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Community Yard Sale - May 14, 2016 (Rain Date May 21)

The PWCA will be hosting a Community Yard Sale on Saturday, May 14th from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the pool. Set-up will start at 7:00 AM. You have the opportunity to reserve existing tables at the pool or you can just reserve space on the pool deck. The pool parking lot will be available for setup and removal, Please move your vehicles prior to 8:00 AM to allow parking for yard sale shoppers. You can sign up at to reserve a table,:

Rain date is May, 21.

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Board of Directors Meeting - May 17, 2016

The next meeting of the PWCA Board of Directors will be held on Tuesday, May 17th at 7:00 P.M. in Room 505, Robinson Secondary School.. All members are encouraged to attend.

In an effort to carry out all BOD meetings in a timely manner, the Board asks that you request an item to be added to the agenda. The Board will discuss agenda items first and then open up the floor to general discussion and questions. If you have an item you wish to add to the agenda, please submit a request in writing to:

Park West Community Association
c/o Summit Management Services
Attn: Lori Randall
8405-A Richmond Highway
Alexandria, VA 22039

Or send an e-mail to:
pwca@parkwestcommunity.org

Please have all requests to the board no later than 5:00 P.M. May 10th so an agenda may be compiled.

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New PWCA Corporate Resolutions -- September 8, 2015

At the September PWCA Board of Directops Meeting, two new PWCA Corporate Resolutios were enacted: Member Household Conduct and Landloard Lease Compliance. Top of page

Trash Collection Service

The Board of Directors has hired Patriot Disposal Services as the trash company for the Community. Recycling bins and trash toters have been provide by Patriot Disposal. If you did not receive one, and would like a large Patriot Disposal trash (64-gal wheeled) toter provided to you, at no cost, by Patriot Disposal, they will deliver one to you for your use. Please contact Patriot Disposal directly at 703-257-7100 to make your request. The larger containers will be delivered for a charge of $25.00 to residents, Please keep a record of the serial number of your Toter. You are also allowed to and encouraged to put your address (or some identifying mark) on your containers with a marker or paint so that if your containers get mixed up with your neighbor’s, you will be able to identify which ones belong to your residence.

The change in trash contractor reduced the HOA's annual cost for trash collection by 30% and has resulted in better service and a cleaner community. If you have any questions, please send email to the Park West Community manager, lori.randall@summitmanage.com, or call her at 703-945-1428.

The collection of trash is on Tuesdays and Fridays with recycling on Tuesdays. Items are to be placed curbside by 6:00 AM in dark bags or containers. Special items (within reason) will be collected at the curb each week. Special items include appliances, small furniture, small electronics, mattresses, and other large items. Advance notice is required for the collection of all special items, with the exception of small furniture and mattresses, which may be placed at the curb with the regular trash. Special items will be collected for a minimum fee of $25.00. Special items scheduled for pickup that are not out on the scheduled pickup day will be re-scheduled for pickup at the request of the homeowner for an additional $25.00 fee.

Additionally, yard debris collection is on Wednesdays. Yard debris is defined as grass clippings, leaves and hedge trimmings. Grass clippings must be placed in paper bags, or in a separate container clearly marked "yard waste." Hedge trimmings must be less than 4 inches in diameter, cut into 4 footr lengths, tied in small bundles or bagged. Yard debris does not include stumps, rocks, dirt, sod, gravel, mulch, whole trees, or clean-up from storm damage. Collection of these items may be provided for an additional charge. Contact Patriot Disposal Services at (703) 257-7100 for an estimate

The PWCA Board of Directors thanks you for all your help with this change in the Community!

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PWCA Community Parking Permit Program

The Park West Community Association has instituted a Community Parking Permit Program as an addition to its Community parking policies. All residents must display a permit on their vehicle or be towed from the community for illegal parking, Any person who maintains their residence within the PWCA area may apply for one parking permit per motor vehicle, up to three permits per household. Non-resident owners with tenants should apply for permits on behalf of their renters. Only resident owners and renters are eligible to receive Parking Permits. One visitor permit also will be issued per household, with additional temporary visitor permits to be made available. The current two parking space-per-household allotment is not impacted whatsoever by the new system, and all current spaces will remain intact, although permits will be needed for parking in them.

