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Come out to support EPSC at McDonalds on Wednesday from 5 to 8

posted Apr 28, 2014, 7:49 AM by Bryan Woodcock

Bring the attached flyer

2014 EPSC New Member Letter

posted Mar 15, 2014, 6:15 AM by Bryan Woodcock   [ updated Jun 27, 2014, 9:48 PM by Peter Scheible ]


Welcome to the start of the 2014 swim season.  The pool will be opened before you know it. Our pool is a special place that deserves to be celebrated.  We are in the process of planning activities for the summer including potlucks, movie nights, raft nights, dance parties as well as events for specific ages.   We would like to have a committee of members who could help plan these events.

Rebuilding our Pools - Last year, we were able to get our pools completely rebuilt and the plumbing fixed. Thanks to the Fairfax County Neighborhood Enhancement Program, we were able to install a gazebo in the grassy area in the back.  This is available for members to use for parties, or just a family dinner.   We have always had our spring projects and this year is no different. Again thanks to the NEPP Program grant we will be adding a drainage system to the backyard and updating the snack shack. We also will be beautifying the area. Helping with this project can count to work or pay hours.

Expenses - To cover the long needed pool renovation there will be an additional $50 fee to cover our debt load for this project as well as to support our capital improvement account. This fee is the same as last year and will be in place until the loan is paid off.

Shares - Last year, it was decided at the membership meeting to bring back shares for members. This is also a loan requirement. Membership shares allow your family members to lock in pricing from 2014 again membership rates increase in future years. For 2014, the share price per family is $50.00. In 2015, the share price will go up to $75. 00. If you have previously held a share, please email your share number at epsc@edsallpark.org.

Fundraising - In addition to the capital fee discussed above, we need to hold some fund raising events such as a yard sale, car washes, restaurant nights and a lap-a-thon in late June.  The lap a thon will be open to our entire membership for participation, so we will look forward to seeing a lot of members during the event.  We will begin with two restaurant nights. One at Subway (5601 General Washington Drive Alexandria, VA 22312) on March 28th from 3pm to 9pm. Thanks to our member Martika from Subway. The other restaurant night will be on April 30th, from 5pm to 8pm at the McDonalds at 5506 Backlick Rd, Springfield, VA 22151.  We have also started a banner program to encourage local businesses to advertise at the pool. The banner flyer is on the website.

How you can help!! - Last year, we had an increase in membership; we need this to continue.  There are many ways you can help.  First, you can pay for your membership before the season starts. Paying before May 1st will allow you to save the $15 processing fee (with coupon code Earlybird).  This year, we will be using Active.com to process all of our memberships. We are able to process credit card payments, e-checks and payment plans through our website.

We will also be doing work or pay again.  All members are assessed a $40.00 fee for Work or Pay. The fee will be waived if you provide 4 hours of support at the pool.

You can also help the pool by donating items the pool needs on a daily basis during the summer.  This includes cleaning supplies, bathroom supplies, as well as snacks to be sold. Donations that reach $40.00 or more can be used instead of work or pay.  Remember, we all are in this together.

Talk to your neighbors and friends and share how great our pool is.  Encourage them to stop by and take a look.  They will be glad they did.

The Edsall Park Swim Club Board

Area Residents Urged to Take Survey on Impact of Code Compliance

posted Jan 7, 2014, 5:48 AM by Bryan Woodcock

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
masondistrictcouncil.org@gmail.com

Area Residents Urged to Take Survey on Impact of Code Compliance

Community Town Hall to Discuss Resident Concerns with County Officials Set for February 6

Jan. 6, 2014 - Annandale, VA – Mason District Council of Community Associations (MDC) is urging Fairfax County residents to take a ”code compliance feedback” survey. The survey, available at www.masondistrict.org and open until January 28, 2014, seeks feedback on code compliance violations, impact upon quality of life and suggestions for improving the current code enforcement system.

The Department of Code Compliance (DCC) is responsible for receiving complaints and enforcing zoning violations in Fairfax County. The Department investigates quality of life complaints in the County, including parking in the grass, junk in the yard, too many people living in a home, uncut grass, building without permits, and hoarding. It enforces zoning, property maintenance, building, blight, grass, fire and health codes all within in a single department.

Results of the survey will be released at MDC's public meeting with County officials on February 6 at 7:30 pm at Sleepy Hollow Elementary School, in Falls Church, VA. Invited panelists include: Director of Fairfax County Code Compliance, Jeff Blackford, Fairfax County Code Compliance Supervisor, Susan Epstein and Deputy County Executive, Robert Stalzer. The meeting is open to the public and will have a Q and A format and will encourage ideas exchanged among citizens and the panel.

“We have heard from countless residents who have voiced their frustration with code violations and the county’s enforcement capability. With our latest survey, we’re asking residents to help shed more light on the issues they see – and their suggestions for positive change,” said Mollie Loeffler, Chair, Mason District Council. “The Council is actively urging the Department of Code Compliance and elected officials to respond to citizen concerns and revise code enforcement procedures to dramatically improve outcomes.”

The survey currently being fielded is a follow-up to a 2012-2013 survey, for which more than 600 Mason residents participated and 67.4 % reported being concerned with overcrowding.

