News of the Connemara Woods Home Owners Association
ANNUAL HOMEOWNERS MEETING
The Connemara Woods annual homeowners met March 18th at the Cascades Overlook Event Center.
Our guest speakers were:
1.Sterling Supervisor Koran Saines who talked about what's going on in Sterling and plans for the future. 2.John Gaston from Sarantis Enterprises talked about the Potomac Corner Convenience Center (PCCC) planned for the area now occupied by the Augusta School (corner of Potomac View Road and Route 7). Ground breaking is expected to begin in April and construction soon thereafter. 4.Fred Snowden from Cascades Overlook informed us of the status of the development and what to expect in the coming months. An Indian BBQ and Coal Fire restaurant will open in early April.
There were short summary presentations from the President and Committee Chairs, and the election of new Board members. The board members are now Gus Muller, President; Chris Phillips, Vice President; Mary Hylton, Secretary; John Wilson, ACC Chair; Claudia Moscoso, Treasurer; Pat Hogan, Grounds Chair; Burgan Pugh, Grounds member; Mike Segura, ACC member; and Joy Malmberg, ACC member.
During the open discussion period, several topics were addressed: installation of dog waste stations, upgrading/painting the Tramore and Edenberry Court entrances to the emergency access road, spring yard sale, and possible installation of a bench in the common area adjacent to the Verizon building.
At the conclusion of the meeting there was a drawing for door prizes from CAVA, Miller's Ale House, ZOUP, and Burtons Grill. Mary Hylton won the largest prize; a $50 gift certificate to Burtons.
SPRING TIME HAPPENINGS
A community yard sale will be held April 8th from 8 AM until noon. Contact Vera Cone for more information.
If you are a CSI customer, yard waste pickup will begin April 5th.
CHANGES TO THE PPRR
The Board would like to remind both new and long time residents to review the Covenants and the PPRR prior to making changes to your property including house and hardscape changes to your front yard. Please contact the ACC chair if you have any uncertainty or questions regarding what's permitted. Best to be safe rather than risk a fine or to having to "undo" a project. Take a few minutes to review Article VI of the Covenants in particular and the PPRR for more detailed guidelines.
Please note the regulations regarding trash and recycling bins/totes. They must be stored out of view from the curb on non-pickup days and removed from the street by 9:00 p.m. on the day they are emptied by the refuse collection company.
The PPRR can be downloaded by clicking on the PPRR button at the bottom of the Home Page.