THE SOUTHBRIDGE STAR September / October 2014 http://southbridgeva.us Southbridge Community Association Ground Broken for Potomac Shores VRE Station See article on page 3 In this Issue General Manager’s Corner 2 Board of Directors 3 Calendar 4 Committees 6 Classified Ads 14-15 Contacts Phenita Hebert, General Manager (703) 221-7716 Terry McGuire, Vice President Cardinal Management Group (703) 569-5797 x 5012 CMG Accounting Department (703) 569-5797 x 5028 Resale Document Requests www.cardinalmanagementgroup.com Click “Order Resale Documents” or call HomeWiseDocs at 866-925-5004 Community Association Office [email protected] Board of Directors [email protected] Article / Ad Submissions [email protected] Association Web Site http://southbridgeva.us Management Office Hours Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM Wed 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM Sat 9:00 AM—12:00 PM (October through March) 9:00 AM—5:30PM (April through September) Page 2 September / October 2014 THE SOUTHBRIDGE STAR GENERAL MANAGER’S CORNER From the Desk of the General Manager... Do you ever wonder if your “neighbor” has received a letter concerning their violations? The Association office receives phone calls every month asking that question. Below I have given a run down of all violation letters that have been mailed the month of July through August 20, 2014. Trash Toter Woodwork Mow Grass/bushes Weed Control Bare Earth Window Coverings Remove Debris Derelict Vehicle Working on Vehicle Basketball Excessive Noise Trailer Air Conditioner Mold Holiday Décor Above Ground Pool Repair Deck Repair Fence Repair Garage Door Repair Hand Rail Remove dead vines/tree Unapproved Application Basement Rental Garden 124 73 34 41 14 19 17 4 4 4 1 3 3 18 1 3 1 3 1 1 2 2 2 1 That makes 376 violation letters that were mailed. This number of letters does not include Hearing notices, architectural approval letters or architectural denial letters. If the violation wasn’t corrected with the first letter, your “neighbor” may have already received his second letter. Even with letters sent, violations will continue. We must all do our best to ensure compliance with the Association guidelines. Regular inspections are performed as a service to the community and are intended to preserve and enhance home values. Thank you for understanding that all Association members are subject to the same rules and restrictions as defined in the governing documents. Please feel free to contact the Association office at 703-221-7716 if you have questions or would like the discuss these matters in further detail. Phenita Hebert General Manager Vehicles Remaining in Clubhouse Parking Lot will be Towed All vehicles left in the clubhouse parking lot will be impounded. This means your vehicle will be towed to the impound lot. In order to get your vehicle, you will be required to pay all fees associated with the towing of your vehicle. Contact the office at 703 221 7716 if you have any questions or need additional information. Andrea Crone Assistant Manager Community Patrol Incident Reports Below is a list of reports provided by the Community Patrol for incidents to which they responded. The report includes June 16, 2014 through August 20, 2014. Ticketed for no parking pass Vehicles towed 204 83 Ticketed for no parking zone Home Checks 11 9 Juveniles/tot lot Intruder/suspicious 5 3 Domestic dispute Accident (Assist PWC) 2 1 Suspicious vehicle Assist PWC with arrest 7 5 Vandalism 8 http://southbridgeva.us Noise Complaint 3 Minors after curfew 9 Assist Homeowner 10 Commercial Vehicle 33 Derelict Vehicle 2 September / October 2014 Page 3 THE SOUTHBRIDGE STAR BOARD OF DIRECTORS Ground Broken for Potomac Shores VRE Station Board of Directors Doug Thornton, Vice President, Southbridge Community Association Several members of the Southbridge Board of Directors were invited to attend the groundbreaking of the new Virginia Railway Express train station at the Potomac Shores community held on July 31, 2014. The event, which was attended by Governor