Snow Removal and Plowing

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.

Slow Down or Pay the Price

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!

Home Sales and HOA Disclosure Packages

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.

Update on County’s Review of Purcell Road Extension

The following Purcell Road extension update was provided on October 3rd by Coles District Supervisor Marty Nohe. If this subject is new to you, please refer to the prior article below. Here’s the update:

Neighbor,

I am sending you this e-mail because you have previously communicated with my office your concerns about the potential widening of Purcell Road and I wanted to provide you with updates as they have become available.

As you might remember, on Tuesday, May 1, 2012, the Board of County Supervisors voted to initiate the Comprehensive Plan Amendment (CPA) to study and identify possible alternatives to widening Purcell Road and constructing Purcell Road East. After which, staff began the process of studying the alternatives for the future of Purcell Road.

Staff is nearing completion of the process for studying the alternatives and the Purcell Road CPA is currently on the schedule for both the Planning Commission and the Board of County Supervisors. The dates for these meetings could change, but at this time we don’t anticipate any changes to the schedule. The Planning Commission public hearing is scheduled to be Wednesday, December 5, 2012. At this meeting, the CPA will be introduced and the Planning Commission will then make a recommendation to the Board of County Supervisors. The staff report will be issued a few days before the Planning Commission meeting and we will provide you with more information on the report as it becomes available. The final public hearing and vote taken by the Board of County Supervisors is scheduled to be Tuesday, January 8, 2013. Both are scheduled as public hearings and time will be allotted for citizen feedback at those meetings.  We will continue to provide you with updates and reminders as the time approaches.

For more information about the Planning Commission or the Board of County Supervisors meetings, please see the web links below. It is still a bit early for either of the web links to provide information on the upcoming Purcell meetings, but these webpages allow you to sign up for updates.

Planning Commission Meetings: http://www.pwcgov.org/government/dept/planning/Pages/Planning-Commission.aspx <http://www.pwcgov.org/government/dept/planning/Pages/Planning-Commission.aspx

Board of County Supervisors Meetings: http://www.pwcgov.org/government/bocs/Pages/Board-of-County-Supervisors-(BOCS).aspx <http://www.pwcgov.org/government/bocs/Pages/Board-of-County-Supervisors-(BOCS).aspx

In the meantime, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact my Legislative Aide Candi Choi at 703-792-7431.

Martin E Nohe Coles District Supervisor 703-792-4620