The Common Interest Community Board

In Virginia, if your condominium property manager is not fulfilling their contract and your Board is not holding them accountable, the Common Interest Community Board might be able to help. The Common Interest Community Board regulates common interest community managers , as well as certain employees of licensed management firms. The Board is a valuable…

Mecoprop (MCPP) – Did it Kill Pinuki?

It is still too painful to write about – but in short – my beautiful Bernese Mountain Dog, Pinuki, bled to death at the age of eight. The best veterinarians in the world were unable to determine a cause of the bleeding or to stop it. Pinuki had five blood transfusions and three major surgeries.…

Unwelcome Residents: 2,4-D, dicamba, MCPP

Here is information about the chemicals applied to Heatherlea in April 2013 (and the many years preceding): 2,4-D http://www.beyondpesticides.org/gateway/index.php?pesticideid=1 General Information Fact Sheet: 2-4-D.pdf Product Names: Chemical Class: Phenoxy herbicide Uses: Registered for field, fruit, and vegetable crops, turf, lawns, rights-of-way, aquatic sites, forestry applications, post-emergence broadleaf weeds, plant growth regulator in citrus Alternatives: Organic…

Lawn-care Pesticides Applied to Heatherlea

Over the years, every year, several times a year – as recently as April – pesticides with the active ingredients  2,4-D, dicamba, and MCPP are applied to our home environment. In fact, we are contracted to have these pesticides applied to our property on a fixed schedule – whether or not we need them. Here…

LAW VIOLATION: Copying of Association Records

As mentioned previously, Board members have the responsibility to understand the Association’s governing documents and become educated with respect to applicable state and local laws – and to manage the Heatherlea Association accordingly. As of July 1, 2012, associations were required to have adopted a cost schedule for accessing and copying association books and records…

REGULATION VIOLATION: Association Complaint Process

Board members have the responsibility to understand the Association’s governing documents and become educated with respect to applicable state and local laws, and to manage the Heatherlea Association accordingly. As of September 28, 2012, associations were required to have enacted a complaint procedure in accordance with the Common Interest Community Ombudsman regulations http://www.dpor.virginia.gov/uploadedFiles/MainSite/Content/Boards/CIC/CIC%20Ombudsman%20regulations.pdf Our Board did not establish…

We Have A Right To Accurate Information

Recently I filed a complaint with the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Office of Pesticide Services regarding our Landscaping Company. The complaint alleges use of pesticides on Heatherlea Property inconsistent with the labels in violation of state and federal law. In the course of the ongoing investigation, I learned, for the pesticide applications…