CROSSPOINTE UPDATES

Tuesday, March 31 2020 @ 09:40 AM

Contributed by: Admin

The Annual Community-Wide Spring Yard Sale and Community-Wide Bulk Item Pickup Day will be rescheduled for the Fall. 
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Crosspointe Recreational Facilities Currently Closed
Tennis Courts, Playgrounds and Multi-Purpose Basketball Courts: The Board will discuss actions for the facilities at the May 13, 2020 Board of Trustees Meeting.  A Zoom link is provided under ALL ANNOUNCEMENTS. 

CURRENTLY
Tennis Courts: 
The Board, acting on the advice of the Tennis Committee, and consistent with following the Fairfax County action to protect the public, directed that all of Crosspointe’s 8 Tennis Courts be closed until further notice.  Signs will be posted at each of the courts advising of this action, and the need to ensure public safety by preventing the further spread of COVID-19.  This action is consistent with action taken by Fairfax County for its parks and recreational facilities.

Playground Equipment:  The Board, again consistent with following the Fairfax County action to protect the public directed that all of Crosspointe’s 6 Playgrounds be closed until further notice.  Signs will be posted at each area advising of this action and the need to ensure public safety by preventing the further spread of COVID-19.  This action is consistent with action taken by Fairfax County for its parks and recreational facilities.

Multi-Purpose Basketball Courts:  The Board discussed options related to closing its Multi-Purpose Basketball courts.  After considerable discussion the Board directed, again consistent with following the Fairfax County action to protect the public, that all 5 courts be closed, and also that the basketball nets be taken down.  Signs will be posted at each of the courts advising of this action and the need to ensure public safety by preventing the further spread of COVID-19.  This action is consistent with action taken by Fairfax County for its parks and recreational facilities.

Crosspointe’s twelve miles of trails will continue to remain open, consistent with Fairfax County’s action on continued opening of County trails.  However, all persons using Crosspointe’s trails, or any other area trail are strongly urged to follow the Center for Disease Control (CDC) social distancing guidelines. 

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Pool Opening Status
Given the Virginia Governor’s stay at home order, and related Fairfax County action, and barring any change to State and Local directives, Crosspointe Pools will “NOT” open as normally scheduled during the Memorial Day weekend.  It is uncertain when the two community pools will be able to open and operate.  The Board considered advice and recommendations from the community pool management contractor: Crystal Aquatics, the Pool Committee, and the Community Manager concerning contractual obligations related to the annual pool operating contract.  The Board also considered actions needed to ensure the continuation of required annual maintenance, to ensure the future safe operation of the community’s two pools. 

The Board also reviewed the current pool operating contract terms related to cost and staffing.  Finally, the Board discussed and considered the related schedule and financial implications of a short-term truncation of the pool season, as well as the worst case scenario of a full season closure. For the immediate future, and consistent with State and County guidelines, the Board is following the recommendations of its Pool contractor: Crystal Aquatics (CA).  Given the uncertainty of the length of the COVID-19 public health crisis, CA is doing everything they can to ready the pools for a potential opening this Summer, while adhering to the State and Local directives, as well as the Center for Disease Control (CDC) social distancing guidelines.  Fortunately, CA is very lucky to have a large returning life guard staff that is already mostly certified.  Much of CA’s Crosspointe pool staff is comprised of youngsters who reside in Crosspointe. The current contractual terms of Crosspointe’s pool contract allow for partial collection of fees in the event the pools are closed.  In a worst-case scenario, the community would still be liable for a portion of the season’s contract fees.  At the same time, CA would be required to staff and man the pools to perform required maintenance and other related activities, in order to ensure the pools remain in a safe and good operating condition for the future. The Board took no specific action related to the scheduled opening of the Pools. 

The Board considered the potential scenarios and the potential financial implications.  The Board directed the Community Manager consult with Crystal Aquatics as it moves forward with its “potential opening and operating” plan, but with the understanding that any plan will be fluid, and subject to significant change given the uncertainty related to the COVID-19 public health crisis.  The Board resolved to closely monitor events and re-evaluate its options at the May Board meeting.

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Cross Chase Circle Gate at Halley Elementary School Parking Lot 
Crosspointe has an agreement with the FCPS/Halley Elementary leadership to have the gate left open when school is not in session.  Due to the Governor's directive the FCPS leadership locked down all their facilities (Schools/Ball Fields/Tennis Courts/Basketball Courts/Parking lots... all parking lots) in an attempt to comply with the directive.  When the lock-down is lifted, we are told they will revert back to the original agreement and leave the gate open, after school hours." 

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Crosspointe Community-Wide Spring Yard Sale - Cancelled
The Crosspointe Spring Community-Wide Yard Sale has been cancelled.  The Fall Yard Sale will be in October.  The Board will reschedule the Community-Wide Bulk Item Pickup to occur after the Fall Yard Sale.  Updates to be provided in the Crosspointe Chronicle.

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Onsite Management Office 

Our front doors may be closed due to the Governor's Executive "Stay at Home" order but management continues to work from the office, in the community, and from home.  We ask that owners/residents call or email us with questions or concerns. Our onsite office phone number is (703) 690-2321. If you have a question about your assessments, you can also call FirstService Residential at (703) 385-1133.  Send an email to Heather McDevitt, Community Manager at cp.manager@verizon.net or Mary Demeter, Assistant Community Manager, at cp.admin@verizon.net.  If you wish to drop off paperwork, please do so by using the outside, locked drop box across from the office front doors.  We check the drop box every morning and evening and continue to maintain normal office hours.  Please feel free to contact us.  We are here to help.

Thank you all for your patience and understanding during these difficult times.

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Crosspointe Chronicle
The May 2020 Crosspointe Chronicle can be viewed.  Please scroll to bottom of website front page to view.  

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2020 Election Results
At the March 26, 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting, the following candidates were elected to the Crosspointe Board of Trustees: Andrew Haskins (incumbent), Brian Riley (incumbent), Hayden Shea, and Alan Sullivan (incumbent).  Congratulations!


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