Newsletter for the Community of Chantilly Highlands Homes Association Thank you to the helpful residents who shared your views regarding the frequency of our community newsletter. For now, we will continue to provide monthly issues of the Chantilly Highlander.
The Chantilly Highlands Pool opens at 11 AM on May 24th. Here’s to a safe and enjoyable summer!!!
INSIDE THIS ISSUE:
Adopt-a-Spot June Clean Up
Board Meeting Minutes (May)
Board & Committee Info
CHHA Community Issue Detailed
FFX County Farmer’s Markets
June Board Meeting Agenda
Lord Fairfax from CH!
National Marrow Donor Program
Neighborhood Watch System
Restaurant Review ‘Dinner Bell’
Postal Service Advisory
2003 Pool Hours: May 24 — June 19 Mon—Sat 11 AM to 8 PM Sundays 12 noon to 8 PM June 20 — September 1 Mon—Fri 11 AM to 9 PM Saturdays 11 AM to 8 PM Sundays 12 noon to 8 PM Pool Rules can be found in your May, 2003, issue of the Chantilly Highlander.
The Board of Directors Dan Feer
Treas.; Liaison, Webmaster, Civic Affairs
Secretary; Liaison, Newsletter
Liaison, Community Facilities
Newsletter Information The Chantilly Highlander is a monthly publication of the Board of Directors which addresses neighborhood issues and serves the residential community of Chantilly Highlands. The newsletter deadline is the TENTH of each month for submitting articles, signed letters to the Editor, camera-ready advertising (w/payment) and photos of your event. Articles are processed at the discretion of the CHHA Board, and are not to be considered an endorsement. Send to CHHA, c/o The Chantilly Highlander, P.O. Box 710238, Oak Hill, VA 20171; or call Pat Terry at 703-437-7116; or email: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org .
Liaison, Community Activities
Liaison, Neighborhood Watch, Long Range Planning
Liaison, Land Management
(through age 18 yrs)
Chantilly Highlands Committees ACC (Architectural Control Committee) Doug Fearson 703-742-8340 Peg Heeter 703-709-8487 Pat Terry 703-437-7116
Garden Club Trish Skaptason
Land Management Wendy Osborn
Civic Affairs Jeffrey Parnes
Neighborhood Watch Will Gregory
Resale Packages Denise/Doug Fearson
Swim Team Chair Steve Bachman
Swim Team â€” Winter Swimâ€” Ellen Lidwin
Tennis Courts Steve Edwards
Webmaster Jeffrey Parnes
Community Center Rental (Answering Machine Line) Community Activities Vicki Danoy Community Facilities Jeffrey Boehlert Database Administrator Bradley Matthews
Chantilly Highlands Homes Association May Board of Directors’ Meeting Minutes in Brief Board members present: Jeff Boehlert, Jim Ceh, Dan Feer (presiding), Will Gregory, Liz Grasty, Wendy Osborn, Lou Paladeau. Meeting called to order at 7:35PM. Treasurer Report: Expenses and revenues have been reviewed. Our CPA agrees that our reserves be tracked as separate funds from our operating expenses. Fifty homeowners still have not paid their annual dues while fifteen others owe late fees only. Community Facilities: The pool has been readied for upcoming season. The rules for 2003 season were published in the May Chantilly Highlander. New pool furniture will be arriving soon.
Land Management: Someone had requested use of common ground to keep bees and was denied. Mowing is underway on all common grounds and trees hanging over sidewalks are being addressed.
time, there were 6 applications to be reviewed.
Community Activities: There was good turn-out for both the egg hunt and 5K run.
Jim Ceh is leading the review of the By-laws and will make recommendations by the deadline of June 5th. He asks for interested persons to contact him.
Neighborhood Watch: It was reported that the NW committee was meeting with an ad hoc group to discuss use of the CHHA web site as a means of communicating within the neighborhood. ACC: May meeting had not occurred. 24 awareness letters were sent on various concerns. At this
Ad Hoc Committees: Lou Paladeau reviewed the work done on the :Policy Memos and documented his recommendations.
