Upcoming Events

Cippola Rossa Food Truck (Pizza)
Thursday, February 25th, 4 - 8 pm at Riverside open lot, 3115 Battersea Lane
Cippola Rossa             https://cipollarossa.square.site
Swizzler Hotdogs Food Truck
Saturday, March 6th, 4 - 8 pm at Riverside open lot, 3115 Battersea Lane
Swizzler Hotdog         https://swizzlergourmetdogs.square.site/


Thursday, February 25, 2021
4pm to 8pm
Cippola Rossa             https://cipollarossa.square.site
SWIZZLER Hotdogs Food Truck
Saturday, March 6, 2021
4pm to 8pm
Fords Fish Shack Food Truck (Seafood + non-seafood)
Tuesday, March 9, 2021
4pm to 8pm
Fords Fish Shack            https://togoorder.com/web/4569#/o/2/f/1/menus

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RECA Monthly Meeting Minutes
Posted on Feb 17th, 2021
RECA Monthly Meeting January 18, 2021 
Members Present: Bob Reynolds, Steve Kuhn, Dale Moore, Scott McClure, Dean Sherick, Tony Cochran, Kyndell Hatjis, Judy Joyce, Lisa Dutzman, Mike Cilladi, Lindsay Cochran, Fred Berry, Judith McNelis, Brandi Pensoneau 
Old Business: A quorum was not present for the last meeting, so the meeting did not occur.   
Treasurer's Report:  
Transition to the new treasurer is currently underway.  A full report will be given at the February 15, 2021, meeting.  
Additionally, Lindsay Cochran reached out to several landscaping companies for bids and the only company to give her one was 20K a year. It was unanimously voted on to continue with the current company at around $4,700 per year. Emphasis was put on the need for RECA to maintain the areas due to lack of consistency and response from VDOT.  
Community Activities:  
We’ve had one to two food trucks per week and have had a great response to the food trucks visiting the neighborhood. There are requests for food trucks at different times, specifically some breakfast food trucks on a Saturday. 
RECA Landscaping Service Explained
Posted on Jan 20th, 2021
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

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