Monday, July 17, 2023

WPCA Board Meeting, Thursday, July 20th

 Washington Plaza Cluster Association

Board Meeting Agenda

     The July WPCA Board of Directors meeting will be held Thursday, July 20th, at 7PM in John Hunter’s house at 1670 Chimney House Road and via Zoom. 


1. Call to order

2. Finance Update

3. Capital Projects/Maintenance Update

     Wall Caps Update
     Discuss Dock Work
     Canoes/Paddle Boards/Kayak Racks Update

4. Landscape Updates

5. Misc

    Animal hole lakeside of A Block
    Request to have steps on B Block power washed
    EV Charging Stations

Wednesday, June 7, 2023

WPCA Board Meeting Wednesday, June 7th at 7PM


Washington Plaza Cluster Association

Board Meeting Agenda


            The June WPCA Board of Directors meeting will be held Wednesday, June7th, at 7PM in John Hunter’s house at 1670 Chimney House Road.  We regret the last-minute notice but a conflict arose with the normal meeting date. 


1. Call to order 

2. Finance Update 

3. Capital Projects/Maintenance

            a. Wall caps status

            b. Cam Adams visit update next steps 

4. Landscape Updates

            a. Dying tree C block parking lot

            b. Updates to landscape plan for B/C block area 

5. Misc

            a. Car chargers update

            b. Standards (Doors)


Thursday, May 28, 2020

American Disposal Services Bulk Item Pickup Notice

     Our trash contractor, ADS, has provided guidance on handling bulk items.  Basically, oversized bulky item and large household items like appliances or furniture are considered bulk/special waste. Most of these items can be compacted in the back of ADS’s standard collection trucks for quick and easy curbside removal. To ensure their team is prepared for your bulky/special pickup, it is necessary for you to schedule your removal with ADS's Customer Support Team.  The Customer Support Team may be contacted at 703.368.0500 or

     ADS's announcement is at ADS Bulk Service.

Monday, May 28, 2018

Contractor Recommendations

One of the challenges of owning a home is the responsibility for maintaining it, often by finding good contractors.  And one of the nice things about living in a cluster of similar homes is that we can often benefit from the wisdom and experience of our neighbors.  With that in mind, the cluster has decided to publish on our website lists of recommended contractors.  The list will generally reflect contractors used by cluster members. 

The first list is in the Documents section of the website under Homeowner Information and addresses roof repair contractors. 

We welcome input from cluster members on contractors for this or other areas.  You may email suggestions to or contact any Board member or officer.    

Monday, November 14, 2016

Yard Waste Collection Change - March 1, 2017

Yard Waste Collection Changes Coming in March, 2017

American Disposal Services, our trash collection contractor, has given us early notification of an upcoming change taking effect March 1, 2017 regarding the collection process for yard waste removal. Material placed in plastic bags will be rejected at the local yard waste composting facilities. ADC has been informed that plastic bags of any kind require additional processing and render the finished compost less attractive. Therefore ADC is modifying its current collection policy to avoid additional costs that would be necessary if we accept material in plastic bags.

ADC will accept yard Waste material in compostable paper yard waste bags or personal containers clearly marked “Yard Debris Material”. These paper yard waste bags can be found at local grocery stores, hardware stores, and through on-line retailers. Beginning March 1, 2017, ADC will no longer be accepting yard waste material in plastic bags.

We will remind you of this change as we get closer to the effective date but wanted to give you a heads up now.  For more information, please see ADC’s notice in the Documents tab, ADS's website at and Fairfax County’s website at

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

DRB Approved Paint Colors:

Door Colors:
Sherwin Williams Lake Anne Brown / Pumpernickel
(Benjamin Moore Color Gallery)
HC-65 Hodley Red
HC-135 Lafayette Green
HC-159 Philipsburg Blue
HC-50 Georgian Brick

For houses with storm doors the the storm door color must match either the door or house trim color

Fence Stains: (These are Behr stains)
or clear colorless non-tinted stains

Regarding Shared fences (Party fences), An individual can stain their side of the fence without the other side having to be stained

Note that residents can also still allow their fences to weather naturally.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Carpenter Bees!

Carpenter BeeSave your Fences! Spring is here and so are the Carpenter Bees. Van Foster has kindly recommended a solution that he has found to be effective for managing these pests, found at The kits sold on this website contain a Drione dust to insert into the bee holes to treat the nests and an insecticide for spraying the fence to prevent future holes from being created. Also, corks are included for plugging the old holes.

More information on Carpenter Bees can be found on Wikipedia here.