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Posted on: September 30, 2020

President's Report

Jay Johnston

Word for the month is VOTE, VOTE, VOTE. As discussed over the last several months, the Amended and Restated Declaration for the Virginia Run Homeowner’s Association will be released this month for your review and vote. Last month, the Board held two virtual Town Halls where we accepted comments from residents. With the integration of those comments we are ready for you to do your part and vote. As mentioned, we need a 66.67 percent approval before the Declaration can be effective. Please, take the time now and vote.

The Board reviewed and approved Policy Resolution 2020- 1, providing for Voting Procedures for Membership vote on the Amended and Restated Declaration of Covenants and Restrictions. The Board also approved voting electronically using “Vote Now” procured for the purpose of approving the Declaration. Instructions for Vote Now will be provided with release of the final Declaration.

A special thanks goes out to our Management Company and Gio Calabro for handling the pool reservation system this past season. By all accounts it was a highly successful swim season. The reservation system was very accommodating with only a few days at full capacity. We were also able to accommodate around 100 swim team members in the mornings. 

The Assets Management Committee (AMC) has submitted a rendering of the improvements at the JMRC, which will include a pavilion, restrooms, walkways, and a water retention area. The AMC and Board met on September 23rd to review the renderings and provide a consolidated position on placement, size, and composition of the pavilion and restrooms. Once we receive an updated drawing from the architect, the Board intends to have an open house for those living immediately adjacent to the JMRC as well as those interested in the enhancements. We intend to prioritize attendance for those adjacent to the JMRC due to COVID restrictions, allowing them to review the plans first. 

The Board reviewed plans with the CAC to hold another Craft Fair on November 7th for the Community, with November 8th as a rain date. Due to COVID limitations, the Fair will be held outdoors at the Community Center in the lower parking lot. Vendors will be spaced apart for social distancing while visitors will be asked to do the same and wear masks while in the area. The event was such a success last year that we would like to create a reasonable approach to continue the event. 

Six new benches have been purchased to replace older benches at the tennis courts, four at JMRC and two at the Community Center. The six new 6 ½ foot benches at the tennis courts will be freestanding. 

As part of a reclamation and beautification project, the Board has approved replanting of the street entrances. In the last month or so the old vegetation has been removed and the areas prepared for new plantings. We will start with the four entrances at Wetherburn Court and Wetherburn Drive and provide a visual for the remainder of the entrances. With AMC review and recommendation, we will continue with new plant materials at each entrance to the side streets in the Community. The pilasters have been repaired and new caps applied last fall so by the beginning of spring next year the side entrances will have a whole new look. 

There are three items that I want to bring to the attention of Virginia Run homeowners that will impact how we enjoy our rural lifestyle. They are, 1) the reinstatement of a truck ban on Bull Run Post Office (BRPO) Road, 2) Prince William County’s approval of Option 2b for the Route 28-bypass, and 3) opening of Braddock Road from Loudoun County by eliminating the ‘S’ curve and building a ‘jug handle’ intersection at Lee Road intersection. As mentioned, these past seven months or so in The Horn, Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, the Planning Commission, and Board of Zoning Appeals have been relying on virtual meetings during the pandemic as well as written, telephonic and video testimony to obtain public opinion on matters of importance. I encourage you to read more on page 18 of this month’s Horn where I have provided additional details on the subjects and suggestions how you might get involved.

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