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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.
 
Board Meeting Dates
Posted on Apr 27th, 2020 Comments (0)
 
April 28th by teleconference
May 26th by teleconference
June 23rd
July 28th
August 25th
September 22nd - Annual Meeting at Old Hickory
October 27th
November 24th
December 22nd

As a reminder, the monthly Board of Directors meetings are the fourth Tuesday of each month. All residents are welcome! Each owner will be limited to three minutes during the open discussion portion of the meeting to bring any issues or concerns to the attention of the Board. The meetings are typically held at the Development Services Building (5 County Complex) in Room 107.
 
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