Brookshire Cluster Association
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Fairfax County Leash Law
Design and Architectural
Board of Directors
are 26 homes in Brookshire Cluster.
BCA’s dues are $285 per house per quarter and include lawn and common
ground maintenance, trash collection, leaf removal, and snow removal (from the
parking lot and drive). Dues statements are distributed in January, April, July
and October. Late fees of $25 are applied to all past-due invoices.
dues are also due to Reston Organization. 2017 amount is $692 per household
included in Reston’s organization. For more detail on the dues and what the budget
funds, click here
disposal service, Inc. collects:
Trash on Monday and
Thursday mornings. Trash is collected on holidays except Christmas Day,
Thanksgiving Day and New Year’s Day. AAA can be reached at (703) 818-8222, from
8:00AM to 4:30PM.
(newspapers, glass and cans) are picked up every Monday morning. AAA asks that you have your trash out for
pick-up by 6:00AM. Newspapers should be bundled in paper bags or tied with
strong twine. Bundles may include slick
inserts and magazines, but should not exceed 20 lbs. Glass bottles and jars
(green, brown and clear) should be rinsed. Remove caps and lids and separate by
color. Aluminum and metal food cans may be co-mingled. AAA does not recycle
plastics at this time.
Yard Waste will be
picked up during the summer and fall every Wednesday morning. AAA will also
pick up on Wednesdays in the first half of January for xmas tree collection and
recycling. With all yard waste, please keep the bundles small, not too long,
not too heavy and tied with string. No plastic bags can be used with yard waste.
should set trash in the parking lot no sooner than the night before
scheduled pick-up. Trash must be in closed containers or in bags which are
fastened shut. These rules should ensure keeping rodents from setting up camp
in our parking lot.
items can be disposed of by special pickup services and/or renting a dumpster
during the cluster cleanup sessions (see Common Grounds) or by special request
to AAA Trash & Recycling.
areas are maintained by Cardinal landscaping. Cardinal provides garden maintenance,
mulching and pruning, grass mowing service through the summer, lawn seeding and
leaf clean-up twice during the fall months. Cluster members get together twice
annually (once in Spring, once in the Fall) in a Cluster Clean-up to plant
trees & plants, paint, weed, prune and remove debris (sticks, deadwood
etc). Members are asked to pitch in during the year, especially in the summer,
to help maintain our common areas by watering and weeding our flower beds.
Contact the landscaping director with any questions or concerns about dead
trees, limbs or bushes. Brookshire Cluster is one of the largest
green-space-per-household clusters in Reston.
Cluster controls the summer mosquito swarms by spraying the common grounds to kill
mosquito larvae throughout the summer and once or twice during fall.
(see Calendar of
year, the cluster holds a number of social activities for the whole cluster:
Clean up: in April and October is a
great way to meet and greet neighbors, and make a difference in your community.
Sale: in late spring/early summer to allow members to clear out storage spaces
and sell unwanted items. Members are asked to keep the visitor parking spaces
free for this event to allow shoppers to come in, park and browse.
the cluster holds a neighborhood picnic in early summer.
hoc: parties throughout the neighborhood, throughout the year.
townhouse unit is assigned one reserved parking space which is marked as such.
Click here to see Parking Lot and House Number layout. Guest
spaces are available on a first come, first served basis. Due to the limited
number of available parking spaces, each unit is limited to keeping no more
than two cars on Brookshire court, one reserved and one guest
spot maximum. Any additional cards could be parked on Moorings
Drive. Large recreational vehicles need
to park on Moorings Drive or in the Reston RV parking lot which has
prerequisite electricity and water. Cars should not be parked in a visitor’s
spot for more than 30 days, or it will be subject to being towed. Parking is
restricted to assigned parking spaces only, cards parked in fire lanes or
blocking sidewalks will be ticketed and/or towed by Fairfax county authorities.
Cluster participants in Fairfax County’s neighborhood watch program. Residents
are encouraged to report any suspicious activity to the police non-emergency
telephone number at (703) 691-2131. Emergency situations should be reported to
is the third certified National Wildlife Habitat in the US with the National
Wildlife Federation. Reston’s Community Wildlife Habitat project includes
Backyard Wildlife Habitat sites at single family homes, clusters, apartment
buildings, schools and daycare centers, workplaces, churches, and other community
locations. Brookshire cluster actively supports wildlife by paying special
attention to native plants, animals, pesticides and levels of nighttime
lighting for the nocturnal habitat.
County Leash law:
Dogs should be kept on a leash or under the owner’s
control. Owners are responsible for cleaning up after their dogs on cluster
property. Cluster residents are invited to bring their dogs to the local dog
park on Baron Cameron for dog play-time, please do not use the cluster common
grounds for exercise or play. Extra bags are provided on the public walkways
for simple, safe removal of dog debris.
Design and Architectural Overview:
The Lake Anne area in Reston is an
historic site so buildings and landscape need to be preserved and in harmony
with nature. Architectural and design layout changes need to be reviewed and
approved by Reston’s Design Review board. Contact the Reston Association
Covenants Administration at 703-437-9580. Siding guidelines (white 8.5" planks) are available online. Paint guidelines with the matching
paint palette is available online with paint samples available at Home Depot as needed. Other Brookshire Cluster guidelines can be found here
The cluster is governed by a 5-member
Board of Directors elected annually by its owner-residents. The association’s
meeting is scheduled annually around February. For new home owners, a
package is gathered that contains the articles of incorporation, by-laws,
cluster rules, amendments, annual treasurer’s report for the last two
years, with plan for current year, last minutes, parking lot layout and
miscellaneous other documents.
Questions not covered in these materials may be answered by any of the current
Board members. You can contact a member here.