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Broadlands fountain at Old Ryan/Mooreview

Discussion in 'Broadlands Community Issues' started by pvcv, May 13, 2015.

  1. pvcv

    pvcv New Member

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    Anyone know when the fountain at the Broadlands sign at the corner of Old Ryan and Mooreview will be operating again?
     
  2. beahmer

    beahmer Member

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    there is a problem with the water supply to the fountain - Van Metre is working on it - exact timeline is unknown
     
  3. chris67

    chris67 New Member

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    They should be able to give you a ETA on the fix????
     
  4. Salvadoranguy503

    Salvadoranguy503 Member

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    that fountain has been out for almost 5 months now.. It looks horrible. isnt the HOA supposed to take care of this issue? Thats why we pay our HOA fees..
     
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  5. kevinq

    kevinq Member

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    Previous posts on this topic stated that this fountain is maintained by the Commercial Broadlands HOA (Van Metre) and not part of Broadlands HOA and therefore not part of our HOA dues.
     
  6. beahmer

    beahmer Member

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    Kevinq is correct. The HOA does not own or maintain the fountain and therefore your HOA dues aren't paying for it. As indicated in my post above the fountain has water supply issues and Van Metre is working on it. They would like to get it working just as much as you I'm sure.
     
  7. chris67

    chris67 New Member

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    I can't believe you being the Hoa President you can't get a answer on how long the repair will take?
     
  8. beahmer

    beahmer Member

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    Chris - thanks for thinking that I have some sway over the developer..... I ask this at every meeting and the answer is always the same - problem not readily diagnosable. However I was told yesterday that its expected to be on by today or the beginning of next week.
     
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  9. kevinq

    kevinq Member

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    Chris, as a resident of this Van Metre community, you can call Van Metre to voice your displeasure of the inoperable fountain with Van Metre.
     
  10. chris67

    chris67 New Member

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    Keving, It's been done! What's the point of having a Hoa Board? They should be able to get a eta on the fix.......
     
  11. flynnibus

    flynnibus Well-Known Member Forum Staff

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    If someone said the same thing about you controlling your wife... what would you reply? :) :) The HOA has no authority over the developer or property the developer owns. It's a symbiotic relationship - not a direct authority one. Requests, agreements, etc. It's not like the HOA can threaten Van Meter or their reps in a meaningful way. It's politics man... a balancing act.

    You can also participate in the board meetings and voice your displeasure to either of those parties in person and see if that helps.
     
  12. kevinq

    kevinq Member

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    Since the Dulles Greenway passes through Broadlands, can the HOA Board work on getting distance-based tolls?
     
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  13. glencastle

    glencastle The Paterfamilias

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    Anyone happen to have some info on the status of the fountain? It hasn't been working for quite some time now, but I notice that the sprinkler systems right in front of it are on. Seems to be a recurring pattern....
     
  14. Mr. Linux

    Mr. Linux Senior Member & Moderator Forum Staff

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    I’ll bring this up at the next Board meeting. I’ve noticed this also...

    Keep in mind that the Broadlands HOA isn’t responsible for the fountain, Van Metre is.
     
  15. vacliff

    vacliff "You shouldn't say that."

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    With Van Metre’s rezoning application recommended for approval by TLUC, I suspect they won’t fire it up since it will be removed to make way for future development.
     
  16. Mr. Linux

    Mr. Linux Senior Member & Moderator Forum Staff

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    I heard back from a Van Metre representative and received some preliminary information regarding the fountain. They had a main line bust, which is why the fountain is currently not running. The company they contract with for repairs has been busy with the start of pool season, but I'm told that VM expects the fountain to be up and running this week if no other issues are found. There was also mention of a possible leak, so they will be looking into that as well. Perhaps we'll get updated information at Tuesday's Board meeting.

    And in regards to Cliff's comment above, here's what they told us: "Right now, the plan is to try and save and integrate the fountain into our plans for that section."

    Finally, the HOA did ask VM to coordinate with us if there is a decision to remove/destroy the letters so that we can see if they can be relocated. They have become a 'landmark' and I would hate to see them go if they can be relocated elsewhere in our community.
     
  17. flynnibus

    flynnibus Well-Known Member Forum Staff

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    Put them on the roof of the new mid risers going in... ;)
     
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  18. flynnibus

    flynnibus Well-Known Member Forum Staff

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    Maybe laying flat so we can see if flying into Dulles!

    That or an eye of Sauron.... maybe that
     
  19. glencastle

    glencastle The Paterfamilias

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    Good info...thanks for looking into it.
     
  20. Tech91

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    Saw a NV Pools truck near the sign earlier today...hopefully it should be back on soon.

    On a side note...what's with the overgrown lily beds along Mooreview Parkway and Wynridge Drive...they are full of tall weeds. Looks unsightly. I think these medians are maintained by Van Metre commercial??
     

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