JANUARY PRESIDENT'S UPDATE
Posted on Jan 30th, 2019
As an update, at the January FMEHA Board meeting we were pleased to install volunteers for all committees for 2019. A lot of the same faces will continue to participate on those committees to help the community. The roster for the chairs and membership will be posted to the website soon. If you’d like to join a committee, there are still opportunities available. Please write to email@example.com. In addition, Board members selected their positions for 2019. In short, each member will retain the same role as they held in 2018.
I’m pleased to note that the reports from Welcome, Neighborhood Watch, Social, Roads and Common Land were all normal and largely uneventful.
One highlight from Common Land, is that Cub Scout Pack 159, led by Scout Aidan Hileman, has volunteered to build two bee houses for us in the park at Viking and Kettering. The houses are scheduled to be constructed and installed by the Pack in February or March and we are looking forward to the benefits this project will bring to our environment this spring. These particular “mason” bees don’t sting, but they will pollinate!
In other news, the ACC reported 28 applications for exterior improvements this month, which is quite a high number for January. The volume suggests we’ll see a lot of work in the neighborhood again this year, which is welcome as the neighborhood ages. Unfortunately, there is one home in the neighborhood which has multiple, chronic issues, and the owner has refused to respond to any notices over many years. That property has been referred to legal counsel.
With regard to finances, our Treasurer’s report showed that dues payments are coming in as expected and our accounts are healthy. With this in mind, the Property Manager recommended a transfer of some funds to an account which will bear greater interest, and that is under consideration this month to optimize our financial well-being.
On that note, if you have paid your 2019 dues already, thank you very much. If you have not yet had a chance to get them in, please do so asap. The deadline for payments ($165) was Jan. 1, and late fees begin to accrue after today, Jan. 30. Your payment must be received before that date or charges will automatically be added to your account. Please visit fmeha.org and/or call AMV at 703-771-3995, for more information on how to pay.
While 2018 seems like ages ago, the Board would like to thank Scout Troop 159 for volunteering to place luminaries on common land on Christmas Eve last year. Also, the Social Committee announced the award winners for the holiday lights competition. Two homes on Framingham, at 12831 and 12904, went all-out to impress for first and second place, respectively. While our neighbor at 12415 Wendell Holmes had the “best blow ups.” Congratulations to those owners, and thanks to all who made the neighborhood shine this Holiday season.
If you have any questions on these or other topics, please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Happy New Year!
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.
PLEASE NOTE - This link will take you directly to the payment login: https://mutualpaypropertypay.com/
From this linked page, Click "Pay Now". Click "Yes" to agree to Terms. Fill in the form with your name and address and use the additional account information provided on your payment remittance coupon (statement) to fill in the Management, Association and your property account numbers. Click "pay by eCheck". Enter all the info, i.e routing #, acct. #, etc. You can also click on pay with a credit card, however, there is a service fee to use a credit card.
For even more detailed directions on making payments, click here. If you need your account information please check your annual invoice or call AMV at: (703) 771-3995.
If you are a federal worker or contractor directly affected by the government shutdown, and would like to request an extension for payment of 2019 annual dues, please write to the FMEHA at email@example.com and let the property management know. Please include in your message your name, address, email address, and evidence of your current employment. Please make your request prior to Jan. 30.
If you have any other questions about your dues payments, please contact AMV, the property management company, during business hours at 703-771-3995.
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
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.
NEWSLETTER PUBLICATION SCHEDULE & AD SUBMISSIONS
Posted on Sep 20th, 2017
Ad space 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.Read More >>
|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:
FMEHA Board Meeting
Wednesday, February 20th, 7:30 pm at Fox Mill Elementary Cafeteria
Wednesday, March 6th, 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 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