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Clubhouse Renovation Project Update
Posted on Feb 27th, 2020 Comments (0)

Clubhouse Renovation Project Update
February 26, 2020
Port Potomac Homeowners,
Your Board approved the contract to proceed with the Clubhouse Renovation Project.  The next step is to schedule the pre-construction meeting with the contractors and the county.  The timing depends on the county inspector’s schedule.
We are excited about this project and will do everything possible to ensure it is done well and as quickly as possible.  We will share the proposed project schedule and other pertinent information with you as it becomes available.
The Board is scheduling a Town Hall Meeting in the upcoming weeks!   Additionally, we will keep you posted weekly, each Friday, throughout the completion of this project.  

Thank you,
Your Port Potomac Management Team
 

 
 
Neighborhood Watch Training
Posted on Dec 5th, 2019 Comments (0)
REMINDER: The Next Neighborhood Watch Meeting is December 9th
Please join us as the Crime Prevention Unit of the Prince William County Police Department hosts a Neighborhood Watch meeting on Monday, December 9, beginning at 7 p.m. The event should last about an hour.

Learn how to work with the Police Department to keep your neighborhood safe, or to make it safer. Members of current Neighborhood Watch programs are welcome to attend. Topics covered include crime reporting, burglary prevention, Neighborhood Watch guidelines and a Q&A session.
This event is at the Charlie T. Deane Central District Station, 5036 Davis Ford Rd., Woodbridge.
For more information, please call the Crime Prevention Unit at 703-792-7270.
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Neighborhood Watch Training
Posted on Nov 6th, 2019 Comments (0)
Reminder: Upcoming Neighborhood Watch Training on Tuesday, November 12, 2019
The next Neighborhood Watch Training will be on the following date and at the following location: Date: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 Time: 7pm-8pm Location: Potomac Community Library 2201 Opitz Blvd Woodbridge VA 22191
 
October is National Crime Prevention Month
Posted on Oct 15th, 2019 Comments (0)
October is National Crime Prevention month: Help us spread the word about crime prevention and personal safety. Visit our Community Resources pages. We have tips for residents, businesses, construction sites, and houses of worship. #StaySafe #CrimePrevention #NeighborhoodWatch #BusinessWatch #WorshipWatch https://www.pwcgov.org/…/p…/Pages/Crime-Prevention-Unit.aspx
 
Leesylvania State Park Annual Fall Festival
Posted on Oct 11th, 2019 Comments (0)
Hello,
Below is information regarding a Fall Festival close to home. It sounds like a great family fun event. I hope to see some of our residents there. 
 
Annual Fall Festival
Where:
Leesylvania State Park, 2001 Daniel K. Ludwig Dr., Woodbridge, VA 22191. Shelter #2-by parking lot.
When
October 19, 2019. 3:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Bring your friends and family to Leesylvania State Park for hayrides, apple launching, face painting, children games to win prizes, and meet and greet a firefighter and police officer. Go on a fun ranger-guided history hike with reenactors. Then, enjoy delicious food and cotton candy by the bonfire on the beach while listening to live music by Haze and Dacey acoustic duo.
For more information call the visitor center at (703)583-6904.
*Credit cards are now accepted for tickets. *Weather could affect certain activities.
Music: 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Games: 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Cemetery Hayrides: 3 sessions - 4:15 p.m., 5:15 p.m., and 6:15 p.m.
History Hike: 3 sessions - 7:00 p.m., 7:45 p.m., and 8:20 p.m.
Fee:Hike and hayride are $2 per person or $6 per family.
Games are $1 per ticket or $10 for 20.
Other details
Extra fee: Yes.
Children welcome: Yes.
Phone: 703-730-8205
Email Address: Leesylvania@dcr.virginia.gov
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Patriot Trash Important Notice Regarding Glass Recycling
Posted on Oct 9th, 2019 Comments (0)
Important Notice 
Dear Residents of Port Potomac HOA:
Effective October 1, 2019, Fairfax and Prince William Counties no longer mandate that glass be collected at curbside for recycling. Therefore, effective November 11, 2019, Patriot Disposal will no longer pick up glass as part of recycling. Customers are encouraged to re-use glass containers, bring them to a purple bin located in Fairfax County, Alexandria, Arlington, and Prince William County, or put them in with the regular trash for pickup.
Beginning on November 11th, recycling that contains glass will be considered contaminated and will not be picked up.
As you likely have seen in the news recently, U. S. recycling markets have a long way to go to recover from the impacts of China’s import ban but over time the markets should adjust and create domestic demand for our materials.
Please visit the following websites for additional information regarding glass recycling:
Patriot Disposal - Recycling
Fairfax County - Glass Recycling
Prince William County - Glass Recycling
We anticipate that Loudoun and Arlington Counties may soon implement the same policy. Should this occur, we will notify you promptly. Thank you in advance for your attention to this change. If you have any questions, please contact our customer service department at 703-257-7100.
Sincerely,
Patriot Disposal
Customer Service
 
10.4.2019 Port Potomac News and Updates
Posted on Oct 7th, 2019 Comments (0)
10/4/19
Good Afternoon Port Potomac,
Information included in this email:
Upcoming Social Events
Commercial Vehicle Parking
Committee Volunteers Needed
Fitness Information
Text Messaging Service
Clubhouse Update
Contract Updates
Upcoming Social Events.
The Port Potomac Social Committee has scheduled several Social events between now and the end of the year. 
Trunk or Treat 
Please join the Social Committee for a haunting good time, as we host Port Potomac’s 3rd Annual Trunk or Treat on October 26, 2019 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm.

