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Community Events Community Day is ON! September 15th
IMPORTANT SCHOOL BOUNDARY MEETING FOR CHANTILLY HS
Mark your calendars for Community Day on Saturth day, September 15 from 3 - 6 PM. Bring the kids for the moon bounces, face painting, balloon stations, and games. Be sure to thank residents for volunteering while there. It’s not too late to be a part of the volunteer team!
Please come together as a community to keep our kids at Chantilly High School and help us develop a plan of action for the future boundary meetings! School Board Member Kathy Smith will be at this meeting.
PLEASE CONTACT WENDY HUNT AT 703-467-8188 or firstname.lastname@example.org TO HELP OUT FOR AN HOUR OR MORE!
Golf Tournament Details By Lawrence Shorten
The annual CHHA Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, September 21st at Penderbrook. Tee times start at 12:30 PM. The cost will be $45. To register or for more information please contact Lawrence Shorten at LMGgolf@cox.net or (703) 435-7760.
Chantilly Highlands Community Center
Wed, September 12th @ 7 PM
The Fairfax County School Board will host meetings on November 12, December 3, and December 19 to discuss the possibility of redrawing the high school boundaries. Schools being considered for redistricting are Chantilly, Westfield, Oakton, Madison, Herndon, and South Lakes. Please mark ALL these dates in your calendar to attend these Town Hall meetings that are open to parents! These boundary changes will go in effect SEPTEMBER, 2008! Go to www.fcps.edu/fts/planning/ westcoboundarystudy.pdf for more information, and see www.stoprd.org to sign a petition! Email Mary Ann Ceh at email@example.com for more information. (See page 9 for boundary map.)
In This Issue: ACC Exterior Alteration Request…………7-8 Board Minutes………………………………...2 Board & Committee Contacts………………11 Classified Ads………………………………..10 Community Calendar……….………………..4 Dolphins Capture Championship…………...5
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Chantilly Highlands Homes Association Board of Directors Meeting Thursday, August 2, 2007 Submitted by Wendy Hunt Minutes are tentative and will be reviewed and approved at the upcoming Board of Directors meeting.
Board Attendees: Larry Miller, Wendy Hunt, David Howlett, and Darin Welt Absent board members: Chris Tacinelli, Paul Thurneysen, Jon Roe, and Imrana Umar Homeowner attendees: None Darin Welt called the meeting to order at 7:38 pm. Treasurerâ€™s Report: Dues were due at the end of April. Eight are outstanding. Announcements have been posted in several newsletters. The budget was passed out and is in good shape. Community Facilities: We are going to contact Splash about a number of issues that have been brought to our attention about the facilities and pool operation improvement. Land Management: No new business was discussed. Architectural Control Committee: Discussed ongoing violations in the neighborhood and deferred action in one case to the following meeting. Community Activities: Six people have volunteered for the Community Day event. This is not enough to man the event. A decision will be made concerning the event this week. Civic Affairs: No new business at this time. Neighborhood Watch: Ongoing monitoring is continuing. Communications - Newsletter and Website and Database: Articles for the newsletter are due to Deb Neuberger by the 12th of each month. Long Range Planning: Researching contractors for this yearâ€™s long range plan. Database: No new business at this time. Old Business: No new business at this time. New Business: We received a letter from a resident stating that she objected to people parking in front of her mailbox. Meeting Adjournment: With no additional new business to discuss, Darin Welt made a motion to adjourn the meeting and Wendy Hunt seconded it. The board unanimously approved the motion and the meeting was adjourned at 8:50 pm.
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FCPD Newsline can also be seen on your computer at the above days and times with Live Video Streaming or anytime with Video on Demand. For more information, go to www.fairfaxcounty.gov/cable/channel16/ newsline.htm. Additionally, every Friday the FCPD Public Information Office (PIO) posts an activity log of incidents that occurred throughout the county. To view, go to www.fairfaxcounty.gov/police/reports/Weekly.doc.
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To receive alerts from Fairfax County’s Community Emergency Alert Network (CEAN), go to www.fairfaxcounty.gov/cean. Here you can register for notification via email, cell phone, or pager, for a major crisis or emergency, as well as weather and traffic notices.
