October 23, 2020
Pictures with Santa: Registration Now Open - Online registration is now open here for this year's Pictures with Santa taking place on November 14-15! Visit our website for more information.
Save the Date for BCA’s Virtual Annual Meeting - The 2020 BCA Annual Meeting will be held virtually on Tuesday, November 17 at 7 PM through Zoom Webinar and be broadcast live on YouTube for the safety and health of all members, residents, and staff. The purpose of this meeting is to share Association and community information and provide an opportunity for the BCA Board of Directors and staff to address residents' questions of the Association. There are no open seats on the BCA Board or a scheduled election at this meeting. A meeting notice will be mailed to all Brambleton households in early November. More details, including a Zoom registration link, will be provided on our website, Facebook page, and in our Friday Flash next week.
BCA 2021 Budget - The BCA Board of Directors has adopted its 2021 Operating Budget of $15.1M, setting the average assessment increase 1% lower than the 2021 Cost of Living Adjustment of 1.3%. The average of our monthly assessments will increase by $0.57. This budget addresses COVID-19 impacts on events and other income, a 3% increase for weekly trash/recycling services, the start of an urban forest management program, and a $1.00 monthly increase for townhome owners with BCA-provided grounds maintenance. The full 2021 BCA Operating Budget and Assessments packet can be found at www.brambletonhoa.com/budget.
Fertilizer Application - The Association’s grounds maintenance contractor is currently applying fertilizer in the community. Work may take up to two more weeks to complete and is weather dependent. Please contact email@example.com if you have questions or would like to opt out of this service (townhome grounds maintenance program only).
BCA EVENTS & PROGRAMMING
Step, Shred & Shed - Join BCA and the Step Sisters for our Step, Shred & Shed event on Sunday, November 1 from 1 to 4 PM at the Community Center! Shred documents, recycle electronics, and make charitable donations all in one stop. This event is free for all Brambleton residents (Bram Life Pass required) or $20 for non-residents. Click here to register, and visit our website for more information.
- Make a monetary donation to the Step Sisters at this event and receive a thank-you gift from Thrive Causemetics.
Safe Sitter November Class - The next Safe Sitter class will take place on Saturday, November 7 from 9 AM to 2:30 PM at the Community Center. Click here for a full schedule and more information. Courses are sponsored by Beat4LifeCPR and open to Brambleton residents only. Classes are limited to 10 people, and social distancing measures will be put in place. RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org.COMMUNITY STANDARDSComprehensive Lot Inspections Starting 11/2 -
Overtime Athletics - Registration is now open for Overtime Athletics’ Winter/Spring Distance Learning Support program. This session will start on Monday, January 4 and run until Tuesday, June 15. Come as many days per week as you want; full-day and half-day options are available. Registration information can be found here. Spaces will fill up quickly, so don’t delay!
Drama Kids - New Drama Kids classes are underway! Classes take place on Mondays from 4 to 5 PM at the Corner Clubhouse. Open to grades K-5. Click here to register and find more information.
Community Standards Advisors will be conducting comprehensive inspections for Sections
15, 16 and Evermont Trace beginning on Monday, November 2. Included in these inspections is confirmation that proper documentation for all modifications, such as an approved application, is on file with BCA. All inspections are performed by BCA staff. Staff does not enter fenced yards or access decks during inspections. In accordance with BCA’s enforcement policies, notice will be sent to provide time to correct items noted to be in violation of Brambleton’s governing documents or policies. More information regarding comprehensive inspections can be found here
. If you have any questions, please contact the Community Standards department
or call 703-542-6263
.Common Driveway/Pipestem Etiquette -
BCA would like to send a friendly reminder that there are many common driveways throughout Brambleton. Common driveways, also referred to as pipestems, are not BCA or public property. They are private property of the homes that they service. Please be mindful of the following common drive/pipestem etiquette practices:
- Ensure that your extended family, caregivers, and children understand that common driveways are private property.
- If you do not reside on the pipestem, do not access it unless you are a guest or visitor of the resident.
- If you live adjacent to the pipestem, but your home is not serviced by the pipestem, you are not entitled to use it (e.g. parking in it at any time).
- Parking on a common driveway is only allowed for service, delivery, and emergency vehicles.
- No use of the pipestem should affect or impede the free and continuous use of any other pipestem homeowner.
Cooperation with these reasonable guidelines is appreciated. Please contact the Community Standards department
with any questions.Seeking New Covenants Committee Member -
We are currently seeking a new Covenants Committee member to fill one vacant position on the committee. If you are interested, or know someone who is, please visit our Covenants Committee page
for more information. Those interested in joining this committee can find an application form here
. If you have any questions, please email email@example.com
or call Andrea Dao, Community Standards & Administration Manager, at 703-542-6263.GREATER BRAMBLETONMaggiano’s Pickup at the Community Center - Maggiano’s Little Italy
will be delivering food to the Community Center on Thursday, October 29. All orders need to be placed by 9 PM on Wednesday, October 28. Click here
for ordering instructions and more details.Clean Out Your Closets! - Girl Scout Service Unit 70-1 is hosting a shoe drive during the month of October. Please bring donations to the donation bin located in the Brambleton Welcome Center pass-thru. See their flyer for more details.
COUNTY CORNERLoudoun County General Election 2020 -
The Loudoun County Office of Elections
is currently open for early voting in the 2020 Loudoun County general election. Applications for absentee ballots are still being accepted until today, October 23
. Election officials remind
all registered Virginia voters of the options to vote at home by mail, vote early in person, or vote in person on Election Day (Tuesday, November 3
). Visit www.loudoun.gov/novemberelection
for more information.
Prescription Drug Take Back Day -
- Absentee ballots can also be returned at the Brambleton Library and other drop-off locations in Loudoun County. More information can be found here.
The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is partnering with the Drug Enforcement Administration for their “Take-Back” initiative. County residents can discard expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs on Saturday, October 24 from 10 AM to 2 PM at six county sites, including the Dulles South Public Safety Center
. More information can be found here
.Safe Halloween Practices - Loudoun County officials recommend that residents do not engage in traditional door-to-door trick-or-treating this Halloween or other activities that risk transmission of COVID-19. Many traditional activities are considered high risk, but there are safe ways to celebrate. More details can be found here.
MARK YOUR CALENDARSSunday, October 25EatLoco Farmers Market at Brambleton
, 9 AM to 1 PM - Legacy Park & Olympia Dr.Tuesday, October 27
Financial Advisory Committee Meeting (Remote), 7:30 PM
Committee members will be provided with a Zoom meeting link. Residents wanting to attend virtually must register here
by 5 PM on the meeting date.