Welcome
Our community website was developed to serve as an informative resource for both our neighborhood and our local community.  Please feel free to contact us with your comments and suggestions.
 
Fox Mill Estates Matters Newsletter
For the latest version, click this LINK or access our current and archived newsletters on the left panel of our website.
 
Architectural Improvement and Exterior Maintenance Guidelines
Click this LINK to view. Access additional ACC information on the left panel of our website.
 
ACC Applications May Now Be Submitted via Email
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Neighborhood News
2017 FMEHA COMMUNITY EVENTS
Posted on Sep 26th, 2017

ANNUAL FMEHA COMMUNITY FALL PICNIC     

Saturday, October 28th from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm

FMEHA Don Seay Playground Near the Intersection of
Viking Drive and Pinecrest Road
Please join us for neighborhood family fun!
There will be music, games, and food.
 
There will be reminder signs posted throughout the neighborhood. 
 
 
ANNUAL HOLIDAY HOUSE DECORATION CONTEST 
December 1-20th
 
Karen Rutland, Social Chairman           social@fmeha.org
 
GET "SPIC AND SPAN" FOR EMBRY RUCKER COMMUNITY SHELTER - SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30TH FROM 10AM-2PM
Posted on Sep 26th, 2017
 
NEWSLETTER PUBLICATION SCHEDULE & AD SUBMISSIONS
Posted on Sep 20th, 2017
Ad space for the 2018 Winter Edition is available for sale. Ads are taken on a first come basis. 

Winter Edition (Jan/Feb/Mar) Submission Deadline: Dec. 1 
Spring Edition (Apr/May/June) Submission: Deadline Mar 1 
Summer Edition (Jul/Aug/Sept) Submission Deadline: June1 
Fall Edition (Oct/Nov/Dec) Submission Deadline Sept 1
 
Charge for Display Ads
1/8 page ad size: 3.5” x 2”(must have landscape orientation)
$45 per edition

1/4 page ad size: 3.5” x 4.75” (must have portrait orientation)
$90 per edition

Please note to send check to: 

American Management of Virginia, Inc.
722 East Market Street Suite 201
Leesburg, VA 20176
ATTN: Kelsey McKee, Assistant Manager 
 
GUIDELINES REGARDING TRASH CANS AND YARD DEBRIS CONTAINERS
Posted on Aug 16th, 2017
Sometimes trash day can’t come soon enough. 
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KETTERING TRAIL BRIDGE REBUILT BY GIRL SCOUT TROOP #2507
Posted on Jun 2nd, 2017
                     
             
The Ketttering Trail Bridge was rebuilt by Girl Scout Troop #2507. This 32-foot long bridge was destroyed in 2014 by a fallen tree. The bridge connected the Fox Mill Parkland from Viking Drive and Tewksbury with the easement that runs all the way to Fairfax County Parkway. The troop has spent most of their year learning about planning, building and woodworking in preparation for this project to earn their Bronze Award. The Bronze Award is the highest honor that a Girl Scout Junior Troop can achieve.
 
DOES YOUR MAILBOX AND POST NEED REFURBISHING?
Posted on May 16th, 2017
Is your mailbox in good condition and repair showing no signs of rust? Mailbox doors and flags should  be present and in working order. Posts need to be mounted securely in the ground in a vertical position. If your mailbox needs to be replaced, see the guidelines set forth by the US Postal Service: Mailbox Guidelines | USPS
 
DOES YOUR PIPE STEM SIGN NEED REPLACING?
Posted on May 15th, 2017
If you can’t read your sign, neither can emergency personnel! 
Pipe stem signs are privately owned and maintained by the property owners on the pipe stem.
One person on the pipe stem needs to take the initiative to order for the “stem.”
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FMEHA HAS A FACEBOOK PAGE
Posted on Jan 3rd, 2017
FMEHA has a Facebook page that is open to the public.  
You can “like” the site and accept notices from it to your own Facebook page.
 
                             
 
SIDEWALK AND BACKYARD REMINDERS
Posted on Oct 6th, 2016
 
For the safety of our community’s walkers, joggers, and strollers, just a friendly reminder to all homeowners to keep the sidewalks near their homes clear of overhanging tree limbs and encroaching shrubbery.  Please survey your property adjacent to sidewalks, and clear all intruding shrubbery to allow safe passage.
 
