Whisperwood Cluster Association

Whisperwood Cluster Association The Whisperwood Cluster is located south of the VA-267 Toll Road off of South Lakes Drive in Reston, Virginia, a suburb of Metropolitan Washington DC.

Reston Association
02/08/2020

Reston Association

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I love knowing my glass is truly being recycled.  Don't mind the extra trip to a purple bin at all!
02/08/2020

I love knowing my glass is truly being recycled. Don't mind the extra trip to a purple bin at all!

Glass recycling (in purple bins) has been a smashing success so far:
💜 4 million pounds collected
💜 Glass-to-glass recycling now happening
💜 New market not possible without your voluntary support
💜 98% of glass is clean/usable

North America’s largest glass recycler has begun transporting glass from our processing plant in Lorton to one of its recycling facilities. There, the glass will be processed and sold to manufacturers of a wide range of glass products, including one that produces 3.6 million bottles a day at its bottle manufacturing plants in Danville and Toano, Va.

Learn more in the link below:
♻️ Glass-to-Glass Recycling Now Happening
♻️ Key to Success: Clean Glass
♻️ Where to (Voluntarily!) Bring Your Glass
♻️ Quick Refresher on this Change

➡️ LINK: http://bit.ly/2utmaDJ

12/17/2019

Hello Whisperwood -
As we probably all suspected, mother nature is not cooperating with our concrete project start date of 18 Dec.

We are currently in a holding pattern, should we have a period of 5-7 days of expected weather above 45 degrees, we will be able to move forward.

This may not occur in Dec, it may be early in 2020 but will take place when mother nature allows.

We will do our best to let you know as far in advance as possible when the next attempt will be.

Thank you!
Your Board of Directors

12/13/2019

Hello Whisperwood -
You may have noticed some pinkish red arrows on MANY sections of the sidewalks throughout our community, this arrows mark concrete that will be replaced during our upcoming concrete project.

Edge Concrete, the contractor for this project in in process of placing the attached notices on the doors of the homes in our neighborhood. The notice mentions driveways and aprons, which clearly we do not have and all the work is being done on sidewalks so you don't need to worry about moving your car to another location for 3 days.

That said, any section of concrete that is replaced cannot be walked on. Please do not remove/relocate any of the cones placed by Edge Concrete. PLEASE do NOT use ANY salt or de-icing material on the fresh concrete and up to 2 years following.

Please take note of the sidewalks near your home, near where you park, if there are pink/red arrows on any section be sure, come 18 Dec, you are parked a minimum of 50 feet away from any marked concrete. Vehicles within 50 feet of work areas will be towed.

Obviously, mother nature can be a bit temperamental this time of year, if this project is delayed we will do our best to keep you informed.

Thank you,
Your Board of Directors

11/27/2019

There is NO TRASH COLLECTION, this Thursday due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

Trash collection will resume on our regularly scheduled Monday pick-up.

Please do not place any trash or recycle materials curbside prior to 6pm on Sunday!

Thank you and have a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving!

Hello Whisperwood! One of our neighbors is hosting a fall festival, information listed below!  "I’m throwing a harvest f...
10/12/2019

Hello Whisperwood!
One of our neighbors is hosting a fall festival, information listed below!

"I’m throwing a harvest festival for the neighbor on Sunday October 13 starting at 4pm. We will have Face painting, games, some small prizes and if you carve a pumpkin bring it for judgment to win a prize! Please bring your own drink and Foods to share. Hope to see you there!"

09/27/2019

Recycle Your Glass at the Purple Can
Now Open in Reston
As part of Fairfax County’s recycling efforts, the new purple dumpster strictly for glass recycling is now open at the Reston South Park and Ride lot. All colors of emptied glass bottles and jars are acceptable. Food residue from jars should be rinsed out before placing glass in bins. Items that are not accepted include food, plastic bags, lamps or light bulbs, ceramics, porcelain, mirrors, windows, and glass sheets. The collected glass will be brought to the County’s “Big Blue” processing plant where it will be recycled for use in a variety of projects. Your glass recycles are still accepted for collection in curbside recycle bins.

