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Annual Exterior Inspection Scheduled for
the Week of March 9th.
Water’s Edge HOA conducts regular community-wide property inspections designed to ensure that we all maintain our homes in accordance to all Architectural Guidelines and HOA Covenants and that property values are protected.  The 2020 inspection is scheduled for the week of March 9th.
Inspection and Violation Notification Process
When the HOA conducts an inspection, our management company SCS, sends a professional inspector to inspect each home’s front and rear exterior as well as the front and rear yard.  If any violations are noted on a property, photos are taken to document the issue and a report is created. After the inspection, violations notices are sent in writing to the homeowner requiring all violations need to be corrected. Again this year, the Board extended the correction period to 30 days.
If the violation is corrected and the correction communicated to SCS by the owner within 30 days, the property is re-inspected and the violation is abated.  If it’s not corrected, the owner is then sent a hearing letter. If the owner fails to correct the violation or attend the hearing, uncorrected violations can result in fines up to $10 a day until corrected or up to 90 days.
You Can Request an  Extension
We understand that life can get in the way of home maintenance. So if you need an extension to find a contractor or get quotes, you’ll need to contact SCS via e-mail and request an extension before the required correction date.  However, when asking for an extension, please provide a firm date in the near future for the violation to be corrected. All corrections must be completed within the extension period of a hearing notice will be issuesd. Only one 30-day extension is allowed without the owner attending a Board meeting and personally explaining the need for the extension.
Request a Re-Inspect or a Hearing
Occasionally, an inspector may make a mistake or transpose an address.  If you want to contest a violation, first  please check the photo to your homes condition against the ARC Guidelines. If you still disagree, contact SCS and ask for clarification or request a re-inspection of that specific violation.  If the violation is confirmed, the process continues. If you still disagree, you may request a hearing by submitting a written request (no phone calls) via email or letter to our Community Manager.
You will then receive a notice of the hearing date once hearings are scheduled. The Board does not hold hearings at monthly Board meetings but holds the hearings on another evening or weekend morning using a first come-first served basis.
But My Neighbor Has a Similar Violation…
Often owners that have violations may point to other homes in the community that are in similar condition or have what seems to be similar violations. What the owner may not understand is that the other property may 1) be in violation as well, 2) have an open violation or 3) be pending fines or legal action.  So please refer to the ARC Guidelines or Covenants for clarification of architechural requirements.
Feb. 20,  2020

Trash & Recycling Containers
Help Keep Water's Edge Looking Great
Since the HOA provided all residents with the new larger covered trash and recycling containers, trash from blowing winds and unsecured trash and recycling around our community has decreased dramatically.   Yet on windy days, trash containers still get blown over causing tops to open and wind picks up items and scatters them all over the community.
So we ask that you always:
  • Secure the lid of trash containers.
  • Never overload containers so they can’t be closed.
  • Break down all boxes and place them in your recycling container.
  • Place Styrofoam packaging in your trash container, not next to your container.
  • Please remember that trash and recycling may not be placed curbside before 6:00 pm the night before pick-up. On collection days, residents need to place their trash and recycling at the curb before 6:00 am.
Containers must be removed from the street and stored out of site by 8:00 pm on collection day.  The storage of totes or bins in the front of a home, in your driveway or on the side of your home is not allowed. 
Thank you for your cooperation in keeping Water’s Edge clean and beautiful.
Sept. 1, 2019

Guest Parking...
Do You Genuinely Need to Park There?
We ask all residents to please be a good neighbor and fully utilize all of their private parking spaces - their garage and driveway first, before parking their cars in our limited number of guest parking spots. 
Taking up a parking space with it's not absolutely necessary, can result in someone having to carry groceries much further in the rain, make seniors or disabled guests walk further to visit residents, or parents to carry infants further than needed.  Plus, it's the neighborly thing to do.
We thank you for your neighborly cooperation.
Aug. 24, 2019

Water's Edge News
Thinking About Listing Your Home on Airbnb?
It's Not Allowed By Community Covenants
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.

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.
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
Board of Directors Meeting
Tuesday, April 14th, 6:30 at SCS Office - 4840 Westfields Blvd., Conf. Room - Chantilly
Monthly ARC Meeting - VIRTUAL MEETING - See Desc.
Tuesday, April 28th, 6:30 at St. Paul Chung Catholic Church, 4712 Rippling Pond Dr., Meeting Room B-1
Board of Directors Meeting
Tuesday, May 12th, 6:30 at SCS Office - 4840 Westfields Blvd., Conf. Room - Chantilly

Owners - 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.

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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