The Chantilly Highlander Your Community Newsletter Serving Chantilly Highlands Visit us on the web at www.chha.org
June 2006 Teen Pool Parties Scheduled Mark your calendars for TWO teen pool parties this season! They are scheduled for June 10th and July 29th, both from 810pm. Pizza will be served. Watch the pool desk for more information!
CHHA Scrapbooking We are planning a Scrapbook Borders Class on June 10th from 2-5. People will need to call Wendy Hunt at 703-467-8188 for the supply list and to reserve their spot for the class. Previous scrapbooking experience is helpful, but not required. Space is limited and will work on a first come, first served basis. Bring any scrap booking supplies that you have: stickers, acid-free paper, acid-free tape, and scissors. Some supplies will be available for purchase.
Centreville Road Widening/HOA Common Grounds The CHHA Board of Directors is meeting with the Centreville Road Widening construction team on the transference of easements and deeds for the common area affected by the road widening project. The Board will be discussing this issue in detail at the June 1st Board Meeting. If interested, please be sure to attend the meeting.
Community Day Set for 9/16 Mark your calendars for Community Day, this year with a Luau theme! September 16 is the date, from 3-6 PM. In order to pull this off, we are really going to need a bunch of fun-loving volunteers to help with this party! Call Wendy Hunt at 703-467-8188 to see how you can help with the fun.
Route 28/McLearen Road Interchange Info On May 3rd, road crews began switching McLearen Road traffic to the new bridge over Route 28. Only Westbound McLearen Road traffic to Northbound Route 28 was not switched to the bridge. A DETOUR will be in place while this remaining ramp construction is completed. Traffic is being directed to Centreville Road North past McLearen Road, left onto Frying Pan Road to access Route 28 North. The new ramp construction is anticipated to be completed and open to traffic the week of June 18, 2006, weather permitting. For more information on the project, please see the website at www.28freeway.com.
Library Offers Wireless Access The Fairfax County Public Library now offers free wireless access to the Internet at the Chantilly & Reston Regional Libraries. The new wireless access service will allow people to use their own Wi-Fi enabled, Windows-based or Mac laptops to access the Internet for an unlimited amount of time from any public area of the five pilot branches. To use the library’s wireless access, readers’ laptop or notebook computers must be 802.11 (A, B, or G) compliant. Wireless users also will need charged batteries since library power outlets may not always be available. Wireless Internet access should be available during regular library hours of operation. Library staff will not be able to offer technical assistance if users have trouble with their laptops.
In This Issue: Board & Committee Contacts……………15 Board Minutes………………………………2 Classified Ads……………………………..14 Community Calendar……….……………...4 Pool Rules & Regulations ……………..8-10
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Chantilly Highlands Homes Association Board of Directors Meeting Thursday, May 4, 2006 Submitted by: Wendy Hunt Minutes are tentative and will be reviewed and approved at the upcoming Board of Directors’ meeting. Board Attendees: Chris Tacinelli, Wendy Osborn, Mark Hassinger, Wendy Hunt, Larry Miller, Jon Roe, Jeff Boehlert, Paul Thurneysen, and Darin Welt Absent Board members: None Homeowner attendees: 1 Chris Tacinelli called the meeting to order at 7:35pm. Meeting Minutes Approval: A motion was made by Chris Tacinelli to approve the March minutes as read. The motion was seconded by Jeff Boehlert. The Board approved the motion. Treasurer’s Report: There are still 35 outstanding homeowner dues. Messages have been left for these people, and pool privileges have been suspended until the dues are paid. Community Facilities: The pool entrance door is going to be fixed on May 5th. The concrete at the wading pool has settled and shifted back, and we’ll see if the county will pass it. The fence by the pool has been fixed. A board member has volunteered to help with the entrance sign light situation. The pool contract has been read by board members, amended, and will be submitted. Land Management: Responsibility for drain management was discussed and will be researched further. The contractor in charge of the grass will meet with the board to discuss future grass cutting possibilities and challenges. Architectural Control Committee: The sub-committee reviewed 2 cases and the ACC will meet with the homeowners to resolve differences. A new member, Brian Keagy, has joined the ACC committee. Brian was warmly welcomed. The ACC has received the data base to allow them to log and track the results of the walk through. Letters to homeowners with ACC violations from the walk through is delayed while the ACC reviews these cases. Community Activities: The Easter Egg Hunt/Spring event was held April 15th. Thanks to all the volunteers who helped make the event successful. The Yard Sale will be held May 13th with a rain date of May th 20 . Advertisements have been put in the Post, The Times, The Connection and The Observer. Plans are underway for the Teen Pool party. It will be scheduled as soon as Splash gets back to us. BLM Entertainment and the Petting Fair have been reserved for the Community Day Event in September. Civic Affairs:
There was a public hearing on April 20th for a plan amendment for the property south of Wall Road to change the plan designation to allow for additional residential use on this parcel. A committee member attended on behalf of CHHA. Diversified, the appraisal company working for Shirley Construction, has requested a meeting regarding common area easement negotiation. They will need to enter into a temporary construction easement and permanent easement related to the widening of Centreville road. Board members will meet with them to resolve this matter. Fairfax County Dept of Transportation is finishing the final report on if Chantilly Highlands qualifies for the Residential Traffic Administration Program (R-TAP), and is recommending Watch for Children signs be added in the neighborhood. The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors will probably vote on this in July. No changes will be made without community input. A committee will be established to work on negotiations with Lincoln Properties. Lincoln Properties is the developer of the parcel just west of the neighborhood on Centreville Road. We will try to arrange for them to come see the board and discuss their zoning proposal and alternatives. Neighborhood Watch: No new business to discuss at this time. A board member has attended monthly neighborhood watch coordinators meetings and Fairfax County Citizens Advisory Committee meetings. As the days get longer and as schools let out for the summer, please report suspicious activity in the neighborhood to the Fairfax County Police. Communications - Newsletter and Website: Announcements and articles upcoming were discussed. Directory format was discussed. Long Range Planning: No new business. Database: The board member and committee have filled database requests and will work to clean up the database and collect emails. New Business: MS Fundraiser: The board decided to support this effort by allowing the group to use the facility free of charge; however, cleaning fees are the responsibility of the group. Community Wide Trash Service:
This matter was researched and the research showed that group services would not be discounted enough to make the idea worth the effort involved. Basketball Court/Multi-purpose Court at Tennis Courts:
Basketball courts were voted on by homeowners previously, and were not approved due to cost. Volleyball Pit:
A resident inquired about installing a volleyball pit at the pool. This idea was passed on to the long range planning committee for their consideration when forming the plan. Meeting Adjournment: Mark Hassinger made a motion to adjourn the meeting and Jeff Boehlert seconded it. The meeting was adjourned at 9:06pm.
Bookkeeper Wanted The Chantilly Highlands Homes Association (CHHA) is looking to fill the Bookkeeper position beginning in October 2006 to fulfill the duties outlined below. The contract will run for one year with two option years as a paid position. Please keep in mind that we are a volunteer community when submitting proposals. • Pick up and deliver community mail at least 2x/wk • Accounts Receivable – annual dues • Accounts Payable twice a month • Software - Quicken 2000 • Deposit all moneys and reconcile bank statements • Work closely with Treasurer of CHHA: •Review checks for signature •Collection of past due annual dues •Review and deliver month end reports • Maintain copies of checks and all associated backup • Input budget each year • Maintain file of all contracts for CHHA • Compile and Mail 1096 and 1099 forms at year end • Organize and deliver all required records to auditor in January for previous year. Contact Darin Welt to submit proposals, or with questions, at 703-787-3883 or email at Treasurer@CHHA.org.
To Support the Families Affected by the May 8 Sully Station Shooting After inquiries from sympathetic members of the public and county employees, trust funds have been set up to support the Armel and Garbarino families. Donations can be made by cash or personal checks. Checks should be made payable to: Armel Family Trust Fund ARMEL FAMILY TRUST FUND c/o: Fairfax County Federal Credit Union 4201 Members Way Fairfax, VA 22030 Checks should be made payable to: Garbarino Family Trust Fund GARBARINO FAMILY TRUST FUND c/o: Fairfax County Federal Credit Union 4201 Members Way Fairfax, VA 22030
You can send a message of condolence at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/police Show your support for the Armel and Garbarino families by tying a blue ribbon to your vehicle antenna.
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June Garden Club Meeting The June Garden Club Meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 20th, at 7:00 PM. We will meet at Denise Miller’s home at 13369 Scotsmore Way. The topic is herbs. Come learn about how easy it is to grow herbs, gather some information and recipes using fresh herbs, and make an herb wreath to take home. We’ll also socialize and taste a few appetizers made with fresh herbs. Bring a small pair of craft wire cutters or needle nose pliers to cut thin wire.
We’ve served you honestly in the past. We want to serve you again. For complete home improvement services, call a company you trust. Interior/Exterior Painting Faux Finishes Power wash/Deck Refinishing, Yard work Install & Repair Drywall Kitchen/Bath Remodeling Carpentry, Interior/Exterior Crown Moulding, Bookcases, Door Installation Ceramic/Laminate, Tile Work
Please call Denise at 703-707-0891 to let her know if you think you might be free, or if you need directions. We’d love to have you join us!