Details of the Parking Permit Program can be found by clicking HERE. Download an application to obtain parking permits for your residents by clicking HERE.

PARKING PERMITS MUST BE DISPLAYED ON ANY VEHICLE PARKED IN PARK WEST COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION AREAS IMMEDIATELY AFTER ISSUANCE.

All non-emergency requests for Temporary Parking Permits are to be made to a PWCA Parking Official between 9:00 AM and 9:00 PM, and with as much advance time as is possible -- preferably, at least one hour ahead of needed time, and at least one day ahead for multiple permits (i.e., parties, etc.). Click HERE for the list of Parking Officials.

A copy of the Park West Community Association Corporate Resolution for the Parking Permit Program can be found by clicking HERE.

Any questions regarding community parking policies and permits should be addressed to Joe Underwood the PWCA Parking Committee Chairman at parking@parkwestcommunity.org or at (703) 323-4710.

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Pool Information

Warmer temperatures mean only one thing: Memorial Day Weekend is just around the corner, and with it comes the opening of the Park West Community Association pool on Saturday, May 28.

Pool passes are required for entry. Pool pass applications are available by clicking HERE,. Residents should complete and return the application by April 15 to Joan Murphy, 4804 Treasure Court, Fairfax, VA 22032. If you reside in a rental property, you will also be required to provide your current lease agreement with the pool application. TENANTS: Please check with your landlord/property manager regarding pool passes. If you have additional questions, send an e-mail message to: pool@parkwestcommunity.org .

See 2016 Pool News for more information.

Residents whose properties are in good standing with the PWCA (no delinquent dues, no 2nd & 3rd ACC violations, and no 2nd or higher unpaid trash violation) will receive their pool passes in mid-May.prior to opening day.

This year’s pool committee chairman is:

  • Rich Juchnewicz (703) 426-8097
Questions or concerns regarding the pool may be directed to him. Please contact Rich to obtain "Sunshine Dollars". No cash will be accepted at the pool by lifeguards!

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Community Newsletter (Park West Pages)

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Please click HERE for the Fall 2015/Winter 2016 Community Newsletter (Park West Pages). For previous issues, click HERE.

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Special College Student Edition of the Community Newsletter

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Please click HERE for a Special College Student Edition of the Community Newsletter. If you have any questions or concerns, please send an e-mail to communications@parkwestcommunity.org.

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Architectural Modifications

Exterior alteration or modification of a Kings Park West Community townhome is not permitted without prior written approval from the Architectural Control Committee (ACC). Only the original paint, siding, and roofing colors, as designated by Richmarr, are acceptable. Click HERE for acceptable colors for each residence. Requests should be made by clicking HERE to view and print a copy of the Architectural Control Modification Form. The completed form should be mailed to PWCA Architectural Control Committee, Attn: Lori Randall, Summit Management Services, 8405-A Richmond Highway, Alexandria, Virginia 22309. Approval or disapproval will occur within sixty (60) days of submission of written request. Questions should be e-mailed to acc@parkwestcommunity.org.

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Speed Bumps

The Community speed bumps are 48" wide by 4" high. Although they are only 4" high, they need to be approached at a low speed to prevent damage to your vehicle. Please exercise due caution and drive safely.

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In the News
Protect Your Family at the Pool This Summer
     Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Media Release -->

Home Is Where The Rules Are
   - Love That Private Government
     Washington Post article 12/18/2005

Packing In the Houses, But Not the Parking
   - Dense Developments Skimp on Spaces
     Washington Post article 5/19/2003

Keeping the Peace Among Neighbors
   - Homeowners Associations Help Balance Individual vs. Community Rights
     Washington Post article 4/5/2003

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Reminders

Parking

The PWCA Parking Committee would like to remind everyone of the community parking regulations. Cars double-parked or parallel parked with both curbside tires not touching the concrete gutter (nominally more than 24 inches from the curb) or parked in areas designated with yellow curbs are subject to immediate towing. Also, please be courteous of your neighbor’s reserved spaces. Parking in another resident’s space without permission is also subject to immediate towing. Finally, if you are having someone to your house YOU are responsible for notifying them of the community parking regulations. If your or your guest’s car is towed, please call Dominion Towing (703) 339-2400. If you would like to contest the tow or would like to see the photograph showing the violation, please call or e-mail the Parking Committee Chair, Joe Underwood, at (703) 323-4710 between 8:00 A.M. and 9:00 P.M. to schedule an appointment.

