|Rules & Guidelines||Recreational Facilities|
|Neighborhood Crime Watch|
Trash removal is handled by a commercial firm, AAA, under contract with the Association.
Trash is to be placed in plastic bags, not to exceed 50 lbs per bag, and set at curbs for pick-up on FRIDAY mornings (before 6:00 A.M.). Place your trash on the curb no earlier than 6:00 PM Thursday night. No trash pick-up will be made on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. If one of the previous mentioned holidays falls on a Friday, arrangements will be made for pickup on an alternate day. Regularly scheduled pick-ups will be made on other holidays falling on Fridays.
Recycling pick-up occurs on MONDAY. Place your recyclables at the curb no later than 6:00AM Monday, no sooner than 6:00PM Sunday. Please refer to the Fairfax County Residential Curbside Recycling Chart (PDF) to find out what can be recycled at the curb.
For more detailed information about recycling in Fairfax County, please refer to the county webpage.
Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)
HHW includes products used in and around the home that are flammable, corrosive, reactive or toxic. HHW can potentially cause a safety problem if various household chemicals become mixed when disposed with the regular trash. By disposing of HHW separately, it will be properly handled and packaged to minimize exposure to potentially harmful chemicals and will also decrease the likelihood that these chemicals will enter the environment. A full list of HHW types, permissible methods of disposal, county acceptance procedures and locations are described on the county web page.
Yard waste pick-up occurs on WEDNESDAY (March-December). Place yard waste at the curb no later than 6:00AM Wednesday, and no sooner than 6:00PM Tuesday. Yard waste is accepted only in clear plastic bags. Small piles of brush are to be tied with twine and should not exceed four feet in length.
* Yard waste in clear bags and bundles tied will be picked up with trash on FRIDAY during January and February.
Christmas trees will be collected through the first two weeks of January.
Furniture and other large, non-metal household items placed on the curb will be collected as well. You must call AAA to schedule your bulk pickup for these items. Rocks, concrete, dirt, bricks and cinder blocks will not be removed.
Appliance & White Goods Removal
Ferrous metal/white good items/large motorized items, such as appliances, must be prescheduled prior to removal with additional billing to the individual homeowner. All appliances containing Freon must be certified FREON-FREE prior to removal.
Storage of Personal Property
Storage of personal property outside fenced areas is prohibited. All personal property is to be kept within the rear fenced yard, including firewood, lumber, garbage cans, lawn and garden utensils, and toys. As a security measure, ladders should be kept inside.
Common courtesy and the Fairfax County leash and “Pooper Scooper” ordinances make it the responsibility of dog owners to clean up after their dog as well as ensuring their children and guests are, likewise, responsible. Dog waste is a top complaint in the community and there are significant health concerns with dog waste left on the ground.
Fairfax County Code states: “An owner or custodian of any dog shall be responsible for the removal of excreta deposited by such dog on the property of another, including public areas.” If your dog does its business in Chesterfield Mews, you must pick up after it.
Grounds Beautification & Maintenance
Common Ground - Common grounds are defined as any area not owned by an individual homeowner. The homeowner’s plat shows where the boundary is.
The cost for grounds care and maintenance is one of the largest items in the association budget.
Grass cutting, weed spraying, trimming, and mulching for common grounds are provided by a private contractor.
Vehicle traffic is not allowed on common grounds as the turf and underground utilities can be damaged. Bicycles and motor bikes should be used only on roads or walkways (not on grass areas).
Streets & Courtyards
Guysborough Drive, up to and including the circle, is owned and under the control of Virginia Department of Highways and Transportation. All other streets in the development are owned and maintained by the Community. The courtyard of each townhouse cluster is owned and maintained by the homeowners of that cluster.
An outside contractor is hired by the Association for clearing of snow and ice from community streets. It is the responsibility of homeowners of each court to remove snow and ice from the court areas. (Do not use salt as it will damage courtyards.)
No vehicles should be allowed on courtyards as that can damage them.
Parking & Immobile Automobiles
Each residence in the community has two automobile parking spaces in the adjacent parking areas. Both spaces are marked “RESERVED” and are identified with lot number for the exclusive use of occupants of that specific residence. Additional parking is available along the service road parallel to Route 50 or along the non-reserved curb areas within the community.
