Parking Reminder

With the holidays around the corner and with college students returning home for winter break, please be mindful of the following parking guidelines so that we all have the parking spaces we expect as residents of the cluster.

The cluster has enough parking spaces for every unit to have 2 spots with a few left over for visitors. If you have a third vehicle, you must park it in spaces that are not typically occupied by the first 2 vehicles. If there is not enough space to park a third vehicle in some areas of the parking lot, you must park it on Barton Hill Road. Everyone knows their neighbors’ vehicles, and should be aware of who typically parks where.

We encourage everyone in areas with limited parking to talk to your neighbors and work out a plan of who parks in which spaces. If you have guests visiting (especially on weekday evenings when residents are typically coming home from work), please ask them to park on Barton Hill Road so as not to take up other residents’ spaces. If parking gets too limited, to be fair to everyone we will have to require all third vehicles to park on Barton Hill Road.

And as a reminder, we do not have speed bumps in the parking lot because we trust that everyone will exercise caution and drive slowly through the cluster. Children play in the parking lot and many parking spaces are on curves where it is difficult to see approaching vehicles. So please keep your neighbors safety in mind when entering the parking lot and DRIVE SLOW, even near the entrance.

Lastly, every vehicle that belongs to someone who is a resident of the cluster for more than 30 days must have a valid Virginia license plate, registration, and inspection sticker in order to park in the cluster lot.  This is a Fairfax County law and the cluster will tow vehicles who do not comply with this law.  In addition, commercial vehicles are not permitted to park in the lot overnight.  They are only permitted to park in the lot when there on business, such as HVAC repair or plumbing repair at a residence.

HSC  Board

REMINDER: Annual Meeting this Saturday, Nov. 3rd at 9am

Per the bylaws of Harpers Square Cluster, our annual meeting will be held this Saturday, November 3rd 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.

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P.S. Happy Halloween!

Annual Meeting: November 3rd at 9am

Per the bylaws of Harpers Square Cluster, our annual meeting will be held on Saturday, November 3rd 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.

Tree trimming and landscaping:  Provide an update on these projects.

Board positions:   The current board has all agreed to see the retaining wall replacement project through to completion in 2019. 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.

Winter/Holiday Trash Collection Schedule

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Happy Holidays! As we all enter the busy holiday season, we would like to remind you of the upcoming trash collection schedule and inclement weather policies. We will also be posting reminder notices before each holiday/event.

Thanksgiving Day: Our service will be delayed by one day and will be picked up on Saturday instead of Friday.

Christmas Day & New Year’s Day: During both of these holiday weeks, our service will be delayed by one day and will be picked up on Saturday instead of Friday.

**On make-up days, crews come through neighborhoods earlier than normal, so please make sure items are at curbside the night before**

Christmas Tree Collection: Christmas trees will be collected the first two weeks in January: Thursday, January 3, 2019 and Wednesday, January 9, 2019. We ask all tinsel and decorations be removed. Please do not place trees in plastic bags.

Inclement Weather: Safety in your community is our primary concern. Roads and/or areas which are deemed unsafe due to snow or ice will be suspended for collection. If suspension occurs, services will resume on the next regularly scheduled collection day.

Thank you – HSC Board

Reston Association Launches New System for Home Resale Documents

Reston Association has launched a new system for members to request resale disclosure documents. The system, which is run through a partnership with WelcomeLink, went into effect on Monday (Oct. 16).

Individuals seeking to purchase resale disclosure documents must set-up an account with WelcomeLink.

Ways to improve the process for requesting and managing resale disclosures have been on RA’s radar for several months. The documents detail design or maintenance violations observed during inspections by staff.

Users of the new system must confirm the address for which they seek documents and orders can be processed using a credit card, debit card or check.

Only owners or the owners’ authorized agent can purchase and review resale disclosure documents — the fees for which are determined by state law.

Join a Local Food Collection Program

Hello neighbors and friends,

For anyone interested, here is an opportunity coolgreenicon-300x182to participate in a local food drive that provides food and staples for those in our community in need. It’s a very well run event.

The food drive is held every other month.  Drivers pick up your donation right from your front porch. Reminder emails are sent with suggestions regarding current needs. Thank you emails are sent with interesting information regarding how much food was collected and how many families were served.  There are a few HSCA neighbors already participating and a HSCA neighbor and her kids do donation pick-ups.

So, if interested, follow the link below to sign up. 👍

http://www.coolgreenbag.org/signup/