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Parking Permit Replacement -- May 30 & 31

We are quickly approaching the PWCA Parking Permit Program's third anniversary. The permit program and your cooperation has proven successful in ensuring that only residents and their guests are able to legally park in our community. The integrity of the PWCA parking program requires every vehicle parking on the community's streets and in allotted (numbered) parking spaces and visitor spaces have a parking permit.

At the Annual Meeting conducted on November 20th, 2014, the Board of Directors, in conjunction with the PWCA parking committee, announced that all resident homeowners must re-register their vehicles. The current blue sticker permits, guest hang tags, and blue non-resident hang tags, which are fading, must be replaced with new sticker permits and hang-tags of a different color. Completed parking permit applications (click HERE for application) with COPY OF AUTOMOBILE REGISTRATION FOR EACH VEHICLE for resident homeowners (stickers and hang tag) and non-resident owners (NR hang tag only) are to be mailed or hand delivered as soon as possible to:


Joe Underwood
PWCA Parking Chairman
10449 Carriagepark Court
Fairfax, VA 22032

Emailed applications WILL NOT be accepted. This effort does not affect tenants/renters whose red permits and guest hang tags are associated with lease expiration dates. Residents are requested to pickup their new parking permits on Saturday, May 30 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM or Sunday, May 31,from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM at the PWCA Pool Parking Lot. The new (non-blue) permit stickers and hang-tags must replace the old/expiring blue stickers and hang tags on their vehicles by June 15th, 2015. Each resident and non-resident owned home is authorized up to three sticker permits and one guest hang-tag per household. Only permanent residents actually living in the community are authorized to have sticker permits. Non-resident homeowners are authorized one "NR" hang-tag for their use only.

If you have any questions, please send email to the Park West Community Parking Committee Chairman, Joe Underwood at parking@parkwestcommunity.org.

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Board of Directors Meeting - June 9, 2015

The next meeting of the PWCA Board of Directors will be held on Tuesday, June 9th at 7:00 P.M. at Wegman's Fairfax Market Second Floor Meeting Room. 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: Jean Spangler
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. June 2nd so an agenda may be compiled.

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Pool Information

The Park West Community Pool is now open. Use of the PWCA pool is restricted to residents of The Park West Community Association and their guests.

Pool passes are required for entry. Pool pass applications were mailed out in March along with the quarterly invoices. Residents should complete and return the application to Joan Murphy, 4804 Treasure Court, Fairfax, VA 22032 to receive their passes by opening day. If you reside in a rental property, you will also be required to provide your current lease agreement with the pool application. 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.

If you have not received your Pool Pass Application, please click HERE to print a copy. Send the completed form to Joan Murphy at the address shown on the application form. Please make sure your house is clear of any ACC violations and your have no outstanding balance on your quarterly assessments or trash fines. 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 2015 Pool News for more information.

The Pool hours are:
  • Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Holidays: 11:00 A.M. - 8:00 P.M.
  • Wednesday and Thursday: 11:00 A.M. - 9:00 P.M.

The PWCA Pool is under the day-to-day management of Atlantic Pool Service of Annandale.FOR YOUR SAFETY, lifeguards are on Duty to Enforce rules and regulations and to respond to emergencies, but you are ultimately responsible for the safety of your children and guests!

See Pool Rules for this year's pool Policies, Rules and Regulations.

Please remember that all guests MUST be accompanied by a resident and present a guest pass or "Sunshine Dollars" for entry to the pool. Each townhouse will receive 10 free guest passes. After reaching the free guest pass limit of 10, each guest is welcome to use the pool for a fee of $2.00. Residents may purchase "Sunshine Dollars" for additional guest entry.

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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GMU 2015 High School Graduation Traffic - May 31 to June 22

It's high school graduation time, and 27 graduation ceremonies will take place at the Patriot Center on the GMU Fairfax Campus this year. Attendance at these graduations ranges from 2,500 to 6,300 people. Expect heavy traffic on the roadways to and from campus, as well as on campus, approximately one hour before and after each ceremony. To avoid the heaviest congestion, it is recommended that drivers use less traveled entrances onto campus such as Shenandoah River Lane off Roberts Road or George Mason Boulevard off University Drive. Following is the schedule.

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Independence Day Pool Party - July 4, 2015

The Independence Day Pool party is scheduled to take place on Saturday, July 4th at the Kings Park West Pool (rain date is Sunday July 5). The party is open to PWCA residents and their invited guests. The annual PWCA barbecue will start at 12 Noon with hot dogs on the grill. A buffet follows which includes ribs, chicken wings and pork barbecue from Red Hot and Blue. In addition, there will be baked beans, fresh fruit, shrimp and a variety of salads. This is followed by a table of homemade desserts. Face painting and games are being planned for the kids and, of course, the finale "Big Splash." The festivities will run until 5 PM, leaving plenty of time to watch area fireworks. Other events and activities will be posted on the pool house bulletin board. As always suggestions are welcome and volunteers are in demand. Please contact Rich Juchnewicz at (703) 426-8097.

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Trash Collection Service

The Board of Directors is excited to announce that Patriot Disposal Services is 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, jean.spanmgler@summitmanage.com, or call her at 703-945-1428.

The collection rules and routines have not changed...trash collection on Tuesdays and Fridays with recycling on Tuesdays. Items are to be placed curbside by 7 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 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.

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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Community Newsletter (Park West Pages)

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Please click HERE for the Spring 2015 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: Jean Spangler, 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.

Please note: As of January 1, 2006, flattened cardboard no larger than 48" X 48" 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 7:00 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