March 20, 2020
BCA Coronavirus Response - Brambleton Community Association is currently monitoring recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as those of federal, state, and local officials regarding the global coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. It is the goal of the CDC and BCA to slow the transmission of the virus in our community and region. Visit www.brambletonhoa.com/covid19 to review the actions being taken by BCA to mitigate COVID-19 transmission and find helpful recommendations and links.
BCA Management Office Update - The BCA Management Office is temporarily closed to walk-in traffic but will remain open on an appointment-only basis. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 703-542-6263 if you would like to schedule an appointment. Furthermore, notary services have been suspended until further notice. This policy is currently scheduled to last through Friday, May 22nd.
Brambleton Neighbors in Need Program -
- Most services available at the BCA Management Office are also available online at www.brambletonhoa.com or through FirstService Residential’s Portal at bca.connectresident.com. Please confirm that your desired service or action is not available through the website, by email, or over the phone prior to setting up an appointment.
- Any other inquiries can be directed to email@example.com or 703-542-6263 for assistance.
BCA has established the Brambleton Neighbors in Need program in order to provide assistance to Brambleton residents impacted by the global coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. BCA staff members will be volunteering their time, and we are looking for Brambleton resident volunteers as well. Read our special message here
for more information.INSIDE BCAWeed Control & Fertilizer Application - The Association’s grounds maintenance contractor has begun performing applications of weed control and fertilizer. It will take approximately two weeks to treat the entire community. Weather can impact this schedule. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions, need more information, or would like to opt out of the service (townhome grounds maintenance program only).Townhome Grounds Maintenance Program -
Services are underway on townhome properties that receive grounds maintenance as part of the BCA program. The landscaping contractor has started spring bed cleanup and mulching. Details for this limited service program are outlined here
. Residents are reminded to take the following precautions to ensure that services can be properly performed:
- Unrestricted access to the backyard must be available for services.
- Gates must remain unlocked and function properly. Property owners are responsible for repairing gates that improperly latch or are out of alignment.
- Personal items such as lawn furniture, toys, hoses, and other items must be removed from lawn areas before services can occur.
- Pets cannot be present during services. Ensure that all gates are closed and properly latched prior to letting pets into yards.
Residents that wish to opt out of service or part of the service (ex. fertilizer applications) may do so by submitting a completed Opt Out Form
. Residents that choose to opt out are still obligated to pay the full monthly assessment. Questions can be submitted to email@example.com
. Please note
the following as well:
- The Opt Out Form must be filled out each year in order to opt out of service.
- Red or other brightly colored mulch and rubber mulch products are prohibited in Brambleton. If you opt out of the mulching program, these products may be mulched over by the contractor to keep your home in compliance.
Brambleton Magazine Spring Issue - The Spring 2020 issue of the Brambleton Magazine has been mailed to all Brambleton residents, and you can also view the magazine online here. If you are interested in advertising in our upcoming Summer, Fall, and Winter magazine issues, please email us for rates and more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BCA EVENTS & PROGRAMMINGBCA Events and Programming Update -
- Please note: Some BCA Board and Committee meetings, events, and programs included in this issue have been canceled and/or postponed due to our efforts to mitigate coronavirus (COVID-19) transmission in our community. Please visit www.brambletonhoa.com/covid19 for an in-depth breakdown of dates affected and more information. We appreciate your patience and understanding during this time.
