Welcome

The Runnymeade Homeowners Association (RHOA) is the homeowners association for the community of Runnymeade, a 346-unit townhome community located off South Van Dorn Street in Fairfax County, Virginia, USA. We are a community of well-constructed three- and four-level townhomes situated among mature trees, conveniently located along the Capital Beltway between two major Metro stations and two major shopping malls and in close proximity to many grocery stores, outstanding schools, fine restaurants, golf courses, and numerous other amenities.

We welcome you to our website. You will find up-to-the-minute information about this dynamic community. Explore the links to the left to see what Runnymeade has to offer you and your family. We appreciate feedback on how to improve this site. Thanks for visiting.

For fast response time, send all e-mail to RHOA-Board-Notification@googlegroups.com and all Board members and property management agent will receive a copy.

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NOTICE:  Premium is cleaning all Runnymeade owned streets on Wednesday, May 20.  This is to get rid of all the sand from the winter road treatments.  Please try to move your car off the streets before 8 am.  You can park on High Meadow Rd (not the service road).  If necessary to keep your car in your regular space, please move it out 3 feet from the curb.  Any questions, call Sarinda Ly at 703-924-5900. 

UPCOMING EVENTS 
 

We do our best to keep your social calendar full.  See below for information on two big events coming up on Saturday, May 30:

Runnymeade's Annual Community Yard Sale and the Second Annual Runnymeade Community Library Open House.

As in the past, the Lupus Foundation will come by after the Yard Sale is over and pick up anything you did not sell that you are willing to donate.  Please see below for a message from Michelle Fannon concerning the Lupus Foundation pick up.

For further information and/or to join in the planning, you can contact Michelle Fannon for the Yard Sale and any of the Library StewardsGina WilsonBenjamin Rashbaum, and Pat Mahoneyabout the Library Open House.

TO MOW OR NOT TO MOW, THAT IS THE QUESTION -  Premium Lawn and Landscape, our landscape and grounds contractor, will resume mowing lawns this coming week.  The RHOA mows the front lawns of homes that have lawns and whose owners specifically authorize our landscape contractor to do so.  The mowing is free, but you must let our management company know that you want this service. If you had the free mowing in the past (or your previous owner did) and you don't want the service this year, you must specifically refuse it.  There is an authorization form to fill out.  Contact Sarinda Ly to obtain the form at sarinda@jeffreycharles.com.
 

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT  --  Mark your calendars now. The Runnymeade Homeowners Association intends to participate in National Night Out again this year. It is our best attended annual event. This year it will be held on Tuesday, August 4th, 2015.


ACC REMINDER: Are you planning to paint and/or to make any exterior modifications to your home? Please see the "ACC Info" page on this site. If you would like to reach all ACC members at once, using only one, easy-to-remember email address, send your email to rhoa-acc@googlegroups.com and it will go directly to all members of the ACC without you having to look up their names and email addresses. If you have any ACC questions or concerns, please contact the ACC directly, using the ACC email address, or contact Runnymeade's Property Manager, Jeff Turner, at jeff@jeffreycharles.com.

RUNNYMEADE ON FACEBOOK: Our Runnymeade Facebook Group is growing. We are now up to 187 members! If you are a Facebook member but have not yet joined our closed group, you should consider doing so. It is an active group where timely and useful information is regularly exchanged. Search for the group on Facebook by name: Runnymeade Homeowners Association.   Note: This is a closed group for Runnymeade homeowners and residents. If you would like to join, please make sure your request reflects your connection to Runnymeade. If it is not apparent from your request or your Facebook page/profile, your request may not be granted
 
 
 
 




Calendar of Events
 





UPCOMING EVENTS
 

RUNNYMEADE ANNUAL COMMUNITY YARD SALE

Runnymeade's Annual Community Yard Sale will be held this year on Saturday, May 30. You can put your stuff in front of your house or in common areas, including the School bus Turnaround on High Meadow. As in past years, the RHOA has taken out an ad in the Post and will list the Yard Sale on Internet sites including Craigslist. You are welcome to take out your own ads in addition to what the RHOA is doing. The RHOA will also be putting signs up, but you are also welcome to put your own signs up as well.

As in previous years, we have also made arrangements with the Lupus Foundation to come by and pick up donations after the sale so that you can donate anything you did not sell that you want to get rid of.

Here is a message from Michelle Fannon, Runnymeade Yard Sale Coordinator:

The Runnymeade Community Yard Sale is scheduled for Saturday, May 30th from 8 AM to noon. We are coordinating with the Lupus Foundation to have a truck pick up donations after the sale. Lupus needs the addresses of each house who plans on donating items. If you would like the Lupus Foundation to visit your address on the afternoon of May 30th to pick up donations, please send an email to michelle.fannon@cox.net, with your address - in the subject line of the message please put the word "Donations". Addresses must be submitted by 3 PM on May 22nd to be included in the donation list. All donations must be out by 1 PM on May 30th and clearly labelled LUPUS.
 

