Open Space Committee

 Mission

According to our charter, "The responsibility of the Open Space Committee is to advise and assist the Board of Trustees by making recommendations for enhancements to the existing common area and to propose solutions to open space and environmental problems and issues identified by staff, homeowners, residents, Board of Trustees or other committees. It is the duty of this committee to encourage and establish programs for volunteer activities, which would provide enjoyment and education to residents and other civic organizations to improve the quality of the Ashburn Farm common areas."

Download the OSC Charter

Download the OSC Guidelines

 Special Projects


Water Quality Class
Learn how to be a clean water hero in your house, in your yard, and in your community! Saturday, June 11th from 1:30 - 2:30PM. Click here for all the details..


Beautification Day
Every year in April, in celebration of Earth Day, we get together to spruce up our community of Ashburn Farm. We pick up litter and debris, make new friends, work on small landscaping projects and get to know our community a little better. Join us Saturday April 23, 2016 for a rewarding and fun neighborhood tradition!  Registration is from 8:30am to 10:00am.  (Download a copy of the flyer here).

 

The Ashburn Farm Monarch Waystation at Hay Road
Established in May 2014 to raise awareness about the population decline of the Monarch Butterfly and other pollinators. Learn more about our Monarch Waystation.

 Common Ground Classes 2015

For more information about Common Ground Classes, please click here



 

 Join The Committee

Who can be part of the Open Space Committee?
Anyone who lives in Ashburn Farm and has the time and desire to beautify our community can get involved! We meet the 4th Tuesday of every month at the Windmill Center, please join us for committee meetings. If you don't have the time available right now to join the committee, we'd still love to hear from you! Send us your ideas in an email to openspace@afhoa.net.

Or, sign up to be on our Friends of the Open Space Committee list. We’ll contact you whenever we have a project we need a little help with. Send your contact information or your ideas to openspace@afhoa.net.

 Members of the Committee
 

Caroline Kuhfahl - OSC Acting Chairman

Lola Albright - OSC Secretary

Valerie Sheckler - OSC Member

Steve Lubore - OSC Member

Lisa Winter - OSC Member

Mike Kimmel - BOT Liaison

 Responsibilities of the Open Space Committee

The role of this committee is advisory in nature. The Committee has the power to advise and make recommendations to the Board of Trustees (BOT) of Ashburn Farm. The Committee will work in conjunction with the Architectural Review Board (ARB) on matters regarding architectural enhancements and improvements to the Ashburn Farm common areas, as well as any other impacted committees, such as the Budget and Finance. This Committee does not have the authority to make decisions, enter into, or approve any contracts on behalf of the Ashburn Farm Association. The Committee shall focus on the requirements, desires, and environmental concerns of the community including any restrictions of the governing documents.

The Committee will present the BOT with a list of potential projects for the upcoming year within the constraints of the Annual Budget, Capital Improvement Fund, and the Reserve Replacement Fund. The Open Space Committee shall work with the Budget & Finance committee to secure funding for common areas approved by the Board of Trustees, and work with Association Staff regarding implementation, management and maintenance of such projects.

The Open Space Committee will assure that all projects fall within the County requirements as well as Ashburn Farm’s Covenants and Restrictions, ARB guidelines, and any resolutions passed by the Board of Trustees. The Open Space Committee can make recommendations to the ARB for any existing ARB guidelines that should be updated, changed or eliminated as needed to improve conditions in common areas.

 Committee Meeting Minutes