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St. Veronica’s Fall Festival (across from Franklin Middle School)
Fri. 9/21 from 5 – 11 PM Sat. 9/22 from 3 - 11 PM LOTS of food, beer, entertainment, rides, and games! Don’t cook! Come and enjoy a night off and let the kids have fun! All are welcome in the festivities!
Sat. 9/22 from 9 AM - 6 PM
Sat. 9/22 from 8 AM - 1 PM
September 2007 Sun
Sat 1 Pool - 11 AM-9 PM
Pool - Noon-8 PM
Pool - 11 AM-8 PM
6 High School
7:30 PM Board Mtg
Mtg @ 7 PM (see page 1)
Community Day 3 –6 PM
CHHA Golf Tournament
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Chantilly Highlands Dolphins Capture Division Championship By Kim Dare
For many of Chantilly Highland’s families, summer means swim team, and the Chantilly Highlands Dolphins enjoyed a phenomenal summer. Our Chantilly Highlands Dolphins finished the 2007 season UNDEFEATED in the Colonial Swim League White Division, with a dual meet record of 5 wins and 0 losses. The following groups won in their division: boys eight years old and under; boys eleven and twelve years old; and girls fifteen to eighteen years old. In addition to the weekly dual meets and developmental meets, Chantilly Highlands hosted the Individual Medley Tough Invitational Meet on July 9. This meet tested swimmers’ abilities in all four strokes: butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke, and freestyle. Seven teams from the Colonial Swim League participated in this event, with 188 swimmers. Out of the ten events, 13 Dolphins placed in the top six of an event, with Brenna Ferris placing first in the 11-12 year old girls’ group. Several team records were broken this year by top Dolphin swimmers. For individual records, Christopher Grimmett-Norris tied the boys’ 11-12 backstroke record at 35.90. His brother, Robert Grimmett-Norris, set a new record in boys’ 15-18 breaststroke at 33.72. PJ Naber set a new girls’ 15-18 Individual Medley record at 1:10:07. For team relays, the following teams broke records: Christopher Grimmett-Norris, Christopher Donatello, Chris Marlin, and Bradley Johnston in the boys’ 11-12 age group, with a new team record of
2:30:79; and PJ Naber, Lauren Bachman, Taryn Saunders, and Tana King in the girls’ 15-18 age group, with a new team record of 2:14:43. And special recognition goes to Brenna Farris, who went undefeated this season in every event in which she competed. The 183 youth who made up this year’s swim team capped the season off with a Swim Team Awards and Ice Cream Banquet at Oak Hill Elementary School. There, each swimmer was recognized for the enthusiasm and perseverance that contributed to the team’s overall success. It was also a great opportunity to recognize the Dolphins’ outstanding coaches, Chantilly Highland residents Bill and Terri Marlin, who have coached the team for 11 seasons. They were aided by a dedicated group of assistant coaches, who are all current or former Dolphins themselves: Lauren Bachman, Kathleen Brophy, Steve Connor, Tana King, Julie LaJoie, Carmen Lucas, PJ Naber, and Ryley Trahan. If your child has not participated on the Dolphins before, we hope you will consider being part of our wonderful swim team in the future. There’s no need to wait until summer: Many of the Dolphin swimmers will maintain their conditioning and camaraderie through the Dolphins’ Winter Swim program held each Saturday evening at the Cub Run Recreation Center. Thanks to all the parent volunteers who worked so hard to make this team a success. We hope to see you again next year.