"A Trunk or Treat is a Halloween event that is church or community sponsored. People gather and park their cars in a large parking lot. They open their trunks, or the backs of their decorated vehicles and hand out candy from their trunks. This event provides a safe family environment for trick or treating."
 
Don't have time to decorate your car? Come by clubhouse parking lot at 6:15 p.m. and decorate your car with your neighbors. An ample amount of extra decorations will be provided on a first come, first serve basis. 
Set up time will be until the event starts in the North parking lot on the residence entrance side. Please only use one parking spot. Get there early to pick your spot. There will be treat bags for the treaters while they last.
Prizes will be given to the best decorated vehicles.
 
Community participation is required to make this event possible. Please RSVP if you plan to bring your cars to hand out candy. Residents are responsible for providing candy for the trunk or treaters. Let’s make this a great event for the little ghost and goblins of Port Potomac.
Please RSVP at the following link or on the Port Potomac HOA website.
Trunk or Treat

Daddy Daughter Dance and Mom Prom

The social committee is excited to invite you and your children to two upcoming fall dances. The dances will feature games, prizes, food & drinks, a face painter, and of course, plenty of dancing. We look forward to having you attend and make some great memories with your kids.
 
A quick note about the dances. While the dances are generally intended for Dads/Daughters (Nov 2nd) and Moms/Sons (Nov 9th), we understand that not all pairings will necessarily follow that structure, and we don't want to exclude anyone that wishes to go. For any "non-standard" pairings, please RSVP to the event aligning to the child/children's gender. For example, Grandmother/Granddaughter ---> Daddy/Daughter.
 
Daddy/Daughter Dance
Date: Saturday, November 2nd, 2019
Theme: “Purple Rain”
 
Mom Prom (Moms and Sons)
Date: Saturday, November 9th, 2019
Theme: “Blue Moon”
 
The following information applies to both dances:
Time: 6-9pm

Location: Dale City Recreation Center (Rear Annex), 14300 Minnieville Rd, Woodbridge, VA 22193 (approx. 10 mins away)

Ages: Parents are welcome to use discretion, but generally ages 3-13 for the kids

Capacity: 80 people for each dance
 
Please RSVP at the following links or on the Port Potomac HOA website.
 
Daddy and Daughter Dance

Mom Prom, Mom and Son
Feel free to reach out to the dance coordinator, Eric Przybylski (ejprzybylski@gmail.com) with any questions.
 

The events are for Port Potomac HOA residents only, please contact the management office for exceptions. if you RSVP and find that you cannot attend the event, please delete your RSVP. Thank you.
 
Commercial Vehicle Parking
It is against Port Potomac rules and regulations to park a commercial vehicle, boat, trailer and other commercial vehicles in Port Potomac.  Commercial vehicles are only permitted to be parked inside the garage, where they are not visible. 
The Association can enforce these rules on the private roads, using parking tags, hearings and towing.  On the public roads the Association can not legally take any enforcement action.  We can and do contact Prince William County Neighborhood Services and ask that they enforce their own ordinances against commercial vehicles on residential streets.  This is a slow process and the county only acts if the vehicle is parked in the community at the time of the call and if they have an officer free.  Commercial vehicles are usually parked on our streets at night and on weekends.  When we are not here to see the violation or call Neighborhood Services.
If this is an issue that concerns you, remember that you can call Prince William County Neighborhood Services as a private citizen.  You may report the commercial vehicle, trailer or other by calling 703/792-6500.  Generally when dealing with no- emergency calls to the County, the more calls the likelier the chance they will respond.
Committee Volunteers Needed
Port Potomac is still looking for volunteer committee members for the Communications Committee and one volunteer for the Facilities and Grounds Committee.  If you’re interested, attend a committee meeting and talk to the members about joining them. Your time and efforts are priceless to the community. In order to serve, you must be a member in good standing.
Fitness Program News (New days and times)
Yoga – 6:40 PM, Wednesday, Behind the Port Potomac Clubhouse
KB Kore – 6:45 PM, Monday, Behind the Port Potomac Clubhouse
Text Messaging Service
Did you know that Port Potomac subscribes to a text messaging service?  This is a great way to get emergency information, activities updates and quick news about the Association.  If you want to sign up for the PPHOA Text Messaging Service, you can do so in one of three ways.
Online - https://www.portpotomachoa.com/
or http://mobile-text-alerts.com/PPHOA
Text – PPHOA to 662-200-4303 – then follow the prompts.
Clubhouse Update
The next phase of the project is Construction Documentation, which leads to filing of the construction permits with the county. The Association should receive the construction documents in 4 weeks. The target date for filing for the remaining permits is the end of October.
 
