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The Shadowbrook HOA will no longer publish a newsletter. Any updates and newsworthy information will be disseminated via our resident email distribution list and included in this section, if appropriate. If you have not done so, we encourage you to subscribe to the list via the Resident Input& Comments page.

We encourage you to check our website often. We would also like to hear from you, get your feedback, hear your concerns or answer any questions that arise in between meetings. For that purpose, we encourage you to use the Resident Input/Comment page. Or you can send us an e-mail from the Board & Committees page.

 

NEW YARD WASTE POLICY EFFECTIVE 1/3/2017

Effective March 1, 2017 yard waste material may NO LONGER BE PLACED IN PLASTIC BAGS. American Disposal Services will only accept yard waste material in compostable paper yard waste bags or personal containers clearly marked "YARD WASTE MATERIAL".

These paper yard waste bags can be found at local grocery stores, hardware stores and through on-line retailers. Please consider mulching your material whenever it is possible.

If you have any questions concerning this policy please feel free to contact American Disposal at 703-368-0500. Any other questions, may be directed to Cardinal Management Group, Inc.

SHADOWBROOK COMMUNITY SERVICE RECOGNITION PROGRAM NEW!

All too often, the only things we tend to focus upon in our community are things that go wrong, shortfalls, and complaints. However, we also know that good things are also common…but nothing exists to even modestly recognize the individuals who make them happen.

The Board of Directors for the Shadowbrook Homeowners Association has adopted a new program meant to address this consideration. The Shadowbrook Community Service Recognition Program has been designed to provide a means for members of Shadowbrook to help recognize the positive and helpful contributions of those who live in and support our community.

The program guidelines are meant to provide an easy yet structured way for any of us to recognize the good deeds of our neighbors. Nomination criteria and submissions are simple, as is the form of recognition…a certificate of appreciation. But we hope and trust that this program will speak volumes for the gratitude and appreciation our community has for the good things that occur within it.

At last week’s annual community meeting, the first three certificates of appreciation were awarded. The very first certificate was awarded posthumously to Dan Hupfer for the many years of devoted service he provided as a member of the Shadowbrook Architectural Committee. His wife, Kathy, accepted it on his behalf, and she was also recognized for her many years as a dedicated member of the Shadowbrook Board of Directors as well as the community webmaster. The third certificate was awarded to Aaron Rosenberg for his several years of meticulous service as the Treasurer of the Shadowbrook Board of Directors as well as providing vital assistance for Shadowbrook’s National Night Out events. Click here for copies of their certificates.

We know there are many others among our community who will be similarly recognized for their actions, and we welcome your nominations to come. Thank you for your consideration and support!

FAIRFAX COUNTY RESIDENTAIL MEMOS NEW!

Periodically our BOD receives correspondence from Fairfax County Government agencies that pertain to all county residents. Health, safety, infrastructure and so on. They come in the form of letters or flyers. In order to disseminate the information in a timely manner, outside the scope of the newsletter we have decided to create this section of the News page dedicated to just those messages. They will be in PDF form, accessible via link.

Zika Virus and Mosquito Control 09-2016                              

IMPACT OF RECENT LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITY ON COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONS

On October 21, an 8-person panel of Fairfax County representatives, community developers, property managers, and homeowners association board members held a forum to review major changes in Virginia legislation during the past year that impact communities and homeowners associations like Shadowbrook Community. Please CLICK HERE TO VIEW the brief PDF containing slides that identify the roster of panel members as well as the slides they used to summarize the highlights of the legislative changes.

ELECTRONIC MAILING LIST

If you would like to receive e-mails containing the newsletter and/or meeting reminders, we encourage you to use the Resident Input/Comment form to give us your contact information. Please specify which e-mail(s) you wish to receive in the issue/comments box at the bottom of the form.

FCPD NEW

The Fairfax County Police Department implemented a new information dissemination protocol this year. Not only can you get your news and daily reports through and email update but can also get update Tweets®. Simply subscribe to either by going to their website at https://fcpdnews.wordpress.com/

The information will include all Fairfax Police districts including the West Springfield Police Station (the PD jurisdiction we are in, not to be confused with our Mt. Vernon Magisterial jurisdiction).

FAIRFAX ALERTS

Fairfax Alerts is a customizable way to get emergency and non-emergency alerts in Fairfax. It is customizable to what types of weather alerts you wish to receive, along with traffic and public safety alerts. Learn about county government non-emergency notices such as taxes and elections. Choose up to 10 delivery methods like home phone, cell phone, email, text messaging and more. Look at the information card here or to register please visit their website http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/alerts

 PARKING REGULATIONS

It has come to the attention to the Board of Directors that many residents are violating Policy Resolution Number 4, Rules and Regulations Relating to Vehicle Parking. 

We would like to remind you of the requirements of this policy and ask that you be mindful in adhering to it. There is limited parking in the Community and it is important that when residents have guests, they have available parking. Guest spaces are available on a first come, first serve basis and are to be used for guests only. No Association member or member’s tenant shall park in any guest parking space. Open spaces should be treated as temporary or guest parking, not as an additional space to be used on a regular basis for an extra vehicle you may own.

If any vehicle is found in violation of the above mentioned policy, an orange warning sticker will be placed on the window seventy-two (72) hours prior to towing. If remedied, but found in violation on a future date and time, the vehicle shall be subject to immediate towing without warning. Please be advised that all expenses relating to the towing of a vehicle is at the owner’s expense, not the Association’s.

No one likes to head out to work and find that their vehicle has been towed. This can cost you an entire day’s work, towing fees, cause your child to be late or miss school and much unnecessary frustration and stress. The Board of Directors and Management do not wish to resolve this problem by having vehicles towed. However, enforcement of this policy will be taken more seriously.

The Board is in the process of revising the current parking policy in an effort to further stream-line enforcement. If you have any suggestions or comments, please feel free to email them to Ms. Victoria Garner (our Property Manager) at v.garner@cardinalmanagementgroup.com or to the board at hoa@shadowbrookcommunity.org.

We would like to remind you that we currently have one volunteer Parking Liaison appointed by the Board to patrol the parking situation. However, if you are interested in assisting with this, or any other aspects of the Community, please email your contact information. We welcome ideas for committees and volunteer opportunities.

If you have any questions please contact Ms. Garner via email at v.garner@cardinalmanagementgroup.com or phone at 703-565-5016.

MEETINGS

We hope that you will be able to attend all of the HOA quarterly meetings this year. Please keep checking the Calendar of Events page for location updates, as well as other important community events.

COMMUNITY CONTRACTOR ISSUES

If you experience any problems with services provided by contractors employed by the community (i.e.: landscaping service, paving, snow removal) please contact our Community Manager, Victoria Garner at Cardinal Management (703-565-5016 or at v.garner@cardinalmanagementgroup.com) and not the individual contractor, thank you.

I-95 WIDENING PROJECT

Virginia Megaprojects are a series of large-scale transportation improvements designed to ease congestion and provide you with new, better choices for getting where you need to go. Together, these Megaprojects will not only enhance our interstates, roadways and neighborhoods – they’ll completely transform the way we travel in Northern Virginia. Right in our own backyards is the I-95 widening project, one of the most important megaprojects to the residents of Shadowbrook. Click here for more information.

We hope you find this website helpful.

 


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