Will Gregory is leading the team to review the Covenants and anyone interested in this area should contact him. Newsletter: A request was made to move the ever-important ACC articles to nearer the front of the newsletter. It was explained that “Board Minutes” continued on next page...
CHHA Board and Committee Meeting Times The Board of Directors meets the first Thursday of each month at 7:30 PM at the Community Center. Meetings are open, and all residents are welcome. Contact the Board President prior to the meeting for an issue to be placed on the agenda. The next Board meeting is June 5th.
The Architectural Control Committee (ACC) meets the first Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM at the Community Center. Contact any ACC member as listed on page 2 if you have any questions or concerns. The next ACC meeting is June 3rd.
The Chantilly Highlander newsletter team welcomes your ideas and suggestions for content, articles, The Chantilly Highlander
and photos. For advertising and other information, contact Pat Terry at 703437-7116.
The Community Activities Committee meets as events are scheduled, and chairpersons vary throughout the year. If you are interested in leading an event or have ideas for community activities, please contact Vicki Danoy at 703-437-7375.
The Community Facilities Committee meets the first Wednesday of each month at 7:30 PM at the Community Center. Issues pertaining to our swimming pool, tennis courts, playground, Community Center and grounds are managed by the Community Facilities Committee. If you are
interested in joining the efforts of the busiest committee this side of the Mississippi, contact Jeff Boehlert at 703-435-2836. The next meeting is June 4th.
The Land Management Committee handles issues that involve the common areas of Chantilly Highlands… mainly, lawn care and snow removal. Meetings are held at 7:00 PM on the second Thursday of each month at the Community Center. Contact Wendy Osborn at 703834-7978 for concerns or if you are interested in helping on the Land Management Committee. The next meeting is June 12th.
Board Meeting Minutes, continued from previous page..
these articles are sometimes ‘filler’ and layout doesn’t always allow for earlier placement of association business. A request was made for specific dates to be added to upcoming meetings information and will be done in the future. New Business: About eight CHHA homeowners were present to discuss the BOD decision not to offer memberships to outside pool members after the 2003 pool season. The group felt the decision
needed more input from the community and inquired as to what the reasons were behind the decision. A homeowner also read a letter to the BOD written by one of the current outside members. The method of voting used was also challenged. Upon completion of the discussion, the board agreed to look at the process required for voting and to publish both sides of the issue in the June newsletter. Any CHHA homeowner wishing to address the BOD either in favor of or in opposition to the proposal should
There are things to consider when thinking about your projects on the outside of your home: •
“Since alterations may affect neighboring properties, homeowners are urged to discuss their plans with their neighbors prior to filing for ACC approval.” — ACC Guidelines and Standards, Section 1.0 Requests.
A recommendation was made by a homeowner to move the playground sign “For Residents Only” to the parking lot entrance instead of on the playground. The community facilities committee will look at the suggestion. Meeting adjourned at 9:30 PM. Full minutes are available upon request to the CHHA secretary.
Architectural Control Committee
Project Time? Now that the weather is finally starting to get warmer, and Memorial Day is here, it’s “Project Time”. Thinking of starting on those things you have been putting off? Remember part of your planning should be to involve the ACC. Look in your copy of 2001 ACC Guidelines and Standards. If you can’t find your copy, look on line at www.chha.org.
attend the June meeting. The BOD will then re-vote the issue of outside pool members.
“Architectural Integrity – Proposed alterations must be architecturally sound and appropriate to the surroundings, and compatible with architectural characteristics of the property, the surrounding properties, and the neighborhood setting. Quality of workmanship, architectural style, materials, colors and construction details must be consistent and in harmony with the existing structures.” — ACC Guidelines and Standards, Section 4.2 Definitions.
