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Last Updated

6/18/2016

Charlestown Owners Association

Springfield, Virginia

A Williamsburg Townhouse Community Established in 1966.

 

Welcome to Charlestown

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NOTICE OF SPRAYING FOR INVASIVE SPECIES
S Drive Creek and Surrounding Area
Projected Dates Monday - Friday, June 20th - 24th

As a part of the stream restoration project along S Drive, Fairfax County Storm Water Division is making the effort to eliminate invasive plant species. They have arranged with IPC to come to the site next week and apply a spray to kill the invasive species. Below are specifics about this spraying:

- IPC will post signs denoting areas of their work.
- IPC uses a blue dye in all of the spray that is applied. All spray is applied directly to foliage or to cut stems so there is little contamination or damage to surrounding plants.
- IPC will treat the HOA/park property for all non-native invasive plants.
- This spraying is partially weather dependent as spray must be applied to dry surfaces that will remain dry for at least 10 hours after application.
- Although chemicals are applied at low rates and in very limited areas, we advise people and their pets to avoid contact with blue stained areas for 24-48 hours.




TIPS ON CONTROLLING MOSQUITOS

Please review these flyers for helpful tips on controlling mosquito breeding around your home:
Eliminate Mosquito Breeding Check List
Preventing Mosquitoes Around the Home




2016 PAINT CYCLE NEWS

Painting Delayed Until July

Due to our long period of wet weather, our contractor will be delayed in starting the community painting. Our new start date is July. For those owners who have not turned in their paint selection forms, the delay means it's not too late to turn them in! New due date May 30.

If you have misplaced your information for the paint cycle, you will find all the 2016 paint information and paint selection forms under the Paint tab.




COMMUNITY PRUNING BEGINS FIRST WEEK IN JUNE

Do Not Prune - If you do not wish for McFall & Berry to prune your foundation bushes, please place a white tag on the bush in a location where it can be easily seen by the pruners.

  • Please keep in mind that if you opt out of McFall & Berry pruning, you are responsible for ensuring that they are appropriately pruned or trimmed and present a well-maintained appearance.
  • Pruning on Paint Cycle Homes - If you are on the paint cycle, our landscaper will be pruning any bushes or shrubs that are touching or brushing up against painted elements of the home. They will be trimmed back so that they do not impede painting. This includes bushes that are crowding the stoop railing or the downspouts. The painters will not paint areas where bushes and/or plants are leaning or brushing against the house.

  • If you choose to do your own pruning, please remember that it is important to trim all bushes and plants away from the painted elements of your home.



  • KEEPING THE COMMON GROUNDS CLEAN

    Please review this article for tips on keeping our common grounds clean.




    EMAIL ADDRESSES WANTED

    Please consider providing your email address to the Association so that we can better communicate with you. Learn more here.




    LOST AND FOUND

    Looking for something? Homeowners occasionally bring items to the COA office that they have found on the common grounds. A pair of glasses was recently brought in. If you think you may have lost something on the grounds, remember to check with the COA office at 703-569-1959. We just might have it.




    CHARLESTOWN LADIES BOOK CLUB UPCOMING MEETINGS

    The Lord of Discipline by Pat Conroy, Tuesday, June 21, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., at the home of Martha Schoonmaker

    Me Before You by Jojo Moyes, Tuesday, July 19, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., at the home of Karen Heal

    New members always welcome! See the community newsletter for more information.




    What's New

    * Monthly Assessment for 2016 is $217.38, due on the first of each month.

    * June 2016 Newsletter

    Coming Soon

    * June 7, July 5, August 2 - Monthly Architectural Committee Meeting - 7 pm

    * June 21, July 19, August 16 - Monthly Board of Directors Meeting - 7 pm

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