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Parking Committee
 
The RHOA Parking Committee
The RHOA Parking Committee meets throughout the year.  It advises the RHOA Board on all issues affecting parking, including parking policies, enforcement, towing, and related issues.

If you are interested in joining the committee or receiving information on Parking Committee meetings and activities, please contact Pat Mahoney at p-aileen-m@msn.com.



Towing and Parking Enforcement

RHOA Towing Policy 


Towing Request by a Homeowner

Any vehicle that is parked on or blocking a Homeowner’s driveway or reserved parking space without authority of the person to whom the space is assigned may be towed at the expense of the vehicle owner. To make arrangements for towing, the person to whom the parking space is assigned should contact Henry’s Towing, the authorized towing contractor for Runnymeade, at 703-698-8900. 


All other arrangements for towing can only be authorized by the RHOA Board or Management Agent. Any resident can ask the Management Agent or the Board to initiate enforcement procedures. 


For more details, go to the Towing page on this web site and see the Parking Policies and Procedures section below.



Parking Policies and Procedures

Runnymeade is a unique community, and every street is different.  We have streets that have both garage and non-garage homes and streets that have only non-garage homes, streets that have homes on both sides of the street and streets that have homes on only one side, streets that are wide and streets that are narrow.  While each street is different, parking is a serious issue for the entire community.  For this reason, the community has had policies and procedures governing parking since its inception.

For ease of reference, we have collected and included here the policies and procedures affecting parking:

 

RHOA PARKING POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

APRIL 2011

 

The RHOA Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions (known as the “Declaration” or the “Covenants”)

 

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ARTICLE II

COMMON AREA

Section 1. Owners’ Easement of Enjoyment. (a) Common Areas. Subject to the provisions herein, every Owner shall have a right and easement of enjoyment in and to the Common Area which shall be appurtenant to and shall pass with the title to every Lot.

Section 2. Extent of Owners’ Easements. The Owners’ easement of enjoyment created hereby shall be subject to the following:

 

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(g) The right of individual owners to use of parking spaces as provided in this article.

Section 3. Parking Rights. Ownership of each lot shall entitle the owner or owners thereof to use automobile parking spaces which shall be a part of the Common Area, together with the right of ingress and egress in and upon said parking area.

 

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ARTICLE VI

PROTECTIVE COVENANTS AND RESTRICTIONS

Section 1. Protective Covenants. In order to conserve the natural beauty of the subdivided

property, to insure its best use and most appropriate development and to prevent the erection

of poorly designed or constructed improvements, the entire area subject to this declaration shall

be subject to those protective covenants and restrictions as more specifically set forth as follows:

 

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e. BOATS OR TRAILERS. Use and storage upon the Common Area and Lots of all vehicles

and recreational equipment shall be subject to rules promulgated by the Board of Directors. (a) All

motor vehicles shall be currently licensed and maintained in proper operation condition so as to

not be a hazard or nuisance by noise, exhaust emission, or appearance, (b) All motor vehicles including

but not limited to trailbikes, motorcycles, dune buggies and snowmobiles shall be driven only

upon paved streets and parking lots. No motor vehicle shall be driven or pathways or unpaved Common

areas except those specifically authorized by the Association.

 

 


THE RHOA RESOUTIONS

 

 

PARKING

PARKING RESOLUTION 1

Experimental Assigned Parking Program

Relating to the assignment of parking spaces to non-garage units on Castletown Way and upper Heatherwood Drive on a voluntary basis.

 

      WHEREAS, Article II, Section 2(f), of the Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions, as amended, establishes “the right of the Association to regulate the use of the Common Area for the benefit of Members and grant easements for use of the Common Area”;

      WHEREAS, Article VI, Section 1, and Article IX, Section 1(a) and (c), of the By-Laws provides that the affairs of the Association shall be managed and governed by the Board of Directors; and

      WHEREAS, Article IV, Section 1, of the By-Laws subjects the rights of the members to use and enjoy the Common Area in accordance with any rules and regulations that are adopted by the membership;

      NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT the following assessment procedures be adopted.

