|FMEHA SPRING COMMUNITY EVENT|
|Posted on Feb 2nd, 2018
Sunday, March 18th from 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Charity Moreno-Hines, 2018 FMEHA Spring Event Coordinator
Come for fun and games before the egg hunt!
The Bunny will hop by, so bring your camera for the photo op!
|BEFORE YOU PLAN TO DIG|
|Posted on Feb 1st, 2018
Before you plan to dig, contact the ACC. Then, before you dig, dial 811 for Miss Utility. As a reminder, almost all exterior improvement projects require ACC approval prior to construction. Exterior improvements requiring approval range from changing the color of a front door to the construction of an addition.
The process for obtaining ACC approval is not difficult at all. Consult the Guidelines as you develop the project’s plans. Make sure the project complies with the Guidelines. Next, fill out an application with complete project details. Submit the application, via regular mail or email, to our management company. The management company will contact you if there are any questions about the application. Your project will be put on the agenda for the next monthly ACC meeting. The ACC will review all projects received during the month. You will receive a written notification of approval or disapproval within a few business days after the ACC meeting. Homeowners are welcome to attend ACC meetings.
There are resources to help you through the process. To begin with, the Guidelines are available here. Please consult the Guidelines for general requirements and then for the specific project that you are planning. The application is available here. There is checklist that will let you know, for example, if your project requires a plat map to be included with the application. Following the checklist is a good way to help make sure your application is complete. Lastly, if you still have questions, email the ACC at firstname.lastname@example.org and someone will help you.
Thank you very much for your cooperation with the process. The season for home improvements is coming up. The ACC is looking forward to working with you.
|2018 FMEHA DUES REMINDER|
|Posted on Dec 19th, 2017
Residents should be in receipt of the 2018 Dues Statement.
The FMEHA 2018 Dues of $165 are DUE on January 1st. They are LATE on Jan 2nd. Late fees will begin to accrue after 30 days. Late accounts will automatically be referred to legal counsel for collections, which can include liens or other actions. Homeowners are responsible for all fees, late fees and attorney fees incurred due to delinquencies.
|FMEHA HAS A FACEBOOK PAGE|
|Posted on Dec 1st, 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.
|FOX MILL AND PINECREST ROADS SAFETY UPDATE|
|Posted on Oct 31st, 2017
The Fox Mill-Pinecrest Roads intersection continues to be a top road-related issue for homeowners. Unfortunately, a 2016 VDOT traffic signal study concluded that the safety situation is getting worse. On top of that, there are several other development projects in the works. This includes construction of a walkway on the north side of Fox Mill Road that will likely increase pedestrian traffic, a proposal to widen Fox Mill Road to four lanes, and another idea to connect Pinecrest to Glade, which would only bring more traffic to the neighborhood.
At the September FMEHA Board meeting, a new task force was officially created to advocate for: 1) immediate traffic control measures at Fox Mill and Pinecrest Roads that can increase safety, and 2) a long-term plan for Fox Mill Road that will address future development and the larger, structural issues that lead to many accidents at that intersection. That task force will work with other concerned organizations and citizens who have already created an online petition and website at www.foxmilltraffic.com.
The Hunter Mill District Transportation Advisory Council Meeting took place on September 27th at the North County Governmental Center located at 1801 Cameron Glen Drive in Reston. The Advisory Council provided updates on various transportation projects within the District and held an open floor to hear transportation related issues from the community. A presentation was given to the Hunter Mill Traffic Advisory by the task force. Check it out.
|REPORTING SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY|
|Posted on Oct 26th, 2017
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. Emergencies call 911.
|NEWSLETTER PUBLICATION SCHEDULE & AD SUBMISSIONS|
|Posted on Sep 20th, 2017
Ad space for the 2018 Spring 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
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$90 per edition
Please note to send check to:
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722 East Market Street Suite 201
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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.Read More >>
|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.”Read More >>
|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:
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 email@example.comRead More >>
|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.
|RESIDENTS MUST REGISTER TO RECEIVE UPDATES|
|Posted on Aug 14th, 2016
Please register using the "Register" link above to receive email notifications and to have access to all sections of the website. Your personal information can remain out of view or it can be listed in the Resident Directory. We use it only to verify that you are a homeowner or resident.
