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Runnymeade Board News

October Board of Directors Meeting, October 24, 7 pm at Jeffrey Charles and Associates, 
6422 Grovedale Dr, Franconia, VA 22310
November Board of Directors Meeting, November 28, 7 pm at the Franconia Government Center
No Board Meeting in December
January Board of Directors Meeting, January 23, 7 pm at the Franconia Government Center
February Board of Directors Meeting, February 27, 7 pm at the Franconia Government Center

3rd Neighbors Night Out – 6:30 pm Walkers Grill
th 2nd annual Paul Bunyan Day 9 am school bus turn around
10th Architectural Control Committee
17th ACC Hearing
24th Board of Directors Meeting
TBD Halloween Parade
7th Neighbors Night Out – Paradiso 
14 Architectural Control Committee
21st ACC Hearing
28th Board of Directors Meeting
5th Neighbors Night Out – Burtons
12th Architectural Control Committee
19th ACC Hearing
TBD Holiday Decorating Contest
No Board of Directors Meeting
No Neighbors Night Out
9th Architectural Control Committee
12th Board of Directors Meeting

At the 2017 Association Annual Meeting Mr. Steve Weedon and Mr. Timothy Wood were elected to the Board of Directors for three year terms. Both Gentlemen are curently serving on the Board of Directors.

At the July 25, 2017 meeting of the Board of Directors of the Runnymeade Homeowners Association, officer elections were held.  Each Association officer serves a one-year term, until the July 2018 Board meeting.  The Association officers are:  President and Board Member Scott Sharp; Vice President and Board Member Carrie Arceneaux; Treasurer Mary Ann Dougherty; and Secretary and Board Member Tim Wood.  The other two Board Members are Immediate Past President Pat Mahoney and Board Member Steve Weedon. 

Scott Sharp - President  (Board Term Expires 2019)
Carrie Arceneaux  - Vice President (Board Term Expires 2018)
Tim Wood - Secertary (Board Term Expires 2020)
Pat Mahoney - Immediate Past President (Board Term Expires 2018)
Steve Weedon - Director at Large (Board Term Expires 2020)
Mary Ann Douherty - Treasurer

For fast response time, send an e-mail to RHOA-Board-Notification@googlegroups.com and all Board members, along with the property management agent, will receive it simultaneously.

The 2018 Annual Meeting for the Runnymeade Homeowners Association (RHOA) will be Thursday June 28, 2018 location to be determined.
Draft 2017 Annual Meeting Minutes are here.


The RHOA Nomination Committee is a requirement of the RHOA Bylaws. The Nomination Committee must consist of a Chairman, who must be a member of the RHOA Board of Directors, and two or more members of the Association. The Committee must be appointed by the Board of Directors prior to each annual meeting of the members to serve for the following year, from the close of the annual meeting until the close of the next annual meeting and such appointment shall be announced at each annual meeting.
The Nominations Committee for 2017-2018 was appointed by the Board of Directors at the June 20th meeting. The current Nomination Committee consists of Scott Sharp (Chair), Eric Vicks, Michael Holmes, and Jennifer Kraus. 
The RHOA Nominations Committee is charged with identifying candidates to be considered for election to the RHOA Board of Directors at the Annual Meeting in accordance with the bylaws of the RHOA.

Runnymeade has a 5 member Board of Directors. Directors serve staggered 3 year terms. The Board at the July Board meeting elects its officers to  serve one-year terms. The President and Vice President must be Board members, but the Treasurer and Secretary need not be.

The compilation of all Runnymeade Resolutions in Effect has been updated and is current as of 8/7/16.  To see an updated copy of all the Resolutions, and to download it if you wish, click here:  http://runnymeade.org/runnymeade/feature.html?feature_id=5&item_id=334


At its June 21 meeting, Runnymeade's Board adopted what is Runnymeade Parking Resolution 7, which consolidates in one resolution several policies, procedures, and Board decisions that have been in place for many years. PODS, dumpsters, and other containers are not permitted in Runnymeade, including on Runnymeade streets, in driveways, and in reserved parking spaces, unless the property owner or other resident intending to use such containers first requests permission in writing and receives explicit permission, in writing, under specific conditions. That is not a new policy. With Parking Resolution 7, however, it will be easier to locate the procedures and conditions under which limited use of such containers may temporarily permitted. The new Resolution is posted below, will be in the files section of Runnymeade's Facebook site, and will be mailed to all homeowners.

