Jan 23

Snow Removal Guidelines

snowSNOW 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 review the: Snow Removal 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.

SNOW STAKES

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!

Jan 16

HOA Reminders

broadlands blast logoATTENTION RESIDENTS!
Interested in getting up-to-date information on fun community events and details on important HOA news in between monthly newsletters? Sign up for the Broadlands Blast and you won’t be left out of the loop. Enter your email on the top right corner of this home page where you see the Broadlands Blast logo. Once you enter your email, you are automatically signed up!


HOA Closings and Special Hours for January:

  • The Nature Center and HOA Office will be closed on Monday, January 19 for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

  • The NC and HOA Office will be closed from 9am-noon on Wednesday, January 21st for staff training. The office will be open from noon to 5pm.


Final collection for Christmas tree recycling: Monday, January 19th


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.

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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.

Jan 08

Saturday, January 10th Programs at the Nature Center

pic of dog for lcasLCAS WebLoudoun County Animal Services Community Outreach Program

Ages: Adult*
Date:
Saturday, January 10th
Time:
10:00 AM- 11:00 AM
Cost: FREE
Loudoun County Animal Services is offering a community outreach program geared towards Home Owner Associations. Loudoun County citizens often have questions regarding lost animals, nuisance wildlife and commonly enforced laws. Topics to be covered are among:

  • Commonly enforced state and local laws to include: Running at large, Dog noise; Barking dog complaints, Dog waste and odor, Animals confined in a hot car, Animal cruelty/neglect
  • Nuisance Wildlife: Rabies, Wildlife response in our community
  • Overview of Animal Service’s programs and public services
  • Animal related resources
  • Open forum for questions

* Potty trained children ages 4 and up may participate in the concurrent Naturalist-Led Scavenger Hunt program without a caregiver while parents are attending the Loudoun County Animal Services program in the conference room.


Naturalist-Led Scavenger Hunt

Ages: All
Date: Saturday, January 10th
Time: 10:00 AM- 11:00 AM
Cost: $4/child pre-paid at Broadlandsnaturally.org or $5/child day on day of the event
Children of all ages and their caregivers* are invited to participate in a naturalist led, nature-themed scavenger hunt to be held in and around the Broadlands Nature Center. Remember to dress for the weather!

* Potty trained children ages 4 and up may participate in the scavenger hunt without a caregiver while parents are attending the Loudoun County Animal Services program in the conference room. Registration forms will be required and can be filled out at drop off.

Dec 30

Holiday Decorating Contest

Thank you to all of the submissions for the holiday decorating contest.  Judging is getting harder and harder!  Here is a list of the entries:

43326 Fullerton Street
21317 Small Branch Place
21196 Sundial Court
42702 Middle Ridge Place
21381 Glebe View Drive
21385 Glebe View Drive
21408 Glebe View Drive
21589 Burnt Hickory Court
42811 Evening Breeze Court
42810 Evening Breeze Court
21463 Tithables Circle
42956 Ellzey Drive
21579 Welby Terrace
42784 Ridgeway Drive
42973 Thornblade Circle

And the winners are:

21385 Glebe View

21589 Burnt Hickory

42810 Evening Breeze

21463 Tithables

42956 Ellzey

42784 Ridgeway

42973 Thornblade

Dec 16

2015 Monthly Assessment Changes Beginning January 2015

2015 Monthly Assessments Per Unit Type
• Single Family Homes on VDOT Streets – $73.00 – (no change)
• Single Family Homes on Private Streets – $90.00
• Town Homes – $88.00
• Courtyard Homes (lawn maintenance) – $128.00
• Villas (lawn maintenance) – $103.00
• Condominiums – $55.00 – (no change)

If your assessment has changed for 2015, please be certain to update your payment system to reflect the correct payment amount in order to avoid late fees. Assessment coupons will be delivered to all owners at the address on file with FirstService Residential. Please contact FirstService Residential at 703-679-1541 or broadlands.dcmetro@fsresidential.com if you have not received your coupons by December 15, 2014. If you already participate in the Direct Debit Program through FirstService Residential, you will not receive a coupon booklet and the 2015 assessments will be automatically deducted from your account.

Owners are encouraged to sign up for the Direct Debit Program through FirstService Residential. Your monthly assessment will be automatically deducted from your bank account during the first week of every month. This eliminates the possibility of a payment being missed or lost in the mail and the Association charging a late fee to your account as a result. The Automated Payment Service Authorization Form is available here: Automatic Debit Form or at the HOA office. FirstService Residential also accepts major credit cards and e-checks for assessment payments. Through PayLease, you can make a one-time e-payment or schedule recurring e-payments by visiting https://fsresidential.com/virginia/home.

