Announcements

Trick or Treat celebrations postponed to Friday!

Due to expected poor weather conditions, the Raven Pointe community has decided to postpone trick or treating to Friday, November 1st.

Please keep in mind that not all homeowners (or their kids!) may have received this notice, and there are often kids that come to Raven Pointe from other areas. We recommend that homeowners be prepared to receive any trick or treaters that may come around (braving the wind and rain) on the 31st!

October 30th , 2019

Raven Pointe HOA Annual Meeting!

The next annual meeting for the Raven Pointe Homeowners Association is scheduled for Tuesday, October 1st, at 7:00 PM at the Millwood Station Fire Hall. Please refer to our recent newsletter for additional information. Also note that Hors d’oeuvres will be served this year!

If you cannot attend, you can download a proxy statement in our documents area and have a neighbor bring it to the meeting or mail it to the Board at PO Box 1701; Winchester, VA 22604 to ensure your votes are counted.

We hope to see you there, and welcome any questions or concerns you may have about our HOA or community.

 

Sept 18th , 2019

Stopping for School Buses

The Board received the following message from a concerned parent in the neighborhood and is passing along this information so all our residents are aware of their responsibilities when school buses are loading and unloading children in Virginia.

 " For the last two days cars of residents that live in our neighborhood have not stopped at the bus stop at Cahille and Doolin. They are required to as the bus is stopped on the corner and kids could be crossing Cahille or Doolin."

Please see the following Frederick County traffic regulations regarding stopping for school buses when picking up / dropping off children:

https://vacode.org/2016/46.2/III/8/7/46.2-859/

 

Sept 16th , 2019

 

Coyotes in the area

The Board is aware that there are coyotes living near Raven Pointe.  Some residents of Summerfield Drive have observed them on the farm behind their homes.  The following information is from the Virginia Department of Game & Inland Fisheries.  We have also attached a PDF from the DGIF that goes in to greater details of their habits and the benefits of having them in our community.  There is also a number for the Virginia Wildlife Conflict Helpline to use in the rare case of an aggressive coyote.  Please review the brochure if knowing the coyotes are there is a concern for you.

https://www.dgif.virginia.gov/wildlife/nuisance/coyotes/

This species is primarily nocturnal, meaning they come out mostly at night; however just seeing them during the day is not a sign of rabies. They are commonly seen during the day in urban and suburban areas and are usually attracted there by a food source or an easily accessed area to make a den such as under porches/decks, crawl spaces or out-buildings. The best way to prevent them from becoming a problem is to not give them a reason to come.

  • If you are feeding wildlife, stop. This will cause them to lose their natural fear of humans.
  • Keep trash inside until the morning of trash pick-up or place trash in an animal proof container, such as a metal trashcan with latches on the lids.
  • Do not leave pet food outside; keep pet feeding areas clean.
  • Remove bird feeders when problem species have been seen around them.
  • Close up all openings under and into your buildings. Animals look for places to den and raise their young – don’t give them that opportunity.
  • Clear fallen fruit from around trees.
  • Keep brushy areas in your yard cut down to prevent cover for coyotes.
  • Keep small pets inside and on a leash when outside; they may be viewed by a coyote as prey. Larger dogs are viewed as a threat particularly from January to June while mating and birthing pups.
  • Pass along this information to your neighbors. If anyone in the neighborhood is feeding wildlife directly, or indirectly, it can cause trouble for everybody.
  • Install coyote proof fencing to protect unsupervised pets.
  • Contact your local health department if animal exhibits signs of rabies such as stumbling, foaming at the mouth or aggression.
  • There is no state bounty for coyotes; contact your county administrator’s office to see if there is a local bounty.

For more information about resolving human-coyote conflicts, please see Living with Coyotes Near Your Home in Virginia

 

August 29th , 2019