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All Chantilly Highlands committees are always looking for additional volunteers to join their committees. You know the saying, “Many hands make light work.”
(703) 787-4637 Office (703) 980-7864 Cell
See page 15 under Committee Info for a description of our various committees, contact the committee chair at the bottom of the page, and get involved!
June 2006 Sun
7:30 PM—Bd Mtg Pool 11 AM-8 PM
4 Pool 12 noon-8 PM
11 Pool 12 noon-8 PM
5 Pool 11 AM-8 PM
12 Pool 11 AM-8 PM
18 Father’s Day 19 Pool 12 noon-8 PM
25 Pool 12 noon-8 PM
Pool 11 AM-8 PM
26 Pool 11 AM-9 PM
7:30 PM CommFac Mtg
Pool 11 AM-8 PM
Pool 11 AM-8 PM
Noodle Day Pool 11 AM-8 PM Last Day FCPS School 7 PM-Garden Club mtg—see above
Pool 11 AM-8 PM
NOTE change in closing time:
Pool 11 AM-8 PM
Pool 11 AM-4:45 PM
Noodle Day Pool 11 AM-9 PM
28 Pool 11 AM-9 PM
Pool 11 AM-8 PM
Pool 11 AM-8 PM
2-5 PM Scrapbooking
8-10 Teen Pool Party
Pool 11 AM-8 PM
15 Pool 11 AM-8 PM
22 Pool 11 AM-8 PM
29 Pool 11 AM-9 PM
Pool 11 AM-8 PM
16 Pool 11 AM-8 PM
23 Pool 11 AM-8 PM
Pool 11 AM-8 PM
NOTE change in opening time:
Pool 12 noon-8 PM
24 Pool 11 AM-8 PM
30 Pool 11 AM-9 PM
Pool 11 AM-8 PM
New Chantilly Highlands Directory Is Coming! Do We Have Your Correct Phone # and Email? CHHA residents Wendy Kisiday, Denise Miller, Patti Boehlert and Barbara Michels participated in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer on April 29-30. They walked 39 miles and together raised about $12,000 for the cause. Many thanks to the many CHHA residents who supported them and contributed to this worthy cause.
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Walk On Saturday, October 7 Chantilly Highlands resident Diane Hillyard will be participating in the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s 2006 Light the Night Walk at the Reston Town Center in Reston, VA. This year the Society’s National Capital Area Chapter plans to raise $2 million through their five Light The Night Walks, and is looking for walkers and volunteers. If you would like to volunteer to help at the walk send an email to email@example.com. To make a donation or participate as a walker please contact Diane Hillyard at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-318-6636.
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The CHHA Board has decided to publish an updated Community Directory later this year. It has been 2 years since the last directory was distributed. We would like to have the latest resident information, including email addresses (for those who would like theirs published). If you need to update your information, use the Database Update Form found on our website at www.chha.org, or contact Larry Miller via email at MandDhome@msn.com.
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Spring Egg Hunt a Success! Squeals of delight were heard as children raced through the park collecting 1300 eggs. Afterwards, they went to the community center to see the Easter bunny, play games and eat snacks. Children not only had their picture taken with the Easter bunny, but also made a bunny foam frame at the craft table. Bells, the court jester clown, painted faces and tied bunny balloons for small and large children. Three lucky winners guessed the right number of jelly beans in the Bunny sculpted candy dishes and got to take home the bunnies and the jelly beans. Prize baskets were seen all over the center as kids tried their hands at Pin the Tail on the Bunny, Bunny Ring Toss, Bunny “Darts”, and Bunny Bag Toss. Tiny egg cakes, decorated with almond icing stripes
found their way into many tummies and did the pastel colored chocolates. Raspberry and orange punch was served with snacks and was welcomed by the thirsty egg hunters. A special thanks to our wonderful committee for making this happen. Wendy Hunt (“Bells” and community activities director), Andy Hunt (“Easter Bunny”), Sunil Pai (set up), Jyothi Pai (balloons), Leena Pai (cake assistance), Larry Miller (photography), John Roe (games), Diana Martin (games and clean up), Jeff Boehlert (clean up, set up and games), Debbie Bowen and family (egg hunt clean up), David Callarman (games and egg hunt set up), Nancy Callarman (egg hunt set up and running) and our secret Easter Bunny egg hunt volunteers helped make this a charming event. Well done everyone!
