Village News, 6/13/19

Dear WS Village Neighbor / Friend,

Well they missed me again; my yard waste is still on the curb. And, l suspect that they (Republic Trash) also missed you for yard debris pickup yesterday. Each of us who were missed needs to call (703/818-8222) to report what they should already know. I can no longer speak for the village or even my immediate neighbors. I called yesterday and was told they would pick up yard debris before end of business day. I called again this morning and they promised they’d come get it. Their customer service representative (CSR) did make note of the entire area being missed, but doubtful that their word to rectify the mistake will be put to action.

As directed, I registered my complaint to that special county email (trashmail@fairfaxcounty.gov) and cc’d Supervisor Herrity’s office at springfield@fairfaxcounty.gov. I received response from Supervisor Herrity’s office that the matter was forwarded to Charlie Forbes, Chief; Recycling, Compliance, and Planning. And then he responded saying that the matter would be handled by another lady who was the same one who told me before that our only recourse was to pick another trash company. Helluva way to run a railroad.

Community Clean Up – this Saturday, 15 June from 8:00 AM – 12:00 Noon at Rolling Valley Elementary School Parking Lot. This is the time and place to get rid of large appliances, furniture, mattresses, lawn mowers (with gas and oil removed), tires (limit of 4, without rims), grills, sheds, playground equipment, etc. You drive up and will be unloaded.

If you need help moving stuff to the site, contact me at john.t.cooley@verizon.net or text my cellphone (703/628-3613). Your trash company will charge $85.00+ for a “special pickup”. This one event more than covers your cost of several years’ membership dues in our Civic Association.

WHAT WILL NOT BE COLLECTED - Normal household trash, brush, yard waste, rocks, bricks, concrete, stone, dirt, motor oil, hazardous waste, car batteries, paint, roofing shingles, construction debris, drywall, asbestos, glass, pesticides, toxic waste, hazardous chemicals, animal waste and explosives Other items may be subject to approval by the county.

This event is for our Civic Association members only, but membership forms will be on site for those still needing to join. If you join there, it will cost you $10.00 dues for the rest of this membership/fiscal year plus the dues for FY20; total $20.00. Those who moved into our village after 1 November 2018 are free for this membership year after completing the membership form.

Rolling Valley subdivision residents who are members of our CAWSV or who will join at the site are invited to partake in the cleanup.

As you enter the parking lot, stop to unload items that still have useful life at the Last Chance Corral where anyone can take them for free. Every year we have wonderful treasures in the LCC making it worth your while to stop by to shop. This has been a very meaningful way to reduce and reuse. Items not taken by 11:45 AM will be fed to the Jaws of Junk. So even if you have no junk, stop by to see if there may be a treasure for you in the LCC.

If you need help getting items to the cleanup site, let me know. Have someone there at your home to help load and at least make sure we take what you intended. Just keep in mind that those collecting from your curb are your neighbors and friends; respect and courtesy welcome. We will not pick up junk left curbside without your request and coordination.

Door to Door Salesmen – We have had two reports of young folks with clipboards going door to door, but also wandering into side and backyards. We know that they have to have a county permit/license with their picture on it to go door to door, but don’t even with permit – they are not authorized to case your home.

Calendar:

June 13                        Last Day School Today!

June 15                        Village Cleanup

June 16                        Father’s Day (but isn’t everyday Father’s Day?)

August 1                      Civic Association Membership Drive Begins

October 10                  Village Meeting at 7:30 PM at RVES

Stay safe and do your part to keep the little people safe.  

John Cooley, CAWSV

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