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The July 2020 Newsletter is now available online. Be sure to check out the new NCA Committee’s website page (link) for helpful information.
NCA Pool Will Remain Closed Until Further Notice
Recently, the Board of Directors had an extremely difficult decision to make; should the Association pool be opened?’ During Phase I of the Forward Virginia Blueprint for COVID19, the mandates could not be met. Phase 2 did offer some hope. Management, the Board, and the contractor were all in discussions. On signage, waivers of liability, screening for symptoms, reservation systems, 10 ft social distancing, enhanced cleaning. As well as enforcement, the pool could only be used for exercising (lap swim only) with a limit of approximately 20 people total, no baby pool, toys, sunbathing, kids playing, or chairs. However, it all came down to the fact that the Association’s insurance policy and the pool contractor’s policy exclude coverage for virus/bacteria-related claims.
The question then came up, can the Association be sued by someone claiming to have gotten COVID19 from the pool even after signing a waiver? The answer is yes, and while it may be difficult for them to prove and win such a lawsuit, without insurance coverage, all legal fees associated with defending the lawsuit come out of the Association’s pocket. The best way to protect the Association and its assets was to decide to keep the pool closed.
These are unchartered waters. If there are new developments, the Board is open to considering them. Of course, the toughest part is telling the children that the pretty blue water beckoning them to swim will continue only to look inviting the rest of the Summer. The pool will be maintained to prevent algae and mosquitos.
We are all looking forward to better days!
Bulk Pick Up will resume Fridays starting June 5th!!! However, ALL BULK ITEMS MUST BE SCHEDULED with the American Disposal 48 business hours in advance for collection. Items not scheduled will not be collected. Call 703-368-0500 to schedule.
* No more than 3 items per pick up, not to exceed 2 cubic yards, including furniture and/or household cleanout material.
* No construction or remodeling material permitted.
For Single Family Homes: Collection of YARD WASTE will continue on Wednesdays. However, they ask that you do as much as you can to limit what is thrown away.
For more information: https://americandisposal.com/blog/coronavirus-covid-19-update
Recycling: For glass collection, all glass can now be placed with trash. Fairfax County has eliminated it being collected as recycle material.
Updated Architectural Stands as of April 1, 2020
New Deck and Fence Guidelines as of April 1, 2020
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Newington Community Association was incorporated in January 1972 to “promote the interests of the owners of properties” in the Newington family of communities. There are 609 properties comprising of 524 townhouses and 85 single family homes located in Springfield, Virginia. All of these properties are cradled in the heavily-wooded crescent that lies due east of scenic Pohick Creek, due west of Rolling Road, and due north of the intersection of Rolling Road, Pohick Road, and Alban Road.
NCA has two entrances off Rolling Road: the Delong Drive entrance and the Northumberland Road entrance. There are four subdivisions within NCA: Newington Station, Newington Glen, Newington Place, and Woodmere. Newington Station spans both the Delong and the Northumberland entrances and is composed of traditional townhouses. Newington Glen can be reached through the Delong entrance and is composed of contemporary townhouses. Newington Place can be reached through Northumberland Road entrance and is composed of traditional townhouses. Finally, Woodmere can be reached through the Northumberland entrance and is composed of single family homes.
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