July 19, 2019

Two tree removals scheduled on Friday July 26, 2019

On June 30th and July 18th, the WCA board submitted applications to the RA DRB for two tree removals that are scheduled for Friday July 26, 2019.  Both trees are Red Oaks that have lost their structural integrity and represent a public safety hazard.

Red Oak #1, near 11461 Waterview Cluster.
  • WCA Supporting Statement and Documentation:
    • WCA_RADRB_Application-Common_20190630-01b-v2.pdf
    • Exhibit #1a: Arborist inspection report from Jeff Walton, ISA Certified Arborist #WE1659A
    • Exhibit #1b: Map showing tree location near North Shore
    • Exhibit #1c: Photographs
    • https://1drv.ms/b/s!AomQNOWv0kQyg5cpmnGbLbIVRaAlXQ

Red Oak #2, on the southern end of the Waterview Cluster Marina that dropped a huge limb from its canopy on the WCA dock and adjacent RA pathway on July 16, 2019.
  • RA-DRB Application, signed:
    • WCA_RADRB_Application-Common_20190718v4(signed)(w-attach).pdf
    • https://1drv.ms/b/s!AomQNOWv0kQyg5dxwKInPPF-BGQc7g
    • This application incorporates the following attachments:
      • Map marking the location of the Marina Red Oak.
      • Arborist's assessment of the Marina Red Oak.
      • Photographs of the Marina Red Oak before and after the canopy limb failure.
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Tree removal operations will disrupt parking at WC North Shore entrance on Friday July 26, 2019


MAJOR  TREE
REMOVAL
FRIDAY  JULY 26th

Before 7:00 AM,
please vacate all parking spaces facing
11453WC – 11463WC AND adjacent to 11463WC

Any vehicles remaining in the above parking spaces
after 7am on July 26, 2019 will be towed.




UPDATE: Trash collection service today postponed until July 22, 2019

Republic Services has just now reported that it WILL NOT collect trash today.  Service will resume on Monday, July 22, 2019.  The board has lodged an official complaint.  Residents may register dissatisfaction by calling Republic Services Customer Service Department, 703-818-8222, then select Menu Option 3.

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Republic Services states that they will make up today's missed collection service tomorrow, Friday July 19, 2019.  No explanation was offered for today's failure or for the missed yard waste pick-up on Wednesday July 18th.

July 16, 2019

WCA CIC to meet on Wednesday July 24, 2019, 6pm, Waterview Square in front of 11477 Waterview Cluster

The WCA Capital Improvements Committee will meet on Wednesday July 24, 2019, 6pm, Waterview Square in front of 11477 Waterview Cluster, primarily to review a contractor proposal for stormwater runoff mitigation at Waterview Square and areas adjacent to the WCA Grand Canyon footbridge.

July 15, 2019

UPDATE: Injured raccoon shot and killed by Fairfax County Animal Protection Police near Orchard Lane Tot Lot

This morning an officer with Fairfax County Animal Protection informed the board that the injured raccoon was killed because it was determined to be beyond recovery.  The animal was not submitted for lab testing as "there was no obvious evidence of rabies and it had no exposure to humans or domestic animals".  The officer stated that the rationale for dispatching the raccoon by gun shot, rather than some other means (clubbing, for instance), was "officer's discretion".
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In response to a call about an injured raccoon in a wooded area adjacent to the Orchard Lane Tot Lot, a Fairfax County Animal Protection Police officer shot and killed the animal.  The police report made no mention of rabies or whether the animal was to be submitted for lab testing.  Additional details will be published here as they are known.
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RESCHEDULED: WCA CIC to meet on July 22, 2019, 8am, WCA Marina

This meeting is rescheduled for Wednesday July 24, 2019, 6pm, Waterview Square in front of 11477 Waterview Cluster.
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The WCA Capital Improvements Committee will meet on July 22, 2019, 8am, at the WCA Marina, primarily to review a contractor proposal for stormwater runoff mitigation at Waterview Square and areas adjacent to the WCA Grand Canyon footbridge.

July 12, 2019

Wood handrail along the sidewalk between the van Gogh Bridge and 11442 Waterview Cluster to be replaced by RA

Reston Association Central Services Facility (CSF) staff inspected the wood handrail along the sidewalk between the van Gogh Bridge and 11442 Waterview Cluster this morning and agreed that its current condition warrants replacement.  A work order was submitted to CSF after the inspection.  No estimated date of completion was provided.






