Monday, January 15, 2018

HCA ROAD STORM SERVICE UPDATE

UPDATE ... From our snow management contractor Tuesday morning:  " ... There is the potential for hazardous commuting conditions for Wednesday morning.  A period of snow is expected with approximately 1" of snow expected on our area roads.  As a result roads could turn icy and dangerous.  We are preparing and planning for winter operations this afternoon.  We will monitor the situation and make applications of salt and sand as required. ... "  With predicted snowfall less than two inches under our time and materials contract, the HCA snow management contractor typically will not plow cluster roadways.

Monday, January 8, 2018

HCA ROAD STORM SERVICE UPDATE

From our snow management contractor this morning:  " ... The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for our area. The advisory remains in effect from 1:00 p.m. this afternoon to 7:00 p.m. this evening.  A wintry mix of freezing rain and sleet is expected resulting in slippery conditions. We are preparing and planning for winter operations this afternoon. We will monitor the situation and make applications of salt and sand as required. ... "  UPDATE ... " ... "We have come above freezing and it looks like whatever falls now is going to be in the form of rain. There will not be a need to make any applications. ... "

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

HCA ROAD STORM SERVICE UPDATE


From our snow management contractor this morning:  " ... there is the potential for hazardous commuting conditions for this Thursday morning.  As we go through the day I am sure we will have a clearer understanding of what will happen.  Right now, based on this forecast and warning from NWS, I am making preparations and planning on making a treatment to the paved areas of the cluster in the overnight hours of tonight."

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

HCA REGULAR MEETING CANCELED @ DEC 20

Following completion of the extensive clusterwide repaving project, and with no other urgent business at hand, the HCA Board of Directors unanimously agreed to cancel its last monthly Regular Meeting of the year scheduled for Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at RCC Lake Anne to allow everyone more holiday time with family and friends.  The next HCA Regular Meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, January 17, 2018 in TWC Association Management offices in Herndon, VA.  Happy Holidays from the HCA Board of Directors!

Friday, December 8, 2017

HCA ROAD STORM SERVICE UPDATE

From our snow management contractor midday today:  " ... right now it appears that most of the predicted precipitation will stick to grassy areas.  We are not planning any winter weather operations tonight or tomorrow at this point.  If something changes I will reach out again ... ."  Snow removal through December 31, 2017 is covered under an ongoing annual contract.  HCA recently renewed the agreement with this contractor for calendar year 2018.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

LAKE ANNE FELLOWSHIP HOUSE INFO MTG @ DEC 11

Earlier this week HCA Directors and Members received letters announcing a 7:00 p.m. December 11, 2017 meeting at Lake Anne Elementary School hosted by Fairfax County Supervisor Hudgins to share current redevelopment project information with Hickory Cluster and Waterview Cluster residents prior to future broader community meetings.  RA also reported November 17 that the New Lake Anne House LP project team submitted Fairfax County Planning and Zoning applications on November 8.  Apparently the County received the applications but did not formally accept them for review.  The current Comprehensive Plan permits multi-family residential development of no more than 320 multi-family dwelling units on this 5.96 acre site.  This implies that up to 80 new units will be built in addition to replacements for 240 existing senior citizen affordable housing units, assuming current zoning density limits are not increased as has been the subject of recent community meeting heated public debate.  A redevelopment partner also indicated that new residential buildings along the Hickory Cluster Block 1 property line will be four stories tall, and that in response to July 2017 HCA general concerns " ... We are endeavoring to design the development to minimize impact to Hickory Cluster and these new plans certainly have less impact than the previous plans developed several years ago. ... "  See earlier HCA website posts for more background information.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

HCA BLOCK 3 PARKING SPACE REPAINT @ NOV 17

From 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon on Friday, November 17, the repaving contractor will repaint Block 3 garage area parking space curbs to correct spelling and paint drip errors.  Vehicles normally parked in Block 3 spaces 319-321 and 333-342 must park elsewhere during this time to provide enough room for contractor work and equipment, and to avoid possible unintended vehicle paint damage.  The contractor will also yellow-paint a curb near space 319 missed earlier and a new replacement curb at the Block 3 entrance parking lot.  For more information contact HCA Director Michael Poss.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

HCA TRASH + RECYCLE CHANGES @ OCT NOV DEC JAN

As advised in the HCA road repaving project final phase notice, Republic Services 2017-18 holiday schedule dated October 18, and the Block 1 schedule change announced October 31, 2017:

OCTOBER 2017
  Blocks 1-2:  Monday, Oct 30 ... Normal trash and normal recycle service
  Block 3:  Monday, Oct 30 ... Normal trash service, NO RECYCLE SERVICE

NOVEMBER 2017 ... All Blocks
  Wednesday, Nov 1 ... NO YARD DEBRIS SERVICE
  Thursday, Nov 2 ... NO TRASH SERVICE
  Thursday, Nov 23 Thanksgiving Day ... NO TRASH SERVICE

DECEMBER 2017 ... All Blocks
  Monday, Dec 25 Christmas Day ... NO TRASH OR RECYCLE SERVICE
  Saturday, Dec 30 ... ADDED RECYCLE ONLY SERVICE, NO TRASH
  Starting this month, include yard waste in Monday/Thursday trash

JANUARY 2018 ... All Blocks
  Monday, Jan 1 New Years Day ... NO TRASH OR RECYCLE SERVICE
  Wednesday, Jan 3 ... CHRISTMAS TREE ONLY SERVICE, NO TRASH
  Saturday, Jan 6 ... ADDED RECYCLE ONLY SERVICE, NO TRASH
  Wednesday, Jan 10 ... CHRISTMAS TREE ONLY SERVICE, NO TRASH

As always, resident trash and recycling bins are subject to current  HCA Common Area Trash and Private Property Storage rules.

