Do not rake leaves on to common areas

Please do not rake large piles of leaves on to common area turf or in parking areas as it will kill the grass and no one wants to walk through large piles of leaves to get to their vehicles.  If you rake please plan on picking them up.  First leaf removal will not be until the 2nd week of November. We will let you know when we have an exact date.

Keep our community safe – Please Slow Down

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Recently there have been some incidents involving pedestrians and people driving too fast in our cluster. Residents are reminded that the posted speed limit for our cluster is 15 miles per hour. Please respect our community and drive carefully. Also, remind guests and visitors to be mindful of the posted speed limits.

Thank you for keeping our community safe.

Annual Meeting: November 4th

Per the bylaws of Harpers Square Cluster, our annual meeting will be held on Saturday, November 4th at Crystal Stewart’s house (10902 HSC) at 9 AM.  Each home gets one vote and the owner of the townhouse must be present to vote.  We need 1/5 (10) of the houses represented in order to conduct business, so it is important to attend, if at all possible.

The agenda promises to include items of importance to all homeowners:

Budget: An assessment of where we stand with this year’s budget and projections for next year’s budget.

Retaining wall replacement:  We will provide an update on the project and talk about timing and cost.

Tree trimming and landscaping:  Provide an update on these projects. We will discuss the possibility of including mowing of homeowners’ lawns as part of the common area service agreement.

Board positions:   The current board has all agreed to see the retaining wall replacement project through to completion in 2018. But we are in need of a few volunteers to help with projects and learn the ropes of running the association. We hope a few new volunteers might one day, in the not too distant future, be interested in serving on the board and allow some members of the current board to hang up our hats after many years of service.  If you are interested, please let us know.

We look forward to seeing everyone at our annual meeting.  As we did last year, we will not be providing food or drinks (no one would eat anything), so feel free to bring your own coffee, if you need a caffeine fix in the morning.

Please let us know if you have any questions.

Personal Toys in Tot Lot

Please do not leave your personal toys in the tot lot area.

Personal toys left in the tot lot present a safety hazard and could expose you to a liability claim.  There is always a recall on toys because children choke on them or for a multitude of other safety reasons.  The last thing we want is for a toy left in the tot lot to injure a child.

Please remove any personal toys from the tot lot by next Thursday, October 5th. Any personal toys left in the tot lot after that date will be removed by the Board.

Thanks for your understanding and cooperation.

HSC Board

Car Thief Update

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Fairfax County Police have apprehended the person they believe is responsible for the rash of car larcenies in our cluster.

That said, we need to remain vigilant and continue to lock our cars (and houses) to discourage other would-be-criminals from coming our way.

 

Open Mailbox

Someone left their mailbox open in the group of mailboxes to the left just as you drive into Harpers Square Court.  There is mail in the box that is visible.  If you have a mailbox in this grouping, please check your box.

A Couple of Reminders

Please take your trash and recycle bins back to your house from the curb by Saturday morning after the Friday pickup.  Don’t let them sit at the curb for days.  Your neighbors do not like to look at them.   If you are not going to be home, please make arrangements with someone else to move them for you.

Also, we do not have reserved parking spots, so it is not acceptable to block a spot with an item to reserve it.  If you need a specific spot for a few days for some reason (elderly person visiting, home contractor work), please let a member of the board know and we can work something out with your neighbors.