New Traffic Pattern at Rte. 50 and Gum Spring Road

StoneSpringsMapA major change in the traffic pattern for Gum Spring Road between Evergreen Mill Road and Route 50 is expected to occur on Wednesday, April 29, 2015. (click map for larger view)

The existing section of Gum Spring Road adjacent to the Stone Spring Emergency Center and the Stone Spring hospital (currently under construction) will close to through traffic immediately beyond the entrance to the emergency center. All traffic will use a new section of Stone Springs Boulevard on the north side of Route 50.

Also, southbound traffic on Gum Spring Road will be transitioned to the new road section which extends to Route 50 across from Stone Springs Boulevard. Detour signs and message boards will be in place to advise motorists of this change.

Flicks 10th Season – June 14

We’re celebrating our 10th year of fun family entertainment! Join your neighbors for movies outside under the stars. A FREE event for Broadlands residents and their guests. We’ll kick off the summer season with Monsters University on Saturday, June 14 at 8:45pm on the Nature Center lawn. Grab a picnic blanket, round up the kids, and join us for a great movie – popcorn and drinks are provided.

Volunteers spent last Saturday cleaning the movie screen in preparation for this summer’s movies.

Flicks Screen Cleaning

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.