Dear Neighborhood Families,
One of the best things about our neighborhood is that it is kid and family friendly. For many of us, that’s precisely why we moved here and live here. Seeing kids playing outside on a beautiful day is an asset we all benefit from. However, to keep that goal, we need to help our kids to be mindful of the impact they have on our common spaces and neighbors’ yards. As board members, we sometimes hear complaints from the community about property destruction.
Most recently, some kids have been witnessed sitting on saplings to break them and use them for building tee-pees in the central area behind houses 1478, 1480, 1482, … on one side and houses 1554, 1556, 1558, … on the other side. While, it is clear these kids are not malicious, and their actions are unintentional, we need to educate them that breaking trees for play isn’t okay. As this causes damage to the space, when we are in the process of re-planting to stop erosion. When neighbors try to say something to the children, it doesn’t seem to get heard, as would be expected. However, when parents say something to their own kids the impact is greater.
Parents, please consider talking to your kids about this. We are happy to engage and discussion to provide details and explain the problem. Thanks to the larger community for speaking up. Please reach out to Sarah (email@example.com) and Beth (firstname.lastname@example.org) for details and to discuss how we can rectify this together.
Let’s keep our community family friendly and beautiful. It’s to all our benefit. We are open to hearing your thoughts, as communication keeps our neighborhood a really good place to live.
Greetings fellow ARC’ers
Hope everyone is keeping warm and surviving the crazy temperature swings
Wanted to mention a few things:
1) HOA Meeting Dates: below are the dates for upcoming HOA meetings, that is open to all homeowners:
- Time will be 7 pm and location will be Armstrong Elementary School
2) Dog Poop & Cigarette butts: We receive many such complaints. Reminder that it is the responsibility of dog owners to pick up your dog’s poop diligently. We have kids that play here and we all live here, please be neighborly and do your part. If you see something, perhaps engage them politely & gently and ask them to do their part to clean up behind their pet
3) Trash & Recycling: Remember to put all trash in containers, so animals don’t get into them. And please cover recyclables especially if it’s going to be windy (like today). Again please be neighborly and if you see a empty water bottle rolling around somewhere, please consider picking it up and putting again in your recycle bin
Kindly remember, HOA board are not enforcers, but rather unpaid bureaucrats that need the community’s help in such matters
Happy Winter and looking forward to the Spring
As per the email blast, the follow up meeting of homeowners and HOA board will be at Nov 28th at 7 pm at Armstrong Elementary school on Nov 28th.
If anyone has any speicfic nuanced Q’s about the Erosion and/or Arbor studies, please email them to Ram or Beth ahead of time.
-Ram @ 1491
Happy soggy Sunday! But at least fall colors are beautiful outside. 🙂
Quick Update: Board meeting has now been scheduled for November 14th at 7 pm and Armstrong elementary school
See you there!
Pics from Halloween! If anyone wants the original (full size pics) for your collection, contact me! Big thanks to Carlos, Jeff, and Big Jon (aka Halloween Brew Crew) for all the work on the Haunted House!!
If you have pics you want to share or add cooler captions let me know 🙂 -Ram
Just a friendly announcement of Halloween activities for tomorrow (for kids & parents alike)
Halloween Costume Parade:
4:45 pm – Meet at Tot Lot
5:00 pm – Costume Parade
6:00 pm or so – Trick or Treating begins!! (remember gotta dress up if you want candy!!
Due to logistical challenges, this meeting scheduled for Nov. 7th is cancelled.
We are looking to confirm another date, and will update everyone with the new date & time shortly.
Hello from the new HOA board of Summit Chase Cluster Board (aka Autumn Ridge Cir Cluster ) !
Thank you all for patience. We have been collecting emails and phone numbers for our email distribution list (DL). Thank you to everyone who has shared their contact and all who helped. If you didn’t get the email, please reach to Ram (email@example.com) with your email address.
Some Important announcements:
Please mark your calendars for Tuesday November 7th at 7 pm. This is the first board meeting of this fiscal year. The meeting is at the Neil Armstrong Elementary school either in the Library or the Cafeteria.
- Ratify the budget-we will be discussing the quarterly assessment.
- Discuss the plans for community improvement through the proposals outlined in the Engineering and Arbor Study.
- Please review these on the Summit Chase website; summitchasecluster.or
g Please email all questions about this plan to: firstname.lastname@example.org in advance of the meeting.
- If you have problems, you can reach out to Beth or Ram
Other items of interest:
Anyone interested in Fairfax County’s interest in radically increasing the density of Reston in the near future; please plan to attend a meeting at South Lakes High School October 23, 2017 in the Cafeteria. Please speak to your neighbor John Nusbaum @ 1579 (email@example.com) for details about this issue.
Happy Halloween & see you around in the neighborhood!
-Ram & Beth
Hello from the new HOA board! Thank you all for patience. We have been collecting emails and phone numbers for our email distribution list. It’s almost ready and you should see our first email tomorrow.
-Ram @ 1491
Autumn Ridge Cir HOA – Secretary
Due to the rain today, the patching and paving work has been postponed until tomorrow, Thursday September 7th.
We appreciate your patience during this work.