Community News 12/3/19
Montclair Community News – December 3, 2019
Montclair Classics Holiday Excursion – Tickets are still available!
Friday, December 6, 2019
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Bus will leave the MPOA Office at 9:30 a.m.
Spirit Boat soon will be making another run and promises something fun for everyone.
Set a course for adventure and your mind on a Christmas splendor. Tickets include a two-hour cruise on the Potomac River with the best views of the Washington Monument and other iconic D.C. sights; a delicious lunch buffet with freshly prepared entrees, salads, and desserts; and onboard entertainment and DJ music for fun from start to finish. The decks are climate-controlled to cruise year-round in all weather conditions. Tickets are $65.72/per person. Credit card payments only.
Toys for Tots Toy Collection Drive
Starting Monday, November 18, 2019, the MPOA Office will be collecting toys for Toys for Tots. Please donate new and unwrapped toys and they’ll go to help families in need. Drop off toys before Thursday, December 12, 2019. Help us make this the best donation yet!
Lake Montclair Winterization
Starting on Tuesday, December 3, 2019, the lake will be lowered by three feet to get the lake ready for winter, allow for cleaning of the dam and docks, and accommodate the installation a back-up sluice gate.
MPOA Budget Presentation to Membership
The proposed FY21 Budget to be voted on by the MPOA Membership at the March 2020 Annual Meeting has an annual assessment projection of $800.00 per year distributed across 3857 lots. There are two significant factors associated with this increase - Trash pickup in Montclair and Reserve contributions. The Board will be holding numerous Town Hall meetings between now and the March Annual Meeting to maximize homeowner awareness of the proposed budget. The current schedule of meetings is as follows:
Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at the MPOA Office at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, January 4, 2020 at MPOA Office at 10 a.m.
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at the MPOA Office at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 1, 2020 at MPOA Office at 10 a.m.
Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at the MPOA Office at 7:00 p.m.
The proposed FY21 Budget was discussed at length during the November 11, 2019 Board of Directors meeting and the annual assessment of $800 is fully supported by the current Board. All residents are encouraged to vote in favor of this change.
Copies of the draft Budget and an associated Briefing to be used at the noted Town Hall meetings can be found on FSR Connect https://montclairva.connectresident.com/ under “Association Documents” > “Financial Management.”
Saturday with Santa
December 14, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
He's making a list. He's checking it twice….and he's coming to Montclair whether you've been naughty or nice. Be on the lookout because Santa will be riding through Montclair on his big red fire truck. Come outside to say hi to Santa and catch a sweet treat as he drives by.
Santa needs to take a cookie and milk break before he visits Southlake Recreation Center for pictures, activities, and snacks from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Don’t forget to bring your camera to capture your Santa moment.
Please consider supporting this community event as a volunteer. If you’re interested in volunteering, please sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0948ACA72DABFA7-saturday
Community events are for residents. All residents must present a 2019 Recreation Photo ID to enter events. Limit 2 guests per ID on event days.
Montclair’s Holiday Home-Decorating Contest
Monday, December 16, 2019
*Submit homes for consideration by Thursday, December 12, 2019
Channel your inner Clark Griswold and let your light shine! The Montclair Garden Club will tour the neighborhood on Monday, December 16, 2019 from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. and will be judging Montclair homes decked out for the holidays on the following categories:
Overall Favorite – will go to the most festive, happy, creative and imaginative display in town.
Yuletide Tradition – perfectly captures the Christmas spirit and warm traditions of yester-year.
Winter Whimsey – imaginations run wild to create the most magical holiday scene.
High Wattage Holiday – bring on the lights! The brighter, the better!
Please send in your nominations by Thursday, December 12, 2019 to firstname.lastname@example.org to be included in the judging. Include your name, phone number and address.
Boat Registration and Annual Dock Permits
The MPOA Office will continue accepting late Boat Registration and Annual Dock Permit forms for the October 2019 to September 2020 season. The forms are available at the MPOA Office or on our website at www.montclairva.com by clicking “For Residents” then “Documents & Forms.”
Thursday, December 5, 2019 – Election at 4 p.m. at MPOA Office
Monday, December 9, 2019 – Safety at 7 p.m. at MPOA Office
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 – Communications at 7 p.m. at MPOA Office
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 – Board of Directors at 7:30 p.m. (Executive at 7 p.m.) at MPOA Office