November 2015 - Brambleton Community Association

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November 2015 - Brambleton Community Association
Brambleton
Growing Families. Building Community. Connecting Life.
November 2015
Community Association
General Elections
Annual Meeting
BCA Board of Directors Election
Upcoming Events
Fall Yard Sale
Pictures with Santa
Brambleton
Community Association
Board of Directors
Kim Adams
President
Tony Buffington
Vice President, Resident Director
Lighting
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Guidelines
Meryl Bisaga
Secretary/Treasurer
Brian Viola
Resident Director
Tom Gurganous
Resident Director
Pat Martin
Director
Ric Spencer
Director
Management Office
42395 Ryan Road
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Suite 210
Brambleton, VA 20148
Assessment &
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Budget Highlights
Message from the GM
(p) 703-542-6263
(f ) 703-542-6266
[email protected]
www.brambletonhoa.com
ARTICLES
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Rick Stone
Sonya Farrell
Learn about the 5 candidates
running for seats on the BCA Board.
Preview all the meetings and events
taking place this November
General Manager, PCAM, LSM
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The electronic community newsletter is published
monthly by the Brambleton Community Association, distributed via email and can be viewed on our
website.
GOVERNMENT RELATIONS
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2016 General Election: What You
Need to Know
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NOTICE OF ANNUAL
MEETING
This year's meeting will be held on
November 17th at 7:00 PM.
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Review of Design Guidelines and
Policy Resolutions
Get Out and Vote!
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Brambleton Community Association Newsletter
COVENANTS
MESSAGE FROM THE GM
Communications Coordinator
To advertise in the Brambleton Community
Newsletter, contact Sonya Farrell via email
at [email protected] or call
703-542-6263.
CANDIDATE PROFILES
A LOOK AT THIS MONTH
November 2015
LIGHTING UP YOUR
HOLIDAYS BY THE RULES
Decorating guidelines for the winter
season
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BCA BUSINESS
2016 Assessment & Budget
Highlights
A look at this month.....
November 2015
Sunday
Monday
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Tuesday
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Wednesday
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Thursday
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Saturday
Friday
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Fall Yard Sale
General Election
Farmers' Market
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Covenants
Committee Mtg
Safety & Security
Committee Mtg
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Pictures with Santa
Kids Care
Committee Mtg
BCA Annual Mtg
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11
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Pictures with Santa
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Grounds & Facilities
Committee Mtg
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Thanksgiving
Finance
Committee Mtg
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BCA Management
Office Closed
BCA Management
Office Closed
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Holiday Open
House
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DEVELOPER NEWS
See the latest information about the
development of Brambleton.
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Meet the curator of the Library on
Morning Walk Drive.
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VERIZON BILLING PLATFORM
UPGRADE
New changes will benefit
Brambleton residents.
ASSOCIATION MAINTENANCE
IMPORTANT NUMBERS
Commonly requested numbers at
BCA
GOING GREEN
LED & Recycling Options for Holiday
Lighting
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BABYSITTER DIRECTORY
Recently updated contact info
for Brambleton residents offering
babysitting services
New Faces at BCA
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COMMUNITY
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RESIDENT SPOTLIGHT
Brambleton Gives Back
40 Under 40 Honors Bram Resident
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SCHOOLS
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What's new at Briar Woods and Rock
Ridge
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IMPORTANT INFO TO KNOW
Association info that may come in
handy
CHECKING IN AT THE LITTLE
FREE LIBRARY
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A MESSAGE FROM THE GENERAL MANAGER
2015 Elections and Budget
Brambleton’s voice must be heard! I
am one who typically remains quiet
when it comes to politics, but I am vocal on matters related to issues that
impact our community. Election Day
for numerous County and State offices is fast approaching. These are
the offices that can have the greatest
impact on our community.
Transportation and schools are probably the two greatest issues that impact our community today. From
overcrowded schools to streets
jammed with traffic due to missing
links, these two issues require immediate attention. While the current County Board of Supervisors and
School Board have made steps in the
right direction, more effort and attention is needed towards these issues
and others.
One way to assure that our interests
are addressed is to elect the right
people to the various County and
State offices that are up for election.
This is where Brambleton needs to
have its voice heard. The way to let
the rest of the County know we are
serious about our needs and issues is
to vote on Tuesday, November 3rd.
This is an off election year, so voter
turnout will be low. When voter turnout is low, County elections are often decided by a difference of only a
couple hundred votes, if that. This is
where Brambleton residents need to
step up.
As Brambleton residents, we need to
commit to vote on Tuesday like it’s a
Presidential election year. Every registered voter must stop by the polls.
We need to take 15 minutes of our
time so that we can benefit from the
right people who are willing to serve
our community and our interests for
the next four years. Let’s impress
the rest of the County by having the
highest attendance numbers at the
polls. This will surely get their attention. Become familiar with the candidates and issues, and be sure to vote.
Let our voices be heard on November
3rd! 
Sincerely,
Rick Stone PCAM, LSM
General Manager
GOVERNMENT RELATIONS
2015 General Election: What You
Need to Know
Sonya Farrell, Communications Coordinator
General Elections will be held
throughout Virginia on November 3,
2015. Virginia law now requires all
voters to provide an acceptable form
of photo identification at the polls.
Voters arriving at the polls without
a valid photo ID will be required to
vote a provisional ballot. They will
have until noon on the Friday after
the election to deliver a copy of one
of the forms of acceptable identification to their locality’s electoral board
in order for their provisional ballot to
be counted. For more information,
see the State Board of Elections list of
acceptable identification.
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The General Election will be held for
the purposes of electing the following offices:
view of races and candidates appearing on the ballot and general information regarding the election.
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Members of the Commonwealth
of Virginia Senate and House of
Delegates (all seats)
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Loudoun County Constitutional
Officers
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Loudoun County Soil & Water
Commissioners
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Loudoun County Board of Supervisors
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Loudoun County School Board
Polling locations are open from 6:00
AM to 7:00 PM on Election Day. To see
a list of polling locations in the Blue
Ridge District, visit Loudoun County’s
website. If you’re not sure which election district or precinct you live in,
you can check your voter registration
card or look it up online using Loudoun.gov's Polling Place Lookup feature; you may also call 703-770-7803.
Absentee ballots must be received by
7:00 PM on Election Day in order to
be counted.
