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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.

Driving Directions and Map to Runnymeade at Cameron Crossing.
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RUNNYMEADE ANNUAL COMMUNITY CLEANUP DAY  -- Thank you to everyone who participated in this year's Community Cleanup Day on Saturday, April 11. It was a beautiful but windy day. It was also a family affair. Many entire families participated, especially in cleaning up the Turnaround Tot Lot.

Special thanks to Bill Bahnmaier, who again this year organized the volunteers. Also, special thanks to Runnymeade members of Troop 4904 (as well as their Moms). They not only cleaned up, they also patrolled the community on special assignment looking for safety issues and other concerns.

Thanks again to everyone.


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.
 

UPCOMING EVENTS  --  We do our best to keep your social calendar full. Two more big events are 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, we plan to make arrangements with a charitable organization to come by after the Yard Sale is over and pick up anything you did not sell that you are willing to donate.

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 Wilson, Benjamin Rashbaum, and Pat Mahoney, about the Library Open House.


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.


THE ACC AND GROUNDS COMMITTEES NOW HAVE REGULARLY SCHEDULED MONTHLY MEETINGS.  Please see below and the Runnymeade Calendar of Events for details.

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 180 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

 

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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JOIN US FOR RUNNYMEADE'S ANNUAL SPRING
COMMUNITY CLEANUP DAY
 
When:                       Saturday, April 11, 2015, at 9:00 a.m.
Where:                      Meet at the School Bus Turnaround on High Meadow Rd.
Logistics:                 Industry-strength bags will be provided, as well as coffee, donuts, and water.
 
What We Need:        Volunteers from the Community to Help Clean Up our Common Areas

 
Bring your Family and Friends!
 




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.



The Next Grounds Committee Meeting....
 
The Runnymeade Grounds Committee 
normally meets on the 1st Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm. at the offices of Jeffrey Charles & Associates, 6422 Grovedale Dr., Suite 201-C, Alexandria, VA 22310, in the upstairs conference room.

The Grounds Committee has to schedule its monthly meetings around the availability of meeting sites; so dates, times, and locations may be changed for that reason. Residents are advised to check the Community Sign and this website for updates, as changes may be made at the last minute that are beyond the Committee's control.  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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