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Timbers Newsletter - July 2014


PARKING RULES UPDATED

The Timbers Parking Rules and Regulations have been updated effective May 1, 2014. All Timbers residents will receive a copy of the rules in the mail.

Changes include: making sure you are parked evenly in the parking space, updated description of commercial vehicles, and motorcycle parking.

Vehicles without a valid Timbers parking pass parked in ANY parking space after 10:00 pm and before 6:00 am will be towed.

There has been some confusion with residents regarding un-numbered parking spaces. Quoting rule 1.2 of the Timbers Parking Rules and Regulation:

“Each home without a garage will be assigned a single parking space as near as possible to their home. A number corresponding to the address number shall be painted on the curb to designate the owner using the space. All other parking spaces will be available for use by any properly tagged vehicle.”

There are no assigned visitor parking spaces. Un-numbered spaces are for use by all Timbers residents with Valid parking passes.

Please be reminded that towing will be strictly enforced.

If you are towed you will have to contact Dominion Towing and pay the fee to get your vehicle back.
Dominion Towing 703-730-1177


Prior Approval is Always Needed for Variances

Please be aware that you may not alter the exterior look of your home without first filling out a variance request. AECC approval is needed prior to doing anyhome repair projects i.e. new windows, siding, a new roof or front door, painting (you must use association approved colors), new deck, fence, landscaping…etc.

All changes/updates must be submitted in writing and approved by the AECC (Architectural/Environmental Control Committee). All exterior home materials such as vinyl, windows, paint color, lighting, etc. should fall within the AECC guidelines or have an approved variance on fi le. Download a request form and review the Timbers Rules and Regulations on our website.

NOTE: White is NOT an approved color in any section of the Timbers, except for original replacement of white gutter and downspout on sections 3 & 4. Remember, all requests for variances must be submitted and approved by the AECC before you start, a process that can take several weeks.

Timbers Trash Policies & Reminders

You must call American Disposal Services to schedule disposal
of all heavy or large items including but not limited to
appliances and furniture. There may be a disposal fee required
as the HOA does not cover this cost. Certain items such as
tires, paint cans and electronics will not be picked up. To
arrange for a pick up of any large items call 571-292-5510.

• Remember to place trash in heavy duty trash bags or a trash
can. Do not place loose items in open boxes or plastic bags.

• Trash must be placed in front of your individual home - not
in common areas. Those residents in violation are now
receiving fines.

• Residents must remove their trash containers from the front
of their house within 24 hours after trash pick-up.

• There will be no make-up schedule for missed service due
to weather. Trash, recycling, and yard debris collections will
resume on the next regularly scheduled service day.

Yard Debris: American Disposal will not be collecting yard
debris after December 31.

• Set recycled trash out only on Thursday mornings. You
must label your trash can, lid, and recycle container with
your house number clearly marked.


Recycling 101

American Disposal Services (ADS) invites you to “Go Green” with them by making available small recyclable bins for $10 each. And to make recycling even easier and more convenient they are implementing a new process called “single stream recycling” which allows you to put all of your recycling into the same
container without having to separate.

You CAN recycle:
• All plastics not contaminated with food (including wide-mouth plastics)
• All plastic bags (bounded together)
• Glass food and beverage containers (clean and empty)
• Milk and juice cartons
• Clean aluminum and steel food and beverage cans (including pie plates, foil,
and empty aerosol cans)
• Paper (including drink containers, mixed papers – even if it has staples, glue, or a plastic window – newspapers, cardboard & pizza boxes, brown bags)
• Junk mail, phone books, catalogs
• Chip and energy bar wrappers
• Cereal and food boxes
• Paperback and Hardbound books

You CANNOT recycle:
• Glass cookware
• Light bulbs
• Styrofoam cups, plates, bowls or to-go containers
• Paper plates and napkins
• Ceramics
• Cookware or utensils (including plastic cutlery)
• Motor oil containers
• Batteries

Remember to set your recycling out for Thursday morning pick-up only. Regular trash is picked up on Monday and Thursday mornings.

For more information call ADS at 703-368-0500.

 

Want to join a Timbers Committee?

The Board welcomes resident volunteers who’d like to serve on Timbers Committees. Our residents can do alot to help keep our community safe, clean and operating smoothly.

Contact East Coast Management if interested.

Recreation: Th is committee is responsible for overseeing
any pool concerns and organizing our Annual Community
Clean-up Day.

Parking: This committee is responsible for conducting parking
surveys and determining pass usage.

AECC: The Architectural and Environmental Control (AECC) Committee meets as needed to discuss and review homeowner applications for exterior updates.

Neighborhood Watch: Consider volunteering as a Block Captain for your neighborhood. Your time would help support our neighborhood watch for any community concerns or violations, as detailed in the Timbers by-laws, providing helpful information to neighbors, and feedback to the association. If you are interested, please contact East Coast Management.

Become a Board Member: The Timbers Board consists of
seven community homeowners in good standing who oversee
a wide variety of community affairs, managing the Timbers
budget, and working with our management company.
There are potential openings coming up this summer, so if you
would like to take an active role in community affairs, you are
welcome to attend our next meeting in April and meet the
current members.


Help! My car was towed!

If your car was towed, call Dominion Towing: 703-730-1177 • 8474 Terminal Road, Lorton, VA 22079
(Click here for map & Directions)


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