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Welcome to Water's Edge at Fair Lake

 
Please Mark Your Calendar!
Annual HOA Meeting Scheduled
Wednesday, November 8th at 7:00 pm
 
The Water’s Edge Board of Directors is hosting our annual Water’s Edge Homeowner’s Meeting at Rocky Run Middle School on Thursday, November 5th at 7:00 pm.
 
The meeting’s agenda includes updates from your Board about community projects, the annual budget, and 2018 dues. Additionally, the Board and a couple of our volunteer committees will update everyone on open space, crime and our Neighborhood Watch program, the Architectural Review Committee, and more. During the Q&A session, owners will have an opportunity to express their ideas or concerns and ask questions.
 
This year, we’ll be holding elections for two Board Member seat who’s term are expiring.
             
So please help us get the required 25% of our owners to participate (in person or via mail-in proxy vote) to ensure a quorum exists and to validate the meeting and election. Mark your calendar now and plan to attend or mail in your proxy card.
 
Each owner will be mailed a meeting notice prior to the meeting, along with a proxy card and instructions. If you cannot attend, please complete and return the Proxy vote card to help us achieve the required quorum. Without a quorum, we’ll need to reschedule the meeting at additional cost to all homeowners. 
 
Members in “good standing” (no outstanding delinquencies) that are interested in running for the open Board position should download, complete and submit the Candidate’s Petition Form that’s available on the Documents & Form page of the community’s website and submit it to SCS as soon as possible.

Attention: Non-Resident Owners
Please remember to inform your tenants of the rules of the community, especially regarding trash and recycling as well as noise and parking rules. Rental leases also need to require the lessee to comply with all community rules. Fairfax County law also prohibits more than four unrelated people living in a home.
 
Additionally, owners are not allowed to rent their homes for periods of less than 6 months. Short-term rentals, including daily or weekly rentals such as AirBnB are NOT allowed.
 
If you do rent your home, renters may subscribe to the Water’s Edge website and receive community emails and announcements.


Water's Edge News
Thinking About Listing Your Home on Airbnb?
 
It's Not Allowed By Community Covenants
 
Airbnb is an online service that allows people to list, find, and rent lodgings in their homes. For some“hosts”, this type of short-term or “bed and breakfast“ rental arrangement lets them rent their entire home, a basement, or just a bedroom for a day, weeks or months at a time.  A host might rent their entire home while the family goes on an extended vacation, or the owner is on a temporary out-of-town work assignment. If the host rents just a bedroom, that room may be offered on an on-going, year-round basis.
The listing of your entire home or even just a room on Airbnb, Craigslist, VRBO, HomeAway, or via any other site or rental service for a rental periods of less than 6 months (including nightly stays) is NOT allowed under community Covenants. Any rentals of a room, rooms, or the entire home requires the owner and tenant to sign a written lease with a rental period of at least six months. The written lease requirement applies to renting your entire home or to having roommates, and must also require the lessee to comply with all HOA rules.  If renting your home,  you should also notify SCS of the property’s rental status.
 
Additionally, county law limits the number of tenants in any home to no more than four unrelated people.  Fairly regularly, neighbors have reported an owner or their renter who has opened the home to multiple unrelated, short-term renters in a “boarding house” scenario.  The HOA takes swift and appropriate action to close these operations, including notifying the County to investigate and enforce any applicable housing laws. 


Other Local News & Tips
Fairfax County Updates Noise Ordinance
Fairfax County revised the county’s noise ordinance in February to protect the peace and safety of citizens. Penalties can be severe, including a fine of up to $1,000 and a Class 2 misdemeanor punishable up to six months in jail.  So if you have a dog that you let outside and it barks for more than 5 minutes, please immediately bring them inside.
 
The code changes include prohibiting:
  • Animal Noises including barking, howling, meowing, etc., prohibited between 10pm and 7am when it can be heard inside a home with its doors and windows closed; or  during any other time if it can be heard for more than five minutes consecutively or non-consecutively for a 10-minute period.
  • Loudspeakers/Amplifiers (music, stereos, instruments - between 10pm and 7am.
  • Power Equipment, including lawn mowers, leaf blowers, chain saws, trimmers, edgers and more – between 9pm and 7am.
  • Vehicle Repair - between 10pm and 7am.
  • Loading or Unloading Trucks, including moving vans - between 9pm and 6am.
To Report a Violation:
Monday through Friday, between 8am 4pm, contact the Fairfax Co. Department of Code Compliance at 703-324-1300.  During all other times, call the Fairfax Police non-emergency number at 703-691-2131.

 
Upcoming Events
ARC Meeting
Tuesday, October 24th, 6:30 pm at St. Paul Chung Church, 4712 Rippling Pond Dr., Room B-1
 
Monthly Board of Directors Meeting
Wednesday, November 8th, 6:30 pm at Rocky Run Middle School
 
Annual HOA Meeting
Wednesday, November 8th, 7:00 pm at Rocky Run Middle School - 4400 Stringfellow Rd, Chantilly - Cafeteria
 

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Neighborhood Watch Update
Update on September 2016 Thefts
The arrest of the two men who allegedly stole items from over 20 cars as well as tools from a garage in Water’s Edge, were released on bail, and are again scheduled to appear in Fairfax criminal court on November 1, 2017.
 
The two men, caught after a foot chase with police, have been charged with felonies and may face additional charges, according to the Fairfax Police.
 
The investigation (Case # 2016-257-0022) is being headed up by Detective Sophia Porter.  If you had items stolen and did not report it to the police, please do so.  Detective Porter, who is handling the case, can be reached at the Fair Oaks District station on Route 50 at 703-591-0966.  The next court date is Wednesday, Nov. 1 at 2:00 pm, at the Fairfax County courthouse at 4110 Chain Bridge Road.
 
Is Your Car a Theft Target?
Follow these tips and the likelihood of your car getting stolen or broken into are dramatically diminished.
 
1) Never leave your car running unattended, even just to run inside to grab something you forgot or to pay for gas. 
 
2) Make sure to always lock all the doors.
 
 
 
3) Never leave GPS units, cell phones or other electronics visible. Take them with you.
 
4) Remove all cash and coins, packages, purses, briefcases, backpacks, or other valuables.

Volunteer to Help
The Association is looking for several volunteers for help out on a couple committees:
  • Architectural Review Committee (ARC)
  • Open Space Committee
  • Social Committee
  • Website & Newsletter Committee
The community needs a couple people for the ARC and the Open Space Committee to keep our  community looking good and property values high.  It's also tough to create a "sense of community" without getting to know your neighbors so the Social Committee is needed to help people get out and meet their neighbors on a social basis, plan a few friendly events and get people involved.  And lastly, the new website and expanded newsletter won't create itself without a few volunteers for the Website and Communications Committee helping write and edit our resident communications.
 
If you would like to volunteer for a committee, and WE NEED YOUR HELP.  Please use the Contact Us form and send your message directly to the specific committee.  You may also complete the Committee Volunteer form and submit it directly to SCS.  The form is located on the Forms & Documents page.
 

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