The locker room permit has been approved. The contractor is working out final details between the electrician and the designer.  Changes in the approved plan have gone back to the county and we hope to get their approval by today or Monday. Once the final details are approved. Repair work on the locker rooms will begin.
Contract Updates
Brightview has completed the turf renovation project for this year and is now working on a common area tree pruning project.  They will be pruning the common area trees to allow unobstructed walking, streetlight and street sign clearance and removing dead wood up to 10 feet.
The Board approved the repainting of yellow curbs, repainting the parking lines and repairs to the walking paths.  This year we will be completing this project in the area located from Port Potomac Drive South to the townhouses and from Route 1 east to the power lines.  We will notify you once this project is scheduled.  Residents will need to make sure their vehicles are not parked on the street during the scheduled work. 
 
Fall Confidential Document Shred October 26
Two Locations: Landfill and Yung Elementary
 
The Prince William County Solid Waste Division will hold a free document shred event for Prince William area residents on Saturday, October 26 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (or until trucks reach capacity).  Two locations are available, Prince William County Landfill, 14811 Dumfries Road, Manassas and Chris Yung Elementary School, 12612 Fog Light Way, Bristow, VA.  This service will not be available at the Balls Ford Road Yard Waste Compost Facility.
These events are open to residents only.  No business or commercial shredding will be accepted. Residents may bring the equivalent of up to four boxes (18”x12”x15” or smaller) of paper for shredding at no charge.
Only confidential documents such as bank statements and tax returns are accepted. Non confidential documents such as junk mail should be recycled at the curb or citizen drop-off facilities. Paper clips (regular size) and staples do not have to be removed.
 
For other guidelines and restrictions visit www.pwcgov.org/trashandrecycling.
 
Have a great weekend. Enjoy the cooler weather, we may get a little Fall weather yet. 
Port Potomac Management Staff
 
 
Winter is Coming!
Posted on Oct 1st, 2019 Comments (0)
Winter will be coming soon.  Although we hope not to have a repeat of the blizzard of the 2015-2016 winter season, we most likely will have some snowfall events this year.  The HOA has contracted with Potomac Home Services (571/243-2856) to plow our private streets & parking lots, and clear common area sidewalks.   If you live on a public street and have a problem, please contact VDOT at 1-800-FOR-ROAD.  If you have a problem with any private street or alley way or any of the common area sidewalks, please fill out this form here.  Even if our management staff are not available, someone from the Board of Directors will be able to respond to the problem or incident you have observed.  
 
Remember that homeowners are responsible for clearing their driveways and sidewalks, two sides if you live on a corner.
 
Dogs and Dog Owner Responsibilities
Posted on Sep 19th, 2019 Comments (0)
In Prince William County it is against the law to: 
Allow animals to create noise such that it is audible at least once a minute for ten consecutive minutes (Section 14-5.1, Prince William County Code).
Allow your animal to trespass on someone's property after being requested by the owner of the property not to trespass (Section 4-4, Prince William County Code). Get a Trespassing Animals Form.
Allow your animal to knowingly or willfully urinate or defecate on private property of other persons or on publicly owned property except parts of parks posted as dog run areas (Section 4-11 & 4-26).
Own a dog four months or older and not obtain a County dog license that your dog is required to wear, and a collar bearing said license (Section 4-46, Prince William County Code).
Have knowledge of an animal which has bitten someone and not immediately notify an Animal Control Officer (Section 4-64, Prince William County Code) at 703-792-6500.
 
Port Potomac News and Updates 9/13/19
Posted on Sep 13th, 2019 Comments (0)
9/13/19
Good Afternoon Port Potomac,
Information included in this email:
Upcoming Association Meeting
Open Board Member Position
Committee Volunteers Needed
Text Messaging Service
Fall Yard Sale
Clubhouse Update
Contractor Update – BrightView Landscape Services
Owner Maintenance Responsibilities – Yards
Dog Park Wasps
Upcoming Association Meeting.  
The next Board of Directors meeting will be held on September 17, 2019, 7:00 Pm in the Locust Shade Conference room of the Ferlazzo Government Building.  The meeting agenda is attached for your information.
Open Board Position.  
One of the current Board Members, Mr. Ted Diaz resigned from the Board of Directors earlier this month.  The Association is looking for a volunteer to fill the position for the remainder of 2019.   If you are interested in filling this temporary position, please notify Management and plan on attending the September 17, 2019 Board Meeting to address the Board and community.  At this time, we have 4 homeowners who have volunteered to fill the open position

