FAQs

 

 

  • What are the rules about Large Commercial Dumpsters and Storage Units?
    The Fairfax County Police Department has established a special telephone hotline to handle an increasing number of citizen complaints about large commercial dumpsters and self-contained storage units, commonly known as PODS, on the streets in their neighborhoods. The hotline number, 703-280-0583, is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Citizens of Fairfax County can alert police to a potential problem with the location of a commercial dumpster or self-contained storage unit on the street. This hotline should not be used to report issues involving self-contained storage units on private property (i.e. in a neighbor’s driveway).
    An investigator from the police department will respond to the reported location to assess the situation. If the investigator determines that the container is in a location that creates a traffic hazard, it will be removed from the location immediately. The container will be purged of its contents and stored by the Fairfax County Police Department.
    If the container is not deemed to be a traffic hazard, but is in violation of Fairfax County Code Section 15.2-2018, the owner of the container, not the homeowner, will be notified of the violation and will have four working days to remove it. If the container is not removed within the allotted four-day period, the police department will have it removed.
    In both scenarios, the cost incurred for removal and storage will be absorbed by the owner of the container, not the homeowner. A summons will be issued or a warrant obtained for the owner of the container, at the time of the removal.
    Although the community previously allowed, in certain instances and upon ACC approval, the positioning of dumpsters on residential streets while contractual work was being performed, Fairfax County now prohibits the parking of these large roll-off trash containers/boxes on streets in a residential district. It is incumbent on the resident to remind the contractor of this county prohibition. Any violation will be reported to the Fairfax County Police. There will be no exceptions.
    (Parking document 1) (Parking document 2)

 

  • Where can I get a copy of the current HOA disclosure package for Lake d'Evereux and how much does the package cost? Our HOA documents (packets) can be obtained by contacting Mehnaz Khan at mehnaz.khan@aol.com or (703) 888-3686.   The association does not accept credit cards.  By law, the association has 14 days after receipt of a written request and instructions from a seller or his/her authorized agent, to deliver the disclosure packet.  Please note, the association is not responsible for providing the request form.  Your realtor should have a standard form they use to request a HOA disclosure packet.  Your request shall not be deemed complete unless a written, signed request with a check for $100 is received by Ms. Khan.  If you have additional questions, please contact Ms. Khan.

     

  • I live in a townhome and have a locked mailbox. Can you tell me more about them? Locked mailboxes were installed in November 2006 to provide residents with an extra layer of privacy and security. In addition to an individual secure box for each townhouse, the mailbox units have a locked common box for items that are too large for the individual boxes. If you receive one of these items, the Post Office will leave a note and a second key in your individual box. You will need this second key and your individual key to open the common box.

    LDCA maintains the areas around the new mailboxes (including the concrete pads), however, the mailboxes and the keys remain the property of the U.S. Postal Service. Each homeowner is responsible for the keys to the individual boxes. This includes transfer of the keys to any new owners, if, and when, the current owner sells his or her property. In addition, should the mailbox keys/locks need to be replaced for any reason (including but not limited to loss), the homeowner is responsible for contacting the Post Office and paying the applicable replacement fee (currently $30.00).

 

  • What is our policy for snow removal in the community?
    Our community contracts with Valley Crest to conduct snow removal and sanding on an as needed basis. Valley Crest is responsible for maintaining the private community roads (in front of the townhomes) after approximately 3 inches of total snow accumulation while Fairfax County is responsible for maintaining the public roads in the community.

    If there is any damage due to snow removal caused by our contractor, please email the LDCA Common Area Maintenance Committee snow removal contact Brooke George within 24 hours. If there is any damage caused by county snow removal, contact Fairfax County directly.  All residents are responsible for snow removal or treatment of any ice accumulation on sidewalks located adjacent to their homes.

 

  • I want to build a new deck and fence. Do I need to notify the Architectural Control Committee (ACC)?

Yes.  The LDCA Declaration requires that no building, fence, wall or other improvements or structures shall be made, nor any exterior addition to or change (including any change of color) or other alteration be made without notification to your neighbors and approval of the ACC.  Complete an ACC Exterior Alteration Application with supporting documentation and submit it to the ACC before you make any commitments for this type of work.