 

Section I: Assignment of Parking Spaces

A. One parking space will be assigned to each non-garage unit on Castletown Way and upper Heatherwood Drive for the sole use of the residents of those units.

B. Each reserved space shall be marked only with the lot number of the respective non-garage unit.

C. The parking spaces are being assigned on an experimental basis in order to determine whether it will help alleviate the parking problems in these areas of the community. The duration of this experiment is six (6) months from the date the parking spaces are assigned, the lot numbers are installed, and the affected homeowners are notified that the experiment has begun.

 

Section II: Enforcement of Assigned Parking

A. The enforcement of this experiment will depend solely upon the voluntary cooperation of the homeowners in the community. The cooperation of all homeowners is strongly urged and would be greatly appreciated.

B. Neither the Board of Directors, its property manager, or any homeowner may have a vehicle that is in violation of this resolution towed. Repeated violaters may be sent written requests for compliance.

 

[Original signed by Mary B. Walker on April 26, 1989.  This resolution was previously known as Resolution 2.]

 

Experimental Assigned Parking Program Guidelines

Relating to the assignment of parking spaces to non-garage units on Heatherwood Drive and Castletown Way on a voluntary basis

 

1.   Please see enclosed map for your assigned parking space location.

2.   The parking space marked with your lot number is your (1) assigned space.

3.   This is an “experimental” parking program which has a specified starting date (May 29, 1989) and a subsequent ending date (November 30, 1989). Before the end of the 6 month period a survey will be conducted to assess the results of the program and its effectiveness in mitigating parking problems on Castletown Way and upper Heatherwood Drive.

4.   Final survey results and information gathered during the 6 month period will be the basis for continuation or termination of the parking program.

5.   These assigned spaces are a “PRIVILEGE” and should be used as such.

 

            NEVER LEAVE YOUR ASSIGNED SPACE OPEN FOR ANY 24 HOUR PERIOD!

 

     Please always use your assigned space every day (ex. it may not be until the late PM of a particular day, but use it)

     If you are unable to use your assigned space (out-of-town etc.) PLEASE TELL (MORE THAN ONE) OF YOUR NEIGHBORS TO USE THE SPACE FOR THEIR SECOND CAR.

     If you don’t use your assigned space fairly we all could lose this privilege!

6.   Possible ENFORCEMENT PROCEDURES are currently being reviewed by the management agent and information will be passed on to you in the coming weeks.

7.   Well congratulations on your new assigned parking space.

 

Runnymeade Homeowners Association Parking Committee.

 

[Board Note:  The experimental assigned parking program was subsequently extended to the entire community in 1996 by resolution of the Board.  That resolution is now Parking Resolution 3, below.]

 

 

PARKING RESOLUTION 2

Regulations Governing the Use of the Common Parking Areas

Relating to the operations, maintenance, and storage of motor vehicles in the common parking areas.

 

      WHEREAS, Article II, Section 2(f), of the Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions, as amended, establishes ”the right of the Association to regulate the use of the Common Area for the benefit of Members and grant easements for use of the Common Area”;

      WHEREAS, Article VI, Section 1, and Article IX, Section 1(a) and (c), of the By-Laws provides that the affairs of the Association shall be managed and governed by the Board of Directors; and

      WHEREAS, Article IV, Sections 1, of the By-laws subjects the rights of the members to use and enjoy the Common Area in accordance with any rules and regulations that are adopted by the membership;

      NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT the following parking regulations be adopted.

 

1.   All motor vehicles in the Common Parking Area shall be parked within the spaces marked so as not to obstruct or reduce the adjacent spaces for other vehicles. Motor vehicles operated in the Common Area shall be operated in a safe and prudent manner so as not to endanger the life, limb, or property of another person. Motor vehicles may not be driven or parked on any unpaved portions of the Common Areas. All vehicles parked within the Common Areas must be operable and display current license plates and, if required by the law under which they are registered, current, valid county registration and inspection stickers. No motor vehicle shall be parked in violation of any posted sign or next to a curb painted yellow or in an area designated for pedestrian use. No motor vehicle shall be parked in such a manner and area that obstructs the safe, free-flow or moving vehicular traffic or obstructs the movement of other vehicles into and out of marked parking spaces in the Common Area. Trailers, house trailers, campers, recreational vehicles, or boats are prohibited in the Common Areas, unless the Board of Directors has established a designated parking area which such vehicles can use.

