MPOA Weekly Update: June 17, 2022

SWIM ADVISORY


CAUTION: Water Quality Advisory


Increased risk of illness may be present based on recent monitoring for E Coli bacteria at Beaver Landing and West Beach. Swim at your own risk. For your safety: Do not ingest lake water, shower after swimming, wash hands before eating and do not swim if you are ill.


Surface water testing for E. Coli is conducted weekly and testing for Cyanobacteria is conducted every other week at all three of Montclair’s beaches during the summer swimming months. Per the association’s Water Quality plan, when testing results are in excess of the recommended thresholds a swim advisory shall be issued to the community and a new test promptly conducted. When the levels fall back below recommended thresholds the advisory may be lifted.


E. Coli Test Results from June 15, 2022:

Recreational Advisories are issued whenever readings are greater than 235 Most Probable Number (MPN) per 100 mL.

Beaver Landing: 2420 MPN/100 mL

Dolphin Beach: 118 MPN/100 mL

West Beach: 133 MPN/100mL


Algae Test Results from June 14, 2022:

Recreational Advisories are issued whenever Microcystis cell densities reach ≥40,000, and/or the combined cell densities of all other species reach ≥100,000. No cell densities of Microcystis species were identified during the most recent test. The combined cell densities of all other species identified are detailed below.


Beaver Landing: 5,100 cells/mL

Dolphin Beach: 14,500 cells/mL

West Beach: 9,300 cells/mL

 

REC IDS ARE NOW DIGITAL!


Effective May 1, 2022. Recreation IDs went digital with the help of CellBadge’s mobile security badge system. This system will replace the Recreation IDs, which will no longer be valid.


Registration with Cell Badge will be required to access MPOA’S amenities and events.


1.) Create your account:

Please visit the online Cell Badge portal to complete an “Initial Add Request” with contact info for a primary residing Homeowner/Renter. This will be the name/address you will give at check-ins. Allow 3 business days for the approval/rejection process.


2.) Enter Household Info:

-Once accepted, return to the same page to sign in with your contact info and REQUEST A PIN.

-Enter any additional household members who reside at the address of the account.

-Upload a clear, recent, close-up photo for each requested household member by clicking the camera button next to their name.


If you set up your account and didn’t receive a confirmation email from recreation@montclairva.com, we may still be missing photos or documentation for your account.


For help setting up your account, checking the status of your passes or additional details, contact:

recreation@montclairva.com or visit montclairva.com/recreation-photo-ids

 

Reminders & Updates:


Accessing MPOA Amenities


Please be advised that access to the various amenities/facilities require a valid Recreation Pass as per Article 4 of the Community Guidelines, please review the complete policy here. To register for a Recreation Pass please follow the instructions in the above section regarding Rec IDs are Now Digital!


If you have already registered and been approved in CellBadge for a Recreation Pass but are still unable to access an amenity, it is possible that there may be another issue with your account that resulted in a temporary suspension of access, such as a delinquent assessment balance or an open violation. If you encounter an issue with access at any time, please contact the Management Office during regular business hours for further assistance.


Please be respectful to the Recreation Staff at all times. Inappropriate treatment of association employees in the course of their duties is a violation of the MPOA Governing Documents and is subject to the enforcement rights and remedies outlined in Section 10.1 of the Amended Declaration which includes, but not limited to, the suspension of use rights of the common amenities/facilities.


For questions or concerns related to access to facilities, please contact the Lifestyle Team at recreation@montclairva.com.

 

Lifeguards


As a reminder, Section 4.2.1 of the Community Guidelines provides a 15-minute period each hour “during which all bathers are required to leave the water.” For your safety and in accordance with Section 4.2.3, adherence to the lifeguard’s instructions at all times is required.

 

Volunteers Needed


Community volunteers are vital to the success of MPOA events. We are seeking volunteers to help continue making enjoyable experiences for everyone who attends our events.


Click here to register for our volunteer database to be notified when selected event sign-ups become available.

 

Committee Members Wanted!


The Communications, Covenants, and Signage Committees are looking for members to join. Here is a brief description of each committee:


Ad Hoc Signage Committee research, discuss, and will develop a plan to secure professional design options to replace current Montclair signs that are consistent in material, style, and theme, while also embodying the "Montclair Community." Signs for consideration are all entrance, beach, and event signs.