Committee Volunteers Needed
Port Potomac is still looking for volunteer committee members for the Communications Committee and the Facilities and Grounds Committee.  If you’re interested, attend a committee meeting and talk to the members about joining them. Your time and efforts are priceless to the community. In order to serve, you must be a member in good standing.
Fitness Program News
Text Messaging Service
Did you know that Port Potomac subscribes to a text messaging service?  This is a great way to get emergency information, activities updates and quick news about the Association.  If you want to sign up for the PPHOA Text Messaging Service, you can do so in one of three ways.
Online - https://www.portpotomachoa.com/
or http://mobile-text-alerts.com/PPHOA
Text – PPHOA to 662-200-4303 – then follow the prompts.
Fall Yard Sale
The date for the annual Fall yard sale has been set for Saturday, September 21, 2019 starting at 8 AM rain or shine.  You may bring your table to the either of the clubhouse parking lots for the sale.  The Association will be placing two advertisements and putting up the Yard Sale Banner.
Clubhouse Update
The next phase of the project is Construction Documentation, which leads to filing of the construction permits with the county. The Association should receive the construction documents in 6 weeks. Permits will be filed by the end of October. 
The locker room permit has been approved and the contractor has been notified.  Base work on the locker room should start in a week or so.  The base work is drywall, electrical, minor plumbing and paint.  When these are complete, we should be able to have the indoor pool open for community use.
BrightView Landscape Services
BrightView has completed the aerating the common area turf.  BrightView has begun working on the compro (soil additive) and seed project on the common grounds.  We are doing phase three which includes sections 10 & 11 and the areas along Radburn Street.
Owner Maintenance Responsibilities – Yards
The Covenants inspector has informed me that she is writing many violations the past few weeks for homes that have not cut their grass, trimmed around trees, mailboxes etc. edged the sidewalks and driveways or pulled weeds from the tree rings and planting beds. Remember this is part of your home maintenance and should be done on a regular schedule, keeping your home’s appearance neat and clean.
Dog Park Wasps.  
Thanks to one of our residents sounding the alarm, we have discovered two large ground wasp nests under the big rocks in the dog park.  Both have been treated and the occupants are dead.  You may want to keep your dogs and kids away from the large rock formations until we are sure we have them all and do let us know if you see any further wasp activity.
 
Have a great weekend.
Port Potomac Management Staff
 
 
9.6.2019 Port Potomac News and Updates
Posted on Sep 9th, 2019 Comments (0)
9/6/19
Good Afternoon Port Potomac,
Information included in this email:
Open Board Member Position
Committee Volunteers Needed
Fitness Program News
Text Messaging Service
Fall Yard Sale
Clubhouse Update
Contractor Update – BrightView Landscape Services
Owner Maintenance Responsibilities - Trees
I understand that some of this information comes out more than once.  As long as we still have openings on the Board or committees, or events that are growing closer, we will keep them in these communications.  There are those in the community that only read them on occasion.
Open Board Position
One of the current Board Members, Mr. Ted Diaz resigned from the Board of Directors earlier this month.  The Association is looking for a volunteer to fill the position for the remainder of 2019.   If you are interested in filling this temporary position, please notify Management and plan on attending the September 17, 2019 Board Meeting to address the Board and community.  If possible, the Board will make the appointment during the meeting. 
While we are on the subject, it’s not too early to start thinking about serving on the Board.  There will be two Board positions which will be filled by majority vote at the 2019 Annual Meeting – one to fill the remaining 2 years of the term mentioned above and another expiring term
Committee Volunteers Needed
Port Potomac is still looking for volunteer committee members for the Communications Committee and the Facilities and Grounds Committee.  If you’re interested, attend a committee meeting and talk to the members about joining them. Your time and efforts are priceless to the community. In order to serve, you must be a member in good standing.
Fitness Program News
Since the clubhouse water damage, our fitness center management company, NFC has been providing some fitness classes off site and some activities around the community.  Their summer camps were a great success but are over now.  The community has not shown much interest in the alternative events that have been scheduled, so the Board decided to cancel the fitness contract effective the end of September. 
The activities that have had the highest turn out are the two fitness classes that are held on the Port Potomac grounds.  We are working on a plan with NFC to keep the instructors for the Yoga class, held at 7:40 PM on Tuesdays and the KB Core, held at 7:30 PM on Thursdays.  Both are held outdoors at the clubhouse.  These classes will continue until the weather makes participation difficult. The board intends to bring back a fitness management company when the clubhouse reopens.
Text Messaging Service
Did you know that Port Potomac subscribes to a text messaging service?  This is a great way to get emergency information, activities updates and quick news about the Association.  If you want to sign up for the PPHOA Text Messaging Service you can do so in one of three ways. (65 new people have signed up in the last two weeks)
Online - https://www.portpotomachoa.com/
or http://mobile-text-alerts.com/PPHOA
Text – PPHOA to 662-200-4303 – then follow the prompts.
Fall Yard Sale
The date for the annual Fall yard sale has been set for Saturday, September 21, 2019 starting at 8 AM rain or shine.  You may bring your table to the either of the clubhouse parking lots for the sale.  The Association will be placing two advertisements and putting up the Yard Sale Banner.
Clubhouse Update
The next phase of the project is Construction Documentation, which leads to filing of the construction permits with the county. The Association should receive the construction documents in 7 weeks. Permits will be filed by the end of October. 
The locker room permit revision is complete and has been submitted to the County.  We may hear something as early as next week.
 
BrightView Landscape Services
BrightView has begun aerating the common area turf.  They will be working on this for about a week.  When walking the common grounds don’t be alarmed if you see the earth cores laying on top of the ground.  It is just dirt and will breakup with traffic and rain.
When the aeration is complete, BrightView will begin working on the compro and seed project on the common grounds.  We are doing phase three which includes sections 10 & 11 and the areas along Radburn Street.
Owner Maintenance Responsibilities – Trees
After the storm last weekend, the Association lost all or part of three large trees.  The landscaper is removing them this week.  What was surprising were the number of phone calls we received from owners who had damage to their trees and wanted the Association to clean them up.  We learned was that there are homeowners who don’t understand what tree maintenance responsibilities they have.
Homeowners are responsible for the maintenance, pruning, fertilization and treatment of all trees located on their property.  This includes the tree lawn or the strip between the sidewalk and the street.  Trees should be pruned so that they do not block street signs or road signs, or they do not hang into the sidewalk or street.  Keep the height of the branches up to al least 10 feet where possible.
Removing and/or replacing a tree on your property requires approval from the Covenants Committee.  In an emergency, you may remove the tree and then put in an application for the replacement.  Removing a tree and not replacing it requires approval from the Covenants Committee.

