the RingCentral virtual meeting framework. See the website under ‘Meetings’, select the year (2022), then the meeting (20221220). Document #01-1 contains the information to join the meeting.
6. HOLIDAY TRASH, RECYCLING, AND CHRISTMAS TREE PICKUP/YARD WASTE SCHEDULE. There are no calendar changes for this year’s holidays. Christmas trees will be collected on WEDNESDAY during the first 2 weeks of January with the usual yard waste collection. All trees must be placed on the curb with all tinsel/decorations removed and trees should not be placed in plastics bags. Collection of Christmas trees may be impacted by the national labor shortage; if a tree is placed curbside for collection on yard waste collection day and is not picked up, please leave it out at the curb and collection will be completed as soon as possible. See the website for further details.
7. 2023 ANNUAL ASSESSMENT NOTICE AND ASSESSMENT TIMELINE. As presented at the Annual Meeting, the Annual Assessment for 2023 will increase to $405.00 per quarter due on the first day of each quarterly assessment period. The 2023 Assessment Notice and the Quarterly Assessment Timeline have been mailed/emailed to you and may also be found on the website – link provided above in the Seasonal Links section.
8. OCTOBER 2022 COMMUNITY RULES. The updated Rules may be found on the website under the ‘Rules and Regulations’ sub-page. New residents to our community receive a copy when they are getting their initial set of parking permits. If you would like to have a hard copy of the Rules and are not a new resident, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to coordinate a time to receive a copy.
9. COMMUNITY SECURITY. With the holiday season upon us please remember to secure your packages, vehicles and homes. Keep your assets locked and thereby prevent a thief from having an easy opportunity. As a reminder, if any out-of-the-ordinary events occur or if you are concerned for your safety or security please call the Police non-emergency number at (703) 691-2131 to report the occurrence or incident – or 911 in an emergency. Finally, please consider leaving your porch lights on throughout the night.
10. COLD WEATHER PREPARATION. Check the November newsletter for an article on this important subject. Each year there are challenges faced by homeowners – consider taking the identified steps to take to be prepared for winter and limit potential damage to your home. The PWCA snow policy is posted on the website and is linked above in the Seasonal Links section; please read and understand it before any snow emergency might be declared for the Community. If/when snow or ice storms occur all residents are requested to shovel and de-ice the sidewalks in front of your home. Help your neighbors and your community by assisting others if needed, clearing around fire hydrants, and clearing the mail boxes.
Please have a safe and joyous holiday season. My thanks and appreciation for all the efforts by numerous homes to make the season festive and bright – it’s marvelous that so many take the time, effort, and care to generate such a welcoming environment.