Open Space

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Our Members
Bert Beaulieu Co-Chair
Mike Pelligrini Co-Chair
Marcia Beaulieu

The OSC is always looking for new members. Please contact the OSC if interested.

Contact Information

Any Resident Concerns, Suggestions or Questions regarding the community’s Open Spaces can be directed to the OSC mailbox.

Email: openspace@kirkpatrickfarms.com

Community Updates

As spring approaches, our Community landscaper, has begun to edge and mulch trees and flower beds. Soon, they will also start putting down broadleaf weed control and crabgrass pre-emergent. They will continue this work through the next couple of months in order to get the homeowner controlled sections ready for mowing – beginning in April/May. Please make sure you watch for signs that chemicals have been distributed in the open space areas. For their own safety, dogs and children should be kept off the areas for a 24 hour period after the application of weed control chemicals.

The OSC sponsors a community clean up each spring. The community clean up this year will take place on Saturday, April 13, 2013. Please join us at the community center from 8:00 am to 11:00 am. We will be providing trash bags, gloves and maps of the areas to be covered, as well as drop off locations for the filled trash bags. The activities committee will be providing refreshments for all those who participate. Please join us in making our neighborhood clean.

Ongoing installation of decorative plants and ornamental grasses to camouflage utility boxes and fences located in high visibility areas.

These suggested OSC projects have come from homeowner input. These projects and others regarding possible community improvements and general discussion regarding the role of the Open Space Committee take place at the Open Space Committee meetings the second Wednesday of each month. The meetings take place at the community center at 6:30 pm. Please look at the community calendar for any changes or additions to our meeting schedule. The OSC continues to ask homeowners for input and support for any potential community project. In addition, the OSC is responsible for reviewing any proposed enhancement to determine the total cost, as well as the impact of the future costs of the improvements and enhancements to homeowners, prior to making any recommendations to the HOA Board.

The OSC would like to remind homeowners that a VDOT easement exists from the curb to approximately ten feet back on most homeowners’ property. An easy way to identify the easement is to look at the concrete portion of your driveway (the apron) and use that as a guide across your property. This is an important easement, as VDOT will not allow any vegetation that is over two feet high, rocks/pavers or other hardscape on the easement. VDOT views plants taller than two feet high in this easement as a sight hazard – that is drivers backing out of a driveway cannot see the road or children through vegetation over two feet high. For any roads yet to be turned over to VDOT, VDOT will require that the homeowners comply with these easement regulations.

Upcoming Community Projects

  • The new bench has been installed along the North Pond, close to Destiny Drive.
  • The New Bike Rack has been installed next to the Community Club House.

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