Have a great weekend, the temperatures are supposed to be a bit cooler.
Port Potomac Management Staff



 
 
 
Port Potomac News 8.30.2019
Posted on Aug 30th, 2019 Comments (0)
 
8/30/19
Good Afternoon Port Potomac,
Information included in this email:
 
Open Board Member Position
Committee Volunteers Needed
Fitness Program News
Text Messaging Service
Fall Yard Sale
Clubhouse Update
Fitness Activities
Open Board Position
One of the current Board Members, Mr. Ted Diaz resigned from the Board of Directors earlier this month.  The Association is looking for a volunteer to fill the position for the remainder of 2019.   If you are interested in filling this temporary position, please notify Management and plan on attending the September 17 Board Meeting to address the Board and community.  If possible, the Board will make the appointment during the meeting. 
While we are on the subject, it’s not too early to start thinking about serving on the Board.  There will be two Board positions which will be filled by majority vote at the 2019 Annual Meeting – one to fill the remaining 2 years of the term mentioned above and another expiring term
Committee Volunteers Needed
Port Potomac is still looking for volunteer committee members for the Communications Committee and the Facilities and Grounds Committee.  If you’re interested, attend a committee meeting and talk to the members about joining them. Your time and efforts are priceless to the community. In order to serve, you must be a member in good standing.
Fitness Program News
Since the clubhouse water damage, our fitness center management company, NFC has been providing some fitness classes off site and some activities around the community.  Their summer camps were a great success but are over now.  The community has not shown much interest in the alternative events that have been scheduled, so the Board decided to cancel the fitness contract effective the end of September. 
The activities that have had the highest turn out are the two fitness classes that are held on the Port Potomac grounds.  We are working on a plan with NFC to keep the instructors for the Yoga class, held at 7:40 PM on Tuesdays and the KB Core, held at 7:30 PM on Thursdays.  Both are held outdoor at the clubhouse.  These classes will continue until the weather makes participation difficult. The board intends to bring back a fitness management company when the clubhouse reopens.
Text Messaging Service
Did you know that Port Potomac subscribes to a text messaging service?  This is a great way to get emergency information, activities updates and quick news about the Association.  If you want to sign up for the PPHOA Text Messaging Service you can do so in one of two ways.
Online - https://www.portpotomachoa.com/
or http://mobile-text-alerts.com/PPHOA
Text – PPHOA to 662-200-4303 – then follow the prompts.
Fall Yard Sale
The date for the annual Fall yard sale has been set for Saturday, September 21, 2019 starting at 8 AM rain or shine.  You may bring your table to the either of the clubhouse parking lots for the sale.  The Association will be placing two advertisements and putting up the Yard Sale Banner.
Clubhouse Update
The board of directors met with Lush Interior Design yesterday evening to review the design options for the clubhouse.  This finalized items such as materials, colors, furniture, lighting, etc.  The board also made decisions on items such as doorways, lockers, audio/video equipment, etc.  More details of the choices will be published on our website in the next few days.  The next phase of the project is Construction Documentation, which leads to filing of the construction permits to the county.  Permits will be filed by the end of October. 

The locker room permit revision is complete and will be submitted to the County on Tuesday or Wednesday of next week. 

 
Fitness Walk 
Every Thursday at 9:30 AM the Fitness Director will lead a fitness walk through the Port Potomac community and the paths that border our community.  Please see the attached flyer for more information.
 
Have a safe and happy Labor Day Weekend.
Port Potomac Management Staff
 
PWCP News "Gift Cards are not payments"
Posted on Aug 28th, 2019 Comments (0)
Officer M Whaley
Prince William County Police Department 
Gift Cards are NOT Payments
Gift cards are a great way to give a gift! But did you know they are also a scammer’s favorite way to steal money? Gift cards are for gifts, not for making payments. If someone calls with urgent news or a convincing story and then pressures you to pay them by buying a gift card, like an iTunes or Google Play card, and then giving them the codes on the back of the card – stop. It’s a scam Gift cards are the number one payment method that imposters demand. Scammers will say anything to get your money and they know how to play into your fears, hopes, or sympathies. They like gift cards because, once they’ve got the code on the back, the money is gone and almost impossible to trace. But knowing how these scams work can help you avoid them, and you can help even more by passing on the information to people you know. If you paid a scammer with a gift card, report it as soon as possible. Tell the FTC about it – or any other scam – at ftc.gov/complaint.
 
Port Potomac HOA Update August 23, 2019
Posted on Aug 23rd, 2019 Comments (0)
8/23/19
 
Good Afternoon Port Potomac,
 
Information included in this email:
Open Board Member Position
Committee Volunteers Needed
Upcoming Meetings
Text Messaging Service
Fall Yard Sale
Clubhouse Update
Fitness Activities
Activities Around the County
 
Open Board Position
One of the current Board Members, Mr. Ted Diaz resigned from the Board of Directors this week.  The Association is looking for a volunteer to fill the position for the remainder of 2019.   If you are interested in filling this temporary position, please notify Management and plan on attending the September 16. 2019 Board Meeting to address the Board and community.  If possible, the Board will make the appointment during the meeting.  The Board member to fulfill the remaining two years will be chosen by Association vote at the 2019 Annual Meeting.
 
