Sunday, February 12, 2017

Yard Waste Container Rule

    The Cluster has received the a letter from our refuse collection contractor, American Disposal Services, regarding an earlier announcement that yard waste would only be accepted in paper yard waste bags.  As explained in the excerpt below, this change will not take place as announced. Although plastic bags are still acceptable, ADS advises that clear plastic bags must be used for yard waste.
AMERICAN
DISPOSAL SERVICES


RE: Plastic Bags for use with Yard Waste Still Accepted in Fairfax County

Dear Valued Customer,

     We informed you recently of the County’s new rules for yard waste collection, specifically about plastic bags. The regulatory change that affects how yard waste is collected has been postponed indefinitely. Therefore, at this time there will be no change to our collection procedure and we will accept plastic bags. If anything does change later, we will notify you at that time. However, we would like to encourage the use of bio-degradable paper bags and or the use of personal containers marked for “yard debris”.

     The best alternative is to leave grass clippings on the lawn, where they will quickly biodegrade and add nutrient value to your lawn. If you choose to use plastic bags, please remember they must be clear plastic bags. We do not accept black plastic bags or bags that cannot be easily identified as yard debris material.

     We appreciate your business and look forward to continuing to provide you with the highest level of service.

Thank You,

American Disposal Services


Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Lake Anne Village Center Historic District

To:  Washington Plaza Cluster Members

From:  Geoff Hurwitz, President, WPCA Board

Subject:  Lake Anne Village Center Historic District

You should have received a letter from the Virginia Department of Historic Resources (DHR) Virginia's historic preservation office, regarding the nomination of Lake Anne Village, including our entire cluster, to the National Register of Historic Places and the Virginia Landmarks Register.

The DHR will conduct a public information hearing beginning at 7:00 pm in the JoAnn Rose Gallery, Reston Lake Anne Community Center.  The purpose of this hearing is both informational and to provide an opportunity for public participation including the right of stakeholders to state their support for, or objection to, listing in the registers.

The WPCA Board has determined that this listing is in the best interest of our cluster and will communicate our support for the listing.  The listing is outstanding recognition of the unique architectural significance of our homes, and may also provide assistance to our ongoing preservation activities.  Further, the Board sees no disadvantages of being listed on these Registers.  We encourage individual cluster homeowners to comment as well.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or comments.

Regards,

Geoff
Cell: 703-336-3793

Annual Meeting Minutes

The minutes of the WPCA Annual Meeting of January 12th have been posted in Minutes.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Annual Meeting Election of Directors

     At the WPCA Annual Meeting on January 12th, two Board positions were up for election.  Sally Carter was re-elected for a new term from 2017 to 2020.  John Hunter, after years of valiant service, chose not to run again and Abbas Rouhani was elected for a term from 2017 to 2020.

     At the meeting of the Board immediately following the Annual Meeting, the Board re-elected Geoff Hurwitz as President and elected Jon Romeyn as Vice-President.

Monday, January 9, 2017

WPCA Annual Meeting

The WPCA Annual Meeting is on January 12th at 7PM in the Reston Community Center at Lake Anne.  The agenda is:

1.  Welcome and Introductions of Guests
2.  Introduction of WPCA Board and Summarize Year in Review
3.  Financial Report and 2017 Budget
4.  Landscape Report
5.  Presentation on Lake Anne Historic Trust application –
     Shelley Mastran and Cheryl Terio
6.  WPCA Board Elections for two Directors
7.  Other Business

8.  Adjourn

The 2016 Financial Summary and the proposed 2017 Budget are on the Documents page.  We look forward to seeing everyone at the meeting. 


Friday, December 9, 2016

Annual Meeting January 12th at 7PM

The Washington Plaza Cluster Association will hold its 2017 Annual Meeting on Thursday, January 12th, at the Reston Community Center at Lake Anne in the Jo Ann Rose Gallery from 7 to 9PM.  We encourage everyone to attend. 


An agenda will be published prior to the meeting.  

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 https://www.americandisposal.com/blog/focus-on-yard-waste and Fairfax County’s website at http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dpwes/recycling/yardwaste.htm