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Welcome to the Water's Edge at Fair Lakes HOA Website

New Trash and Recycling Service
Patriot Disposal has begun servicing Water's Edge as our trash and recycling service provider, replacing American Disposal.  The trash cycle returns to twice weekly.
New trash totes have been delivered to each home. Patriot will deliver new recycling totes once supply chain issues are resolved.  Watch this space for updates.
Until recycling totes are delivered, please put recycling curbside in boxes, bins, etc., making sure that the contents do not get blown around the community.
Moving forward, trash and recycling schedule will be:
- Monday and Thursday – Trash Service
- Wednesday – Recycling Service
- Saturday – Yard Waste Service
Yard waste pick-up will end on Dec., 24, 2022 and will resume in the spring (TBD).
Please remember to store your totes out of sight after pick-up.
Dec. 4, 2022

Recycling Reminder
What Can I Recycle?
Dec. 4, 2022

Pet Waste Problems Continue
We Need Your Help
The problem of pet waste continues to be an issue in the community.  Several homeowners have brought to management’s attention that dog walkers are allowing their pets to do their business on private lawns and driveways.  This is necessitating homeowners and residents who do not even own dogs to pick up dog feces. 
If you walk a dog, please be responsible and keep your dog from doing its business on private property.  Direct the dog to a common area and, in any case, pick up your dog’s waste and dispose of in your own household trash.
Everyone who resides at Water’s Edge is asked to document to the extent possible the incidences of pet waste problems.  If possible, take a photo of the dog and walker.  Ask the walker to refrain from letting the pet relieve itself on any private property.  And, if possible, ask the person if he or she is visiting from a neighboring community or a Water's Edge resident. 
If the proper documentation can be made available about a particular incident or repeat offender, a report to the County may result in the pet owner incurring a fine up to $250 for violation of the county’s pooper scooper law. 
Pet waste left on the grass, concrete, or in the woods makes its way to storm drains every time it rains. Storm drains lead to lakes or streams that ultimately lead to the Occoquan Reservoir and the Potomac Rivers, our drinking water supply. Pet waste may carry disease-causing organisms, which make water unsafe for swimming and more costly to treat for drinking.
Additionally, dog waste on the ground is ugly and messy. It pollutes our environment even if it is hidden in bushes, under leaves or in the woods. 
So please pick up after your pets. Our collective health depends on it.
Thank you for your cooperation,
Water’s Edge at Fair Lakes Board of Directors

Good Neighbor Parking...
Can You Park in your Driveway?
We ask all residents to please be a good neighbor and fully utilize ALL of their private parking spaces, including your garage and driveway BEFORE parking your any vehicle in our limited number of guest parking spots.  This way we always have enough spots for overflow and our guests.
We thank you for your cooperation.

REMINDER to Townhouse Residents...
Fire Pits & Chimeneas are Illegal
For townhome residents in Fairfax County, using ANY type of portable outdoor fireplaces, including fire pits, chimeneas or other forms of solid-fuel portable fire places are illegal per Section 307.4.3 of the Fairfax County Fire Prevention Code.
This law was created to reduce risk of house fires, property damage, occupant displacement, and personal injury or death from the operation or storage of portable outdoor fireplaces in or around townhouse structures. Potential fire risks associated with misuse of portable outdoor fireplaces is high. A popping ember, an unattended fire pit or improper disposal of leftover ashes can result in accidental ignition of a deck, patio, furniture, or vegetation that could start a fire that burns not just your townhouse, but several of your neighbor’s townhomes.
For violators, Fairfax County can assess a fine up to $2,500 and up to 12 months in jail, or both for each violation.
This law does not apply to single-family homes, but single-family homeowners are reminded to use any fire source safely and responsibly and always have a fire extinguisher nearby.
April 14, 2021

Please Break Down Boxes for Recycling
Please do not place large boxes that are not broken down and flattened next to your recycling bin for pick-up.  Please break them down flat and place them in your recycling bin.  If you have more boxes than can fit into your recycling tote, please flatten all of them for easier handling by our trash collectors.

