The Southern Walk Pool will reopen on time today, Tuesday, July 4th.
Due to equipment malfunction, the Southern Walk pool is currently closed. We are working diligently to reopen as quickly as possible, but locating the needed parts over the holiday weekend is difficult. Summerbrooke and Community Center pools remain open as scheduled.
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.
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.
After weeks and weeks of rain, Fairfax Paving and Excavation was able to get into the community to perform some concrete work Thursday and Friday, May 19 and 20. Crews posted notices on Wednesday, May 18. The schedule is as follows:
Crew 1: Thursday will be on Sunstone and Westdale courts
Friday they will be in section 11 (Iredell Terrace, Riders Square and New Bridge Square.
Crew 2: Thursday will be in section 7 (Center Post Terrace, Frame Square & Crossbeam Square)
Friday they will be in section 8 (Welby Terrace, Field Station Terrace & Ivywood Terrace)
Additional updates will be provided as soon as available.
Our plow operators keep working day and night to attempt to clear passable lanes on HOA owned streets. Most of these crews have not seen their own beds, more than a few hours of sleep, a hot meal, or their families in over 80 hours. They are putting in long hours to help keep you safe.
- VDOT is responsible for snow removal on state-managed roads. These typically include major roadways, secondary roads and subdivision roads that are not managed privately by homeowners associations (HOAs) or private-contract, such as shopping center lots.
- The Towns of Purcellville and Leesburg are responsible for plowing town-managed roads within their jurisdictions.
- HOAs or property-owners typically manage snow removal in residential areas, such as around townhomes, condos, apartments, and on private property.
- Developers are responsible for a small number of developments that are still under their purview because the roads have not yet been entered into the state system; in these cases, developers have responsibility for removing snow.
- Loudoun County removes snow from a very small number of streets that are managed by the county government.
- Motorists should avoid unnecessary travel as low overnight temperatures likely will result in icy pavement conditions.
- If residents have a serious emergency (i.e. medical or fire), they should call 9-1-1 and VDOT will work in coordination with emergency responders to get them the help they need.
- Crews are asked to be mindful of pushing large piles onto driveways, but in an extreme storm it is an unintended consequence of making roads passable.
We are receiving complaints regarding HOA streets needing additional plow service. We continue to dispatch crews to all HOA owned streets and appreciate your patience as we work on our digging out efforts. Crews have been on site for three days clearing out roads, but will continue to work until all HOA owned roads are passable. The dedicated snow plow phone is overwhelmed with calls wanting to know when streets will be open, so if you do not reach a live person, please be patient and try again.
We also have relieved a number of inquiries regarding VDOT roads. Please review the road list prior to calling to check the ownership and maintenance responsibility and contact the appropriate party. We understand that the VDOT phone lines are overwhelmed as well, but please continue to contact VDOT directly. The HOA staff and contractors cannot assist with VDOT owned streets. The list can be found online at https://www.broadlandshoa.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/SnowRemoval.pdf.
If you find yourself in a true emergency situation, dial 9-1-1.
Due to cleanup efforts and road conditions, Patriot Disposal has announced that all trash collection services for Monday, January 25th have been cancelled. Trash service will resume on your next regularly-scheduled collection day (Thursday). Rest assured that all accumulated materials will be collected when they return. At that time, please be sure that all containers are accessible, movable and free from ice and snow.
Broadlands contractors continue their efforts to clear roads and sidewalks. The county has asked people to stay off the roads until at least Monday in order to allow crews to make roads as safe as possible. The subzero temperatures expected overnight will create hazardous conditions with black ice. Please stay safe and stay home if at all possible.
This is to provide a quick update to assure you that our crews have been out and working around the clock to try to keep a path clear on the private streets in Broadlands. There are ten trucks, three tractors, a bobcat, front end loader, and over 25 people dedicated to clearing the streets and sidewalks in Broadlands.
However, this storm is historic in nature and our drivers have said it is worse than Snowmageddeon was in 2010. The wet, heavy snow, high winds, frequent whiteout conditions, and massive snowfall rates in a short period of time make keeping up with the snowfall difficult. The trucks have also encountered abandoned vehicles in the middle of roads that they must work around, and have even gotten stuck themselves at times. Additionally, the plow operators are having trouble finding fuel locally, and are having to travel to Leesburg or Chantilly to fill up. They have also been helping ambulances get into the neighborhood and emergency responders get out of the neighborhood to get to work.
They are asking residents not to shovel snow from their driveways into the roadways as this creates even more snow for the plows to try to push. Please shovel snow off your driveway into your yard if possible.
We ask for your continued patience and thank you for your understanding during this crippling and historic storm.
The HOA office and Nature Center will close by 12:00 pm on Friday, January 22, 2016 in conjunction with the Federal Government.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past week, you are well aware that we’re expecting a significant winter weather event this weekend. Whether we get 12 inches of snow or 30, the impact will take its toll and we will be digging out for several days. The governor has declared a state of emergency, schools have been canceled, and we are under a blizzard warning with heavy snow and wind expected through 6am Sunday. Conditions will deteriorate rapidly starting Friday afternoon. I wanted to take some time to explain a little bit about what to expect in the coming days. Continue reading