Loudoun County provides an over-
Brambleton Community Association Newsletter
November 2015
NOTICE OF 2015 ANNUAL MEETING
The Association’s 2015 Annual Meeting is scheduled for:
DATE AND PLACE:
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Brambleton Corner Clubhouse
42255 Palladian Blue Terrace
Brambleton, VA 20148
TIME:
6:30 p.m. Sign In
7:00 p.m. Annual Meeting Begins
The purpose of this Annual Meeting is to elect two BCA directors, share association and community information and to provide an opportunity after the meeting for residents to ask specific questions of the Association.
Representatives from the Developer’s office will be present to provide an update on development related matters. The Annual Meeting is also a great opportunity for you to meet the current Board members, Association
staff, and your neighbors.
Notice of this meeting was mailed to every Brambleton owner the week of 10/26/15. Additional details regarding the meeting, the voting process, and the 2016 Budget was included in this mailer.
2015 BCA BOARD OF DIRECTORS ELECTION
The 2015 Election for two BCA Directors is underway. All Brambleton Owners are encouraged to take part of
the election by voting for two candidates through the online system. The online voting system through Balloteer.com is the preferred method due to its convenience. If you haven’t already voted, visit https://www.balloteer.com/bp/brambleton to register to vote today. Voting by Proxy or at the Annual Meeting is also an option.
Full Election instructions are included in the mailer that was sent to your home.
Please take note of these important Election Deadlines:
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Paper Ballot Deadline:
November 13th at 5:00 p.m.
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Online Elections Close:
November 16th at 5:00 p.m.
General Voting Guidelines:
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Only one owner is permitted to register and vote per Brambleton household.
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Brambleton household owners who pay BCA Assessments, which includes owners of Brambleton singlefamily attached and detached homes, Summerfield Condos, Residences at Brambleton Condos and Residences at Brambleton II condos, are eligible to register to vote.
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A registered owner can vote for no more than two candidates in the 2015 election.
Questions or concerns pertaining to the Annual Meeting or Election can be emailed to [email protected]
Candidate profiles can be found on the following pages and on our website at www.brambletonhoa.com/410/
Annual-Meeting.
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CANDIDATE PROFILE
Brambleton
Board of Directors Election
Candidate Profile: Shyam Bommakan
Years in Brambleton: 2 Years
E-mail: shyam.bommakan @gmail.com
Introductory Statement
It’s been just 2 years since we moved in to Brambleton. My family and I are excited about what our community
has become and the poten al for it.
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Professionally my job is to focus on business process excellence
Master’s graduate in computer science.
Enjoy research from science to finance.
Living in northern VA for over 8 years.
Married with one child.
Truly believe what Gandhi said, “Be the change that you wish to see in the world”
Five Goals for Serving Brambleton
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Review current processes and op mize for cost
cu ng.
I will push for more street lights on major
roads.
I will propose for an indoor sport ac vity
center.
Use my exper ze in business process
management to op mize Brambleton
processes for good.
I will always work in the best interest of the
community.
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Five Relevant Community, Professional and
Leadership Ac vi es
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November 2015
Was a class representa ve in high school and
college.
Professionally as an IT consultant I work with
different vendors and clients very frequently.
I specialize in reengineer and modernize
complex business processes.
At work as a team leader mo vated and lead
my projects to a success.
CANDIDATE PROFILE
Brambleton
Brambleton
BoardofofDirectors
Directors
Election
Board
Election
Candidate ProĮle: Avinash R Kota
Years in Brambleton: 2 Years
E-mail: [email protected]
Introductory Statement
Avinash Kota has moved to Brambleton in August 2013, prior to that he has lived in the DMV area since 2009.
He is a Systems AdministraƟon by profession and he is currently a federal govt. contractor working for NaƟonal
InsƟtutes of Health (NIH). In his day job, he maintains and troubleshoots complex systems that support the
research mission of NIH. Avinash Kota is considered a valuable team member and is a good listener who solves
end user problems on a daily basis. Avinash believes he can bring the same support experience to Brambleton
HOA and serve the community to his fullest extent.
Avinash loves spending Ɵme with his friends or family and he is an avid sports buī and enjoys watching
football and basketball.
Five Goals for Serving Brambleton
• Keeping Brambleton Safe and Secure
• Making the Brambleton HOA and its funcƟons
more transparent
• Improving ameniƟes oīered by HOA
• Enhance the Brambleton lifestyle while
protecƟng our home values
• Work with other board members and
county oĸcials to improve the roads around
Brambleton
Five Relevant Community, Professional and
Leadership AcƟviƟes
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Former board member of InternaƟonal student
organizaƟon at Governors state University
• Former Member of student body at MJCET
which organized various cultural and sports
events
• AcƟve member of the northern Virginia Indian
community
• ParƟcipated in various professional groups
like SharePoint Saturday and SharePoint users
groups around the DC area.
• Captain of the cricket team in high school
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CANDIDATE PROFILE
Brambleton
Brambleton
Boardofof
Directors
Election
Board
Directors
Election
Candidate Profile: Joseph R. Parker
Years in Brambleton: 6 Years
E-mail: [email protected]
Introductory Statement
First off, let me introduce myself, my name is Joseph R. Parker (go by Joe). My son, Steve and I just celebrated
our sixth anniversary in Brambleton on September 30th. I have lived in the Greater Washington D.C. area my
whole life. Born in Washington D.C. and grew up in the State of Maryland. Moved to the State of Virginia
in August, 1978, and have resided here since that me. During the thirty-seven years living in the State of
Virginia, have lived in three different communi es.
My reason for runing for one of the open Board Posi ons is very simple. Brambleton will be last residence
as I plan on re ring here, although re rement is not in my near term plans. Steve and I have really enjoyed
living in Brambleton. The way Brambleton is laid out, it is very conducive for outdoor ac vi es, whether you
are walking, jogging, or as in my case, swimming. If I am lucky enough to be elected, you will have someone
on the Board that will make sure that Brambleton stays a vibrant community in Northern Virginia. Have seen
in the past two communi es, where I resided, what you have to do to keep the community ac ve and vibrant.
Will use my experience as both a CPA and a controller for a local home builder to work on the Board.
Five Goals for Serving Brambleton
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Con nue to make Brambleton one of the
premier communi es to live in the Northern
Virginia Area.
Will use my experience as a CPA ensuring that
the HOA con nues to operate in a financially
prudent way.
Strive to make sure that homeowners stay
ac ve in the community.
Brambleton is entering a cri cal stage in its
development. Will use my experience as
working for a local home builder to ensure
that the community con nues to maintain
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its reputa on that it has maintained since its
incep on.
As a "Town House Owner", will be a voice for
all of the Town House owners of Brambleton,
mee ng their needs.
