June 21, 2019

Silver Maple removal re-scheduled for Monday July 1, 2019

UPPER WATERVIEW CLUSTER NEIGHBORS

Removal of the Silver Maple has now been re-scheduled for Monday July 1st.

The crane will require maneuvering and set up space that requires vacating the following areas for the scheduled work day: 
  • ALL open surface parking spaces at the lower carport level from 11477WC thru 11499WC
  • No curbside parking from 11475WC thru 11465WC
  • No parking on either side of the driveway curve between 11463WC and 11465WC

If, on the scheduled workday, a parked car blocks crane access to the site, the board will have it towed to another cluster location. If you plan to be away and leave your car, please move it to a place outside the limits listed above or make arrangements with a trusted neighbor to move it to another location while you are gone. 

Cars left parked in the lower level carport spaces may remain in place, but they may be inaccessible for the duration of work involving the crane.

We usually plan for a crane to arrive at 7:00am on the appointed day and leave by 5pm.

Please contact Karen or Charlie at landscape@waterviewcluster.org with questions or if you would like to request an on-site review regarding these preparations.

June 13, 2019

Recycling Reminder...

When in Doubt...Throw It Out!
Many items should never be put into the recycling container as they are not recyclable by the local processors. If you find yourself questioning if something is recyclable or not, follow the guidance, "When in doubt...throw it out." The wrong items, such as a dirty diaper, or a contaminated item, such as a half empty jar of peanut butter, could – or more than likely will – ruin an entire batch or truckload of clean recyclables, such as mail, cardboard or newspapers.

The Most Common Recycling Contaminants
The most common contaminants that Republic Services sees in the everyday recycling stream are:
  • Diapers
  • Yard waste
  • Old clothes or shoes
  • Food
  • Plastic grocery bags
None of these items are recyclable. Trying to recycle unclean or unrecyclable materials increases sorting time and slows down the recycling process, damages the recycling facility's equipment and causes contaminants in the bales of clean recyclables that decreases the value of the items.
What Should NEVER Be Placed in the Curbside Recycling Bin:
  • Disposable diapers and puppy pads
  • Tissue, paper towels or paper napkins
  • Clothing, shoes and other textiles
  • Yard waste, plants, grass clippings, hoses and garden accessories
  • Styrofoam, fiberglass and other foam packing material
  • Hardcover books
  • Ropes, chains and cords
  • Plastic grocery bags and photographic film
  • Food waste
  • Window glass, mirrors, light bulbs, batteries, and cookware
  • Soil or dirt, furniture, mattresses and insulation
  • Treated or contaminated wood, sheetrock or drywall
Plastic Grocery Bags
Did you know that plastic grocery bags cannot be recycled with other curbside materials? Plastic bags jam the recycling equipment and contaminate the bales. Try reusing or repurposing your grocery bags or, when ready to discard them, put plastic bags in the trash or return them to your local grocery store to be recycled through a separate commercial recycling process. You may also consider the use of reusable grocery bags for trips to the pharmacy or the grocery store.

Is Yard Waste Recyclable?
Yard waste, including tree trimmings and grass or dead plants, cannot be put into the recycling container. Yard waste is collected on Wednesdays during the spring, summer, and fall.

"Reuse, Repurpose or Recycle" Does Not Mean Everything Goes Together
You've heard the phrase, "reuse, repurpose or recycle." That doesn't actually mean that everything goes into one container to be sorted or separated out. Items that can be reused or repurposed, such as a pair of shoes or article of clothing, do not belong in the recycling container. If you have items you would like to repurpose or donate, please do so directly. The recycling facility does not separate and collect items to be sent to secondhand stores or charity organizations. Items such as clothing and shoes will end up in the landfill.
Empty, Clean & Dry
Not everything we put into the recycling container is recyclable or it might be, but it's not ready to be recycled. Sometimes a perfectly good item like newspaper is ruined because other items are wet or dirty.  So, what is the proper way to prepare your recyclables for the recycling container? It's easy – just remember: Empty, Clean and Dry.

Always make sure recyclables are:
  • EMPTY of their contents;
  • CLEAN of any residue; and
  • DRY before placing them in a recycling container.
And remember – when in doubt, throw it out!

June 10, 2019

WCA BoD issued Parking Violation Tickets to two vehicles in Lower Orchard Lane.

On Thursday June 7, 2019, the WCA BoD issued Parking Violation Tickets to two vehicles in Lower Orchard Lane.
  • Red VW (Update: Virginia antique tags installed)
    • Missing front license plate, registration expired, inspection expired.
    • Towing ordered for June 12, 2019
  • Silver BMW (Update: Vehicle removed from cluster property)
    • Registration expired, inspection expired.
    • Towing ordered for June 14, 2019
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  1. Parking 
Waterview Cluster has slightly fewer than two parking spaces per house, so cooperation between neighbors is essential. If you have a carport, please use it. If your household has several cars, park one or two of them in a less crowded area so as not to squeeze out your neighbors. If you plan to host a large party, ask your guests to park outside the cluster or in less crowded areas. In addition, the following rules apply to both streets and carports:  
  1. Parking in the cluster is limited to residents, short-term guests and immediate family members living with residents. Residents may not authorize non-residents to park or store vehicles for extended periods.
  2. Trailers, boats, recreational vehicles, and commercial vehicles with obtrusive signs, fittings, or equipment may not be parked overnight in the cluster. RA provides rental storage space for recreational vehicles, trailers and boats at its Sunset Hills lot. Call RA for details.
  3. The cluster board, at the owner’s expense, will tow and impound any vehicles that: a) are inoperable; b) do not have current license and inspection stickers; c) are abandoned or do not belong to a cluster resident; or d) otherwise violate cluster rules. State and county laws require registration within 30 days of establishing residence. 

June 6, 2019

Republic Services Missed Yard Debris Collection on June 5, 2019

Update:Republic Services will collect yard waste on Saturday June 8, 2019.

There is as yet no explanation for the failure of Republic Services to collect yard debris on June 5, 2019.  Customer Service is attempting to schedule a make-up day, but nothing is confirmed as yet.  Any change in status will be posted in this message.

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June 4, 2019

WCA Marina Reservations for June 2019

The WCA Marina is reserved for private events on the following dates:

  • June 6, 2019 - 5pm-10pm
  • June 29, 2019 - 2pm-6pm
Marina reservations are managed by Janice Collins under the supervision of the WCA BoD: marina@waterviewcluster.org.

WCA April-May 2019 Meeting Minutes Approved and Published

The following meeting minutes were approved by the WCA Board of Directors on June 3, 2019:

  • April 15, 2019 WCA Board of Directors Regular Meeting
  • May 8, 2019 WCA Annual General Membership Meeting
  • May 13, 2019  WCA Board of Directors Regular Meeting
WCA meeting minutes are published here: https://www.waterviewcluster.org/p/documents.html