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Port Potomac News and Updates May 24, 2019
Posted on May 28th, 2019

Good Afternoon Port Potomac,
I hope everyone is ready for three days or relaxation and activity this Memorial Day weekend.  Don’t forget to give thanks to those who have sacrificed for our county and our freedom.
The Social Committee is sponsoring an event to the Vintage Virginia Wine and Food Festival located at Bull Run Park, Centreville, VA on Saturday June 1, 2019. The bus will leave the clubhouse parking lot at 10:30 am. Space is limited. Residents are responsible for their own entry fee.
Bring your blankets and chairs.
You may bring your own non-alcoholic beverages and snacks for the day.
Water will cost $2 at merchandise tent.
All bags and coolers will be subject to search.
The Event is rain or shine.
Saturday: Noon – 6pm
TROOPID (instructions on the website)

Includes a souvenir wine glass, unlimited samples, all performances.
The Committee will be obtaining a bus which will accommodate 55 people. The event is open to families.
Please see the information below regarding the Wine Event.

Please RSVP at the following link: Wine Festival
Attached for your convenience is the at home fitness workout for this week as prepared by the Port Potomac Fitness Director.
On Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at 7:40 PM we will be offering yoga on the lawn, here at the clubhouse.  This class is being offered at the request of our residents and will continue every Tuesday weather permitting as long as there is good participation.

All Fitness Classes scheduled for Monday, Memorial Day have been canceled.
This week the Port Potomac basketball court entry was damaged by young people who wanted in, but don’t have an ID or a friend with an ID.  On Wednesday afternoon there were 30 young people in the court, gambling in the corner, playing, hanging out and taking the court from about 5 younger Port Potomac Residents.  When the non- Port Potomac residents would not leave, the police were called to clear the court of trespassers.  Our residents then continued to play.  With the damage to the fencing, the decision was made to remove the hoops from the court until the fencing can be repaired.  We expect that to happen early next week.  After the repair the hoops will be put back in place.
As you know we were not able to get the pool opened by this weekend.  Although we have made progress, the county permit allowing the repairs to the locker rooms is still in the works.  We have a contractor standing by to complete the repairs as soon as we have the permit in hand.  There is still a question with the county about the indoor pool opening at the same time.  The Fire Department is questioning the number of emergency exits in the facility.  They may decide were good or insist on a new emergency exit to replace one of the existing sliding doors.  As soon as a final decision is reached by the County, we will move forward on whatever action is needed.
The county permit for the trailer has been secured and the electrical permit for the trailer was just obtained yesterday.  Miss Utility has been called to mark the utilities and as soon as that’s done the electrician will hook power to the trailer.  Once the trailer is powered up, the Management staff will be moving into the trailer, hooking up the phones, computers and Door Security System.  We will then be able to issue Member ID cards to new owners or replacements to those that have lost their cards.  As well as being available to residents who want to talk to us in person.
Work on the main section of the clubhouse is still in the hands of the Designer.  The next step is for the Designer to submit the recommended building design changes to the Board for their review and approval.  The designer has already met with the County Code office to do a code review and talk about items that we will need to change, to bring the building up to current code.  One example of this type of change is the entryway to the men’s bathroom upstairs.  There is not proper clearance according to ADA regulations.
We will let you know more as it starts to happen.
Have a wonderful weekend.


Beth Cousino
General Manager
Port Potomac HOA
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