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Fair Oaks District Police Information In recent weeks we have experienced an increase in vehicle tamperings and larcenies from vehicles, throughout the Fair Oaks District. In several cases just the GPS system was targeted. In other reports we have seen a variety of items taken, such as, I Pod's, wallets, purses, keys, cell phones, laptops, and even the spare change left in the ashtray or console area. We have also taken reports where nothing was missing from the vehicles but appeared to have been ransacked. In most of the larcenies that were reported vehicles were left unlocked. To reduce the risk: - Lock your vehicle. - Remove items of value or at least do no leave them in plain view. - Do not leave your keys/spare keys in the vehicle. - Remove the garage door opener so it cannot be used to get into the garage. - Make sure your garage door is closed. - Turn your outside lights on or park in well lighted areas. - Remove papers from the glove box that would have personal information on it, to include registration, and insurance card, keep them in your wallet or purse. Most importantly, if you hear noises at night, get up and look out. If you see someone or something that does not seem right, for example someone walking down the street checking door handles, or your instinct is telling you something does not feel right, please call in and report the suspicious person(s) or activity. Do not assume someone else will. We would rather receive numerous calls than none at all. The non-emergency number is 703-691-2131. If you have any information that could help us in solving these or any other crimes, please contact the Fair Oaks District Station at (703) 591-0966 and ask for our Criminal Investigative Section. ********************************************* Also note that a resident of ours reported spending quite a bit of time, and many large yard trash bags, cleaning up many, many beer bottles on Sunday morning, August 5th. It appeared as though someone may have had a party at a residence and tossed the bags on the common area around the sled hill to likely get rid of any evidence. If anyone had heard or seen anything that night, it would have been a great time to call the police. Help keep our neighborhood a safe and desirable place to live.
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See page 1 for details on an informational meeting at our Community Center on September 12th for the boundary study of area high schools, which may likely send our children to South Lakes or Herndon High School. It is important for parents with children of any age to get informed and involved.
ABUSIVE DRIVER FEES WHAT IS THIS FEE? The Virginia General Assembly passed code section 46.2-206.1, which creates a Civil Remedial Fee (CRF) to be assessed against Virginia residents convicted of certain motor vehicle-related or driving offenses, which occurred on or after July 1, 2007. They are assessed on misdemeanor and felony convictions only, not on traffic infractions. POINTS. DMV, not the Court, assesses demerit points against a driver's license based on the charge. Please contact DMV or check their Web site at www.dmvnow.com for information concerning points and any fees associated with points. FEES (amount to be paid per year for three years). Driving on a Suspended License: $250 Reckless Driving: $350 (Includes Reckless by Speed) DUI and related offenses: $750 Other Misdemeanors: $300 (Includes any other misdemeanor conviction for a driving or motor vehicle related violation). Felony convictions: $1,000 (Any felony conviction for a driving or motor vehicle related offense). More information can be found at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/courts/gendist/homepage.htm.
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Influenza Preparedness Guide Part of Fairfax County's Flu Preparedness Effort
This month, the reference guide "Caring for Yourself and Others: Seasonal and Pandemic Influenza" was sent to Fairfax County residents.
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INOVA Fair Oaks Hospital VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY If you or another active individual you know can provide INOVA Fair Oaks Hospital (IFOH) Thrift Shop with 3-4 hours a week in volunteer service, please call (703) 391-3659 for information regarding the next orientation for volunteers. The Thrift Shop is operated entirely by IFOH Auxiliary volunteers six days a week (Mon-Sat). The Thrift Shop is located at Fairfax Circle Shopping Center with plenty of parking available. The Thrift Shop needs responsible individuals who are willing to sort donated merchandise, operate the cash register, price and display items, assist customers, and perform various other duties. All proceeds from the Thrift Shop support INOVA Fair Oaks Hospital.
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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 Paul Thurneysen at 703-318-1468 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 Events Wendy Hunt Community Facilities Jeffrey Boehlert Database Administrator Dave Puchrik Garden Club Denise Miller Paul Thurneysen Land Management Imrana Umar 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
703-707-0891 703-318-1468 703-471-4923 703-435-2081 703-796-1061 703-481-1082 703-742-3353 703-904-0131 703-707-8889
2007 CHHA Board of Directors President………………... Paul Thurneysen Vice President………….. Chris Tacinelli Treasurer……………….. Darin Welt Secretary……………….. Wendy Hunt Community Facilities & Long Range Planning… Larry Miller Architectural Control Liaison……………….. David Howlett Newsletter, Database & Website………...…….. Jon Roe Neighborhood Watch & Civic Affairs ………… Imrana Umar Community Events Liaison………………. Wendy Hunt Land Management Liaison………………. Paul Thurneysen
703-318-1468 703-787-0315 703-787-3883 703-467-8188 703-707-0891 703-689-9840 703-904-9396 703-471-4923 703-467-8188 703-318-1468
Chantilly Highlands Homes Association P.O. Box 710238 Oak Hill, VA 20171
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