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 email@example.com . 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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.
As we head into our winter months, only one meeting per month will be held for modification reviews. Your application and supporting documentation should be submitted by noon on the Thursday prior to the meeting:
- March through October – 1st and 3rd Wednesdays
- November through February – 3rd Wednesdays ONLY
Upcoming meeting dates:
Submission Date Meeting Date
November 12, 2015 November 18, 2015
December 10, 2015 December 16, 2015
January 14, 2016 January 20, 2016
February 11, 2016 February 17, 2016
Due to scheduling issues, the Modifications Subcommittee will meet on Thursday, September 17, 2015, at 7:00 pm in the Nature Center conference room. (Previously scheduled on Wednesday, September 16)
A plat is a survey of a piece of land to identify boundaries, easements, flood zones, roadway, and access rights of way. Most projects require a “Property Plat/Site Plan” to be submitted with an application. To preview plat samples, please click on the appropriate link below. Each sample shows the configuration of the lot, including the property dimensions, any easements, and building restrictions. You should have received a legal size document of your plat at the time of your settlement. Please include a copy of the original plat when submitting your modification documentation to the HOA.
What is the purpose of the plat? All architectural improvements must be drawn on the plat to show the location of your project such as a deck, patio, and screened-in porch, play equipment, etc. The plat assists the Modifications Subcommittee in understanding the project and its impact on your property and adjoining properties.
If you cannot locate your plat, contact your Settlement Company or a local land surveyor. In some instances, the Broadlands Homeowners Association office has copies of plats from prior application submissions.
All exterior home improvements require review and approval from the Modifications Subcommittee prior to starting a project. It is beneficial for you to review the specific guidelines pertaining to the planned modification before getting estimates or meeting with contractors. This ensures that you are familiar with any restrictions pertaining to the proposed project and can disclose them to the contractor as needed. For more information, please click HERE>> to be redirected to the Modifications/Design Guidelines page.
On Saturday, August 1, Broadlands was pleased to allow the “A” Shift crew of the Moorefield Fire and Rescue, Company 23 to perform water drills at our Community Center pool. This crew is entirely made up of career full time staff.
They used the time to get in some good physical training and practice different scenarios they could encounter in a real life emergency. They also practiced EMS skills and protocols when dealing with drowning/near drowning victims, both pediatric and adults, as well as neck and spinal cord injuries using backboards with straps and foam blocks.