The HOA office and Nature Center is closed today, Tuesday, March 14, 2017.
In preparation for the upcoming winter weather event, Broadlands Association and our snow plow contractor, Signature Snow and Ice Control, have made as many advanced preparations as possible in order to keep the association owned roads cleared for emergency response vehicles. Please take a moment to determine whether you live on a VDOT street or a private (HOA owned) street. See Snow Removal and Maintenance 2016-2017 if you are unsure. Those residents living on private streets pay an additional assessments to the HOA to fund private road maintenance, including snow and ice services. Residents on VDOT streets do not pay the HOA for their road maintenance; these roads are paid for by your personal property taxes. The VDOT website has some good information regarding snow removal at http://www.virginiadot.org/travel/snow.asp.
The chief objective of snow plowing is to clear one drive lane in order for emergency responders to get to you in the event of a fire or other life threatening emergency. We ask that you stay home and off the roads for your safety and the safety of others. If you get on the road under less than optimal driving conditions, you may endanger the lives of snow plow operators, emergency responders who would help you if you got hurt, and doctors/nurses/etc. trying to get to their essential, life-saving jobs. Vehicles driving on snow compact it down, making it more difficult for the plow blade to clear the surface to the pavement. Please heed the warnings of the government and media and stay off the road unless you absolutely must be out in it.
Once again this season, the HOA has provided our contractors with a dedicated phone to handle snow emergency comments from our residents living on HOA owned streets. If you have an immediate concern regarding an HOA owned street or sidewalk, you may contact dispatch at 202-617-6484. This phone will be monitored throughout the storm, but please leave a message if you do not reach dispatch immediately. They may be handling other calls or plowing at the moment. If you reside on a VDOT street, you may contact VDOT at 800-FOR-ROAD (367-7623) or You may also visit http://vdotplows.org to track VDOT truck locations in real time.
Please take a few moments to refer to the Snow Removal FAQs for Broadlands Association.
Due to the threat of significant snowfall overnight Monday into Tuesday and the safety of staff and volunteers in getting safely to and from the board meeting, the meeting has been postponed until Tuesday, March 21st at 6pm.
- Feb 27, 2017- Edging
- Mar 8 – 17, 2017 – Mulching services
- Apr 3 – 7, 2017 – Turf application (fertilization, pre & post – emergent)
The HOA assessments paid by Courtyard, Overland Park and Park Glenn homeowners include turf maintenance services, provided by Heritage Landscape Services (HLS). Important: Park Glen Villas lawns will be treated only in the areas not enclosed with fencing. Courtyard Homes (Overland Park and Southern Walk) entire lawns will be treated, including fenced areas as long as they are kept unlocked. Access must be available. Gates that are locked, in disrepair, or difficult to open will not have the backyards/courtyards serviced until access is available. HLS is not responsible for fencing, siding, air condition units/platforms, or structural elements of homes. HLS is not responsible for perennials, plantings and annuals installed by the homeowner. This service does not include bed weeding or dead plant removal or other items not described within the scope of services. HLS is not responsible for irrigation, lighting, invisible fencing or any other personal utilities that are not clearly marked.
NEW! Sign Up to Receive Email Notifications Instead of Mailed Letters! The HOA offers to send email notices in lieu of mailing letters to notify you of landscaping treatments that occur throughout the year. This will allow us to quickly notify you of any changes to the treatment dates in case of inclement weather or alert you of any concerns related to landscape services. If you choose to receive notifications via email, you will no longer receive mailed letters. Please send all emails that you would like included in our landscape notifications to: firstname.lastname@example.org (Please be sure to include your name and address).
On Friday, March 3, 2017, the HOA Office and Nature Center will have limited hours from 9:00am – 12:00pm for Employee Appreciation Day.
Concrete Jack will be performing repair work on HOA owned sidewalks to raise and support or grind down concrete as appropriate, to reduce trip hazards. They are scheduled to be on site from Monday, February 20th-Thursday, February 23rd. We do not anticipate any significant interruptions in sidewalk access. Detailed information on the process can be found on their website at http://concretejack.com/sidewalk-repair/. These repairs are both environmentally friendly (uses existing concrete rather than removing, discarding of, and repouring old concrete) and cost efficient.
Trees are an integral part of the overall image and character of Broadlands and must be protected. You are required to obtain approval from the HOA before you can remove trees from your property. Prior to applying, please check your survey plat to verify that the tree is on your property. Tree stumps must be removed below ground level and the area reestablished.
For more details, please refer to the Design Guidelines on Tree Removal or contact our office at 703-729-9704. For general information on the Modifications Subcommittee approval process, click HERE>>
MONDAY HOLIDAYS ARE FOR NATURE CENTER ADVENTURES!
Attention Kindergartners through 5th Graders, come to the Broadlands Nature Center on the following Monday holidays and spend the day with the Naturalist!
All program times are from 7:45am – 2:45pm, Please click on REGISTER HERE for details, to register and pay:
As a new service to the community, we are offering full-day Nature Center Adventures on Monday holidays. We know everyone doesn’t get the day off; and if the kids have a holiday from school it should be fun and memorable. The programs will be held outdoors as much as possible, dress accordingly. Grades 3rd-5th have the opportunity of doing animal care training and becoming part of our Youth Naturalist program. All participants will take part in animal care, nature learning, scavenger hunts; learning through creating, and games. Hours for this program are the same as the school, 7:45am – 2:45pm, with options to lengthen if needed. Price per day is $50.00 with a reduction of $40.00 per child if multiple children are enrolled. These programs include all of the materials, but none of the food (please send a packed lunch with your child). The ratio of instructor to participants will never be greater than 1:12, 24 students maximum. Youth Naturalist interns will be present to support animal care training and interactions as well as to facilitate team games.
IF WE DO NOT GET A MINIMUM OF 8 PARTICIPANTS, THE PROGRAM WILL BE CANCELLED AND YOU WILL BE NOTIFIED PRIOR TO THE PROGRAM DATE.
The HOA Offices and Nature Center will be closed on Friday, December 30th and Monday, January 2nd for Christmas.
Trash and Recycling Holiday Schedule: Service schedule will not be impacted on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day since both holidays are on Sunday this year and therefore services will be provided as usual on the Monday following each holiday. However, Patriot Disposal’s offices will be closed.
Christmas Tree Collection: Christmas trees will be collected on trash collection days during the weeks of January 2nd and January 9th. All tinsel and decorations must be removed and trees should NOT be placed in plastic bags.