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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.
Due to the amounts and types of precipitation in the Northern Virginia area, Patriot Disposal will be suspending collection services on Thursday, February 13th and their office will be closed. Their primary concern is the safety of crews and customers. Both trash and recycling will be collected on our next regularly scheduled pick up day of Monday, February 17th.
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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.
Calling all volunteers to come out for the Events/Broadlands Live Committee Meeting at the Broadlands Community Center (43004 Waxpool Road) at 7:30pm on Tuesday, January 14, 2014. Are you interested in helping organize the Broadlands community events? Do you have an idea for a new event you’d like to see us host? Wanting to revamp any of the current events? Perhaps you are interested in music or fundraising. The committee welcomes all to attend and looks forward to hearing our residents great ideas and recommendations. We also need lots of help to produce our great neighborhood events. Light refreshments will be served.
Congratulations to the winners in our 1st Annual Holiday Decorating Contest! Winners will receive a gift card. Thanks to all those who participated in the contest.
21381 Glebe View Drive
21385 Glebe View Drive
21590 Merion Street
42740 Ridgeway Drive
42784 Ridgeway Drive
42875 Spring Morning Court
42918 Cloverleaf Court
The following homes submitted entries for the Holiday Decorating Contest. Winners will be announced on December 20th.
21196 Sundial Court
21317 Small Branch Place
21381 Glebe View Drive
21385 Glebe View Drive
21408 Glebe View Dr
21500 Chickacoan Trail Drive
21590 Merion St
22124 Park Glen Dr
42740 Ridgeway Drive
42774 Middle Ridge Place
42784 Ridgeway DR
42875 Spring Morning Ct
42918 Cloverleaf Ct
42956 Ellzey Drive
42973 Ridgeway Dr
Looking for the perfect stocking stuffer? How about a Broadlands stainless steel laser engraved corkscrew for the wine aficionado? Available for $7.00 at the Nature Center. These corkscrews are sturdy, sleek, and stylish.
How about showing off your Broadlands pride around town with a car logo magnet? Perfect for the new driver in the family, and only $2.00.
Stop by the Nature Center during normal business hours to pick yours up today!
Christmas Is Just Around the Corner!
Please join us for the Broadlands Annual Visit with Santa on Friday, December 6th from 6:00p.m. – 9:00p.m. at the new Broadlands Clubhouse, 43360 Rickenbacker Square. The new clubhouse is located on the right hand side of Waxpool Road driving east just after you cross the Greenway.
Santa’s a very busy man this season making toys for all good girls and boys, so don’t miss your chance for a visit! Please be sure to bring your camera for photos of your family. Light refreshments will be provided, and entertainment by the Eagle Ridge Middle School Chorus, Eagle Ridge Jazz Band and the Briar Woods High School Chorus will make this a most enjoyable evening.
We will have a TOYS FOR TOTS box to collect new unwrapped toy donations. Last year, it was wonderful to see this box overfl owing with your kindness and generosity! Please help us do it again this year.
If you have any questions please contact Barbara van der Biezen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.