Five Relevant Community, Professional and
Leadership Ac vi es
I have been ac ve in both the na onal (American Ins tute
of CPA's) and (Na onal Associa on of Tax Preparers) along
with the state (Virginia Society of CPA's).
November 2015
CANDIDATE PROFILE
Brambleton
Brambleton
Boardofof
Directors
Election
Board
Directors
Election
Candidate Profile: Ram Venkat
Years in Brambleton: Nearly 7 Years
E-mail: [email protected]
Introductory Statement
As a Brambleton resident since 2008, I am more than thrilled about the developments and ac vi es going on
in Brambleton. Now a er living in the community for over six years, I can most definitely say my wife and I are
truly happy to be here to raise our 2 year old daughter and our son born this past May.
Over the past several years, I have had the opportunity to volunteer in many different ways, as a covenants
commi ee member & at various events in Brambleton. I love the fact that I am able to meet/serve residents
and neighbors from throughout the community.
Our community is expected to grow upwards of 20000 Residents in the next 10 years making Brambleton
bigger than Round Hill and Purcelville combined. With the projected growth, it is important for us to con nue
to maintain the sense of community as we all seek to live in harmony, while respec ng our residents with
various backgrounds & walks of life.
I strongly believe I bring those values as a board member represen ng our community while con nuing to
work with residents, HOA staff, various commi ee members, Board & the developer.
Professionally, I am a technologist who specializes in the Informa on Management and Analy cs space and
play key leadership roles for organiza ons.
Five Goals for Serving Brambleton
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Fiduciary responsibility
Schools for Brambleton
Traffic/Roads ease up from the community
Help to maintain the sense of community
while living in harmony
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Bring the best quality & technology to BRAM
working in team with Residents, Developer,
HOA, various commi ee members and Board
of Directors
Five Relevant Community, Professional and Leadership Ac vi es
1. I have been a resident volunteer member of
Covenants commi ee for nearly 3 years. As a
covenants commi ee member my responsibili es
include regula ng the external appearance, use
and upkeep of proper es in Brambleton. Covenants
commi ee members also help revise to advise
the Board of Directors regarding home owner
guidelines and offer recommenda ons on a variety
of covenants related ma ers. A recent example
would be the reviewing of proposed revisions
on landscape borders, cafe lights, and portable
basketball equipment which was adapted to the
home owner guidelines by the Brambleton board of
directors in April 2015.
2. In addi on to covenants, I volunteer at various
events (Red, White & Bram; Fall Fest) in Brambleton.
3. I am a CAI (Community Associa ons Ins tute)
Cer fied - Board Leadership Development Workshop.
4. I frequently volunteer at DC Central Kitchen in
helping to prepare meals for the underprivileged.
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CANDIDATE PROFILE
Brambleton
Brambleton
Board of Directors Election
Board of Directors Election
Candidate Profile: Brian Viola
Years in Brambleton: 13 Years
E-mail: [email protected]
Introductory Statement
As I finish my first term as a resident elected member of the HOA Board of Directors, I can say that I am
proud of what my fellow board members and I have been able to accomplish over the last three years. The
community has grown in dynamic and diverse ways but con nues to be a close knit, fun family community that
we all hoped it would be when we moved here. I’d like to think I’ve had a li le bit to do with that.
Although there have been a lot of public issues that I’ve spoken in front of many of you about, including the
unsuccessful fight to keep Briar Woods High School in Brambleton and speaking out against the Dulles Cargo
Road, there were lots of “behind the scenes” items that I worked just as hard on including community budget
decisions, covenants issues, resident ac vi es (including Brambleton Betas) and contract approvals to name
a few . All of these things I have enjoyed doing and am I’m looking forward to con nuing to do this for the
community with your support.
Hopefully I’ve earned your vote for a second term. Thank you again!
Five Goals for Serving Brambleton
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Five Relevant Community, Professional and
Leadership Ac vi es
Make sure Brambleton remains one of the top
communi es in the country.
Help maintain and grow home values
Be fiscally responsible with homeowners' dues
Develop and fairly enforce community
covenants
Work with local poli cians to ensure
Brambleton's standing in Loudoun County.
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Brambleton Community Association Newsletter
November 2015
Current Resident Elected member of
Brambleton Board of Directors
Served on Brambleton’s Covenants Commi ee
for 3 Years
Former President of Courts of Fox Mill HOA –
Reston, VA
Former coach for recrea on teams in Ashburn
Soccer and Dulles South Li le League
Sales Director/Manager for several technology
companies
Current Commissioner for Brambleton Fantasy
Football League (BFFL) for residents of Por co
Place
COMMENTS ON COVENANTS
Review of Design Guidelines and
Related Policy Resolutions
Elizabeth Stulga, CMCA - Design Review Manager
Since the most recent revision to the
Design Guidelines for Brambleton in
April 2015, the Covenants Committee
and staff have identified several areas
that require further clarity. It has also
recently come to the attention of the
Association that several provisions
in the Home Based Business Policy
Resolution #10 are unenforceable,
as they do not align with case law,
and in some cases the provisions are
in conflict with the Declaration for
Brambleton. At their meeting on October 5th, by unanimous consent, the
Committee agreed to seek the approval of the Board to propose revisions to this policy and to review the
other covenants-related policies for
the same purpose.
At their October 20th meeting, Brambleton’s Board of Directors approved
staff and the Committee to begin the
review process of the policy revisions
and to solicit resident input. The
Board suggested that the Committee
look to incorporate allowance for the
use of upgraded materials, especially
those that offer low maintenance options and provide improved durability and curb appeal, when considering revisions.
It is anticipated that proposed revisions will be drafted and presented
to the Covenants Committee at their
January 2016 meeting and then published for resident input in February/
March 2016 timeframe and for final
proposed revisions to be presented
to the Board in April 2016.
Comments and suggestions may be
submitted to [email protected] at any time and are especially
welcomed during this review period.
All information submitted to the Association will be presented to the
Covenants Committee. Residents are
also welcome to attend a Covenants
Committee meeting to share their
input directly with the Committee.
Each meeting starts with a resident
forum period, and the time allowed
per speaker is set at the discretion of
the Chairperson. Meeting dates are
published in the weekly Friday Flash.
For more information see this page
on the community website. 
PLEASE
Remember to remove
all political signs within
5 days
after the election.
Thank you for your support!
Endorsed by the Brambleton Community Association
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COMMENTS ON COVENANTS
Lighting Up Your Holidays By the Rules
Sarah Conrad, Covenants Advisor
The holiday season is quickly approaching! The stores have already
started to decorate, and soon we’ll
start to think of the winter holidays
and what they mean to each of us.
