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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'S ANNUAL COMMUNITY CLEANUP DAY IS

THIS SATURDAY, APRIL 16

9:00 am

Meet at the Tot Lot Schoolbus Turnaround

We'll provide coffee, water, some breakfast snacks, twine, trash bags, and


Great Weather!

You bring (if you want) your own work/gardening gloves, clippers (if you want to tackle vines etc. in our creeks and streams)

Make it a Family Event

 

 
Thanks to Brian Kirby for organizing another successful Easter Egg Hunt, and thanks to all of you who came out and helped and all of you who participated. There are lots of pictures from the event on our Runnymeade Homeowners Association Facebook Page.  We also have a hot new video of Saturday's 2016 Easter Egg Hunt from Runnymeade's Official Videographer, Hugh Robertson of Langton.  Click on this link to view it: 
 
Planning is under way for RUNNYMEADE'S ANNUAL COMMUNITY YARD SALE AND ANNUAL LIBRARY OPEN HOUSE.  The first thing we need is a volunteer to chair the Yard Sale.  It is with regret that we have to report that our chair for many years, Michelle Fannon, moved away and we need a new chair ASAP.   Once we have a chair, we can finalize the date for the two events, which are held on the same day.  If you are interested and/or would like additional information, please contact Pat Mahoney at p-aileen-m@msn.com
 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES -- Would you like to get involved in on a committee or activity in Runnymeade?  We have openings, and we need you!   If you have time and would like to get involved, please contact Pat Mahoney at p-aileen-m@msn.com.

PARKING ON CROWN ROYAL DRIVE - By now you know that High Meadow and Crown Royal Drive have been re-paved, and new parking areas and bike lanes have been added.  Please encourage your guests to park in the new parking spaces.   Runnymeade was instrumental in getting the new parking spaces added.  Now please let's use them!

Also at Runnymeade's request, VDOT installed new signage on High Meadow Rd to prohibit on street parking in places too close to intersections to be safe.  These prohibitions are being enforced. 


RUNNYMEADE ROOFS --  Most of Runnymeade's roofs were replaced more than 20 years ago and may need replacing now.  Please remember and factor into your planning that replacement of your roof is a major exterior modification requiring that an Application for Exterior Modification be submitted to the ACC and approved by the ACC prior to any construction.

FURRY RESIDENTS -- a number of homeowners have discovered unwelcome furry residents overhead and in their walls.  Squirrels have discovered our townhouses.  They may get in through holes in your roof or even through holes in the wall between your house and your next door neighbor's. It is strongly suggested that you keep the trees on your property trimmed to keep the squirrels away from your house, look closely at your roof and sides of your house for areas that appear to have separated from the roof or sides of your house, and listen carefully for suspicious noises. 

RUNNYMEADE DECKS -- The Runnymeade Board has clarified and harmonized positions on whether composite materials may be used on decks.  At its September 22 meeting, the RHOA Board adopted a revised policy that can be found on the ACC Info page on this site.

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 227 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 p-aileen-m@msn.com.  Here is the first collage:

 





Calendar of Events
 





Runnymeade Homeowners Association Board Meeting
 

The next RHOA Board meeting will be held Tuesday, April 26, 2016, at 7:00 pm at the Franconia Government Center.  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 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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