Christmas trees will be picked up by our trash and recycling provider, Disposal Services LLC, the first two weeks of January, 2022. Trees left out for pickup beyond the trash pickup on Thursday, January 13th will not be taken. Please be sure to remove all decorations and do not use a tree bag.
The trash and recycling services historically provided to Hunters Ridge residents through Charlie & Son have been absorbed into the operations of Disposal Services, LLC (DSLLC). All trash and recycling services remain unchanged including pickup days, fees included in the annual assessment, recycling restrictions and contact phone number (703-670-9652). Please continue to use the Charlie & Son trash toter and recycle bin.
On August 16, 2021 Prince William County announced establishment of a new Yard Waste Collection Program. The key change is the mandatory separation and collection of yard waste from routine trash and recycling pickup. Beginning October 1, 2021, residents, businesses, and landscapers in Prince William County will be required to separate yard waste from the regular trash for disposal. Yard waste must be taken by residents to the Balls Ford Road Compost Facility whereas trash and recycling will continue to be collected and taken by DSLLC to the Prince William County Landfill.
The HOA has NOT contracted for yard waste removal. DSLLC WILL NOT be collecting yard waste under this new Code. Yard waste material brought to the Balls Ford facility must be placed in yard waste paper bags, or emptied loose in a yard waste designated area. Residents must purchase their own County approved bags. Yard waste includes wood chips, grass clippings, leaves, plants, flowers, tree trimmings and Christmas trees.
What this means for you as a Hunters Ridge resident effective October 1, 2021 is:
- Yard waste must be separated from your normal trash and recycling material. Do not place yard waste at the street level for pickup. DSLLC will not pickup yard waste. Any effort to commingle yard waste with trash and recycling will result in all trash being rejected. The new Code prohibits DSLLC from allowing commingling.
- It is the resident’s responsibility to get yard waste to the County’s Balls Ford facility.
- Residents who have practiced yard waste recycling heretofore must now purchase approved bags and or containers in order to use the Balls Ford facility. For more details and a Q&A please refer to https:// www.pwcva.gov/department/solid-waste-management/yard-waste
All Hunters Ridge homeowners, residents and renters are legally subject to the Declaration of Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions. The HOA will occasionally highlight provisions of these documents that are topical, potentially misunderstood or require clarification and/or reinforcement. As an example, do you know the contents of Article VIII (Restrictions), Section 9 of the Covenants?
Article VIII, Section 9 states the following:
“No animals, livestock or poultry of any kind shall be raised, bred or kept on any Lot, except that dogs, cats or other household pets may be kept provided they are not raised, bred, or kept for any commercial purposes. Owners with pets shall be permitted to walk their leashed pets within Common Areas but shall be responsible for removing waste created by their pets in such Common Areas.”
As a result of the November, 2019 elections contact information for the PWC School Board and the PWC Planning Commission have changed. New contact info is included below:
Barbur B. Lateef, M.D. ,Chairman At-Large, email@example.com, 571.353.5469
Loree Y. Williams Vice, Chairwoman Woodbridge District, LWilliams@pwcs.edu, 571.242.8259
Adele Jackson, Brentsville District, firstname.lastname@example.org, 703.791.8709
Lillie G. Jessie, Occoquan District, LJessie@pwcs.edu, 571.659.1636
Diane L. Raulston, Neabsco District, DRaulston@pwcs.edu, 571.251.3467
Jennifer T. Wall, Gainesville District, JWall@pwcs.edu, 703.791.8709
Justin David Wilk, Potomac District, JWilk@pwcs.edu, 703.791.8709
Lisa A. Zargarpur, Coles District, LZargarpur@pwcs.edu
Don Taylor, Parliamentarian At- Large, Windyknoll2@gmail.com, 703.927.2118
Patti McKay, Brentsville District, email@example.com, 703.282.7954
Joseph Fontanella, Jr., Coles District, Colesplanning@gmail.com
Richard Berry, Gainesville District, Riccar1110@aol.com, 703.754.4120
Bill Milne, Chairman Neabsco District, firstname.lastname@example.org, 703.595.5285 (cell)
Robert Perry, Jr., Occoquan District, email@example.com, 812.686.7117 (cell)
Juan McPhail, Potomac District, firstname.lastname@example.org, 703.906.7278
Cynthia Moses-Nedd, Vice Chair, Woodbridge District Planning, Woodbridge@gmail.com, 703.973.0161
The HOA sponsored a meeting held on August 15th at the Buckhall VFD to discuss the ramifications of PWC Schools’ proposal to locate a new high school on the Parkway adjacent to Hunters Ridge. A total of 68 residents attended in response to a community-wide invitation. In addition, several important guest speakers attended including Willie Deutsch, current Coles District School Board member and Yesli Vega (R) and Raheel Sheikh (D), both candidates for the Coles District Board of Supervisors vacancy.