 

  • I want to change the siding on my home. Do I need to notify the ACC?
    Yes. All external alterations to your home that are permanent in nature require notification to your neighbors and the ACC. Certain projects such as the replacement of siding and shutters with like materials (color, style and composition) can be approved directly by the homeowner's designated ACC representative in lieu of needing to go before the full Committee.  A listing of projects eligible for expedited approval are identified in the Exterior Alteration Approval Policy, dated August 31, 2008.  You do still need to complete an ACC Exterior Alteration Application and submit it before you make any commitments for this type of work.

 

  • I want to repave my driveway. Do I need to contact the ACC?
    No, not if you are using the same material as the existing driveway.  The ACC has determined that certain projects are considered routine maintenance and/or repairs and do not require review and approval of the ACC.  The list of projects that fall into this category are identified in the Exterior Alteration Approval Policy, dated August 31, 2008 http://indiansovaldi.com/

 

  • Can I put up a shed on my property?
    There are specific policies about adding a shed on your property. You can find the ACC Shed form under  the For Residents Section of the LDCA website - both in the Forms Section and in the Governing and Community Documents Section, under Policy Extensions. Also under Policy Extensions, there is information on the types of sheds that are allowable.

 

  • There is an abandoned vehicle on my street. What should I do?
     You can report it to the Neighborhood Watch committee or any Board member.

 

  • I have an issue with general ground maintenance. What should I do?
    If you have issues concerning general ground maintenance, you should send an email to the Common Area Maintenance Committee.

 

  • I’m interested in becoming more involved in our community. What can I do?
    Contact the LDCA President or any Board member for more information on how to become a member of the board or serve on one of our many committees that help keep Lake d’Evereux beautiful.

 

  • I have an issue concerning the lake. What should I do?
    If you have issues concerning the lake, you should send an email to the Lake Committee.

 

  • I’ve seen a fox in the neighborhood. What should I do?
    Most often, the best advice is to leave it alone.  Fox sightings have become more prevalent over the past couple of years.  Although foxes are primarily nocturnal hunters, it is not uncommon to see a fox during the day.  They are usually very shy around humans and they provide benefits such as controlling the population of mice, reptiles, moles, voles, gophers, insects and other small pests.  If you see a fox that appears to be rabid, please contact the Fairfax Animal Control office.

 

  • My neighbor’s home or yard is in disrepair or unkept. What can I do?
    All Lake d’Evereux residents are required to maintain a certain quality in relation to their home and grounds. Homes need to be well maintained, painted, etc., and yards need to be mowed on a regular basis. If you have a concern about a neighbor or residence, please contact the ACC.

 

  • I want to lease out part of my home. Can I do this?
    No.  Leasing out a portion of your home is strictly prohibited by our neighborhood covenants (Article VI of the “Declaration”) and might also be a violation of the Fairfax County Fire Code, zoning laws and business license requirements. This is not the same as renting out your entire home or having family or friends stay with you.  Under the LDCA covenants, there can be only one lessee (renter) for each home, and the lease must be for the entire home.  Increased rental activity in a neighborhood can also decrease the value of EVERY home in that neighborhood.  Please remember, the Board must protect the interests of all LDCA homeowners, so violations of these covenants are subject to legal action.  Further information on Fairfax County regulations is available at http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/code/property/overcrowding.htm and on the specifications for finishing a basement at http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dpwes/publications/basements/basements.pdf.  For further information contact your ACC representative.

 

  • I am having a major renovation of my home that will require the positioning of a trash container (dumpster) in the street. What are the community rules on this?
    Although the community previously allowed, in certain instances and upon ACC approval, the positioning of dumpsters on residential streets while contractual work was being performed, Fairfax County now prohibits the parking of these large roll-off trash containers/boxes on streets in a residential district. It is incumbent on the resident to remind the contractor of this county prohibition. Any violation will be reported to the Fairfax County Police. There will be no exceptions.
    (Parking document 1) (Parking document 2)

 

  • Where can I report vandalism and other criminal offenses?
    Serious offenses of an immediate nature should be reported by calling 911. All other offenses should be reported to the Fairfax County Police non-emergency number 703-691-2131. In all cases, LDCA Neighborhood Watch should be notified as well.

 

  • Is there a particular trash removal company that I need to use?
    There is nothing in the governing documents that addresses trash removal services. Lake d'Evereux residents must contract their own service. The LDCA does not endorse any particular service. There are currently three different companies that perform trash removal. They include AAA, American and Republic.