Whatever you are planning on doing to your property, no matter how large or small, try looking at it from the outside looking in. The strength of Chantilly Highlands is the people, your neighbors. Remember
you are someone’s neighbor as well as they are yours. Roget’s Thesaurus describes the act of being neighborly as: “amiable, civil, companionable, considerate, cooperative, cordial, genial, gracious, harmonious, helpful, hospitable, kind, obliging, sociable, social and welldisposed.” As always, if you have questions concerning your upcoming projects feel free to contact any of the ACC members as listed on page 2 of this publication. They are your neighbors.
At the June 5th Board meeting, the issue of outside pool membership will be readdressed under old business (agenda below). Only homeowners are welcome. The community center will open at 7 PM, the meeting will begin at 7:30 PM. Speakers must sign in prior to the meeting and will have 3 minutes to speak. The Board encourages your participation.
June 5th CHHA Board Meeting Agenda I. II. III.
IV. V. VI. VII.
Call to order Approval of minutes Standing Committee Reports a. Treasurer b. ACC c. Community activities d. Community facilities e. Land management f. Neighborhood watch/ Long range planning g. Newsletter Ad Hoc Committee Reports a. By laws b. Covenants Old Business a. Outside pool memberships New Business Adjourn
Garden Club Butterfly Farming in Oakton Join the Garden Club Tuesday evening, June 24, in touring a butterfly garden in Oakton and learning all about attracting butterflies to the mid-Atlantic garden. Mona Miller is a butterfly farmer and will share her garden and knowledge of this interesting species. This program will be very interesting for children and adults. Additional details (meeting time & location, car pooling, etc.) will be emailed to all members in advance. Other interested persons should contact Barbara Emery (703-437-3060) after June 15th for specific details on the arrangements. Visitors and guests are always wel-
CHHA Adopt-a-Spot Cleanup June 7th Several times per year, the CHHA Garden Club leads the charge to keep the entrance on Stoneheather to Kinross Circle from Franklin Farm Road, free of litter. The next Neighborhood Adopt-a-Spot Cleanup is on Saturday, June 7th at 9 AM. Make this a family affairâ€Ś
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teens, singles - all are welcome! Meet at Starbucks at 9AM for a free cup of coffee, then don the exclusive orange vests (supplied)! Working together, we can cover this territory in an hour. Thank you to Starbucks, Sears and all the CHHA good-neighbor volunteers. If youâ€™d like more information, please contact Liz Grasty at 703-904-8151. Page 5
Restaurant Review by Barb Robbins —A Monthly
Way back in February, I gave you the opportunity to vote for your favorites in dining out. Here are the results of the unofficial Chantilly Highlands restaurant survey: What’s your favorite hamburger joint? Fuddrucker’s Who has the best Chinese takeout? Dine-in? Take out: China Café Dine-in: P.F. Chang’s, Golden China (locally) Which type of restaurant cuisine do you enjoy the most? Mexican Where do you go for “special occasion” dining? L’Auberge Chez Francois The Inn at Little Washington (“Okay, so we’ve only been there once but that counts!”) Is there a new restaurant that you just can’t wait to try? Angelo & Maxies Which Japanese restaurant do you prefer? Otani Friday night is pizza night…..where do you get your pizza? Buon Appetito – where else? Can restaurant chains really serve good food? If so, name the one(s) you think do! Sure – they have the advantage of consistency from location to location. Just to name a few…. Olive Garden Rio Grande Lone Star Applebee’s McCormick & Schmick Page 6
