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Bulk Trash on April 13-14
Posted on Apr 11th, 2024
Capitol Services will park trucks in the front and back parking lots from 7am on Sat, 4/13 to 3pm on Sun, 4/14. The trucks may be removed periodically when they are full but will return after the trucks are emptied. Do not dispose of hazardous materials in these trucks. For hazardous materials, refer to the Arlington County information below.
Parking Permits
Posted on Apr 11th, 2024
To receive new passes, owners must have current vehicle registrations uploaded to their windgate2.com account and have no outstanding violations or balances. Click here for upload instructions. Please review your account and uploaded any new registrations by 4/19 to prevent a delay in receiving your passes.
Turn on Hose Bibs
Posted on Apr 11th, 2024
Please turn on your hose bibs. If you notice your exterior hose bib is leaking when it's turned off, please place a work order on the NRP portal.
Tennis Court Keys
Posted on Mar 18th, 2024
If you are planning to move out of Windgate and have a tennis court key, please remember to return the key to NRP so you can get your deposit back. 
Removing Seasonal Lights
Posted on Mar 4th, 2024
Volunteers are needed to help remove the light strands from the Windgate II lampposts this weekend (3/9-3/10) as DST begins. Please pick a post (or two!), wrap the two strands of lights neatly, and return them to the bins outside the pool house office. Thank you for your assistance!
Announcing New Board Member
Posted on Feb 15th, 2024
With the resignation of a Director last week, the remaining Board members - in accordance with the Bylaws - had the duty to promptly appoint a new Director for remainder of the term ending October 2024. At the monthly meeting on 2/14, the Board solicited interest from owners and is pleased to announce the appointment of Clair Sassin to this position. Clair is a long-time Windgate II owner who previously served on the Board and the Pool Task Force. The Board will discuss officer positions at the March Board meeting. 
Window Well Replacements
Posted on Feb 5th, 2024
Hemax is working on the next round of window well replacements. Front and/or side windows will be replaced on buildings: 2508, 2510, 2512, 2510, 2512, 2514, 2516, and 2564. Note that these window wells are being replaced ahead of proposed landscaping rejuvenation projects in these areas. View tentative schedule below (weather permitting).
Front Porch Clean-Up
Posted on Dec 14th, 2023
Please remember to remove any empty flower pots or ones with dead plants from front steps. 
Annual Meeting Results
Posted on Oct 28th, 2023
New board officers and board members were elected at the annual meeting. The new board and officers are:
 
   President - Jennifer Commander
   Vice President - Patrick Harding
   Secretary - Valerie Wilkinson
   Treasurer - Mikhail Arthur
   Member At Large - Veronika Folz.
 
Welcome to the board and thank you for serving! And thanks to everyone who voted and joined us on Zoom. 
Update (Oct 27)
Posted on Oct 28th, 2023
New Board
Thanks to everyone who participated in the voting for the annual meeting and all those who joined us on zoom. New board officers and board members were elected at the meeting. The new board and officers are:
   President - Jennifer Commander
   Vice President - Patrick Harding
   Secretary - Valerie Wilkinson
   Treasurer - Mikhail Arthur
   Member At Large - Veronika Folz.
 
Welcome to the board and thank you for serving!
 
Landscaping
Landscape rejuvenation is expected to begin Nov 2 (weather permitting) in the following areas: 2538, 2540, 2542, 2558, 2560, 2562 and 2566.
 
Lights
The lights on the hill at the back of the community are out. The issue is a faulty wire at the beginning of the circuit, which feeds all lights on the hill. It will take 2-3 weeks to fix the wire. In the meantime, a temporary solution has been identified, which has the lights back on, except for 3 lamp posts that need additional repairs. The temporary solution involves an above ground PVC pipe to house a temporary wire. There will be cones bringing your attention to the above ground pipe, but please use caution in the area leading up the stairs from the parking lot beside 2548 and 2550. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience while we work towards a permanent repair.
Update (Oct 20)
Posted on Oct 22nd, 2023
Board Election & Annual Meeting
The Annual Meeting is Monday, 10/23, at 7pm over Zoom at the link below. If you have not voted in the election for Board members yet, please submit your ballot through the link you received by email. Voting closes at 5 pm on Monday before the meeting starts. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82935438480?pwd=cmxKbnFaekFROVZjdy9nRmw1WS9kZz09  
 
Landscaping Work
Potomac Springs plans to start landscape enhancement work around the community next Wednesday or Thursday. They will be working on the mulch beds in front of a number of units, as well as planting trees in some common areas.  Please be cautious around areas where they are actively working.
 
