Broadlands Annual Membership Meeting – Tues, May 6

The Broadlands Annual membership meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at the new Broadlands Clubhouse, located at 43360 Rickenbacker Square. The doors open at 6:30pm for the purpose of registering a quorum. The agenda begins at 7:00pm. As part of the meeting, an election will be held to select two (2) members to three-year terms ending in May 2017 and one (1) member to serve a one-year term ending in May 2015.
Even if you plan to attend, you are strongly encouraged to complete and return the Proxy Form which you received in the mail so that a quorum may be obtained. Proxy forms are also available at the HOA office. You can change your proxy at any time before the meeting, or you can rescind it and vote at the meeting. We suggest that you sign your Proxy as directed, naming another owner or, in the case of a non-resident Owner, the Lessee of such Owner’s Home, or the management agent as your designated proxy (instructed proxies only). If you do not have a person in mind to designate as your proxy, you may assign it to the Secretary of the Broadlands Board of Directors. This will allow us to establish a quorum and to run the meeting on time.
We thank you for your assistance and cooperation. We look forward to seeing you at the Annual Meeting!

Important Storm Information

The following information was sent last night to residents who subscribe to Broadlands Blast. Use the form at the top of the sidebar on the right to sign up for these email notifications.

Plowing Streets
VDOT is responsible for plowing streets that are county maintained, while the HOA is responsible for plowing privately owned streets and parking lots and the developer plows streets in sections they are still developing.  If you are uncertain who owns the street you live on, please check out the street listing (or Snow Removal Guidelines at the right). It is very helpful for residents to park in their driveways where possible. This allows plows to clear the widest path on the street and reduces the likelihood of parked vehicles getting hit either by passing snow plows or by other vehicles traveling on slippery road surfaces.  It is also helpful to remove trash and recycling cans or other obstructions from the roadways.

Clearing Sidewalks
Residents are reminded to clear all sidewalks adjacent to their property.  Chapter 1022.01 of the Loudoun County Codified Ordinances requires that snow and ice be removed from sidewalks that are adjacent to publicly maintained streets.  Please do not shovel snow into the street.

Pond Safety
Playing, walking, skating, or any other activity is prohibited on all community ponds. There is no ice in this community that can safely withstand human weightParents, please tell your children that it is extremely dangerous, even deadly, to walk, play, or skate on the ponds in the community. Keep your pets off the ponds as well as they are equally susceptible to falling through and getting seriously hurt of killed.

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Halloween House Decorating Contest

PumpkinGet into the Halloween spirit and decorate your home to be the scariest, funkiest or funniest in Broadlands! You must complete the Entry Form to participate. Entries must be received at the HOA Office by 5:00 pm on October 18 to be considered. Judging will take place starting at dusk the evenings of October 21 and 22.

Prizes will be awarded for Spookiest, Most Creative and Best Pumpkin Carvings. All winning entries will be listed in the Newsletter and on the website.

Autumn Community Yard Sale

The Autumn Community Yard Sale will be held on Saturday, September 28th, 2013 around the Broadlands neighborhood from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Please think about going “green” and bring along a reusable shopping bag. Check out the list of participants to see what’s for sale and view the community map to find each street.

Residents do not have to be on the list of participants to be part of the community yard sale. If you are a Broadlands resident, and would like to be included in the list of participants, please visit the Yard Sale Submission Form on the website.

It is the resident’s responsibility to check the list of participants for inclusion and accuracy.

July 4 Trash Pickup

Due to the July 4 holiday, the Loudoun Landfill will be closed. Therefore, Patriot Disposal will not be picking up trash and recycling on July 4. Instead, Patriot will pick up trash and recycling on Saturday, July 6. Please be sure toters are placed at the curb by 7am on Saturday, July 6.

Welcome to Our New Look!

Welcome to the “new and improved” Broadlands HOA website! It’s been quite a while in the making, and we continue to make improvements.

While the organization is slightly different from the “old” site, you’ll still find the popular stuff: design guidelines, pool information, newsletters – and an upgraded version of the discussion forums.

Best of all, you can now access all this information on your mobile device – even the forums. This new site is entirely mobile optimized!

PETiquette – Pick Up After Your Pet

Pet waste left on trails, sidewalks, streets, and grassy areas is carried by stormwater runoff into storm drains and into the watershed. Broadlands’ trails are dotted with Mutt Mitt stations with supplies to properly dispose of pet waste. The stations and disposal bags are provided by the HOA. Please remember to pick up after your pet. For more information about the impact of pet waste on the watershed, check out Loudoun County’s brochure, Scoop the Poop: Be the Solution to Stormwater Pollution.

BrewFest Bus – Sat., Jun. 22

Enjoy a “A Celebration of American Beer” and leave the driving to us. The  Northern Virginia Summer BrewFest will be held on Saturday, June 22, 2013 at Morven Park in Leesburg. Your Events Committee is sponsoring a Commercial 57 Passenger Luxury Bus (bathroom included) to shuttle between the Nature Center and the Festival. The Bus will depart from the Nature Center at even hours (10am, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm, 6pm). The Bus will depart the Festival for the return trip to the Nature Center at odd hours (1pm, 3pm, 5pm, 7pm, 9pm). The cost for the bus ride is a healthy $0. Check out the Festival at novabrewfest.com/summer/ and purchase your tickets early or at the gate. First come, first served for seating on the bus.

Greenway Toll Investigation

(Per Delegate Ramadan’s Office)  “On November 14th, 2012, Toll Road Investors Partnership II, L.P. (TRIP II), owners of the Dulles Greenway, requested permission to institute an increase in the tolls along the Greenway. Delegate Ramadan filed an official complaint with the State Corporation Commission (SCC) on December 7th, 2012, requesting that the increase be denied and that the toll rates on the Dulles Greenway be investigated to ensure compliance with the Code of Virginia.”

 “On January 16th, in spite of the request and arguments presented by Delegate Ramadan, the SCC issued an order allowing TRIP II to increase the toll rates. In response, Delegate Ramadan submitted a new request that the toll structure be investigated. January 30th, in response to Delegate Ramadan’s request, the SCC issued an order initiating an investigation into the current rate structure and rate levels charged by TRIP II.”

The SCC has set several hearing dates for public comments:

  • April 9 in Purcellville at the Loudoun Valley High School (340 North Maple Avenue) at 4pm and 7pm.
  • June 6 in Sterling at the Park View High School (400 W. Laurel Avenue) at 4pm and 7pm.
  • July 18 in Richmond at the SCC (1300 East Main Street) at 10am.

Delegate Ramadan is requesting your help: Sign the petition at www.LowerGreenwayTolls.com and consider attending the June 6th public hearing to voice your concerns.