It has been quite a while since we have had a community newsletter. With the election of a new board of directors, we plan to keep you updated through this newsletter as well as your ability to view our website. We look forward to your comments and suggestions.
Our bylaws state that "trash and garbage containers shall not be permitted to remain in public view except on days of trash collection." Please ensure that all such containers, including recycling bins, are not stored in open view. Special note: a representative from the trash collection company confirmed that crows and other birds rarely bother trash secured in black plastic bags. If you are not using a trash can, please be sure to use the darker plastic bags to prevent birds from getting into the trash. This will help keep our community clean!
In addition, please be reminded that our bylaws state that each owner is responsible for maintaining their property in good repair and a state of neat appearance. "All lawn areas shall be kept mowed and shall not be permitted to grow beyond a reasonable height. The exteriors of all structures, including walls, doors, windows and roofs shall be kept in good maintenance and repair." This includes both the front and rear of the home. With property values being at their highest in years, let's keep the community a desirable place to live by maintaining our property. We live in a small community. All homeowners benefit when our common grounds and homes are maintained and attractive.
We have received numerous complaints regarding vehicles speeding through the community. Please obey the posted speed limit of 15 miles per hour. We have children playing throughout the community. Children and pets can run into the street at any time--and we don't want a tragedy to occur to make everyone slow down. Please note that we have painted SLOW 15 MPH on the road in several locations throughout the community. Let's keep the community safe for everyone...drive 15 for all concerned.
Please join everyone in saying a big "Thank You!" to Steven Lee for mulching both of the tot lots in the community. He spent several days carrying the mulch to the tot lots and doing the entire job himself. This was a big undertaking and the community definitely appreciates his hard work!
With property values in our community at an all-time high and homes selling for over $325,000, this may be a good time to look at your homeowner's insurance policy. You may not be carrying enough insurance to cover the replacement cost of your home. Give your agent a call--you may need to increase your coverage.
Some pet owners are still ignoring the Fairfax County leash and "pooper scooper" laws. Dogs and cats are prohibited from running loose, and owners must pick up pet droppings from any public property. Please do not allow your dog to urinate in your neighbor's yard as it kills the grass and shrubs! Please respect your neighbors and help keep our community clean!
All homeowners selling townhouses/single family homes must submit a written request to the HOA Secretary for a disclosure packet. The cost of the packet is $20 and a check made out to Olde Oak Ridge HOA must accompany the request for the packet.
Don't forget to send your new address and renter's names to the HOA if you move and rent your townhome.
Please keep area representatives or the board of directors informed of crime or any suspicious activity in the community. We want to keep our neighborhood a safe place to live. We strongly encourage all homeowners to leave front and back porch lights ON every night. If all homes are doing this, it will provide light to deter possible criminal activity. This is a very inexpensive way to help prevent crime!
HOA ADDRESS and WEBSITE ADDRESS
Olde Oak Ridge HOA
P.O. Box 523204
Springfield, VA 22152
HOA POINTS of CONTACT
These are listed on the "Contacts"