Terry McAuliffe and a host of federal, state, local and railroad officials, marked the beginning of the design/construction phase for the station. The station is expected to open in 2017. Many of the speakers, which included Gov. McAuliffe, Maureen Caddigan the Potomac District Supervisor, Paul Milde the Aquia District of Stafford County Supervisor and current chair of the VRE Operating Board, and Eddie Byrne representing Potomac Shores developers Sun Cal, spoke of the years of work required to bring the station plans to this point. Prince William County has worked closely with Sun Cal, VRE, CSX, and state transportation officials to make this day a reality. This is an important milestone for Southbridge. Having a VRE station within the community, or in this case our sister community is sure to affect home values in a positive manner. Homebuyers will gladly pay more to be able to commute without having to travel on Rt.1 or I-95. The rail station will be a big plus for retail businesses looking to locate in the Potomac Shores Town Center. It should also be a draw for companies looking to locate in Potomac Shores. The combination of transportation, shopping and jobs should bring homebuyers who previously had not looked past Fairfax County to the Cherry Hill Peninsula. Nick Antonetti President Doug Thornton Vice-President Rob Hicks Treasurer John Letsen Director Jim Riley Director http://southbridgeva.us Rich Inlow Secretary Candy Arthur Director Mike Mumford Director Matt Webb Director Page 4 September / October 2014 THE SOUTHBRIDGE STAR CALENDAR September 2014 Sun Mon 1 Tue Wed 2 3 Labor Day Management Office Closed 7 8 Thu Fri Sat 4 5 6 11 12 13 Activities 7PM 9 10 Fall Yard Sale 8AM-12PM 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 25 26 27 Covenants 6PM 21 22 23 24 Board of Directors 7PM 28 29 30 October 2014 Sun Mon Tue Wed 1 Thu Fri Sat 2 3 4 9 10 11 Activities 7PM 5 6 7 8 Fall Fest / Gift Show 12PM-4PM 12 13 14 15 Columbus Day (observed) 16 17 18 25 Covenants 6PM 19 20 21 22 23 24 26 27 28 29 30 31 Board of Directors 7PM http://southbridgeva.us Halloween September / October 2014 THE SOUTHBRIDGE STAR Page 5 IMPORTANT NUMBERS American Disposal Service 703-368-0500 Animal Control 703-792-6465 Report Dead Animals 1-800-367-7623 Area Agency on Aging 703-792-6400 Board of County Supervisors—Dumfries District—Maureen Caddigan 703-792-4645 Cardinal Management Group 703-569-5797 Columbia Gas 800-543-8911 Comcast Communications—Customer Service 703-730-2225 Cooperative Extension Service 703-792-6285 Dale City Recreation Center 703-670-7111 Dominion Towing 703-730-6610 Dominion Virginia Power 1-888-667-3000 Dumfries Post Office 703-441-8304 Employment Opportunities / Job Line 703-792-4636 ext 332 Fire and Rescue (Non-Emergency) 703-792-6810 Miss Utility 1-800-552-7001 National Capitol Region Enforcement 703-594-6880 Park Authority 703-792-7060 Police (Non-Emergency) 703-792-6500 Police (Non-Emergency—TTD for the deaf) 703-792-6294 Potomac Festival Urgent Care 703-497-1234 Potomac High School 703-441-4200 Potomac Middle School 703-221-4996 Potomac Library 703-494-8129 Potomac Mills 703-643-1770 Prince William Boys & Girls Club—Dumfries 703-441-0611 Prince William County Information Line 703-792-6000 Prince William County Public School System 703-791-7200 Prince William County Service Authority (PWCSA)—Water / Sewer 703-335-7900 Prince William County Traffic Fines 703-792-6111 PRTC / OmniLink Local Bus / OmniRide Commuter Bus 703-730-6664 Quantico Marine Corps Public Affairs Office 703-583-0775 Sentara Hospital 703-523-1000 Social Services 703-792-4300 Southbridge Community Association—Management Office 703-221-7716 Swans Creek Elementary School 703-445-0930 VDOT—Street Lights 888-667-3000 VDOT—Street Signs 703-792-5765 VDOT—Street Problems 800-FOR-ROAD (800-367-7623) Verizon—New Service 1-800-483-4000 Verizon—Billing 1-800-483-3000 Verizon—Repair 1-800-483-1000 VRE Commuter Train 703-684-0400 Washington Gas 703-750-1000 Emergency Police, Fire, and Rescue — Dial 911 http://southbridgeva.us Page 