Glade Drive Improvement and Restriping Community Meeting – April 27 at 6:30 PM

The process of collecting input for the improvements to Glade Drive continues. There will be a community meeting this week and neighbors are encouraged to make their voices heard:

Meeting Details

  • Thursday, April 27
  • 6:30 PM
  • Hunters Woods Elementary School

Some background:

Back in November, there was a meeting held to determine the restriping needs along Glade Dr., between Glade Bank and Twin Branches. There was a great attendance at that meeting by people who live along and use Glade. It was emphatically stated that we need access to on street parking by those all along the road. At the end of the meeting, Adam Lind of FFX county stated that they will not take parking away if the street is too narrow to support a bike lane, two traffic lanes, and parking. Glade seemed to be too narrow. (Note, Adam Lind is the Bicycle Program Manager for Fairfax County, and he is the person who ran this meeting, though he assured us that night it was a repainting meeting, not a bike lane meeting.)

About a month ago, there was a follow up meeting, but it was observed that Glade plans were seeming off the table. The three other streets who are being repaved were discussed, and a note on the meeting announcement stated: “Note: Glade Drive will not be discussed at this meeting. A separate meeting will be scheduled if any proposed changes are brought forward.”

A couple of weeks ago, Reston Now had an article Glade Drive repainting is not off the table afterall, though.

At this week’s meeting they will present several options for repainting, with the purpose, in their words, of “gathering input on various proposals to improve bicycling in the corridor.” The meeting will not be a presentation with a question/answer format. Rather, it will be an open house style, where you may write a comment and will choose from one of their best options being presented.

The link to the Fairfax County page is here: . http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/fcdot/bike/gladedrive-streetimprovements2017.htm.

We encourage all of our neighbors who live along Glade Drive to come out and make your voices heard.

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Is your American Disposal Recycling Bin cracked?

American Disposal—the cluster’s trash removal company—has offered to replace residents’ American Disposal cracked recycling bins on Tuesday, April 18th.

If you would like to swap your damaged bin for a new one, please email your name and address to board@generationcluster.com by Thursday, April 13th.

Remember, the following are required to exchange your recycling bin:

  • Only damaged American Disposal bins will be swapped; the company will not replace other kinds of bins. The company’s name is on its bins.
  • Your damaged American Disposal bin must be placed in front of your unit by 8 AM on April 18th.

Please contact Damian Gullo if you have any questions.

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Yard Waste Removal

We have received notice from American Disposal Services that they will be changing their policies for collecting yard waste.

Effective March 1, 2017, yard waste materials placed in plastic bags will be rejected at the local yard waste composting facilities.

They have been informed that plastic bags of any kind require additional processing and render the finished process less attractive. Therefore they are modifying their pick-up requirements.

American Disposal will accept yard waste material in compostable paper yard waste bags or personal containers clearly marked “yard debris material.”  Here is a sample bag from Home Depot.

Remember this change goes into effect on March 1 so plan your spring yard work accordingly.

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Parking Update 2017

It’s that time of year… Time to put your new Generation Parking Passes in your cars.  Here’s what you need to know:

  • Install your passes ASAP and remove parking stickers from previous years
  • 2017 Parking enforcement will start on January 15
  • Vehicles with outdated permits will be subject to towing
  • If you do not receive permits, it is possible your account with the association is in arrears. You will receive permits once your account becomes current.
  • Parking passes have been mailed to all eligible homeowners
  • Owners, if you have an office address, permits are sent directly to the tenant/property address

Other parking reminders:

  • According to the Generation Cluster Parking Regulations “Each home will automatically receive 2 primary permits and 1 visitor permit.
  • Visitor parking is for short-term usage only, and not to be used by residents.
  • Residents may apply for an overflow permit for a third vehicle for an additional resident driver.
    • Overflow spaces are limited in number and are available on a first come first served basis.
    • ALL vehicles with overflow tags MUST park in designated overflow spaces.
    • Application for the third (Overflow) tag must include proof that all 3 cars are resident cars.”
  • Vehicles may NOT park in fire lanes, as this is a violation of Fairfax County Fire Regulations. Vehicles parked in fire lanes will be towed and/or ticketed by Battlefield Towing (703-378-0059) or by the police.
  • Motorcycles shall use the reserved space assigned to the home for which they are a resident or guest & may share the space with a properly tagged car.
  • Commercial vehicles are not to be parked within the community. All commercial vehicles may be towed without warning.
  • Vehicles must be in compliance with all local and State regulations, and be in good repair and operable condition.

If you have any questions, please call Kathy Gately, Capitol Property Management. (703) 707-6404.

In the next few weeks we will be publishing the fully updated parking guidelines and documentation.

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Winter Weather Guide

Fairfax County has developed an online Winter Weather Guide that covers topics ranging from VDOT’s Plowing Plan to Ice Skating. 

Here is the link: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/news2/your-guide-to-winter-weather-in-fairfax-county/

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Leaf Removal – December 8

Blade Runners is tentatively scheduled for another leaf removal/pick-up for next Thursday, December 8. Note, this may change based on weather.

Feel free to put your leaves out so they can pick them up.

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Annual Halloween Party

Please join us for the annual Halloween Potluck Supper before trick-or-treating!

  • Date: 10/31/2016 (Mon.)
  • Time: 5:30pm a
  • Location: Generation I Tree Island

Please volunteer to help or bring something by signing up on Sign-Up Genius:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c044aa4ac2fa1fd0-generation

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