Monday, September 25, 2017

HCA ALL BLOCKS ROAD WORK FINAL @ OCT 30 - NOV 4


UPDATES ... November 10:  Consulting Engineer, Contractor, and HCA representatives reviewed budget status and open issues onsite to be resolved before project close-out.  November 3:  All work substantially complete ahead of schedule and all Blocks open for resident parking.  November 1:  Due to a later than planned start this morning, the contractor will not complete rescheduled Blocks 1-2 repaving/ repainting work until Thursday, November 2.  October 31:  Project running ahead of schedule and Blocks 1-2 @ Maple Ridge Rd. will now be repaved/repainted on Wednesday-Thursday, November 1-2 rather than Friday-Saturday November 3-4.  See Schedule Change / Update flyer at right, hardcopy to be distributed to all homes today.  October 19:  For October 30-November 4 final phase work, please refer to the fourth notice also distributed to each home.  Use that notice as your primary source for road work information if it conflicts with anything below.  October 11:  Block 2 concrete work will continue through today, Wednesday.  October 2:  Corrected and updated alternative parking reviewed by LARCA and UCP today.  October 6:  The contractor is running behind schedule, so weekday curb work will continue through Monday, October 9.  Corresponding weekday work areas remain no parking zones 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  Rain today will delay work through at least Tuesday, October 10.  September 30:  Removed additional phases second draft notice, added third draft notice with revised schedules, awaiting alternative parking updates approvals as noted below.  September 28:  Removed additional phases first draft notice, posted second draft notice.  September 26:  Posted additional phases first draft notice. 
 
For October 4-6 Block 1 and Block 3 Common Area driveway apron replacement at 11524 and 11526 Maple Ridge Rd., and at 11507 and 11509 Hickory Cluster, refer to the third draft notice for multi-day temporary assigned parking information.  In addition to North Shore Drive public parking typically available most days and nights, HCA Director Michael Poss negotiated the following temporary alternative parking for displaced HCA Member vehicles:

BLOCKS 1-2 @ MAPLE RIDGE RD.
Lake Anne Reston Condominium Association (LARCA) Lake Anne Village Center main commercial parking lot at 11401 North Shore Dr., approximately 12 HCA vehicles per day, 24 vehicles per night, and all HCA vehicles must display HCA parking hang tags with numbers visible:
(1)  October 4-6 curb/landing replacement, and connector road guest parking area curb installation ... 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 
(2)  October 30 end milling/grading/repair ... 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
(3)  October 31 and November 1 milling/ grading/repair ... 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
(4)  November 1-3 3-4 repaving/repainting ... 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. ... see photo at above right for LAVC Farmers Market no parking TOW AWAY AREA starting 5:00 a.m. Saturday, November 4.  Also note that the LAVC lot may start filling up Friday afternoon.  No Friday-Saturday November 3-4 displaced parking required.

BLOCK 3 @ HICKORY CLUSTER
United Christian Parish (UCP) lower parking lot with access just west of Hickory Cluster and exit between UCP and Lake Anne Elementary School, approximately 12 HCA vehicles per day, 24 vehicles per night, and all HCA vehicles parked in LARCA and UCP lots must display valid HCA parking hang tags with numbers visible:
(1)  October 30 milling/grading/repair ... 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
(2)  November 2-3 repaving/repainting ... 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

HCA BLOCK 3 ROAD WORK STARTS @ SEP 26

As previously announced, HCA planned to repair, resurface, restripe, and renumber all Maple Ridge Road and Hickory Cluster asphalt streets and parking spaces next month.  However, to ensure proper sealant curing with Fall temperatures cooler and earlier than expected, our consultant now recommends that we repair minor cracks, seal, restripe, and renumber the still relatively new former Block 3 garage area asphalt in September, not October.

This early Phase 1 will impact Block 3 parking spaces 322-348 from 8:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 26 through 8:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 27, weather permitting.  During that time, impacted Block 3 residents who normally park in this part of Hickory Cluster can instead park in the lower exit end of the United Christian Parish parking lot, or on North Shore Drive.  UCP graciously agreed to allow up to 13 HCA Block 3 vehicles during the day, and up to 26 vehicles at night, to park in their lot during Phase 1 repair and sealing work.  All must display HCA parking hang tags while on UCP property.  Vehicles with visible HCA hang tags that remain parked in the work area will be towed nearby at owner risk and expense, and vehicles without visible HCA hang tags will be towed at owner risk and expense to the Henry's Wrecker Service impound lot in Fairfax, VA.  For more towed vehicle information, see a related post on this website or call Henry's at (703) 471-0010.