6 THE SOUTHBRIDGE STAR September / October 2014 COMMITTEES Activities Vacant position Chairperson Lori Hicks Covenants Jennifer Dorn Chairperson Christina Antonetti Chrissy Letsen Kathy Thompson Stacey Thornton Board Liaison Rich Inlow The Committee meets the 1st Wednesday of each month at 7:00 PM at the Swim & Racquet Club. Stacey Thornton Chairperson Ken Brown Board Liaison Nick Antonetti Paul Fuito Communications E-mail [email protected] Lori Hicks Yetta Hughes Activities Committee E-mail [email protected] Communications Stacey Thornton Board Liaison Mike Mumford Covenants E-mail [email protected] The Committee meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 6:00 PM at the Swim & Racquet Club. Upcoming Events in Southbridge Date Event September 13, 2014 Fall Yard Sale October 11, 2014 Fall Fest and Home Vendor Show December 13, 2014 Meet Santa The Committee meets as needed at the Swim & Racquet Club. PWCS SCHOOL CALENDAR 2014-2015 September 2014 September 2 School Begins October 2014 October 13 Divisionwide Professional Learning Day - No school for All students November 2014 November 3 Elementary Teacher Professional Development (PD)/Workday No school for Elementary students November 4 Middle/High School Teacher PD/Workday No school for All students November 4 Elementary School - Parent Conference Day No school for All students November 11 Veterans Day Holiday November 26 Thanksgiving Break Begins (Half Day) November 27 & 28 Thanksgiving Break December 2014 December 22-31 Winter Break January 2014 January 1-2 Winter Break January 5 School Reopens January 19 Martin Luther King Holiday January 23 Elementary School 1/2 Day Parent/Teacher Conferences January 26 Teacher PD/Workday No school for All students February 2014 February 16 Presidents' Day Holiday Potential Make-up Day #1 http://southbridgeva.us September / October 2014 THE SOUTHBRIDGE STAR Page 7 SOUTHBRIDGE Rules Have Changed - All Children Entering Sixth Grade Must Have Tdap Immunization August 14, 2014 All students entering sixth grade must present proof that they have received the Tdap vaccine for tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis before starting school this year. Virginia rules have changed, so all sixth-grade students are now included. There is no exemption for those under 11 years of age. Parents are asked to check with their doctor to be sure their child is current on shots. Proof of immunization must be presented to enroll children in sixth grade for the 2014-15 school year. Shots may be obtained from a doctor, military clinic, or the Prince William County Health Department. Documentation should be taken to your child’s middle school or Central Registration. The Prince William County Health Department may be reached at the following locations and telephone numbers: 9301 Lee Avenue, Manassas, VA 20110, 703.792.6301, and 4001 Prince William Parkway, Ste. 101, Woodbridge, VA 22191, 703.792.7300. SCHOOL OPENS ON SEPTEMBER 2, 2014 PLEASE WATCH OUT FOR OUR CHILDREN! http://southbridgeva.us Page 8 THE SOUTHBRIDGE STAR September / October 2014 SOUTHBRIDGE Fall Yard Sale September 13, 2014 Reserve your spot! Email [email protected] or call our Management Office 703-221-7716 http://southbridgeva.us September / October 2014 THE SOUTHBRIDGE STAR Page 9 SOUTHBRIDGE Fall Fest & Gift Show At the Southbridge Clubhouse October 11, 2014 12:00 PM - 4:00PM Call the Management Office 703-221-7716 Volunteers Needed for Fall Fest This is an excellent opportunity to acquire those much needed community service hours for school! http://southbridgeva.us Page 10 September / October 2014 THE SOUTHBRIDGE STAR SOUTHBRIDGE Common area trash cans are NOT to be used for household trash or to clean out vehicles. Please respect your fellow neighbors regarding this on going issue. WE NEED VOLUNTEERS FOR OUR COMMITTEES. Basketball Goals Require Covenants Approval All basketball goals must be approved by the Covenants Committee in order to be in compliance. If you have a basketball goal and have not completed an application, please do as soon as possible. The Design Review for Basketball Application can be picked up at the association office or found on the Southbridge website at http://southbridgeva.us. If you have any questions or need additional information, feel free to contact the office at (703) 221-7716. WON’T YOU DONATE SOME OF YOUR TIME TO YOUR COMMUNITY? COME BE A PART OF THE FUN!!! Prince William County Non-Emergency Telephone Number 703-792-6500 National Capital Region Enforcement 703-594-6880 Call 9-1-1 ONLY for an Emergency http://southbridgeva.us DISCLAIMER FOR ALL ARTICLES AND SUBMISSIONS TO THE SOUTHBRIDGE STAR All articles and submissions to The Southbridge Star are subject to the Southbridge Communications Committee review and editing. No articles or submissions are guaranteed to be printed. September / October 2014 THE SOUTHBRIDGE STAR Page 11 SOUTHBRIDGE Start a Neighborhood Watch in Your Neighborhood Inquiries have been made asking how to start a Neighborhood Watch in our many neighborhoods. The way to begin is to call the Prince William County Police Department, Crime Prevention Unit. Their telephone number is 703-792-7270. They may also be reached by email at [email protected] Ten Reasons to Volunteer for the Association 1. Protect your self-interests. Protect your property values and maintain the quality of life in your community. 2. Correct a problem. Has your car been towed, or do you think maybe maintenance has been neglected? 3. Be sociable. Meet your neighbors, make friends, and exchange opinions. 4. Give back. Repay a little of what’s been done for you. 5. Advance your career. Build your personal resume by including your community volunteer service. 6. Have some fun. Association work isn’t drudgery. It’s fun accomplishing good things with your neighbors. 7. Get educated. Learn how it’s done—we’ll train you. 8. Express yourself. Help with creative projects like community beautification. 9. Earn recognition. If you would like a little attention or validation, your contributions will be recognized and celebrated. http://southbridgeva.us Page 12 THE SOUTHBRIDGE STAR September / October 2014 SOUTHBRIDGE Renting the Clubhouse The Clubhouse is available for rent to Southbridge residents. Anyone interested in renting the Clubhouse should contact our Management Office at (703) 221-7716 or e-mail: [email protected] A package containing all the information on renting the center such as rules, rental procedures, fees, and an application can be picked up at the Management Office. Early Morning Walkers / Runners Need to Exercise Caution Many of our residents walk or run early in the morning as well as in the evening when it is dark. Motorists cannot easily see pedestrians in low light levels. Please remember to wear light colored or reflective clothing for your own safety and that of your neighbors when you go out in the early morning or evening hours. Also, be sure to walk or run on the left-side of the road facing oncoming traffic as an additional safety precaution. Farm Animals The maintenance, keeping, boarding, or raising of animals, livestock, poultry or reptiles of any kind is prohibited on any lot or upon the common area. Please refer to your Declaration for Southbridge on the Potomac for any further information. Please Be a Responsible Pet Owner PLEASE DON’T BE A LITTERBUG!!! Please do not leave trash on the streets of Southbridge. It doesn’t make our community look nice and it brings unwanted animals into our neighborhoods. Please do your part to keep our streets clean. http://southbridgeva.us Remember to keep your pets on a leash and PLEASE clean up after them. This is becoming a constant and serious situation. Anyone seeing residents not cleaning up after their pets, please notify the Association. Residents not cleaning up after their pets will be fined to the highest extent according to the Southbridge Declaration and reported to the Health Department. Also, try not to leave your pets outdoors for extended periods of time. The cold or hot weather is dangerous to them and their barking can disturb the neighborhood. September / October 2014 THE SOUTHBRIDGE STAR SOUTHBRIDGE Want To Pay Your HOA Fees By Direct Debit From Your Bank To Southbridge Community Association? Here’s How: 1) Complete the form below. 