If you would like to learn more about Lupus Foundation you can visit their website at http://www.lupus.org.

Thank you.

Michelle Fannon
Yard Sale Coordinator

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The Second Annual RUNNYMEADE COMMUNITY LIBRARY OPEN HOUSE

Come visit Runnymeade's Community Library on Saturday, May 30. While you are walking around shopping at our Annual Community Yard Sale, come by and look at our books (always free) -- take a book and/or leave a book. If you're selling at the Yard Sale, come by when it's over (you can also donate any books you had for sale that didn't sell).

We will have free refreshments, too!

 
 
 
 


MORE UPCOMING EVENTS

 

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT
 


Mark your calendars now. Runnymeade Homeowners Association intends to participate in National Night Out again this year. It is our best attended annual event. This year it will be held on Tuesday, August 4th, 2015.

 
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Runnymeade Homeowners Association Board Meeting
 
 

The next RHOA Board meeting will be held April 28, 2015.

The RHOA Board of Directors and interested homeowners generally meet on the 4th Tuesday of every month with the exception of December. The Board has to schedule its monthly meetings around the availability of meeting sites, so dates and locations are sometimes changed for that reason. Residents are advised to check this website for updates as changes can be made at the last minute that are beyond our control. Also, schedule changes are e-mailed to residents who sign up for the RHOA-Web-Site-News notifications.

 
 


The next ACC meeting . . .
 
The Runnymeade Architectural Control Committee (ACC) normally meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm. at the offices of Jeffrey Charles & Associates, 6422 Grovedale Dr., Suite 201-C, Alexandria, VA 22310, in the upstairs conference room.  

The ACC has to schedule its monthly meetings around the availability of meeting sites; so dates, times, and locations are often changed for that reason. Residents are advised to check the Community Sign and this website for updates, as changes are often made at the last minute that are beyond the ACC's control. Also, schedule changes are e-mailed to residents who sign up for the RHOA-Web-Site-News notifications on the home page of Runnymeade.org.  For the location and time of the next meeting, you can also always call Jeffrey Charles & Associates at 703-924-5900.




Grounds Committee News. . .

 

 

 
 

Eco-Fact

5 Ways Trees Help Us Everyday:

  1. Trees located along streets act as glare and reflection control
  2. Trees cut down on noise pollution by acting as sound barriers
  3. Trees provide shade, reducing yearly heating & cooling costs by nearly $2.1 Billion
  4. In 1 year, an acre of trees can absorb as much carbon dioxide as produced by a car driven up to 8700 miles...that is more miles than it would take to drive around the world.
  5. Trees improve water quality by slowing and filtering rainwater.

 




 

Protect Our Water

When it rains, the water running along our streets vanishes down storm drains in Runnymeade. Although many people assume otherwise, the water in a storm drain does not go to a wastewater treatment plant. Instead, it drains directly into Cameron Run, which leads to the Potomac River and the Chesapeake Bay.

This means motor oil, pesticides, paint, yard debris, harmful fertilizers, and trash all have the potential to impact our drinking water, as well as impair or destroy many forms of aquatic life.

Fortunately, there are some steps we can all take to make a difference:

 

·         Storm drains are NOT trash cans! Put trash and recycling where it belongs, not in our streams.

·         Properly dispose of motor oil — one gallon of oil can pollute two million gallons of water

·         Don’t let suds from washing your car go down the storm drain – they can be toxic to wildlife.

·         Scoop the poop. Help keep harmful bacteria from dog waste out of our waterways.

·         Be careful with fertilizer, pesticides, and herbicides. Use only when necessary, apply when rain will not wash them away, and sweep up excess.
 

·         Prevent and report storm drain dumping. If you see hazardous wastes like paint, pesticides, or motor oil dumped in storm drains, report it to Fairfax County at 703-691-2131, TTY 711.


Only Rain in the Storm Drain! Make sure that nothing other than water ever goes down your storm drain. Help keep water safe for children and future generations.


Northern Virginia Soil & Water Conservation District

(703) 324-1423, TTY 711 http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/nvswcd



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LET FAIRFAX COUNTY HELP YOU

 
Fairfax County offers free document shredding of personal (not business) documents at various locations throughout the year. Here’s a link for the secure shredding:

http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dpwes/recycling/shredding.htm

Fairfax County also has a recycling program called "Electric Sunday" to help residents dispose of old electronics. For more information, here’s the link for Fairfax County’s Electric Sunday monthly electronic recycling:

http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dpwes/recycling/electric-sunday.htm

 


 
 
 
 
 
 
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