May 19, 2006
on your excellent attendance at our annual meeting on May 10, 2006. We had 51 households (about 4.5% of the 1156 residences
in ENCA) who signed the attendance list and approximately 70 people were present. Special thanks to Rosemary Ryan from Supervisor
DuBois's office in answering many of your questions.
You will recall we had 14 sign-up sheets at
the back of the room seeking volunteers for various neighborhood activities. By the end of the evening we had volunteers
for 9 of these categories.
We have five or six volunteers each for working the following issues:
Fairfax County trash collection service in ENCA
· Traffic Safety
· Tree Planting and Traffic Island Landscape
· Parks, Trails, Stream Valley and Playground
· Neighborhood Beautification (includes issue of Old
Dominion Dr.Metro bus stop)
We had three or less volunteers for:
· Maintaining and Improving the ENCA Web
· Participating in the McLean Citizens Association (www.mcleancitizens.org)
a neighborhood Welcome Committee to greet new residents
· One volunteer to serve on the ENCA Board of Directors (Mike
We had no volunteers to organize a neighborhood picnic, to develop identity signage for the neighborhood, deal
with graffitti, work planning and zoning issues, or to organize a neighborhood garage sale.
Please contact me if you
have not signed up for any of these groups and would like to participate, including on the board of directors.
the volunteer sign-up sheets served as mini-referendum of what you view as the priority issues for the neighborhood. Although
no one signed up for planning and zoning, it certainly seemed that you have significant concerns (based on your questions)
about, languishing building projects, oversized in-fill homes and overgrown
properties. Please let me know if you have
any issues related to zoning and I will try to address them with appropriate people in the county.
I will send a seperate
email message with individual contact information to the 9 groups for which we had volunteers to try and kick-off these activities.
our very expensive post card mailing and renewal of the web site, ENCA remains in the "red", even after the dues we collected
so far. If you attended the meeting but did not pay dues on May 10 please send in a check as soon as possible. Also, please
feel free to email this message to your neighbors and ask them to send us(firstname.lastname@example.org) their email address as well
as mailing us their dues ($15) at ENCA, P.O. Box 1225, Mclean, VA 22101.
As we discussed, we will
no longer be doing any postal mailings, we will rely on the internet and email for all of our communications and our existing
signs to announce meetings. A couple of households have contacted me indicating they do not have internet. If you know
any neighbors in that situation, please print a copy of this letter and share it with them. I have recorded the names
of those who paid by check.
Again, congratulations and please activate your working groups when I get the information
to you. Aalso, I plan to send out an email whenever we add or make make changes to the Web site.