2.   Except for minor emergency repairs and ordinary light maintenance (excluding fluid changes and other operations which might soil the common elements) repairing and/or maintaining vehicles, including the painting thereof, is prohibited at any time on the Common Areas. The intentional drainage of any motor vehicle fluids, including gas, is prohibited.

3.   The Board of Directors and its property manager have the authority to enforce all provisions and restrictions governing the parking and operation of vehicles in the Common Area as set forth herein or in any other resolutions governing vehicles that the Board of Directors has promulgated or may promulgate in the future. If a homeowner, his or her family, or his or her guest(s) violates any provision or restriction governing motor vehicles in the common area and in so doing causes damage to the common area, the homeowner must return the common area to its proper (former) condition within thirty (30) days. After thirty (30) days, the Association or its property manager may have the damage repaired at the homeowner’s expense. The Association may either have the homeowner billed directly or may pay for the repairs itself and seek reimbursement from the homeowner. Additionally, the homeowner will be required to reimburse the Association for any legal expenses incurred in obtaining payment from the homeowner.

4.   Enforcement Procedures. The property manager has the authority to enforce the requirements governing the parking areas subject to the following procedures:

 

a. Step 1. The property manager shall issue a written notice of violation to any vehicle parked in violation of any provision of the resolutions, the By-laws, or the Declaration. The notice shall contain (1) the time and date of the violation, (2) location and nature of the violation, (3) descriptive vehicle data as to make (including year if known), model, state license number, and any other pertinent information, such as whether it is a resident’s or guest’s vehicle. The notice shall also contain a specific warning that the vehicle is subject to immediate removal by towing by authority Section 46.1-551 of the Code of Virginia (1950), as amended.

b. Step 2. Upon issuing and placing the notice on the vehicle in violation, the property manager shall make a reasonable effort to identify and locate the owner or operator of the vehicle to personally notify such owner/operator by telephone or otherwise, that his/her vehicle is parked in violation and to request immediate compliance with the relevant requirements(s) or the vehicle will be towed and stored off the premises at such owner/operator’s expense and risk. Such notification and request is to be made a record of fact. If the owner/operator cannot be identified and/or located for this notification, all efforts to do so shall also be made a record of fact. If additional effort to identify and locate the owner/operator of the vehicle is unsuccessful and the vehicle has not been moved within five (5) days, the property manager shall have the vehicle removed by towing.

c. Step 3. When notification has been made in accordance with Step 2 and the violation has not been corrected within five (5) days from the time such notifications was made, the property manager shall have the vehicle removed from the property by towing.

 

These steps are not applicable in the case of any vehicle parked so as to obstruct the entrance or exit, whether pedestrian or garage of any unit, that could be used in a situation of emergency, or the free movement of another vehicle that is properly parked or that needs to leave the development. Any vehicle so parked will be subject to immediate removal by towing. However, the property manager shall notify the resident as soon as possible thereafter that the vehicle has been towed and where it can be located.

      When a vehicle is removed from the property by towing, the property manager shall notify the appropriate officer of the Fairfax County Police Department as to the facts of the removal, as provided by Chapter 8, Section 46.1-551 of the Code of Virginia (1950), as amended.

 

5.   If any vehicle owned or operated by an owner, any member of his family, or by such owner’s tenants, guests, invitees, or licensees shall be parked, operated, or abandoned in such a manner as to violate the Declaration, Articles of Incorporation, By-Laws, or rules and regulations established by the Board of Directors, the Association shall be held harmless by such owner for any and all damages or losses that may ensure, and any and all rights in connection therewith that the owner or driver may have under the provisions of state or local laws and ordinances are expressly waived. The owner shall indemnify the Association against any liability which may be imposed on the Association as a result of such parking, operation, or abandonment and any consequences thereof.

 

[Original signed by Mary B. Walter on June 26, 1989.  This resolution was previously known as Resolution 5.]

