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August 5th Update (Community Safety & Security)
As usual, summer has moved this year at a quick pace. The community saw ample activity with swim team season in full swing, and many took advantage of the early cool mornings and evenings to enjoy being outdoors. Fall is fast approaching, hopefully this summer has a little bit more fun for you and abundant time to spend with family and friends. We encourage you to continue to enjoy the season, with a reminder to be safe and remain vigilant.
Misconduct is increasing across the country and our community is no exception. We have seen theft, vandalism, criminal mischief, and drug & alcohol related instances – a few involved Fairfax County Police responses. Some of these events are juvenile in nature and largely victimless, nonetheless these can be frightening and are not indicative of the behavior our residents want or should tolerate. The BSCA Board of Directors and several involved residents are engaged in a variety of ways to help stem this behavior in our neighborhood.
The Board developed a four-pronged approach to create an awareness and presence in the community to help thwart the “target-of-opportunity” or intentional criminal activity:
- Engage with the Fairfax County Police West Springfield District for increased presence.
- Engage wherever and whenever with the FCPD special units – bicycle patrols, motorcycle police, drug prevention and anti-gang units.
- Develop and share solid, proven crime prevention approaches to minimize crimes of opportunity to our residences and common areas within the community.
- Communicate our intentions across as many platforms to inform residents of community actions, as well as to deter potential illicit activity.
Given the ubiquitous nature of digital security systems, one area we are working on and making progress is a digital Neighborhood Watch. BSCA enhanced our Community Center security this past year by installing digital cameras, additional security lighting, and trimming and removing bushes away from the community center and parking area – more to come.
Actions you can take:
- See something, say something. Don’t hesitate to use 911, tell the operator the nature of the call and they will simply route you to the non-emergency number if appropriate. You may also call the non-emergency number directly if in doubt: 703-691-2131.
- Consider installing a digital security system and motion-sensor lights, especially if your property backs up to wooded or unpatrolled areas. Today’s digital cameras are relatively inexpensive, reliable, and provide excellent clarity.
- Use timers to light your property when away, and remove/trim back overgrown foliage.
If you are interested in working with the Board to enhance and protect our community, please do not hesitate to contact us at email@example.com.
We wish you the very best and look forward to continuing to work towards the community’s safety and security!
April 13, 2022 Update
The BSCA Annual Meeting is scheduled for May 11th at 7PM in the BSCA Community Room. Use the below links to download the Annual Meeting Mailing Package and the proposed draft 2022 budget.
April 1, 2022 Update
2022 Swim Club Information is available at Burke Station Swim Club Website
January 3, 2022 Update
2021 Burke Station Citizen’s Association (BSCA) Board of Directors Election Results
The BSCA annual association meeting was conducted 19 August, 2021. Besides the normal agenda business that is documented in the meeting minutes, the community elected seven Board members.
The seven Board members are:
- John Ailes (new board member)
- Susan Carter (new board member)
- Jason Heron (new board member)
- Jamie Kaiser (new board member)
- John Medeiros (re-elected)
- Aaron Reddell (re-elected)
- Ryan Walker (re-elected)
There were 67 proxy or in-person ballots submitted, with 410 individual candidate votes cast for the proposed slate with four write-in candidates. Susan Carter was elected as a townhouse representation requirement write-in candidate.
In accordance with the BSCA Bylaws (as amended in 2015) board members are elected to serve 3-year terms and the board is required to select Board officers from the seven new Board members. The Board will meet promptly to select the four officer positions (Pres., V. Pres., Secretary and Treasurer). The Board officer positions serve for a 1-year term and will be announced once the Board has met.
Thank you to all the association members who cast their proxy vote or attended the annual meeting in person – well done!