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SWIZZLER GOURMET Food Truck
Saturday, January 23rd, 4-8 p.m. at Riverside open lot, 3115 Battersea Lane
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Friday, February 12th, 4 pm- 8pm at Battersea empty lot
Another amazing food truck!

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SWIZZLER GOURMET Food Truck
Saturday, January 23, 2021
4pm to 8pm
RECA Monthly Meeting
Monday, February 15, 2021
7:30pm to 8:30pm
Meeting Location:  View the RECA WebEx Link on the Calendar tab at the top of this page.
Hangry Panda Food Truck
Friday, February 19, 2021
4pm to 8pm
Another amazing food truck!

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RECA Landscaping Service Explained
Posted on Jan 20th, 2021
Neighbors,
 
At the last Board Meeting on Jan. 18, 2021, it was brought to the board's attention via our Treasurer that several neighbors have questioned why RECA pays for landscaping for the median strip along Mt. Vernon Hwy.  The land belongs to the state and The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is technically in charge of its maintenance.  
 
Approximately 20 years ago RECA entered into what has become a yearly contract for maintenance of the median strip and the vacant lot on Battersea Ln. with Town and Country Landscaping.   We pay for ten months (January and February are exempt) of lawn mowing, branch and leaf pick up.  This year they raised their price $200.00 to $4,700.00 for the ten-month 2021 contract to which the board unanimously agreed.  Our Treasurer did her due diligence and solicited prices from other local landscaping companies to perform the same services for a ten-month year and did not find any estimates less than $20,000.00.
 
So why do we contract services to a company when VDOT can perform them at no cost to the neighborhood?  VDOT, at best, is unreliable, and at worst, unresponsive.  We would be required to call VDOT every month with follow-up calls if they were relied upon to mow the lawn on the RECA neighborhood front median strip.
 
The RECA Board decided long ago that our neighborhood entrances and the median strip are too important to leave to chance, they give everyone who enters a lasting impression of our neighborhood whether they are visiting or looking to buy a home.  We are very fortunate to have found a local company that is willing to help us put our best foot forward at a more than reasonable price.  If anyone has any other questions regarding this arrangement feel free to contact me.
 
Steve Kuhn
President, RECA
president@reca-inc.com

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