As of the end of 2013 Mason District had the highest number of open/unresolved multiple occupancy cases in the County followed by Providence and Lee Districts.

The Mason District Council (MDC) is a non-profit organization designed to act as a support network and communication forum for citizens, civic associations and homeowner associations within the Mason District in Fairfax County, Va. The organization is a branch of the Fairfax Federation of Citizen Associations. More than 4,000 households are represented through Civic and Homeowner Association membership in MDC.

www.masondistrict.org

Great few weeks to end the summer at EPSC.

posted Sep 14, 2013, 8:14 PM by Bryan Woodcock

EPSC was able to raise $150.00 for TAPS. Donated cans to ACCA and won a third NEPP grant. The NEPP grant is to create a new flower bed, French drain and improve the snack shed.  Great couple of weeks for EPSC.
 
Have you joined for 2014? Join here.

Neighbors looking for a babysitter

posted Sep 14, 2013, 7:47 PM by Bryan Woodcock   [ updated Sep 14, 2013, 8:33 PM ]

Two neighbors looking for babysitting:
 
Babysitter.  For two girls, 7 and 10, after school and at other times, in their home.
Rosemary
 
I live off Edsall and Montgomery. I work from home on Saturdays and am looking for someone to help out with my 13 month old.  I do all the feeding and changing for him, so. I just need someone to play with him. As for the rest of the week, I'm looking for someone who could come over for an hour after school and watch him so I can get caught up on putting laundry away or doing dishes. It would be a huge help. So, I'm always home and primarily looking for a mommy's helper or even just a back up sitter so the whole burden of Saturdays isn't consistently on one person nor the responsibility for caring for a rambunctious 1 year old.
Karen
 
If you are interested, please email epsc@edsallpark.org and we will forward your information along to her.

Sign the petition against the Residential Studio Unit Zoning Ordinance

posted Sep 14, 2013, 7:34 PM by Bryan Woodcock

On Monday, Sept 9th, the Mason District Council of Community Associations unanimously voted to stand with the Fairfax Federation and other citizens associations to oppose a proposed RSU (Residential Studio Unit) amendment to the Zoning Ordinance.

 

The main concern is that the proposed amendment would allow the development of RSUs - short-term, rental efficiency apartments of 500 sq. ft or less in most residential areas zoned R-1 and up. While we realize there is a need for affordable housing, we believe strongly that the current amendment would have unintended negative consequences for our neighborhoods.

 

Attached please find the resolution that the Council approved. Please note the resolution includes many points from the Fairfax Federation resolution, with an important difference: MDC is urging that RSUs be permitted only in areas zoned R-20 and above, which is the standard in Portsmouth, Chesapeake, Norfolk and other Virginia cities. (See chart below).

 

Here is a link to the petition detailing our concerns. Please sign and forward to your neighbors. Every time it is signed, a copy is sent to the Board of Supervisors.

 

We strongly urge you and your neighbors to attend the Sept.17th Providence District Council meeting (7:30 p.m./Dunn Loring Administrative Center) and the Sept.19th Fairfax Federation meeting (7:30 PM/ Mason District Governmental Center) on this matter and let your voice be heard. See our web page for all of this information as well as other public and council meetings on this important issue: www.masondistrict.org. A flyer with the dates is attached as well.

 

We have asked Supervisor Gross to delay action on this matter since there are only two public work sessions before the rapidly approaching public hearing by the Planning Commission.

 

Proposed RSU Amendment link:

http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dpz/zoningordinance/proposed/residentialstudios.pdf

 

Thank you for your timely attention to this important matter and please see attached downloadable docs.

 

On behalf of the MDC Board,

 

Mollie Loeffler

Fox's in the area

posted Jun 26, 2013, 5:24 AM by Bryan Woodcock

From Jodie,

"I'm not sure if you are aware of this so I just thought I would pass this along. A neighbor informed me of several decapitated fox's that were found in our immediate area. There have been 3 in the past few days with a possibility of a fourth. One was on the sidewalk of Andres Terrace, and 2 in Deerlick Park (one by the tennis court).

The police have been notified and reports were filed for animal cruelty but otherwise there isn't much they can do. Could our community send notification to be on the lookout?  Maybe that would deter this behavior. I fear that if someone is decapitating fox (and publicly displaying it on sidewalks and community tennis courts) that this could escalate to pets or become more gruesome.  "

If you see the foxes in the area being destructive or endangering other animals or especially people, please call the Police non-emergency number immediately.

The Shack Opens Sunday

posted Jun 5, 2013, 7:27 PM by Bryan Woodcock

The Snack shack will be open for business on Sunday, Jone 9, 

Hours:
M - F  - 1 -4 and 6 - 8
Sat sun 1 to 6

Serving:
BBQ beans
Dogs
Burgers
Chili
Chips
Nachos

You kill it we will grill it.

Edsall Park Swim Club Grand reopening Saturday

posted May 22, 2013, 1:37 PM by Bryan Woodcock

Come out on Saturday at noon and see the grand re-opening of Edsall Park Swim Club. 


Family Yard Sale this weekend

posted May 7, 2013, 6:07 PM by Bryan Woodcock

Come out to Edsall Park Swim Club this Saturday at 8am for the community Yard Sale.
 
Spots are $10.00 a person.
 
Come out and support the pool.

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