Hello neighbors! We hope everyone is having a good start to the year. You should have received the meeting notice for the 31st Annual Virginia Run Homeowners Association meeting along with a vote proxy and information about candidates who are running to fill three seats for a two year term. If you did not receive a packet, please notify Management. The packet also contains pool sticker for the 2020 season. Please take a few moments to review the candidate’s qualifications and you may mail in your proxy or deliver it in person on or before the annual meeting date. The annual meeting will take place on March 19, 2020 and we welcome special guest Delegate Dan Helmer (40th District) to address the Community and to answer any questions. We hope to see you there.
Now that the Columbia Gas pipeline project is done and gone, the next round of utility- based construction disruption will be courtesy of Dominion Energy. They will be upgrading their transmission lines and replacing towers along the Dominion easement. The bad news is that the construction activity will be disruptive along the existing easement. The good news is the outcome will produce towers that are not as visually unappealing as existing towers and there will be fewer of them. Dominion is still in the filing process and is not expected to receive approvals before the summer of 2021 so stay tuned. For all of the details please visit the project website at https://www.dominionenergy.com/l-ox. Check out the YouTube video (pretty slick) and there is the opportunity to provide comment.
We have said before that volunteerism is alive and well in Virginia Run and Virginia Run has a wonderful legacy of past and current volunteers who are the glue that holds this Community together. Over the past thirty years many of our fellow neighbors have served Virginia Run in a variety of volunteer capacities and in that spirit, the Virginia Run Board of Trustees wishes to recognize those individuals who have consistently stepped up and have made a difference in our experience in this Community. This award would be a lifetime volunteer acknowledgement that we would call the Virginia Run Volunteer Hall of Fame award. We are still working out details but wanted to get you thinking about it and ask that you send Management your suggestions and your nominations of those that you believe should be acknowledged this way. This won’t be a one-time event because there are many people that should be included. Your thoughts on how they could and should be acknowledged are welcome. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the name and achievements of a person that you feel has made this community a better place by giving their time and energy. Some thoughts on how to acknowledge include plaques, etc but I kind of like the thought of a write up in the Horn that details their contributions as well as some type of honorarium. And/or we could do an annual special (social) event, presentation at the annual meeting or something else. The net is that over 30 years Virginia Run resident/ volunteers have made an incredible difference that has gone way beyond that which can be recognized by the annual volunteer award.
Spring is just around the corner and many of you have projects on your to-do list that may involve changes to how your home looks today. Please take the time to consult the ARB Standards and remember to submit an ARB application for any exterior changes to your home or property before you begin the work. The ARB Standards are on the website under the tab HOA Information, Documents and Forms. They clearly lay out what changes or improvements need applications and which do not. If you have questions about the standards or require more information, contact Management. The ARB meets on the first Tuesday of each month and applications need to be submitted to Management office on the Friday before.
As always thanks for listening and we hope to see you at the annual meeting in March.
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