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Trash

PWCA has contracted with Patriot Disposal Services for Trash collection. Special items (within reason) will be collected at the curb each week. Special items include appliances, small furniture, small electronics, mattresses, and other large items. Advance notice is required for the collection of all special items, with the exception of small furniture and mattresses, which may be placed at the curb with the regular trash. Special items will be collected for a minimum fee of $25.00. Special items scheduled for pickup that are not out on the scheduled pickup day will be re-scheduled for pickup at the request of the homeowner for an additional $25.00 fee. Residents must call Patriot Disposal Services at (703) 257-7100 to schedule pickup.

Patriot Disposal will collect the following items for recycling: newspapers (with inserts); mixed paper - magazines, catalogs, junk mail, window envelopes, phone books, etc.; cardboard - flattened and no larger than 4’x 4'; glass food and beverage containers; aluminum/metal food and beverage containers; and pastic food and beverage containers,

Please note: As of January 1, 2006, flattened cardboard no larger than 4' X 4' square or that weighs no more than 50 lbs. and mixed paper which fits in the recycling bins are recyclable items. Cardboard too large or heavy can be taken to these recycling centers: I-66 Citizens' Recycling and Disposal Facility, 4618 West Ox Road, Fairfax or City of Fairfax Recycling Center, 3410 Pickett Road, Fairfax.

Click HERE to see the Disposal Services Curbside Recycling Chart (PDF) for details of what can and cannot be placed at the curb.

Trash cans and bags may be placed outdoors after 6:00 P.M. on Monday and Thursday nights and before 6:00 A.M. on Tuesday and Friday mornings.There will be no trash pick-up if the regular service day falls on New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, or any other collection day when the refuse and recycling facilities are closed. Collections services will resume on the next regularly-scheduled service day. Please note: Collection tends to be somewhat delayed the day following a holiday.

Under NO circumstances may white trash bags be used. Only dark, heavy-duty trash bags are to be used. Recycling bins may be placed outdoors after 6:00 P.M. on Monday. Trash cans/bags or recycle bins should not be stored in the front of homes at ANY time! Failure to adhere to these regulations can result in a fine of up to $50 per incident.

Additionally, yard debris collection will now be on Wednesdays. Yard debris is defined as grass clippings, leaves and hedge trimmings. Grass clippings must be placed in paper bags, (preferred), clear plastic bags, or in a separate container clearly marked "yard waste." Hedge trimmings must be less than 4" in diameter, cut into 4' lengths, tied in small bundles or bagged. Yard debris does not include stumps, whole trees, or clean-up from storm damage. Yard debris may be placed outdoors after 6:00 P.M. on Tuesday.

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Noise

Please respect the Fairfax County Noise Ordinance (CODE County of FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA, Section 108-5-1.) This ordinance states that between the hours of 11:00 P.M. and 7:00 A.M. it shall be unlawful for any person to make, continue to make, or cause to be made or continued, a noise disturbance within the County of Fairfax. This law also includes barking dogs and music from motor vehicles.

You may COMPLAIN to Fairfax County or call the Fairfax County Police non-emergency number (703) 691-2131 about a neighbor who is creating a noise disturbance.

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Speed Limit

Please adhere to the posted speed limit (15 MPH). Please keep our neighborhood safe for all residents.

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Animals

Pets are not permitted in the common areas unless accompanied by a responsible person and unless they are carried or leashed. Please walk dogs only in the common areas. Front yards are not common areas! We are also reminding all dog owners that they are required by Fairfax County Law to CLEAN UP AFTER THEIR ANIMALS. Failure to do so can result in fines by the Department of Health.

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Your Government Representatives

Click HERE for a list of your local and national government representatives and their contact information.

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Park West Community Association
c/o Summit Management Services
8405-A Richmond Highway
Alexandria, VA 22309
pwca@parkwestcommunity.org