Dec 12

Saturday Nature Programs, December 13

nature snowmanCome Saturday morning, to sign up at the Nature Center at 21907 Claiborne Parkway

Eco Elf
Date: Saturday, December 13th
Time: 10:00 AM- 11:00 AM
Cost: $5/child
Children of all ages and their caregivers can come visit our craft stations to make a gift for the birds in your yard, a gift for a loved one, an anonymous gift for someone in need, and a fun holiday decoration for the nature center. We’ll have a fire in the fire place, hot chocolate on the patio, and some festive music in the background to set the mood. Please register in person.

Drop off Nature Play & Movie for ages 4 and up. 12-3pm
Date: Saturday, December 13th
Time: 12:00 PM- 3:00 PM
Cost: $10/first child pre-paid $5/ sibling pre-paid only, written registration required
Grown ups tend to need a little extra time to catch up and get things done (or simply rest!) during this busy time of year. Drop your kids off at the nature center where they can enjoy the animals, games, crafts and a movie (Nim’s Island, rated PG) under the watchful eye of the Broadlands Naturalist and her helpers. WRITTEN REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND SPACE IS LIMITED. Please register in person.

Dec 05

Holiday Events Happening Today! Visit with Santa and Deadline to Enter Holiday Home Decorating Contest

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Join us for Broadlands annual Visit with Santa today, December 5 from 5:30pm – 8:30pm at the new Broadlands Clubhouse, 43360 Rickenbacker Square (Located on the right side of Waxpool Road driving east just after you head over the Greenway). Light refreshments will be provided and live music performances by Eagle Ridge & Briar Woods students. We will have a TOYS FOR TOTS box to collect new unwrapped toy donations. If you have any questions, please contact Barbara van der Biezen at vanderbiezen@verizon.net.

Basic RGBBroadlands Holiday Home Decorating Contest Deadline is Today, Dec 5.
Register by 5:00 pm Today!
Decorate your home to be the brightest in Broadlands! The deadline to enter is today, December 5. Judging will take place during the evenings the week of December 8. Winning entries will be listed in the newsletter and on our website.

 

Judging will be based on the following criteria:

-Creativity (originality, unique design and creative use of lights and decorations)
-Arrangement (display and placement of decorations)
-Special Effects (sound effects, fog, animation, etc.)
-Overall Appearance (color coordination, balance, and overall attractiveness)

To Enter:
All registrations much be received 5:00 pm today. Register here: Online Form
Or please complete this form: 2014 – Holiday Home Decorating Contest Form and submit to:
Broadlands Association, Inc.
21907 Claiborne Parkway
Broadlands, VA 20148

 

Nov 18

Broadlands Annual Visit With Santa! Friday, December 5 from 5:30pm to 8:30pm at the Clubhouse

Visit with Santa 2014 FlyerSanta’s Coming to Broadlands!

Join Us For Broadlands Annual Visit with Santa on Friday, December 5th from 5:30pm – 8:30pm at the new Broadlands Clubhouse,
43360 Rickenbacker Square (Located on the right side of Waxpool Road driving East just after you head over the Greenway)

Light refreshments will be provided and Live Music performances by Eagle Ridge & Briar Woods students. We will have a TOYS FOR TOTS box to collect new unwrapped toy donations.  If you have any questions, please contact Barbara van der Biezen at vanderbiezen@verizon.net.

Visit with Santa 2014 Flyer

Nov 14

Broadlands Holiday Home Decorating Contest – Register by December 5!

 

christmas house

 

Decorate your home to be the brightest in Broadlands! Deadline to enter is December 5. Judging will take place during the evenings the week of December 8th. Winning entries will be listed in the newsletter and on our website.

Judging will be based on the following criteria:

  • Creativity (originality, unique design and creative use of lights and decorations),

  • Arrangement (display and placement of decorations),

  • Special Effects (sound effects, fog, animation, etc.) and

  • Overall Appearance (color coordination, balance, and overall attractiveness).

To Enter:

All registrations much be received by Dec 5.

To register online, please click on this link: Online Registration 

Or please complete this form:  2014 – Holiday Home Decorating Contest Form

and submit to:

Broadlands Association, Inc.

21907 Claiborne Parkway

Broadlands, VA 20148

Contest Rules

Contest is limited to what can be seen from the street side of the house at night. People or live animals are not allowed as part of the display. Participants are requested to keep their houses decorated through January 1st so that the community may view and enjoy them. Judging will take place the week of December 8th from dusk until 9:00pm. Please have your decorations turned on by 5:00pm. Winners will be notified on Wednesday, December 17th. Judges’ decisions are final.