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Gated Area of Windermere View Place
Posted on Oct 16th, 2021 Comments (0)
As a reminder, the gated area of Windermere View Place is private and only for the use of the residents who live in the gated area and their guests. Please know it is considered trespassing if you are in this area for any other reason. Thank you.
River Falls Monthly
Posted on Oct 16th, 2021 Comments (0)
River Falls Monthly - the twelfth e-newsletter published! Did you receive your copy? Please check your inbox, the message came from riverfallseditor@gmail.com yesterday afternoon. If you did not receive the email, please send a PM and I will add your email to the list. Current issue includes President's Letter, Meet Your 2021 Board of Directors, Annual Meeting Summary, What's Cooking in River Falls, Halloween Safety, Community Notices and Calendar, Autumn Old Hickory Menu.
River Falls Monthly
Posted on Sep 12th, 2021 Comments (0)
River Falls Monthly - the eleventh e-newsletter published! Did you receive your copy? Please check your inbox, the message came from riverfallseditor@gmail.com late yesterday afternoon. If you did not receive the email, please send a PM and I will add your email to the list. Current issue includes President's Letter, Volunteer Recognition, What's Cooking in River Falls, Notices and Upcoming Events, Autumn Old Hickory Grill Menu.
Pool Closed Today
Posted on Sep 1st, 2021 Comments (0)
Due to the pending remnants of Hurricane Ida in the forecast, the pool will remain closed today for the safety of the patrons and staff. American Pool management staff will use this time to inspect the pool facilities prior to storms arriving and continue to schedule for the remainder of the summer season. We apologize for any inconvenience.
River Falls Monthly
Posted on Aug 2nd, 2021 Comments (0)
River Falls Monthly - the tenth e-newsletter published! Did you receive your copy? Please check your inbox, the message came from riverfallseditor@gmail.com earlier today. If you did not receive the email please send a PM and I will add your email to the list. Current issue includes President's Letter, Security Corner: Back-to-School Safety, What's Cooking in River Falls, Upcoming Events, Old Hickory Grill Menu.
Pool Closed Today
Posted on Jul 8th, 2021 Comments (0)
The American Pool maintenance company let us know that the pool will be closed today due to the upcoming rain storm and due to the fact that lifeguards need an additional time to cleaning after the storm. Please stay safe during the storm. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Pool Toe
Posted on Jun 16th, 2021 Comments (0)
We hope that you are enjoying your summer so far. It’s pretty common that in the beginning of the pool season kids can have experience bloody feet. The length of time in the water, along with playing and pushing off the sides/bottom of the pool can possibly cause some irritation. We often find that after a few weeks children don’t have the “extreme” sensitivity as they originally had in the beginning of the summer. Wearing booties or taking caution on how the foot travels over the plaster surface can eliminate any discomfort. If you have any questions, please let us know.
River Falls Monthly
Posted on Jun 11th, 2021 Comments (0)
River Falls Monthly - the eighth e-newsletter published! Did you receive your copy? Please check your inbox, the message came from riverfallseditor@gmail.com yesterday morning. If you did not receive the email please send a PM and I will add your email to the list. Current issue includes President Letter with link to important SURVEY, Security Corner: Pool Safety, RFYI: Gas Meter Size, Notices and Upcoming Events, Lifeguard Job Recruitment, and NEW Old Hickory Grill Menu.
River Falls Monthly
Posted on May 1st, 2021 Comments (0)
River Falls Monthly - the seventh e-newsletter published! Did you receive your copy? Please check your inbox, the message came from riverfallseditor@gmail.com last night. If you did not receive the email please send a PM and I will add your email to the list. Current issue includes President Letter with link to important SURVEY, Security Corner: Credit Checks, River Falls Street Scene, Notices and Upcoming Events, Lifeguard Job Recruitment, and the Old Hickory Grill Menu.
Pool Opening
Posted on Apr 30th, 2021 Comments (0)
The Board of Directors is excited to announce that the swimming pool will be opening soon and that a new pool pass/reservation system will be implemented. You should have received a pool opening letter and pool rules by email. If you have any questions, please contact Victoria Bloom at victoria.bloom@fsresidential.com. We are looking forward to a great pool season!
River Falls Monthly
Posted on Apr 1st, 2021 Comments (0)
River Falls Monthly - the sixth e-newsletter published! Did you receive your copy? Please check your inbox, the message came from riverfallseditor@gmail.com earlier this afternoon. If you did not receive the email please send a PM and I will add your email to the list. Current issue includes President Letter, Grounds Committee Update, Security Corner Guidance on Landscape Contractors, Upcoming Events, Lifeguard Job Recruitment, and the Old Hickory Grill Menu.
River Falls Monthly
Posted on Mar 1st, 2021 Comments (0)
River Falls Monthly - the fifth e-newsletter published! Did you receive your copy? Please check your inbox, the message came from riverfallseditor@gmail.com this past Sunday night. If you did not receive the e-mail please send me a PM and I will add your e-mail to the list. Current issue includes President Letter, River Falls Yard Information, FSR Residential Connect Instructions, Upcoming Events, and Lifeguard Job Recruitment.
Trash/Recycle Services Delay
Posted on Feb 19th, 2021 Comments (0)
Due to inclement weather and poor road conditions, all scheduled services for today (2/19) have been suspended. For all residential HOA customers, service will resume on your next regularly scheduled trash day, Tuesday. Recycling collection scheduled for Friday will resume on Friday. If you have any questions, please contact us at (703) 257-7100 or by email at customerservice@patriotdisposalservices.com.
Basketball Courts
Posted on Feb 5th, 2021 Comments (0)
In continuous effort by the Board of Directors to address concerns about basketball courts, please see below a letter from the Board of Directors:
"Our posted rules for use of the basketball courts at Cascade Way and Robey Way are not being followed. There are outside users of the courts - even though the rules are explicit that the courts are for the use of residents only. COVID protocols are not being followed. And rules for responsible behavior are not being respected. At this time the Prince William County Police through our community patrolling agreement are limited in what they can do. We as an HOA Board have been advised by our attorney to not engage in enforcement. Thus, our enforcement efforts are limited.  
In the meantime, the increased nuisance that has developed over the past several months to the residents around the Cascade Way basketball court have led to suggestions that the court be closed for a temporary period until effective enforcement measures can be developed. We have listened to considerable discussion at the past couple of HOA Board meetings and clearly understand resident concerns and at the same time the desire for our amenities to continue to be available to residents.  
 
