Preparing for the Snow and Information to Know…

TRASH / RECYCLING SERVICES

UPDATE: Due to the inclement weather and poor road conditions, all scheduled services for Thursday, February 18 have been suspended. Trash services will resume on Monday, February 22 and recycling on Thursday, February 25.

STREETS

  • Vehicles parked in streets inhibit snow removal operations. Please relocate vehicles that are parked curbside to either garages, driveways or parking spaces. This will allow for curb-to-curb snow removal and help plows remove snow faster.
  • The HOA does not plow VDOT streets. If you have questions or concerns about any street in Broadlands, please refer to the Street Ownership List and Maintenance Guidelines before contacting the appropriate party:
  • Clear Fire Hydrants: Firefighters need to be able to quickly locate fire hydrants, or lives and property could be lost. You can help by clearing a three-foot radius around hydrants near your home. Without your help, engine drivers need to shovel a path to make the connect, and that causes a delay in establishing a water supply to extinguish the fire.

SIDEWALKS

  • The HOA contractor clears sidewalks on HOA owned streets where there is not an adjacent unit owner.
  • For all sidewalks directly adjacent to a unit, the unit owner is responsible for clearing of snow, even if adjacent to a common sidewalk.  The HOA is not staffed to patrol and issue violation letters for this type of issue.  Even if the staff were in place and equipped to safely patrol following a snow or ice event, by the time a violation letter reached a homeowner, the snow would be long melted.  Since not clearing sidewalks is a violation of state and county law, our Covenants team refers residents to contact the county to report issues.
  • Both the Commonwealth of Virginia and Loudoun County Codes require that the occupant – whether an owner or a tenant – remove all snow and ice from any walkway adjoining any part of their property within 6 hours after the snowfall has ceased. If the snow or ice fell during the night, it should be removed by noon the following day. Should the storm occur on Sunday, the accumulation should be removed by Noon on Monday. Failure to comply with the Code can result in a fine of $250.00 imposed by the county.
  • Complaints should be reported to the County Department of Building and Development, (703) 777-0635 or reported online through their portal, Loudoun Express Request (Lex).  

Design Guidelines (Modifications)

STOP! Are you planning on adding or making any changes to the exterior of your home or property? Changes, additions and improvements need approval, whether they physically touch your home or not!

Before making any modification change, addition or improvement to the exterior of your home, an application is required for the Modifications Subcommittee to review. If in doubt an application is needed, please contact Robin Crews, Modifications/Resale Manager at rcrews@broadlandshoa.com for any questions. For the full process on how to submit a modification for approval, please visit our website at: broadlandshoa.org/design-guidelines

The Declarations for Broadlands Association Article 7, Section 7.5 (a) – Additions, Alterations, or Improvements by the Owners Subsection – Approval requires that “No person shall make any addition, alteration, or improvement in or to any Lot or any portion of the Property (other than for normal upkeep or natural landscaping and not because of the transparency of glass doors, walls, or windows) which is visible from the exterior of the Lot or such portion of the Property, without the prior written consent of the Covenants Committee.”

Damaged Trees Due to Winter Storm

Potomac Trees is on property working as quickly as possible to assess and remove damaged trees in the common areas. If you need to report a fallen/leaning tree that stems from the common area, please contact 703-729-9704 or info@broadlandshoa.com and provide location and pictures if possible. The HOA is not responsible to remove damaged trees from resident properties. If you have an emergency situation, please proceed with tree removal, however, you will need to submit an application, after the fact, to the HOA Modification Subcommittee. Please note that stumps are required to be removed below ground level when the weather permits and replacements may be required depending on their location.