April 2016 - Kingston Chase
Kingston Chase Crier
Vol. 16: Issue No: 04
A KCHOA Publication
Clearview 5K / One Mile Fun Run
learview Elementary School will hold its 5K/1 Mile Race on May 7.
The race will start promptly at 8:00 a.m., but intersections will be
blocked before that time (Sadlers Wells Drive and Builders Road and
Hiddenbrook Drive and Builders Road). Please be careful as 80% of the
participants are kids.
You do not have to be a Clearview Elementary student to participate.
Adults and children from the neighborhood and surrounding communities
are encouraged to join!
A water stop will be located at Sadlers Wells Drive and
Fantasia Drive and will serve both the 5K and One Mile.
HOA Assessment Due April 1
he 2016 annual assessment in the amount
of $342 is due April 1. Mail payment and
the database sheet to KCHOA, P.O. Box 332,
Herndon, VA 20172. Please contact Lydia at
[email protected] with any questions.
Spring Yard Sale
The planners need lots of volunteers to make this “must-have” event
happen, so please consider volunteering. There are jobs for everyone!
Opportunities include before race day, on race day, and after the race.
There are lots of spots for kids in need of community service hours. Visit
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0844AAA82D6-clearview for more
information or to sign up. If you have any questions, please contact Amy
Platt by e-mail at [email protected]
Hiddenbrook Drive Traffic Calming Update – Volunteers Needed!
ollowing the Hiddenbrook Home Owner Association (HOA) community meeting in October, the Hiddenbrook Drive Traffic
Calming Team decided to pause until spring rather than rush into a joint community vote in Hiddenbrook and Kingston
Chase during the busy holiday and very snowy winter season. During the break, several team members dropped out due to job
changes and moving out of the area. Therefore, new volunteers are needed so there are sufficient resources to complete the
evaluation of resident feedback properly and decide whether or not to move forward to a community vote (possibly in June). This
is not a Kingston Chase initiative, but our input is needed because our HOA also utilizes Hiddenbrook Drive extensively.
Remaining tasks include:
1. Evaluate community feedback received during and after the October community meeting.
2. Contact Supervisor Foust’s office and determine if a second community meeting is allowed by their rules since time has gone
by and there will be new team members.
3. Coordinate and spread the word to residents of Hiddenbrook and Kingston Chase.
4. Prepare ballots for mailing (if a vote takes place) per rules set forth by Fairfax County. All ballots must be sent to Supervisor
Foust’s office for verification and counting.
A website has been created to post all the documents for this effort and responses to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). Visit
the website at https://sites.google.com/site/trafficcalmhiddenbrook/home for the documents, schedule, and other information.
The team is not affiliated with the HOAs of either Hiddenbrook or Kingston Chase. It is a volunteer group of residents who are
working directly with Supervisor Foust’s office and the Fairfax County Department of Transportation, following their process for
evaluating, informing, and coordinating a possible community vote. Those who are interested in helping, and those who have
questions, may e-mail [email protected] Thank you!
Kingston Chase Home Owners Association
Minutes of March 14, 2016
Call to Order
Board President Andy Cassell called the meeting to order at 7:36 p.m.
Board members present: Jen Baez, Kerry Buss, Joe Seeger, and Deke Smith.
Others present: Lydia Olechna, Administrative Assistant; Pete Banks, Neighborhood Watch; Buzz Rider, resident.
Secretary’s Report – February minutes were approved as published in the March Crier.
Treasurer’s Report – There is $179,508 in checking and $234,193 in CDs.
Member Business -– Buzz Rider recommended that the Board raise HOA dues according to yearly CPI. Andy explained
the CPI this year changed by less than $1 per household so the board elected not to raise the assessment. Buzz also offered
to stain the wooden ramps to the clubhouse and continue to clean its gutters as he volunteers to do every year.
ARC – There were 3 applications submitted in February, all approved. Walk through is almost complete.
Buildings and Maintenance – The heat pump was serviced and is running well.
Landscape – Some new landscaping will go in around the new deck at the pool.
Children’s Corner – No report.
Conservation Corps – No report.
Neighborhood Watch – Landscaping/pruning that took place on the Loudoun County side of Crestview Drive revealed
graffiti on the back of Kingston Chase homeowners’ fences.
Newsletter – No report.
Pool – See Old Business.
Social – The Brewfest is planned for Saturday, March 19, and the Easter Egg Hunt is planned for Sunday, March 20.
Swim Team – See New Business.
Tennis – No report.
Website – No report.
Welcome – Three homes were welcomed.
Pond report: quarterly cleaning to clear the outlet will take place in May.
Rear pool deck is almost finished.
Pool construction: most of the pool walls are in good shape. The wall on the south side had a crack due to serious water
issues on the wall’s back side. To solve this and prevent major maintenance issues in the future, two 18”x18” catch
basins and a French drain will be installed to run east along the south side of the pool to catch and re-route water runoff.
