Montclairion Corrections – February 2018

Please note that the February edition of the Montclairion includes two incorrect dates on page 9 for the Annual Meeting Notice. Please find the dates and their corrections below, "Are you eligible to vote at the Annual Meeting? Only Owners of Record in good standing are eligible to vote, and only one vote per lot may be cast on each issue. To be in good standing, any financial obligation to the Association must be paid by 5 p.m. on the Record Date, Wednesday, February 12, 2018." The correct date that you must pay any financial obligation to the Association is by 5 p.m. on the Record Date, which is MONDAY, February 12, 2018. "Watch for your Annual Meeting Packet! The 2018 Annual Meeting Pac

Guideline changes to go in to effect February 1

Please note that the following guideline changes will go into effect starting Thursday, February 1. Amendments to Community Guidelines Article 5 Section 5.4.2 Awnings Amendments to Community Guidelines Article 5 Section 5.4.3 Canopies Amendments to Community Guidelines Article 5 Section 5.4.6 Decks Amendments to Community Guidelines Article 5 Section 5.4.7 Decorative Objects Amendments to Community Guidelines Article 5 Section 5.4.9 Dog Houses and Dog Runs Amendments to Community Guidelines Article 5 Section 5.4.14 Fences for Townhomes and Cluster Homes Amendments to Community Guidelines Article 5 Section 5.4.15 Fire Pits, Grills, & Cookers Amendments to Community Guidelines Article 5 Sectio

January 31, 2017 Special Board Meeting

There will be a Special Meeting of the Board of Directors on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 7:30 p.m., to be held at the MPOA Building. The purpose of this meeting will be the following; to appoint a Board Member to fill an At-Large vacancy, to discuss and approve the proposal from Shirley Contracting submitted in response to the invitation to bid on the Spillway Alteration Project, to review and approve the proposal from Froehling & Robertson for Project Oversight Services, to schedule a Town Hall Meeting for the Spillway Project, and to consider a reduced advertising rate to the Fire Department for ad space in the Montclairion. The Public Board Package for the January 31 meeting is now ava

MPOA dues notification

Don’t forget, the last set of dues for the 2017/2018 season must be submitted to the MPOA office by check or money order by February 1, or made online by ClickPay. Any payment received after the February 10 will be considered late and subject to a late fee of $35.00. There will be no payments from March-April. Dues will be collected for the 2018/2019 season beginning May 1. Please call the MPOA at (703) 670-6187 with any questions. For specific accounting inquiries, please reach out to First Service Residential at (703) 385-1133. Don’t forget, electronic payments facilitated by ClickPay may take 3-5 business days to process. Payments that are not processed by the 10th of the month will be co

Bushes - now available at MPOA

Has the warm weather gotten you in the spring spirit? If the answer is yes, then maybe you would like to make a few new additions to your garden. Starting today, residents are invited to swing by the MPOA office to pick up one or more bushes recently pulled from MPOA common area. Please stop around back near the maintenance bay and help yourself. First come, first served basis. The bushes will be offered to residents only until 8:00 a.m. Monday morning, January 29. If you have any questions, please stop by the office or contact us at (703) 670-6187.

Volunteer Appreciation Banquet – February 28

Have you volunteered for an event or been a part of a committee in the past year? Then we would love to recognize you! Join us for the annual Volunteer Banquet on Wednesday, February 28 at 7:00 p.m. for a well-deserved pat on the back where we will honor all volunteers and give special recognition to one, exceptional resident who has gone above and beyond for the 2017 season. All eligible residents will receive an invite in the mail. Please RSVP events@montclairva.com no later than Friday, February 23 by 5:00 p.m.

Coffee with the Candidates – February 24

Get to know your candidates before the upcoming Annual Meeting. This year, Coffee with the Candidates takes place at the MPOA office on Saturday, February 24 at 10:00 a.m. All residents who are interested in meeting their candidates are invited to come on out to enjoy a cup of coffee. Please call the MPOA office at (703) 670-6187 with any questions or concerns.

MPOA snow removal policy – reminders!

