ANNUAL FOURTH OF JULY BIKE PARADE
Posted on Jul 5th, 2019
What a wonderful FMEHA 4th of July Parade! Thank you to all the volunteers who organized this awesome family activity. Please enjoy the photos of the parade!
FMEHA HAS A FACEBOOK PAGE
Posted on Jul 3rd, 2019
FMEHA JUNE PRESIDENT'S UPDATE
Posted on Jun 21st, 2019
The FMEHA held an emotional June Board meeting last night at the Fairfax County Police Department. As many of you have heard, one of our Directors, Stefanie Smith, passed away suddenly this week. As a result, we started the meeting with a moment of silence for her and many silent prayers were sent up for her family. Her empty seat was on our mind for the entire evening.
Much of the rest of the meeting was the usual agenda. We addressed a few homeowner concerns, arranged for some maintenance at the playground, and discussed various other matters of business.
We were pleased to hear a report from the ACC regarding the completion of the annual spring inspections, as well as the final digitization of the association’s old paper records. A lot of efficiencies were created in the past year as a result of this effort. And, thank you to all the owners who are working hard to maintain their properties and to file applications that will keep our records up to date into the future.
We also welcomed a new contact from our Property Management company. Beth Huck will be stepping in for Kelsey McKee who will be out on maternity leave. All else will remain the same.
During Executive Session, the Board received an update from our legal counsel on the status of a lawsuit that has been filed against one home in the neighborhood which has had chronic violations for many years. We discussed other homes and lots that have outstanding issues and we were prepared to hear a scheduled appeal for an ACC application. Finally, we discussed succession for Board seats that have interim vacancies.
On the advice of counsel, we will be able to continue to operate the association with the existing Board members until the next election in November at the Annual Meeting. The Board will also have the option to appoint interim directors to a seat, if necessary, at its discretion, to fill out the remainder of the term.
In happier news, we continued preparations for the annual 4th of July Bike parade which will start at the Fox Mill Elementary school parking lot. Bikes are to begin gathering at about 9:45 a.m. The local Scout pack has been invited to hold a flag ceremony and lead us in the Pledge of Allegiance before setting out on the parade at about 10 a.m. The route will start at the school, head down Viking, then right on Bradwell, and around the loop back to the school. If our firefighters from Fox Mill Fire Station #31 are available at that time, they’ll be sending a truck down for the kids to climb on at around 10:30 a.m. And, we’ll have drinks and snacks to celebrate. Some of our FCPD officers will provide traffic control to keep us safe, and we’ll wish them a note of gratitude for spending their holiday protecting us.
Please be sure to get your bikes gussied up. Put on your best red, white, and blue. And, make sure helmets are on. Fingers crossed for good weather!
Please mark your calendars to note that the July Board meeting has been canceled, and we will resume meetings on August 21, at 8 p.m. at the Fairfax County Police Station in Reston. The Fall and Winter meetings will be scheduled later in July and we will update the calendar on the website at that time.
Lastly, we are in need of volunteers to do two main jobs: 1) social committee chair and 2) communications to help with the newsletter, website and social media. If you or anyone you know is ready, willing and able to participate, we would welcome your participation and you can find out more by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the meantime, please have a great summer.
SUMMER BOARD MEETING
Posted on Jun 19th, 2019
There will not be a July Board Meeting and the August Board Meeting will be on August 21st between 7:30-9:00 PM. It will be held at the Fairfax County Police Department. The address is 1801 Cameron Glen Drive, Reston, VA 20190. It is requested that parking be done at the 50W parking lot, which is the parking lot just to the side of the police department.
SIDEWALK AND BACKYARD REMINDERS
Posted on Jun 18th, 2019
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.
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Posted on Dec 28th, 2018
$165 annual fee for Fox Mill Estates Homes Association was due on January 1, 2019, and late fees begin to accrue, by policy, after Jan. 30.
1. Send a check to FMEHA, c/o AMV, P.O. Box 64791, Phoenix, AZ 85082.
2. Pay by credit card through Mutual of Omaha.
3. Pay by eCheck from Mutual of Omaha.
4. You can make a one time payment or set up an automatic bank withdrawal with AMV to make a payment from your checking account, also known as an ACH payment.
Posted on Mar 26th, 2018
Barbara Mehm, FMEHA Welcome Committee Chairman
New to the neighborhood? As a member of the Welcome Committee, I would be happy to stop by and personally greet you. If you would like a visit, or even just a phone chat, please call me. I look forward to hearing from you. firstname.lastname@example.org (703) 860-4773
RESIDENTS MUST REGISTER TO RECEIVE UPDATES
Posted on Mar 25th, 2018
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 email@example.com to have your listing in the directory removed. For questions regarding our website, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
NOW YOU KNOW .... THE HISTORY BEHIND OUR NAME
Posted on Mar 19th, 2018
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 ....
KETTERING TRAIL BRIDGE REBUILT BY GIRL SCOUT TROOP #2507
Posted on Mar 18th, 2018
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.
|Fox Mill Estates Board Members|
Vice President..............Steve Schirtzinger
Member at Large...........Vacant
Unless otherwise noted, monthly Board Meetings are held on the third Wednesday 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.
Architectural Control Committee
Common Land Committee
Communications Committee (Website, Newsletter, Facebook, Twitter)
Neighborhood Watch Committee
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
Our Management company is:
American Management of Virginia, Inc.
722 East Market Street, Suite 100
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
2019 dues are $165.00. Due date is January 1, 2019.
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.
Mail payments to:
P.O. Box 64791
Phoenix, AZ 85082
or online at:
Wednesday, August 7th, 7:30 pm at Fox Mill Elementary Cafeteria
August Board Meeting
Wednesday, August 21st, 7:30 PM at Fairfax County Police Department
HOMEOWNERS WELCOME. The address is 1801 Cameron Glen Drive, Reston, VA 20190. It is requested that parking be done at the 50W parking lot, which is the parking lot just to the side of the police department. The meetings will be on June 19th, July 17th and August 21st between 7:30-9:00 PM.
Thank you neighbors for continuing to keep Fox Mill Estates a very safe community to live in. Over the past months, we have seen crime remain low in our community. However, neighboring jurisdictions are seeing a lot more vehicle break-ins around schools, soccer fields, etc. Wherever a lot of cars are located together seems to be where they are concentrating. They are looking for purses, wallets, GPS, phones, etc. - anything quick to grab. Take precautions if you are out to place your valuables out of sight or in the trunk. Lock your doors on both home and vehicles, placing valuables out of sight in your vehicle (including GPS, charging cables, phones, etc.) and keeping the porch and motion lights on at night will deter crime. It is a proven fact that communities that are well lit, create a deterrent to crime, as thieves prefer to work under the cover of darkness. Recent patrols came across 0, 7 and 4 open garages in the middle of the night. We remind you to keep your doors closed and locked, including your vehicles to protect your property.
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 http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/police or http://www. fairfaxcounty.gov/complaints and click on “Make a Report.” The more reports made for any illegal activity, the more likely it will be stopped as the statistics and data trends emerge.
If you are interested in volunteering with this committee, more assistance is always appreciated. Please forward an email to neighborhood_watch@ fmeha.org to see what you can do to help.
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.
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 email@example.com 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
For information on the national bike registry, please go to www.nationalbikeregistry.com
Would you like to join the Neighborhood Watch? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you have some ideas for a safer community? Email email@example.com
Have you seen something in the area that needs to be reported, but you are not sure who to contact? Email firstname.lastname@example.org