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Dominion Paving Sealcoating & Lane Painting 5/17-5/23
Between Wednesday, May 17th and 23rd,  the HOA has engaged Dominion Paving to perform sealcoating and restriping of our roadways and parking spaces. This project will renew the life of the asphalt surfaces as well as improve safety and esthetics in the community. 
Street access to homes and driveways will NOT be available for upwards of 24 hours per project phase. 
As a reminder all vehicles must be out of the affected parking areas by 7 AM when the work is scheduled.  Dominion Paving will be putting up signs at the entrances a few days beforehand. Towing will be enforced. If your vehicle is towed, it will be relocated within the community.  Contact Henry's Wrecker Service at 703-698-8900 if you do not see your towed car nearby.  
No parking will be allowed in designated areas from 7am until 7am the following morning, and towing will be enforced.
May 17 -- Sealcoating and Striping, Phase 1 - No vehicle access (driving or parking) 7am until 7am the following day on Hearthside Lane, Misty Glen Lane, Rippling Pond Drive and Warm Hearth Circle. 
May 19 -- Sealcoating and Striping, Phase 2 - No vehicle access (driving or parking) 7am until 7am the following day on Forest Mist Lane, Goose Pond Lane, Great Heron Circle and Great Heron Drive.
May 23 -- Sealcoating and Striping, Phase 3 - No vehicle access (driving or parking) 7am until 7am the following day Brook Mist Lane,  Green Duck Lane, Heron Neck Lane and Summer Rain Terrace.
Owners are responsible for communicating this information to their tenant.
If the schedule changes, flyers/or signs will be posted.
Please do not drive in closed sections. Violators will be charged the cost to have Dominion return to fix any damaged or impacted areas. 
It’s a Stinky Job!
Cleaning up after pets can be a stinky job, but someone’s gotta do it.  Cleaning up after pets is necessary for a healthy environment for the kids, us and our pets.  Dog poop complaints are high on the list for our residents.  We have tried several ways to combat the habit of irresponsible pet owners leaving unwanted deposits in the grass our kids play on, bags of poop left for someone else to dispose of, and left in private flower gardens.  One way we have not tried is to install Pet Waste Stations strategically placed through out the community.  

The Board asked SCS to obtain expert advice on placing pet waste stations that would be serviced weekly by a contractor.  As a result, it would require a minimum of six stations at an initial cost of $2,800 to install the hardware.  An annual cost of $4,000 thereafter for weekly collection and resupply of bags, equal to $32 per homeowner the first year and $19 annually per homeowner thereafter (assuming no cost increases).  
Water’s Edge HOA would have to raise quarterly dues to cover the costs.  
An online survey is available to owners - please click HERE to take the survey or  visit: https://freeonlinesurveys.com/s/PAp5D4Lg.   

Annual Exterior Inspection Continues
Water’s Edge HOA conducts annual community-wide property exterior inspections designed to ensure that we all maintain our homes in accordance to all Architectural Regulations and HOA Covenants, and more importantly, to ensure all our property values are protected. 
The multi-day 2022 inspection is continuing anmd should be concluded by mid-May.
Please do not be alarmed if you see the inspector walking the community or taking photos.
updated: 5/6/22

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.

Annual HOA Homeowner's Meeting Recap
The Water’s Edge Board of Directors held a virtual (Zoom) annual homeowner’s meeting on Nov. 18th at 7:00 PM.  The meeting was well attended.
The meeting included updates from your Board about community projects, the annual budget, and 2021 dues. Additionally, the Board updated residents on 2020 accomplishments and 2021 projects.
2022 Dues 
Dues for 2021 will increase 5% vs. 2020.
• Townhomes:      $368.55/quarter
• Single Family*:   $244.65/quarter
If you currently pay your HOA dues automatically via online banking, auto credit card payment or other automated method, please ensure you update the monthly or quarterly amount to avoid short-paying and incurring late fees.
*Single-family home dues are lower due to no no snow removal and limited open space maintenance.

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 hard-working trash  collectors.


--- Upcoming Meetings & Events --- Note All Meetings Are Now Virtual Contact SCS to Participate
Dominion Paving sealcoating and restriping
Tuesday, May 17th to Monday, May 23rd, Daily 7:00 AM
ARC Meeting - Virtual
Tuesday, May 31st, 6:30 PM at Virtual
Board of Directors Meeting - Virtual
Tuesday, June 14th, 6:30 PM at Virtual

Water's Edge News
ARC Guidelines Updated
Section 32 - Roofs and Shingles
The ARC Regulations (section 32) have been revised and reposted to the HOA website.
The newly added language is highlighted in red:
32.   Roofs and Shingles    
Replacement of roof shingles requires an application to the ARC, even if the color, style, size, and material are an exact duplicate of the original roofing material.  Only full roofing material replacement is allowed, i.e., no partial replacement will be approved.  Emergency replacement of single or several shingles or a small area is permitted that best matches the existing shingles upon approval by the ARC.    All homes and structures within the community shall only use roofing materials approved by the ARC.
The new ARC Guidelines are available on the Committees - Architectural Review - ARC page - ARC Regulations & Application Form section.
May 15, 2022

Trash & Recycling Update
Missed Collection??
Due to the ongoing shortage of trash and recycling truck drivers and pick-up helpers, missed or delayed collections are becoming common across NOVA. 
If American Disposal misses a pick-up, please leave your trash and/or recycling tote curbside for an additional 24 hours. Usually, American will reschedule any missed collection for the following day.
Additionally, since trash and recycling may be curbside for  longer periods it's critical that ALL trash, bags, boxes, etc. are securely in a trash or recycling wheeled tote, to avoid being susceptible to wind and being scatters around the community and onto your neighbor's property.
Thank you for your cooperation.
April 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 proceedure 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, please contact them at WatersEdgeARC@gmail.com.
Please watch this web page for updates and additional information regarding Board meetings or other HOA news.
Appril 18, 2022

Homeowners - How to Register
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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
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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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