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Group to Review Reston Association’s Docks, Lakes and Boats Policies

by RestonNow.com March 26, 2018 at 10:15 am 19 Comments

In response to residents’ concerns, Reston Association’s Board of Directors created a working group to review policies that govern how lakes, docks and boats are used.

Over the last several months, several RA members complained that docks were often being used non-RA members and policies were not being adequately followed.

The working group, which will have roughly 15 members, will work through November to present recommendations to the board. Candidates will be interviewed by the Board Operation Committee in May. RA members interested in participating should email [email protected] by April 30.

The group’s objectives are below, via Reston Association:

1. Examine the number and types of boats and docks currently on each of the association’s lakes and ponds.

2. Identify any and all environmental impacts docks and boats have on the association’s lakes and ponds.

3. Hold focus groups and public meetings to obtain input from lakefront property owners as well as other RA members.

4. Review all the current governing documents on lakes, docks and boats.

5. Recommend amendments to the governing documents.

6. Identify the impact of RA rules on lakes, docks, and boats on the lakeside property owners’ use of their properties.

7. Identify enforcement issues, especially from the perspective of lakeside property owners and RA staff.

8. Recommend a plan for possible amendments to the governing documents that best resolve issues in objectives 1-7.

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  • Tom H

    “…several RA members complained that docks were often being used non-RA members…” Just curious, can a home owner allow a guest to use their dock?

    • OneReally

      Bob Simon envisioned guest all of types to dock their boats at RA ponds.

      Sorry couldn’t resist. 🙂

      • 30yearsinreston

        Did St Bob walk on water ?
        Some restonians think he did

        • OneReally

          Yes and all of his followers! Namely The supreme supervisor and Mr small s speaker Kenny P.

          I bet Ken P would like to tax the fish and redistribute the money to Medicare.

    • RA Docking Guide

      Thats a conditional yes, following criteria applies

      . Sunbathing
      . G string bikini
      . Not overweight
      . Female
      . Under 35


  • Donald

    Didn’t all of this come from this board taking an exorbitant amount of time interpreting the existing resolution — stating no boats over 18ft?

    It appears to me, this board hates making tough decisions that might affect their reputation.


    • Why do you bother?

      That would be ALL decisions, then.

      • Donald

        Good point.


    • Greg

      Hardly. The killed Tetra-house day care, fired Fulkerson, got rid of Skinner, cut back or fired Chadwick Washington, and hired in-house counsel (who is being paid far less than Fulkerson).

      • Donald

        Yea, I heard they’re going to get Mexico to pay for the wall too…



    Let Capt Ahab be aware of Capt Ahab.

  • 30yearsinreston

    How about making lakefront property owners pay a surcharge
    I’m tired of paying for increasing someone else property value

    • Donald

      What about those pesky homeowners whose properties back up to golf courses?


      • 30yearsinreston

        Apples and oranges

        • Donald

          We spent a lot of RA dollars defending those properties on Reston National.


    • Reston Realist

      A surcharge for what? The homeowner adjacent to the lake or pond typically takes care of the landscaping within the RA easement. It they didn’t it would be completely overgrown. RA does nothing (or very little) to maintain the shores of the lakes.

      • 30yearsinreston

        What about the Lake House

        • Reston Realist

          you got me there….. The Lake House debacle slipped my mind.

  • Why do you bother?

    Since RN apparently can’t afford an editor, I’m going to volunteer.

    “Over the last several months” – Unless the world has come to an end, that should be PAST several months.

    ” were often being used non-RA members” BY non-RA members.


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