Committee Volunteers Needed
Port Potomac is still looking for volunteer committee members for the Communications Committee and the Facilities and Grounds Committee.  If you’re interested, attend a committee meeting and talk to the members about joining them. Your time and efforts are priceless to the community. The Committee Interest form is attached to this email for your convience.
 
Facilities and Grounds Committee Meeting - 8/27 - 7:00-8:30 Locust Shade Room - Ferlazzo Building 15941 Donald Curtis Dr. Woodbridge

Special Meeting of the Board of Directors – 8/29 – 6:00-9:00 River Oaks Community Center, 16900 McGuffeys Trail.  This is a Special Meeting of the Board of Directors with Lush Design to review and approve design plans for the clubhouse.
 
Text Messaging Service
Did you know that Port Potomac subscribes to a text messaging service?  This is a great way to get emergency information, activities updates and quick news about the Association.  If you want to sign up for the PPHOA Text Messaging service you can do so in one of two ways.
Text – PPHOA to 662-200-4303 – then follow the prompts.
Online – Go to http://mobile-text-alerts.com/PPHOA and sign up.
 
Fall Yard Sale
The date for the annual Fall yard sale has been set for Saturday, September 21, 2019 starting at 8 AM rain or shine.  You may bring your table to the either of the clubhouse parking lots for the sale.  The Association will be placing two advertisements and putting up the Yard Sale Banner.
 
Clubhouse Update
The Board will be meeting with Lush Interior Design on August 29th to review final structure and design plans.  When approved by the board, Lush will complete the construction drawings and the Association can send the project out for a competitive bid.
We received notification from Lush Interior Design this morning that they had the electrician revised pool house application is in hand and it is ready to be submitted.  We have had to re-issue a check that was lost in the mail, so the application should be submitted to Prince William County early next week.
 
Fitness Walk 
Every Thursday at 9:30 AM the Fitness Director will lead a fitness walk through the Port Potomac community and the paths that border our community. 
 
Activities Around Prince William County
 
War Dogs Art Show - National Museum of the Marine Corps
Presented By: National Museum of the Marine Corps 
Dates: May 18, 2019 - September 30, 2019 
Recurrence: Recurring daily 
Location: National Museum of the Marine Corps 
Address: 18900 Jefferson Davis Highway, Triangle, VA 22172-1938 
Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Battle of Kettle Run Anniversary Commemoration
Dates: August 24, 2019 - August 25, 2019 
Recurrence: Recurring daily 
Location: Bristow Station Battlefield Heritage Park 
Address: 10708 Bristow Road, Bristow, VA 20136 
Time: 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Annual Labor Day Craft Festival
Presented By: The Winery at La Grange 
Dates: August 30, 2019 - September 2, 2019 
Recurrence: Recurring daily 
Location: The Winery at La Grange 
Address: 4970 Antioch Road, Haymarket, VA 20169

Goonies Movie Party @ Alamo Drafthouse & Cinema
Presented By: Alamo Drafthouse & Cinema 
Dates: 8/22/2019, 8/23/2019, 8/24/2019 
Location: Alamo Drafthouse & Cinema 
Address: 15200 Potomac Town Place, Woodbridge, VA 22191
 
For more County wide events check out https://www.visitpwc.com/


Have a wonderful weekend.

Port Potomac Management Staff
 
Prince William County "Cover the Cruiser" 9.2.2019
Posted on Aug 23rd, 2019 Comments (0)
WOODBRIDGE RESIDENTS – Help us Cover the Cruiser at WATERWORKS in Andrew Leitch Park, 5301 Dale Blvd, Woodbridge on Monday, September 2nd from 12:00 p.m. – 3 p.m. to help us raise money for Special Olympics by donating a dollar. Thank you as always for your support of Special Olympics and #PWCPD! #CoverTheCruiser #SpecialOlympics
 
PWCPD TRAFFIC SAFETY HOTLINE
Posted on Aug 13th, 2019 Comments (0)
TRAFFIC SAFETY HOTLINE: #PWCPD takes traffic safety seriously. To facilitate citizen concerns we have established a hotline that you can call to provide us with information on significant traffic violations in your community.
Your information may help us determine how to allocate its traffic safety resources to keep all Prince William County roadways safer.
When you call please listen carefully to the directions and provide complete information. 
• Call 703-792-5919 to report significant violations.
 
Port Potomac News
Posted on Jul 19th, 2019 Comments (0)
Good Afternoon all,
I hope everyone has been staying cool and inside during this heat wave. From, what I have heard this weekend is going to be a hot one! Please, take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside this weekend. If possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heatstroke. Wear light weight and loose fit clothing when possible and drink plenty of water.
 
Updates:

The permit for the locker room renovations was filed with the county on July 9, 2019.  
Emilie Kyle from Lush Interior Design states we should hear something from the county around July 23rd  regarding the indoor pool permit. Send positive vibes all.
Fitness:
Christmas in July 5k run/walk will take place in the community on Saturday, July 27th. At this time there are three residents signed up for the family fun run/walk. If you are interested in the run/walk please rsvp at the following link: Christmas in July
If we do not have at least 25 residents signed up for this event by July 24th, the Fitness Director will cancel the walk/run. It would be great if the community could come together for this event.
 
