Election Results | Pool Mailing | Change to Trash Service

Hello Neighbors,

Election Results
At the rescheduled annual meeting, which occurred on February 22, 2022, the following residents were elected to the Board:

Kathleen McCann
Stephanie Benz

Thank you to all residents who offered to volunteer their time by running for a position on the Board.

2022 Pool Mailing, Swim Team Calendar, Tentative Social Event Calendar
Please keep an eye out for the annual pool mailing. Included will be pool hours, rules & regulations, pool pass application, swim team calendar, and tentative Neighborhood Social Events calendar. They should be arriving in your (snail) mailboxes within the next few days.

Change to Neighborhood Trash Collection Service
The Board would like to take this opportunity to inform all residents of the Washingtonian Woods single family homes, of a notable upcoming change to our neighborhood trash collection service. Later on this spring, our service will be reduced to a single pickup per week (day of week still to be determined), and all residents will be provided with an 96-gallon toter trash can that will be required for pickup.

This change is related to several things: steady annual increase in service cost, and the waste collection industry adopting the use of trash trucks with automated lifts.

The Board did not take this change lightly, and explored all viable alternative options. However, this paradigm is quickly becoming the norm for the industry, and options to keep two pickups per week were no longer economically feasible. It is the Board’s hope that the larger provided trash can will help offset the reduced frequency of pickup. Residents wishing to have additional toters may make that request directly with the contractor, and they will be provided for an additional fee.

As more specific details become available around timing and implementation of the change, we will be sure to provide updates. In the meantime, any residents wishing to discuss this change, or any other matters, are welcome to attend our next Board meeting, date and time listed below.

Next Board Meeting – March 22, 2022, 7pm
The Association holds monthly Board meetings on the 4th Tuesday of every month (with the exception of December.) The meetings start at 7pm and are usually held in the upper level of the clubhouse. However, due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the Board meetings are occurring over Zoom until further notice.

Due to privacy concerns and a need to verify attendance, the Board has decided not to post meeting Zoom links in a public forum. Rather, all residents interested in attending a Board meeting should reach out to Tim Mulford ([email protected]), and Tim will provide the appropriate Zoom link once available. We thank you for your patience and understanding, and we hope to be back to in-person meetings sometime soon.

Our next meeting is Tuesday, March 22, 2022.

Neighborhood Web Site
This email communication as well all previous HOA emails are always cross-posted in the “News” section of the Washingtonian Woods Web Site (www.washwoods.org). Neighbors are encouraged to reference our web site as it contains helpful links, documentation, and neighborhood information.

We hope everyone is staying safe and well!

Thank you,
Glenn Watts
Board of Directors, Washingtonian Woods HOA