The meeting was opened with introductory comments and welcoming by HOA President Delton Nichols at 7:00 p.m. The HOA Board and the invited guests were introduced.
Nick Nicolosi, HOA Treasurer, provided the near-final results of a survey that was conducted by the HOA to determine the level of community support for the proposed 14th high school’s location. At the time of the meeting 46% of the community had responded to the survey and, with the exception of one resident, were overwhelmingly opposed to the location. Nick then discussed the related issues and activities the HOA Board has pursued thus far. That discussion included details on the process the PWC School Board, Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors would follow in reviewing and approving this targeted Parkway location or any other location.
At this point, the three quest speakers were given the opportunity to offer their views and opinions on the proposed high school’s location and impact on Hunters Ridge. None expressed support for the proposed location on the Parkway. Mr. Deutsch explained the School Board’s likely schedule to decide on continuing to pursue the Parkway site. That schedule is likely to be in September. The School Board meets on September 4th and 18th. Agendas have not yet been finalized. A text alert will be distributed when the exact date is determined.
Jim White, HOA VP, moderated the question and answer segment of the agenda. The general tone and sentiment of the questioners was their disappointment and anger over the lack of transparency used by the School Board thus far in the process. They also expressed repeatedly their concern for traffic congestion. They also questioned the impact (contamination) on Hunters Ridge water wells as a result of school construction. At a policy level, several residents were puzzled as to why a high school intended to relieve demand on the County’s eastern end was being proposed in mid-county. Finally, the attendees wanted to know what they could do individually, outside the efforts of the HOA, to voice their opposition to the proposed location and their disappointment in the process. Jim explained that each resident could reach out individually and the HOA would provide contact info. That info is provided below.
The final agenda segment was “Next Steps” moderated by Del Nichols. After thanking residents for their attendance he quickly summarized that collectively we needed to: (1) Meet with, or contact, School Board members on an individual basis to voice opposition to the 14th high school’s proposed location; (2) Encourage large community turnouts at relevant School Board and Planning Commission meetings, and; (3) Familiarize ourselves with other opportunities to become relevant in the review process for this site.
The meeting adjourned at 9:40.
PWC School Board Contact Info
Babur Lateef, MD Chairman-at-Large 571-353-5469, email@example.com
Justin Wilk, Vice Chairman, Potomac District, 703-791-8709, firstname.lastname@example.org
William Deutsch, Coles District, 571-251-4039, email@example.com
Lillie Jessie, Occoquan District, 571-659-1636, firstname.lastname@example.org
Diane Raulston, Neabsco District, 571-251-3467, email@example.com
Alyson Satterwhite, Gainesville District, 571-268-1733, firstname.lastname@example.org
Gil Trenum, Brentsville District, 571-722-8874, email@example.com
Loree Williams, Woodbridge District, 571-242-8259, firstname.lastname@example.org
PWC Planning Commission Info
Don Taylor, At-Large, email@example.com
Patti McKay, Brentsvile District, firstname.lastname@example.org
Austin Haynes, Jr., Coles District, email@example.com
Richard Berry, Gainesville District, firstname.lastname@example.org
Edgar Holley, Neabsco District, email@example.com
William Milne, Chairman, Occoquan District, firstname.lastname@example.org
Rene Fry, Vice Chairman, Potomac District, email@example.com
Cynthia Moses-Nedd, Woodbridge District, firstname.lastname@example.org