Welcome to the Brookfield Civic Association!
4th Annual Bike & Hike on May 5th, 2013! Attention all Brookfield residents! You are invited to the 4th Annual Bike and Hike on May 5t,h from 1-4pm. Sponsored by the Brookfield Civic Association.
Come out and get to know your neighborhood trails behind the swimming pool. Bring your bike and/or walking shoes and explore Frog Branch Creek. Come out to meet new neighbors and reconnect with your community. Free hotdogs and refreshments! Face painting for the children! Get a free safety check for your bicycle, provided by A-1 Cycling.
Schedule of events:
First guided hike: 1:15pm
First guided bike ride: 1:15pm
Second guided hike: 2:15pm
Second guided bike ride: 2:15pm
To volunteer or for more information, please contact email@example.com
Interested in Joining our Board of Directors? The Brookfield Civic Association will be holding a board of directors meeting in May or June 2013 to elect the 2012-2013 board membership. If you are interested in joining the board, or wish to nominate someone who is, please send your full name, the name of the nominee, and the address, phone number and email address of the prospective board member to firstname.lastname@example.org. To be a board member, you must be a Brookfield homeowner and current resident, over 18 Years old, and current in your $25 annual dues to the civic association.
Join our Mailing List. Of the 970+ homes in Brookfield, we only have 200 on our email list. To add your name to our list - used only for communication about issues relevant to Brookfield and NOT SOLD OR GIVEN to any other parties - please send us an email.
Help Us Help You. Help us represent you with paid membership to BCA. Annual membership is $25/year and is fully tax-deductible. You can write a check to Brookfield Civic Association and get it to our treasurer, Shelley Leeds, or mail it to BCA, P.O. Box 222852,Chantilly, Virginia 20153-2582.
Explosion Update. Shane Ayers from the State Corporation Commission (SCC) addressed members at the general meeting, announcing a settlement between the SCC and Washington Gas Light (WGL). The settlement included:
- A $154,800 payment from WGL to the state
- Promise of additional fine of $219,700 if WGL does not comply with SCC order
- Replacement of all copper service lines in Brookfield by November 30, 2012
- Testing of all the replaced service lines, and notification of results to SCC
- Refresher training of WGL contractors and staff on "identifying and reporting... abnormal operating conditions " by July 30, 2012
- WGL revision of several procedures, including the procedures used for responding to an emergency.
See 5/23/12 SCC news release regarding settlement.
News from our State Delegate.Virginia state delegate Jim LeMunyon was also kind enough to come speak at the meeting on May 24, 2012 to update us on several initiatives including transportation issues.
Brookfield 3rd Annual Bike & Hike a Grand Success
The third annual Brookfield Community Bike & Hike was held on Sunday, April 29, 2012 from 1pm to 4pm, based from the parking lot of the Brookfield Swim Club.
The weather held just fine, and neighbors, friends and family enjoyed biking and hiking along Frog Branch Creek, eating hot dogs and snacks, face painting, hula hoop contests, and more.
Special thanks to our many volunteers, from our organizers, donators, and the police officers who held safety checks and gave away free bike helmets and water bottles. Thanks to hiking and bike trail leaders, BBQ chefs, and more.
Neighborhood Watch Patrol finds and reports burned out street lights
Brookfield Civic Association's all-volunteer neighborhood watch patrol has added a new service for the community: reporting burnt out street lights to the authorities.
As a result, many street lights have alread been replaced, ensuring the safety of our residents.
The neighborhood Watch program can always use more volunteers. For more information, see our Neighborhood Watch page!
Adopt-A-Highway Neighborhood Cleanup Scheduled
The Brookfield Civic Association is coordinating a cleanup of our adopted area, Rt. 50, from Galesbury to Stringfellow. The cleanup session is scheduled for Saturday, June 2, from 9am to noon. We will gather at the Brookfield Wall on the corner of Rt. 50 and Lees Corner at 9am. Margie Wheedleton is coordinating. If you would like to participate, please email Margie.
Orange safety vests and trash bags will be supplied. Bring a pair of gloves and a hat or some sunscreen. Rain date: Saturday, June 9, same time.
Brookfield Civic General Meeting
The next general meeting of the Brookfield Civic Association is at 7:30pm on Thursday, September 20th, 2012 at Brookfield Elementary School.
Guest speakers will be announced.