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June Garden Checklist This information came from Month by Month Gardening in the Mid-Atlantic by Andre and Mark Viette. Information can be found on various websites, including the Virginia Cooperative Extension at www.ext.vt.edu/resources. Remove spring flowers and replace with seedlings Sow seed of long-lasting annuals: salvia, china asters, cosmos, mallos and zinnias. Replace fading spring container plants with petunias. Mulch flowers 2” deep. Stake tall flowers 2” from stems; adjust as needed. Every 2 weeks, add half-strength fertilizer. Deadhead faded flowers twice a month. Deadhead rhododendrons, azaleas, and hibiscus. Prune boxwoods and remove older inside branches. Handpick Japanese beetles in the early AM and drop in soapy water or spray with Neem, rotenone, Sevin. Spray trees for bagworms with Neem, Permethrin or Sevin. Remove and destroy bagworms. Apply fungicidal formulations of copper to control powdery mildew, rusts, fire blight, bacterial leaf spots and wilt on trees. Prune back mums, asters, baby's breath, bee balm, and scabiosa for compact and lush flowering. Don't over water in muggy conditions to avoid powdery mildew. Plant tuberous begonias, dahlias, caladiums and other tender bulbs to the garden. Cut off yellow foliage of spring flowering bulbs. Transplant azaleas. Mulch shrubs 3 inches deep. Cut lawns to 2 inches to keep it healthy. Grass cut at 1” grows twice as many weeds as grass cut at 2”. Check lawn for grubs; fertilize if not yet done. Water lawns 1½”, slowly and gently, every week. Keep beds clear of weeds. Weeds that go to seed will produce MANY weeds later on. Mower Safety Is a Must 1. Never smoke while refueling a mower. Gas is very explosive. 2. Never refuel a running mower. Wipe up spills immediately. 3. Inspect electric mower cords for damage and replace to avoid lethal shocks or severe electrical burns. 4. Never leave a mower without turning it off. 5. Never reach under a mower while it is still running: disconnect the spark plug or unplug the electric cord first. 6. Leave blade sharpening/electric repairs to the professionals. 7. Riding mowers can cause injuries and death. Never try to mow too steep an area; mowers can roll over, trapping and injuring the operator. 8. Keep children away while mowing the lawn. 9. Do not let children operate a mower unless of proper age. For more information, please contact the Frfx Co Fire and Rescue Department's Public Information and Life Safety Education at 703-246 3801, TTY 703-385 4419, or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/fire.
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CHANTILLY HIGHLANDS POOL FACILITY 2006 RULES AND REGULATIONS
These rules and regulations were approved by the Community Facilities Committee in coordination with the Board of Directors. Their purpose is to assure that everyone has a safe and enjoyable time at Chantilly Highlands Pool. All Homeowners, their families, and guests must abide by these rules. Revisions may be made at any time by the Community Facilities Committee. The safe operation of the pool depends on every parent being responsible for his or her own children and that the Pool Manager has adequate enforcement authority. These rules are not intended to replace or diminish the parents’ responsibility for the safety of their children. Non-swimmers and novice swimmers require special attention of their parents. Children using the baby pool, which is not guarded, require constant supervision. Throughout these rules, the term “Pool Manager” will be used to denote the actual Pool Manager or, when not present, his/her designated assistant. A “Responsible Person” is defined as a parent, guardian, or other individual, 14 years old or older, designated by a parent. Section I. ENFORCEMENT OF RULES A. The Pool Manager has complete authority and responsibility for the safety and orderly operation of the pool. He/She may deny the use of a section of the pool to any person of any age that does not exhibit adequate proficiency for that section. Any situation not covered within these rules will be subject to the judgment of the Pool Manager. Failure to obey the direction of a lifeguard is cause for removal from the pool facility. If you see a rule infraction please bring it to the attention of the Pool Manager and if the situation isn’t resolved immediately, please contact (posted out front) the Pool Company’s Manager or Mr. Boehlert so that it can be dealt with and corrected. B. The Pool Manager has complete authority to eject anyone at any time from the pool enclosure for the remainder of the day. Such action will be documented on a special form and reported to the Community Facilities Committee within a timely manner. If the offender is under 13 years of age, he/she must stay within the pool enclosure until a Responsible Person is contacted. C. Serious or repeated infractions of the rules