If you are already registered, please update any of your information, such as a change of email address, using the "Update Your Info" link. If you would like to "Unsubscribe," please send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org to have your listing in the directory removed. For questions regarding our website, please contact us at email@example.com
|NOW YOU KNOW .... THE HISTORY BEHIND OUR NAME|
|Posted on Mar 8th, 2016
While many of us associate the community’s name with the foxes that are seen in the area, here is how Fox Mill really got its name ....
|A REMINDER FROM THE FAIRFAX COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT|
|Posted on Feb 10th, 2016
We have had several vehicles stolen from Fox Mill Estates in the past 2-3 months along with a rash of others in the immediate local area. Many of these thefts happened because the keys were in the vehicle or the thief was able to gain access by using a garage door opener from an unlocked vehicle. PLEASE CLICK HERE for safety steps to follow to minimize car thefts.
Just a heads up on a DC Police report that states thieves are breaking into locked cars by hacking keyless entry systems.Read More >>
|ABOUT THE FOX MILL ESTATES BUSINESS DIRECTORY|
|Posted on Feb 10th, 2016
FMEHA provides a Business Directory to homeowners who may be interested in hiring local vendors. We are not endorsing any particular vendor and advise the homeowner to do his/her due diligence prior to hiring any contractor. Please see FAQ - Public Concerns: Hiring a Contractor.
|HOW TO REPORT A POWER OUTAGE|
|Posted on Jan 24th, 2016
When the power goes out, the only way the power company knows that happened is that people call to let them know. CALL: 1-866-DOM-HELP (1-866-366-4357) or go to www.dom.com.
|Posted on Mar 9th, 2015
FMEHA Homeowners: To receive a copy of the newsletter in hard copy/print, please email your contact info to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
|FME is a COMMUNITY PARKING DISTRICT (CPD)|
|Posted on Sep 23rd, 2014
Several boats, campers and other large vehicles have been observed on Fox Mill Estates streets. As a reminder, Fox Mill Estates is designated as part of the " Reston Community Parking District (District #60)," which means there are restrictions on the types of vehicles that can be parked on the streets, including watercraft. The police department will fine owners and remove any vehicles that are found to be in violation.
Complaints can be called in by residents of FME to the police non-emergency number: 703-691-2131.
More info on the regulations can be found on the County's website.
|PLEASE BE A GOOD NEIGHBOR!|
|Posted on Sep 11th, 2014
Please Dispose Of Waste Properly
|Posted on Aug 24th, 2014
Barbara Mehm, Chairman
As members of the Welcome Committee, we would like to come by to personally meet you and welcome you and your family to Fox Mill Estates. If you are not home, there will be a door hanger on your front door with our contact information. We look forward to meeting you. Should you have any questions, comments, or suggestions regarding our Welcome Committee, please contact us at email@example.com
|FAIRFAX COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF CODE COMPLIANCE|
|Posted on Jul 10th, 2014
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Homes and properties must be well maintained both inside and outside, according to the Property Maintenance Code. To keep neighborhoods safe, healthy and vibrant, there also are county rules about everything from broken windows in homes to uncut grass and junk in the yard.
|Fairfax County Water Authority|
|Posted on Jun 6th, 2014
Fairfax County Water Authority is planning to install 2,500 feet of new 36-inch diameter water main in the vicinity of Fox Mill Estates. Please see the FCWA letter for a detailed description of the project.
|Storage Container Removal on Streets|
|Posted on Feb 9th, 2011
The location of commercial dumpsters and portable, self-contained storage units is regulated by law. A special hotline has been established for you to alert police to problems with commercial dumpsters and storage units in your neighborhood.
|ACC Applications Archive|
|Posted on Jan 9th, 2011
An archive of applications to ACC is now available on the ACC page. Scroll to the bottom for the link. Each street in FMEHA has its own page followed by each address on that street.