PWCA Information for Members and Residents (August 2023, Message #3)

Good afternoon.  There continues to be a larger than normal items of information for your review.


PWCA Website:

PWCA Meeting Packets:

ACC Documents:

Parking Documents:

Trash and Recycling Information:


Quarterly Assessment Timeline:


2023 Pool Application: 

Pool Sign-In System:

2023 J&J Individual Home Maintenance Program:–syCk3/view?usp=share_link

2023 Puppy Plunge:


1.  TOPSOIL AND SEED LOCATIONS IN COMMUNITY, REQUEST FOR SUPPORT.  We have started fall-oriented work around the community.  We completed stump remediation work – link: and some erosion control work – link: that involved topsoil and seed at various areas around the community.  See the attached links for specific information.  If you live near those locations and you had the opportunity I’d request you spend a little time watering in the seed to let it germinate before the leaves start falling.  As with the previous topsoil and seed locations, the Association does not normally water due to manpower and equipment constraints – it’s kind of a one time deal for you to get turf growing in those areas.  We don’t normally come back to areas we have previously applied topsoil and seed to since there are many other requirements to be fulfilled throughout the community.  So – if you could “help us help you” we’d greatly appreciate it.

2.  POOL OPERATING HOURS; REMAINDER OF 2023 REGULAR SEASON.  Here are the remaining days and times of our contracted 2023 season at the pool.  Friday, September 1st – 11:00AM to 8:00PM.  Saturday, September 2nd – 11:00AM to 9:00PM.  Sunday, September 3rd – 11:00AM to 8:00PM.   Monday, September 4th – 10:00AM to 8:00PM.  See the next item for the weekend after Labor Day.

3.  EXTENDED POOL OPERATIONS; SEPTEMBER 9 AND 10, 2023.  We plan to operate our pool for the weekend after Labor Day.  The hours will be:  Saturday; September 9, 2023:  11:00 AM to 7:00 PM and Sunday; September 10, 2023:  11:00 AM to 6:00 PM. On September 10, 2022 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM will be the annual Puppy Plunge – no humans allowed in the pool during this last hour of the season. 

4.  SUNDAES ON SUNDAY; SUNDAY; SEPTEMBER 10, 2023; 5:00PM, POOL.  Due to some challenges beyond our control, the Farewell to Summer / Community Potluck will not occur this year.  However, we are planning to host one more Sundaes on Sunday for the 2023 season!  We’ll have various ice creams and toppings that are sure to please both the young and young-at-heart!  As always, a volunteer or two for this event would be greatly appreciated.

5.  POOL FURNITURE STORAGE; SUNDAY; SEPTEMBER 10, 2023; 5:30PM; POOL DECK.  We will store our furniture for the 2023-2024 off-season starting at this time.  Please consider giving us a few hours of your time to get our pool ready for the off-season.

6.  PUPPY PLUNGE; SUNDAY; SEPTEMBER 10, 2023; 6:00PM; POOL.  During the final hour of the season we’re hosting a Pool Pawty!!!!  Please review the rules for this event  Bring proof of your 2023 Fairfax County dog license with you. This can either be the current tag or the current receipt from the County. The tag or receipt will be returned to you after review. You will also need to sign the Puppy Plunge Agreement prior to entering the pool deck with your dog. We will have two dog egress locations (the permanent steps and a temporary dog ramp) in the main pool. The main pool and the wading pool will both be available for your dogs’ enjoyment during the 6:00 PM-7:00 PM hour.

7.  FINANCE COMMITTEE MEETING; TUESDAY; SEPTEMBER 12, 2023; 7:00PM; VIRTUAL.  The September 2023 Finance Committee Meeting will focus on the line-item review of the Draft 2024 PWCA Budget presented to the Board and residents on August 15, 2023.  Please consider attending as we discuss the future orientation of the Association in consonance with the Governing Documents as articulated through our Strategic Plan. 

8. BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING; TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2023; 7:00PM; VIRTUAL.  The monthly board meeting will be conducted via the RingCentral virtual meeting framework. See the website under ‘Meetings’, select the year (2023), then the meeting (09 – 20230919). Document #01-1 contains the information to join the meeting. 

9.  ELECTRONIC CONSENT FORMS.  For Owners/Members of the Association who may not know, electronic consent forms provide the Association the ability to send certain communications to you electronically only, thereby saving us the cost of printing and mailing those documents.  The form is available on our website within Policy Resolution 17-04 and in the August newsletter.

10.  ANNUAL MEETING – CALL FOR NOMINATIONS. In preparation for our Annual Meeting in November we attached a nomination form in the August newsletter.  At each Annual Meeting there are three of our nine-member Board of Directors are up for election.  Please consider submitting your name for consideration by the membership.  If that seems to large a step, consider volunteering for any one of our committees.  I KNOW they’d be happy for any assistance you could provide.

11.  TRASH AND RECYCLING.  With the turnover to new tenants and owners, if everyone could review the trash and recycling rules we would greatly appreciate it.  We are starting to have:  #1 – items placed out that require advance notice to Patriot, #2 – items out at incorrect days and times, and #3 – items placed out after pickup.  Some of these items placed out also carry a fee for disposal.  If you have items to dispose of please be considerate to your neighbors and to the community and take the responsibility to get rid of such items correctly.  Please refer to the website for current information on trash and recycling.

12.  PARKING.  I thought I’d just give you a couple of thoughts based on our change of community composition.  #1 – When parking in any curb-side parking ensure both your front and rear wheels are on the concrete gutter.  #2 – Do not park in any yellow painted curbs, nor any white painted curbs during any snow-emergency designated days and times by the Association.  #3 – The entire community (assigned and unassigned spaces) is permit parking only – have a permit in your vehicle or risk the vehicle being towed.  #4 – 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.  #5 – No parking or storage of any vehicles (e.g. trailers, motorcycles) on common areas.  #6 – no parking at the pool parking lot unless actively using the pool or upon approval from the Association.  If you have questions or need more information, please review the Community Rules on our website.

13.  PARK WEST PAGES, AUGUST 2023 EDITION.  The August 2023 edition of Park West Pages has been released – please see the website for the document.  The Communications and Hospitality Committees each have hard copies of the edition if you’d like a printed copy.  There will also be a copy at the pool house in the ‘Newsletters’ binder near the entry door.

14.  BRADDOCK ROAD STOP SIGN AND MESSAGE BOARD.  We have started the replacement work for the stop sign and assessment of the message board with our local contractor.  We are also working with Dominion to assess the viability of installing some kind of protection system  (e.g. a guard rail, stanchions) for the transformer.   The results of that discussion will impact when and where the stop sign is re-installed as our preference would be to have inside the protected zone if possible.

15.  INDIVIDUAL GROUNDS CARE OFFER FROM J&J LANDSCAPE MANAGEMENT, APPLY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.  I’m keeping this in my messages due to our new residents as this offer has options for fertilization and leaf removal for your yards.  Our grounds care contractor is offering residences in our community the ability to have the private yards maintained.  Please refer to the link listed above for details or contact myself if you cannot access the form. If you would like to advantage of the offer please contact them as soon as possible.

16.  STREET LIGHTS.  All street lights should be operating normally.  Reminder, while we have periodic contractor visits to check our street lights we don’t always notice in a timely manner when street lights malfunction.  Please let the Streets and Sidewalks Committee at know if you notice something I haven’t spoken about in a message.  Street light status may also be found in the board packets.

Enjoy the upcoming warm weekend – the pool beckons for one last visit…or two…..