and regulations will be documented in a log and will result in dismissal from the pool for the remainder of the day. A second dismissal will result in a one week suspension from the pool. A third dismissal will result in suspension from the pool for the remainder of the summer. Parents will be notified after each incident. D. The penalty for extreme incidents may include suspension of pool privileges for the individual or the entire household. E. Any matter requiring immediate action should be discussed with the Pool Manager. Homeowners with comments or complaints about the operation of the pool should submit them in writing to: Chris Taccinelli -Board of Director’s President Jeff Boehlert, Board of Director’s Liaison The photographs of each lifeguard with their names, The Pool Company Manager and Jeff Boehlert’s as well as phone numbers will be posted at the entryway into the pool. Any incidents or comments can be directed to the Pool Company Manager and/or Jeff Boehlert. If the need is immediate or there is a serious safety issue that needs to be addressed the Pool Company Manager or Mr. Boehlert can be called. Section II. MEMBERSHIP A. Membership is available to all persons whose primary residence is located in Chantilly Highlands. Membership privileges will be withheld for all persons residing in a home for which the homeowner’s dues (including late fees) are not fully paid, pool guest fees are unpaid, or failure to complete registration. Funding for the Pool comes directly from homeowner’s dues. B. Baby-sitters, 14 years old or older, will be admitted with a note of authorization from a parent. C. Members must provide up-to-date membership data and a recent family photo for pool entry. D. All members must sign in at the front desk before entering the pool area. Section III. POOL SCHEDULE AND HOURS A. The Pool will open for the season at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 27, and close at 8 p.m. on Monday, September 4. B. The Pool hours from May 27 through June 24: Monday through Saturday 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Sundays 12 noon - 8 p.m. C. The Pool hours from June 25 though September 5: Monday through Friday 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. Saturdays 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. Sundays 12 noon - 8 p.m. D. Special hours of pool operation and special events will be posted at the pool. The pool will close at 4:45 p.m. on the following dates: July 6, July 14th and July 20. The pool will be opening at 1pm on Saturday, July 30th. Section IV. GUESTS A. Guests must be accompanied by a homeowner who is a Responsible Person and must depart the pool facility when the home-
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owner departs. B. Guest Fees: The cost of guests will be paid at the pool at the time of admission. The rates are: Adults /Children (over 2 yrs.) $3.00/day Monday - Friday $5.00/day Saturday & Sunday, Memorial Day, July 4, and Labor Day Pool pass cards may be purchased at the pool house for $20.00. Each card will have ten punches equivalent to $2.00 per punch. Weekday admissions with pool pass card is one (1) punch ($2.00/day) per person Saturday & Sunday admissions with pool pass card is two (2) punches ($4.00/day) per person C. A maximum of five (5) guests per homeowner household will be admitted per day. D. Homeowners will be responsible for the conduct of their guests and responsible for any damage to pool property. If a guest damages pool property, the cost of the damage will be charged to the homeowner. A. B. C. D. E. F. G.
A. B. C. D. E. F.
Section V. HEALTH AND SANITATION All persons must wear proper bathing attire and take a shower before entering the pool. Admission will be refused to all persons having colds, coughs, inflamed eyes or infections, or individuals wearing bandages. No pets are allowed within the pool enclosure. No smoking is allowed within the pool enclosure. Eating, drinking, and gum chewing will be confined to the umbrella picnic areas. No eating, drinking around the concrete pool deck or baby pool. All children using the pool facilities who are not reliably toilet-trained must wear swim diapers and an appropriate bathing suit. DISPOSABLE AND CLOTH DIAPERS ARE PROHIBITED IN THE POOL. All persons are encouraged to use the diaperchanging tables located in the dressing rooms. Section VI. DIVING Divers will not dive until the previous diver has cleared the area below the board. AND ARE AT THE LADDER EXITING After surfacing, a diver must swim directly to the nearest ladder without delay. Only one person is permitted on a diving board or ladder at any time. Excessive bouncing or horseplay of any kind is prohibited on the diving boards. Flotation devices of any type are prohibited in the diving area, even when such devices are authorized for other parts of the pool. The diving boards can not be closed if any one person wishes to dive.