Why is it called "Parking Resolution 7"? Because when these containers are in use they occupy parking spaces that are then unavailable for motor vehicles and that often cannot be moved if necessary. Even if they are in a resident's driveway or reserved space, they impact the availability of parking because they occupy a parking space that would have otherwise been available for a motor vehicle that must now use a non-reserved space.

Storage Use of Parking Spaces
Placement and Use of Containers, Dumpsters, Portable Storage Units, and Other Stationary or Immobile Receptacles on Runnymeade Streets or in Parking Spaces, Parking Bays, and Driveways
        WHEREAS, pursuant to Article II, Section 2 (f) of the Declaration of Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions, as amended (“Declaration” or “Covenants”), of the Runnymeade Homeowners Association (the “Association”)  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;
        WHEREAS, Article VI, Section 1(i) of the Declaration provides that:  no lot shall be used or maintained as a dumping ground for rubbish; trash and garbage containers shall not be permitted to remain in public view except on days of trash collections; and no accumulation or storage of litter, new or used building materials or trash of any other kind shall be permitted on any lot after original construction is finished;
        WHEREAS, Article VI, Section 1(m) of the Declaration provides that the Board of Directors may issue temporary permits to except any prohibitions expressed or implied by this Article provided the Board can show good cause and acts in accordance with adopted guideline and procedures;
        WHEREAS, Article VI, Section 2 of the Declaration 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, 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;
        WHEREAS, Article VI, Section 1(e) of the Declaration states 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;”
        WHEREAS, containers that are stationary or immobile and parked or left in driveways, parking spaces, and/or streets will result in a reduction of parking spaces, as residents using driveways and reserved spaces for such containers will need to use non-reserved spaces for their motor vehicles, and can block ingress or egress to homes, block pedestrian movement on sidewalks, limit the use or impede movement of motor vehicles, and present a safety hazard; and they present a visual impact that is not in harmony with the surrounding structures; and
        WHEREAS, the Board of Directors believes it is in the best interests of the Association to adopt the following rules regarding use of parking spaces within the Runnymeade community;
Parking spaces throughout Runnymeade are limited and are for the use of licensed and operational motor vehicles only.  It is therefore essential to minimize the space and time taken used by anything other than motor vehicles, particularly when large storage and trash containers are often placed in the community and left without any means to move them in an emergency.  The use of dumpsters is directly contrary to the Declaration and is unnecessary for any trash that can and should be picked up by the Association’s trash contractor, except in extraordinary circumstances.
Accordingly, the placement and use of dumpsters, portable storage units (often referred to generically as PODS), containers detached from moving vans, and other stationary or immobile receptacles and containers on Runnymeade streets and in parking spaces, parking bays, and driveways are prohibited, as they have been since at least 2009.  While this non-vehicle use of parking spaces for vehicles has been consistently prohibited, the Board has however on occasion granted temporary authority upon written request submitted to the Property Manager demonstrating good cause and compliance with the Association’s adopted guidelines and procedures.
Henceforth, any resident wishing to use a stationary or immobile container that would be left on Runnymeade common area, or in any driveway of any unit, or in any parking space must first obtain approval by requesting permission in writing to the Property Manager, demonstrating good cause for the temporary container and including the proposed purpose, location, and dates of use.   
Any temporary use approved is and will be subject to the following conditions:

  • The Board will authorize the resident to use one container in his/her/their reserved parking space or driveway (which must fit wholly within that space) for a period not to exceed 14 days for the limited purpose described in the request;
  • Any such use may not impede public safety vehicles or the safe, free-flow of traffic or violate any law or any other provisions in the Runnymeade resolutions; and the resident must be able to effect removal of the container prior to expiration of the approved period if necessary;
  • If any repair to Runnymeade streets or common areas is required as a result of damage caused by any container or by the service company installing or removing the container, the owner of the home using the container will be responsible for all costs of repairing such damages.
Adopted June 21, 2016


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