All BCA events
have been canceled through Friday, May 22nd in order to mitigate COVID-19 transmission in the community. This cancelation includes Bram Bus trips, the Bramble Bunny Egg Hunt, the Spring Block Party, the Spring Yard Sale, the Food Truck Picnic in May, and the Bram Beer & Wine Fest. The Step Sisters’ Ribbon Run has been canceled as well, and information regarding the JDRF One Walk will be released soon. Programming exceptions may be made if social distancing can be firmly achieved and observed. Please email email@example.com
with any questions or concerns.COMMUNITY STANDARDSDogs Off Leash -
There have been several concerns recently reported of pet owners allowing their dogs to run freely, off leash, especially on trails in Brambleton. Please remember that in Loudoun County, dogs are not permitted to roam free without a leash, and pet owners are required to pick up after their pets. To report concerns, please contact Loudoun County Animal Control
. Brambleton’s Policy Resolution #7
, Pet Policies, outlines both the grounds for complaint and finding of a community nuisance as well as the procedures for solving pet problems. We always encourage residents to talk to each other prior to escalating concerns to the County or Association. To discuss your concern with an Association team member, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
.Vegetable Gardens -
Vegetable gardens must be located in the rear of the home. Gardens exceeding 50 square feet in area must have prior approval from the Covenants Committee. A border not to exceed 24 inches in height may be installed to provide for a raised bed. Cinderblocks and other raw building materials are not approved border materials. A “rabbit fence” or similar fence may be erected to provide for pest control but must not exceed three feet in height. Vegetable gardens must be maintained in a neat manner, and all plant debris must be removed and the soil turned at the end of the growing season. More information about vegetable gardens can be found here
.Do You Own a Portable Basketball Hoop? -
Recent inspections have noted that several basketball hoop bases are being weighted down with improper material and are not being stored in the proper location. Please review the guidelines
for placement and stabilization. Please contact email@example.com
with any questions.DEVELOPER NEWSOlympia Dr Modifications -
The Developer will begin construction of a new entrance on Olympia Dr for the Town Center South neighborhood starting next week. The addition of this intersection is required by the Loudoun County Fire Marshal’s Office so that the neighborhood can be adequately accessed and serviced in times of emergencies. Please use caution when traveling Olympia Dr near Ringneck Pl during this time.Brambleton Welcome Center & Birchwood Clubhouse Temporarily Closed -
In response to the World Health Organization declaring the coronavirus a global pandemic, we have decided to temporarily close the Brambleton
Welcome Center and Birchwood at Brambleton
Clubhouse. Both facilities will still have staff available to answer any email and phone inquiries. The Welcome Center may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
or 703-542-2925. The Birchwood at Brambleton Clubhouse may be reached at email@example.com
or 703-722-2427. At this time, our builders’ model homes remain open, and we will have model home maps and brochures available in display stands outside our doors.TALK OF THE TOWN CENTERBrambleton Town Center Updates -
Here are a few updates and offers currently being provided by restaurants and businesses in the Brambleton Town Center. Visit the BTC Facebook page
and contact individual stores for more information.
COUNTY CORNER2020 Census -
- You can now order and pay online for curbside pickup from AhSo Restaurant! AhSo is offering dinner courses as well as beer and wine for pickup. Also, stay tuned for details on upcoming online wine tastings!
- Call ahead at 703-327-8505 for 10% off of your curbside pickup BurgerIM order! Discount applies to call-ahead orders only.
- Curbside pickup is also available at more locations, including Good Dog Rocky, My Thai Place, and Nick’s Taverna.
The 2020 Census is now underway! Households have begun receiving official Census Bureau mail, and residents can provide responses online at www.2020Census.gov
, by phone, or by mail. Visit the Loudoun County Census page
for FAQs, helpful videos, and more information.
Loudoun HHW Collection Event -
- Keep Your Community Healthy! Responding to the 2020 Census today is one way to make sure communities are prepared for healthcare events like the COVID-19 pandemic. For every person counted, Loudoun County receives over $30 million in federal funding that protects the health of every Loudoun family.
The next Loudoun County Household Hazardous Waste collection event will take place on Saturday, March 21st at 751 Miller Dr SE in Leesburg from 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM. Loudoun County conducts several collection events throughout the year to collect used and unwanted household hazardous materials such as gasoline and household chemicals. Visit www.loudoun.gov/hhw
for more information.
MARK YOUR CALENDARSSunday, March 22ndEatLoco Brambleton Pop-Up Marketplace, 10 AM to 12 PM - Brambleton Welcome Center
- These events support social distancing measures that help mitigate the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) by using a drive-through collection process. Visit the event page for more details on precautions being taken.