 

 

PARKING RESOLUTION 3

Parking in the Common Areas

 

       WHEREAS, by Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions dated February 20, 1981, and thereafter amended, recorded among the land records of Fairfax County, Virginia, (the "Covenants"), Runnymeade Homeowners Association (the "Association") was created for the purpose of enhancing property values, amenities and opportunities in the Runnymeade community and contributing to the personal and general health, safety and welfare of the residents and for the maintenance of the land and improvements In the community, and

       WHEREAS, Article II, Section 3 of the Covenants states that ownership of each lot in the subdivision "shall entitle the owner or owners thereof to use automobile spaces which shall be a part of the Common Area, together with the right of ingress and egress in and upon said parking area;" and

       WHEREAS, pursuant to Article II, Section 2 (f) of the Declaration, the owners' right to use the Common Area of the Association is subject to the right of the Association to regulate use of the Common Area for the benefit of members, and

       WHEREAS, because of the number of vehicles owned by owners, residents, and others seeking to park in the Common Area, parking spaces in the Common Area have become a scarce resource, and it is necessary that this resource be allocated on a reasonable basis to enhance the objective that no owner or resident be deprived of the use of at least one parking space reasonably near his/her home, and

       WHEREAS, Article VI, Section 2 of the Covenants gives the Board of Directors of the Association the authority to "formulate, publish and enforce reasonable rules, guidelines, and regulations concerning the use and enjoyment of the Common Area," and

       WHEREAS, Section 55-513 of the Virginia Code gives the Board of Directors of a property owners association "the power to establish, adopt, and enforce rules and regulations with respect to the use of the Common Areas and with respect to such other areas of responsibility assigned to the Association by the Declaration," and

       WHEREAS, pursuant to Section 4 (c) of the Articles of Incorporation of Runnymeade Homeowners Association, Inc., the Association is given the authority to do any and all lawful things and acts which the Association may, in its discretion, deem to be for the benefit of the Runnymeade property and the owners and inhabitants thereof, or deemed advisable, proper or convenient for the promotion of peace, health, comfort, safety or general welfare of the owners and Inhabitants thereof;

 

       IT IS THEREFORE RESOLVED AS FOLLOWS:

 

       1.  The Board of Directors shall establish reserved parking spaces in the portions of the Common Area of the Association designed for parking.  Each non-garage unit shall be assigned on[e] reserved spot, so as to facilitate each resident having one space reasonably close to his/her home.  "Garage units" are homes with spaces for parking automobiles or other vehicles on the individual homeowners' lots.  "Non-garage units" are all other units.

       2.  The remainder of the parking spaces in the Common Area not assigned in this manner shall be available to owners, residents and guests on a first come, first served basis.

       3.   Signs shall be prominently posted in the Common Area parking areas where this system is in effect giving notice to those in the area of the existence of reserved spaces, and stating that those parking in reserved spaces without authority of the person to whom the space is assigned may be towed at the expense of the vehicle owner.

       4.   The Board of Directors shall have the power to adopt a sticker or other system for identifying vehicles with authority to park in the Runnymeade community.  The Board shall have the authority to tow vehicles not complying with the sticker or other system.

       5.   The Board of Directors shall have the power to order the towing of any vehicle: (1) parked in a common area space without evidence of proper authority; (2) parked in no parking areas; (3) parked in fire lanes; or (4) otherwise parked in violation of existing county ordinances or state law.  The expense of towing and storage shall be charged to the owner(s) of the vehicle towed.

       6.   The Board of Directors shall reasonably publish and/or distribute this Resolution to owners and residents of the Association.

 

       This Resolution shall be effective on the date of its adoption.

 

[Adopted and signed by Bill Shoemaker on October 4, 1996.  This resolution was previously known as Resolution 18.]

