Updated Architectural Guidelines
Our community has been using Architectural Improvement and Exterior Maintenance Guidelines, the "Guidelines” that date back to November 1998. In 2012, the Board of Directors recognized that it was time to revise the guidelines and bring them up to date. The Board and the Architectural Review Committee began a project that involved a complete re-write of the guidelines. A draft of the guidelines was posted on the web site for a period of about 6 weeks in August 2013. Comments from the community were solicited. The draft then went through several reviews by the Association’s attorney.
The Board of Directors voted for the adoption of the updated guidelines at the March 12, 2014 Board Meeting. The updated guidelines are official as of April 12, 2014. You can take a look at the guidelines by clicking on the following link.
As part of the review of the updated guidelines, the attorney recommended that the Architectural Review Committee (ARC) change its name to the Architectural Control Committee
. The reason for the change was to make the committee name consistent with our By-Laws.
ACC Applications May Be Submitted via Email
Homeowners now have a choice of ways to submit their ACC Application for review and approval. As has been the practice for many years, homeowners may continue to use the postal service to mail in their applications. As of March 1, 2017, applications may be submitted via email. Homeowners should submit their applications several business days in advance of the monthly ACC meeting. Applications that arrive one or two days prior to the ACC meeting or on the day of the meeting are not guaranteed to be included on the agenda and may be delayed until the next month’s meeting. The ACC Application can be downloaded from our web site. The ACC Application contains both the mailing address and the email address for application submission.
The annual home inspections will be taking place from April 1st through June 30th. ACC volunteers will conduct inspections. Our management company will provide administrative assistance to our volunteers. Please help the Fox Mill community look its best by taking a good look around your property and addressing anything that needs attention.
The Architectural Control Committee meets once a month on the first Wednesday to review all application received. Applications should be received 7 days prior to the meeting date and should be filled out completely, in order for the Committee to properly review each application. If the application is APPROVED then the homeowner will be notified with an approval letter via email. If the application is incomplete the homeowner will be required to provide additional information for the committee's review. It is important that you provide an email address or telephone number for us to contact you in case of any questions. If you have any questions, please email the ACC at ACC@fmeha.org
New Policy Resolution No. 09-2 ACC Administrative Fees Procedure goes into effect Jan1, 2010
We would like to remind all residents that the newest ACC Resolution, Policy 09-2, regarding the filing of the required application for Architectural changes to the Exterior of your home goes into effect January 1st, 2010. In summary, this Resolution gives the board the authority to assess an Administrative Fee of $100 for each instance of an exterior modification or addition that has been made to a home that was not properly applied for and approved through the Architectural Review Committee. Undocumented exterior changes are one of the most time consuming and labor-intensive issues that surface at the time of a home Resale, usually just prior to Closing. The ACC Guidelines, Application and list of changes or additions that require approval are available on our website at www.FMEHA.org
Commercial Vehicles Parked around Fox Mill Estates
It is illegal to park any commercial vehicle, trailer, or semi-trailer on or adjacent to roads in residentially zoned areas, except one taxicab or limousine per dwelling unit. This does not apply to temporary business activity. Description of commercial vehicles described in Fairfax County Code 82-5-7.
(Commercial vehicle includes: (i) any solid waste collection vehicle, tractor truck or tractor truck/semitrailer or tractor truck/trailer combination, dump truck, concrete mixer truck, towing and recovery vehicle with a registered gross weight of 12,000 pounds or more, and any heavy construction equipment, whether located on the highway or on a truck, trailer, or semitrailer; (ii) any trailer, semitrailer, or other vehicle in which food or beverages are stored or sold; (iii) any trailer or semitrailer used for transporting landscaping or lawn-care equipment whether or not such trailer or semitrailer is attached to another vehicle; and (iv) any vehicle licensed by the Commonwealth for use as a common or contract carrier or as a limousine.)
Only one commercial vehicle (limited in size) is permitted on private property in residentially zoned areas.
To report violations of this issue contact Fairfax County Police (Reston) at 703-478-0904.