New deck and fence stains were approved at the August 22nd Board of Directors meeting. The Architectural Control Committee proposed and the Board of Directors approved 9 fence and deck stains. The previous five stains were difficult to locate and the names had changed over time. The new stains can be found on the Architectural Control Committee page.
The next Association Board of Directors Meeting will be at 7 pm September 26th, in the Community Room at the Franconia Government Center, 6121 Franconia Road Alexandria
Do you have an issue or question for the Board? For fast response time, send an e-mail to RHOA-Board-Notification@googlegroups.com and all Board members, along with the property management agent, will receive it simultaneously.
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
RUNNYMEADE ON FACEBOOK: Our Runnymeade Facebook Group is growing. We are now up to 290 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.
We now have a group photo on our Facebook Group page. It is a photo collage of scenes from Runnymeade events and activities over the last 6-7 years. If you have photos you would like to be included for future group photos and collages, please send them to Pat Mahoney at email@example.com. Here is the first collage:
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.
Runnymeade Homeowners Association Board Meeting
The Architectural Control Committee (ACC) generally meets the second Tuesday of each month. Residents are advised to check the Community Sign, this website or call JCA 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.
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.
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.
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:
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