The pool renovation is still projected to come in under budget.
The Board is moving forward with redesigning the Kingston Chase logo.
The proposed sidewalk extension from Sadlers Wells Drive to Hiddenbrook Drive was deemed too expensive and will
not move forward.
The Board voted to approve the 2016 Pool Rules.
The KCHOA website redesign is in progress.
Swim Team: approximately 100 swimmers are expected this year. Registration Open House will take place on May 17.
Evening practices begin the Tuesday after Memorial Day. The first league swim meet is June 18. The meet and practice
schedule will be finalized by the beginning of May.
The Board voted to keep reserve amount in operation budget until current expenses have been paid.
Meeting adjourned to closed session at 8:43 p.m. for the purpose of discussing unpaid dues.
Meeting adjourned at 9:20 p.m.
Submitted by Kerry Buss, Secretary
Kingston Chase Meetings
Architectural Review Committee
Tuesday, April 5, 7:30 p.m.
Board of Directors
Monday, April 11, 7:30 p.m.
Meetings are held at the KCHOA clubhouse
by the pool and begin promptly at their scheduled time.
Children’s Corner is comprised of neighborhood moms
and their children who get together and share play time
activities, learning experiences, and an occasional night
out for moms without the kids. Contact Maureen Morgan
via e-mail at [email protected] with any
questions or ideas for activities. Visit the Bulletin Board
at www.kchoa.org for any schedule changes or updates.
Monday, April 4, 9:30 a.m.
Playgroup at Ellie's house, 12813 Flagship Avenue
To obtain the combination for the lock
to the tennis court, please call Heather
Kapushoc at 703-668-0484.
Thursday, April 14, 10:00 a.m.
Playgroup at Carolina's house, 1604 Blacksmith Lane.
If you would like to serve as chairperson of the Tennis
Court, please e-mail [email protected] for details.
Sunday, April 17, 10:30 a.m.
Playgroup at Karen's house, 12718 Fantasia Drive
Please lock the gate securely when you leave, and
take any trash and personal belongings with you.
Saturday, April 23, 7:30 p.m.
Mom's Night Out
Not Your Average Joe's in Reston. RSVP to Maureen.
Tuesday, April 26th at 10am
Playgroup at Christin's house, 12619 Builders Road.
Please join the Conservation Corps at its next meeting on
Wednesday, April 13, at 8:00 p.m. at 1710 Fantasia Circle.
E-mail [email protected] to RSVP.
Please keep Kingston Chase clean
by doing your part to pick up and
dispose of trash properly.
The club will be discussing upcoming events and
activities, including the spring clean-up, Earth Day,
upkeep of the Butterfly Garden, and other projects
of interest to the club and the neighborhood.
Cub Scout Pack 1570
Mother’s Day Flower Sale
he annual Cub Scout Pack 1570 Mother’s Day Flower
Sale will be held on May 7 from 7:30 a.m. until noon.
A new grower is being introduced this year, with exciting
new merchandise and a fantastic selection.
Come see what Cub Scout Pack 1570
has for your garden and your mom!
Please e-mail Jennifer Durham at
[email protected] with any questions.
Effort Underway to Keep Pond Clean
lease remember that any debris, trash, recycling, and the
like that is on our streets will be washed down the storm
drains directly to the stream and pond next to and behind the
pool, and possibly into the Folly Lick stream. A concerted
effort is being made by the Herndon Crossing homeowners
and Fairfax County to clean up the pond.
If you see any trash that may wash down the storm drains,
please pick it up and put it in a trash can so it can be taken to
Thank you for any help you can provide.
Architectural Review Committee
The Architectural Review Committee (ARC) met on March 1 to review the following applications:
Replace siding, gutter and shutters.
Replace exterior door.
Please submit ARC application forms by mail (prior to the next scheduled meeting) to: KCHOA
ARC, P.O. Box 221, Herndon, VA 20172. Applications for external alterations cannot be approved
outside of the approval cycle, except in cases of an emergency, and must be approved before work
begins. If you have any questions, please e-mail to [email protected]
The ARC meets the first Tuesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. at the Kingston Chase clubhouse. All
homeowners with applications are encouraged to attend. The application form and Guidelines can
be viewed and downloaded off the web at: www.KCHOA.org.
Reserving the Clubhouse
o reserve the Kingston Chase Clubhouse for your small
party or meeting, please contact Lydia by e-mail at
[email protected] To assist in your planning, visit the
Kingston Chase homepage at www.kchoa.org to view the
2016 monthly Clubhouse Calendar. All reservations must be
confirmed prior to the activity commencing, even for internal
Kingston Chase club or committee meetings.