 

 

PARKING RESOLUTION 4

Regarding Parking

  

       WHEREAS, Article VI, Section 2 of the Declaration of Covenants of Runnymeade Homeowners Association (the “Association”) gives the Board of Directors of the Association the authority to formulate, publish and enforce reasonable rules, guidelines and regulations concerning the use and enjoyment of the Common Area;

       WHEREAS, Article VI, Section 1(e) of the [s]aid Declaration provides that use and storage upon the Common Area and lots of all vehicles and recreational equipment shall be subject to rules promulgated by the Board of Directors; and

       WHEREAS, the Board of Directors believes it is in the best interests of the Association to adopt the following rules regarding parking within the Runnymeade community;

 

       IT IS THEREFORE RESOLVED AS FOLLOWS:

 

1.  The types of vehicles listed in subsections 1 (a) – (i) below may not be parked or stored in reserved or visitor spaces in the Runnymeade at Cameron Crossing townhome section. Any such vehicle may be stored in a garage out of open view.

 

       (a)  Any boat or boat trailer;

       (b) Any motor home or self-contained camper;

       (c)  Any camper slip-on where the back of the camper is higher than the roofline of the cab of the truck;

       (d) Any mobile home, trailer of fifth wheel vehicle;

       (e)  Any pop-up camper/tent trailer or similar recreation-oriented portable vehicle or transportable facility or conveyance;

       (f)  Any vehicle defined in chapter 82 of the Fairfax County Code as a commercial vehicle;

       (g) Any vehicle with commercial license tags, signs, advertising or visible commercial equipment; such as but not limited to, taxis, buses, moving vans, trucks, tractors, wreckers, limousines, compressors, concrete mixers, plumbing pipes and ladders;

       (h)  Private or public school or church buses;

       (i)   Any other vehicle not defined above which is not normally or regularly used for daily transportation, including dune buggies, non-operational automobile collections or other automotive equipment not licensed for use on the highways of Virginia.

 

2.   Junk or derelict vehicles may not be parked or stored in open view or in reserved or visitor parking spaces. A vehicle shall be deemed to be a junk or derelict vehicle if it is missing any necessary parts, such as, but not limited to, tires, wheels, engine, etc. that are necessary for operation of the vehicle on public streets. In addition, a vehicle shall be deemed to be a derelict vehicle if its primary function is storage. Vehicles with items visible above the bottom of the windows of the vehicle or deemed illegal to drive as defined by the Virginia or Fairfax County Codes are considered to be junk or derelict vehicles.

 

3.   All vehicles operated by residents of Runnymeade must conform to Fairfax County and Commonwealth of Virginia codes, ordinances and statutes. All vehicles must bear current licenses, registrations, stickers and certifications as required by the County and the Commonwealth of Virginia.

 

4.    Vehicles cannot be parked in visitor parking for longer than thirty days, without prior written approval from the management agent.

 

5.     Any unauthorized vehicle, as described in paragraphs 1, thru 4 above, will be subject to ticketing and/or towing.  The enforcement will be conducted as follows:

 

Any member of the Runnymeade community who observes an unauthorized vehicle may report the vehicle to the managing agent.  To report a vehicle the resident must provide a written report that must include the make, model, license tag number and location (closest address) of the vehicle that is in violation. The report must also include the residence address and phone number of the member who is reporting the violation.

 

Upon receipt of the written report, the managing agent will, within 24 hours, investigate the report and verify the accuracy.  Reports received between 12:00 Noon on Friday and 9:00 AM on Monday, or on any federal holiday will be investigated on the next day of business.

 

At this time if the vehicle is in fact in violation a ticket will be issued.  If the vehicle is not in violation or is not found[,] no violation will be assumed.  In the case of either outcome, the managing agent will notify the member who reported the violation of the result of the investigation.

 

Within 48 hours of the first ticketing, the managing agent will again investigate to see if the vehicle has been removed or if the violation has been corrected.  If the violation is not corrected a final ticket will be issued. If there is no longer a problem, no further action will be taken.

 

Within 24 hours of the final ticketing, the managing agent will make a final investigation.  If the violation has not been corrected or the vehicle has not been removed, the managing agent will arrange to have the vehicle towed at the owner’s risk and expense.  The towing company will then notify the Fairfax County Police, via their non-emergency number, of the towing of the vehicle.  If the violation has been corrected or the vehicle has been removed from the community, no further action will be taken.

 

Additionally, any vehicle that receives a first ticket on three separate occasions will be subject to towing at the owner’s risk and expense without further notification if the vehicle is found to be in violation at any time after the issuance of the third notice.