One way we have traditionally enjoyed celebrating is to decorate our
homes in the spirit of the holiday.
Holiday decorations and lighting do
not require approval by the Covenants Committee. Nevertheless, if the
Committee is presented with a petition by three (3) owners who reside
in sight of the decorations pertaining to any alleged adverse effect
to their properties caused by the
decorations/lighting, the Committee
may compel the lot owner of the decorated lot to limit, constrain, or otherwise reduce or modify any decorative materials or lighting. Should the
Covenants Committee determine
that any decorations or lighting attract excessive traffic, unreasonably
interfere with the use and enjoyment
of the common area or adjacent lots,
or cause a dangerous condition to
exist, the resident responsible must
remove the decorations or lighting
within 48 hours after receiving notice
from the Association.
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In addition, the following guidelines
apply to the display of holiday decorations and lighting:
Another traditional way to celebrate
is the exchanging of gifts. Whether
from Santa or a loved one, if the gift
is one for outdoor use, it may require
you to submit an application for approval to the Covenants Committee.
If you are not sure if the gift requires
prior approval, please contact the
Covenants team at [email protected]
brambleton.org or 703-542-6263. 
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Holiday decorations and lighting
must be specific and appropriate to the holiday occurring at
the time of display. All materials
must be within the boundaries of
the lot of the resident making the
display.
Christmas or winter decorations may
be placed out as early as the day after
Thanksgiving and may remain on display
until January 15th.
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Brambleton Community Association Newsletter
November 2015
Christmas or winter decorations
may be placed out as early as
the day after Thanksgiving and
may remain on display until January 15th. Exterior decorations for
all other holidays may be placed
out (30) days in advance of the
holiday and removed no later
than fourteen (14) days after the
holiday.
BCA BUSINESS
2016 Assessment & Budget Highlights
Rick Stone, PCAM, LSM - General Manager
The BCA Board reviewed and adopted the 2106 Operating Budget at their October 20th meeting. Adoption of this
budget set the assessments for 2016. The 2016 Assessments are as follows:
House Type
2016 Monthly Assessment
Detached
(General) + (Tech/Comm) + (SFD) + (Recreation)
$181.10
Detached w/ Common Driveway
$193.38
(General) + (Tech/Comm) + (SFD) + (Recreation) + (Common Drive)
Townhouse
(General) + (Tech/Comm) + (SFA) + (Recreation)
$187.54
Townhouse w/ Grounds Maintenance
$205.54
(General) + (Tech/Comm) + (SFA) + (Recreation) + (SFA Grounds Maint)
Summerfield Condominiums
(General: Condo*) + (Tech/Comm)
$139.34
The Residences Condominiums
(General: Condo*) + (Tech/Comm) + (Recreation)
$148.48
2016 Operating Budget
HIGHLIGHTS:
Reserves: The housing type categories subject to the greatest increase
in assessment rates were the Townhouse and Townhouse w/Grounds
Maintenance. The increase for these
housing types was directly related
to the increase in the reserves for
asphalt, concrete and other capital
components. The increase in reserves also impacted other housing
types but not to the extent of the
Townhouse housing types.
Staffing: An additional 3.0 FTEs have
been added to provide for the continued growth of staff to maintain pace
with the growing community and services. The new positions will include
a second Communications Specialist
that will focus on video and graphics,
a second Lifestyles Specialist, and a
Capital Projects Coordinator.
Verizon FiOS: The bulk rate for FiOS
per unit will increase from $95.15 in
Income
Assessment Income-Various
Other Income
$11,469,786
$ 366,330
Total Income
$11,836,116
Expenses
Administrative Expenses-General
Professional Services-General
Reserve Contributions-General
Maintenance & Services-General
Verizon Fios-Tech/Comm Services
Single-Family Attached
Grounds Maintenance-SFA
Single-Family Detached
Common Driveway-SFD
Recreation-Pools
Total Expenses
2015 to $97.37 in 2016. This will result in a $2.22 increase to all units that
are eligible for this service. The average annual increase over the last five
$ 550,950
$1,445,129
$ 301,326
$1,690,900
$5,851,840
$ 642,389
$ 318,600
$ 463,600
$ 62,353
$ 509,000
$11,836,087
years has been $0.58, while the contract allows an annual increase of up
to 10%. 
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BRAMBLETON GROUP
News from the Developer
Building Projects Awarded for
Preserving Loudoun’s Natural Resources
Local building projects and building professionals were recognized
by the Loudoun County government
for achieving the highest standards
of performance for the preservation
of the county’s natural resources
through erosion and sediment control, according to a Loudoun County
Government announcement.
gram encourages nominations from
individuals, industry representatives
and county staff to recognize projects for using the best management
practices for erosion and sediment
control throughout the duration of
the construction project, according
to a Loudoun County Government
announcement.
Story first reported by Shannon Reed,
Ashburn Patch.
Dennis McIlwee, Total Development Solutions, L.L.C. for the
Brambleton Community
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Paul Duffy, Total Development
Solutions, L.L.C. for the Brambleton Community
The awards program is administered
by the Loudoun County Department
of Building & Development. The pro-
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Humans of Brambleton: Karla
Etten:
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Brambleton Community Association Newsletter
November 2015
Did you know Brambleton has a bluebird trail? Thanks to the efforts of
Brambletonian Karla Etten, the Brambleton Bluebird and Garden Club
(BBGC) has dedicated volunteers
who monitor the Eastern Bluebirds
throughout our community in over
40 nest boxes along the neighborhood trails. (And they’ve discovered
that other species, including chickadees, tree swallows and wrens, also
have successful fledge rates from
these boxes)! The Loudoun Wildlife
Conservancy and Virginia Bluebird
Society has noted that Brambleton
had the 2nd largest monitoring program in Loudoun County last year,
with over 1,000 bluebirds being successfully fledged countywide!
This month’s Human of Brambleton,
Karla Etten, is putting Brambleton on
the map with her passion for gardening and nature!
season was productive with 139
fledged bluebirds and 67 other protected species such as Chickadees,
Tree Swallows and House Wren. This
year we fledged a total of 146 nestlings from 42 nest boxes. Sadly only
17 were bluebirds. The 2015 season has been most unfortunate for
our Brambleton bluebird population due to the previous extremely
cold winter, aggressive competition
from house sparrows and other factors. Much lower numbers of fledged
bluebirds have been reported all over
the mid-Atlantic region. However, we
are finding ways to mitigate the bluebird competition and we are pleased
to announce that Brambleton will be
the first community in Virginia to incorporate a 2-holed nest box design
that will vastly improve a bluebird’s
ability to protect itself and family.
