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...Our Community Needs You!
(From the 2009-2010 Pinewood Lake Directory)
What’s on your agenda for this week?
How about a few hours for your community?
Did you know the board of officers
for this community is
Or that the committees are all chaired and staffed by volunteers?
Described below are the committees,
their current chairpersons, and
their roles in the community.
is responsible for the architectural integrity of Pinewood Lake. The
committee has review and approval authority for homeowner projects
within PLHA. In this capacity, the committee is the protector
of our interests in the overall appearance and property values of
our town homes. Annual home inspections are conducted to assist
homeowners and reward those who put special effort into the
appearance of their homes. The committee chair is Will Parks. Please call the ACC
Administrator, Karen Jones, at 703-203-4506
with any ACC-related questions.
Community Cinema Committee ~
The Community Cinema Committee plans and executes movie nights on
which movies are shown to community members on an outdoor screen by
the lake. This is an active and exciting committee. The
Chair is Fil Martinez. If you would like to get involved,
please contact the office at 703-360-6212 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Finance Committee ~
The Finance Committee meets annually in September to help draft a
budget for presentation to the Board of Directors in October.
The Chair is Mike Shigley. If you would like to get involved,
please contact the office at 703-360-6212 or email@example.com.
The Hospitality Committee greets newcomers, sponsors the annual
Easter Egg Hunt, Volunteer Appreciation Dinner and Breakfast With
Santa. They also host twice-annual Newcomer Coffees and community
yard sales, and the Memorial Day and Labor Day Weekend Bar-B-Ques.
This is a very active committee, and they would welcome your
The chairperson is Susan Hosek.
Maintenance Committee ~
The 23 acres of common areas of our community are dependent on the
Maintenance Committee for upkeep. The committee oversees the grounds
maintenance contract and the repair and improvement of all common
properties, including the 5-acre lake. These areas include the Frank
Holub Community Center/ PLHA Office, 1.57 miles of perimeter fence,
those roads not maintained by the state, all paths including those
around the lake, and all recreation and playground equipment. The
committee also is responsible for all snow removal, and organizes
two community cleanups per year.
The Maintenance Chairman is Marshall Sutton.
The “youngest” of the committees, formed in 1994, the marketing
dedicated to improving community property values, quality of life,
and promoting Pinewood Lake to prospective home buyers. This
committee coordinates closely with the Lee and Mount Vernon District
Supervisors to ensure this community is integrated into Fairfax
County policy decisions and projects to include the Richmond Highway
This fast-track group is chaired by Dick Knapp.
Muddy Hole Garden Club ~
The Club is organized to promote home gardening as well as the
enhancement of our community. Our programs include Adopt-A-Flowerbed
(Gardening Angels), street lamp pole banners, Plant-Plus flower sale
in May, Wreath & Craft sale in November and the sale of Holiday and
Note cards. Proceeds from these efforts are used to beautify the
common grounds of our neighborhood. This club is not funded in the
PLHA annual budget. Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each
month with special programs scheduled, as they become available.
Club chairman is Steve Papanicolas, Secretary is Frank Holub.
Publications Committee ~ The Pinewood Lake Needle
This committee is responsible for publishing the monthly newsletter,
The Needle. It has assisted in publishing a directory of residents,
and a Rules & Standards book containing the rules & regulations,
covenants & by-laws, ACC and other standards applicable to the PLHA.
Contributions (articles, letters, B & W photos, drawings, etc.) are
always welcome. The Needle Editor position is currently open.
Shana Johnson is the Editor.
Security/Neighborhood Watch ~
The effectiveness of this program is highly dependent on neighbors
reporting suspicious activities to law enforcement. Street
Representatives (board members) monitor activities in their
respective areas, and together with other volunteers, contract
off-duty law enforcement personnel who augment routine police
patrols in providing security to Pinewood Lake. The
chairperson is Robert Ford.
The contracted pool management company supervises the daily
operation of the community swimming pool through the pool manager,
gate guards, and lifeguards. The management company, in coordination
with PLHA, issues and regulates pool passes, and schedules and
monitors the facility for private parties. Pool hours are 3:00 to
8:00 PM from its opening on Memorial Day until Fairfax County
schools are out; then every day 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM until two weeks
prior to closing on Labor Day, then 3:00 to 8:00 PM the final two
weeks. The Acting Pool Committee chairs are Bev Card and Delna Clark.
Swim Team ~
Pinewood Lake Porpoises
Pinewood Lake has had a swim team for more than 20 years, which
competes in the
Northern Virginia Swim League. The competitive swim
season is June and July. Volunteers are required to officiate at
swim meets. The community is looking for volunteers to carry a
successful operation forward. Call the PLHA office, 703-360-6212,
for information. Having a child on the team is NOT a requirement to
be a volunteer.
-Please visit us at our new
the latest information regarding Pinewood Lake HOA.
here to view the Board Happenings from the October 11 Board
-The Finance Committee will meet at
7:30 PM on October 9 in the Pinewood Lake office to form its
recommendation for the 2013 PLHA budget. All
homeowners and residents are invited and encouraged to
here to view the Board Happenings from the September 13,
2012 Board meeting.
here to view the Board Happenings from the August 9, 2012
click here to view the Board Happenings from the July 12
here to view the Board Happenings from the June 14 Board
here for a copy of the ballot for the proposed revision of
the Declaration of Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions (DCCR).
here to view the full, marked-up copy of the proposed
revisions to the DCCR.
here for the new Staircases, Railings, and Brick Walls
here for Board Happenings from the May 10 Board meeting.
here to see the revised Fence Standard approved by the Board
on April 12, 2012.
here to view the complete ACC Standards.
-Join the Pinewood Lake Google
Group for important updates, information, and communication
for and with Pinewood Lake owners and residents.
-The 2010 Master Plan for
Maintenance has been posted online.
To view the Plan, please click here.
here to view the 2012 Pinewood Lake budget.
-At the Board meeting on August 14,
2008, the Board approved a change to the Window Standard to
allow for different configurations for the front bay windows
and rear picture window. Click
here for details.
-To view the current Paint Standard
and Paint Appendix,
If you would like to see the paint samples, please come to
the office between Noon and 3 PM Monday through Friday or 9
AM and Noon on Saturday.
-Our towing policy went into
effect on March 1, 2007. Click
here to read the
here to read a brief
pamphlet on the towing policy. Make sure you are
parking in accordance with our policy to avoid being towed.
consisting of mattresses, couches, and appliances may be
placed at the curb on Mondays or Thursdays without a phone
call. Collection of any other special pickup items
must be scheduled ahead of time by calling 703-360-6634.
-The latest Reserve Study is online.
Click here to view!
Swim Team site!
Aerial Photo of PWL!
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