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Remind everyone in your household of the importance of practicing everyday preventive actions that can help prevent the spread of respiratory illnesses:
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.
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NEWS BULLETIN
ELECTION UPDATE FROM THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS - May 2020
 
The Special Members Meeting to elect a homeowner Board of Directors will be held virtually on Thursday, June 18, 2020 starting at 6PM.
 
Voting will take place from June 5 to June 15 using e-voting. Each homeowner will be sent an email link to vote electronically. Information on the candidates seeking your vote can be found on the Board of Directors page of this website. 
 
A separate elink will be sent requesting the approval of the first amendment to the NTRA Master Declaration and Covenants. The text of the amendment is now available for your review. 
Upcoming Events
Special Members Meeting - Announce New Board of Directors
Thursday, June 18th, 6:00 PM at Zoom
This Special Members virtual meeting is being held for the purpose of formally accepting the resignation of the current Board of Directors and announcing the first NTRA homeowner-controlled Board of Directors. Election voting is from June 5-15, 2020. 
 
Zoom link will be provided:
From the Chair
Message from the RAB Chair, May 2020
Posted on May 1st, 2020
 
Our world has changed significantly in the past months.... no one knows what our new NORMAL will be in the future. But, we will continue to look forward with optimism.   
 
The NTRA will be following the guidelines set forth by our Governor Northam. This includes:
  • Staying home as much as possible.  Walks, with masks, socializing six feet away from neighbors...whatever you need to do to stay safe and keep your neighbors safe, too.
  • The Board of Directors has asked Town Management to look into alternatives for the election of the new Board of Directors, instead of having a special residential meeting.  It’s not clear when or if residents would feel comfortable assembling in the near future. 
  • All social activities sponsored by the NTRA have either been cancelled or postponed.  You will be informed as soon as we know anything. 
  • The pool opening is on hold.  But, we are proceeding with the startup and pre-opening directions so that the pool will be ready whenever clearance is given for the opening.
The LAC is initiating a test project throughout the community, whereby designated areas will be set aside for dog use.  These spots will be mulched and marked with signs about usage of these areas.  With a growing population of dogs, the committee thought it would be a good alternative having certain areas for dogs instead of neighbors’ lawns.  Hopefully there will be a positive response to these doggie areas.  VA Lawn installed the first two Dog Mulch Beds (DMB) on Casey Boulevard on Saturday, April 25th.  Reminder, there are dog stations available for fecal disposal, located throughout New Town.
 
The beautiful Little Library was built and erected in the park at Elizabeth Davis/Center Street. Unfortunately, due to the coronavirus, there has been a delay in opening it for use.  As with so many things, we can only sit back and wait for the grand opening.
 
Please remember to honor your Mother on her day. (May 10).  She needs a hug especially this year. (We all need a hug.....if we can ever get close again !)
Message from the RAB Chair, April 2020
Posted on Apr 1st, 2020
 
This is probably going to be the saddest letter from the chair...or from any other committee member. We are strong and hopefully everyone survives in our little community. This quote has been on Facebook and I thought you might read it and think about what it says. It applies to both young and old.
 
"I think that when the dust settles, we will realize how very little we need, how much we actually have, and the true value of human connection."
 
Please remember the requests of our governor. This request was also put on the website about social distancing..staying six feet away from people. It’s so difficult because everyone needs a hug once in awhile. We have postponed all NTRA sponsored social activities for the future until cleared.
 
Also postponed will be the transfer from developer to homeowner control and the election of the new BOD. The present BOD has asked that the RAB and all committees continue to function and NOT terminate on April 1, 2020. They all agreed to comply.
 
Please try to be tolerant of our landscapers. They should be complying with requested behavior by healthcare officials. In my personal opinion, landscaping of our property is a non-essential activity. The landscapers will be  providing a weekly schedule of their services which will be posted on the website.
 
Remember to try to STAY SAFE by following guidelines from health officials. One thing I have noticed more people walking than ever before. So enjoy saying hello to new friends. And maybe lose a few pounds! LOL
Message from the RAB Chair, March 2020
Posted on Mar 1st, 2020
From the Desk of Chuck Stetler;
 
Welcome  Spring !  One last snow fall before the daffodils show their blooms and warm weather surfaces.  So much is happening in our community in the next couple months.
 
Probably the most important event is our HOA being turned over to homeowner control on April 2, 2020 at Legacy Hall at 6 p.m.  During  this meeting,  members will elect five new directors to the board.  They will serve a term of approximately seven months until the next NTRA annual meeting in December 2020.
 
Activities this month in our community include:
1. New Town Day at William and Mary Kaplan Arena on March 7th at 1 p.m. in Person room. Many residents have supported the women’s basketball games each week. This is our way to thank the women’s team for a great and exciting season.
2. Another sensational season for the Noon Time Talks continues at Center Street Grill on March 11th at noon.  If you’re interested in space, this talk enitled "NASA’s Search For Life Beyond Earth" is definitely for you.  Reserve your “space” soon!
3. If you haven’t heard about it yet, we’re awaiting a Little Outdoor Library to be placed outside the pool area.  You’ll be able to sit at the pool and read a “new to you” book.
4. We welcome some new people to the New Town Communication family….  Max Pfannebecker as new Crier Editor and Christian Kent on the website team.
5. The finance committee agreed to purchase an  audio/visual system for use at our NTRA meetings and parties throughout the year.
The Transition Committee has been busy reviewing NTRA documentation, including all declarations and financial reports.  The actual transition date is scheduled for April 2, 2020.
 
Our annual home inspection program will begin again for all residents commencing on March 16th.  Please prepare your home exterior for your inspection.  Review your self check list.
 
Looking forward to seeing New Town hibernating residents out on our great trails enjoying spring!
 
Message from the RAB Chair, February 2020
Posted on Feb 1st, 2020
Read the February message from the Chair of the RAB.
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Message from the RAB Chair, December 2019
Posted on Dec 1st, 2019
Read the December message from the Chair of the RAB
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Message from the RAB Chair, Nov 2019
Posted on Nov 1st, 2019
Read the November 2019 message from the Chair of the RAB.
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Message from the RAB Chair, Oct 2019
Posted on Oct 1st, 2019
RAB for October 2019.
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Message from the RAB Chair, September 2019
Posted on Sep 1st, 2019
Read the September 2019 message from the Chair of the RAB.
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Message from the RAB Chair, August 2019
Posted on Aug 1st, 2019
Read the August message from the Chair of the RAB
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Message from the Chair
Posted on Jun 30th, 2019
Read the July message from the Chair of the RAB
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