What other great programs are
there that you are passionate
about?
What prompted you to help start a
bluebird trail in Brambleton?
Prior to moving into Brambleton in
June 2006, I did some research to see
where gardening clubs were located. Low and behold, John & Loretta
White were listed as the founders of
a gardening club in Brambleton! I
called to introduce myself and to
inquire about the club. Loretta was
the very first Brambletonian I ever
spoke to. John White is the founder
and promoter of establishing a bluebird trail, I just facilitate. Thus in 2008
the Brambleton Bluebird and Garden
Club was officially established.
How many nests are there now
and how successful has this season
been?
Over the years the BBGC membership has grown and we now have 4
trails with 10+ nestboxes. The 2014
Besides being obsessed with gardening, this year I accepted a volunteer
position as the Virginia Bluebird Society (VBS) Loudoun County Monitor Coordinator as supported by
the Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy.
As Monitor Coordinator, I will facilitate the establishment, monitoring,
and maintenance of nestbox trails
throughout Loudoun County. Monitoring nest boxes involves weekly
visits and collection of information
to determine the status of our native cavity species during their active nesting cycle. The data from our
trails feed into the VBS collection system that tracks population trends in
Virginia. If interested in becoming a
trail monitor feel free to contact me
at [email protected] loudounwildlife.org.
a pre trick-or-treating group photo!
3rd Annual Lace Up for Learning
on November 14th!
Be sure to register ASAP for the 3rd
Annual Lace Up for Learning 5k &
Mascot Mini Mile on Saturday, November 14th. This family-oriented
“fun-racing” event is designed to encourage a healthy lifestyle and engage local communities in support
of our participating schools: Briar
Woods, Creighton’s Corner, Legacy,
Moorefield Station, Rock Ridge, Stone
Hill, St. Theresa and Virginia Academy. Choose which school to support
when you register. Online registration closes on November 10th. www.
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BCA BUSINESS
Verizon Billing Platform Upgrade Will
Benefit Brambleton Residents
Rosemarie Linder, CMCA, AMS, PCAM - Director of Resident Services
In late August, BCA was informed
that Verizon planned to convert all
bulk agreement accounts in the community to a new Billing Platform. To
share this news, Verizon sent direct
mail to all residents with existing Verizon accounts, and BCA included information in the Friday Flash. Verizon
planned Brambleton’s conversion
after several successful community
conversions had been completed and
confirmed that the conversion would
be closely monitored by a dedicated
team.
In early October, the conversion was
performed over the course of approximately 10 days. During this period, Verizon was unable to accept
orders for new service or to make
changes to existing accounts. BCA is
aware that approximately 25 households were delayed in placing new
or change orders for service and that
there were some households with existing service that were impacted by
the conversion. Parts of Brambleton
experienced a power outage on one
of the conversion days, which also
caused some service outages. The
Verizon conversion team was directly
involved with expediting responses
to all requests for service.
There are several major benefits of
this conversion for Brambleton residents:
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An improved customer service
experience when contacting
Verizon. Prior to the conversion,
when contacting Verizon, residents endured significant delays
due to the research required to
identify their account. Now, Verizon representatives will have direct access to individual accounts,
which will reduce the time residents spend on the phone to obtain service.
Billing statements will be more
detailed and will provide clear
information regarding pricing
and discounts related to the
bulk agreement. Prior to the
conversion, billing statements
EXAMPLE OF NEW BILLING FORMAT
Joe Brambleton
12345 Brambleton Lane
Brambleton, VA 20148
Current Activity
Monthly Charges
10/12 11/11
Contracted Service
10/12 11/11
Equipment
10/12 11/11
Optional upgrades
10/12 11/11
Contracted Service
Monthly Charges Subtotal
$79.99
$36.00
$15.00
$79.99
$210.98
Specials & Promotions
10/12 11/11
Value Program
10/12 11/11
Value Program
Specials & Promotions Total
-$79.99
-$79.99
-$159.98
Taxes & Fees
VA State Sales Tax
$3.06
Total Taxes & Fees
$3.06
_____________________________________________
Total New Charges
$54.06
did not include any information
about the services included in
the bulk agreement. After the
conversion, billing statements
will show all services provided
and will also provide clear information regarding the discount
for bulk services.
The conversion did not cause account number changes, and there
should be no increase to the total
monthly charges for services provided through the bulk agreement or
products and services ordered above
and beyond what's contracted. In
some cases, costs may decrease for
residents with home phone service
For questions about Verizon billing,
please contact the Service Fulfillment
Center at 1.800.501.1172. Please see
the community website for details
regarding the Verizon FiOS services
provided to Brambleton residents, or
contact [email protected] with
any questions about these contracted services. 
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November 2015
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Brambleton Gives Back
Sonya Farrell, Communications Coordinator
Tis almost the season to be merry and bright and give thanks…and there are many opportunities to give
back as well. It may still be almost two months until Christmas, but we’re already gearing up. Sure, we
decorate like there’s no tomorrow and spend hours contemplating the perfect gift, but this is also the time
of year when people are at their best and most generous, so we wanted to share some great ways for you to
consider helping others during the most wonderful time of year.
But, it’s not all about the holidays, or at least not the big holidays that everyone always thinks of. Halloween
can be a great time to give back. No, not by posting photos of your neighbor’s somewhat questionable costume on facebook, thus providing hours of entertainment to your 2,000 followers. Instead, you can donate
your (or your kids’) Halloween candy to organizations like Operation Gratitude, which collects candy and
sends it to our active duty troops stationed overseas. Little Smiles Pediatric Dentistry got involved with the
organization through its hygienist, Abby Kearns, who comes from a military family herself. Last year alone
they collected over 100 pounds of candy! They’ve had an overwhelming response from the community, and
this year they expect to collect even more. They’re collecting candy now through November 6th, and they
even allow kids to attach a quick note to their candy to send to the troops. So they can support our troops
AND save their own teeth. Everyone wins. What a deal, right?
Perhaps a more traditional, yet extremely huge, way of lending a hand is through Thanksgiving food drives.
It’s not hard to find one this time of year. One very local group, The Loudoun Soccer 2001 Boys Red Team recently organized a Thanksgiving food drive on behalf of Loudoun Interfaith Relief Inc. They’re collecting the
usual fixings: stuffing, boxed potatoes, canned goods, gravy, cranberry sauce, and grocery store gift cards.