At the most recent Board of Directors meeting, it was discussed at great length several issues that have been occurring on a regular basis at the basketball court at the Cascade Way play area, which not only poses a security and safety issue but an amenity use issue as well. It has gotten to a point where there are residents who want to see the basketball hoops locked and shut down for a designated period to deter non-residents from playing basketball here. While this seems like an easy solution to the problem, it does not necessarily solve the issue in the long term and it also takes this amenity away from those residents who wish to use them.
 
 In the interim, we will lower the height of the Cascade Way basketball hoop in hopes that it will deter non-residents from playing basketball. It has been mentioned that there are leagues playing basketball here quite regularly. While we realize this may increase the usage at the Robey Way basketball court, the basketball court and playground areas are more spread out there than at Cascade Way. It will also give us more time to put into place some new initiatives (see below).
 
 As mentioned in a previous newsletter, we have seen an increased usage of the basketball courts and playgrounds in our community. However, it has been brought to the Board’s attention on numerous occasions that many who are using these amenities are not River Falls residents. Unfortunately, many residents feel they are unable to use the amenities because they are overrun by non-residents at certain times of the day. With the increased usage, we are also experiencing problems such as large amounts of trash being left behind, loud music, noisy use after dusk, and verbal abuse when residents approach these groups to question their activities.
 
 The Board has been and is continuing to work on the issue but as you might imagine, it has been difficult this past year. Unless there is criminal activity, police are not responding to neighbor’s calls and honestly, that is not necessarily how we wish to have this issue addressed in the current environment.
Right now, we are working on transitioning from the current off-duty police patrol to a private security company to give us greater flexibility on our approach on how issues are addressed. It may also help if non-residents find out we have a security patrol which may deter them from continuing to use the courts. We have a meeting scheduled this week with Prince William County police to discuss ideas and suggestions they may have to help us. In addition, we are planning to implement an HOA pass for residents to carry with them, like the current pool pass, that would be for all amenities within the community and would clearly identify someone as a resident. We are planning to hold a Basketball Town Hall Meeting at some point in the spring once we have the new security patrol in place to work together with the community to manage expectations of any new processes and procedures and address any questions or concerns.
 Moving forward, this issue has been added as a standing agenda item to the monthly Board of Directors meetings and we hope that you will share your thoughts during this time. We also request your help by asking your children who use the courts to bring to the attention of non-residents that the courts are for use by River Falls residents only. If we don’t get this under control, we will be forced to shut down the courts. These are challenging times for all of us, and we want to keep our community an enjoyable place to live."

Thank you for your attention to this matter.

 
Patriot Disposal
Posted on Feb 1st, 2021 Comments (0)
Please place your trash bins out on Tuesday and keep them out until pickup occurs. Please ensure that trash is secured and does not fly away. It is impossible to confirm at this time as the weather conditions are ever-changing and will dictate if, and when, Patriot Disposal can send their trucks out. Please watch for email updates regarding service changes and/or check their website at patriotdisposalservices.com. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please contact them at (703) 257-7100 or by email at customerservice@patriotdisposalservices.com.
 
