Town of Leesburg, Virginia
News Release

For Immediate Release
September 17, 2020

Media Contact:
Leah Kosin, Assistant Public Information Officer
lkosin@leesburgva.gov
703-771-2781

Bulk Leaf Collection Resumes

October 19, 2020

Fall leaves placed at the curb will be collected through the end of December.

fall leavesLeesburg, VA (September 17, 2020) – Leesburg’s annual fall bulk leaf collection will start on Monday, October 19, 2020. Residents are asked to follow these guidelines for the collection of fall leaves:• Keep leaves away from storm inlets, fire hydrants, and utility boxes.

• Keep leaf piles within 4 feet of the curb.

• On streets without curb and gutter, place leaves along the front property line, close to the street.

• Keep vehicles at least 4 feet away from leaf piles.

• Do not place equipment or toys near the leaves.

• Do not mix grass clippings, yard waste, brush, or trash with leaves.

** Leaf piles that do not meet the above guidelines may not be collected. **

Because leaf volume varies significantly throughout the season there is no set schedule for leaf collection. Town crews will attempt to collect leaves from every street once per week but routes may take up to 10 business days. Inclement weather or a heavy fall of leaves may delay collection.

Final leaf pickup will be the week of December 28 and will include leaf piles placed at the curb no later than 7 a.m. that day. After this date, leaves must be set out in yard waste cans or paper yard waste bags to be collected as trash. For more information please visit http://www.leesburgva.gov/fall-leaves.

 

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Mice and Snake issues:

Dear Residents,
Due to ongoing construction in the area (Battlefield Parkway overpass
project). We are seeing increasing pest pressures to several residents homes. The
reason for the added pest pressures is due to the rodents and snakes being moved
from their natural habitat. Anytime you take away a rodent or snake’s natural
environment, they must flee that area and move to a “calmer” location. During this
time of year. Mice and snakes are preparing for mating season and must get to
settled areas. I know this a very disturbing issue with the ongoing Covid-19
pandemic to also have an added pressure in your homes. There are several remedies
that can reduce these pest pressures.

1. Keep grass cut short
2. Keep clutter out of backyard area
3. Keep doors and windows closed as much as
possible.
4. Check weather stripping and door seals to ensure
no drafts are getting in.

We at Ehrlich Pest Control are always available to inspect your home at NO
CHARGE and to offer suggestions to ensure our home is pest free. You can

reach out to our local Ehrlich Pest Control Account Executive Jeff Pope
directly by email at Jeffrey.Pope@jcehrlich.com.

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Trash, recycling and big trash are now collected only on WEDNESDAYS.  Also please make arrangements to use your new trash and recycling toters provided by the Town of Leesburg.  If you have any questions regarding the toters, please call 703-771-6677.  Not having your toters stored out of open view on non-collection trash days is subject to a violation and then a fine if not corrected.

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 SALE OF HOME :  If you are selling your home and getting ready to go to settlement, along with house and mailbox keys, garage remotes (if needed) and please do not forget to turn in your permanent visitor parking pass. The visitor parking pass transfers with the home and there is a $25.00 fee to replace it.
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MODIFICATIONS:  Hoping to enhance your property over the summer with a new deck, patio or fence or possibly do some painting or other work.  Patios, decks and solar panels need a building permit from the Town of Leesburg.  Please bring a copy of your plat, deck plan, etc. with you to the town for approval before you apply with the HOA. Please see the onsite HOA office to make sure you don’t need to get approval from the ARB with an approved ARB application first.
*****SHEDS – You now need a zoning permit/application from the Town of Leesburg before installing a shed in the rear of your home along with submitting that with your ARB application with the HOA.
***PATIOS – Patios of any type (i.e. wood, cement, paver, stone, etc.) cannot be built to the fence line.  The Town of Leesburg requires an application and also a two-foot set back from each side of the fence line.  This for drainage reasons.  If you purchased a home and your current patio is built to the fence line, it is ultimately your responsibility to correct it. It follows the house, not the old owner.
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Take part in your community –  There are many opportunities to serve your neighborhood.  Right now there is an opening on the Architectural Review Board, and most of the Committees.  Please visit the committee information page for details. If you are interested in serving in any capacity, please contact the Board of Directors (bod@sycamorehillhoa.com).

Security Reminder: Please remember to remove all valuables and lock your cars at night.

Please take a moment and register in order to participate on the Sycamore Hill Residents Forum.

Please visit frequently in order to stay up to date with the latest events happening in our community.

Sycamore Hill is a community of 475 town homes, conveniently located in the beautiful Town of Leesburg, VA.

The Sycamore Hill HOA office is located at 402 Ginkgo Terrace NE Leesburg VA 20176