Fairfax County Police are warning residents of Herndon and the rest of the county to be on the lookout for bears, as spring is the time of year when black bears and cubs start to emerge from their winter dens. And we've had bear sightings in the area numerous times in recent years.
 
Black bears and their cubs typically emerge from their dens in mid March to early May, so it is prime time for bear activity in Virginia. While bears typically avoid humans, they may wander into suburban areas to dig through garbage cans, gobble up pet food, or pick through shrubs that produce berries, according to a report from the Fairfax County Police Department.
 
A black bear was caught on video last June scampering through Herndon's Fox Mill Estates. Bears are often sighted in nearby Great Falls, and it's not uncommon to see them wander into suburban areas like Reston and Herndon.
 
The best thing to do if you see a bear is to remove the food source as soon as it is safe to do so, which usually resolves the problem, sending the bear looking for food elsewhere.
 
Be very wary of female bears with cubs, who should never be approached. A female bear will usually send her cubs up a tree and leave the area when sensing danger, returning when it is safe. But if you hear her "woof," slap the ground, or clack her teeth together, you're getting a warning you should heed.
 
The Fairfax County Wildlife Management Specialist and the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries has the following tips for residents:
 
  • Keep a respectful distance. In most cases, the bear will move on quickly.
  • If a bear is up a tree on or near your property, give it space. Do not approach.
  • Bring your pets inside to provide the bear a clear path to leave your property.
  • If you see a very small cub, do not try to remove it from the area or “save it.”
  • Secure your garbage in bear-resistant trashcans or store it in a secure building.
  • If you have a trash collection service, put your trash out the morning of the pickup, not the night before.
  • Do not store household trash, or anything that smells like food, in vehicles, on porches or decks.
  • Keep your grill clean.
  • Don’t put meat scraps in your compost pile.
  • Don’t leave pet food outdoors.
  • Remove bird feeders if a bear is in the area.
  • Encourage your neighbors to take similar precautions.
 
Remember, it is illegal to feed bears. If you see a bear, call the Virginia Wildlife Conflict Helpline at 855-571-9003.
 
Another concern brought to our attention is foxes in yards, and specifically foxes exhibiting mange. Mange is a condition where the animal loses a good bit of its fur and appears naked. The mangy fox has increased parasitic conditions and loses its ability to regulate its temperature. If you see a fox with severe mange, call Animal Control at (703) 691-2131. The Fairfax County Wildlife Diseases link can assist you in determining if an animal has mange or a disease. Also included is an article about keeping foxes out of your yard and tips from The Humane Society
 
If you would like to volunteer for our committee please email commonland@fmeha.org
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SUSTAINABLE LAWN CARE WASTE MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES
Posted on Oct 5th, 2016
Plastic Yard Waste Bags Still Accepted in Fairfax
 
You may have heard that the county is considering new rules for yard waste collection, specifically about plastic bags. A decision to pursue a regulatory change that affects how yard waste is collected has been postponed indefinitely. 

Currently, there is not a ban on the use of plastic bags for yard waste in Fairfax County. 

HOWEVER, please be aware that most curbside trash pick-up in the county is provided by private hauling companies which may have their own requirements. 

As spring approaches soon, consider grasscycling, mulching, and composting as environmentally sound alternatives to bagging grass clippings and leaves. 

If you have any questions about this topic, here's a link with contact information.   
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Fox Mill Estates Board Members
 
2017
 
         
           President.....................Mark Hazlin
                                                (2014-2017)
           Vice President..............Steve Schirtzinger
                                                (2015-2018)
           Treasurer.....................Jay Andre
                                                (2016-2019)
           Secretary.....................Trish Atkins
                                                (2015-2018)
           Member at Large..........Stefanie Smith
                                                (2016-2019)
 
Please Note:
Unless otherwise noted, monthly Board Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month in the Fox Mill Elementary School Cafeteria beginning at 7:30 pm.  The Architectural Control Committee (ACC) holds monthly meetings on the first Wednesday of each month in the Fox Mill Elementary School Cafeteria beginning at 7:30 pm.  All homeowners are welcome to attend.

Forms

These are some widely used forms that you may need as a Home Owner in our community.  Other forms and documents are also located in the FORMS section.

