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Board Meetings
The Board of Directors meets on the second Monday every other month at 7:00 PM.  Meetings are held at Colin Powell Elementary School.  Please note that the meeting date and location are subject to change.  If you want to attend, contact a member of the Board before coming.

Board meeting minutes are available in the Documents section.



Local Information

Operating and weather status updates are available at fairfaxcountyemergency.wordpress.com/

For information on public meetings of Fairfax County Government Boards, Authorities or Commissions, check www.fairfaxcounty.gov/calendar.htm.

Emergency information is available on Fairfax County’s Web site (www.fairfaxcounty.gov/), Facebook (www.facebook.com/fairfaxcounty), Twitter (twitter.com/fairfaxcounty), emergency information phone line (703-817-7771), the Community Emergency Alert Network (CEAN) and on Fairfax County Government Channel 16. In addition, 1670 AM, emergency radio for Fairfax County, is broadcasting continuous weather information directly from the National Weather Service.

Additional winter weather preparedness information can be found at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/emergency/prepare/winter/.

Sent by Fairfax OEM to All users (voice dialer, e-mail accounts, cell phones & pagers) through the Fairfax County CEAN

You can sign up for free e-mail alerts on weather conditions and other matters at https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/cean.

The department of consumer protection has a web page.  For problems or questions about cable TV, call 703-222-8435.

The Fairfax County Department of Public Safety has a non-emergency telephone number: 703-691-2131.  911 is used for emergencies only.


Management Company

Beth Getachew

Liberty Management Corporation

5252 Cherokee Avenue, Suite 215

Alexandria, VA 22312

703-914-2100

703-914-1624Fax


Email: beth@lmc2100.com 


Map


 Weather


Property Sales and Assessed Values
Property assessments and recent sales information are available on the Fairfax County Department of Tax Administration web site. Just click on the link and take a look.
Fairfax County Dept. of Tax Administration




Speeding
The Board of Directors is very concerned about the frequent high speed of cars in our community – the speed limit is 25MPH throughout the Community. We have discussed approaches with the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) who own our roads. VDOT reported that the most frequent approach is speed bumps. However, this approach requires a formal VDOT evaluation of our community which must result in a recommendation for speed bumps. With that, we would be responsible to present a petition signed by a significant percentage of our community. Another option we discussed is to put a divider through the center of Autumn Willow. This will be a long process and difficult to get the required signatures. In most cases, it is residents who drive with excessive speed. We would rather have our residents just slow down. Remember we have children who frequently play in the streets and certainly “chase balls” into the street. Many pets in our community don’t recognize the danger of the street. Please slow down – maintain the speed limits. If you see a neighbor speeding, remind him of this danger. Thank you.

 

For the Board, David Smith, President



Safety Precautions
  • Leave your lights on all night on your rear patio or yard. A "green" bulb will make the cost negligible.
  • Be aware of strangers in your areas to include trucks, cars, walkers that you don't recognize. You may keep a record of the persons/vehicles by time and date noting license plate numbers or advertisements on vehicles. The information may be used in tracking suspects. Police and the board should be notified. Select any of the board members to report this information.
  • Be aware of your children in the area and any other children who may cause problems in the area.
  • Parents are enjoined to be responsible for their kids especially during the times of darkness. Parents will be held responsible for damage incurred by their children. All damage will be reported to the police. Expect an increased police and community watch presence.
  • The police non-emergency number is 703-691-2131
  • Board member numbers are available on the web site.
  • Install or reactivate an alarm system from a reliable alarm company. (Most systems allow having it activated while you are home and then when retiring you can activate for the whole house.
  • If there are any more suggestions, please forward them to me for analysis and possible inclusion on the web site.



Avoiding bad residential building contractors: tree trimming, driveway sealing etc.
Naturally you want to find and hire only the best residential building contractor for the job. However, actually finding that person or company can be difficult if you don’t know what you’re doing.

Most residential building contractors are, of course, reputable. They will endeavor to do their best to complete the job within budget, on time and with quality results. However, it's a fact that not all contractors are good or honest. You should always keep this in your mind and know what to watch out for when it comes to scammers or even inexperienced professionals.

The following things are red flags to look out for when hiring a residential building contractor:

· Soliciting for work door-to-door. A good residential building contracting company doesn’t need to do this to get business.

· Offering discounts that seem too good to be true. For example, if a "contractor" knocks on the door and offers to fix your damaged roof for a great rate because he has "materials left over from another job," he is likely a scammer.

· Cash payments only. They’re likely to take your money and you’ll never see or hear from them again.

· They have no known business address or even a telephone number listed in the phone book.

· A residential building contractor that asks you to obtain permits, although sometimes it is easier and less costly for a homeowner to do this, so use judgment here.

· Special price offers. For example saying your home will be the "demonstration." When hiring a residential building contractor you want to see their past work, not be it.

· Requesting full payment up front. This is a huge red flag. Avoid a contractor who requires this. A deposit is more than reasonable, but paying for work before it's done is not.

Other scams may include a residential building contractor who offers to help with the financing by suggesting a lender "they know". Be careful. Read all the documentation with extreme prejudice. The fine print could actually have you signing over your house to the contractor.

Most contractors are professionals who pride themselves in quality work, but unfortunately there are those out there who prey on people who don't know.

If an offer seems fishy or just too good to be true, be very cautious. The investment is in your home, which means your future as well.

Please realize anyone soliciting business door to door needs a solicitors license in Fairfax County and I encourage you to call the non-emergency number 703-691-2131 when you see this type of activity. 

Alice Eggers, Fairfax County Police Department




Emergency Preparedness
Here are some resources on the web which may be of great help to you, your family and your community when you need to know what to do in the event of natural disasters, biological, radiological, chemical or nuclear disasters.
Homeland Security web site
FEMA
Red Cross

For some useful information regarding identity theft see the FTC identity theft website


Dominion Power offers insurance on the water pipe that connects a residents water meter to their house. Cost is about $4.50 per month and is reported to cover digging to locate a leak, repairing the leak and returning the yard to the original condition. This repair is the resident's responsibility and can be quite expensive. 




 

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