Ridgewood Notice Sign Updated

The board recently replaced the “notices” sign greeting visitors and residents near the front entrance stop sign. Reston approved the updated sign that contains information on towing enforcement, parking and the cluster’s website. We plan to add a “no soliciting” sign this spring.

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Front Ridgewood Sign Lights Upgraded

The front lights that illuminate our brick Ridgewood sign have been upgraded to LEDs. These fixtures are highly energy efficient, using 75% less energy than standard lights. They also last approximately 50,000 hours, so Ridgewood will need to purchase fewer lights over the years, saving us money (and saving the land fills!)

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Concrete Repairs on Tuesday October 1, 2013

Please note that Dominion Paving will be onsite beginning at 7:00 AM on Tuesday, October 1, 2013 to perform concrete repairs (sidewalk, curb and gutter). You may have noticed various markings throughout the cluster in bright orange. This denotes the areas being repaired.

VEHICLES WITHIN 40 FEET OF A DESIGNATED REPAIR AREA MUST BE MOVED BY 7:00 AM ON TUESDAY 10/1/13.

If your vehicle is obstructing a designated area, it will be relocated by Battlefield Towing to a visitors spot, or to Great Owl Drive. This costs the HOA $45 per vehicle, so please do everyone a favor and move your vehicle ahead of time. Thank you!

Repairs will take place throughout the day. Please make sure that repaired areas are left untouched while the concrete sets. Your assistance in preventing vandalism is appreciated.

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Entrance Hill Landscape Phase 2 Project Complete

On Monday, September 9, the second phase of our entrance landscaping project was successfully completed. You’ll find plants that compliment the Ridgewood landscape and offer a year round variety of foliage.

These upgrades are part of the HOA’s continued plan for landscaping improvements and upkeep, while ensuring projects do not add significant financial burden to long term maintenance of the cluster.

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Mailbox Cleaning Sunday 9-8-13

Please note we are cleaning the mailbox units on Sunday 9-8-2013. This will not interfere with access to the units and will only take approximately 10 minutes per unit. We are using rags and a “Greenworks” cleaner to remove the grime, and then rinsing lightly with a little water. We hope you will find this improvement a nice way to start the autumn season. By cleaning the mailboxes, we hope to continue prolonging their lifespan as they are quite costly to repair/repaint/replace.

We continue to request that residents not place any adhesive signs to the boxes, so that we can continue to keep their appearance in top shape.

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Reston community blood drive 9/9/13

RESTON COMMUNITY

BLOOD DRIVE

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2013

Reston Community Center

2310 Colts Neck Rd, Reston VA

3:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Please sign up to make your life saving donation!

Go to www.redcrossblood.org and search by Sponsor Code #: 05315104,
or simply call 1-800-REDCROSS

 Eligibility Questions?…call 1-866-236-3276

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Annual Member Meeting – Monday June 10

Just a reminder that our annual member meeting will take place at Reston Library on June 10 at 7 p.m. It’s a great opportunity to meet your neighbors and hear about tentative future projects and events for the neighborhood.

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Community Yard Sale – Saturday May 18th 8a-12p

We are planning a neighborhood yard sale for Saturday, May 18th from 8 a.m. to noon (rain date 5/19). If you are interested in participating, please send an email to dan.soschin@ridgewoodcluster.org with your name and address and we will add you to the “interest list”. We have placed an advertisement in the Washington Post and will do so on Craigslist a few days before the event.
Time to start the spring cleaning!
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Parking Sign Removal Friday 12/7

On Friday, December 7, contractors will be in the Cluster to remove the “No Parking” signs throughout the neighborhood. This is part of our long term Cluster beautification project.

In the next few months we’ll be adding new signage at the entrance, as well as speeding signs throughout the Cluster.

Please note, all yellow curbs are remaining no parking zones. However, current laws enable us to remove the no parking signs and lieu of one main no parking sign at the top of the Cluster.

As a reminder, the HOA is responsible for maintaining Great Owl Circle; the street is not serviced by the county.

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Landscaping Update – Fall 2012

UPDATED on 11/2/12

The HOA Board is excited to announce that our landscaping rehab projects will begin this coming week.

We will be conducting a turf restoration project to help repair many areas of turf that have been damaged over the years. While it is very difficult to maintain our turf due to limited treatments and no watering system, we will be working with our landscaping company over the next several weeks.  This will include aeration, seeding and in some cases new sod.

We need your help because we cannot water all the areas near your homes.

This is an expensive project and if the repairs don’t take, we are out of options, so we need your help. Treated areas will be visible and if you can assist with regular watering, our new turf will have a strong chance for surviving and enhancing our community for years to come.  Not all treated areas will be roped off, so we are requesting that as much as possible, residents should refrain from having their pets “go” on the common areas (please walk them along the paths).

Each member of the board will be out watering treated areas near their homes daily and we hope you will join us and your other neighbors who have already committed to lending a hand and hose for just a few minutes a day.

I am confident that if we all chip in, we can make this project a success.

After the turf project we will then move on to additional landscaping projects to add trees back to spots where they were removed, as well as many other projects.

Here’s the tentative schedule:

·         Week of October 8th        Aeration and Over Seeding

·         Week of October 8th        Additional Turf Renovations

·         Week of November 4th    First Leaf Clean Up & Fertilizer Application

·         Week of November 11th    Lime Application

·         Week of December 10th    Second Leaf Clean Up

·         Week of December 10th     Second Winter Fertilizer Application

We will not be able to service all areas at this time. We have worked with the landscaping vendor to determine areas in the greatest need to be serviced this fall. We will continue to address other areas that need rehab on an on-going seasonal basis. The above dates may change by a week or two depending on scheduling and weather constraints.

Thanks so much for your assistance!

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