July 11, 2019

WCA Member Complaint re Tree Removals Prompts RA DRB Hearing on August 6, 2019

The Reston Association (RA) Design Review Board (DRB) will convene a panel on August 6, 2019, 6:30 P.M. to review a WCA member complaint, filed with RA on February 6, 2019, pertaining to tree removals located on Waterview Cluster Common Property.  The RA-modified application may be accessed here: https://1drv.ms/b/s!AomQNOWv0kQyg5dPLAmSfoG6PD9Ikw?e=SsNtbh

The meeting will take place at the RA Offices, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive, in the conference center on the first floor.  To register as an Affected Party regarding this matter, please contact Shellie Calloway, Reston Association, sCalloway@reston.org, within five days of this notice.

Background:
A WCA member at 11497 Waterview Cluster filed a written complaint with Reston Association (RA) on February 6, 2019 pertaining to tree removals located on Waterview Cluster Common Property.  RA notified the WCA board of the complaint on March 8th, 2019: https://1drv.ms/b/s!AomQNOWv0kQyg5N7-0C_M2Dng65k7Q?e=eWdQLf.

Subsequently, Reston Association inspected the property and on May 31, 2019 notified the WCA BoD that it must submit DRB applications for sixteen past tree removals on WCA common property, then abide by the DRB's decision.
Certified letter from RA (2019-05-31 Complaint Certified DV.pdf): https://1drv.ms/b/s!AomQNOWv0kQyg5dQL2nI2n287Bqb_g?e=stXg7c
Photos by Complainant (photos of tree removals.pdf): https://1drv.ms/b/s!AomQNOWv0kQyg5dRyO52UDy5tSL1CQ?e=tTeQm1

On June 17, 2019, the WCA board submitted the following response to RA:
In response to your May 31, 2019 complaint disposition letter, "2019-05-31 Complaint Certified DV.pdf", re "Common Area Property", the Waterview Cluster Association Board of Directors submits the following documents:

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July 5, 2019

Missed 5th of July Trash Collection

Republic Services missed its scheduled post-holiday trash collection today, July 5th.  We are hopeful that they will collect trash tomorrow, Saturday, but they made no promises and offered no explanation.

July 2, 2019

WCA BoD requests RA approval of a tree removal on WCA common area in the interest of public safety

The WCA Board of Directors requests RA approval of a tree removal on WCA common area in the interest of public safety.  This application concerns a declining Red Oak somewhat near 11461 Waterview Cluster.
  • WCA Supporting Statement and Documentation:
    • WCA_RADRB_Application-Common_20190630-01b-v2.pdf
    • Exhibit #1a: Arborist inspection report from Jeff Walton, ISA Certified Arborist #WE1659A
    • Exhibit #1b: Map showing tree location near North Shore
    • Exhibit #1c: Photographs
    • https://1drv.ms/b/s!AomQNOWv0kQyg5cpmnGbLbIVRaAlXQ

July 1, 2019

2019-07-08 WCA BoD Regular Meeting Agenda


Waterview Cluster Association
Board of Directors
REGULAR MEETING AGENDA
July 8, 2019, 7 p.m.

MEETING LOCATION: Reston Museum, 1639 Washington Plaza, Reston, VA 20190
 
1.       PROCEDURAL ITEMS
1.1. Call to Order
1.2. Guest speaker: WCA insurance carrier representative Michael Romano, Community Association Underwriters,  will describe existing and new coverage options and answer questions from the board.
1.3. Approval of Minutes

2.       Open Forum.  During open forum, each member may address the board for up to five minutes. A director may briefly respond to statements made or questions posed. Speakers must observe rules of decorum and not engage in other disruptive behavior. The time guidelines ensure that others will have an opportunity to speak. Speakers may not allot their time to others.

3.       Reports
3.1. Treasurer's Report
3.2. Other Officer Reports
3.3. Committee Reports
3.3.1.             Capital Improvements
3.3.2.             Covenants
3.3.3.             Landscape
3.3.4.             Social

4.       Unfinished Business
4.1. Marina reservation policy.
4.2. Marina dock substructure engineering assessment contract review.
4.3. Parking issues.

5.       New Business
5.1. Pending boundary matters that can be addressed now that Dominion Surveyors has completed the first phase of the boundary survey:
5.1.1.             Retaining wall adjacent to 11487WC
5.1.2.             Common area adjacent to 11464OL
5.2. Review pertinent Commonwealth of Virginia POA Act changes effective October 1, 2019.
5.3. Expenditures for landscape improvements
5.3.1.             11478OL “Stroller Path” rebuild: $350
5.3.2.             11495WC Site cleanup after the removal of the Silver Maple (stump grinding, regrade, top dress, etc.: $2,285
5.4. Address the issue of unregistered and unclaimed boats at the Marina.

6.       Adjourn

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