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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.
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.
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 weight. Parents, 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.
Get 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.
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.
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 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!
Due to scheduling conflicts, the Modifications Subcommittee meeting previously scheduled for Wednesday, June 19th has been rescheduled to Wednesday, June 26th. The new submission deadline is noon on Thursday, June 20th.
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.
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.
Homeowners must submit an application to the Modifications Subcommittee prior to making any modifications to the exterior or visible from the exterior of their home including but not limited to: decks, fences, swing sets, patios, sheds, etc. Applications must be received no later than NOON THE THURSDAY BEFORE THE MEETING. For details on submitting an application, see the Modifications Subcommittee page.