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Patriot Trash Automated Side Loader Trucks
Posted on May 17th, 2019 Comments (0)
Port Potomac HOA Single Family Homes,
Last year Patriot Trash 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
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Port Potomac News and Updates May 17, 2019
Posted on May 17th, 2019 Comments (0)


5/17/19

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
Email:  mwhaley@pwcgov.org
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. 

Sincerely,

Beth Cousino
General Manager
Port Potomac HOA
 
 
 
Please share this information with neighbors that may not have received it.
 
New Fitness Class location - Yoga, Body Chisel and Zumba
Posted on Feb 12th, 2019 Comments (0)
Thanks to the efforts of the Port Potomac Fitness Director, Pam Wise, we have been able to locate an offsite location to hold three fitness classes a week.  We understand that this is a limited class schedule and there is little flexibility in the times, but it is an opportunity to keep residents moving.  The Potomac Woods Assisted Living Facility has been gracious enough to allow no cost use of their facility.  We have invited any of their residents who would like to join us to do so.  Please make them feel welcome.

Residents must bring their ID Cards to the class, which it is available for residents only.  No guests or children will be permitted.  To assure the safety of the residents of the Potomac Woods Assisted Living Facility, the fitness instructors will meet our residents at the entrance to Building 2, five minutes prior to class and let everyone in the building.

Any questions on these classes, you may contact Pam at pwise@nfcamenity.com.
 
Group Classes
Where:  Potomac Woods Assisted Living, 2001 Southampton St, Woodbridge, VA 22191 Building 2 
Starting February 18th
Monday: Body Chisel
Instructor: Claire
Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm
Description: For all levels. This class uses controlled moves emphasizing perfect form to define the body and build lean muscle mass. You’ll use resistance bands, and body weight.
 
Wednesday: Zumba
Instructor: Lianna
Time: 7:00pm-8:00pm
Description: The Zumba program fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy to follow moves to create a one-of-a kind fitness program that will blow you away
 
Saturday: Yoga
Instructor: Audrey
Time: 10:00am-11:00am
Description: This class if open to all levels of practice. Your instruction will give you options and modifications throughout
class.
 
BRING TO CLASS: YOGA MAT, WATER AND TOWEL
 
Dog Park
Posted on Aug 30th, 2018 Comments (0)
Finally, after years of waiting, the new dog park project is complete. The dog park will open spring of 2019 to give the grass and landscaping time to take root. Please stay tuned for the opening of Port Potomac HOA  dog park in 2019.
 
Security Contractor for Port Potomac
Posted on Jan 17th, 2018
Port Potomac HOA has hired a new Security Company, SOS Security, LTD. to handle security services for the community in 2018. (Start date January 16, 2018)  There will be an officer on site from 8 pm to 4 am every evening doing patrols.  To reach the patrol officer during their shift you may call 571/251-2470.   
 
Should you notice anything you want to report that is not urgent or you have a question for the security company, you can call SOS Security, Mr. Robert Salba at 703/862-2040 during normal business hours.  As always, any activity that warrants, you should call Prince William County Police, 911 or the non-emergency number 703/792-6500.
 
Assessment Payment Options
Posted on Mar 17th, 2017
 
Package Thefts
Posted on Feb 2nd, 2017 Comments (0)
Community Crime Prevention Tip
 
Porch Pirating
 
11/29/2018
 
When having packages delivered to your home, beware of “porch pirating” — when a thief steals delivered packages from your doorstep or porch. Thieves can follow delivery trucks, watching for prime targets. These thieves commonly strike during working hours as many homes are empty at that time.
 
There are many steps that you can take to reduce the chance that your deliveries will be stolen. Here are some helpful tips to prevent the theft of your package.
 
·    Have your packages delivered to a location where someone can receive them in-person. A neighbor or relative who is usually home, for example, or your workplace if your employer allows it.
 
·    Encourage  your  neighbors  to  watch  for  deliveries  and  agree  to  secure  each  other’s packages. This includes being watchful for any stranger who is going onto porches for no apparent reason, or following delivery trucks.
 
·    Ask the shipper to hold your package at their facility. Most offer this service.
 
If you see anyone acting suspicious, call the police. Try and get as much information as possible; suspect / vehicle descriptions, license plates, the last direction of travel and any other information that would help identify the thief.
 
REPORT ALL SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY TO THE POLICE
Emergency: 911 * Non-Emergency: 703-792-6500 * Crime Prevention Unit: 703-792-7270
 
PWC School Boundary Changes Impact Us!!!
Posted on Nov 21st, 2016 Comments (0)
This coming Tuesday, November 22nd at 7pm at Potomac High School Auditorium, there will be community meeting to discuss proposed boundary changes to the elementary schools on the Eastern side of Prince William County.  These changes will impact Port Potomac residents, either directly or indirectly.  One of the plans (of which there are 3), has the community split between attending Mary Williams Elementary School and Potomac Shores Elementary School. 
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Final Capital Improvement Plan
Posted on Sep 30th, 2015 Comments (0)
The final Capital Improvement Plan report is available. Click here and here to read the entire report. Your feedback is welcome at the upcoming Special Meeting on Thursday, October 8th, at 7:00 PM in the Clubhouse Great Room. See you there!