Why take these extra recycling steps? Glass collected in curbside recycling bins is sent to recycling facilities where it eventually ends up in landfills. During the transportation process to the recycling facility, glass is broken and becomes mixed with recycling residue as part of the sorting process, making it unrecoverable. The glass-only drop-off containers allow the collected glass to be repurposed for other uses.

Reston South Park and Ride is located on Reston Parkway, just north of the intersection with Lawyers Road. The purple bin is in the southeast corner of the lot. Nearby: a purple dumpster is also available at the Providence Community Center, 3001 Vaden Drive, Fairfax.

If this is something you feel passionate about - attend the meeting on 25 Sep, 2019,   Let your voice be heard!  https:/...
09/23/2019
6,462 MORE CARS

If this is something you feel passionate about - attend the meeting on 25 Sep, 2019, Let your voice be heard! https://rescuesunrisevalley.org/

will pass in and out of Campus Commons in a 24-hour period (Traffic Impact Study; Page 43 Table 9) If you think traffic is bad now, just wait. If you think walking to the metro is dangerous now, just wait. But if you think development can and should be done in a way that benefits all, then stand wit...

Reston Association
08/03/2019

Reston Association

This Sunday, August 4th, is the 9th Annual Reston Kids’ Triathlon at Ridge Heights Pool. This swim, bike and run event for kids ages 6-14 is a partnership between RA and the Reston YMCA.

Please note that one lane (school sides) of Ridge Heights Road, South Lakes Drive and Soapstone Drive will be coned off for the bike route. In addition Ridge Heights Road will be blocked between Terraset Elementary School and Turtle Pond Drive to make it safe for the participants.

Also, there are no parking signs being placed on the school side of Ridge Heights Road from Soapstone to South Lakes Drive. Please ask your neighbors to have their cars moved from this area for the safety of the kids. The race starts at 8 am and should be finished around 10 am.

#Reston #EnjoyReston #RestonKidsTri

UPDATED with Saturday 2PM - SUNDAY 7AMFYI: for possible increased traffic and noise during the night & early morning:REL...
05/16/2019
Relay For Life | Cancer Walk | Cancer Fundraising Events

UPDATED with Saturday 2PM - SUNDAY 7AM

FYI: for possible increased traffic and noise during the night & early morning:

RELAY FOR LIFE is this weekend at South Lakes HS, Saturday 2 p.m.- SUNDAY 7 a.m.

http://relay.acsevents.org/site/TR?fr_id=91199&pg=informational&sid=212807&name=event-details

Relay For Life events are life-changing cancer fundraising events that help communities across the globe fight back against cancer. http://relay.acsevents.org/site/TR?fr_id=91199&pg=informational&sid=212807&name=event-details&s_locale=en_US&s_locale=en_US

https://coveringthecorridor.com/2019/05/fairfax-county-american-disposal-board-matter/The Fairfax County Board of Superv...
05/13/2019
County fed up with trash pickup problems

https://coveringthecorridor.com/2019/05/fairfax-county-american-disposal-board-matter/

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, frustrated with repeated or late trash pickups by American Disposal Services, said last week it will look into taking legal action against the company if the situation doesn’t improve soon.

Braddock District Supervisor John Cook (R) and Sully District Supervisor Kathy Smith (D) co-sponsored a May 7 board matter on the trash problem, which by all accounts has worsened in the last few weeks. Cook called the chronic missed pickups “a significant health, safety, and community enjoyment problem” for the county.

“Trash is left on street corners, or in overflowing HOA dumpster,” Cook said in the board matter, which can be read in full here. “This open trash attracts rats and other vermin, it smells, and is ugly. The people of Fairfax County deserve better.”

About 90 percent of residents — including the majority of those in Lee District — are serviced by private trash pickup. The rest, including much of Mount Vernon District, have their waste picked up by the county.

American, the primary company contracted for the private pickups, has blamed the recent service issues on a staffing shortage, Cook said. The county’s Department of Public Works and Environmental Services has been working with American to mitigate the problem, and Cook said county staff has gone “above and beyond the call of duty to help American.”

