This winter has included several windy days and, unfortunately, these days have occurred on recycle Mondays. This exacerbates an already ongoing litter problem that Hunters Ridge experiences. The HOA is not staffed to collect this litter and the cost to contract to have the litter collected would raise annual dues considerably. With this in mind, residents are encouraged to pick up litter when they see it whether it’s in their yard or not. They are also encouraged to weigh down recyclables on recycle Mondays when wind is expected. Refilled water bottles work very well. Please help the HOA in keeping Hunters Ridge free of litter.
Since its May, 2016 introduction, the Hunters Ridge Text Alert System has enrolled 234 Hunters Ridge residents representing 130 homes, or 60% of the community. Interested in signing up online? Go to http://www.Mobile-Text-Alerts.com/HRHOA .
Reminder, all of the streets in Hunters Ridge are state roads and, as such, maintained by the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT). This includes snow plowing. The HOA does not provide this service. If a resident has questions or concerns regarding snow removal they should contact VDOT directly at 800-367-7623.
Hunters Ridge continues to experience speeding problems; especially since the streets were repaved. The HOA continues to look for ways to slow speeding drivers down as evidenced by the introduction of speed tables several years ago. Recently, at the HOA’s request, the County Board of Supervisors approved our request to designate the entire community as subject to an additional $200 fine for speeding. That means that a driver ticketed for going 40 MPH in Hunters Ridge will pay a $361 fine ($6 per MPH over limit + $71 court cost + $200 extra fine). Based on earlier County studies in the community, vehicles are regularly driven well in excess of 40 MPH. The HOA has recently contacted the Prince William police and requested an increased level of speed monitoring. Prior enforcement “pushes” qualitatively revealed that the speeding problem is not exclusively cut-through traffic as is frequently assumed. A large number of residents or their visitors or their contractors were ticketed. Please slow down. Speeding gets very expensive!
Spring and early summer are the seasons of job transfers and home selling, and our Hunters Ridge community is now sprinkled with FOR SALE signs. More than half the homes put up for sale found prospective buyers within a week, a testimony to the attractiveness and desirability of Hunters Ridge home ownership. As new buyers go through their qualification process to complete their purchase, the Hunters Ridge HOA performs their legally required service producing an HOA Disclosure Packet (DP) to be delivered to the new homeowner prior to settlement.
The lawmaker’s intent in creating the DP was to protect purchasers from the unknown, hence the title “Disclosure Packet”. The DP contains the HOA’s Covenants and bylaws, rules and regulations, and the architectural guidelines and restrictions adopted by the association. We inspect the property to verify the property is not in violation of the HOA’s architectural guidelines, and also provide the status of the sellers outstanding financial obligations to the HOA, including any liens posted for debts to the HOA. We regard the disclosure information we provide to be a service to the buyer, advising them of existing issues related to the property that they should be aware of.
To request a DP to support the sale of your property go to the Hunters Ridge web site (www.huntersridgeva.net) to download our DP Request Form, fill out the form, and send it to the HOA with the requisite $100 fee. By law the HOA has 14 days to produce the DP once payment is received, so work with your realtor to make sure this legally required step is initiated in a timely way.