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2023 Annual HOA Meeting Recap
The Board of Director's was held on November 30, 2023 via Zoom. 
Sixteen owners attended the virtual meeting. The Board's presentation is linked HERE.
Meeting Recap
Board Election:
Two seats are open this year. Several people have been nominated or self nominated. Ballots will be mailed to each owner soon.
- The 2023 annual budget is $322,000 (+4.8%)
- The HOA received an unmodified audit opinion, reflecting excellent financial management.
- Updated the Reserve Study (3/23).
2024 Dues:
- Townhouses: 453.54/quarter (+$20)
- Single Family: $300.86/quarter (+$13)
2023 Accomplishments Summary:
- Multiple landscaping improvements
- Replaced 2 or 3 entrance signs
- Installed pickleball lines on tennis court
- Repaired and stained footbridge
- Held 4 community social events
- Installed a Little Free Library
2024 Goals:
- New plantings on Green Duck berm, Rippling Pond and slopes near basketball court.
- Ongoing tree trimming and removal of diseased/hazardous trees, as well as planting new trees and shrubs, as budget allows.
- Replacement of picnic table at north tot lot.
- Plan development for north community entrance (Fair Lakes Pkw).
See the Board's presentation for information on committees and more. 

Yard Waste Pick-Up on Saturdays 
Saturday yard waste collection resumed in April and will continue every Saturday until December 24th. 
Yard waste is defined as grass clippings, leaves, or bush/hedge trimmings resulting from the normal maintenance of your property. Up to 10 bags, bundles, or containers not to exceed 50 pounds each may be collected per home each week. 
Please place your yard waste on the curb in brown paper yard waste bags or deposited in a personal container clearly marked 'YARD WASTE' on both sides of the container.  Waste should be placed curbside the night before to ensure pick-up.
Patriot Disposal will also collect tree trimmings and branches (up to 4 inches in diameter each) as long as the branches are cut into 4-foot or less lengths, and tied with rope or twine into small, manageable bundles. Each bundle can be no larger than 2 feet in diameter or more than 50 lbs. 
Apr. 8, 2023


Recycling Reminder:
What Can I Recycle?
The Fairfax County I-66 Transfer Station, located off of West Ox Road, across from Costco, is the nearest county recycling center to Water's Edge. 
As an environmentally-responsive recycling center, county residents may responsibly disposal of glass, used motor and cooking oil, paint, aluminum cans, cardboard, plastic jugs,  household chemicals, automotive fluids, paint and many other liquids and chemicals, along with food scraps, electronics and e-waste for free.  Trash, furniture, batteries and other items can be disposed of for a fee.
I-66 Transfer Station
4618 West Ox Road, Fairfax ,VA
Mon. - Fri.  7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sat. - Sun. 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Jan. 12, 2023

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.
Thank you for your cooperation,
Water’s Edge 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 vehicle in our limited guest parking spots.  This way we always have enough spots for overflow parking of residents and guests.
We thank you for your cooperation.
 Updated: 4/8/23

--- Upcoming Meetings & Events --- Note All Meetings Are Now Virtual Contact SCS to Participate
Board of Directors Meeting - January Meeting is in Person st SCS
Tuesday, January 9th, 6:30 PM at SCS - 4800 Westfields Boulevard, Suite 310, Chantilly
ARC Meeting - Virtual
Tuesday, January 30th, 6:30 PM at Virtual
Board of Directors Meeting
Tuesday, February 13th, 6:30 PM at Virtual

Water's Edge News
Route 29 Widening Project
The VDOT project to widen Route 29 will reconstruct and widen 1.5 miles of the road from 2 lanes in each direction to 3 lanes between Union Mill Road and Buckleys Gate Drive. It is expected to relieve a major bottleneck and lengthy back-ups during AM and PM peak hours, particularly at the Stringfellow/Clifton roads traffic signal.
The project will also correct vertical alignment (hills and dips) to improve visibility, add and improve shared-use paths on both sides of Route 29 and provide paths to walking and bicycle trails at the Fairfax County Parkway and West Ox Road interchange. 
You may have noticed tree clearing work on both sides of the road as preliminary work continues.  The project is expected to be completed by Spring 2026. 
The estimated cost of the widening project is $98 million dollars, funded with federal, state and county dollars, as well as part fees under the Transform 66 Outside the Beltway Project Agreement. 
That section of Route 29 averages 30,000 vehicles a day.

Thieves are Active
A resident recently had a visitor’s car broken into while parked in guest parking. Electronics and other items were stolen. Additionally, strangers have been seen driving the community and taking photos. While this may be innocent home improvement company reps looking for potential replacement window, roofs or other projects, Waters Edge is a private community and these canvasing actions are by law, trespassing. 

These recent activities should remind us all to remember the following:
• ALWAYS lock your cars and remove anything of value that can be viewed from the outside.
• ALWAYS lock home doors and windows (front and rear).
• ALWAYS keep your garage door closed. An unattended open garage invites crimes of opportunity. 
• NEVER open doors to strangers.
• For deliveries, set up text notification so you can immediately bring in your deliveries. You can also request specific location delivery, such as your front porch vs. the driver leaving the package in your driveway. Additionally, if you know the package will sit for hours, send your Amazon deliveries to your office or to a nearby hub locker. Amazon’s nearest lockers: 7-Eleven next to CVS and at the nearby Whole Foods.
• Remain vigilant to suspicious activity and watch out for your neighbors. 

Updated:  8/09/23

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. The Board and ARC meet monthly at their usual dates and times.  
If as a homeowner, you want to attend a Board meeting, please contact Anastasia Demos, our Community Manager at 703-631-2003 or contact her via email at ademos@scs-management.com and let her know the specific issue or question you have.  The Board 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 via email at WatersEdgeARC@gmail.com.
Please watch this website for updates and additional information regarding Board meetings, committee meetings and other important HOA news.
Updated: Oct. 9, 2023

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.

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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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