River Falls Monthly
Posted on Jan 31st, 2021 Comments (0)
River Falls Monthly - the fourth e-newsletter published! Did you receive your copy? Please check your inbox, the message came from riverfallseditor@gmail.com this past Friday morning. If you did not receive the e-mail please send me a PM and I will add your e-mail to the list. Current issue includes Call for Committee Volunteers, Instructions for Paying HOA Dues Electronically, Security Corner, and Upcoming Events.
Patriot Disposal Holiday Pick Up Schedule
Posted on Dec 18th, 2020 Comments (0)
***PATRIOT DISPOSAL HOLIDAY PICK UP SCHEDULE
Recycling date change due to upcoming holidays:
Recycling scheduled for Friday, December 25th and Friday, January 1st will be picked up on Monday, December 28th. Unfortunately, there is only 1 recycling make up day provided this year due to the holiday. Please be sure to place all recyclables out on Monday, December 28th and again on Friday, January 8th, 2021.
Christmas Tree Collection Date:
Christmas trees will be collected the weeks of January 3rd and 10th. Please leave Christmas trees out with regular trash pick up the first two weeks of January. Be sure to remove all decorations from the trees and do not place the trees in bags.
River Falls Monthly
Posted on Dec 3rd, 2020 Comments (0)
River Falls Monthly - the third e-newsletter published! Did you receive your copy? Please check your inbox, the message came from riverfallseditor@gmail.com this past Tuesday 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 How to Improve Your House with ARC, RFYI Holiday Decorations, Honoring Our Veterans, and Upcoming Events.
Speeding
Posted on Dec 3rd, 2020 Comments (0)
This is to reiterate a danger of speeding in the community. It has come to our attention that some vehicles drive with an increased speed on Chanceford Drive and Greatbridge Road, and even do not stop at the school bus stop sign. This is a gentle reminder to the community that speeding is a safety hazard for neighbors and especially for children. We appreciate your understanding and attention to this very important matter.
Thank You to Delane Olson
Posted on Dec 3rd, 2020 Comments (0)
A special thank you to Delane Olson for all her hard work helping with the Social Committee for many of the past 18 years. Her family moved here in December 2002 and recently sold their home on Mosser Mill Court. She was instrumental in past efforts rallying the community when local officials wanted to redistrict River Falls to different schools other than those that we were assigned. She has always kept the best interest of River Falls in mind and quickly jumped in when her help was needed. We will certainly miss seeing her and her family in the neighborhood and at our community social events. 
River Falls Monthly
Posted on Oct 27th, 2020 Comments (0)
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 Comments (0)
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 Comments (0)
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 Comments (0)
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 Comments (0)
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 Comments (0)
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 Comments (0)
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 Comments (0)
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 Comments (0)
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 Comments (0)
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!
Swimming Pool Decision
Posted on Jul 20th, 2020 Comments (0)
This is to inform you that the pool will not be opened this year.  The HOA Board of Directors is most concerned about providing a safe and secure environment  during the COVID-19 pandemic and at this time that is not possible. This was a difficult and complicated decision for the HOA Board to make.  All factors and available information and experience of other communities and Prince William County were taken into consideration as this decision was made.
New Grounds Chair
Posted on Apr 28th, 2020 Comments (0)
Please join us in welcoming Nora Hussain of Robey Way as the new Grounds Chair. The purpose of this committee is to work towards increased community property values through maintenance and enhancement of the common areas in order to maintain a cohesive appearance over all of River Falls. If you have any thoughts or suggestions, please feel free to send her an email at grounds@riverfallshoa.com.
New Leasing Policy Resolution
Posted on Apr 28th, 2020 Comments (0)
This is to advise you that at their February 25, 2020 meeting, the Board of Directors approved the new Leasing Policy Resolution. Anyone who rents all or part of their home must not lease for less than six (6) months. All new leases (along with the Administrative Fee ($50.00) and Tenant Disclosure Form must be provided to the Association's management agent, FirstService Residential, within thirty (30) days from the date of execution of the new lease. If a lot, or any portion of it, is leased on the effective date of this Resolution (March 1, 2020), a copy of the current leease must be provided to FirstService Residential within thirty (30) days from the effective date of this Resolution (March 1, 2020) For a copy of the new Leasing Policy Resolution and Form, under Resident, please click on HOA Documents and Minutes.
Revised Architectural Guidelines
Posted on Apr 28th, 2020 Comments (0)
This is to advise you that at their February 25, 2020 meeting, the Board of Directors approved revised Architectural Guidelines. The revisions included modifications to landscaping and tree removal and changing basketball backboard to all for permanent use. For a copy of the revised Architectural Guidelines, under Resident, please click on HOA Documents and Minutes.
Right to Access Homeowners' Lots
Posted on Apr 28th, 2020 Comments (0)
The Board/Managing Agent have the right to access homeowners’ lots; pursuant to the legal advice provided by the Association’s attorney, Whiteford, Taylor & Preston LLP, “Article V, Section of the Association’s Declaration explicitly grants the Board of Directors through their agents the right to enter a lot at a reasonable time for the purpose of ascertaining where the lot is in compliance with, among other things, Article VI (use restrictions). The Board can do this without being deemed as having committed a trespass or wrongful act by entering the lot. This means that the Board and/or management agent has the right to access the entire lot (front and back) without concern.”
 
Please note that Management will not exercise this right during the pandemic.
Tennis Courts
Posted on May 25th, 2016 Comments (0)
ATTENTION River Falls HOA Residents:
 
There are new locks on the community tennis courts!
In order to access the tennis courts you must have the new code. Please do not share the code with non-residents.
 
Click here for the code. You must be a registered member of the HOA and have an active account on the website to view the code. Tennis Court Code