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River Falls Monthly
Posted on Oct 27th, 2020
River Falls Monthly - the second e-newsletter published! Did you receive your copy? Please check your inbox, the message came from riverfallseditor@gmail.com this past Friday afternoon. If you did not receive the e-mail please send me a PM and I will add your e-mail to the list. No hassle or negativity in this newsletter, just fun and useful information for everyone in our River Falls community. And it will only be published once a month. Current issue includes a Recap of the Annual Meeting as well as other events and notices.
Thank You to Uwe Kirste
Posted on Oct 27th, 2020
Thank you to Uwe Kirste for all his hard work and years of dedication serving on our Board of Directors (2014-2020) and previously on the Architectural Review Committee for six years. We are particularly grateful because we know of the many demands on his time. His help went far beyond what we could have imagined. From his many years working for the county, he has knowledge and expertise ranging from the ins and outs of storm drains to pavement types, layers, and functions. The assistance and information he provided to the Board was invaluable, and he will be surely missed. 
Tailgating Event Photos
Posted on Oct 5th, 2020
Thank you to all who attended the tailgating event. We have some photos to share from the event, which are for your personal use. Instructions are below in order to view them.
 
Login and download instructions: Copy and paste gallery link into your browser tab. When prompted, enter the password. Once the gallery opens click on "select photos" on the upper right side of the screen. You can select individual images by clicking on the image(s) that you want or click "select all" on the upper left side of the screen. After you make your image selection click "download" on the right side of the screen and save to your specified location. I recommend that you create a specific folder prior to downloading. People can share the gallery information with their family and friends to download for personal use.
 
Gallery ID: riverfallsbbq
Gallery Link: https://milajacksonphotography.zenfolio.com/riverfallsbbq
Password: touchdown
 
Photography is courtesy of River Falls' own award-winning professional photographer, Mila Jackson. She specializes in PORTRAITURE (women, families, seniors, boudoir), weddings, personal branding (including headshots), and commercial photography. Mila has a conveniently located in-home studio and also shoots on location (outdoors or event location). You can check out her work here: https://milajacksonphotography.com and here: www.facebook.com/milajacksonphotograph
2020-2021 River Falls HOA Board of Directors
Posted on Sep 24th, 2020
In case you missed the Annual Meeting, an election was held to fill three open positions. The River Falls HOA Board of Directors for 2020-2021 are as follows:
 
President: Audra Edwards
Vice-President: Mike McGraw
Secretary: DeAnne Avance
Treasurer: Doug Clark
Director: Adam Linn
 
Please join us in welcoming our newest members, Mike & Adam.
Committee Involvement
Posted on Sep 24th, 2020
There are two newly formed River Falls committees for Security and Communications. Both currently have Chairs but we are looking for anyone interested in joining either of these committees. If you are interested, you can send an email to Eric Hainzer, Security Chair, at security@riverfallshoa or Brittany Moya del Pino, Communications Chair, at either communications@riverfallshoa.com or riverfallseditor@gmail.com. We hope that you will consider getting involved.
Need Grounds Chair
Posted on Sep 24th, 2020
We are in need of a Grounds Chair if anyone is interested. Please spread the word! You can find more information included in the Grounds Committee Charter on this website under HOA Documents. If you have any questions, please send an email to Victoria Bloom at victoria.bloom@fsresidential.com.
River Falls Monthly
Posted on Sep 11th, 2020
River Falls Monthly - new e-newsletter published today! Did you receive your copy? Please check your inbox, the message came from riverfallseditor@gmail.com just before 7:30 am today. If you did not receive the e-mail please send me a PM and I will add your e-mail to the list. No hassle or negativity in this newsletter, just fun and useful information for everyone in our River Falls community. And it will only be published once a month. Current issue includes an important message re: the upcoming meeting on 9/22, as well as other events and notices.
Use of Basketball Courts
Posted on Aug 20th, 2020
There has and continues to be a huge issue in the community with numerous non-residents occupying the basketball courts. We are aware and have been doing our best to address the issue. This creates a problem since residents are at times unable to use the courts and then there are large amounts of trash left behind that needs to be picked up on a regular basis.
 
We kindly ask residents to call the Prince William County non-emergency police number (703-792-6500) when this occurs so that the police can address the issue if in fact those using the courts are not residents of the community and also ask them to pick up their trash at the same time. Please let the police know that River Falls is a member of the Prince William County trespassing enforcement program and details such as the number of people, number of cars, etc. By contacting the police, this creates a log of the call so that when the Board meets with the police, the police can see the number of times that a call has been made from the community about this issue and increases it in priority.
 
The courts have signs posted that explain the rules of use. In order to enforce these rules and other security issues, the Board contracts with the Prince William County Police Department to provide random patrols by off-duty uniformed officers in the community four times a week for three hours each day but the days and times do not always coincide with when this occurs. We are also looking into other options. Please continue to keep us posted so we can address any issues or concerns in a timely manner. Thank you for your cooperation.
Speeding and Behind the Gate
Posted on Aug 8th, 2020
Recently, we received complaints about speeding on Chanceford Drive which is a safety hazard to residents. In addition to the security patrol services in the community by the off-duty police officers, the Police Department installed their speed board on Chanceford Drive and Greatbridge Road to help with safety in the community.  The speed board will stay there for several weeks.

Also, it was brought to our attention that non-residents were observed driving or walking in the behind the gate area. This is just a gentle reminder that behind the gate is a private territory for usage by the owners and residents of that area.
Please respect your neighbors.
 
Open Board Positions
Posted on Jul 25th, 2020
Have you considered being a part of the HOA Board? There will be three open Board positions that need to be filled in September. Please complete the application for candidacy that you will receive in the mail closer to the Annual Meeting and then return it to FirstService Residential no later than noon on Tuesday, September 22nd. In the meantime, if you have any questions, you can contact Victoria Bloom at 703-679-1531 or victoria.bloom@fsresidential.com. Please pass this information along to your neighbors!
Upcoming Events
Social Committee Meeting
Sunday, November 1st, 4:00 PM at Old Hickory Clubhouse
If you have any questions, please contact Natalie Wiley, the Social Chair, at social@riverfallshoa.com.
Security Committee Meeting
Thursday, November 5th, 7:00 PM at Old Hickory Clubhouse
If you have any questions, please contact Eric Hainzer, the Security Committee Chair, at security@riverfallshoa.com.
Architectural Review Committee Meeting
Tuesday, November 10th, 7:00 PM at Online
If you have any questions, please contact Judy Liebes, the ARC Chair, at arc@riverfallshoa.com. 
Veteran's Appreciation Breakfast Buffet
Wednesday, November 11th, 8:30 AM at Old Hickory Clubhouse
Please join us as we celebrate our veterans and their service to our country. We will be honoring all current and former veterans. If you are a veteran, please send us your name, branch and years of service, and a picture to include in the slide presentation to social@riverfallshoa.com. Please RSVP so we can plan accordingly.