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Trash & Recycling Schedule and Box Breakdown Reminder
The community's trash and recycling schedule is:
- Monday and Thursday – Trash Service
- Wednesday – Recycling Service
Please remember to store your totes out of sight after pick-up.
Additionally, trash and recycling pick-up is automated.  So please do not place large boxes curbside. They need to be broken down and placed in your recycling bin.  If you have more boxes than can fit into your recycling tote, please hold them for the following week's pick-up.
Jan. 12, 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

Snow Plowing & Shoveling Reminder
Water’s Edge initiates snow plowing on the townhouse streets after 2 inches of snow has fallen. Plowing includes streets only, initially to plow a single lane for emergency vehicles and then so that 2 cars may pass side by side. Follow up plowing may be conducted from curb to curb. Parking spaces, private pipe stems, driveways and sidewalks are not plowed. Ripping Pond Drive (single family homes only) is a VDOT-maintained street so the Association does not plow.
Please DO NOT SHOVEL SNOW ONTO CLEARED STREETS.  If plows have completed their work, the snow will only remain. Please shovel all snow on to lawns and grass areas.
Heavy snows of over 8 inches may take time to remove, may result in stacking of snow along driveways and parking spaces and may not be completed quickly. We ask for patience and understand that we have a limited budget that is designed for typical snow falls over a season, not major or catastrophic snow events.
Water's Edge HOA and Fairfax County do not have guidelines or laws requiring the removal of snow from residential sidewalks. However, both the County and the Association ask residents to clear snow and ice from sidewalks adjacent to their property for their own safety and the safety of others, as well as from around hydrants.  Please remember, neighbors, pet walkers, delivery people, and visitors may need to walk on area sidewalks and a cleared walkway is a safe walkway.
Dec. 11, 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 River, our fresh water source.  Pet waste may also carry disease-causing organisms, which makes water unsafe for swimming and more costly to treat for human consumption.
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 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.

--- Upcoming Meetings & Events --- Note All Meetings Are Now Virtual Contact SCS to Participate
ARC Meeting - Virtual
Tuesday, January 31st, 6:30 pm at Virtual
Landscaping & Grounds Committee Meeting
Saturday, February 4th at Virtual
Board of Director's Meeting - Virtual
Tuesday, February 14th, 6:30 PM at Virtual

Water's Edge News
Board Selects Officer Positions
At the first Board meeting of 2023, the Water's Edge HOA Board of Directors assigned board and committee liaison positions for 2023.
Officer Positions
  • President - Carolyn Fowler
  • Vice President - Patrick Hoepfner
  • Secretary - Brian Shildneck
  • Treasurer - Bill Balkus
  • At Large - Vicky Crews
Committee Liaisons
  • ARC - Patrick Hoepfner
  • Landscaping & Grounds - Carolyn Fowler
  • Social – Brian Shildneck

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.

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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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