Trash & Recycling One Day Delay Due to Road Conditions Due to current weather and road conditions, TRASH and RECYCLING services will be operating this week on a one day delay schedule. Therefore:
trash & recycling service on Tuesday Jan.15, will be picked up on Wednesday Jan. 16
trash service on Friday Jan.18, will be picked up on Saturday Jan. 19
Please visit the American Disposal website at www.americandisposal.com for up to the minute updates on delays and/or cancellations of service. First Snowfall 2019 - Reminders & Tips Happy New Year and our first snowfall of 2019! In preparation for the winter storm, please keep the following information in mind:
Condominium Residents Snow removal service information included here pertains to town and single family homes only. Condominium residents must check with your property managers for snow service information by contacting: Wayne.McCreedy@fsresidential.com or Marck.Rossy@fsresidential.com or call (703) 385-1133.
Town & Single Family Residents Plowing begins when 2” or more inches of snow accumulates. The first sweep through the community by the plow is to clear an access path for emergency vehicles and cars. After this, the plows go back through the community to clear the balance of the street.
Check the Island Creek website for updates
Email concerns with your address to email@example.com or call (703) 339-6987. Best to send an email with your address because it can be forwarded quickly to the plow supervisor.
VDOT, not Island Creek, plows Morning View Lane, Thomas Grant Drive (townhome side) & John Thomas Drive (townhome side). Report hazards or concerns to VDOT by calling 800-367-7623 or go to VDOTplows.org to see the status of plowing.
Remember to clear the sidewalk in front of your property. When clearing your sidewalk and parking space be sure to deposit the snow in your front yard or island and not in an empty parking space or the street.
Keep the mailbox area near your home clear of snow buildup or the postal carrier may not deliver mail. Shovel out mailbox area if needed to enable mail delivery.
Help your neighbors clear each other’s sidewalk and parking spaces; it is the neighborly thing to do.
Treat any icy areas that are prone to ice buildup with eco-friendly products.
Do not park cars near the salt pile in the clubhouse parking lot so our contractor can to get to it.
Park vehicles in your driveway or reserved space.
Do not shovel snow into the street or empty parking spaces.
Clear snow from fire hydrants & storm drains.
Watch out for children playing in snow and drive SLOWLY.
Pond Safety Please remember that the pond is not for ice-skating. Even at the coldest the ice on the pond is not frozen deep enough to support the weight of a young child for any length of time. Falling through the ice can result in hypothermia or worse. Please talk with your children and educate them on the safety and risk on ponds. Please notify them that the pond is off limits. If you observe children on the pond, please contact the Fairfax County Police non-emergency number at 703-691-2131
Frozen Pipes If you have a frozen or burst water pipe, call Fairfax County Water Authority at 703-698-5800 (before 6 p.m.) or 703-698-5613 (after 6 p.m.)
Know the location of your main water shut-off valve. If a pipe freezes or bursts, shut the water off immediately and call a plumber.
If you see water pouring out of someone’s home or garage and the homeowner is not home, please call Fairfax County Water Authority at the numbers above.
Emergency If you are having an emergency, please call 911. For non-emergency information call (703) 691-2131 Power Outages Dominion Power’s hotline call 1-866-DOM-HELP (1-866-366-4357). Call for power outages and downed lines. You can also visit them online via mobile devices at Dominion's website http://dom.com . Fairfax Water Authority Frozen or burst water pipe, call Fairfax County Water Authority at 703-698-5800 (before 6 p.m.) or 703-698-5613 (after 6 p.m.)
VDOT VDOT is responsible for Morning View Lane, Thomas Grant Drive (townhome side) & John Thomas Drive (townhome side). To report unplowed roads or hazardous conditions, call VDOT at 800-367-7623 or log onto http://VDOTplows.org to see the status of plowing in our neighborhood.
Drivers can check weather, road conditions and traffic before traveling at the 511 Virginia Website at http://511Virginia.org or by calling 511.
Fairfax County For Fairfax County emergency information online is at http://fairfaxcounty.gov/emergency or call Fairfax County Emergency Information Line: 703.817.7771
Hazardous and fallen trees/branches:
Posing public danger – 703.324.1770
County Parkland – 703.324.8594
State Roads – VDOT 1.800.FOR.ROAD
Other Utilities Verizon Phone/Fios Outages--Outage Reports - 1-800.837.4966 Verizon Phone/TV Outages--Outage Reports - 703.378.8422 Gas Emergencies Washington Gas: 1-800-752-7520 or 703-750-1400 _____________________________________________ HOA quarterly dues 2019: Townhomes $291.77 Single Family homes $315.17 Condominiums $75.85
Please make your checks payable to "Island Creek Community Association" and mail to: Island Creek Community Association c/o Barkan Management P.O. Box 62011 Newark, NJ 07101-8060 Make sure your address is included. Live Christmas Trees Collection - Wednesday, 9th of January. If you miss it, just put out on any other trash day.
This year, the Board has completed a re-compete of our Property Management Contract (PMC). Our new management company contract is with Barkan Management Company, Inc. We are finalizing the details of the contract and we know Barkan and its team of professionals will be able to help us provide a better service to the residents. Their innovative way of communication, team atmosphere and advanced technology will better serve the community. With that being said, we would be remiss in thanking Sequioa Management Company for it’s support of Island Creek over the last 17 years. We appreciate all they have done for our community and wish them the best in the future. Thanks to Angela Barnedo, Craig Courtney, and Vince Hughes for their support. During this transition period, you will see information coming from Barkan. They will send an introduction letter with important financial information that is critical for you to read, understand and take action on. ------------------------------------------------------------------
Social Event Request submissions for 2019 If you are interested in hosting an event during 2019, please submit you request/idea to the Board for consideration using the Social Event Request form.
Our Committees need Volunteers. Please consider donating some of your time back to our neighborhood. If you are interested, fill out this form to let us know which activity you are interested in joining.
Covenants/Guidelines Update Comment Period: We have made a few modifications to 5 of our Covenants/Guidelines. The documents can be reviewed under Documents > Document Library > TempFiles. Comments can be left under Community > Discussion Boards > each document has its own area. Comment period will close on 03 February.
Holiday Decoration Guidelines – The following are general guidelines. As always, please refer to the Official Guideline for further details.
Can be put in place not more than 30 days prior and can remain on display for 15 days after the Holiday.
Must be confined to your own property, positioned to not disturb your neighbors and cannot be placed on common areas [without prior approval].
Noise producing displays can only operate during daylight hours (see guideline for exact times).