For What It’s Worth

Wordsworth February 2020 E Newsletter
First, I need to get a couple of notices out from the City incase you haven’t seen them:
Detour Scheduled for Pleasant Ridge Road in Virginia Beach Beginning Monday
Virginia Beach Public Works has announced that due to scheduled roadside ditch maintenance work,
daily detours have been scheduled for a portion of Pleasant Ridge Road beginning Monday, February 3, 2020.  
The work will take place between Princess Anne Road and Dawley Road, and the daytime detours will be on weekdays
only between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m.
The work is expected to be completed by February 28th – weather permitting. 
For further information, contact Frank Janes with Public Works at (757) 385-4834, or at
The above will involve Princess Anne Road and Gum Bridge Road also, but closer to home is this notice:
VB Public Works Announces Drainage and Roadway Improvements Begin on Sandbridge Road; Detour Will Be in Place
Virginia Beach Public Works has announced that the first phase of the Ashville Park Drainage and Roadway Improvements began this week.  The work is being done at the intersection of Sandbridge Road and New Bridge Road and is part of a three-phase project (CIP 7-047).
The work requires a detour for New Bridge Road that will begin Sunday, February 10, 2020, and will continue in place until Monday, March 9, 2020.  Crews will be working Monday – Saturday, from 7:30 a.m. until 4 p.m.  Residents on New Bridge Road or drivers who use New Bridge as a connection between Indian River Road and Sandbridge road will be most affected. 
Sandbridge Road will remain open but will occasionally have flagging operations in place - Monday through Saturday 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. – when there is a need to reduce two lanes to one lane. 
All work is weather permitting.
The contractor for the job is Conquest USA.  For additional information, please contact Adam Shepherd, project manager with Conquest USA at (757) 214-9334.
Now you are up to date on City notices.
The next Wordsworth Board of Directors meeting is March 11th, 2020 at 6PM.
I have no reports from the Board for this month.
From Management:
The action list for the Board (those issues that need to be addressed):
1.     Landscaping has completed pruning street trees, crepe myrtle stumps removal and cut back limbs on the wood line.
2.     Requested proposals for painting and cleaning the 2020 10 building maintenance needs to be addressed at the March Board meeting.
3.     Still pending the repair of the sinkhole at building 4000
4.     Still pending the junction box maintenance work order given to Dominion Power
5.     Still pending requested proposal from Miller Dodson for updated reserve study.
6.     Requested Princess Anne paving to inspect roadways for cracks (as needed) to be sealed.
February Maintenance schedule:
Inspect Buildings for Dead Shrubs
Work with auditor
Twice Monthly Lawn Service
Discuss hard pruning of shrubs if necessary
Distribute E-Newsletter
Begin Directory Update Process
Building Light Inspection
Application 1-Turf Treatment
Dormant Oil Shrub Application (as needed)
Crepe Myrtle Pruning
Bi-Weekly Landscape Service.
Hard Pruning if Necessary, of Shrubs
As Needed Trash and Debris Removal (except landscape debris caused by storms)
Weed Control
Leaf Collection as Needed
Building Shrub Replacement (Inspect)
Knockout Rose Pruning
Termite Inspection Treatment (if needed)
2020 Preventative Maintenance Plan Buildings:  3000-3900
·        Painting – Entry doors, columns and shutters
·        Clean Siding
·        Roof Inspection:  Ridge vent, vent stacks and cupola’s
·        Shutter Inspection
·        Brick Inspection:  cracks, missing mortar, etc.
·        Inspect caulking around windows and other sealants
·        Siding Inspection:  cracks, missing siding, landscape damage, etc.
·        Dryer Vent (Inform homeowners to inspect dryer vents & clean)
·        Attic Inspection
There still seems to be confusion as to the separation from Village Hall business and Wordsworth. Having the president and vice president from both Boards leading West Neck and Wordsworth sends a message they are the same and we are not.  West Neck HOA fees are for maintaining the Village Hall (excluding the pool which pays for itself with seasonal dues of $300 a family).  The landscaping at the entrance and along the City streets are maintained to keep West Neck looking beautiful.  The Browningstone condos are private and they have their own Board of Directors to run the Association.  Wordsworth is also a private community with a Board of Directors that maintain all the common areas, exterior of the buildings, private streets and landscaping.  That is why our Condo Association fees are higher than West Neck.  The homes in West Neck are responsible for their property and home, while we are responsible only for the interior of our units.  Windows and doors (that includes your garage door) fall under owner responsibility including the elevator if you have one.  That’s why we have Rules, so the neighborhood remains a place you want to call home, where neighbors respect neighbors and we look out for each other.