We often take these everyday items for granted, but for less fortunate families, they can make a huge impact.
If you’d like to get involved, you can drop off items at the Brambleton Welcome Center or BCA Management
office at the Brambleton Town Center. All donated goods will be collected by the Team and delivered to
Loudoun Interfaith Relief in time to be distributed for Thanksgiving.
Finally, the big one. Toys. Who doesn’t love toys?
Every year, we collaborate with the Arcola Fire Department to bring Santa to Brambleton to collect
toys for less fortunate children. To say that Brambletonians are generous is a huge understatement.
Last year, Santa collected so many toys that his
sleigh overflowed and he had to enlist the help of
several Brambleton residents and their trucks to
haul the toys back. Santa will return to Brambleton
on December 6th. Check out his route on the map
printed on the next page. Not only is this event
wildly popular and just super fun for all kids, both
big and little, but more importantly it’s a heartwarming display of Brambleton at its finest. Let’s
do it again, folks!
Does anyone else have the warm fuzzies yet? Happy giving, everyone!
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SCHOOLS
Briar Woods High School Music
Boosters November News & Notes
Helisa Whitley, BWHS Music Boosters Publicity Coordinator
The Falcon Regiment kicked off its
2015 competition season at the US
Bands Contest in Annapolis. The
band placed third with a very tight
range between the top three scores,
and won High Music honors. The
band was a crowd favorite, receiving
a standing ovation. The band performed its exciting Star Wars show
throughout October at top competitions, including the Parade of Champions at James Madison University.
November 23th: Jazz Band Concert,
7:00 at Briar Woods H.S.
Come out and hear Briar Woods
Bands perform this month:
You’ll love the odds!
November 6th: Final home football
game of the season vs. local rival,
Stone Bridge.
Senior Region Orchestra
Congratulations to Skylar Shulman,
Robert Barron, Eric Svendsen and
Alex Mosser for their selection to the
prestigious Senior Region Orchestra.
They will perform with the Senior
Region Orchestra in November and
have qualified to audition for the Virginia All-State Band.
Enter the Washington Redskins Raffle
for a chance to win. Only 500 tickets will be sold, and prizes include 2
tickets plus parking to the November
29th Giants Game, a signed DeAngelo Hall replica jersey, and other exciting prizes!
Support Briar Woods Bands
Order 2015-16 Falcon Gear: Sweaty
Band headbands, fleece head wraps,
yard flags, and more! Visit www.bwmusicoosters.org to view selection
and order
For more information on upcoming
performances, fundraisers and all of
the latest on Briar Woods bands, visit
the Music Boosters website at www.
BWHSmusicboosters.org or email
[email protected] 
Good News for Briar Woods High
School Crew Team
Jamie Lewis, BWHS Crew Coach
With Loudoun’s School Board June
decision to recognize crew as a varsity sport activity and the opening of
the Beaverdam Creek Reservoir, the
Briar Woods High School Crew Team
is looking forward to the upcoming
spring season. Although crew is now
an officially sanctioned sport in Loudoun County, the team receives no
assistance funding from the school
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district and will undertake an active
fundraising campaign starting with
their annual Wreath & Poinsettia Sale.
The sale runs from November 1st 15th, and deliveries will take place
starting on December 3rd. For more
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information, send an email to [email protected] or visit http://
www.briarwoodsrowing.org/fundraising.html. Or ask any rower on the
team; they'd be happy to answer any
of your questions! 
SCHOOLS
Rock Ridge High School Performing
Arts Presents Bridge to Terabithia
Matthew Price, RRHS Performing Arts Director of Communications and Community Outreach
"Changing Lives and Building Futures, It’s More Than a Show"
tortures they must endure, they create Terabithia, a magical kingdom in
the woods where their imaginations
know no limits and they reign as king
and queen in a wonderland of their
own making. And all is truly wonderful, until…
there. See – and feel – Bridge to Terabithia. Wonder. Wonder why. Wonderful.
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Friday, November 6th
"He believed her because here in the
shadowy light of the stronghold everything seemed possible. Between
the two of them they owned the
world and no enemy, Gary Fulcher,
Wanda Kay Moore, Janice Avery, Jess's
own fears and insufficiencies, nor any
of the foes whom Leslie imagined attacking Terabithia, could ever really
defeat them." – Katherine Paterson,
author
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Saturday, November 7th
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Sunday, November 8th
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Thursday, November 12th
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Friday, November 13th
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Saturday, November 14th
What could go wrong?
Find out and experience the joy and
the passion of some of the best theatre in the area. That’s right, the best.
Rock Ridge Performing Arts is where
art AND the arts meet the stage. Be
Performances of Bridge to Terabithia
will take place on:
Curtain rises at 7:00 pm for all shows!
Plus, an additional matinee performance will be held on Sunday, November 8, at 3:00 pm
Tickets on sale at rockridgedrama.
org.
View the trailer, produced and videographed by RRHS student Lakschmi
Vemuri.
A Rock Ridge High School performance about coming of age. . .
Jess Aaron can’t wait for fifth grade
to begin to show everyone he’s the
fastest runner in school. He's been
running faster and faster all summer
and can't wait to beat everybody in
a race. But on the first day of school,
a new kid – a new girl – Leslie Burke,
races against everyone and wins the
race that he so wanted to win. Not a
great beginning for a friendship; yet,
incredibly, Jess and Leslie not only
become good friends, but the best
of friends. As their friendship grows
and together they escape the prodding and pushing of the everyday
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Ashburn and Gum Spring Library
Program Highlights for November
NaNoWriMo Write-In with Author Vern James: November is National Novel Writing
Month (NaNoWriMo). If you are working on your novel, come to one of our write-ins
to exchange ideas with fellow writers. For adults & teens. Each Monday in November
from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM at Ashburn Library.
1book 1community: A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness is the 2015 selection for Loudoun County Public Library's 1book 1community program. For adults and teens.
Sponsored by the Irwin Uran Gift Fund.
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Adult Book Club: Tuesday, Nov. 3, 7:00 PM, Ashburn Library
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Teen Lit Book Club: Thursday, Nov. 12, 7:00 PM, Ashburn Library
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Middle School Book Club (Grades 6-8): Monday, Nov. 16, 7:00 PM, Ashburn Library
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Middle School Book Club (Grades 6-8): Wednesday, Nov. 18, 4:30 PM, Gum Spring
Library
Share Your Story: Bobbi, Moments in Caregiving - Bobbi will discuss what it is like
to be a caregiver for a seriously ill family member and how being creative, and sometimes a little bit crazy, is exactly what is needed. For adults. Sunday, Nov. 1, 2:00 PM at
Gum Spring Library.