--- Upcoming Meetings & Events --- Note All Meetings Are Now Virtual Contact SCS to Participate
Board of Direcctors Meeting
Tuesday, December 13th, 6:30 pm at Virtual
Board of Director's Meeting - Virtual
Tuesday, January 10th, 6:30 PM at Virtual
ARC Meeting - Virtual
Tuesday, January 31st, 6:30 pm at Virtual

Water's Edge News
Annual Homeowner's
Meeting Recap
The 2022 Water's Edge HOA Annual Meeting was held virtually on Thursday, November 17, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.  A quorum was reached. Thank you to all owners that submitted their proxy to make the meeting official.  A copy of the Board's presentation is available here.
The meeting's agenda included:
  • Quorum Verification & Call to Order and Welcome
  • Approval of 2021 Annual Meeting Minutes
  • Board and Community Manager Introductions
  • Community Overview, Operations, Accomplishments, Issues and 2023 Projects
  • Finances, Budget & 2023 Assessments (Dues)  
  • Committee Reports                    
  • Board Nominations and Mail-in Election Process
  • Adjournment
  • Open Forum & Q&A
The Board highlighted 2022 accomplishments, including:

Common Elements Improvements  Completed in 2022: 
  • Seal Coat all drives, lanes, and circles and repaint
  • Repair drainage area between townhouses on Misty Glen Lane
  • Replace structures for the pond pumps and aerator
  • Repair wooden structures, paint, and trim trees at north and south entrances
  • Replace Water’s Edge entrance sign at south entrance
  • Plant two Trees on Rippling Pond Drive
  • Trim or remove numerous dead or damaged trees; replace and maintain numerous trees, shrubs, and seedlings
  • Scoop the Poop poster contest to encourage pick-up of pet waste
  • Two Social Events (End of School year, Chili Cook-off)
Initiatives for 2023 include:
  • New Reserve Fund Study to address unforeseen increase in inflation
  • Tennis Court color coat
  • Multi-purpose (B-Ball) Court color coat
  • Tot Lots and Outdoor furniture Update
  • Storm Drainage System repair
  • Tree trimming, removal and replacement
  • Landscape improvement to north entrance
  • Parking signage replacement
2023 Dues – 17% increase
 Townhomes:       $433/quarter (+ $64.45)
 Single Family*:   $287/quarter (+ $42.35)
Board Election
Ballots and candidate statements for the election of three Board members will be mailed to all owners.  Two Board seats are for a 3-year term and one seat is to finish the open Board seat for a 1-year term starting in January 2023. The Five owners have been nominated.
Candidate Statement forms for the 4 candidates are available on the Board of Directors tab - Annual Meeting page.
Nov. 18, 2022

Covid-19 Update:
Board and ARC Meetings Remain Virtual
All monthly Water’s Edge Board of Director's meetings and ARC meetings will continue to use a virtual Zoom videoconferencing service format. This procedure continues for the safety and health of all participants. The Board and ARC continue to meet monthly at their usual dates and times.  The virtual format will continue until further notice.
Please be assured that the Board and SCS continue to manage the HOA's operations as well as the ARC reviewing Exterior Applications and assisting homeowners in projects.
If as a homeowner, you have a critical need to attend a Board meeting, please contact Anastasia Demos, our Community Manager at 703-631-2003 or via email at ademos@scs-management.com and let her know the specific issue or question you have.  We will attempt to conference in the homeowner by providing a link to the Zoom meeting or address the issue offline.
If you need the ARC's assistance, have questions or need advice on an exterior project, contact them at WatersEdgeARC@gmail.com.
Please watch this website for updates and additional information regarding Board meetings, committee meetings and other important HOA news.
Updated: Dec. 4, 2022

Homeowners - How to Register
To access any of the features or information in the Members section, homeowners and residents must register and login. 
To register, select the Register option on the left navigation menu. All you'll need is your name, address, email address, and Water's Edge Account Number*.
* Your Account Number is listed on your Water's Edge-Associa invoice.

Other Local News & Tips
To receive Fairfax County Covid-19 text updates, text:
FFXCOVID to 888777
Or visit Farfax County's Covid-19 page at: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/covid19/
Sept. 9, 2020

Volunteer to Help
The Association is looking for several volunteers for help out on a couple committees:
  • Architectural Review (ARC)
  • Landscaping and Grounds
  • Social
  • Website & Newsletter
The community needs a couple people for the Architectural Review (ARC), the Landscaping and Grounds, and Social  Committees. 
If you would like to volunteer for a committee, and WE DO 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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