The Kingston Chase Board of Directors
meet on the second Monday of every
month at the clubhouse adjacent to the
pool. Meetings begin promptly at 7:30 p.m.
All homeowners and residents are
invited and encouraged to attend.
hank you VERY much to all of the residents who volunteered for a walk through route this
year. Many hands make light work, as the saying goes, and thanks to all of you it was yet
again a smooth process!
The walk through is complete and the resulting violation letters will be mailed in the early part of April. There are some
issues many homes have in common:
-- moss growth/dirt on siding
-- trash cans stored where visible from the street
-- decorative lights still up
-- mailbox in need of attention (broken, not on appropriate post, rusty, etc.)
-- overgrowth (of tree limbs, shrubbery, etc.) onto sidewalk
While some of these issues are more severe than others, regular attention to all of them contributes to keeping our neighborhood a safe and desirable place to live. Please take care of any ARC violations within 30 days of the postmark as required
and if you need assistance or clarification on an issue, do not hesitate to contact Kerry Buss at [email protected]
Questions? Concerns? Applications? Please attend an ARC meeting on the first Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. in the
clubhouse. Applications for review can also be e-mailed to [email protected] or mailed to KCHOA ARC, P.O. Box 221,
Herndon, VA 20172. (Please email URGENT applications.)
Conservation Corps “Nature in Kingston Chase” Photography Contest
ongratulations to all of the photographers who entered this year's contest! Once again you presented the beauty and thriving
nature of our community in interesting and creative ways. We all benefit from seeing nature through your eyes. Thank you
for sharing your perspective with us! Please keep sharing your photos. The 2016 “Nature in Kingston Chase” Photo contest is
underway, so please send photos to [email protected]
Brady Golomb, Red Clouds
Ellen Claff, Butterfly on Echinacea 2
Paul Short, Squirrel
Joel Ross, Praying Mantis
Neighbors and Nature Winner
Neighbors and Nature Runner-Up
Maria B., Two Birds in a Bush
Maria B., The Elusive Hummingbird
Brady Golomb, Red Clouds
Paul Short, Bee on Dandelion
Paul Short, Changing Seasons
Ellen Claff, Butterfly on Butterfly Bush
Christine Auslander, Trail
Christine Auslander, Red Bush
Best Spontaneous Photograph
Christine Auslander, Pink Fire Sunrise
Best Junior Photographer
Brady Golomb, Red Clouds
Joel Ross, Dogwood Leaves
Paul Short, Bluebird
Ellen Claff, Grasshopper on Celosia
Maria B., Monarch on Zinnia
Maria B., Monarch on Pink Zinnia
Overall Winner – Brady Golomb
Animalia Winner – Paul Short
Neighbors and Nature Winner – Maria B.
Overall Runner-Up – Ellen Claff
Animalia Runner-Up – Joel Ross
Winners and Runners-Up will have their photographs displayed in the clubhouse on Saturday, April 23, at the
Kingston Chase neighborhood Earth Day Celebration. All entries may be viewed online at kcconservation.blogspot.com.
Earth Day Mower Maintenance
and Tool Sharpening
well-tuned mower is more efficient and cuts grass blades
cleaner, creating a healthier lawn. The Kingston Chase
Conservation Corps has arranged for AJ’s Mobile Repair
Service to be at our neighborhood’s Earth Day Celebration on
Saturday, April 23, to tune up your mower! They are also able
to sharpen some garden tools for an additional fee. Not all tools
sharpen well, but Jason from AJ’s will advise which tools would
benefit. AJ’s is offering a discounted price of $80. We will
schedule as many appointments as we can that day, but AJ’s
Mobile Repair will honor the discounted price for services
scheduled through this Earth Day promotion.
The experts from AJ’s will:
Replace the spark plug and air filter
Change the oil and oil filter, if equipped
Sharpen and balance the blade or replace it, if needed
Clean underside of the deck from grass build up and debris
Lube all cables and inspect for proper function
Adjust the valve clearance (OHV only)
Re-torque the cylinder head bolts
Adjust and inspect the drive system for proper function
Grease all pivot points
If you are interested in scheduling your lawn mower for a
detailed tune-up, e-mail Betsy Kiker at [email protected]
Betsy will contact you with specific information and instructions. For any questions relating to mower repairs, contact Jason
at AJ’s Mobile Repair Service at 703-987-4214.
Swim Team Registration Open House
Scheduled for May 17
ow that winter is behind us, it is a good time to start
planning what your children will do this summer. If
you have never considered it, what about having them join
the Kingston Chase Swim Team? Year after year, Swim
Team has proven to be an excellent summer activity,
providing skills and benefits that last a lifetime. Swim Team
is a great reason to get out of bed in the early morning, and
it provides measurable, tangible goals for your children to
set. Since Swim Team is both an individual and a team
sport, your children will enjoy the competition and the
camaraderie of practice and swim meets. Also, Swim Team
is a family affair that everyone will enjoy! Swimming is a
rigorous sport, well worth the hard work and perseverance.
