The Country Courts Cluster Association, established in 1972 and incorporated in the State of Virginia,
is a cluster association of 21 private homes.
Surrounding the three courts of seven homes is approximately seven acres of land, which is jointly owned and maintained by the 21 households. A ring of
naturally wooded land surrounds the Cluster, and an open, grassy area is maintained in the center. Any decision concerning the development or modification
of the common areas is made by the Cluster Association. A Cluster brochure is included with each Welcome/Disclosure package
for new homeowners. It provides information on the rules and regulations of the Cluster to include house lights, paint colors, parking, pets, common grounds, etc.
The CCCA has two accounts: a business checking account and a money market account. The
money market account is used solely as a Road Reserve Fund. The Road Reserve Fund is the only Association fund for
a specified project. The roads were paved and resealed in 2001-2002. The roads were seal-coated in the fall of
2005 and 2008. No other capital expenditures are anticipated during the next fiscal year. The roads will require a major over-haul within
the next 5-10 years. $4,000-$6,000 is transferred annually from the business checking account to the money market
account to provide for this major project.
The sole income of the Cluster comes from the biannual collection of Cluster
Dues. The two installments are collected in January and July. The current payment is $600 biannually
based on the current budget. An assessment of $25 will be added for each month
late after the stated monthly deadline (i.e. January 31st and July 31st). The payments are
based on the previous year's budget and increases are voted by cluster members at the annual cluster meeting
historically held in May of each year.
AAA Holiday Schedule
The cluster roadways are privately owned and maintained by the Association.
A recommended speed coming in and going out of the courts and the cluster is 15 mph because of people walking, children playing, and vehicles entering and leaving
the cluster. There is a four-car parking lot near the entrance to each court, which is primarily for guests. No one, resident or guest, is allowed
to park within a court overnight because it blocks the roadway for emergency vehicles. Residents and guests are reminded to be considerate of their neighbors when driving and parking on cluster property.
The Ground Maintenance is the major expense of the Cluster budget making up close to 50% of the expenses subtracted from our yearly income.
Our present ground maintenace contract for both the grounds and snow removal is with Blade Runners, Inc.
3150 Spring Street, Fairfax, VA 22031.
The upkeep of the beautiful grounds in the Cluster is the pride, enjoyment, and responsibility
of all the homeowners and any issues, comments, or abuses to the grounds should be brought to the attention of the Cluster board members. Tree removal: As the Cluster community
ages, so do the trees. The removal of trees on cluster grounds is enormously expensive. However, we believe the safety of the grounds is extremely important to
our members and will either budget for tree removal or vote for a special assessment when necessary.
We are fortunate to have 55 miles of paved paths throughout Reston, much of which is wooded, directly accessable behind our homes. These beautiful and serene trails add to the charm and beauty of the cluster environment,
and are ideal for walking, running, and biking.
Recycling and Trash Removal
Recycling and Trash is our second major expense in the Cluster. Our present recycling and Trash Removal contract is
with AAA Recycling and Trash Removal Services, 4619 West Ox Road, Fairfax, VA 22030. Trash pickup is on Monday and Thursday and trash should be put out at the parking areas by 6:00 a.m. Recycling is picked up on Thursday and also
should be put out by 6:00 a.m. Leaves and branches are picked up on Wednesday. See the AAA website for yard debris requirements.
CCCA By-Laws/Articles of Incorporation
Both the By-Laws of the Country Courts Cluster Association and the Articles of Incorporation contain information
on the offices, members, meetings, board members, their duties and length of service, etc.
A disclosure packet is provided to
all new homeowners. The fee for the disclosure packet is $75.00 paid by the seller of the home
and is collected by the CCCA Treasurer.
Cluster Meetings and Events
The next annual cluster meeting will be held on Saturday, May 2, 2009 at 9:30 a.m. at the Reston Community Center at Lake Anne, 1609-A Washington Plaza in Reston.
Cluster Clean-up day
2009 Cluster Cleanup Day: TBD
Photos from the June 2, 2007 cleanup day!
The Contractor List is a list of companies (i.e. carpenters, plumbers, electricians, painters) that have provided satisfactory services to cluster members. We are providing this list
in the hopes that other cluster members can use this information as a resource. The list is neither an endorsement or recommendation of a particular contractor.
to Cluster FAQ'S
What are the RA approved cluster house paint colors?
Where can I find a sample of the paint colors? brochures on approved materials/designs?
What are the RA approved color options for roofing shingles?
What are the RA approved additions to replacement siding materials?
What are the RA approved additions to cluster light fixtures?
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