 

Finally, if any vehicle is parked in fire lane or parked in any other manner that could jeopardize health o[r] safety[,] that vehicle will be subject to immediate towing.

 

All requests will be kept confidential by the management agent to the extent allowable by law.  Neither the Association the Board of Directors, nor the managing agent will be responsible for vehicles that are towed pursuant to this policy.

 

Neither the Association the Board of Directors, nor the management agent will be responsible for vehicles that are towed pursuant to this policy.

 

Adopted this 31 day of January, 2003.

 

 

[Original signed by Bill Hudzina on January 31, 2003.  This resolution was previously known as Resolution 23.]

 

[Board Note:  This resolution was modified by the Board in 2004, by what is now Parking Resolution 5, and in 2006, by what is now Parking Resolution 6.]

 

 

PARKING RESOLUTION 5

Regarding Parking

 

       WHEREAS, Article VI, Section 2 of the Declaration of Covenants of Runnymeade Homeowners Association (the “Association”) gives the Board of Directors of the Association the authority to formulate, publish and enforce reasonable rules, guidelines and regulations concerning the use and enjoyment of the Common Area;

       WHEREAS, Article VI, Section 1(e) of the Declaration provides that use and storage upon the Common Area and lots of all vehicles and recreational equipment shall be subject to rules promulgated by the Board of Directors; and

       WHEREAS, the Board of Directors believes it is in the best interests of the Association to adopt the following rules regarding parking within the Runnymeade community;

       IT IS THEREFORE RESOLVED AS FOLLOWS:

1.    Item 4 of Resolution 23 which currently states:

       Vehicles cannot be parked in visitor parking for longer than thirty days, without prior written approval from the management agent.

       Shall be amended to the following:

       Vehicles cannot be parked in visitor parking for longer than fourteen days, without prior written approval from the management agent.

       Any vehicle in violation of this resolution will be subject to the enforcement procedures outlined in item 5 of Resolution 23.

 

[Adopted and signed by Cathy Doyle on March 24, 2004.  This resolution was previously known as Resolution 24.]

 

 

PARKING RESOLUTION 6

Parking Resolution Amendment

Relating to amending Resolution #23 [now Parking Resolution 4]

 

Section 1, Item G shall read: “Any taxis, buses, moving vans, tractors, wreckers, limousines, compressors, concrete mixers, plumbing, pipe and ladder trucks, or any truck or vehicle with commercial signs, advertising or having visible commercial equipment, or any vehicle with “commercial/for hire” license plates.”

 

This resolution shall be effective 30 days after its adoption.

 

[Adopted and signed by Sue Cummings on March 23, 2006.  This resolution was previously known as Resolution 32.]

 

 

[Board Note: For additional provisions of resolutions that relate to parking, see  GROUNDS AND YARDS RESOLUTION 1,  Section 2: Use of Automobiles in Parking Areas.]

 

 

GROUNDS AND YARDS

 

GROUNDS AND YARDS RESOLUTION 1

Grounds Maintenance

Relating to the maintenance of both the Common Grounds and homeowner’s lot

 

WHEREAS, Article II, Section 2(f), of the Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions, as amended, establishes “the right of the Association to regulate the use of the Common Area for the benefit of Members and grant easements for use of the Common Area”;.

      WHEREAS, Article VI, Section 1, and Article IX, Section 1(a) and (c), of the By-Laws provide that the affairs of the Association shall be managed and governed by the Board of Directors;

      WHEREAS, Article VI, Section 2, of the Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions provides that “the Board of Directors may from time to time formulate, publish and enforce reasonable rules, guidelines, and regulations concerning the use and enjoyment of Common Areas”;

      WHEREAS, Article VI, Section 1(k), of the Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions provides that
“no signs of any type shall be displaced to public view on any lot or common  area without the prior written consent of the Association”; and

      WHEREAS, Article VI, Section 3, of the Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions provides that “each Owner shall keep all lots owned by him, and all improvements therein  or thereon, in good order and repair, free of debris, all in a manner and with such frequency as is consistent with good property management.”

      NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT the following rule and guidelines for grounds maintenance be adopted.

                                       

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Section 2: Use of Automobiles in Parking Areas

1.   Vehicles may not be raised or left on blocks in the Common Area. Vehicles may be raised to change a flat tire, but in no case may the vehicle be left unattended while it is so raised.

2.   All vehicles must be parked in such a way that they do not preclude the use of another parking space by another vehicle. In no event may vehicles, including motorcycles, be parked on the sidewalk, Common Area, deck, or other inappropriate area where it may block vehicle or pedestrian traffic or create an eyesore.

3.   For vehicles using a stand for support (such as a motorcycle or automobile supported by a jack stand) the owner shall use a load bearing pad beneath the stand to prevent the stand from puncturing, scarring or otherwise damaging the parking lot surface. Offenders will be held financially responsible for any repairs necessitated because of their actions.

4.   Parking in the entranceway at Van Dorn Street is strictly prohibited.

5.   Vehicles in excess of 5,000 pounds may not be parked overnight in the community’s parking lots and are permitted within the community only for maintenance, delivery, and emergency purposes.

6.   Vehicles in violation of these rules and regulations or those set forth in the By-Laws will be towed at the vehicles owner’s sole risk, liability, and expense.

 

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RULES ENFORCEMENT

 

RULES ENFORCEMENT RESOLUTION 2

Fines for Rules Violations

 

      WHEREAS, Article VI, Section 2 of the Declaration of Covenants of Runnymeade Homeowners Association (the “Declaration of Covenants”) gives the Board of Directors the authority to formulate, publish and enforce reasonable rules, guidelines and regulations concerning the use and enjoyment of the common area;

      WHEREAS, Article VI, Section 2 of the Declaration of Covenants makes use of the lots and the common areas subject to certain protective and restrictive covenants;

      WHEREAS, Article V, Section 2 of the Declaration of Covenants gives the Board of Directors of the Association the authority to appoint an Architectural Control Committee to regulate the appearances of the lots and their improvements thereon;

      WHEREAS, Article X, Section 3 of the Declaration of Covenants gives the Association the authority to enforce the covenants and restrictions by any proceeding in law or in equity; and

      WHEREAS, the Board of Directors desires to amend those rules and regulations in the manner set forth below.

      THEREFORE IT IS RESOLVED AS FOLLOWS:

 

1.   That the Rules and Regulations are hereby amended in the manner set forth in that attached Exhibit A

2.   That the effective date for the amendments shall be April 24, 1995;

3.   That the Amendments be circulated to owners on or before March 24, 1995.

 

Adopted this 20th day of March 1995.

 

[Original signed by William Eckersley on March 20, 1995.  This resolution was previously known as Resolution 16.]

 

EXHIBIT A

 

The Board of Directors, as a general policy, will not assess charges for rules violations, except in cases where the Owner fails to promptly and diligently comply with the rules after notice of violation, or where the Owner corrects a violation, but the violation persistently recurs after correction.

 

Each rule or regulation may have specified charge amounts, maximum number of notices, and repeat violation time frames. These are described as follows:

 

1)   Fixed Charge. The charge amount for which a Unit Owner may be assessed for violation of a rule.

2)   Per-Day Charge. The charge amount, per day, for which a Unit Owner may be assessed for a rule violation of a continuing nature.

3)   # Notices for First Time Violation. The maximum number of notices that may be issued to a Unit Owner for violation of a rule. Notice of a hearing may be issued simultaneously with a notice of a rule violation.

4)   # Notices for Repeat Violation. The maximum number of notices that may be issued to a Unit Owner, where the Owner corrects a rule violation, but the violation recurs after correction. Notice of a hearing may be issued simultaneously with a notice for a rule violation.

5)   Repeat Time Frame. The time frame in which recurrence of a rule violation will be considered a repeat violation. The time frame will be calculated from the date of the most recent notice of rule violation or notice of hearing, whichever occurs later, and the date of the recurring violation.