Diwali Festival of Lights: Music and Dance with the Mudra Arts Center. Enjoy the
music, dance and arts of India. A program for everyone. Saturday, Nov. 7, 3:00 PM at
Ashburn Library.
Brambleton Adult Book Club: The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen YearOld Boy with Autism by Naoki Higashida. Monday, Nov. 9, 7:30 PM at Brambleton Community Center, 42645 Regal Wood Dr.
Picture Book Festival: Celebrate with local children's authors and activities from
your favorite picture books. For Preschool-Grade 3. Saturday, Nov. 14, 2:00 PM at Ashburn Library.
Family Trivia at Velocity Wings: Stop by Velocity Wings (25360 Eastern Marketplace
Plaza, #150, South Riding) for family friendly trivia. The winning team takes home a
Velocity Wings gift card. Tuesday, Nov. 17, 6:00 PM.
Meet the Author: Patrick Ness: Book sale and signing to follow. For teens & adults.
Wednesday, Nov. 18, 7:00 PM. Smart's Mill Middle School, 850 North King St, Leesburg.
Children's Book Club: A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd. For Grades 4-5. Thursday,
Nov. 19, 7:00 PM at Ashburn Library.
International Games Day with Eric Groo of Loudoun Tabletop Game Masters: Learn
to play the award-winning board game Panamax. For all teens. Saturday, Nov. 21,
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM at Ashburn Library.
For more information, visit www.library.loudoun.gov for a full, detailed calendar of
events. Or Like Us on Facebook and get our recent updates.
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November 2015
Checking In at the Little Free Library: Morning Walk Drive
Every other month, we're featuring one of our Little Free Librarian "curators." This
month, we reached out to Abel Sussman, the man who started it all.
"Amy and I moved to Brambleton in October of 2012, just a few weeks after our
3rd year anniversary. We loved Brambleton for the spacious houses, access to 267,
and all the HOA activities. A few months ago while visiting a friend, I saw the Little
Library he maintained. Originally I asked to have the library on Morning Walk Drive,
and I am thrilled that Brambleton expanded the plan to include several in the community (with more on the way if there is interest – hint, hint). Among my friends,
we always ask ‘What are you reading now?’ or ‘What are your favorite books?' The
library gives us a chance to share those stories.
Typically I take a batch of books to the local Library right before I start my evening
jog, using my son’s stroller to carry them. I’m glad that the Library has started to
become self-sustaining with donations from other neighbors as well. We run the
spectrum of children’s, young adult, and adult books at Morning Walk Drive. I think
it is funny that the most commonly donated book I see is What to Expect When
You're Expecting; I think that says something about our neighborhood.
In the future, I would love to have enough to start having themes, such as American History for July, scary books for Halloween, graphic novel weeks, and outer
space to go with the Star Wars movie this year. Soon, I look forward to teaching
my son the joy of reading."
LOUDOUN COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY PRESENTS
Brambleton
Adult Book Club
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 7:30 P.M.
Brambleton Community Center
42645 Regal Wood Drive, Brambleton, VA
The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen'!8d¡&[email protected];,<ࣅ91by Naoki Higashida
Translated by KA Yoshida and David Mitchell
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42395 Ryan Road, #210, Brambleton, VA
library.loudoun.gov
To request a reasonable accommodation for any type of disability, please call 703-777-0368.
Three days notice is requested.
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GOING GREEN
LED & Recycling Options for the
Holiday Lighting Season
Rosemarie Linder, CMCA, AMS, PCAM - Director of Resident Services
With the holidays just around the corner, this may be a good time to consider upgrading to LEDs. The US Department of Energy website offers the
following facts about LEDs:
LEDs consume far less electricity than
incandescent bulbs, and decorative
LED light strings such as Christmas
tree lights are no different. Not only
do LED holiday lights consume less
electricity, they also have the following advantages:
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Safer: LEDs are much cooler than
incandescent lights, reducing the
risk of combustion or burnt fingers.
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Sturdier: LEDs are made with
epoxy lenses, not glass, and are
much more resistant to breakage.
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Longer lasting: The same LED
string could still be in use 40 holiday seasons from now.
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Using the Holiday Lighting Calculator
shared by Dominion Electric Power, I
found that our family could save over
$15.00 in electricity in one month by
just switching to LED lights on one
tree.
Whether you make the switch over to
using all LEDs, plan to migrate slowly
towards an LED lighting scheme, or
are not ready to make the change yet,
you will more than likely have existing
incandescent light strands that have
to be disposed of. The following are
some local and mail-in recycling options:
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scheduled for Saturday, November 7th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
at the Ashburn North Park and
Ride, 45151 Russel Branch Parkway, Ashburn VA 20147.
Easier to install: Up to 25 strings
of LEDs can be connected endto-end without overloading a wall
socket.
Loudoun County accepts holiday
lighting at their Electronics Recycling Events. The next event is
November 2015
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Just down the road in Chantilly,
a local company, Securis, offers
monthly residential collection
events for E-waste, and they accept holiday lights as well. Events
are scheduled for November 14th
and December 12th from 10:00
a.m. to 2:00 p.m at 14801 Willard Road, Suite 800, Chantilly VA
20151.
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Finally, online retailer Holidayleds.com offers both mail-in recycling and provides a local drop
off option from November 28,
2015 - January 31, 2016 through
their partnership with MOM’s Organic Market ,located at 424 Elden
Street, Herndon VA 20171.
ASSOCIATION MAINTENACE
New Faces Around Brambleton
Sonya Farrell, Communications Coordinator
We recently added two new faces to
our BCA team. And since they're the
ones you'll see outside the most, we
wanted to give you a proper introduction.
of experience working with large scale
communities. Prior to joining us, he
held a leadership position at a multimillion dollar regional landscape company. Because he's worked hands-on
in large communities like Brambleton
for so long, he knows just what to expect and how to help.
Dave started his tenure at Brambleton
with a bang. His first day on the job
just happned to be the same day as
Fall Fest. Fortunately for everyone, he
likes to be busy. In fact, he's most excited for the snow this winter. "Snow
readiness gets exciting. Testing the
equipment, assignig routes, and training help us prepare for the first flakes."
Dave Rusch comes to us with 20 years
When not at Brambleton, Dave is involved with various outreach pro-
grams in Winchester, where he lives
with his wife, daughter, and son.