Cook said the county will continue to work with American on the issue, but on May 21 the Board of Supervisors will have a closed door meeting to discuss where the problems stands. If American is still failing to make pickups, Cook said the county will take legal action against the company.

“[The May 21 briefing] should include an analysis of all applicable consumer protection statutes, potential claims of fraud, or other legal issues potentially arising out of American’s failure to meet its commitments to our residents, and any options for the county to seek legal remedies,” Cook said. [T]his is American’s problem, and we expect the company to solve it in the next two weeks, or else the County will be prepared to take whatever legal action may be available. “

Residents, meanwhile, have taken to Nextdoor.com and Facebook to vent their frustrations, and many have indicated they have switched or are planning to switch to new companies for their pickups. Lee District Supervisor Jeff McKay said he’s been hearing this from residents as well, but noted that the switching of companies has led to other consequences.

“So in some neighborhoods now they have different vendors coming in on the same street every day of the week tearing up the roads,” McKay said, noting a single street could have 5-6 different companies picking up trash or recycling. “This is one of the real bad environmental and infrastructure components [of this problem].”

Fairfax County residents who rely on American Disposal for their trash and recycling pickup have dealt with increased service issues lately.

05/08/2019

Good evening Whisperwood,

We have been informed by American disposal that they WILL be collecting trash in our neighborhood tomorrow, 09 May!!

Fingers crossed!!

05/08/2019

ANNUAL MEETING REMINDER!
PLEASE ATTEND OR COMPLETE A PROXY!!!

7pm, Thursday 09 May, South Lakes High School Cafeteria.

05/06/2019

ANNUAL MEETING 2019
THURSDAY, 09 MAY, 7:00 PM
SOUTH LAKES HS, CAFETERIA

Hello Whisperwood!
Hopefully, by now, you have received information via good ol' USPS about the upcoming annual meeting this Thursday, 09 May. We know that schedules often prohibit in person attendance, if you are unable to attend, please complete a proxy (see your mailer or email broadcast) and either send to RCS Mgmt, give to a neighbor that is attending or feel free to email your board of directors at [email protected], one of us will be happy to stop by and pick up your proxy.

Sincerely,
Your Board of Directors & RCS Management

Dear Association Member:

Pursuant to Article 2, Section 2.1 of the Bylaws, the Whisperwood Cluster Association Annual
Meeting will be held on THURSDAY, May 09, 2019, at SOUTH LAKES HIGH SCHOOL (located at 11400 South Lakes Dr., Reston, VA 20191). The meeting will commence promptly at 7:00 p.m. in the cafeteria (enter Entrance 1 and walk straight ahead).

The Annual Meeting provides an excellent opportunity for members of the Association to meet
their Board of Directors and their management company, ask questions about the community,
discuss their individual concerns, and find out how the Association is managed. The Agenda of
the Annual Meeting, which outlines the order of business for the meeting, is enclosed for your
review.

Each year, new members are elected to the Board of Directors. This year, two seats are open for election to a three-year term. We urge you to consider running for a Board position. The satisfaction of helping guide your community and taking responsibility for the financial well-being of the Association is a reward in itself, and you will get far more in return than you give. If you are interested in running for a position on the Board, simply fill out the enclosed Application for Nomination and return it to RCS Management, LLC by noon on May 08, 2019. Floor nominations will also be accepted at the meeting.

We are always looking for interested individuals willing to volunteer their time and/or expertise.
Maybe it is landscaping or curb appeal judging or community hospitality. Please let us know how you would like to help out and we will work with you.

In order to conduct the official business of the meeting, a quorum of homeowners must be present in person or by proxy. Enclosed is a proxy for your use if you are unable to attend the meeting. The full-page proxy can be hand-carried to the Annual Meeting or forwarded to RCS Management. For the proxy to be valid, it must be fully executed (the signature(s) of the unit owner(s)) and dated. Please note that proxies may be assigned to any other unit owner. If in doubt, you may consider assigning your proxy to any Board member.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Rod Strawderman of RCS
Management, LLC at (703) 778-7271. We strongly urge each owner within the Whisperwood
Cluster Association to attend this vital meeting. The Board wants and needs your input. We look
forward to seeing you at the meeting.