 

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5.6        Motor vehicles may not be driven or parked on any unpaved portion of the Common Area.  Unit Owners must advise maintenance and delivery drivers providing a service to their Unit or Lot, of such regulation.  Unit Owners are responsible for any violation for which family members, tenants, guests, or other invitees are responsible.  If a violation occurs, the Unit owner is responsible for returning the Common Area to its proper (former) condition in addition to any legal or other expenses incurred by the Homeowner Association. *

 

[see fines and fees in complete text of this resolution elsewhere on this web site]

 

5.7        Residents shall ensure that their motor vehicles are not parked in such a way as to hinder proper snow plowing by the Homeowner Association contractor.  Motor vehicles shall be parked only in designated parking areas.   Motor vehicles parked in unauthorized areas are subject to immediate removal by towing. *

 

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5.8        No trailer, house trailer, camper, recreational vehicle, boat trailer, or boat, or equivalent may be parked in the Common Area or a driveway on a Lot, except for a period of less than 24 hours and only for loading or unloading purposes. *

 

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5.9        Motor vehicles in excess of 7,500 pounds CWT, may not be parked overnight in the Common Area and are permitted within the community only for maintenance, delivery, and emergency purposes. *

 

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5.10      All motor vehicles parked within the Common Area must be operable and display current license plates and, if required by the law under which they are registered, current, valid county registration and inspection stickers. *

 

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5.11      No motor vehicle shall be parked in violation of any posted sign or next to a curb painted yellow or in an area designated for pedestrian use.  Any motor vehicle so parked will be subject to immediate removal by towing. *

 

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5.12      No motor vehicle shall be parked in such a manner and area that obstructs the safe, free-flow or moving vehicular traffic or obstructs the movement of other motor vehicles into and out of marked parking spaces in the Common Area or garage of any Unit on any Lot.  Any motor vehicle so parked will be subject to immediate removal by towing. *

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5.13      Motor vehicles may not be raised or left on blocks in the Common Area.  Motor vehicles may be raised to change a flat tire, but in no case may the motor vehicle be left unattended while it is so raised. *

 

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5.14      In no event may motor vehicles, including motorcycles, be parked on the sidewalk, deck, or other inappropriate area where it may block pedestrian traffic or create an eyesore. *

 

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5.15      Except for minor emergency repairs and ordinary light maintenance (excluding fluid changes or other operations which might soil the common elements) repairing and/or maintaining motor vehicles, including the painting thereof, is prohibited at any time on the Common Area.  The intentional drainage of any motor vehicle fluids, including gas, is prohibited. *

 

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5.16      For motor vehicles using a stand for support (such as a motorcycle or automobile supported by a jack stand), the owner shall use a load bearing pad beneath the stand to prevent the stand from puncturing, scarring, or otherwise damaging the Common Area surface. *


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5.17      All motor vehicles within the Common Area shall be parked within the spaces marked, so as not to obstruct or reduce the adjacent spaces for other motor vehicles. *

 


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*Refer to Runnymeade Homeowner Association, Administrative Resolution Number 5, for related information and additional remedies for non-compliance.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Below are materials from the 2006 Parking Committee


These are materials and reports from the 
2006 RHOA Parking Committee



RHOA has successfully formed a Community Parking District along High Meadow Road
Runnymeade has successfully formed a Community Parking District along High Meadow Road. It is effective immediately. This action was performed due to resident requests to remove trailers and other vehicles that were using High Meadow Road as a parking lot and making it an eyesore. It is the work of several people, but primarily the work of Bill Coleman, who also got Fairfax County to post the no-parking signs at the High Meadow Road turn-around. Bill Coleman's regular walks of High Meadow Road have also served our community by having illegally parked construction equipment removed.

Community Parking Districts prohibit the parking of watercraft, motor homes, campers, trailers, vehicles with greater than 2 axles, vehicles equaling or greater than 12,000 lbs., and vehicles transporting 16 or more passengers (except school buses) in designated areas.

Exemptions include: vehicles used by federal, state or local public agencies to provide services; commercial vehicles discharging passengers, performing work or providing services; vehicles temporarily parked, for up to 48 hours, for the purpose of loading, unloading or preparing for a trip.

Click here for more details.

See the  Code of the County of Fairfax, Chapter 82, Article 5B for more on the program and exemptions.


 

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