12/10/21 – Blue Santa Ride and Donation Collection

*******BLUE SANTA*****

December 10th beginning promptly at 5:30pm, Santa and his elves will make the ride throughout the Harbour adhering to the VDH current social distanced guidelines. Elves will be collecting donations to support victims of domestic violence in our area as we drive through. See list below of needed items that can be left at the end of your driveway spaces.
(Route to be posted by volunteers on the night of the 10th)
Our friends at Empowerhouse are requesting the following:
Pre-packaged, non-perishable food items (w/ valid expiration dates)
New packages: Diapers all sizes/Pull-Ups all sizes/Baby Wipes
New packages: Socks – All sizes and genders
Gift cards (Wal Mart, grocery stores, etc)
Toilet paper
Paper towels
Please drop off any early donations at the Aquia Rescue Squad.
**Due to the pandemic, they are unable to accept items such as clothing/bed linens/suitcases/purses/strollers/etc.**
Special thanks to our partners: Aquia Harbour Host Lions Club, Aquia Harbour VRS, SCFR, Stafford County Sheriff’s Office, and Gary for the Fire Sleigh for Santa!

Times on this route are approximate:

Not on the Santa Route tonight? Good places to spot him are:
The Marina or Harbour Inn
Business Office / Tree Lighting
Briar patch Parking Lot
Aquia Park
Friendship Park

Section I 5:30 – 6:15
Right on 1000 blk Aquia Drive
Left on Santa Maria Drive
Left on Pinta Cove
Left on Columbus Dr
Right on Aquia Dr
Right on Richmond
Immediate Right on Spain (5:40)
Right on Harbour
CROSS OVER COLUMBUS then Right on Columbus at second stop sign
Right on Portugal
Right on Aquia toward Stables
Right on Stable Cove – turn around in Cove (5:50)
Left on Aquia
Left on Isabella
Hard Right on Plymouth
Left on Aquia
Left on Columbus
Right on Spain
Right on Harbour
Right on Washington
Right on England
Left on Columbus
Left on Aquia
Right on Washington – Circle Marina (6:00)
Left on Aquia at 4-way stop
Right on Blackbeard
Left on Washington
Swing around Tree at Business office
Head back down Washington
Left on Blackbeard
Left on Aquia
Left on John Paul Jones
Right on Washington
Right on Richmond
Right on Cape Cod
Go straight across JPJ to the other side of Cape Cod
Left on Aquia
Left on Atlantic – Go straight across Richmond to Atlantic
Left on Aquia and cross bridge (6:30)
Section II 6:30 – 7:45
Right on Delaware – turn around at fishing hole or Cove
Right on Aquia
Hard Right on Aquia at Harpoon
Left on Schooner
Left on Aquia – continue straight on Farragut
Right on Buoy (6:45)
Right on Midshipman – continue on Midshipman Circle
Right on Midshipman
Left on Farragut
Right on Merrimac
Right on Monitor
Left on Farragut (7:00) then bear right to STAY on Farragut
Left on Harpoon
Right on Victoria
Right on Harpoon
Left on Admiral 2nd Admiral
Right on Harpoon
Right on Stateroom
Left on Farragut (7:15)
Right on Harpoon
Right on Coast Guard
Left on Wave
Left on Wave
Right on Harpoon (7:30)
Right on Aquia
Left on Forsail – turn in Cove
Right on Aquia to Section III
Section III 7:45 – 8:45
Right on Voyage Drive (7:45)
Right on Aquia – Hard Right on Aquia
Left on Constitution (7:55)
Right on Titanic
Right on Clippership Dr
Left on Aquia (8:10)
Straight onto Lusitania
Right on Titanic
Turn around at end of Titanic
Left on Mediterranean (Arrived 8:30)
Left on Aquia
Left on 2nd Cruiser
Right on Aquia (Arrived 8:40)
Right on Lusitania
Left on Titanic (Arrived Aquia from Titanic 8:45)
Stay on Aquia back to station to 4way stop at tennis courts
Right on Washington Drive
Right on Richmond
Left on 1100 blk of Aquia
Right on Washington
Back to Town center

11/29/21 – Yard Waste Collection

Message from GFL (County Waste) – Yard waste containers on Richmond Drive, Cape Cod Drive, John Paul Jones Drive and Blackbeard Drive were not serviced today and will be picked up first thing tomorrow morning. All debris beside the carts was picked up today.

Architectural Control Committee Schedule Change

Effective immediately, every year going forward, the Architectural Control Committee will only meet on the first and third Wednesday during the months of November, December and January.

11/23/21 – Board Statement

The Board is unable to make any more comments concerning the termination of Nate Thompson pending the outcome of an ongoing investigation.

11/22/21 – Yard Waste Collection

Due to maintenance issues yesterday, yard waste collection for the following roads has been rescheduled to today: Monitor Drive, Stern Cove, Merrimac Drive, Farragut Drive, Midshipman Drive, Stateroom Drive, Harpoon Drive, Schooner Drive, some of Aquia Drive, Atlantic Drive, Richmond Drive, Blackbeard Drive and John Paul Jones Drive.

11/17/21 Director’s Statement

Dear Neighbors,

My name is Chip Collins and I am currently serving on the Board of Directors. I have served with Shawn Desmond for seven years and he was an extremely dedicated director who did a tremendous amount for this community including but not limited to getting us a quarter of a million dollars from the state for dredging assistance to personally doing all the work for a grant application to get us twenty-five thousand dollars for the fuel tank down at the Marina. I have lived here for over thirty years and am disgusted that we lost such a valuable member of the board to a small number of bullies. Bullying is a problem in this country and I am hoping that none of these bullies have children because that is how that behavior is learned.

I am embarrassed by the behavior of a small minority of the community. At the meeting last Wednesday, the board was actually sworn at by a ten year old right in front of his father and his father did nothing. I am actually hearing about this circus in Fairfax where I work. The decision is made and will not change. My simple request is that you stop this behavior and let the community move on. Thank you.

Shawn, I will miss you on the board. I personally know how hard you worked and your dedication will be missed. I personally hope that you will either reconsider your decision, or return to the board at such time that your schedule allows.

Chip Collins

11/15/21 – Yard Waste Collection – 2nd Section

Notice from GFL (County Waste) – Harpoon Drive and some of the surrounding streets that are directly off Harpoon Drive could not be serviced today. To prevent the driver from being in Aquia Harbour late into the night, the driver was asked to return for the day and resume picking up the remaining stops tomorrow morning.

Desmond Resignation from the Board

‘In light of the residents demand for the BOD to resign and to hopefully allow equilibrium to return’ Shawn Desmond has resigned from the AHPOA Board of Directors effective November 12, 2021. We thank him for his many years of service to the community as a member of the AHPOA Board.