Kingston Chase will hold its Swim Team Open House on
Tuesday, May 17. Residents may stop by the clubhouse any
time between 5:30 and 7:00 p.m. Please mark your calendar
and plan to attend this important Open House.
The purpose of the Open House is to answer any questions
for new families, assist with registration and the purchase of
team swim suits, and to distribute Kingston Chase Fighters
t-shirts. If possible, residents should pre-register and pay
on-line at: www.kcfighters.swim-team.us. Please contact
Keary Buhler at [email protected] or 703-437-9164
or Andrea Yerovi at [email protected] or 703-787-3860
with any questions. Evening Practice will begin on Tuesday,
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Summer Winner – Paul Short
Fall Winner – Christine Auslander
Please send an e-mail to
[email protected] with any
lost and found items.
Also, please check the Bulletin Board
at www.kchoa.org for lost and found
items or other important HOA news.
Dona I. Wijayarathne
E-mail: l[email protected]
VA State Licensed * CPR / First Aid Certified * USDA Food Program
eighborhood Watch is a committee of homeowners that monitors reports of vandalism or criminal activity in the neighborhood. Everyone is asked and expected to serve as the eyes and ears of the neighborhood, keeping a lookout for unusual
or suspicious activity. When in doubt, please send an e-mail to Neighborhood Watch about your concern. If appropriate, call
the Fairfax County Police non-emergency number at 703-691-2131 or call 911 for urgent matters. Contact Pete Banks,
Neighborhood Watch Chairperson, at 703-209-3004 or via e-mail at [email protected] to report any incidents. Also
call Pete if you would like to be added to the Neighborhood Watch e-mail distribution list to receive timely e-mail alerts about
incidents that are reported during the month.
Jim & Janie Houde
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TWIN GRASS CUTTING SERVICE
$20 per lawn
Also: Prepare ground
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651 Dranesville Road, Herndon
Offering morning classes for
children ages 2.9 to 5 years with
optional lunch bunch extension.
For more information or to
schedule a tour, please call:
Welcome to the
12705 Taustin Lane
Mark and Megan Klinker
12651 Fantasia Drive
If you are new to Kingston Chase and
have not yet received a welcome packet,
please send an e-mail to [email protected]
and someone will see that you get one.
Please fill out and return the database
sheet so that you receive any KCHOA
Herndon, VA 20170
E-mail the Crier at
Kingston Chase Home Owners Association
Board of Directors*
‘18 Vice President
* Board terms are for three consecutive years and expire on December 31st of the year noted.
If you are selling your Kingston
Chase home, you or your real estate
agent will need to purchase the HOA
“Seller’s Packet” for closing. For
more information or to obtain a
copy, please e-mail [email protected]
The packet costs $125 and must be
obtained before closing can occur.
To discuss any questions or concerns, please contact the relevant Club or Committee Chairperson.
Homeowners are welcome at the monthly Board meetings held the second Monday of every month
at 7:30 p.m. at the clubhouse adjacent to the pool.
KCHOA does not endorse any of the advertisements or
services offered in the Crier. Residents are encouraged to
check references or take other precautions to ensure that
expectations are met.
Anyone who would like to place an ad in the Crier should
send an e-mail to [email protected] for more information.
New Baby? Is there a new addition to your family?
If so, the Welcome Committee has a special gift for
you. Please e-mail [email protected] with your stork
information and an HOA representative will deliver your
gift and announce the happy news in the Crier.
The deadline for the May issue of the
Kingston Chase Crier is April 15.
Crier Advertisement Rates:
$5.00 for 20 words
$10.00 for a business card scan
$25.00 for a quarter of a page
$45.00 for half a page
$75.00 for a full page
Take 10% off for a full year paid in advance.
Please contact Ruthie Rosati, newsletter editor, at
703-481-4347 or by e-mail at [email protected] with
news, announcements, photographs, or advertisements.
Payment for advertisements can be mailed to:
KCHOA, P.O. Box 332, Herndon, VA 20172
Kingston Chase HOA
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Return Service Requested
1 2016 HOA
2 Folly Lick Stream
Clean-Up - 9:00 a.m.
4 Playgroup at
Ellie’s - 9:30 a.m.
5 ARC Meeting
11 Board Meeting
13 Conservation Corps
14 Playgroup at
Carolina’s - 10:00 a.m.
Deadline - May Crier
17 Playgroup at
Karen’s - 10:30 a.m.
23 Earth Day in the
Night Out - 7:30 p.m.
26 Playgroup at
Christin’s - 10:00 a.m.
See the Children’s Corner on page 3 for details regarding Playgroup activities.