Snow Stakes! Coming Soon To a Street Near You

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.

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.

Change to Deadline for Modifications Applications

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.

Broadlands Community Magnets

BHOA_MagnetShow 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.)