Patriot Disposal Services has suspended all trash and recyling collection services today at 9:00am, Thursday March 5th, due to dangerous road conditions.
They will be collecting both trash AND recycling on Monday, March 9th (and on Thursday, March 12th) as a make up.
Please be careful and stay off the roads today so the plows can clear the roads safely and efficiently.
SNOW REMOVAL ON STREETS
The Broadlands Association is not responsible for removing snow or treating state or county maintained (VDOT) roadways. The Association is only responsible for clearing snow from paved parking areas in townhome neighborhoods and HOA maintained roads in the community.
Snow removal will be performed when an accumulation of 2 inches or more has fallen on the ground. If you are not sure who maintains your street, please click on this document: SNOW REMOVAL STREET LIST.
Please use the following numbers for assistance with any snow removal questions or issues:
HELP MAKE SNOW PLOWING EASIER AND FASTER
When a snow storm has been predicted, especially overnight, the snow plows will be working during the early morning hours. The best way to ensure that the plowing crews can clear the streets better and faster is to park in driveways and parking spaces. In many of the townhouse and private streets sections, a vehicle parked in the street can severely restrict the ability of the plows to do their work. Help your community by parking in garages, driveways and marked parking spaces.Thank you for your assistance.
INCLEMENT WEATHER REMINDERS – Please clear your walkways
Both Virginia and Loudoun County Codes require that the occupant – whether an owner or a tenant – remove all snow and ice from any walkway adjoining any part of their property within 6 hours after the snowfall has ceased. If the snow or ice fell during the night, it must be removed by Noon the following day. Should the storm occur on Sunday, the accumulation must be removed by Noon on Monday. Failure to comply with the Code can result in a fine of $250.00 imposed by the county.Complaints should be reported to via the LEx – Loudoun Express Request form. To access this form, please visit http://iframe.publicstuff.com/#/?client_id=1295. Select “Roads and Transportation” then “Residential Street Safety”, complete form and submit. Please be a good neighbor and a good citizen. Clear your walkways and keep Broadlands a safe environment for all our residents. If you know someone physically unable to keep their walkway clear, please consider giving them a helping hand.
VDOT plows Claiborne Parkway, Broadlands Boulevard, and Waxpool Road/Truro Parish (among others). The large plows that are used on these main roads sometimes have a difficult time locating the edges of the roadways when they are snow covered, and they often run up the sloped curbs and onto the grass, skimming and damaging the surface of the turf. In an effort to assist the plows in identifying the edges of the roadways and keeping them off the turf, the HOA has installed snow stakes every 50ft along the main roads. This will benefit the community since the damage created by these plows is paid for from HOA funds. Generally, these stakes will remain installed from November through March during the snowy season.
STAY SAFE – Don’t Skate on the Community Ponds!
Please remember skating is prohibited on all community ponds. Even walking on any ice-covered pond can be very dangerous. The surface of the pond may appear to be frozen, but our winters are normally not cold enough to guarantee that the ice is thick enough to support anyone’s weight, even a child’s. Parents, please tell your children that it is extremely dangerous, even deadly, to walk or skate on the ponds in the community. Let’s keep our neighborhood safe!
Just two more volunteers are needed to help with clean up at the Ladies Nite Out event held on Friday, March 6, 2015, from 6:00pm – 9:00pm at the Broadlands Clubhouse located at 43360 Rickenbacker Square…
To sign up please visit: SignUpGenius.com/go/8050A4EA8A62BA20-ladies. Thank you so much for lending a hand. Without volunteers like you our community events wouldn’t be possible.
- Ladies Nite Out, Dust Off Your Dancing Shoes – Friday, March 6, 6:00pm – 9:00pm at the Clubhouse – details
- Baby Zoo to You – Saturday Program, March 14, 10:30am – 12:30pm at the Nature Center – details
- 23rd Annual Van Metre 5 Mile Run – Saturday, March 21, 8:30am starting at Broadlands Marketplace – details
- Broadlands Spring Eggstravaganza – Saturday, March 21, 10:00am – 12:00pm at Hillside Park – details
- Campfire on the Nature Center Lawn - Tuesday, March 24, 7:00pm – details
- 7th Annual Earthday@Loudoun Family Festival – Sunday, April 26 – details
- Buy and Sell at the Spring Yard Sale – Saturday, April 25, 8:00 am – 2:00 pm around our neighborhood – details
- 2015 Nature Summer Camps – Register Now! For camp information – details
- Spring Tennis Camps starting in March – details
Have great moments caught on camera at these fun events or around our neighborhood? Please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org for us to share in the Broadlands media.
Saturday Nature Program
Bug Man Flyer
THE BUG MAN! – February 14
Program Time: 10:00am-11:00am, Doors open at 9:45am
Cost: Pre-paid price is $4.00/child. Payment must be received by noon on Friday, February 13, 2015. Payment on the day of the event: $5.00/child. Pre-pay online at broadlandsnaturally.org or at the Nature Center.