Your Whisperwood Cluster Association
Board of Directors

UPDATE:NO TRASH PICKUP TODAY PICKUP MONDAY MAY 6Attached is the updated notice we just received from our trash company, ...
05/02/2019

UPDATE:

NO TRASH PICKUP TODAY
PICKUP MONDAY MAY 6

Attached is the updated notice we just received from our trash company, American Disposal Services. Please share this information with your neighbors.

Due to circumstances beyond our control stemming from a field staffing shortage, the scheduled TRASH collection for today, THURSDAY, MAY 2, 2019 will be delayed until MONDAY MAY 6, 2019. Please be assured that any overflow that may have accumulated will be collected when we return.

FYI - Information for Sunday May 12:On the morning of Sunday May 12, 2019, the Reston Youth Triathlon will be hosting it...
05/01/2019
Reston Youth Triathlon

FYI - Information for Sunday May 12:

On the morning of Sunday May 12, 2019, the Reston Youth Triathlon will be hosting its annual event with 300 kids participating. They will start at Ridge Heights Pool at 8:00 am, bike on the roads in the area and then run ending at the high school. To ensure the safety of all, Ridge Heights Road will be closed in front of the pool from 6:00 am to 11:00 am. Also, there will be no parking along the south side of Ridge Heights Rd (the side with Terraset and Langston Hughes schools) from 5:00 am until 11:00 am that day.

· All roads will be open with cones sectioning off the area where the bikers will be riding on parts of Ridge Heights, South Lakes and Soapstone Drive. Ridge Heights will be blocked at the pool entrance.

· Parking will not be allowed on the school side of Ridge Heights Road. The police will be towing vehicles if on the road.

· We have a road use permit approved by Fairfax County VDOT Office.

· Police officers will be working for the event that morning. Please follow their directions and watch out for cyclists.

https://corefoundation.raceentry.com/reston-youth-triathlon/race-information

Come run Reston Youth Triathlon on May 12 with me.

04/25/2019

NO TRASH COLLECTION TODAY. NO TRASH COLLECTION UNTIL MONDAY.

American Disposal has notified us this afternoon that trash will not be collected today. Trash will be collected on our next collection day - Monday. The thought of trash sitting out all weekend is truly distasteful for most of us.

Please gather and return your trash to your rear yard for temporary storage until Monday. This is certainly a true inconvenience, but we all need to do our part to make the best of this situation.

The trash industry is experiencing a nation-wide staffing shortage (to the tune of about 800,000 drivers according to one source). American, Republic, and other local contractors are all struggling to staff routes. For this reason, the answer is not as simple as switching companies. This is something that we will continue to monitor and work in the best interest of our community as things develop.

Thank you for your patience.

Your WCA Board of Directors

Runners Marathon of Reston THIS Sunday, April 7th - Roads impacted info:All Residents - The marathon course traverses Ri...
04/06/2019
Runners Marathon of Reston

Runners Marathon of Reston THIS Sunday, April 7th - Roads impacted info:

All Residents - The marathon course traverses Ridge Heights Road, Soapstone Drive, Sunrise Valley Drive, Twin Branches Road, Lawyers Road, Steeplechase Drive and South Lakes Drive, as well as portions of Reston’s trail system. Marathoners will circle the 13-mile course twice. Click on the link below to view course map for potential road delays: http://www.runnersmarathon.com/race-info...

In addition to the marathon, a half-marathon and marathon relay will also be run. Organizers say about 700 runners in total are registered, representing 23 states.

Nearly 275 community members will be helping along the route, as well as in the days leading up to and following the event.

No roads are scheduled to be closed, with runners expected to stay within coned-off sections of roads along the course. However, police reserve the right to close roads for safety as needed. Additionally, the entrance and exit to our community will not be closed however, you may have to wait a bit to get in or out if there are runners close.

Race proceeds go to the Reston Runners Community Fund, designed to support the Reston community by providing scholarships to area student-athletes and financial support for athletic programs.

http://www.runnersmarathon.com/

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Whisperwood Cluster Association is a community located in Reston, Virginia. With 231 units, it is the largest cluster association within Reston Association. Please visit www.whisperwood.us for more information.

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