Village News Update, 8/25/18

Dear Village Neighbors / Friends,


Thought I should run this out since many of us have active bills with Republic to pay.


Republic Trash Bill Update – Effective 1 July 2018, county raised the rates for commercial trash haulers to use county landfills and transfer stations. In accordance with our agreement, Republic passed that rate increase on to us, their customers. That means $1.50/quarter increase for all. Here’s what the adjusted prices should be:


  • Quarterly Rate: $75.50 + $1.50 = $77.00 ($25.67 per month) – did you catch the math error on the agreement form?
  • Quarterly Senior/Military Rate: $70.35 + $1.50 = $71.85 ($23.95 per month).


Each of our agreements goes thru November 2020. Please remember that each of us have separate agreements with Republic based (I hope) on the rates we negotiated. We are happy to represent the village and you when they don’t play fair, but it still boils down to you dealing direct with Republic (703/818-8222). And, each agreement is still subject to additional increases for environmental reasons (county raises their fees for commercial haulers) or for higher fuel costs.


I am frustrated for not being informed, but now made aware as is our point of contact at Republic for HOA/CA agreements.


Rolling Valley ES and RVES PTA Events:


  • September 10 - RVES Restaurant Night at Paisano's - Carry Out and Delivery counts!
  • September 12 - RVES Back to School Night!
  • September 25-26 - RVES Restaurant Night at Austin Grill
  • October 16-17 - RVES Restaurant Night at Ledos
  • October 27 - Haunted House/Fun Fair at RVES


RVES PTA is also hosting a food drive for students who need assistance during the school year. Please drop off non-perishable food in the covered plastic bin outside RVES. Especially needed is shelf milk, proteins, and snack bars. The food drive will be held monthly for families at RVES. Dates – to be determined. Contact with any questions.


WSES Back to School Coffee – 9:00 AM, 28 August – from Amanda Jones (Quebec Court) -West Springfield Elementary School PTA will host a Back to School Coffee the first day of school on the island outside the school immediately after student drop off.  Plan on stopping by after you drop your students off to meet other parents and learn more about how the PTA supports WSES as well as opportunities to chip in.  In case of rain, we will be meeting in the cafeteria.  


Last Hurrah Grill and Ice Cream Social - Pool to Be Open for All! – Village West Pool Board will host a Last Hurrah Grill Night and Ice Cream Social Friday, 31 August from 4 – 9:00 PM. Bring your friends and invite your neighbors! The pool staff will grill quesadillas, burgers and hot dogs. Cash/credit card only. Dinner will be served from 6 – 8:00 PM. At 7:00 PM, they will also begin serving ice cream (at no charge) as part of our rescheduled ice cream social. Your CA membership dues bought the ice cream, come have some, join the fun and express thanks to the pool staff for their invitation.


That’s all I got to say ‘bout that! Run Forrest!


John Cooley


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