Section VII. SPECIAL RULES FOR CHILDREN A. Children under 16: In order to prevent excessive fatigue or chilling, children under 16 are required to leave the main pool, upon signal of the lifeguards, for a 10-15 minute break period once every hour. This rule will not apply to the baby pool. This rule will apply whether or not a child displays the swim test emblem. B. Children under 13: (1) To encourage children to develop strong swimming skills, a swim test emblem will be awarded to any child 12 and under who demonstrates swimming proficiency by passing a swim test conducted under the supervision of the Pool Manager. This test consists of: - Swimming one length using any combination of strokes - Treading water for one minute in an upright position EMBLEMS MUST BE ATTACHED TO BATHING SUITS TO BE VALID. (2) Children 11 years old may come to the pool unaccompanied only if they display the swim test emblem. (3) Any child 12 and under who does not display the swim test emblem must remain in the roped-in shallow section of the main pool or must be accompanied by a responsible person who will remain within easy reaching distance of the child. Children 12 and under may use the diving boards only if they display the swim test emblem. C. Children under 11: Children 10 years or younger will not be admitted to the Pool unless accompanied by a Responsible Person. Section VIII. BABY POOL A. Only children 5 years of age or younger may use the baby pool. B. All children using the baby pool must be accompanied by a Responsible Person who must remain within the baby pool enclosure at all times. C. Food is not allowed in the baby pool enclosure. D. No chairs are allowed in the baby pool. Section IX. CAPACITY Maximum pool capacity is 244. The Pool Manager will post a notice at the pool entrance when the maximum capacity is reached. When the number of members and guests within the pool enclosure reaches 180, only members will be admitted. Guests will not be See POOL RULES page 10
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admitted until the attendance declines to below 180. When the pool attendance is at capacity, members must wait in the parking lot area and will be admitted as others leave the pool facility. Members will be admitted in the order in which they arrived. Section X. RULES OF CONDUCT A. Running, pushing, wrestling, dunking, fence jumping or causing undue disturbance in or around the pool area is prohibited. B. Abusive, offensive, or profane language is prohibited. Unruly, offensive behavior is prohibited. C. No skateboards, scooters, roller blades, bicycles, etc. are allowed on the pool grounds. D. No persons under the influence of alcoholic beverages or drugs will be permitted on the pool property. E. The cost of any property damage will be charged to the member responsible. F. Swimming goggles are permitted for eyewear usage only. They must not be used as projectiles or diving toys. Section XI. ACCESSORIES (Floats & Toys) A. No snorkels, hard balls, rafts, canoes, inner tubes, or any other type of aquatic equipment is permitted in the main pool, except upon specific approval of the Pool Manager and on designated float nights. The size of floats used on float nights must not exceed 5 feet by 3 feet. Snow tubes are prohibited, regardless of size. Nerf and Koosh balls are allowed unless the situation becomes unruly as determined by the lifeguards. B. Children with water wings must be under adult supervision. C. Radios, tape players and CD players are prohibited except when earphones are used. D. No heavy sports equipment will be allowed in pool enclosure, (i.e. bats, baseballs, footballs, basketballs, lacrosse equipment, soccer balls, etc.). E. Masks must be of the plastic or tempered-glass type. F. All bicycle riders will park their bicycles in the designated area. Bicycles, strollers, etc. are prohibited on all sidewalks to allow for access of emergency vehicles. G. Lifeguards may remove a toy at any time if it is being misused or causing safety problems. H. Tuesday and Thursdayâ€™s will be Noodle Day from pool opening to closing. I. Float nights will be July 8, July 22, August 5 and August 19 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. A. B. C. D.
Section XII. FOOD Food is permitted only in the umbrella picnic areas. Glass bottles, jars or other glass containers are prohibited in the pool enclosure. No alcoholic beverages are permitted anywhere on the pool premises, including the parking area. Snack sales occur during break time. There are no snack sales during the last break of the day. Bills larger than a $10 will not be accepted.
Section XIII. GENERAL A. All swimmers must wear appropriate bathing suits: cut-off jeans or baggy clothing will NOT be allowed in the pool. Street shoes are not permitted on the pool deck. B. No persons will use the pool facilities unless it is officially open and the lifeguards are on duty. C. All injuries that occur on the premises must be reported immediately to the Pool Manager. D. The swimming lane nearest the diving boards will be roped off at all times for the use of those wishing to swim laps. Others should stay clear of this area. During periods of heavy lap lane use, the Pool Manager may move the rope to include two lanes, provided that doing so would not cause undue crowding in other parts of the pool. E. Tables may not be reserved by placing towels and/or personal belongings on them. No sitting on tables or the backs of chairs. No jumping any of the fences. F. All members will respect the property rights of homeowners in the neighborhood. Do not use lawns for shortcuts or in any way violate the rights of others. G. CHHA and the pool management company will not be responsible for the loss of, or damage to personal property. All lost articles turned over to the Pool Manager will be held for about 15 days. All unclaimed articles will be disposed of at the discretion of the Community Facilities Committee. Section X. PARKING AND SPEED LIMIT A. The parking lot is for the vehicles of the pool members and their guests while utilizing the pool, tennis courts, playground, or picnic area. All other uses including overnight parking, driver training, commuter parking, and vehicle maintenance are prohibited. B. Vehicles in violation will be towed. The cost for towing and storage will be the responsibility of the member. C. The speed limit on the driveway and parking lot is 5 mph.
