June 4, 2020

Hunter Mill District News, June 3, 2020

June 3, 2020

To My Hunter Mill District Neighbors:

I have heard from many of you regarding the need for a comprehensive public health strategy including testing, contact tracing and isolation/quarantine assistance. Yesterday, the Board of Supervisors received an update on our strategy from the Fairfax County Health Department Director Dr. Gloria Addo-Ayensu and Medical Epidemiologist Dr. Benjamin Schwartz. You can watch the presentation here. The current public health strategy includes concentrating testing in "hot spots" such as long-term care facilities and communities with a high number of cases, as well as for people who are ill. For more information, I encourage you to review yesterday's presentation.
 
I also want you to be aware that there are more than 20 sites across the Fairfax Health District that are

June 2, 2020

Hunter Mill District News, June 1, 2020

June 1, 2020

To My Hunter Mill District Neighbors:

As the pain and anger simmers about the brutal murder of George Floyd – an injustice that also resonates with so many – I remain hopeful that serious and constructive conversations can take place between and among the governed and the governing, including our public safety agencies. Here are my

June 1, 2020

Carport gutter cleaning today, June 1, 2020

The crews that you might notice atop the WCA carport structures today are contracted two to three times each year to clear the carport roofs, gutters, and outlets for the downspouts.

May 30, 2020

Hunter Mill District News, May 29, 2020

May 29, 2020

To My Hunter Mill District Neighbors:

It is with a very heavy heart that I read the news this week about the death of George Floyd. The brutality to Mr. Floyd is now on full display and the pain being felt is deep and generations long.
 
Thank goodness for smart phones. This level of transparency is a painful but necessary step for moving forward. 
 
Although I am well aware that we are not isolated from the ugliness of racism in Fairfax County, we are fortunate to have an engaged community that deeply cares about maintaining our commitment to inclusion and diversity. I am confident that will continue and I encourage everyone to participate in a respective and productive conversation about our own biases, our privileges and our histories. As we have said before, hate has no home here.
 
Yesterday I spoke with

May 27, 2020

Hunter Mill District News, May 27, 2020

May 27, 2020

To My Hunter Mill District Neighbors:

Our libraries are among the most treasured assets in Hunter Mill District, as well as countywide. Both the Reston Regional and Patrick Henry libraries have served as community hubs for many of us and have certainly been missed while closed due to the pandemic. However, there is some good news to share! The Library will begin curbside pickup of holds and grab bags at all branches this Monday, June 1. The curbside program is available Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
To pick up your holds: 
  • Please park in the designated area of your library’s lot and call the branch phone number posted on the sign. Branch phone numbers can also be found online on individual branch web pages.
  • Provide your library card number to staff on the phone and remain in your car until your holds have been deposited on the pickup table and library staff have returned to the building.
In addition to picking up holds, you may

May 20, 2020

Hunter Mill District News, May 20, 2020

May 20, 2020

To My Hunter Mill District Neighbors:

We live in a great community so it was very upsetting to learn this morning that swastikas had been painted on sidewalks and buildings at North Point Shopping Center in Reston. Reston and the Hunter Mill District have a long history of inclusion and racial and ethnic diversity. Acts of hate will not be tolerated. And vandalism and hate crimes are both criminal acts. Throughout this pandemic we have witnessed tremendous community spirit and goodness and I am confident that will continue. The Police Department is investigating and I encourage anyone with information related to this incident to call the Police non-emergency number at 703-691-2131. 

What heartened me and I hope it will you, too, is that

May 18, 2020

RA updated its DRB Application form on February 24, 2020 - supersedes all previous versions of the form.

Sharp-eyed WCA Covenants Liaison, Margaret Emerson, discovered that RA has updated its DRB Application form - the new form supersedes all previous versions.  You will find a copy of the new form in "fillable" Adobe PDF format on the cluster web site here:
https://www.waterviewcluster.org/p/documents.html (see RA Design Review Board Application (revised February 24, 2020))

The new DRB form may also be found in the Resources area on the Reston Association Design Review page here: