September-October 2014 FINAL - Southbridge Community Association

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!