Comprehensive Plan Amendment Meetings for Nearby Developments CHHA resident Jeff Parnes hosted a meeting in his home on April 18th for two presentations from teams representing the Peterson and Lincoln Properties Group. These meetings were informational and related to proposed Comprehensive Plan Amendments for the properties across Centerville Road from Chantilly Highlands. The first group presented conceptual details regarding the Dulles Discovery South Community proposed northwest of the Barnsfield Road and Centerville Road intersection. This residential community will be for people that are active 55+ years old. It will be developed by Peterson with K. Hovnanian Homes as the builder. The second group, Lincoln Properties Group, presented conceptual plans for the proposed mixed use development (residential, retail, and office) directly across Centreville Road from Chantilly Highlands. They made numerous references to this development being a scaled down version of Birkdale Village in North Carolina, whic h ca n be s een o n the w eb at www.birkdalevillage.net. The Peterson development comprehensive plan amendment public hearing was scheduled for the April 20th Planning Commission meeting. The Lincoln Property Group comprehensive plan amendment public hearing was scheduled for the April 27th Planning Commission meeting. Both plan text amendments have been in process for a while and are supported by county staff and the Sully District Council. After passing through the comprehensive plan amendment process the groups will begin the zoning process soon after. Three board members attended with about seven homeowners in attendance. While the community will need to watch the upcoming full zoning submissions carefully, there did not appear to be significant opposition to the proposed comprehensive plan text at this point in time. Specifically, at the zoning stage we need to look at several issues including the height of the residential units that will face the community. The proposed communities probably both have more merit than what is permitted by the current zoning (several million square feet of office space) for those properties. If you have any questions or would like to help, please contact Paul Thurneysen at 703-318-1468, who can provide more details.
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Celebrate Fairfax! has become known as the official start of Summer in Fairfax County! Come join us for our silver anniversary celebration and enjoy the sounds, the sights, the tastes, and the excitement of the region's signature festival! Celebrate Fairfax!, Northern Virginiaâ€™s largest community-wide celebration, arrives June 9-11, 2006 to the Fairfax County Government Center. Presented by Celebrate Fairfax, Inc, the annual festival hosts tens of thousands of visitors during the three-day run. The 25-acre site is magically filled with fascinating sights and sounds as more than 400 exhibitors, vendors, crafters and interactive activities are included in the annual celebration. Celebrate Fairfax! showcases live concerts on six stages, an interactive SciTech Center and ExxonMobil Children's Avenue, great festival foods, and the award winning County Expo program. Nightly fireworks, presented by SAIC, are a highlight of the festival, and one of many great family programs. Another great activity for kids is the Inova Train Ride to Good Health, located in County Expo. The Bud Light Main Stage features top headline performers including Collective Soul, Sister Hazel, Sugar Ray, and .38 Special! A recipient of one of the International Festivals and Events Association's top honors, Celebrate Fairfax was named a Bronze Pinnacle Award winner in 2005 for its long-time quality and success. The festival is also a 2006 honoree as one of the Top 20 events in the Southeastern United States. Celebrate Fairfax!, formerly known as the Fairfax Fair, kicks off its 25th anniversary celebration this June and will continue through the 2007 festival. For more information on any of the festival's programs, or to become a part of the festival as a volunteer, sponsor, performing artist, or simply to attend, please browse our website at www.celebratefairfax.org, or contact the Celebrate Fairfax, Inc. office at 703-324-FAIR (3247).
Chantilly Youth Cheerleading Registration now open ~ go to www.ChantillyYouth.org Upcoming events also listed on the website.
Keep the Box Clear Congestion worsens when intersections are blocked. Officers in western Fairfax have begun a traffic initiative to encourage drivers not to "block the box."
INFO TO KNOW If you have street lamps that are out, call Virginia Power at 888-667-3000. If you have a street sign down or damaged, call Fairfax County at 703-934-2840.
Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Adopts Fiscal Year 2007 Budget On May 1, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors adopted the fiscal year 2007 budget, which begins on July 1, 2006. To address the continuing trend of rising assessments, the real estate tax rate was reduced for the fifth consecutive year, cutting another 11 cents from the rate to bring the cumulative decrease to 34 cents over five years. The current rate will decrease from $1.00 per $100 of assessed value to $0.89 per $100 of assessed value for FY 2007. The Board of Supervisors also eliminated the $25 automobile decal fee. The Board of Supervisors' funding decisions reflect its ongoing commitment to achieving its strategic priorities: * Strong investment in education * Public safety and gang prevention * Affordable housing * Environmental protection * Transportation improvements * Revenue diversification to reduce the burden on the homeowner Information on the FY 2007 budget, including revisions made during the April 24 budget markup session, is available by calling the Department of Management and Budget at 703-324-2391, TTY 711, as well as on the Fairfax County Web site at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dmb.
