Highlights Fall 2011
Lakewood Hills #1 Community As sociation
Springfield, Virginia 22153
Annual Meeting Scheduled for June 1
Plan to attend the 2011 Lakewood Hills Community Association
Annual Meeting! It will take place on Wednesday, June 1, at 8:00
p.m. in the cafeteria of the Orange Hunt Elementary School,
located at 6820 Sydenstricker Road, just off Huntsman Boulevard.
Annual Meeting attendees will elect three members to the Board
of Directors, discuss activities and events of the past year, and
talk about plans for 2011. Bring your questions for discussion.
You should recently have received a formal Notice of 2011 Annual
Meeting by U.S. Mail. With the Notice are a Proxy Form and a
Lakewood Hills #1 Nomination Form for new members of the Board of Directors. If
Board of Directors you need a copy of the Notice, please contact Rick Balzhiser of
President Cardinal Management Group (see box, left), or click on the links
David Falcon above and print out the form from this web page.
Vice President If you are unable to attend the meeting, please complete the
Robert Palmer Proxy Form and mail it to Cardinal Management. Or a neighbor,
Treasurer friend, or Board member can bring your Proxy to the meeting.
If you would like to serve as Board Member, please submit your
nomination form to Cardinal Management Group by June 1. All
Lakewood Hills residents should consider serving on the Board,
which meets on the fourth Tuesday of every month to discuss and
act on the issues that affect everyone in the neighborhood.
Michael LaPlante Participate! You can make a difference!
John Schmidt Community Walkthrough
Cardinal Management Members of the Board of Directors have started the spring walkthrough of the
Rick Balzhiser community. This effort helps ensure that our neighborhood looks as good as it was
703.565-5008 intended to, and also that homeowners are adhering to our Bylaws, particularly in the
firstname.lastname@example.org area of exterior modifications. The Bylaws outline the kinds of changes residents can
make to the outside of their homes and describe acceptable aesthetic and other
standards within the community. These standards are intended to help preserve the
appearance and property values of Lakewood Hills.
The Lakewood Hills Board of Directors meets at 7:00 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of every month at
the Surrey Hill Clubhouse off Forrester Drive. All residents are welcome to attend.
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News You Can Use
Upcoming Holiday. American Disposal WILL pick up the
trash in Lakewood Hills on Memorial Day, Monday, May
30. Please make sure to set your trash outside AFTER
7:00 p.m. the night before pickup.
Based on the number of
Complaints/Concerns. If you have concerns about trash formal and informal complaints
pickup, the quality of lawn care, street light to Cardinal Management and
maintenance, or possible hazards in common areas, to the Board, the problem of
please contact Rick at Cardinal Management. untended dog waste is getting
worse. When a resident puts
Community Website. Remember to regularly check this
a sign on their own lawn
website www.lakewoodhills1.com. The site is
warning scofflaws away,
maintained and updated by Lakewood Hills residents. A
another turns in a repeatedly
chat room is available. Contributions are welcome.
negligent neighbor, and
Neighborhood Watch. The Lakewood Hills another takes photos of things
Neighborhood Watch program needs volunteers. Contact no one really wants to see, it’s
Rick at Cardinal Management if you are interested. clear there is a problem in the
community. It’s up to all dog
Summer Activities. Interested in a community yard owners to do their part. Keep
sale? Cookout? Clean-up day? Please submit your ideas in mind - if it’s YOUR DOG, it’s
through our website’s chat room and be sure to YOUR RESPONSIBILITY.
volunteer to help make sure your idea becomes reality. Violators are breaking
community rules and Fairfax
Huntsman Lake Dam Rehabilitation Project
Information Meetings Held in April; Final Plan to be Completed in August
The Fairfax County-owned dam on Huntsman Lake is slated for renovation in the near future.
Although the dam has been well maintained, it no longer meets today’s higher design and
safety standards. The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation has issued a
conditional operations certificate to the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, as long as the
new dam safety regulations are met. The dam must be rehabilitated in order to meet those
The original sponsors of the dam project, Fairfax County and the Northern Virginia Soil and
Water Conservation District, have been collaborating with the Natural Resources Conservation
Service to develop a rehabilitation plan for the dam.
Fairfax County Supervisor Pat Herrity sponsored two information meetings for community
leaders and residents in April. Project officials presented background, outlined alternate
plans, requested feedback, and answered questions from participants. The Lakewood Hills
Community Association was represented.
At this time, the Final Plan is scheduled for completion in August, the Design Package will be
completed in January 2012, and work should start in Spring 2012.
Watch for more information on the Lakewood Hills website and in future newsletters.