Friday, August 23, 2013
As noted in an earlier post, the 1993 HCA General Resolution 5, Exterior Painting Standards and Maintenance of Concrete Beams, Appendix A, specifies several Duron Paint colors and finishes for key Hickory Cluster architectural elements and details, including: 914 White flat for stucco panels, and semi-gloss for exterior window trim and pre-painted concrete block patio walls; 5414D Asteroid semi-gloss; and 5335A Ranch Mink semi-gloss. Nearest store location is 495A Elden Street in Herndon, just past the Fairfax County Parkway and Safeway store, telephone (703) 471-1484. This information is for reference only, not an endorsement or guarantee.
Friday, August 16, 2013
A Hickory Cluster resident suffered serious injuries last week while walking home late from work. As the Reston Patch reported on August 13: "A man was robbed and assaulted on the bike path near Maple Ridge Road in Reston late last Wednesday. The victim, 46, was in the 11500 block of Maple Ridge near Lake Anne about 10:45 p.m. on August 7 when two men approached him, according to police reports. The victim told police the men assaulted him and stole his cash. The victim was hospitalized for his injuries and reported the incident the next day. He told the police the suspects were two black men in their 20s who were wearing dark clothing." To help our neighbor cover related medical bills, casual French Bistro and long-time Lake Anne Village Center business Cafe Montmartre will donate 50% of dinner proceeds after 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 18, 2013, and is collecting additional donations. Space is limited and reservations are recommended. This information is for reference only, not an endorsement or guarantee.
HCA General Resolution 5, Exterior Painting Standards and Maintenance of Concrete Beams, Appendix A, approved in 1993, specifies several Duron Paint colors and finishes for key Hickory Cluster architectural elements and details, including: Stucco Panels, Wooden Fascia Board, Concrete Block Patio Walls, Interior Carport Walls, Private Metalwork and balcony railings, and Other Metal Details and dryer vents. Typical HCA colors include White, Asteroid, and Ranch Mink. Duron Paints just announced 35% off on paints and stains during the August 16-19, 2013 weekend. Nearest store location is 495A Elden Street in Herndon, just past the Fairfax County Parkway and Safeway store, telephone (703) 471-1484. This information is for reference only, not an endorsement or guarantee.
proposed draft modifications to HCA General Resolution 15, Goodman House Mail Receptacles, in response to neighbor requests, and because exterior-mounted mailboxes are used in other Reston clusters. The Gibralter Townhouse exterior-mounted mailbox shown above was suggested as one possible standard because it is readily available at Home Depot. Although through-door mailslots are an original as-built Goodman House architectural detail, currently 11 of 90 Hickory Cluster residences have exterior-mounted mailboxes in a variety of styles, sizes, and colors. There are none in Block 1, one in Block 2, and ten in Block 3. However, no exterior-mounted mailboxes are currently approved by the RA Design Review Board for use on Hickory Cluster Goodman Houses. And HCA General Resolution 15 does not require Goodman House owners to remove existing non-confirming mailboxes until they sell their homes.
The RA Board of Directors updated its Use & Maintenance Standards Resolution 15, Air-Conditioning Units/RELAC HVAC System on May 23, 2013, to incorporate existing equipment operation certification by RELAC-certified HVAC professionals. It also includes new text on HVAC system maintenance and upgrade consultation with RELAC prior to filing temporary exemption applications.