Rounding out
the Grounds
team is Nick
Rocca. His duties will range
from fulfilling
service
requests to
assisting with
fleet
management. He
will also be an instrumental part to
our snow readiness team this winter.
Nick comes to us with a background in
landscape maintenance and customer
service. When Nick isn't fixing things
in Brambleton, he enjoys playing the
guitar. 
RESIDENT SPOTLIGHT
40 Under 40 Honors Bram Resident
Sonya Farrell, Communications Coordinator
Each year, Leesburg Today puts out its
annual "40 Under 40" list, which features some of the most successful, ambitious, and enterprising young folks
in Loudoun County. This year, one
of Brambleton's own made the cut.
Meet Elizabeth Venafro, a Brambleton
resident of five years and volunteer
who's making a name for herself.
" After graduation, I worked at a startup called K2M as their first marketing
assistant. Over the next nine years,
I developed my position and team,
eventually becoming the Director of
Global Marketing Communications.
Last year, I was proud to partake in
ringing the bell in celebration of K2M’s
IPO.
My experience at K2M, from start-up
person, to share content and develop
a sense of community. We launched
our first business vertical, True World
Ops, this September.
Now that our proof of concept has
launched, our plan is to replicate the
model across various industries. We
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RESIDENT RESOURCES
Important Info to Know
Brambleton Community
Association
of each month.
42395 Ryan Road, Suite 210
Monday - Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
703-542-6263(p)
703-542-6266(f )
Trash: Tuesdays & Fridays
Yard Debris: Tuesdays (March
- Dec)
[email protected]
www.brambletonhoa.com
BCTV, FiOS Channel 42
After-Hours Emergency
Contact: 703-385-1133
Assessment Payment Options
Trash Collection
ly call LCSO at (703) 777-1021
or 911 if it is a crime in progress.
Recycling: Fridays
AAA: 703-818-8222
www.recyclebank.com
Subscribe to the resident
sponsored [email protected] FB page to be linked
to the group that is focused
on safety and security within
Brambleton.
BCA Drop Box
Notary Service
A drop box is available after
hours and is located outside
of the BCA office building at
42395 Ryan Road. Residents
may drop off design review
applications, committee applications, etc. Monthly assessments will not be accepted.
Available by appointment
only. Please call 703-5426263 or go to http://brambletonhoa.com/178/Notary-Services for more information.
Go to http://brambletonhoa.
com/357/Assessment-Payment-Options to see the various methods by which you
can pay your monthly HOA Neighborhood Watch
assessments.
If you see something suspiPayments are due on the 1st cious or criminal, immediate-
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Contact Amy Smith at
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COMMUNITY CONTACTS
Important Numbers
Community Management Contacts
Brambleton Community Management Office
703-542-6263 703-542-6266 (f )
Residences at Brambleton (FSR)
703-385-1133
Summerfield Condo (CMC)
703-327-4818 703-542-5845 (f )
Town Center
Brambleton Welcome Center
703-542-2925
BCA Services
AAA Recycling & Trash Removal
703-818-8222
RecycleBank
888-727-2978
Verizon
- Activation/Account Changes/Billing/Disconnect
(M - F, 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.)
800-501-1172
- Repair
888-553-1555
- Questions/Assistance w/ Verizon.com
888-669-9901
- Assistance w/ Suspension of Service
888-338-9333
Utility Contacts
Dominion Electric - North of Ryan Road
888-667-3000
NOVEC - South of Ryan Road
888-335-0500
Miss Utility
800-552-7001
Washington Gas
703-750-1000
Water/Sewer: Loudoun Water
571-291-7880
County Contacts
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Emergency: Fire/Rescue/Police
911
Animal Care & Control
703-777-0406 540-882-3984 (f )
Building Permits
703-777-0220
Post Office, Ashburn - 44715 Prentice Drive
703-406-6291
Sheriff : Non-Emergency
703-777-1021
Sheriff : Traffic Hotline
703-771-5798
Brambleton Community Association Newsletter
November 2015
VOLUNTEER
Committees
Activities Committee
Financial Advisory Committee
Upcoming Meetings:
Membership: Open
Chair: Mark Davis
November 10, 7:30 PM
Upcoming Meetings:
Membership: At chartered capacity
November 18, 8:00 PM
Upcoming Meetings:
November 24, 7:30 PM
President: Kim Adams
Upcoming Meetings:
Brambleton Kids Care
General Membership: Open
Grounds & Facilities Committee
Upcoming Meetings:
Chair: Walter Berkey
November 16, 7:30 PM
Membership: At chartered capacity
Upcoming Meetings:
Covenants Committee
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
November 19, 7:30 PM
Chair: Mike Dorrity
Membership: At chartered capacity
Safety & Security Committee
Upcoming Meetings:
Chair: Dave Pavlik
November 9, 7:00 PM
Membership: One seat open
December 1, 8:15 AM
*Annual Meeting: Nov. 17, 7:00 PM
* All Association Committee and Board
meetings are held at the BCA Management Offices, located at 42395 Ryan Road,
Suite 210. Location and date changes will
be announced in the Friday Flash.
Please visit http://www.brambletonhoa.
com/committees or contact [email protected], call 703-542-6263 for more information on joining a committee. 
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Babysitter Directory
The BRAM Sitters list is always being updated, and if you would like to be added to our directory, feel free to call the HOA
office at 703-542-6263 Monday thru Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM or email [email protected] Make sure you
leave your name, age, any certifications, telephone number, and address for proof of residency in Brambleton.
Name
Age
Telephone Number
Lauren Clarke
15
703-975-8644
Savannah Combs (B)
12
321-848-3572
Alexandra H (C)
13
703-542-2274
Haley Jessup (F, C)
18
703-542-8529
Rowan Lane (B, F, C)
17
703-609-6698
Jessica McCauley
15
703-678-7734
(B) Taken a Babysitters Course
Shaelyn Mullaney (F, C)
25
540-533-3304
(C) CPR certified
Key
(F) First Aid certified
* The Association makes no representations about these individuals except that they
have given permission for their names to be published. We do not endorse or promote a
single sitter. Please contact the specific person for his/her rates and abilities.
(N) Nanny or daycare experience
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November 2015
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November 2015
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Contact Us
42395 Ryan Road, Suite 210
Brambleton, VA 20148
703-542-6263 (p); 703-542-6266 (f )
[email protected]
Official BCA Communications
www.brambletonhoa.com
BrambletonTV, FiOS Channel 42

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