Village News, 10/4/18

Dear Village Neighbor / Friend,

 

Alright now, it’s time to renew your membership in our Civic Association. Join, renew or not - I ask that you let me know (john.t.cooley@verizon.net). Membership dues are again $10.00 for this Fiscal Year 2019 (10/1/2018 – 9/30/2019). After last week’s appeal, we now have 250 members only about 100 members short of funding objective. Membership form is attached. It can also be found on our website (http://westspringfieldvillage.org/) and on our FaceBook group. Or you can click “Here” to pay $11.00 online using PayPal - the extra $1.00 covers the cost of PayPal processing.

 

We received $10.00 each from two former village residents who want the Village to retain its neighborhood look and feel. Both hope their contributions would energize others to ante up.

 

Rolling Road Project Update – we received a follow on update from VDOT concerning the project, specifically about the noise walls. “Following on to previous update, we expect the final noise report to be completed in the November/December timeframe, in which case we can expect voting to occur towards the end of the year/early 2019.” 

 

That means little to us, especially the 57 village homes along Rolling Road since no sound barriers will be placed in front of their homes. Some homes close to Greeley will have a sound wall across the street from them and/or beside them, but those walls are for the homes that back RR. At first that angered me and then I realized that sound walls in front of our Village homes would make it near impossible to see oncoming traffic when pulling out of those driveways.

 

Republic One Time Fee – Last week we reported Republic’s intent to charge their residential customers a one-time fee of $1.50 of offset landfill charges for yard debris. A Village resident called Republic about the $1.50 charge and had it refunded very easily. She wanted the rest of us to know squeaky wheel do sometime get the oil. I want to remind all that each of us have a separate agreement established within the negotiated price. They are at 703/818-8222.

 

Village Meeting – 7:30 PM, next Thursday, 11 October in the cafeteria at Rolling Valley Elementary School. At this meeting, we vote to ratify the FY18 audit report, pass a FY19 budget proposal with markups as determined during the meeting and elect a new Board of Directors (President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer). The 5th member of the Board is the Past President, a position that Kirby Myers is filling for us. The Executive Committee (Membership Chair, Directory Editor, Neighborhood Watch Coordinator and WebMaster) are appointed by the Board of Directors (BOD) and do not require a membership vote.

 

We need one more for the audit that will probably happen this coming weekend. It is incredibly simple and laid out by our Treasurer. Shoot, she even writes the audit report for you. Care to help?

 

Pohick Stream Park Cleanup – 9:00 AM – 12:00 noon, Saturday, 13 October. This is a great service project for scout troops, school or church groups and for each of us. We’ll meet at the end of Smyth Street to provide water and collection bags and then hit the woods down to the stream. Gloves, long pants and long-sleeve shirts are recommended. Collected trash will be left at our assembly point for county to pick up. This has been a good family outing doing something meaningful for our environment. Last time we cleaned – my 3 grandchildren (ages 5, 8 and 10) were on my team. Interested?

 

Upcoming Village Events (updates included the weekly enews and on our website):

 

October 11      WS Village Meeting, 7:30 PM in Rolling Valley

                        Elementary School Cafeteria  

October 13      Pohick Stream Cleanup, 9:00 AM – 12:00 noon. Meet at end of

                        Smyth Street for bags, etc. 

October 28      WS Village Halloween Party & Chili Cook-off – 4 – 7:00 PM - open

                        to all (note date change).

November 4    Daylight Savings Time Ends

November 6    Election Day

December 22  Village Christmas Party – open to all in the Village.

 

Thanks – For many years, the Kriebel family has tended the area around our village sign along Rolling Road. During this cutting season Bernie Koehle (Edmonton Court) took over the task free of charge as did the Kriebels. We know that VDOT does not mow often enough for the sign area to portray the image we want for our village. Thank them if you cross paths; they deserve our gratitude.

 

For Sale - Carla & Marc Spitler, 6509 Greenview Lane are selling Solid Wood Dining Set - Table, 8 Chairs, Alter/Buffet & Hutch. Asian influenced 8 person dining room table with custom table pad. Matching alter and buffet/hutch. Solid wood and priced to sell.

 

Table is 95"x44" with leaf inserted, 77" w/o leaf Buffet/hutch is 72" wide and 18.75" deep Alter is 59" wide, 46" tall and 18" deep.

 

Solid wood makes this set one that will stick around for a long time. Heavy and durable. Alter has 3 drawers and two cabinets. Really interesting piece. Buffet/hutch has 4 drawers and two double door cabinets, with shelf inside. Hutch is glass on three sides and a mirrored back. Lights inside to highlight your displayed items. Intricate wood piece on top is removable. Table comes with custom made collapsible/storable table pads. One chair has a cut and one spot on the table is slightly discolored but both are relatively easy fixes and not very noticeable. Price reflects minor issues. It’s beautiful in person- you have to look!

 

See full post on Nextdoor.com,(https://nextdoor.com/for_sale_and_free/f4062832-5e4c-40f9-8911-dab3c0a1bf34/?init_source=newsfeed) or email us for more photos, or with any questions at spitler@gmail.com. We'd be happy to set up a time for you to visit and see the set in person. Smoke and pet free home.

 

Hope to see you at upcoming community events. Stay safe.

 

John Cooley

CAWSV

 

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