2) Detach it from the newsletter. 3) Mail it to: Cardinal Management Group 4330 Prince William Parkway Suite 201 Woodbridge, VA 22192 Southbridge Community Association http://southbridgeva.us Page 13 Page 14 September / October 2014 THE SOUTHBRIDGE STAR CLASSIFIED ADS FOR SALE Three piece black leather living/family furniture set (Includes Sofa, love seat, and chair). LIKE NEW!!! $1,000 please e-mail/phone with questions [email protected] or 571-643-9131. HAIR SALON Serenity Styles & Cutz looking for Barbers & Stylists 18123 Triangle Plaza Dumfries, VA 22026 703-296-7202 HOME BUSINESS Get virtually gorgeous with the Mary Kay Virtual Makeover - a fun, free place to play with color and trends. Then call me to turn it into reality! Lynellen Perry, Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant. 703-472-5251 www.MaryKay.com/Lynellen TUPPERWARE: Want a more organized kitchen? Less food thrown out? More money in your budget? Average families spend $30 or more per month on disposable food wrappers then discard over $500 annually in food! What would you do with that extra $850 this year? Call Margie Creighton 703-441-8769 [email protected] HOME BUSINESS Tame dinner time with Wildtree Freezer Meal Workshops! Their products contain no preservatives, dyes, high fructose corn syrup, GMOs or MSG and they are a USDA certified organic food company. Contact Linda Feller to host a workshop or tasting party, 571-330-5823, [email protected], www.mywildtree.com/lindafeller/. doTERRA Essential Oils "Gift of the Earth" offers a variety of wellness products and oils. www.mydoterra.com/JenniferClarke BeautiControl Beautiful Skin. Beautiful Life. www.beautipage.com/JenniferClarke Homemade Children’s Apparel and Gifts www.facebook.com/aflareforyou www.etsy.com/shop/aflareforyou If you would like your ad to remain current please remember to renew your ad with an e-form found on our website. Advertisements placed in this newsletter should not be considered endorsement by this community, its association, nor its representatives. http://southbridgeva.us September / October 2014 Page 15 THE SOUTHBRIDGE STAR CLASSIFIED ADS The Southbridge Star Advertising Rates NEW ADVERTISING RATES Full Page (vertical ad) Half Page (vertical or horizontal ad) Quarter Page (vertical ad) Eighth Page (vertical or horizontal) (Business Card size) Address for Assessment Payments Please take note of the mailing address on the labels in the back of your payment book. If you use an automatic payment process please have your payer verify this address. The address is: Southbridge Community Assoc. c/o Cardinal Management Group PO Box 71209 Philadelphia, PA 19176-6209 All Commercial and/or Graphic Ads Must Be Submitted in Microsoft Publisher or JPEG Format. Classified Ads (Residents) FREE (50 words or fewer) (Non-Residents ) $5.00 (25 words or fewer) The Communications Committee and/or managing agent will review all advertisements prior to acceptance for appropriateness in a family oriented newspaper. Listing here does not constitute any guarantee or liability on the part of Southbridge. The complete advertising policy, including ad sizes can be found on our web site at http://southbridgeva.us/ For further information please email: [email protected] 911 EMERGENCY When To Call Threats to life Potential serious or fatal injury Serious crimes in progress $100.00 $ 65.00 $ 32.00 $ 20.00 For all other suspicious activity or crimes that have already taken place, please call the PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY POLICE, FIRE AND RESCUE AND ANIMAL CONTROL NON EMERGENCY NUMBER 703-792-6500 http://southbridgeva.us Southbridge Community Association 17325 River Ridge Boulevard Southbridge, VA 22026 SCHOOL OPENS ON SEPTEMBER 2, 2014 PLEASE WATCH OUT FOR OUR CHILDREN!
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