Reminders and Etiquette

  1. Homeowners are responsible for shoveling the sidewalk in front of their home. If you own an end townhome, you will also be responsible to clear the sidewalk on the side.  If your townhome backs to Fort Evans Road or Potomac Station Drive, you are also responsible for clearing the sidewalk in the front or rear of the property (whichever applies).
  2. Once the inclement weather has stopped, you have 24 hours to shovel and clear your walkways.
  3. When shoveling your sidewalks, driveways and parking spaces, do not throw or place your shoveled snow around the mailboxes in your area.
    • It is the responsibility of the homeowners to make sure that the mailboxes are cleared of snow so that mail delivery can take place by the postal service.
    • If you place your snow in the mailbox areas, the postal service will not deliver the mail.
    • If you are responsible for shoveling in a mailbox, please make sure you take the time to shovel it back out.
    • If you see someone shoveling snow around a mailbox area, please report it to the onsite HOA office.
    • All shovels, ice melt, sleds, toys, etc. must be stored out of open view. They may not be kept in front of the home or on the lawn.
    • Violations will be given if you do not shovel or leave items in open view.
  4. Keep your snow to yourself. Don’t toss the snow into your neighbor’s driveway or walkway, even if it means you have to carry the shovel of snow a couple of extra feet.
  5. Don’t snowblow (or shovel) your snow out into the street. Smaller cars can get stuck in those piles.
  6. If you see your neighbor has spent time & labor shoveling a space to park in, be courteous, shovel and park in your own space!
  7. If you borrow someone’s shovel, return it – in its original condition – as soon as you are done shoveling.Use your neighbor’s snowblower?  Clean it off and refill the gas tank.
  8. Clean off your car – – including your roof –before hitting the highway.Not only is it a nuisance to other drivers when your snow blows off the car, but icy chunks slapping someone’s windshield can be dangerous and cause accidents.
  9. Think of your older neighbors. If shoveling their driveway or parking spaces is too much.  Take care of their walkways, sidewalks, driveways or parking spaces.
  10. All holiday decorations should be taken down by the 31st of January.

SNOW SHOVELING EXAMPLE

sidewalk

  • HOUSE #1 – RESPONSIBLE FOR SIDEWALK IN FRONT OF HOME TO PROPERTY LINE (ADJACENT WITH NEXT HOME); SIDEWALK IN REAR OF HOME ALONG MAIN ROAD.
  • HOUSE #2 – RESPONSIBLE FOR SIDEWALK IN FRONT OF HOME TO PROPERTY LINE (ADJACENT WITH NEXT HOME); SIDEWALK IN REAR OF HOME ALONG MAIN ROAD.
  • HOUSE #3 – RESPONSIBLE FOR SIDEWALK IN FRONT OF HOME TO PROPERTY LINE (ADJACENT WITH NEXT HOME); SIDEWALK IN REAR OF HOME ALONG MAIN ROAD.
  • HOUSE #4 – RESPONSIBLE FOR SIDEWALK IN FRONT OF HOME TO PROPERTY LINE (ADJACENT TO COMMON SIDEWALK) COMMON SIDEWALK ON SIDE OF HOME AND SIDEWALK IN REAR OF HOME ALONG MAIN ROAD

If you have any questions regarding this information, please contact the onsite HOA office at 703-669-2969, or email the Property Management or email kspiegel@sycamorehillhoa.com.