Covenants:
There are still a few homes in the sections of the townhomes that need a little of extra love and care. Please, see the notes below regarding maintenance of lawns per the Design Maintenance Guidelines:
Lawn Mowing and Maintenance
Turf areas shall be mowed at regular intervals, maintaining a uniform, level cut of five (5) inches or less. At no time shall bare earth be exposed upon a Lot. Lot Owners are required to restore bare areas to turf within the growing season (April-October) either by seeding or sodding. Lot Owners are also required to maintain turf with minimal weeds. Turf area includes the boulevard strip between the sidewalk and the roadway adjacent to an owner’s Lot.
Lawn Edging
Lawns shall be properly edged to prevent grass from growing outside of turf areas.
Lawn Sprinklers
Sprinkler systems do not require approval of the Association; however, they must be maintained such that there’s no negative impact to neighboring properties.
This all the information we have for now, have a wonderful and cool weekend all!
 
Thank you,

The Management and Fitness Team
 


 
 
 
 
July 5, 2019 Port Potomac News and Updates
Posted on Jul 5th, 2019 Comments (0)
I hope you had a good 4th of July and were able to attend your get together's despite the rain.

In this email:
  • Fitness Workout
  • Summer Kids Camps
  • Community Fitness Hike
  • Covenant Violations
  • Clubhouse Design
 
The summer kids’ camps have been going very well. The kids seem to be enjoying themselves and They are improving their skills.  The tennis and soccer camps will be ending next week and then the flag football and basketball camps start on July 15th and 16th.
Read More >>
 
6.28.2019 Port Potomac News and Updates
Posted on Jun 28th, 2019 Comments (0)
We have a few Updates for you today.
  • Locker Room Permit Application
  • Repair/ Remodel Preliminary Design Choices
  • Community Day Hike
  • July Fitness Newsletter
  • 4th July Trash Schedule
  • 4th of July Celebration
Read More >>
 
Port Potomac News and Updates 6/21/19
Posted on Jun 21st, 2019 Comments (0)
6/21/19
 
Good Afternoon Port Potomac,
 
In this email:
 
Move to the Trailer
Upcoming Meetings
Special Meeting
Newsletter – Your opinion needed
Communication Committee Volunteers Needed
Trash Service Changes
Pool Opening
 
It’s been a busy week, with the Board meeting on June 18th and the Covenants meeting on June 20, as well as irrigation inspections and landscape pruning and cleanup going on.  The storm ponds are scheduled for a thorough cleaning and bush whacking as soon as they dry out enough to get the equipment in those areas.
Last week I told you we were moving the management team into the temporary trailer this past Monday, unfortunately the air conditioning unit did not work, and other arrangements had to be made by the owner of the trailer.  After a long week, we are in the trailer and available for anyone who needs ID cards or other information.
 
Office Hours:
Monday-Wednesday 9am-5pm
Thursday 9am-7pm
Friday 9am-2pm
 
There are a number of Port Potomac Business meetings in the next month.
 
Facilities and Grounds Meeting - June 25 - 7:00, Ferlazzo Building, Locust Shade Room
Communications Committee Meeting - July 1 - 6:30, Ferlazzo Building,  Locust Shade Room
Social Committee Meeting – July 1 – 7:00, Ferlazzo Building, Locust Shade Room
Board of Directors Meeting -July 16 -7:00, Ferlazzo Building, Locust Shade Room
Facilities and Grounds Committee Meeting - July 23 - 7:00, Ferlazzo Building, Locust Shade Room
 
The Board is holding a Special Meeting on June 27, 2019 at 7:00 pm to meet with the lead Designer from Lush Interior Design.  The meeting is tentatively scheduled at the Ferlazzo Building, Locust Shade room. (We are waiting on confirmation.)  The meeting is open to all homeowners, but there will not be an open forum for owner comments during this meeting.
 
The association has been discussing the issue of the community newsletter, which the association has put out in the past but has not published recently.  First, the Board is interested in your thoughts on this issue.  Do you want a newsletter and if you do, what type of newsletter do you want?  Please drop us an email with your thoughts.
 
The Association is in desperate need of volunteers for the Communications Committee.  There are a number of different ways to help.  You can write newsletter articles, take pictures at events, update our Facebook Page.  If you have an idea, the Association would love to hear it.
 
For the last few weeks we have talked about the new trash trucks, Automated Side Loading Trucks, and what that will mean to our trash service.  The new trucks are coming, but it will be at least a month or two before they go into service.  This means we have a little time to make adjustments to the way trash is placed at the curb.  If you need to order a second toter or have a large item to be disposed of you can call Patriot Disposal Customer Service at (703) 257-7100.
 
The last items I wanted to mention today is the outdoor pool.  It looks like we will not be able to open the outdoor pool at all this summer.  The designer is still working out details with the County concerning the repairs needed to the building.  We will continue to pursue this permit so that the indoor pool can be opened, hopefully in the next few months.

Have a wonderful weekend.  Enjoy the beautiful Weather.