Join the Fairfax County Police Department Citizen Advisory Committee
Want to be more involved with the Fairfax County Police Department? Want to provide a valuable service to your community, and be more informed about county issues and laws at the same time?
Consider joining your local FCPD Citizen Advisory Committees (CAC). For more information, see the CAC website at http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/police/jobs/citizenadvisorycommittee.htm. The CAC meets for our district, the Sully Police District, on the third Tuesday of every month. For more information, you can contact Captain Purvis Dawson at 703-814-7000.
Thanks to our newest advertisers
BCA welcomes Green Star Insulation of Virginia, LLC and Freedom Montessori School, our newest advertisers. We appreciate their financial support of our not-for-profit civic association, and encourage you to consider their products and services.
Nondisclosure: These companies are paid advertisers.
Regulators and elected officials investigating Washington Gas
Dissatisfaction with Washington Gas' response to the house explosion on Lees Corner Road last December has led the Brookfield Civic Association board to ask questions of our local leaders for assistance in obtaining a clear understanding of the cause of the explosion. Negligence is suspected and has not yet been ruled out.
Speculation in the media - in this case, from American Broadcasting Company (ABC)'s local TV station WJLA 7 - has prompted additional investigations.
Check out this October 7, 2011 ABC News story by Ben Eisler, Are our gas pipelines safe?, about Washington Gas safety, and featuring our neighbor, Mr. Nguyen.
Also see this October 21, 2011 news story by Ben Eisler, entitled "ABC 7 story sparks investigations into pipeline safety".
Construction in Brookfield
See some recent photos of construction and reconstruction in our neighborhood.
Brookfield Redistricted; Now Represented by State Senator Mark Herring
In our Civic Association general meeting on September 22, our new Virginia state senator, Mark Herring, served as guest speaker. Senator Herring is an attorney practicing in Leesburg. He has been representing Virginia's 33rd district for about 5 years. Brookfield, Precinct 902, has recently been gerrymandered into District 33. Our thanks to him for talking at our meeting, and for working with our community to address our concerns.
Flagpole Erected at Brookfield Wall
The weekend of February 19th , 2011, BCA board members completed the installation of a flagpole at the entrance to the Brookfield neighborhood at Lees Corner Road and Route 50. Thanks for all who contributed their time, money and effort.
See pictures on our Wall page!
First Annual Neighborhood Watch Meeting Has Good Response
Thanks to all who came to the first annual BCA Neighborhood Watch meeting, held at Brookfield Elementary at 6:30 pm on February 17th. Discussions included program successes, a photo tour of reported violations that have subsequently been addressed, and discussions regarding the philosophy and goals of the program.
Any resident can volunteer, after a two-hour training session provided free at the police station on a regular basis. Contact us for more information or to participate, or see our Neighborhood Watch page for more info.
VDOT Travel Center for Reporting Road Problems
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) now has a web site and an 800 number where you can report road problems, unsafe conditions, work requests for state-maintained roads such as all of those in our neighborhood, and more.
Call the VDOT Customer Service Center at 800-FOR-ROAD (800-367-7623) or fill out a quick form on VDOT's Travel Center web site.
Guest Speakers Sought
If you would like to be a guest speaker at one of our general meetings, we would be happy to hear from you to consider what you have to offer. Speaking engagements are voluntary, and you reach a community of over 900 homes in the Chantilly area. For more information, email us at email@example.com.
Annual Elections Results
Annual elections were held at our last general meeting. The board was retained in total, as-is.
County Resources of Interest
Fairfax County has a wealth of information on their Web site that can help residents, including a Neighborhood Concerns and County Services brochure in five languages, and links for you to contact the appropriate Government agency if you have problems in any of the following areas:
- Property Maintenence
- Noise and Glare
- Home Businesses
- Illegal Signs
See our Resources page for info and links!
Sponsors and Advertisers
Brookfield Civic Association is sponsored by contributing local businesses, and also offers advertising on our Web site. Please patronize the businesses of our sponsors and advertisers! View sponsors and advertisers.
Interested in advertising to the local community? For a nominal fee, we will share a web link or your business information here. Advertising periods are for 6 months or 1 year. Please contact us for details.
Neighborhood Rep Volunteers Needed
Positions are still available for neighborhood reps. For more information about what role neighborhood representatives play, click here. To express interest, sign up, or for more information, please contact Steve Russick.
Thanks for helping to build a better neighborhood!