PRESIDENT'S UPDATE, NOVEMBER 2018
Posted on Nov 21st, 2018
A few notes from the November Board Meeting and from the Annual Homeowners Meeting held last night…
First, I want to thank Kathy Costello, Trish Atkins and Steve Schirtzinger for running for the two board seats available for election this year. Active participation in the HOA makes sure voices are heard and different perspectives are considered in how we work together as an association. It was great to see so many people in attendance as well.
While Trish and Steve were re-elected at the Annual Meeting by a vote of the membership to the two seats available, Kathy has already offered to serve on two of our Committees including Budget/ Audit and the Nominating Committees. Her experience in these areas will be of great benefit to all.
We still have plenty of other opportunities for volunteering including on the ACC, Common Land, Roads, Social, and Communications Committees. Steve also invited interested members to attend a training for the Neighborhood Watch which is being offered by the FCPD early next year. If you would like to offer your services to the community, please email email@example.com for more information. In December, the Board will officially appoint people to all of these roles for 2019.
The November Board Meeting, which is technically a separate meeting, was one of the fastest of all time as we had an abbreviated agenda so we didn’t interfere with the start of the Annual Meeting. The Treasurer’s report showed all the finances were in order, the ACC had a slower month for applications as is typical when the weather gets colder, and the Common Land is all set for winter with a snow contract in place.
It was also good to hear that the U.S. flags are going back up at the entrances to the neighborhood, which is great to see.
And, the ACC is well into the first exploratory phases of digitizing decades of the association’s printed architectural records--a worthy, time-consuming, rigorous and largely thankless endeavor.
The Social Committee’s Fall picnic was another great event and, as a reminder, the Holiday lights competition will be starting in December. Get ready!
We forgot to mention during the meeting that the Boy Scouts will be offering luminaries for sale prior to Christmas. If homeowners would like to join in the tradition, supplies will be on sale on Sunday, December 16, from 1 to 3 p.m. in front of the Fox Mill Pool on Viking Drive. Email firstname.lastname@example.org more info. We will be grateful for the scouts who will earn service hours by putting them out for us in front of the FMEHA common land starting at dusk on Christmas Eve.
If you have any questions on these or other topics, please feel free to email email@example.com.
2018 FMEHA COMMUNITY EVENTS
Posted on Oct 28th, 2018
ANNUAL HOLIDAY HOUSE DECORATION CONTEST
Check out the pictures from our fall picnic! A wonderful array of catered food was provided and dessert was candied apples and apple cider donuts! The favorite game was the Ant Eating Contest. Many thanks to Stefanie Smith for organizing this fabulous fall event.
FOX MILL AND PINECREST ROADS
Posted on Jun 10th, 2018
The Fox Mill-Pinecrest Roads intersection continues to be a top road-related issue for homeowners.
Posted on Jun 10th, 2018
The Committee continues to track progress at the Pinecrest and Fox Mill Road intersection, with little movement since the last newsletter. We did receive a follow-up email report from VDOT which noted some changes they have made at the intersection in the last several years, including shifting and re-assigning the side street approach lanes, adding a painted island on the east bound Fox Mill Road approach, and constructing a concrete island to support the stop sign for the south bound approach. VDOT also trimmed foliage along the shoulder of the roadway on the eastbound approach to improve line of sight. Importantly, they added: “We have not identified any further changes or improvements at this time, beyond installation of a traffic signal.” As we’ve previously reported, funding for a traffic signal does not exist and we have been told it could be at least a decade before a signal would be installed. This is the intersection in 2012 and now:
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
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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.
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.Read More >>
FMEHA HAS A FACEBOOK PAGE
Posted on Dec 1st, 2017
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.
|Fox Mill Estates Board Members|
Vice President..............Steve Schirtzinger
Member at Large..........Stefanie Smith
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 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
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, December 5th, 7:30 pm at Fox Mill Elementary Cafeteria
FMEHA Board Meeting
Wednesday, December 19th, 7:30 pm at Fox Mill Elementary Cafeteria
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 Brooke at firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you have some ideas for a safer community? Email Brooke at email@example.com
Have you seen something in the area that needs to be reported, but you are not sure who to contact? Email Brooke at firstname.lastname@example.org