Sincerely,

Beth Cousino
General Manager
Port Potomac HOA 



  
 
 
 
Port Potomac News and Updates June 14, 2019
Posted on Jun 14th, 2019 Comments (0)
6/14/19
 
Good Afternoon Port Potomac,
 
There is a lot to share with you today covering:
 
Clubhouse Repair Status
On-Site Office
Pool Opening
Summer Kids Camps
Trash Pickup
Fitness Information
Neighborhood Watch Training
 
Clubhouse Repair Status
 
The latest schedule submitted by the Interior Designer on the remaining Club House renovations is as follows:
 
July 9 – Schematic design phase complete
July 16 –Association reviews and approves schematic design barring possible changes
Aug 27 – Final Design development complete
Sept 3 – Association reviews and approvals design barring possible changes
Oct. 29 – Construction Requirements and Documentation Developed for bids complete
Nov 29 – Review General Contractor (GC) proposals
Dec 12 – GC Contract awarded and signed
Attempting to open the pools has created some delay (more below).  We are working with the designer to get back on track.  Once we have the GC proposals, we will have a better idea of construction start dates and the length of the project.
 
On-Site Office
 
Last week I told you we hopped to be in the trailer earlier this week.  We did have the inspection on Tuesday, but the electrical installation failed.  The issues were literally a missing screw, a missing plastic washer and bolt and an extra ground.  As of 10:00 AM today the trailer passed the electrical inspection.  The Management staff will be working on site and available to the homeowners as of Monday6/17/19.  Our first project will be to get the computers and ID card system up and running.  I’ll let you know as soon as that is completed.  We have missed the Port Potomac residents and are very happy to be back on site.
 
Office Hours
Monday-Wednesday 9 AM to 5 PM
Thursday 9 AM to 7 PM
Friday 9 AM to 2 PM 
 
Pool Opening
 
There have been multiple meetings with the County concerning the outdoor pool and what repairs are required.  The County currently is requiring all electrical components and wiring in the locker rooms and indoor pool be replaced.  If you think this doesn’t make sense, you are not alone.  The indoor pool was the only part of the clubhouse NOT to suffer any water damage from the pipe break.  The Clubhouse Designer’s engineer is putting together a revised electrical drawing to submit to the County.  Their estimate for the completion of the drawings is two weeks.  Best case, with no issues or delays:
 
July 14 - Plans completed, and permit application drafted and submitted to the County.
July 17-21 - County permit received
July 26th - Locker room repairs started (estimated at about 2 weeks)
August 12th – Earliest possible pool opening
 
Summer Kids Camps
 
The Kids Camps are completely booked.  This year we will be handling rain dates a little different than in the past.  Since we will not be able to move the kids into the Activities room if it rains, camps will not be held in bad weather.  The Fitness Director Pam Kolboski will email the parents close to 9:10 AM when camp is canceled.  So, if you’re not sure, check your email.  Never leave your child unattended while waiting for camp to start.  Please stay with the child until the camp employees are present.  We also ask that you make sure to pick up your child on time at the end of camp.
 
Trash Pickup
 
A few weeks ago, we sent out information concerning trash removal in the community, highlights including:
 
All trash for pickup must be inside the 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.
These aren’t much of a change from how trash has always supposed to be handled.  With Patriot Disposal moving to Automated Side Loading trucks that use a claw to pickup your trash can, they are going to be enforcing these rules.  If you have a large item that you need removed, you can call Patriot Disposal Customer Service at (703) 257-7100 and schedule a pickup.  Landscape debris, branches and grass clippings must be placed inside the trash toter for removal.  If you feel you need a second trash toter for landscape items, you can contact Patriot Disposal customer service.  An additional can be rented for $45 and is not covered by Port Potomac HOA.  
Our Port Potomac maintenance person has noticed that someone has been dumping landscape debris at the storm pond off Steerage Circle.  Please, do not dump your trash, landscape trash, paint, oil or any other trash on the common grounds, especially near the storm ponds.
 
Fitness Information
 
Attached for your use is this week’s home workout “Every Minute on the Minute.”  Also enclosed is the June Fitness Newsletter and a flyer for the Christmas in July 5K Fun Run/Walk.
 
Neighborhood Watch Training
The next Neighborhood Watch meeting is July 15th at 7pm at 8900 Freedom Center Blvd. If you community has questions about Neighborhood Watch, I encourage them to attend this training. To RSVP, please email kpurcell@pwcgov.org
 
Have a great weekend.
 
Sincerely,
Beth Cousino
General Manager
Port Potomac HOA

 
 
Walk and Watch
Posted on Jun 9th, 2019 Comments (0)
WALK & WATCH: Police - Community Partnership
Walk and Watch is a crime awareness program to encourage dog walkers to serve as extra eyes and ears for the community. There are hundreds of citizens who are out and about all hours of the day or night walking their dogs. Most are preoccupied with texting, chatting, emailing and phone calls during these neighborhood walks. The objective of this program is to encourage each dog walker to be alert and aware of suspicious people, vehicles, activities or vandalism and to report it immediately to law enforcement. If you see something suspicious, call us. Emergency 9-1-1 AND Non-Emergency 703-792-6500 Prince William County Police Department - Crime Prevention Unit 703-792-7270 www.pwcgov.org/police
 
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.
 
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!