November 25, 2020: Thanksgiving Eve Edition
BCA Thanksgiving Office Hours - The BCA Management Office will close at 3 PM today, November 25 for the Thanksgiving holiday. The office will reopen at 9 AM on Monday, November 30. Any common area emergencies can be reported to 703-385-1133 during this time.INSIDE BCA
Thanksgiving Weekend Trash & Recycling - Republic Services will be performing collection on a normal schedule on Friday, November 27. Waste containers are to be placed curbside no later than 7 AM for service.
Brambleton Holiday Traditions Video - BCA is inviting Brambleton kids to share short videos that will be featured in our Brambleton Holiday Traditions Video!
New 2021 Assessment Rates Effective 1/1/2021 -
- Pick a winter holiday that is special to you/your family, such as Diwali, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, New Year’s Eve, etc.
- Film a video 15-30 seconds in length, including introductions of yourselves (first names only) and your favorite holiday. Share what this holiday means to you and/or what family traditions you have.
- We recommend that videos be filmed in landscape/horizontal orientation.
- Send your video to firstname.lastname@example.org or Dropbox by Monday, November 30.
The 2021 Assessments & Budget Summary can be viewed on the BCA website here
. 2021 Coupon Booklets have been mailed to all owners not participating in the FSR Direct Debit program. After making your December 2020 assessment payment, please take a moment to review and adjust your payments to align with the new assessment rates. Contact email@example.com
if you have questions or need more information regarding the various payment options
Salvation Army Angel Tree -
Taco Tuesday Food Truck: Zainy’s Flyin' Grill - Zainy’s Flyin' Grill will be stopping by the Community Center next Tuesday, December 1 from 4 to 7:30 PM! Click here to pre-order delicious tacos and more (no walkup orders accepted).
It’s not too late to participate in this year’s Salvation Army Angel Tree
program! About 20 tags with holiday wishes and needs from local children still remain on the Angel Tree located in the Brambleton Welcome Center. Please take a tag, purchase what you can, and return the gifts unwrapped to the BCA Management Office lobby by 5 PM on Monday, December 7.Community Holiday Light Tour -
BCA is putting together a map of homes to be featured in our 2020 Community Holiday Light Tour. If you would like to showcase your home’s holiday lights and décor, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
. This is a great opportunity for families to drive around and see the wonderful holiday lights in Brambleton. It’s also an occasion for residents to go all out with decorations and spread extra holiday cheer this year!COMMUNITY STANDARDSWinter Preparation of Hose Bibs -
With the cold front approaching and a potential frost on the way, it’s time to retire your garden hose! Every year it’s important to turn off your outdoor water supply lines correctly. If this is done incorrectly, any water left in the supply line can freeze and expand, causing the pipes to split. Click here
to follow step-by-step tips to make sure that your hose bib is prepared for winter.Driving Safely -
With many people returning home for the holidays, please remember to be cautious as you drive through the community. You can help maintain a safe community by obeying posted speed limits, parking with care to avoid blocking sidewalks, and being alert. We encourage residents to consider how parking impacts their neighbors, and we offer the following suggestions to be more neighborly:
- Use your garage and driveway as a first option rather than parking on the street or in open visitor spaces.
- Allow some distance when parking near a driveway. Parking too close to or opposite a driveway can make it difficult for residents to navigate around your car.
- While an overflow of guests can lead to parking up and down a street, encourage guests to use the space in front of your house first.
- Understand that you do not own the public parking spot in front of your house and it is first come, first served.
The BCA Board of Directors has established a vehicle policy
, and county parking ordinances
are enforced by the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office. The LCSO non-emergency number is 703-777-1021. Please contact the Community Standards department
with any questions.Holiday Décor and Lighting -
Holiday decorations and lighting do not require approval by the Covenants Committee. Nevertheless, if the Committee determines that any decorations or lighting attract excessive traffic, unreasonably interfere with the use and enjoyment of common areas or adjacent lots, or create a dangerous condition, then the resident responsible must remove the decorations or lighting within 48 hours after receiving notice from the Association. Please be mindful that decorations and lighting must be specific and appropriate to the holiday occurring at the time of display. All materials must be within the lot boundaries of the resident making the display.GREATER BRAMBLETONTerraforma Church: Winter Coat Collection -
BCA and Terraforma Church
are partnering to collect new and gently used winter coats during November to benefit Women Giving Back
. A collection box is located in the Brambleton Welcome Center walk-through.Brambleton Library: Teen Book Club -
The Snappy Reads Teen Book Club at Brambleton Library is a space for neurodiverse teens to connect. They will virtually discuss Holes
by Louis Sachar on Monday, December 21 at 7 PM. Materials are available at the Teen Center.Brambleton Library: Teen Book Boxes -
Teens can sign up for monthly boxes containing a library book picked just for them by the Brambleton teen librarian. Boxes also come with snacks and other surprises. Click here
to register.Local Angel Tree -
The parent liaisons at Creighton’s Corner ES, Brambleton MS, and Independence HS are working with Arcola Church on an Angel Tree for Brambleton families in need this holiday season. If you would like to purchase gifts for someone, please visit the Angel Tree Signup page
.TALK OF THE TOWN CENTERShop Small & Shop Local in the Town Center - As we head into the final stretch of 2020, turn to the Brambleton Town Center for help with holiday meals and gift ideas. Check out our latest blog post on Town Center stores and eateries that can save you time and money this holiday season!COUNTY CORNERCelebrating the Holidays Safely During COVID-19 -
The Loudoun County Health Department encourages residents to plan their holiday celebrations and travel carefully to lower the risk of getting and spreading COVID-19. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advises that staying home is the best way to protect yourself and others. Those who choose to gather and travel should avoid high-risk activities. More information can be found here
.MARK YOUR CALENDARS
Thursday, November 26 - Sunday, November 29BCA Management Office closed for Thanksgiving holidaySunday, November 29EatLoco Farmers Market at Brambleton
- Closed for Thanksgiving holiday; will return Sunday, December 6Tuesday, December 1
Board of Directors Meeting (Remote), 6 PM
Board members will be provided with a Zoom meeting link. Residents wanting to attend virtually must register here
by 5 PM on the meeting date.