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
SNOW REMOVAL GUIDELINES IN BROADLANDS
WITH THIS WEEKEND’S FORECAST CALLING FOR SO MUCH SNOW, PLEASE MAKE A POINT TO FOLLOW THESE TIPS:
- Move cars from street parking to garage/driveway to allow plows plenty of room
- Bring in your Thursday trash and recycle bins, so they aren’t in the way – or buried.
- It’s a big storm – give the crews time to reach your street.
- Be sure to contact the appropriate plowing company – see Snow Removal Guidelines
- When clearing your driveway, pile snow to the sides, so the plow won’t push it back into your driveway.
- Clear sidewalks in front of your house as soon as possible (it’s the law).
- Be mindful of your neighbors, please pile snow where it won’t be a nuisance.
More info on winter weather from VDOT: http://www.virginiadot.org/travel/snow.asp
The Broadlands Association is not responsible for removing snow or treating state or county maintained (VDOT) roadways. The Association is only responsible for clearing snow from paved parking areas in townhome neighborhoods and HOA maintained roads in the community. Snow removal will be performed when an accumulation of 2 inches or more has fallen on the ground. Please click the following list to find out if VDOT or the HOA maintains your street, which numbers to call with questions, and guidelines on snow removal: SNOW REMOVAL LIST AND GUIDELINES
The Board of Directors has approved a minimal increase in the general monthly assessments in 2016. Prior to the January 2016 payment, please be certain to update your payment system to reflect the following amounts in order to avoid late fees:
- Single Family Homes on VDOT streets – $75.00 per month
- Town Homes – $89.00 per month
- Single Family Homes on Private Street – $94.00 per month
- Villa Homes – $104.00 per month
- Courtyard Homes – $132.00 per month
Assessment coupons will be mailed to all owners at the address on file with FirstService Residential. If you have not received your coupons by December 15, 2015, please contact FirstService Residential at 703-679-1541 or firstname.lastname@example.org . If you participate in the Direct Debit Program through FirstService Residential, you will not receive a coupon booklet and the 2016 assessments will be automatically deducted from your account.
Direct Debit Program: Owners are encouraged to sign up for the Direct Debit Program through FirstService Residential. Your monthly assessment will be automatically deducted from your bank account during the first week of every month. This eliminates the possibility of a payment being missed or lost in the mail and the Association charging a late fee to your account as a result. The Automated Payment Service Authorization Form is available at this link: https://www.broadlandshoa.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/FSR-AR-Automatic-Debit-Form.pdf.
PayLease: FirstService Residential also accepts major credit cards and e-checks for assessment payments. Through PayLease, you can make a one-time e-payment or schedule recurring e-payments by visiting https://fsresidential.com/virginia/home.
If you have questions regarding the assessment levels, you may contact the General Manager, Sarah Gerstein at email@example.com or 703-729-9704.
UPDATE: All remaining streets listed on the repair schedule will now be incorporated into the spring asphalt repair schedule: Concrete Repair Schedule – PDF
***WINTER WEATHER TREATMENTS***: Any newly installed concrete sidewalk, apron, curb and gutter, or handicap ramps are subject to scaling and spalling when chemicals are applied for de-icing. Please DO NOT use de-icing salts such as calcium or sodium chloride or other products such as ammonium sulfate or ammonium nitrate. Such chemicals can cause scaling as well as induce severe chemical attack on the concrete surface. Clean sand is recommended for traction if at all possible.
Please contact the HOA office at 703-729-9704 with any questions.
The modifications subcommittee does not have a quorum for the December 16, 2015 meeting. Therefore, the rescheduled meeting will be held at the Nature Center on Monday December 21, 2015, starting at 6:00 pm. The cutoff date for submitting applications will be by noon on December 17, 2015.
CONCRETE REPAIR PROJECT – PRIVATE STREETS ONLY
The Board of Directors for Broadlands Association has contracted with Fairfax Paving & Concrete, Inc. to perform minor concrete work on certain PRIVATE streets in Broadlands beginning the week of November 16. Some sections of sidewalk and driveway aprons will be replaced. This work will require the COMPLETE COOPERATION of all property owners and residents. Concrete areas to be replaced have been marked with BLUE PAINT. If you have a blue mark on your driveway apron, please pay particular attention to the information below.
This project will take place according to the Concrete Repair Schedule (weather permitting). While we will make every effort not to inconvenience residents, the desire is to complete concrete repairs before winter. Additional asphalt repairs will be made in spring 2016.
All work is, of course, WEATHER PERMITTING. In the event of rain, the project will move forward one day for each day of rain. Please be advised that any delay in the schedule will affect the entire schedule, so let’s hope Mother Nature cooperates. Rain or wet streets on any day guarantees a delay. Updates will be posted on message boards at the entrances.
Please do not park within twenty feet of concrete which has been marked with blue paint. Any driveway apron being replaced may not be driven over for a minimum of 72 hours and a maximum of 96 hours upon completion of the work. FPC representatives will remove the barricades once the concrete has dried and fully set and is ready to bear the weight of a vehicle. Please ensure any vehicles parked in the garage or driveway are vacated by 7am on your scheduled day. Work will take place between 7:00am and 5:00pm daily.
On the day work is scheduled for your area of the community, the contractor will make the determination, based on the weather conditions and reports for that day, as to whether the work can start as scheduled. If FPC makes the determination that the work cannot start as scheduled, work will be delayed for one (1) day (e.g., work scheduled for the 16th will be rescheduled for the 17th and so on).
We wish to minimize the disruption to you and maximize the efficiency of the job, so please make plans accordingly! Questions may be directed to Sarah Gerstein at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-729-9704.
PDF Version: Concrete Repairs Nov 15 Notice and Schedule
If you have repair concerns or questions on VDOT streets, please visit: https://my.vdot.virginia.gov/
The Nature Center and HOA offices will be closed on Wednesday, November 11th in observance of Veterans Day.