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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.
- Want to see the VDOT plows at work? Check out http://www.vdotplows.org/ for live action.
- Loudoun County provides excellent winter weather resources to residents on their website at http://www.loudoun.gov/index.aspx?NID=767.
- VDOT also provides useful winter weather information on their website at http://www.virginiadot.org/travel/snow.asp.
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As you may have noticed, the VDOT snow plows have made a bit of a mess of the main drags here in Broadlands. VDOT plows Claiborne Parkway, Broadlands Boulevard, and Waxpool Road/Truro Parish (among others). The large plows that are used on these main roads sometimes have a difficult time locating the edges of the roadways when they are snow covered, and they often run up the sloped curbs and onto the grass, skimming and damaging the surface of the turf. You can see the grass divots as you drive throughout the community. HOA funds are used to restore this turf damage in the spring. In an effort to assist the plows in identifying the edges of the roadways and keeping them off the turf, the HOA will be installing snow stakes every 50ft along the main roads. These 6ft orange stakes will be driven approximately 8″ into the ground at the edge of the turf where it meets the curb. We expect the stakes to be installed in the next week and they will remain until the threat of snow has greatly diminished (generally mid March). In future years, they will be installed at the beginning of the snow season, likely mid to late November.
Come one, come all! Decorate your home for the holidays and enter the First Annual Broadlands Holiday Home Decorating Contest! Full information and registration can be found at https://www.broadlandshoa.org/broadlands-holiday-home-decorating-contest.
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!
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.
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.
Show your pride in our community with a Broadlands magnet. Put one on your car (or your spouse’s car), your fridge, your locker or anywhere a magnet will stick. About 3″x5″, these are high resolution, full color print on a flexible, non-marring magnet. You can purchase the magnets at the HOA Office in the Nature Center – $2 each, while supplies last! (Click graphic for larger view.)