Click here for the ACC Application form.

Click here for Architectural Improvement and Exterior Maintenance Guidelines​

Request Resale Disclosure Packages.Please request Homeowner's Resale Disclosure Packages by going to the AMV website: www.AMVirgina.com, and Click on: Order Resale Packet or Click Here.

Our Management company is: 

American Management of Virginia, Inc.
722 East Market Street, Suite 201
Leesburg, VA 20176
703-771-3995 – Office
 
Do not send dues payment to this address - see below.
 
Homeowners can also do the following online:
1. View individual account balance
2. Pay individual account balance
3. Edit account billing information
4. View any ACC Violations and/or Fines Assessed
 
2017 dues are $145.00.
 
Mail payments to:
 
FMEHA
c/o AMV
P.O. Box 64791
Phoenix, AZ 85082
 
or online at:
 

Upcoming Events
Architectural Control Committee (ACC) Meeting
Wednesday, October 4th, 7:30 pm at Fox Mill Elementary School Cafeteria
Homeowners Welcome
 
FMEHA Board of Directors Meeting
Tuesday, October 10th, 7:30 pm at Fox Mill Elementary School Cafeteria
Homeowners Welcome
 

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Neighborhood Watch
Crime Report

Fox Mill Estates remains a very safe community to live in. We remind you to keep your vehicles locked as many reports in the local area show vehicles entered and ransacked because they are unlocked. Some of these have resulted in garage door openers being used to enter residences. Remain safe and vigilant and report any issues immediately.  On recent patrols, we found 1, 17 and 8 garage doors open between 1am and 4 am. Even though this is a very small percentage of homes here in Fox Mill, it represents an easy opportunity for criminals to take advantage of you, our homeowners.  Your home is your largest investment, so locking doors and windows is the easiest way to protect that investment.  We have seen many more homes recently that leave the porch light or security lights on at night and we encourage those that don’t to do so. Let’s see if we can all turn a light on and “light up the night.”  If you see suspicious activity, call the Fairfax County Non-Emergency number (703) 691-2131 and report it or you may report it online (www.fairfaxcounty.gov/police) then click on make a report.  The more reports of this illegal activity, the more likely it will be stopped as the statistics and data trends emerge.

Reminder – To help keep crimes to a minimum, lock the windows and doors to your home and leave the porch light on. Lock your vehicle and store valuables out of sight. Another deterrent would be installing security lighting or low-profile security cameras. Most criminals/thieves will shy away from areas that are well lit and easy for them to be seen. Emergencies call 911. Complaints can be called in to the non-emergency number for the Fairfax County Police (703) 691-2131. Complaints and concerns can also be filed online via the following link: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/complaints/.

Let’s be Proactive rather than Reactive to these types of situations.  “If you see something, say something.” 

If you see suspicious activity or have a complaint or concern, call the Fairfax County Non-Emergency number 703-691-2131 and report it or you may report it online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/police. Complaints may be filed on the same page by clicking “File a report.”  The more reports made for any illegal activity, the more likely it will be stopped as the statistics and data trends emerge. 

Streetlight Update
Streetlight maintenance in our community is on ongoing process. If you see a streetlight out, please, send us an email to neighborhood_watch@fmeha.org or you can report it online on www.dom.com. Please make sure to have the pole numbers and the problem to report in the email form. Ex (CO220/VG27). If the pole doesn’t have a number, please indicate the closest address to the pole in question.

Volunteers Needed: If you would like to volunteer to help our neighborhood watch program be even better, please email your name and phone number to neighborhood_watch@fmeha.org and we will contact you about how you can help. Thank you and we wish you a safe winter season ahead.

 
Click here for website information for the Police Webpage, Helicopter Webpage, Police Incident Mapping, and Police Blog.
For more information on helicopter traffic, please visit Frequently Asked Questions for the Helicopter Division
Non-Emergencies: 703-691-2131
For information on the national bike registry, please go to www.nationalbikeregistry.com
Would you like to join the Neighborhood Watch? Email Brooke at neighborhood_watch@fmeha.org
Do you have some ideas for a safer community? Email Brooke at neighborhood_watch@fmeha.org
Have you seen something in the area that needs to be reported, but you are not sure who to contact?  Email Brooke at neighborhood_watch@fmeha.org