Both West Neck and Wordsworth use Constant Contact to get their news out to the community using their service allows both West Neck and me to send out in bulk the updates, newsletters and their E News on Tuesday but we are a separate service E News paid for by West Neck while Wordsworth pays for ours.
West Neck:
The next West Neck Board of Directors meeting will be March 18th, 2020 at 6PM in the Village Hall.
There are reports from the Ad Hoc committee for the Golf course on the Wes Neck website that are very informative and will answer some of the questions that you have.
Wordsworth Website: . 
Check out the event calendars on West Neck and Wordsworth websites, the events listed on the Wordsworth calendar are open to everyone in Wordsworth.  There is a maintenance listing of vendors, under the maintenance page, that have been recommended by the residents. Remember to check to make sure any contractors or handymen you hire have the proper permits to do the work, if necessary.  On the documents page you will find the updated master insurance policy that your mortgage company will request from you.  Units for sale will show you condos currently for sale in the neighborhood.  If you want a screened porch installed on your patio or balcony, the form you will need to submit to ARC can be found under documents also.  We try to keep the website up to date for you to be able to find the necessary documents or information about Wordsworth.  The resident directory is updated periodically.
Wordsworth Activities:
The Worthy Ladies have a luncheon on the last Thursday of the month and have been at the National Golf Course since Signature has been closed.  The time is the same 11:30AM, you order from their menu.  It is a great time to meet some of your neighbors and exchange places and things to try outside the neighborhood.  If you want to be reminded or need a ride, just let Marguerite know your email address, so she can notify you or contact Marguerite at 426-3034.
There are various bunko groups that play in the neighborhood and they can always use new people to sub. No experience necessary you can learn in one evening with no problem and the groups have a lot of fun. The dates those bunko groups play is on the calendar on the website.  There are four bunko groups, 1st Monday, 2nd Thursday, 3rd Tuesday.  All are evening games are played in the host’s home in Wordsworth.  I know we have new residents that would like to participate so just contact Marci Rush (1st Monday) Marguerite Sell  (2nd Thursday) or Marianne Galella (3rd Tuesday) for more info. 
Couples bunko has been changed to Couples Game night on the 4th Friday of the month.  We go to dinner and come back to the hosts home for dessert and games.  The host choses the place we have dinner and the games to be played that night, can be anything from cards, Mexican Train or even monopoly.  If you would like to be on the reminder list just let me know,
The neighborhood also has a book club that meets in the AM on the 2nd Tuesday of the month.   Because of the growing size of the group, the group meets at the Village Hall in card room #1 at 10AM. The hostess for that month selects the book to be read and leads the discussion. The book list is on the Wordsworth website under the Book Club page. The next Book Club meeting is February 11th, the hostess is Donna McMurry and the selection for February is “The Ren Collector” by Cameron Wright.  Rosemary Bednarczyk 301-8997 & Susan Bryant 453-6982 co-chair the AM book club so if you are wanting to be part of a book club just contact either one.
There is a Canasta group that meets on the 2nd Monday (February 10th) in the card room at the Village Hall at 1 PM.  If you are interested in playing with the group, contact Marianne Galella or 301-7426 and she will put you on the reminder list.
Marguerite Sell has asked me to put out a request for volunteers who would like to be part of the Sunshine committee.  Greeting new residents in an assigned part of the neighborhood is the main responsibility but Marguerite will tell you all you need to know.  Getting to know your neighborhood is fun and rewarding. Contact Marguerite at 426-3034 or
If you have a group from Wordsworth and would like me to put it in the newsletter let me know and I will add it.
For Your Information:
The owners wanted me to continue this message:
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Wordsworth Volunteers You Are the Greatest!!! Thank you!!!! 
  “Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.” Henry Ford
See you around the neighborhood,

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