Sweetwater Tavern For quality, not quantity, which restaurant do you choose? In other words, where do they serve somewhat normal-sized portions? P.F. Chang’s Tara Thai Pho restaurants (pronounced like the musical note, FA) If you’re REALLY hungry, and (portion) size really does matter, where do you go? Maggiano’s, Champs, The Cheesecake Factory (finally coming to this side of the river at Tyson’s Galleria!) How about for just a snack or light meal? Panera Where can you get the absolute best, most authentic bagels? Bagel Buddies, Main Street Bagels Who makes Italian food as good as mama? I plead the fifth. Besides, it would require a road trip to Brooklyn! Oh, by the way, these are mostly MY picks, since too few responses were received to tally ☺ Note: if there is a cuisine you would like reviewed, our taste buds are always willing. Just email Barb Robbins at . mailto:MKUPMAVEN@aol.com
Neighborhood Watch E-Mail Alert System
Plans are being put into place for a Chantilly Highlands Neighborhood Watch E-mail alert system. How often have you spoken with a neighbor only to be told of something that happened days, weeks or months ago to one of your other neighbors and you never knew. The intent of the E-mail alert system is to enable all of us in Chantilly Highlands to broadcast e-mail notices to our neighbors, alerting each other of any suspicious or criminal activity. These notices will instantly increase our awareness of incidents so that we can join together to be more watchful and deter similar crime activity. More details will be provided in upcoming issues of the Chantilly Highlander as the plans become implemented. As always, anyone interested in helping with the Neighborhood Watch Program should contact Will Gregory, 703-7887-3560.
CHHA Covenants in Review The CHHA Board of Directors is currently reviewing the Covenants to consider updates, clarifications or simplifications to these governing documents. The existing wording dates back to the 1970's and is in need of modifications. Anyone interested in assisting to update the Covenants is asked to contact Will Gregory at 703-7873560. The Covenants review committee has a deadline of 10 July to report to the Board of Directors with suggested changes.
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Lost & Found Found… If you are missing a set of Keys from the area of the community center... Found… If you are missing a special pierced Earring that may have dropped on a sidewalk in the neighborhood… Call Vicki at 703-437-7375 to identify.
Congratulations !!! Jeffrey Parnes, 2003 Lord Fairfax… A tradition in Fairfax County is the annual Celebrate Fairfax!, which will be held June 6-8 at the Fairfax County Government Center. As a prelude to the festivities, Jeff Parnes has been named Lord Fairfax for the Sully District. Lord Fairfax’s Lady for 2003 was named recently as well. Mildred Keller DeBell, of Centreville, will join Jeff and other Fairfax ‘royalty’ during the Celebrate Fairfax festival. Jeff has been a major contributor to building community in Chantilly Highlands. Beginning in 1985 until 1989, and from 1992 to the present, Jeff has served as Civic Affairs Committee Chair. He was a member of the CHHA Board of Directors from 1988 to 1993; serving as president from 1989-1991, and as treasurer during 1992-1993. Besides his work with the Civic Affairs Committee, Jeff currently holds a contract as the CHHA Webmaster since 2001. Some of Jeff’s other community service includes: Agricultural and Forestry Districts Advisory Committee, member 1984-present Sully District Plan Review Task Forces, member, 1992-present Sully District Council, Land Use and Transportation Committee, chair, 1992-present Sully District Council, president 1993-1996, second vice president 1996-2001, first vice president 2001-present, webmaster 2003-present Fairfax County Federation of Civic Associations, Executive Committee, Sully Representative, 2001-present, Treasurer 2003 American Society For Quality, Northern Virginia Section, Treasurer, 2001-present We thank Jeff for his continued service and taking an interest in his community.