With winter finally here, we can expect plenty of snow! While snow is a favorite staple of the cold season, it is important to use caution and to familiarize yourself with Montclair’s snow clearing Policy, found here. All streets maintained by the MPOA in a snow event are listed below, Andrews Place Butler Place Duncan Place Maybury Place Eyebrows, Northgate Drive Barger Place Chapman Place Fawn Place Myrtle Place Eyesbrows, Waterway Drive Beacon Hill Place Corwin Place Greenfield Place Nightingale Place Bishop Place Devonald Place Harmony Place Pleasant Hill Place Any street that is not mentioned in this list is treated by a sub-association or the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT

Office Closed Monday

Please note that the MPOA office will be closed on Monday, January 15 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Phone calls and emails will not be monitored out of office. Normal business hours will resume on Tuesday, January 16 at 8:30 a.m.

Call for Candidates deadline tomorrow!

Don’t forget, the deadline for Call for Candidates is tomorrow, January 9 at 5:00 p.m. If you are interested in running for the Board of Directors, then make sure to submit your candidacy form to the MPOA office, or email it to communications@montclairva.com. Please make sure to include a photo of yourself with your submission! Forms may be accessed here Click here for a precinct listing!

January 10 Board Meeting

The Board of Directors will meet Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at the MPOA office. Executive (closed) Session will begin at 7 p.m. Click here for the meeting agenda. If you have any questions regarding the agenda, please contact our office at (703) 670-6187. The Public Board Package for the January 10 meeting is now available on FSRConnect. Instructions for accessing this document have been included below. If you would like a Dropbox link to a PDF of the Public Board Package, please email Kaitlin O'Brien at communications@montclairva.com with your name and Montclair address. To Access the Public Board Package on FSRConnect: Login to FSRConnect. On the right-hand side, click “Switch Account”. I

Facebook check to continue

The MPOA is currently in the middle of its annual Facebook check. This check is a routine procedure to ensure that all members on the Facebook Group are still residents in Montclair. If we are unable to locate an updated record with your name and a Montclair address, you may receive the following message, “Upon recent review of the Montclair Property Owners Association group membership, we were unable to confirm your residency within the community using the name provided on your Facebook profile. Please provide your address within Montclair in order to remain a member of this group. Please note that group members are not permitted to use aliases, and are asked to use the name listed on their

Office Closed – Martin Luther King Jr. Day January 15

Please note that the MPOA office will be closed on Monday, January 15 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Phone calls and emails will not be monitored during this time, but will be promptly responded to when the office reopens on Tuesday, January 16.

Lake Reminders

Dear Montclair Residents, In light of the recent rescue effort involving a dog on the ice, as well as reports of people walking on the ice, we would like to remind you of how critical it is that you do not walk out on the ice in Lake Montclair. By engaging in this potentially life-threatening behavior, you are putting yourself at significant risk, as well as those who may have to rescue you. Please be conscious of your children and pets as well to ensure they do not walk on the ice. If your pet does wander on to the ice, please do not attempt to rescue the animal yourself. Call 911 immediately. They have personnel that are specially trained in ice rescue techniques. Below is a link to t

Trash Collection Notice

Due to the condition of many of the side streets, American Disposal has ceased trash collection for today. It simply is not safe for these large trucks to be navigating slick side roads as many of them are hilly and/or narrow. American has agreed to include trash collection in their service on Saturday, January 6th, and will be allocating additional trucks to ensure everything is collected. Please have your trash and recycling on the curb by 5:00 a.m. on Saturday to ensure it is collected. We are very appreciative of your continued patience and understanding as we contend with the challenges associated with the recent inclement weather.

New Covenants Committee Schedule for 2018

2018 is finally here, and a new year means a new schedule for Property Improvement Requests (PIRs) and Covenants Committee meetings. Please note that as of this year, the Covenants Committee will be meeting the second and fourth Thursday of every month instead of the first and third Tuesday. This will have an impact on PIR due dates, so make sure that you are aware of the new deadlines and meeting dates if you intend to make home improvements to your house this year. Remember, in order to be seen at the next scheduled meeting, PIRs must be complete upon submission. Click here for a full schedule of meeting dates.

Call for Candidates

Have you ever wanted to make a difference in your community? Then consider running for the Montclair Board of Directors! This year, all four Precinct Representatives will be up for election for the Annual Meeting. If you are a Member of the Association in good standing, then submit your candidacy form before 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 9 either in person at the office, or by email to communications@montclairva.com. Don’t forget to include a photograph of yourself with your submission! Forms may be accessed here! <https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/b064e6_6017048eba154329893525afe838faaa.pdf> Unsure which precinct you are a part of? No problem. Find your precinct listing here <https://docs.wixs

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