With 100’s of real bugs to share, “The Bug Man” provides a fascinating educational program for children of all ages. This exciting program will introduce you to ecology and basic entomology of insects. You will learn about their importance, followed by their coolest defense strategies and life cycle. Throughout the program he will be showing real live bugs! And, you will have a chance to pet his collection of bugs at the end!
Please be sure to bind newspapers with twine or place loose papers in paper bags before setting out at your curb. Weigh down your bottles, plastics and cans by placing heavier recyclables on top. Ensure that the lid of your trash can is tightly secured. Put smaller lightweight bags of trash together in a larger heavyweight bag. Don’t put trash out early and PLEASE no loose “peanuts” or other packing materials. Lastly, if the trash does blow over, or you see a bin out of place, please pick it up even if it isn’t yours. Your HOA assessment provides for curbside trash removal. There is no budgeted amount for litter removal. The Association relies on homeowners to keep their neighborhoods free of litter and their assessments reasonable.
Residents are Encouraged to Use Patriot’s Lidded Recycling Toter
Residents who currently have the smaller, open recycling bin through Patriot may swap out for the larger, covered recycling toter at NO ADDITIONAL COST. This will help prevent trash and debris from littering our neighborhood and make it easier on Patriot to remove your recycling. The dimensions for this 64-gallon lidded toter are 31.75″ (L) x 24.25″ (W) x 41.75″ (H) compared to the smaller open bin dimensions,19″(L) x 16″(W) x 15.5″(H). Please contact Patriot Disposal at 703-257-7100 to make this request. You are encouraged to keep a record of the serial number of your toter(s) should you need to identify it in the future.
A new local bus started in our area on February 2, 2015. The Route 85, Dulles South Connector, operates weekdays from 5:30 am to 8:00 pm. This Dulles South Connector route begins at East Gate and travels through South Riding, Stone Ridge and Brambleton, then on to the Loudoun Station park and ride lot where there is connecting bus service to Wiehle-Reston East Metrorail Station. The cost is only $1.00. Please view the map at this link: Dulles South Route Map. To view all bus schedules and route maps, go to www.loudoun.gov/localbus. Hop on board this new LC Transit Route 85 and see where transit can take you.
Calling all volunteers! If you are looking for a fun committee to volunteer on, THIS IS IT. Broadlands Live! is gearing up for yet another fantastic season and we need help from other music loving Broadlanders.
Please join us at 7:30pm on Monday, February 2nd to discuss the upcoming season and let us know how you’d like to be a part of the fantastic team of volunteers that puts this amazing event.
The meeting will be held at the Clubhouse, located at 43360 Rickenbacker Square.
2015 Earthday@Loudoun Family Festival
Please review this information 2015 Earth Day Sponsorship Letter Package and visit the website at www.earthdayatloudoun.org/sponsor/ to sign up and become one of our sponsors.This 7th Annual event focuses on environmental and economical sustainability as well as education…
With over 100 exhibitors we bringing new efficiency technologies, products and services, and ways to conserve and protect our natural resources.
Local food showcased by local farms and our Market Place where arts and crafts are made by local artists.
School groups and non-profit organizations providing tons of educational hands on activities educating the crowd of all ages.
Broadlands Live! is Just Around the Corner
Broadlands Live! is in its 12th Season and is one of Ashburn’s longest running concert series, with hundreds in attendance at every show! If your business is looking for an innovative way to get up close and personal with the residents of this community, Broadlands Live! is the perfect place to showcase your company. Highly visible exposure includes not only signage at all 4 shows, but website, social media, newsletter, over 18,000 postcard impressions, and so much more are all part of the sponsorship package! Meet and socialize with your potential customers while enjoying NoVa’s best local bands at this family friendly annual event. Visit www.broadlandslive.com to see past sponsors and check out this spectacular event. Sponsorship space is limited so contact us at email@example.com ASAP for a sponsorship package!
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Please Tie Down Your Trash on Windy Days
Please be sure to bind newspapers with twine or place loose papers in paper bags before setting out at your curb. Weigh down your bottles, plastics and cans by placing heavier recyclables on top. Ensure that the lid of your trash can is tightly secured. Put smaller lightweight bags of trash together in a larger heavyweight bag. Don’t put trash out early and PLEASE no loose “peanuts” or other packing materials. Lastly, if the trash does blow over, please pick it up even if it isn’t yours. Your HOA assessment provides for curbside trash removal. There is no budgeted amount for litter removal. The Association relies on homeowners to keep their neighborhoods free of litter and their assessments reasonable.
Time to Remove Your Holiday Decorations: Broadlands Design Guidelines require that holiday lighting and decorations be removed in a timely manner. Please plan to pack yours away by February 2nd.
Broadlands Gear Available at the Nature Center:
-Fleece Ear Warmers – $7.00
-Blankets – $15.00 (includes waterproof backing…great for the -Broadlands Live concerts!)
-Corkscrews – $7.00 (stainless steel and also includes a bottle opener)
-Solo Cups – $4.00 (avoid glass and use these reusable cups at the Broadlands Live concerts!)
-Lanyards – $5.00 (ideal for pool passes and fitness center fobs)
Checks, cash or credit cards accepted. Bear not included.