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11/22/2014

Charlestown Owners Association

Springfield, Virginia

A Williamsburg Townhouse Community Established in 1966.

 

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TRASH AWAY HOLIDAY PICK-UP SCHEDULE

Thanksgiving Holidays: Trash will not be collected on the day after Thanksgiving, Friday, Nov. 28th. Pick-up will take place on the next scheduled trash pick-up day, Tuesday, Dec. 2nd.

Christmas Holidays: Normal pick-up will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 23rd and Friday, Dec. 26th.

New Year's Holidays: Normal pick-up will take place on Friday, Jan. 2nd.

Christmas Tree Pick-up: Monday, Jan. 5th and Monday, Jan. 12th.




PAINTING PROCESS AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR OWNERS

Painting Process and Instructions for Owners - click here to view.




2013 REPORT FROM THE ASSOCIATION'S AUDITOR

2013 Report from the Association's Auditor - click here to view.




SECURITY TIPS FROM THE NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH

Click here to view helpful personal security tips.

Click here to view helpful home safety tips.




ASSESSMENT PAYMENTS CAN NO LONGER BE DROPPED OFF AT THE ASSOCIATION OFFICE OR CARDINAL FOREST OFFICE EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2014

At the July meeting, the Board approved a proposal to discontinue accepting assessment payments dropped off at either the Lakinhurst Office or the Cardinal Forest Office effective 1 January 2014. Residents will continue to have the option of making their assessment payments by: direct debit (click link below for form); check with coupon via mail; online bill pay; or, credit card. Dropped off payments have been accepted for many years after the accounting function was transferred to CMG as a convenience to owners. These payments now take considerably longer than mailed payments to be received and recorded properly. In addition, only a few owners still drop off their payments and many of these drop them off at the last minute at the end of the month. This generates considerable extra and unnecessary effort for both our office staff and the accounting staff to avoid charging or to reverse late payment charges. Owners have a wide variety of easy payment methods and we have provided ample lead time to make the change to your preferred method. Please take the time to read the information included at the link below and make your choice of payment method. Click here to view assessment payment options and print out a direct debit form.




FAIRFAX CONNECTOR EXPRESS LANES SERVICE: REDUCED FARE STARTS JULY 1, 2013

Fairfax Connector Newsletter - Springfield




CHILDREN PLAYING IN STORM DRAINS

Children have been observed going in and out of storm drains within Charlestown. This is not safe and parents should discourage such activity. Animals, including foxes, live in some of the storm drains or use them as passageways. And, there is no telling what sort of debris has been washed into the storm sewers.




CHANGES TO THE PAYMENT OF ASSESSMENTS

Beginning January 1, 2013, there may be changes to the way you pay your assessments. Click here to learn more.




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.




IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR DOG OWNERS AND FOR RESIDENTS HAVING PROBLEMS WITH DOGS

Reminders of association and county laws regarding dogs, dog owner responsibilities, and where residents can turn for assistance if they are have trouble with neighborhood dogs - click here to view.




GROWING THE NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH TEAM

As the community knows, the Neighborhood Watchers are performing exactly as expected -- excellence! The evidence is the relative absence of trespassing and/or any other significant issues. The program's only problem is the shortage of watchers, i.e. only 14 are on the roster, yet not all are equally available. At present, there are potentially seven two-person teams, but the same teams are working every 4-6 weeks, which is wearing. If we could recruit ten more residents -- who would be trained of course -- the potential would become twelve teams and that would change the rotation to one shift every 7-10 weeks. If you are at all interested, please contact the Neighborhood Watch coordinator, Marc Powe.




COA TRASH SERVICES

Contact Trash Away, Inc.: 703-339-4560

Trash Away, Inc. Services

Trash Away, Inc. Recycling Information




CHARLESTOWN LADIES BOOK CLUB UPCOMING MEETINGS

The Obituary Writer by Ann Hood, Tuesday, October 21, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., at the home of Sally Miller

A Good Hard Look by Ann Napolitano, Tuesday, November 18, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., at the home of Susanne Zumbro

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




EMERGENCY SERVICES

Emergency Services Information - click here to view.




TIPS FOR STORMS, CLEANUP AND HEAT

Tips, resources and information to help you deal with storms, heat and cleanup activities - click here to view.




What's New

*Monthly Assessment for 2014 is $213.01, due on the first of each month.

*November 2014 Newsletter

Coming Soon

* December 2, January 6, February 3 - Monthly Architectural Committee Meeting - 7 pm

* December 16, January 20, February 17 - Monthly Board of Directors Meeting - 7 pm



Important Property Management Contact Information

Victoria Garner, Community Manager: 703-565-5016
E-mail: v.garner@cardinalmanagementgroup.com

Ashley Fleck, Account Representative: 703-565-5028
E-mail: a.fleck@cardinalmanagementgroup.com

Carolyn Kitrinos, Customer Service Representative: 703-569-1959
E-mail: coa@cardinalmanagementgroup.com

Fax: 703-569-6109

After Hours Emergency contact: 866-370-2989

Site Office: 8533 Lakinhurst Lane, OPEN Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

 

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