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FMEHA ELECTION RESULTS
Posted on Nov 21st, 2019
Congratulations to our two newest Board members Marshall Nayer and Karen A. Conroy. The existing board is very much looking forward to working with you to make Fox Mill Estates the best community it can be.
 
 
2019 FMEHA HOLIDAY HOUSE DECORATING CONTEST
Posted on Nov 19th, 2019
To enhance our community and make it shine brightly this holiday season, we are holding a contest to encourage and award those who go above-and-beyond in decorating their homes and/or yard. We invite all FMEHA residents to participate and join the fun!
 
Guidelines
  • Judges are looking for unique designs, creative use of lights and decorations, interesting displays and placement of decorations and animated objects, and an overall presentation that stands above.
  • Judging will be based on decorations that can be seen from the street or pipe stem.
  • Judging will occur on Dec. 19 and 20 during the hours of 6-9 pm. Houses should be lit during those times.
  • The top three houses will be selected and awarded prizes.
Questions?
Contact Holiday House Decorating Contest Chairman 
Cindy Workosky at mcworkosky@gmail.com
 
FMEHA HAS A FACEBOOK PAGE
Posted on Oct 6th, 2019
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.
 
                             
 
RESIDENTS MUST REGISTER TO RECEIVE UPDATES
Posted on Oct 6th, 2019
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 webmaster@fmeha.org to have your listing in the directory removed. For questions regarding our website, please contact us at webmaster@fmeha.org
 
WELCOME COMMITTEE
Posted on Oct 6th, 2019
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. welcome@fmeha.org (703) 860-4773

 
PLEASE CLEAN UP AFTER YOUR PET
Posted on Sep 30th, 2019
Please be considerate of your neighbors and dispose of waste from your pet in your own trash can.  
 
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 ....
 
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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.

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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. 
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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.”
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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.   
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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.
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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.
 
Interested in placing an ad in our Business Directory? 
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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.
 
NEWSLETTER INFORMATION
Posted on Mar 9th, 2015
FMEHA Homeowners: To receive a copy of the newsletter in hard copy/print, please email your contact info to: newsletter@fmeha.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
 
FAIRFAX COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF CODE COMPLIANCE
Posted on Jul 10th, 2014

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. 
 
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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.
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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.