The Covenants Committee reviews Property Improvement Requests and assures that properties are maintained in a manner providing for visual harmony and soundness of repair, avoiding activities deleterious to the aesthetic or property values of the property, and promoting the general welfare and safety of the owners, their guests, and other invitees.


The Communications Committee provides creative and technical methods to enhance all avenues of communications between the Board of Directors and Members of the Association, as well as suggesting methods of facilitating information flow from sources outside of the Montclair community.


If you would like to join, please fill out the form located at the bottom of the Committees page on the MPOA website - https://www.montclairva.com/committees & email it to execassist@montclairva.com

 

Pictures for The Montclairion

If you love taking pictures of your family, events, nature, etc. around Montclair, they could be featured in the Montclairion! Please send in your pictures to communications@montclairva.com.

 

Upcoming Events!


Beer on the Beach

Friday, June 17, 2022 from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM at Dolphin Beach


Bring your own alcohol (cans only please, NO GLASS), chair or blanket, and enjoy yourself with friends and neighbors. Recommended for ages 21 and up. Personal grills are not allowed.


GLASS BOTTLES ARE PROHIBITED!


The beaches will close promptly at 9 p.m. No pets are allowed on the beaches during the summer season.


*You must be registered and validated through the new CellBadge system in order to attend this event*2 guests pass.

 

Summer Movie Night

Saturday, June 18, 2022 at Dolphin Beach. Event starts at Dusk and beach closes at the end of featured movie.


Bring your own snacks, drinks and chairs or blanket and enjoy this month’s featured movie Encanto. A snow cone vendor will be onsite at 7:30 p.m. with frozen cotton candy available for purchase.


The beach is open only for this event after dusk, other activities, such as swimming and basketball, will not be permitted.


*You must be registered and validated through the new CellBadge system in order to attend this event* 2 guests per pass.

 

Pre-Teen/Teen Beach Party

The Pre-Teen/Teen Beach Party is NEXT WEEK! Join us down at Dolphin Beach on THURS. 6/23 from 1 PM - 3 PM to get in on the fun!


We're bringing bubble balls, beach games, water balloons, free pizza, drinks, snow cones and more! You don't want to miss this one and neither do your friends so bring them along!


A VALID recreation pass is required to attend this event. 2 guests can attend per pass.


Help us get a better headcount for food by signing up yourself and your guests here: http://tinyurl.com/beachparty2022.

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To check on the status of your Recreation Passes please contact the office: recreation@montclairva.com or 703-670-6187.


** Rising 6th - 12th graders are all welcome ** 1 free snow cone per person **

 

CALLING ALL VENDORS!


Dates for upcoming shows:

  • Summer Seasonal Market – August 6th 

  • Trunk or Treat and Seasonal Market – October 22nd

  • Saturday with Santa and Seasonal Market – December 10th 

If you would like to become a vendor for Montclair’s Seasonal Market, please sign up here: http://tinyurl.com/montclairmarkets2022


*Sign up does not guarantee a space. 

 

Upcoming Meetings


Lake Management Committee (LMC)


Monday, June 20, 2022 6:30 pm

Meeting by boat on Lake Montclair starting at Dolphin Beach

 

Business Review Board BRB

(Meeting held only if application is received)


June 21, 2022 4:00 pm

Meeting Location: Zoom - Please check e-mail blast for link and login details.

 

RIM Team Meeting


June 22, 2022 4:00 pm

Meeting Location: Zoom - Please check e-mail blast for link and login details.

 

Special Board of Directions Meeting


June 22, 2022 7:30 pm


Topic: For the Purpose of Discussing Potential Professional Mediation with all MPOA Sub-Association BODs to Come to a Collective Solution for Montclair Trash Hauling


Meeting Location: Zoom - Please check e-mail blast for link and login details.

 

Triathlon Committee


June 22, 2022 7:00 pm

Meeting Location: Zoom - Please check e-mail blast for link and login details.

 

Covenants Meeting


June 23, 2022 7:00 pm

Meeting Location: Zoom - Please check e-mail blast for link and login details.

 

Budget & Finance Committee Meeting


June 27, 2022 5:30 pm

Meeting Location: Zoom - Please check e-mail blast for link and login details.

 

Events Committee Meeting


June 27, 2022 7:00 pm

Meeting Location: Zoom - Please check e-mail blast for link and login details.


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