MPOA Weekly Update: June 3, 2022

Water Quality Update


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. Please refer to the most recent testing results below:


E. Coli Test Results from June 2, 2022:

Recreational Advisories are issued whenever readings are greater than 235 Most Probable Number (MPN) per 100 mL. Beaver Landing: 80 MPN/100 mL

Dolphin Beach: 17 MPN/100 mL

West Beach: 2 MPN/100mL


Algae Test Results from May 31, 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: 800 cells/mL for Aphanizomenon; all other algae observed at densities lower than 100 cells/mL.

Dolphin Beach: <100 cells/mL

West Beach: <100 cells/mL


*None of the species identified are Cyanobacteria and not on the potential toxin producing list.

 

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.

 

Wild Life Update


Snakes: Reports of snakes have been observed at Dolphin Beach along the shoreline. Please be on the alert as you and your family are enjoying the beach over the weekend.


Mosquitos: The Prince William County Mosquito and Forest Pest Management branch will be conducting inspections at various sites throughout the summer to help alleviate mosquito populations in areas where water is stagnant. A recent inspection of the boat racks at West Beach identified numerous kayaks overturned and holding a significant amount of water. Stagnant water allows mosquitos to breed and can be a health concern for residents. With the busy summer season quickly approaching, please remember to check your stored boats and make sure they are not collecting water. For additional questions or information, please contact Prince William County Department of Public Works, Mosquito and Forest Pest Management at 703-792-6279.


Goose Control: A biologist from USDA Wildlife will be onsite in early June to conduct a survey of the geese population in Montclair and will provide a report with recommendations to control the geese population around the lake.

 

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.

 

Annual Property Inspections (API):


First round of APIs were completed in May. Thank you to all homeowners for your cooperation. Annual Dock inspections are scheduled for the second week of June. Follow up inspections on all covenants violations will continue throughout the year as needed.


For additional information for PIRs, and other items reviewed during covenants inspections, please refer to Article 5 of the MPOA Community Guidelines, as well as the MPOA Amended Deed of Declaration and Bylaws.

 

Upcoming Events!


Montclair Day 2022 – “The Great Campout”


Saturday, June 4, 2022 from 3:00 PM – 9:30 PM at Dolphin Beach


Celebrate Montclair with a day of live music, delicious food, and camp-themed games/activities with your neighbors! For additional details and information, please refer to the May edition of the Montclairion, available online at www.montclairva.com. To volunteer for this event, please register here.


CAMPGROUNDS!


Need a place to take a break during our daylong festival? Pitch a Tent for the day at The Great Campout event. Setup beings at 2:30 PM and all tents must be removed by 10pm. Limited spaces available. Request your spot today. https://tinyurl.com/MontclairCampground.


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

 

Henderson Husky 5k and Mile Fun Run


Sunday, June 5, 2022 from 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM at Henderson Elementary School – 3799 Waterway Drive.


This event is organized by the Henderson Elementary PTCO, a non-profit volunteer-based organization; 2022 is the 12th Annual Henderson Husky 5K and the first since 2019. Access to the following streets may be restricted during the course of the event and police officers will be stationed at these locations to help direct traffic accordingly:


Mile Course (from 8:00 am – 8:30 am): Henderson ES to Waterway Drive northbound (close one lane), left onto Golf Club Drive, turnaround at intersection with Ridgewood Court.


5k Course (from 8:30a – 10:00 am): Henderson ES to Waterway Drive Southbound (close one lane), right onto Avon Drive, left onto Fairway Drive, left onto Dolphin Drive, north on Golf Club Drive, left on Loganberry Lane, right onto Silvan Glen Drive, across

Waterway to the start.


For additional information/details, please contact Patrick Early at Henderson Elementary at hendersonfunrun@gmail.com.

 

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*

 

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*


For more information on MPOA Events, please contact Lifestyle Director Kim Monell at lifestyle@montclairva.com

 

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:


Board of Directors Meeting


Wednesday, June 8, 2022, begins following Executive Session at approximately 7:30 PM

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

 

Dog Park Committee Meeting


Thursday, June 9, 2022 at 5:00 PM

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

 

Covenants Committee Meeting


Thursday, June 9, 2022 at 7:00 PM

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

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