Holiday Decorations
Windgate II policies prohibit large decorations placed in the common areas, such as inflatables on the grass areas in front of units. These can interfere with maintenance work on the property and cause other issues. Door decorations and smaller items on the limited common elements are generally fine. Also remember that nothing may be attached to the brick facade.
 
Chimney Inspections and Waivers
NRP is still missing chimney inspections or non-use waivers from about one-third of units. The deadline is October 31, 2023. Owners who do not comply may be sent violations and called to hearings. Please submit proof of passing inspection or a non-use waiver through the NRP portal or by emailing it to communications@nrpartnersllc.com if you have not done so yet.
Update (Oct 13)
Posted on Oct 14th, 2023

Board Election & Annual Meeting
Voting is open for the annual election of Board members and we need owner participation to reach quorum for the meeting. All owners should have received an email with a link to the online ballot. You must vote before 5pm on 10/23. The Annual Meeting is on Monday, 10/23 at 7pm over Zoom:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82935438480?pwd=cm xKbnFaekFROVZjdy9nRm w1WS9kZz09
 
Bulk Trash Trucks
Capitol Services will leave trucks onsite near units 2506 and 2546 this weekend, 10/14-10/15 for large item disposal. No hazardous materials may be put in these trucks. Arlington County is holding their biannual E-CARE event for hazardous materials and electronics disposal on Saturday, 11/4 at nearby Wakefield High School.
 
Part-Time Onsite Manager
We now have a part-time onsite manager through NRP who will be on the property on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Tyler will work out of the office at the pool house. Owners should continue to submit work orders and inquiries through the portal or email for record-keeping purposes.
 
Tennis Court Repairs
Bishop’s is scheduled to repair cracks on the tennis courts next Tuesday through Thursday, 10/17-10/19. The tennis courts will be closed during the repairs and signs will be posted.
 
Holiday Decorations
Windgate II policies prohibit large decorations placed in the common areas, such as inflatables on the grass areas in front of units. These can interfere with maintenance work on the property and cause other issues. Door decorations and smaller items on the limited common elements are generally fine. Also remember that nothing may be attached to the brick façade.
 
Courtyard Landscaping Work
Based on recommendations from the Landscape Committee, the Board approved proposals for landscaping improvements in a number of courtyards. The work should take place this fall and additional information will be shared once the vendors give us schedules.
 
Chimney Inspections and Waivers
NRP is still missing chimney inspections or non-use waivers from more than a third of units. The deadline is October 31, 2023, and owners who do not comply may be sent violations and called to hearings. Please submit proof of inspection or a non-use waiver through the NRP portal or by emailing it to communications@nrpartnersllc.com if you have not done so yet.
 
Update (Oct 6)
Posted on Oct 6th, 2023
October Board Meeting
The monthly Board meeting is on Wednesday, 10/11 at 7 p.m. over Zoom. Owners are welcome to attend.
 
Landscape Committee Meeting
The Landscape Committee is holding a meeting on Saturday, 10/7 at 2 p.m. over Zoom. Owners may join.
 
Annual Meeting
The Annual Meeting is on Monday, 10/23 and the link to the electronic ballot will be emailed out early next week. You must cast your ballot before the meeting. Please watch your email for information from Vote HOA Now about how to vote.
 
Columbus Day Holiday
NRP’s office will be closed on Monday, 10/9 for Columbus Day. If there is a maintenance emergency causing property damage or endangering people, call (703) 476-3639. There is no change to the trash and recycling pick-up schedule.
 
Bulk Trash
Capitol Services will leave trucks onsite near units 2506 and 2546 next weekend 10/14-10/15 for large item disposal. No hazardous materials may be disposed of in these trucks. Arlington County is holding their biannual E-CARE event for hazardous materials and electronics disposal on Saturday, 11/4 at nearby Wakefield High School. See details.
 
Chimney Inspections and Waivers
Just over half of unit owners have turned in their chimney inspections or completed the non-use waiver. The deadline is October 31, 2023. Please submit proof of inspection or a non-use waiver through the NRP portal or by emailing it to communications@nrpartnersllc.com if you have not done so yet.
Update (Sep 22)
Posted on Sep 22nd, 2023
Bulk Trash
We have had some inquiries about the fall bulk trash trucks. Capitol Services will leave trucks onsite near units 2506 and 2546 the weekend of October 14th - 15th for large item disposal. Additional reminders will come out as the weekend gets closer.
 
Window Well Replacements
Thie current round of window well replacements will continue into next week. Window well replacement is an ongoing process and the Association will continue to work through the entire property.
 
