Friday, March 18, 2016


The remainder of March and all of April 2016 will be annual HCA Spring Cluster Clean-Up time during which Directors will coordinate projects with other Members, including:
  Various tasks TBD ... Director Smith
  Remove Common Area debris behind rear patios ... Director Travis
  Remove Common Area streambed debris ... Director Poss ... DONE
  Remove plaza flower bed debris near 1153x ... Director Poss ... DONE
  Relocate parking island Dafodils to bed ... Director Poss ... DONE
  Remove Common Area debris behind rear patios ... Director Cohen
  Remove western storm drain blockage ... Director Poss ... DONE
  Clean central Common Area sheep sculptures ... Director Poss ... DONE
  Remove Common Area debris along North Shore Drive ... TBD
  Remove Common Area streambed overgrowth ... TBD

HCA also encourages Members to stack tree and other debris near curbs and footpaths for removal, remove private property stored on Common Areas, and remove ivy from tree trunks and branches.  However, Members should not remove English Ivy otherwise growing on HCA Common Areas because it provides inexpensive ground cover that effectively controls soil erosion, even though it is an invasive species.  HCA will remove stacked debris in early May, powerwash Common Area plazas in May, and post updates here when available. 


The HCA Annual Meeting will be held at 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon Saturday, May 21, 2016, at the Rose Gallery in the Reston Community Center at Lake Anne.  TWC will mail meeting information, Director nomination forms, and Proxy absentee vote forms to all HCA Members in late April or early May.  HCA will also post the 2016 meeting packet on this website.  However, only Members in good standing with no current balances due may vote. 

Three current Director three-year terms will expire and are up for nomination and election this year, and Treasurer Zerrin Turner advised Directors this week that she will not seek re-election.  HCA encourages interested Members in good standing to provide Nomination Form statements of interest and qualifications to TWC as soon as possible, but no later than 1:00 p.m. Friday, May 20, 2016, and to indicate if you would like that information posted on this HCA website.  Or you can choose to be nominated at the Annual Meeting itself.

Volunteer Directors of this non-profit, non-stock corporation are tasked by the original 1964 HCA Articles of Incorporation with maintaining and improving the Common Areas; enforcing covenants and restrictions; and assessing, collecting, and disbursing funds; all for the benefit of the property and peace, health, comfort, and safety of residents.  Directors typically review budgets, proposals, and contracts; collaborate with other Directors, neighbors, and consultants to make critical decisions; and may provide hands-on project leadership.  Directors must meet at least quarterly, but usually meet monthly.  At whatever level, HCA welcomes your participation.

Thursday, March 3, 2016


From the NOAA National Weather Service this morning for Reston:  " ... Rain and snow likely before 9:00 p.m. (Thursday), then snow. ... New accumulation of 1-2 inches possible. ... Snow likely (Friday), possibly mixing with rain after 9:00 a.m., then gradually ending.  ... New snow accumulation of less than 1/2 inch possible. ... "  No information received from the snow removal contractor as of midday Thursday, but plowing may occur if accumulation exceeds 2 inches.