The 2015 Annual Meeting of the members of Broadlands Association will be held on May 5, 2015 at the Clubhouse on Rickenbacker Square. Please mark your calendars for this important meeting and plan to attend. The purpose of the meeting is to elect members to the Board of Directors, including three (3) members to serve three year terms expiring May 2018. The Board oversees the business of Broadlands in the collection and expenditure of association funds, selection of contractors, management of facilities, and adoption of policies for the day-to-day operations. These volunteer Board Members are a vital asset to the association.
New this year, the Board has contracted with The Inspectors of Election, LLC to act as an independent third party election service. The main reason for this addition is to provide the association’s members the option to vote via paper Proxy Ballots or vote your Proxy online via their TIEiVOTE™ voting website. The online system offers you an easy way to vote in a safe, quick and cost effective manner.
The Inspectors of Election will mail the official annual meeting notice and election package or about April 1, 2015, which will contain unique login information for each unit to access the TIEiVOTE™ voting website. Proxies should either be submitted online via the voting website or will need to be mailed, faxed, or scanned to the Inspectors of Election, LLC. Proxy forms will not be accepted at the HOA Office.
For those of you that submitted their names for candidacy in the election, we thank you for your willingness to assist in the success of your community. Remember to mark your calendars for May 5, 2015, the Annual Meeting of Broadlands Association, Inc.
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Cost: $4/child pre-paid – closes noon on Friday ($5/child day of the event)
Who lives in the pond in front of the Broadlands Nature Center? Is the water healthy for living things? Bring your family outside to study the Nature Center pond with ANS naturalists! Together we will see what we can catch in our nets, complete a habitat survey and even take a look at the chemical composition of the water. A program introduction will run at 10:30, 11:15, and noon. Start at one of these times and stay as long as you like (until the program ends at noon). Rain boots are recommended, and remember to dress for the weather and for the possibility of getting muddy. This outdoor event will run rain or shine. Only freezing temperatures or thunder & lightning will send us inside. Registration link and fliers will be posted soon.
Pool pass processing is now available Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at Nature Center HOA office. For those members who cannot make it during our normal business time, we are offering the following days with special hours to get your pool pass picture taken:
- Sat May 16 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
- Thu May 21 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
- Sat May 23 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
- Sat May 30 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
For information on how residents can gain access to our pools, please visit our website at Broadlandshoa.org/Pool Information. Feel free to contact the HOA office at 703-729-9704 with any questions.
- Family Pond Plunking – Saturday, April 11, 10:30am – 12:30pm at the Nature Center pond – details
- Buy and Sell at the Spring Yard Sale – Saturday, April 25, 8:00 am – 2:00 pm around our neighborhood – details
- 7th Annual Earthday@Loudoun Family Festival – Sunday, April 26 – details
Broadlands Piranhas Swim Team Registration for Non-Residents: Monday, April 13. Non-Resident registration will begin on April 13, 2015 at 8:00am (space permitting). This also includes those non-residents who were on the swim team last summer. A Broadlands Outside Pool Membership must be purchased to gain access to the Broadlands pools in order to swim on the team. Please click on Outside Pool Membership to learn how to sign up before registering for the swim team.
CSL – Registration cost is $150.00 per swimmer. Registration can be done online starting at 8:00am at: http://www.teamunify.com/Home.jsp?team=reccslblva
ODSL – Registration cost is $135.00 per swimmer. Registration can be done online starting at 8:00am at: https://www.teamunify.com/Home.jsp?team=recbstpva
- 2015 Nature Summer Camps – Register Now! For camp information – details
- Spring Tennis Camps starting in March – details
Summer Lifeguard Positions Available for the Broadlands 2015 Pool Season! High Sierra Pools is hosting an interview day at Broadlands Community Center on Friday, April 3rd, 4:00pm – 6:00pm. Join them at the Community Center, located at 43004 Waxpool Road. Interested applicants should apply online at highsierrapools.com or contact their recruiters at (703) 920-1750, extension 205.
Have great moments caught on camera at these fun events or around our neighborhood? Please send them to email@example.com for us to share in the Broadlands Newsletter, on our website or in the Broadlands Blast. To sign up for the Broadlands Blast, please enter your email where you see the Broadlands Blast logo the in the top right portion of this website.
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.
Ladies Nite Out, Dust Off Your Dancing Shoes – March 6, 6:00pm – 9:00pm at the Clubhouse. Got cabin fever? Dance away your winter blues!! Please come even if you do not have a voucher. This is event is for female Broadlands residents who are 21 years of age and older. You will not be admitted without an ID – details
***The HOA Office and Nature Center will be closed today, Friday, March 6, 2015 due to bad road conditions.***
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.
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!