Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Yard Waste Update

American Disposal Services has notified the Lakeport Cluster Association via the letter embedded below of significant changes to the way that yard waste will be collected as of March 1, 2017. 

American Disposal Services states, "Material placed in plastic bags will be rejected at the local yard waste composting facilities. We’ve been informed that plastic bags of any kind require additional processing and render the finished compost less attractive. Therefore we must modify our current collection policy to avoid additional costs that would be necessary if we accept material in plastic bags."

"We will accept yard waste material in compostable paper yard waste bags or personal containers clearly marked “Yard Debris Material”. These paper yard waste bags can be found at local grocery stores, hardware stores, and through on-line retailers. Beginning March 1, 2017, we will NO longer be accepting yard waste material in PLASTIC bags." 

"Please consider mulching your material whenever it is possible." 

The Lakeport Board appreciates residents' cooperation in following the guidance from American Disposal Services. You may contact the company Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm at (703) 368-0500 if you have any questions.

Friday, November 7, 2014

2014-2015 Board Members

Photo by Phong Nguyen, Lakeport resident
Whether it be from our windows,
from a perch on our community dock,
from the Reston "Red Loop" trail that weaves through our neighborhood,
or from a glimpse as we enter or leave Lakeport,
we are treated, aren't we, to quite a Fall Show.

Welcome to our 2014-2015 Board of Directors:  At our September 28 Annual Meeting, these neighbors were elected to our Board:
  • Paul Thornton
  • Marilyn Bursch
The following neighbors continue on the Board in the 2nd year of their two-year terms:
  • Carol Leos
  • Jonathan Hammer
  • Stuart Allen

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Unknown Car, Holiday Lights Award, Dock Committee & More!

Hello Neighbors!

I hope you all are staying warm and cozy during this spate of unusually cold weather. Lakeport is a community of folks from all over the country--all over the world! And while some of us are fretful and shivering in our snow boots, many are laughing and saying "snow? what snow?!" We may get a few storms yet this year, so if you're a neighbor who likes the frost and flakes, please help a friend who may be daunted by them. Working together, we can keep Lakeport safe, welcoming, and warm.

Unidentified and Unmoved Vehicle
A resident of our cluster has reported an unknown vehicle parked without movement in a common space for some time now. The car is an older model Buick Century, registered in Maryland, and tag number is LBF-251. Can someone please identify this vehicle as their own, or belonging to a friend or neighbor? The vehicle is reported to be sitting in this space since at least January 27, 2014.

While we have many friends and relatives visiting this time of year, Lakeport has only forty-seven (47) common area parking spaces distributed throughout the Cluster to handle overflow, guests, and visitors. We need to work together to make sure that these common parking spaces are utilized equitably. Car storage and car abandonment in cluster common spaces is not neighborly, and not allowed. As noted in the cluster bylaws, a vehicle not moved during a period of fourteen (14) days is considered a stored vehicle and subject to towing. Let's avoid that drastic measure!

Committee Meetings
The Lakeport Dock Committee held a meeting on Saturday, February 1 at the home of Lakeport Board Member, Stu Allen. An analysis, survey, report, and recommendations for reconstruction will be forming over the coming months. If you're interested in being a part of this effort, please email This is a very big job and we appreciate all the help and expertise we can rally!

The Lakeport Welcome Committee came together in late January to assemble welcome baskets for our new neighbors. Thank you to Marcy Foster, Annabelle Hammer, Carol Leos, Joy Myers, and Sharon Corriveau for lending your helping hands and super style! Want to join the Welcome Committee? Well, we'd welcome you! Email

New Management Company
Our new community management company, Millenium Management, has made community contact. A letter of introduction and an auto-draft form for dues payment was sent around at the beginning of February. If you did not receive your form, or have questions about Millenium, please contact and we'll do our best to respond. 
(Note: Millenium Management does spell their name with two L's and one N.)

Share the LOVE! Seeking A Host/Hostess for Cluster Happy Hour
We're looking for a host for our February/March Lakeport Cluster Happy Hour! If you're willing to open your home to your neighbors for a night of camaraderie, please email

Coming Soon to South Lakes--Red's Table!
Our own Chuck Foster tipped us off to this Patch article on the new diggs at the former Lakeside Inn. Thanks, Chuck!

Lights Competition Winners Receive Award!
At our January Lakeport Board meeting, Holiday Lights Competition winners Jaclyn and Devin (1950 Lakeport Way) received their holiday light trophy! Here they are accepting their award! Thanks again Jaclyn and Devin for all your hard work helping to make our Lakeport community shine!

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Christmas Tree Pickup, Holiday Lights, February Happy Hour & More!

Christmas Tree Pickup

American Disposal will be picking up Christmas trees for disposal tomorrow, 1/8 and Thursday, 1/9. Please place your tree at the curb, free of tinsel, lights, and ornaments. If you can't make this week's pickup days, then please wait until next Thursday, 1/16, to put out your tree for collection.

Holiday Lights

Lakeport Cluster had 41 units light up this year--a beautiful testament to our holiday spirit!  Our two anonymous donors gave a total of $25 per lighted home, so Lakeport raised $1,025 for the Fairfax Law Enforcement Foundation! 

Please remember, per our Lakeport bylaws, holiday lights must be taken-down by January 15, 2014. 

Join a Committee

We're still looking for volunteers to join our Lakeport committees! There are spaces available on the Dock Committee, the Tree Committee (tree trimming, etc.), and the Welcome Committee. If you're interested in joining a committee, please email Committee meetings will resume in January/February. There's much to do in our little community--let's work together!

New Management Company

The Lakeport Board has voted on a change of Cluster management. Beginning February 1, 2014, Lakeport's new management company is Milenium Management, Ms. Stirner and her team promise to bring new expertise and care to our community, with a more hands-on approach that will help Lakeport grow even more beautiful. Welcome Carol and Milenium!

February/March Cluster Happy Hour

We're looking for a host for our February/March Lakeport Cluster Happy Hour! If you're willing to open your home to your neighbors for a night of camaraderie, please email

Mystery Book Club

A few of our Lakeport neighbors are interested in forming a Mystery Book Club. If you're interested in joining, please email