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Port Potomac News and Updates May 17, 2019
Posted on May 17th, 2019


Good Morning Port Potomac:

Neighborhood Watch Training - Flyer Attached
Date: June 4, 2019
Time: 7pm
Location: Ferlazzo Bldg - Locust Shade Room - 15941 Donald Curtis Dr, Woodbridge VA 22191
Topics: Crime Reporting, - Watch Patrol—Emergency Preparedness—Active Violence—Benefits of having a Neighborhood Watch.
If you are interested in starting a Neighborhood Watch in your  community or if you are a current Neighborhood Watch and are looking for a refresher, then please join us for this training.  The presentation should last about 1 hour and we will have time for questions and answers.
Please RSVP to Officer Marcia  Whaley
Phone: 703-792-4412
You might have noticed that the waterfall wall has been on and off this past week.  This is due to the fact that we discovered a leak in the irrigation system on that side of Port Potomac Avenue.  The water for the waterfall comes from the irrigation system so when the water level becomes low, the waterfall automatically turns off to protect the mechanical parts.  The irrigation contractor is working on locating and repairing the leak this morning.

We have finally received the permit for the temporary trailer.  The electrician is working on the electric permit and will run electric to the trailer as soon as the electrical permit is issued.  As soon as we get moved in, we will have a location where homeowners can come by to talk to us, replace missing or receive new ID Cards, pick up forms, etc.  We are looking forward to being back in one location and being able to work together as a team.

We are still working on the permit for the locker room repairs.  As you know we need the two locker rooms in order to open the outdoor pool. After contact with the county, our plan was to repair the drywall damage in the locker rooms, lock the doors leading to the clubhouse and have the outdoor and possibly the indoor pool open for business.  The county has turned the project into something else entirely.  First is an issue of egress, the one door in and out of the locker rooms was not adequate, we had to add in the four additional doors in the indoor pool. Next they want to see evaluations of electrical, fire systems, plumbing etc.  Bottom line, the goal is to get the outdoor poo open for use this summer, I do not think it will be open by Memorial Day.  With luck it won't be to long after the holiday.

Please take a minute to read the letter below from Patriot Trash.  This new policy goes into effect June 1, 2019.  For Port Potomac the biggest change will be that residents have to call for large item pickup.  These items will no longer be picked up without notification.
Dear Property Manager,
Last year, we began implementing the use of our new ASL (Automated Side Loader) trucks in some of the communities that we service. The ASL truck is manned by a single driver who controls a mechanical arm to pick up toter cans, as opposed to a three-man crew on standard rear load trucks.
The utilization of an ASL truck results in less noise than standard rear load trucks, reduces the time required to collect trash and recycling, and increases efficiency. Our ASL drivers are instructed to not leave the cab of the truck to collect large items or items that are not in a toter.
Starting June 1, 2019, we will begin to enforce this rule, and trash outside the toter cans will not be collected. To ensure that we are able to operate at maximum efficiency, we need your help to reach out to the homeowners of your communities to let them know:
All trash for pickup must be inside their toter can; trash outside the can will not be collected.
All toters must be placed at the curb, unobstructed, with the handles facing the house.
“Unobstructed” means that the toter must be 3’ from all other toters, cars, mailboxes, etc.
Large items or additional items left at the curb but outside of the toter will not be collected; instead, they will be “stickered” with a notification as to why the items were not collected and what to do to ensure these items get picked up.
For a list of your communities serviced by the ASL truck, please contact your sales representative or call customer service at (703) 257-7100. We thank you for your continued support, please let us know if you have any questions.
Thank you,
Patriot Disposal
Copyright © 2018 Patriot Disposal, Inc. | P.O. Box 3219 | Manassas, VA 20108 | (703) 257-7100
So far this year we have issues 807 violation letters to residences in the community.  The items that are cited the most concern trash and landscaping.  I have talked to you alot this Spring about these items.  Trash may not be visible from the front of the home or on the curb earlier than the night before pickup.  Yards must be mowed, weeds removed, trees and shrubs trimmed.  Bare turf areas should be seeded or install sod.  Another item we have talked about previously, but seem to be ignored, are vehicles.  No commercial vehicles are permitted in the community, that includes trailers.  If they fit in your garage, then they are not visible and the Association has no issue.  Running a used car business, parking unlicensed vehicles all over the property is also prohibited.  We will eventually find and tow these vehicles and will continue to enforce the regulations concerning these items.

I hope everyone has a good weekend. 


Beth Cousino
General Manager
Port Potomac HOA
Please share this information with neighbors that may not have received it.
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