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National Marrow Donor Program
Helping our neighbors, near and far… On Saturday, May 31st, residents in Franklin Farm and neighboring communities will have an opportunity to possibly save a life through participating in a bone marrow screening from 10 AM until 3 PM at the Franklin Farm Community Center at Still Pond, 12700 Franklin Farm Road, Oak Hill, VA. Screening takes about 45 minutes. The free screening on May 31st is made possible through funds raised from the annual Fair Lakes 8K Race 2K Walk, which will be held this year on Sunday, September 7th at 8:30 AM in Fair Lakes. Starting point in 12500 Driveway to the Peterson Co, near Kohl’s. You must be between 18 and 60 years of age to be screened. Your name is entered into the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP) registry, which is searched daily for marrow matches that might be the only chance at life for a patient suffering from Leukemia, Aplastic Anemia or some other bloodrelated disorder. If you miss this opportunity and would like to be placed on this national registry, please visit the website: www.marrow.org, or call the National Marrow Donor Program at 1-800-627-7692. This is close to home. You might consider a neighbor in the Franklin Farm community, Mary Hope, whose son was given a new life through a marrow donor from Michigan. Robbie Hope has now celebrated ten years of wellness, thanks to a man named Kevin.
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Funding for bone marrow screening is achieved in various ways. One of these fund raising events is:
The Fair Lakes 8-K Marrow-thon (or 2-K Walk)
Sunday September 7, 2003 8:30 AM The whole family can participate in the run/walk. All money raised by the race is used exclusively for bone marrow testing. You can register for the race on line at http://www.fairlakes.com by clicking on ‘events’ and go to Fair Lakes 8K Race/2K Walk. Another opportunity for marrow testing is Saturday, September 6th at the Fair Lakes Hyatt from 11 AM to 3 PM. You can pick up your race packet at that time, too. Testing will also be held on Sunday (the day of the race) from 8 AM until 11 AM. For more information, or to volunteer to help in support the Marrow-thon, please contact Mary Hope at 703-471-1471. There are a lot of people who are still waiting for a bone marrow match from an unrelated donor.
From the U.S. Postal Service… A letter was received recently from Mardi Repasy, manager of the Oak Hill Branch Post Office. She asked for the following information to be published in our newsletter. CHHA homeowners may contact her office at 703-464-8360, or visit them at 13520 McLearen Rd. To: All Homeowners in zip code 20171 Re: Condition of Mailboxes Please take time now to make necessary maintenance corrections or improvements. Some items that may need attention are loose hinges, repainting due to rust or peeling paint, remounting a post that is loose and to add or replace house numbers. It is best to display the address on both sides of the mailbox. Police, fire and rescue personnel often depend on mailbox information to locate people and they may approach from a different direction than your letter carrier. Mailboxes are to • Protect the mail from the weather • Be neat in appearance • Be conveniently located • Be safe to use Mailboxes that meet these requirements contribute to efficient delivery and improved service to the entire route. Neat and attractive mailboxes also enhance the appearance of the community and to the safety and security of your mail.
2003 Fairfax County Homegrown Farmers’ Markets Mt. Vernon: Tuesdays, May 6 through Nov. 25, 8:00 AM - Noon Sherwood Regional Library 2501 Sherwood Hall Lane Fairfax: Tuesdays, May 6 through Oct. 28, 8:00 AM - Noon Van Dyke Park on Old Lee Highway
Creative Dance Center June 1/4 page
Vienna: Wednesdays, May 7 through Oct. 29, 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM Nottoway Park on Courthouse Road Frying Pan: Wednesdays, May 7 through Oct. 29, 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM 2709 West Ox Road, Herndon Herndon: Thursdays, May 8 through Oct. 30, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM Old Town Herndon next to Red Caboose Annandale: Thursdays, May 8 through Nov. 6, 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM Mason District Park on Columbia Pike McLean: Fridays, May 9 through Nov. 21, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM Lewinsville Park on Chain Bridge Road NEW! Kingstowne: Fridays, May 16 through Oct. 31, 4:00 - 7:00 PM Kingstowne Center off Manchester Lakes, Alexandria Burke: Saturdays, May 10 through Nov. 8, 8:00 AM - Noon VRE Parking Lot - 5671 Roberts Parkway
