A Letter about Trash
This courtesy message is to request your assistance in helping us to maintain Fair Woods HOA as a great place to call home.
The board and management have received numerous complaints recently regarding trash throughout the community. With warmer temperatures upon us, our furry and feathered friends are actively searching out goodies from our discarded trash. Unfortunately these friends don’t have the best of manners, so they leave the not-so-tasty, picked over, and unwanted trash on our grounds. All of this activity typically occurs while we are fast asleep.
We’d like to take a moment to encourage residents to consider the following:
The use of black, heavy-duty, securely closed trash bags placed out the morning of trash pickup will help to deter pests from tearing open and strewing trash across our beautiful grounds.
The board has not historically required residents to use closed trash containers due to the layout of the community and difficulty for residents who would be required to pull their container back around a cluster of homes in wet or slippery conditions. The board may reconsider this option if we are not able to collectively get folks to assist with appropriate trash disposal.
The community residents desire to live in a beautiful and well maintained neighborhood. Please help us by implementing the use of black, heavy duty, secured closed trash bags and waiting until the morning of pick up to place the bags at curbside for retrieval.
Mark Your Calendars
Board of Trustees Meeting
The next HOA Board of Trustees meeting will take place on Thursday, May 26, at 7:00 PM at Christ Presbyterian Church. Bring any community questions, ideas, or concerns to this meeting.
The Annual Meeting of the Fair Woods HOA will take place on Thursday, May 12, at 7:00 PM at Pender United Methodist Church. We must have a quorum of homeowners present to conduct Board business, so please plan on attending or filling out a proxy form. Full information (and proxy forms) were mailed to all homeowners in April. If you did not receive information, contact our HOA community manager, Julie Hebdon.
Community Yard/Garage Sale
The Spring Yard/Garage Sale will take place on Memorial Day weekend once again, on Saturday, May 28, from 8:00 AM - Noon. If you have any questions, would like to sign up, or would like to volunteer to help, email email@example.com.
Board Meetings are generally the final Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM at Christ Presbyterian Church. The 2016 schedule is:
- Thursday, May 26
- Thursday, June 23
- Thursday, August 25
- Thursday, September 29
- Thursday, October 27
- Thursday, December 8
The Architectural Review Board is also starting monthly meetings in 2016. The ARB meetings will be the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM in Lounge A of Christ Presbyterian Church. Volunteers are always welcome to join. Email the ARB with any questions and to confirm the meeting.
Trash and Recycling Updates:
Per our community's guidelines, trash should not be placed out any earlier than 6:00 PM the day before (Sunday or Wednesday). All trash receptacles need to be removed by the end of the day. For large items pick-up, please contact American Disposal at: 703.368.0500. More information can be found at http://www.americandisposal.com.
Trash pick-up: Monday and Thursday
Recyclables pick-up: Thursday
During inclement weather, areas that are deemed unsafe due to snow or ice will be suspended for collection. If American Disposal is unable to provide collection, services will resume as soon as it is safe to do so. Be on the lookout for the red alert bar on their website to see if service will be affected due to inclement weather.
HOA Recycling Flyer.pdf
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Want to Help?
We need your help. We are looking for volunteers for multiple committees, including Grounds and Landscaping, the Architectural Review Board, and to assist with the website. If you have experience, please come visit us at our next Board meeting or send an email to our community manager, Julie Hebdon.
If you see a trash violation, please email our service management company through the Contact Us form here. Please provide as much information as possible: either an address or a section of addresses (e.g., 13150-13158).
If you or a visitor has been towed, contact Battlefield Towing at 703-378-0059. Battlefield will also provide services to residents (on Fair Woods property only), including jump-starts, tire changes, and unlocking doors.
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