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Pandemic Flu Planning Fairfax County is taking a coordinated approach to planning for pandemic flu – a global outbreak of a novel strain of influenza with efficient human-tohuman transmission. County pandemic flu planners are working to produce a “Planning for pandemic flu plan by the summer of is not just a government is2006 that will supple- sue. It is important that resiment the county’s emerdents understand their indigency operations plan, vidual responsibility to preand remain flexible as pare themselves and their information is added or families for pandemic flu.” changed. The county held a Gloria Addo-Ayensu, M.D. Pandemic Flu Business Fairfax County health diSummit on May 26, rector. 2006, at a half-day meeting for business owners and leaders. Check the county’s website for an update on the meeting and topics covered at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/emergency/ pandemicflu. This website are contains a variety of information, checklists, etc.
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COMMITTEE INFO Board of Directors meets on the first Thursday of every month at 7:30 PM at the Community Center. Meetings are open, and all residents are welcome and encouraged to participate. To include a specific item on the agenda, please contact the Board President. Architectural Control Committee (ACC) meets monthly at the Community Center. Contact any ACC member or appropriate Board member if you have ACC questions or concerns. Chantilly Highlander newsletter team welcomes your articles and community photos of specific events, or just whatever is going on in your neighborhood! We would also love your suggestions and ideas for new features as well as feedback on current content. Advertising questions and other information may be emailed to Newsletter@chha.org, or mailed to the Editor at P.O. Box 710238, Oak Hill, VA, 20171. Community Activities Committee identifies and schedules events for the participation of Chantilly Highlands families. The committee meets as events are scheduled, and chairpersons vary throughout the year. If you are interested in leading an event or have ideas for a community activity, please contact a Board member. Community Facilities Committee (ComFac) meets the first Wednesday of every month at 7:30 PM at the Community Center. Issues pertaining to our swimming pool, tennis courts, playground, Community Center and its grounds are managed by the Community Facilities Committee. If you would like to become involved in this committee, contact Jeff Boehlert at 703-435-2836. Land Management Committee handles all issues that involve the common areas of our community: primarily lawn care and snow removal. Meetings are held as needed. You may contact Wendy Osborn at 703-834-7978 with questions and if you are able to help on the Land Management Committee.
The Chantilly Highlander is a monthly publication which informs the community of our accomplishments, upcoming events, committee meeting highlights and decisions, and provides a forum for you and your family to communicate items of interest to your neighbors! Articles are reviewed and published at the discretion of the Board of Directors. Published advertisement is accepted, however it is not considered an endorsement by the Board. Electronic submissions are encouraged via email; however, please also provide a “camera ready” printed copy for comparison if there are graphics or fonts (print styles) that must be maintained.
Email address: Newsletter@chha.org (Please include ‘Chantilly Highlander’ in the subject line so it is not deleted as spam) Mailing address: CHHA, c/o The Chantilly Highlander, P.O. Box 710238, Oak Hill, VA 20171 Please submit articles, advertising (with payment), and photos so they are RECEIVED by the 12th of each month for consideration in the next month’s issue: be sure to allow sufficient time for mail processing. Any non-profit notices will included only if space allows—for guaranteed placement it must be paid advertising. Advertising Rates:
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CUT OUT AND HANG BY YOUR PHONE FOR HANDY REFERENCE! When calling board or committee members, please be mindful that they are volunteers, with jobs and families, making sacrifices to serve our community. Try to contact the appropriate liaison or committee chair for the best response to a concern/question.
Chantilly Highlands Committees Architectural Control (ACC)
Carla Abbud Cindy DiPalma Brian Keagy Civic Affairs Jeffrey Parnes Community Ctr Rental Answering Machine Community Activities Wendy Hunt Community Facilities Jeffrey Boehlert Database Administrator Dave Puchrik Garden Club Jim Skaptason Land Management Wendy Osborn OPEN Neighborhood Watch (see Comm Facilities) Pool House Phone Lori Manik Resale Packages Paulette Rogers Swim Team Chair Steve Edwards Tennis Courts Jeffrey Parnes Webmaster Jane Huang Web Posting
703-925-0949 703-471-1874 703-909-7698 703-904-0131 703-435-0736 703-467-8188 703-435-2836 Database@chha.org
703-742-6228 703-834-7978 703-435-2081 703-796-1061 703-481-1082 703-742-3353 703-904-0131 703-707-8889
2006 CHHA Board of Directors President………………... Chris Tacinelli Vice President………….. Wendy Osborn Treasurer……………….. Darin Welt Secretary……………….. Wendy Hunt Community Facilities Liaison…………………. Jeffrey Boehlert Architectural Control Liaison………………….. Mark Hassinger Communications Liaison.. Larry Miller Long Range Planning & Database Liaison……….. Jon Roe Civic Affairs & Neighborhood Watch Liaison…………………. Paul Thurneysen Community Events Liaison…………………. Wendy Hunt Land Management Liaison…………………. Wendy Osborn
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