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 15

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.

Please use the following numbers for assistance with any snow removal questions or issues:

  • VDOT streets – 703-383-8368 – To track VDOT truck locations: http://vdotplows.org/
  • HOA streets – 703-999-7782
  • Developer (Van Metre) – 703-348-5803

If you are not sure who maintains your street, please visit the complete Snow Removal Guidelines located at this link: Street List & Snow Guidelines 2014-2015

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 the County Department of Building and Development, (703) 777-0635. 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!

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

?????????????????????????????????????Santa’s Coming to Broadlands this Evening!
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.

 

 

Oct 31

SOLD OUT! Wines for the Holidays Wine Tasting Event – Sunday, November 16, 2:00pm-5:00pm at the Clubhouse

Wine Tasting Event Flyer - Nov 16Wine Tasting Event Flyer – Nov 16

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT.

 

When: Sunday November 16, 2:00pm-5:00pm
Where: Clubhouse at 43360 Rickenbacker Square
What: Learn to pair the perfect wine with holiday foods & sample wines and hors d’ oeuvres prepared by Jason Bursey, Sommelier and Owner of Parallel Wine Bistro.This event is limited to 50 attendees so reserve your spot now! This event is for residents 21 years and over. No refunds.
Cost: $10.00 per person
Oct 29

2nd Saturday Program – BAT WORLD – November 8, 10:00-11:00am

November 2014 – 2nd Saturday program flyer

November 2014 - 2nd Saturday program flyerThis fun educational program will dispel
myths about the mysterious bat and
provide the audience with a natural history
and knowledge of these misunderstood
creatures. The presentation is followed by
live bats! Best for older children.
Come watch Sunny the albino corn snake eat his
lunch after the show between 11:00 and 11:30 am.

Cost: $4/child advance registration by Friday, November 7. $5/child at door on day of event. To register and pre-pay online, please visit: http://broadlandsnaturally.org/2014/04/19/bat-world/

Oct 22

Volunteers Needed For Halloween Events This Weekend!

volunteer_buttonWe have many great amenities offered in our community, especially the annual events hosted by our Events Committee. The HOA is proud to provide these events free of charge to our residents. However, in order for these events to run smoothly and be brought back each year, we need help from the residents in our neighborhood!

The Halloween events below are happening this weekend and volunteers are still needed. Helping out is a great way to give back to your community, so please consider volunteering just a little bit of your time by clicking on the sign-up links below:

Kids’ Halloween Costume Party for 3rd-5th Graders – Friday, October 24

Volunteers please sign up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050a4ea8a62ba20-broadlands

3rd-5th Grade Kids Halloween Party Flyer

3rd-5th Grade Kids Halloween Party Flyer - October 2014

Adult Halloween Costume Party - Saturday, October 25

Volunteers please sign up here: ​http://www.signupgenius.com/index.cfm?go=s.signup&urlid=8050a4ea8a62ba20-adult

Adult Halloween Party Flyer

October 2014 - Adult Halloween Party AD

Kids’ Halloween Parade – Sunday, October 26

Volunteers please sign up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/index.cfm?go=s.signup&urlid=8050a4ea8a62ba20-broadlands1

Kids Halloween Parade Flyer

Kids Halloween Parade Flyer - October 2014