Clay Café Studio June 1/4 page (use art camp ad)
Reston: Saturdays, May 17 through Nov. 1, 8:00 AM - Noon Lake Anne Village Center off North Shore Drive Master Gardener Plant Clinic, 9:00 AM - Noon
For more information or directions, call 703-941-7987 or check website: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/farm-mkt.htm The Chantilly Highlander
RE/MAX Margie Harney Apr 1/4 page
Monroeâ€™s Plumbing Mar 1/4 page
CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING For Sale… 2001 Ford F150 4x4 Off-Road pkg. Lariat. 4/6 V8, 2-tone Paint, Leather, Sliding Rear Window, Bed Liner, Extend-a–Bed, Running Boards. Loaded, clean. 26K miles. $25,500. Call 6/03 Tim at 703-457-3452. Affordable Family Getaway. Private Lakefront Cabin on Lake Anna, Spotsylvania, VA. 1 1/2 hrs so. of D.C. Boating, fishing, swimming and relaxing. Private dock/boat ramp. Call 703-464-9788. 8/03 Montessori-based Preschool: Home environment. Gorgeous classroom/park-like playground. Reading, Math, Science, Geography, Spanish, Art, Music & more. Full/half-day. Ages 3-6. Summer/Fall. Kath6/03 leen Logan, RN, Director 703-391-7428. KC PetWatch… Experienced, dependable, in-home pet care. Daily walks, feedings, TLC, meds. Will handle mail, papers & set security. Certified Pet CPR. Reservations/references.. 703-435-3408. 8/03 Interior Design & Painting… Decorating a room & don’t know where to begin? Trouble choosing a color to complement a room? Call Stromboli Brothers - free consultation. References. 703-930-6504. 6/03 Free Birds to a Caring Home… 2 society finches, complete with cage, food and supplies. Compatible birds, very quiet, genders unknown. Great first pets or easy-care companions for almost anyone. Call Pat at 703-437-7116. 6/03
For Rent… Tiller. 5 Hp Snapper. $15 per hour if you pick up. $20 per hour if delivered. Call Jeff at 703-904-0131 or email to: mailto:email@example.com. Family Day Care... Summer is here! Child Care space available for preschool and up at my Chantilly Highlands home. Please call Roxana for more information at 703-318-0019 or email at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org.
CHHA College Students in Business College Landscape Business… Determined students are helping pay their way through college. We do mowing, edging, trimming and mulching. For an estimate, call Collin at 703-400-7645. 7/03 “Details, Details, Details!” Why ride in a dirty vehicle? Get a professional car cleaning at an amateur price. Call Jeremy at 703-707-0510, or check my website for prices: http://members.aol.com/threedetails/threedetails.html.
(Youth in Business...18 yrs & under) Babysitter / Petsitter... Rising 9th grader, CPR, Childcare & Emergency Care Certified. Loves games & all sports & all types of animals. Call Erinn at 703-471-7269.
Call on GREENSTONE FRIENDS for Lawn Service: Mowing, Edging, and Raking… weekly or vacation service available. Call Will & Jarrett at 703-435-5992. Babysitter Evenings/Weekends/Summer… Need a night out? Dependable 8th-grade sitter living in your neighborhood would love to care for your kids. Loves kids, games, reading and sports. Call Katie 703-435-3408. 8/03 The Chantilly Highlander
We’re on the WEB: http://www.chha.org It’s easy to love life in Chantilly Highlands..
To Dads Everywhere… Happy Father’s Day June 15th
Making a change to your property? ACC Alteration Request Form: http://www.chha.org/extaltr Preparing to sell your home? Resale Package Request: http://www.chha.org/resaler A change in your household members? Database Update Form: http://www.chha.org/dbform Want to make your vote count, but you can’t attend that meeting? Meeting Proxy: http://www.chha.org/theproxy
Chantilly Highlands Homes Association P. O. Box 710238 Oak Hill, VA 20171
During the month of April, 2003, one home was sold. It was located on Scotsmore Way.
Welcome! to our newest neighbors.
The average listing time for a home to be on the market in Chantilly Highlands is 14 days!