“RESERVED” parking spaces are not to be used by other residents or guests, without permission of residents of that court. Please note that this applies to all parking areas, including those near the tennis courts.
“VISITOR” parking spaces may be used by guest and residents Please note that no portion of the development is to be used for the repair of vehicles (See Article X, Section 14 of Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Regulations). License tags, county stickers and safety inspections must be kept up to date on all vehicles. Immobile automobiles, either for mechanical and/or legal reasons, parked in Chesterfield Mews must be restored to operating condition within twenty-four hours or they may be towed by the Association at the expense of the owner.
Mailbox keys are the responsibility of the homeowner. The U.S. Postal Service is responsible for maintenance of the boxes. Residents may get extra keys or new locks from the Post Office.
Your mailbox key lock number can be found inside the clustered mailbox (generally, on the back side of the lock on the locking bar). You may want to note that number in case you have to replace the key.
Any exterior modifications, including planting, plant removal, and painting (with original paint exterior colors retained) are subject to approval by the CMCA Board. Request for any changes must be submitted in writing. See the Architectural Control Guidelines for additional information.
Architectural Control inspections are handled by the CMCA management company.
To protect our investment, the fence enclosure is locked. Residents may purchase a key for $25.00 from the current key coordinator.
The following rules apply to the facilities:
» Hours of operation are from dawn to dusk – no play after dark
» Facilities are private property and for use only by Chesterfield Mews residents and their guests
» Use of the facilities is at your own risk
» Children under 16 must be under adult supervision when using facilities
» Proper athletic shoes must be worn on athletic courts at all times
» Full court basketball is permitted only when the tennis court not in use
» No hanging off basketball rim and no dunking at any time
» Limit play time to 1 hour when others are waiting
» No wheels of any kind are allowed within the facility
» No audio equipment is allowed
» Use common courtesy with your neighbors
Any person(s) damaging the common area facilities, fixtures, or improvements therein shall be personally liable and responsible for ALL damage.
No ball fields are available in the community. The nearest ballfield is on Pickett Road, just south of Rt. 50, and accessible from the Accotink Creek Trail behind the community. Another field is located 1 1/2 miles down the trail or a three mile drive at the end of Woodburn Road.
Accotink Creek Trail runs behind the community. It starts at Rt. 50 & Nutley and runs for about 2 1/2 miles. It also connects to the Fairfax County Connector trail. The trail passes behind the Tennis, Basketball and Playground enclosure. There is also a shortcut to the trail from the lower end of Colchester Brook Lane.
Neighborhood Crime Watch Program
The Neighborhood Crime Watch Program consists of the following three parts:
1. Home Security: All residents can ensure the following:
» Good lighting
» Good lock security
» Lock all doors/windows when house is unoccupied
» Advise a trusted neighbor when you go on vacation
» Don’t advertise! Stop deliveries, papers, and have mail picked up or held
2. Operation Identification
This phase of the program involves placing a Watch eye logo on your door or windows, making an inventory of valuation household items, and engraving your Social Security number on your property. If you want to use an engraver, call the Secretary of the Association. (About 80% of stolen property recovered by the Police cannot be identified and returned to owners, so eventually it is sold at public auction or destroyed.)
3. Active Watch
Chesterfield Mews watch involves the entire community and any suspicious activity should be reported immediately as indicated below: Life-threatening or immediately damaging to property……911
Non-emergency, less serious activity……703-691-2131
Information Police Officers Need Most:
Is anyone hurt?
Direction of travel?
Description of suspects?
Are there any weapons involved?
The Chesterfield Mews Neighborhood Watch Patrol Program is organized primarily on walking patrols because there are only 150 homes in the area to be covered. When on patrol duty, the minimum responsibility is to walk along each street in the Mews. To walk down one side and up the other of each street takes about 30 minutes. At your option, you may also walk around the backs of all or some of the homes, particularly those that are adjacent to the county parkland, which will add 15 to 20 minutes to your patrol. You are asked to carry a paper and pen to record any incident information, including the time of the incident.
If your watch patrol time is after dark you should also carry a flashlight.
If you are interested in participating in the Chesterfield Mews Neighborhood Watch Patrol Program, please contact the Crime Watch Coordinator.