April 8 Yard Debris Pick-up Begins
24 Mar 2019

Dear GCA member,

Here is your latest newsletter from the GCA. As always, we welcome your feedback.

GCA Board of Directors
Update from the GCA Board of Directors
The GCA Board thanks all who voted for new board members and who attended the 2019 Annual Meeting in February. We had an excellent turnout and fruitful discussions.

The board has elected its officers for this year: Deborah Conway - President; Art Peters - Vice President; Kevin Fitzpatrick - Treasurer; Steve Antonellis - Secretary.

Our committee chair volunteers are:
ARB                               Ray Murphy
ARC                              Susan Worden
CARB                            Steve Antonellis
Communications       Kevin Fitzpatrick
Equestrian Center     Susan Worden
Finance                         Kevin Fitzpatrick
Roads                           Ray Murphy
Security/Access         Art Peters
Water/Ponds              Kevin Fitzpatrick
Property Sale Disclosure Packet Inspections - VA State Law
The Virginia Property Owners Association Act (the Act) provides rights to buyers for property that is controlled by a community association. The buyer is entitled to GCA information called out in the Act, and if the information is not received, the buyer has the legal right to cancel the contract (§ 55-509.4) . The Act requires that the GCA provide a physical inspection of the property and the preparation and issuance of a GCA Disclosure Packet as required by § 55-509.5 which states the disclosure packet should contain “A statement that any improvement or alteration made to the lot, or uses made of the lot or common area assigned thereto are or are not in violation of the declaration, bylaws, rules and regulations, architectural guidelines and articles of incorporation of the association.”  Upon request by the seller or the seller’s agent, Associa conducts an inspection of the property, provides a report, and delivers the Disclosure Packet in accordance with the Act. 
To ensure all property exterior issues are considered during the GCA Disclosure Packet Inspection, the GCA is providing an updated checklist for Associa property inspectors which ensures: the property complies with the GCA Covenants & Restrictions and other governance documents; and there are no outstanding actions against the property owner for late assessment payments and liens, architectural issues (e.g., fences around HVAC units), or infractions regarding the GCA common property (e.g., colonization of common areas).

This is an excellent advance checklist for those considering selling their homes. Associa will implement the new disclosure checklist starting 1 June 2019. To view the Disclosure Packet checklist, click here.
GCA Dues Reminder (if you haven't paid)
If you have not already paid ... the GCA spring assessment is now due. If you have already paid your 1 March GCA dues, do not respond. If you haven't received the dues notice or lost it, contact Thelma Washington (of Associa) at 434-984-0700 ext 1 or click email  here.

The GCA assessments are paid in two installments of $510 each. The first installment is due on 1 March, and the second installment is due on 1 September. Assessments paid after 31 March and 30 September are late.
Change to the GCA Late Assessments Fee Rate
At the 21 March GCA Board Meeting, the Board approved a resolution and an updated Regulation (2019-01) that increases the assessment late fee rate from 1% to 5%. This rate change is in accordance with the VA Property Owners Association Ac t § 55-513.3. The late fee is applied to delinquent accounts if not paid by day 60 after the due date. Click Here for the Regulation 2019-01 Procedure for Collection of Late Assessments.
Spring Yard Debris Pick-up Starts on 8 April
For the yard debris pickup, all branches should be placed at the curb by  7 a.m. on 8 April  with the cut end toward the street. No stumps, dirt, trash, or other yard debris will be collected. Anyone living near a GCA Common Area is invited to bring fallen branches to the curb. If your material is not picked up on day one, not to worry, it will take about a week to finish the Glenmore circuit. Remember, there is only one pass per residence and Common Area by the contractor. Please be ready!
Volunteers Needed for the GCA
The new Board is in place and we're working on new issues for this year. We are working on the details and we're looking for volunteers with special skills such as: landscape architects, architects, civil engineers, communications specialists, deed and title analysts, IT specialists, master gardeners, real estate experts, emergency preparedness planner, and strategic planners .

If you have skills in any of these areas and want to volunteer your time for the GCA, contact Thelma Washington at Associa by clicking Here . Place the words "GCA Volunteers" in the subject line, and state your area of expertise in the body of the email. We'll contact you as we begin to define our needs.
GCA Concert at the Fields
We're planning a spring music event at the Sports Field. On Friday evening, 10 May, we'll bring in a local band. The GCA will provide the music (and sports equipment) at the sports field, and residents will provide lawn chairs, wine, and other beverages for your personal consumption. Just a nice spring outdoor music event with friends and neighbors. Please mark it on your calendar.
The Dogs of Glenmore
Each Newsletter will feature one of our Glenmore canine friends. If you would like to have your dog featured in our Newsletter, please send a picture, name, breed, and something else we just need to know. We'll randomly select a picture for publication in each edition.

Click  here  to send an email with a photo attached. Include the words "The Best Dog in Glenmore" in the subject line.

Here  is this edition's entry.
Watch These Dates
Apr 8: Yard debris collection begins
Apr 18: GCA Board Meeting at 7 PM
May 10: Glenmore Concert at the Fields
May 16: GCA Board Meeting at 7 PM
May 27: Memorial Day