Chimney Inspections and Waivers
Approximately one-third of unit owners have turned in their chimney inspections or completed the non-use waiver. Please submit proof of inspection or a non-use waiver through the NRP portal or by emailing communications@nrpartnersllc.com if you have not done so yet. The deadline is October 31, 2023.
 
Budget Meeting
The annual budget planning meeting is planned for Tuesday, 9/26. Owners are welcome to attend. Please watch your email for additional information.
 
Annual Meeting
The Annual Meeting will be on 10/23 and the election will take place electronically before the meeting. Please watch your mail and email for additional details in the coming weeks.
 
Update (Sep 15)
Posted on Sep 15th, 2023
Pets Roaming Freely
The Board continues to get complaints from some unit owners about free-roaming cats who belong to Windgate residents. The Association’s pet policy requires all pets – including cats - be leashed and supervised at all times.  The Arlington County Code requires all dogs be leashed and cats not be permitted to escape from their premises. This is for the safety of both the animals and people in the community. Please follow the policies.
 
Pooch Paddle and Ice Cream Social
The end-of-summer Pooch Paddle & Ice Cream Social is this Sunday, 9/17. The Scoops2U ice cream truck will serve a selection of flavors from 3 to 4pm near the gazebo. Windgate II & III residents in line by 4pm will be served. The Pooch Paddle begins at 6pm and the pool will be closed to people for the season.
 
More Window Well Replacements
The Board accepted a proposal from Hemax for another set of window well replacements to take place this fall. Affected buildings for this round are 2528, 2530, 2558, and 2566. Residents in those units will be notified about the schedule when we get it. Window well replacement is an ongoing process and the Association will continue to work through the entire property.
 
Chimney Inspections and Waivers
Approximately one-third of unit owners have turned in their chimney inspections or completed the non-use waiver. Please submit proof of inspection or a non-use waiver through the NRP portal or by emailing communications@nrpartnersllc.com if you have not done so yet. The deadline is October 31, 2023.
 
Budget Meeting
The annual budget planning meeting will be on Tuesday, 9/26. Owners are welcome to attend. Please watch your email for additional information.
 
Annual Meeting and Election
We are still looking for candidates to run for the three open Board seats. Unit Owners who are interested in running must submit a completed application by 9/21. Applications went out by email and USPS, but please contact NRP if you need a new copy. The Annual Meeting will be on 10/23 and the election will take place electronically before the meeting.
Update (Sep 8)
Posted on Sep 9th, 2023
September Meetings
The monthly Board of Directors meeting will be on Wednesday, 9/13, and the annual budget planning meeting will be on Tuesday, 9/26. Owners are welcome to attend. Please watch your email for additional information.
 
Pooch Paddle and Ice Cream Social
The end-of-summer Pooch Paddle & Ice Cream Social is planned for the last day of the pool season: Sunday, 9/17. If you are interested in volunteering to help the events go smoothly, please email Veronika Folz at secretary@windgate2.com.
 
Chimney Inspections and Waivers
Reminder to owners to schedule your chimney inspection or complete the non-use waiver and submit documentation through the NRP portal or by email by October 31, 2023. (Please note this is not your windgate2.com  account.)
 
Annual Meeting and Election
Please consider running for the Board. Three seats are up for election next month and we need more candidates. Unit Owners who are interested in running for the open Board seats must submit a completed application by 9/21. Applications went out by email and USPS, but please contact NRP if you need a new copy. The Annual Meeting will be on 10/23 and the election will take place electronically before the meeting.
 
Reminder: If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact NRP by logging into the homeowner portal at https://portal.nrpartnersllc.com or by emailing Communications@NRPartnersllc.com. To review your payments, submit additional requests, and more, please log onto the owner portal at https://portal.nrpartnersllc.com.
Update (Sep 1)
Posted on Sep 2nd, 2023
Labor Day Holiday
NRP’s office will be closed on Monday, 9/4, for the Labor Day holiday. If there is a maintenance emergency causing property damage or endangering people, call (703) 476-3639. There is no change to the trash and recycling pick-up schedule.
 
Pool Hours
Starting on Tuesday, 9/5, the weekday pool hours will change to 4 pm - 8:30 pm. The weekend hours remain 9:30 am - 8 pm. The last day of the pool season is Sunday, 9/17.
 
September Meetings
The monthly Board of Directors meeting will be on Wednesday, 9/13, and the annual budget planning meeting will be on Tuesday, 9/26. Owners are welcome to attend. Please watch your email for additional information.
 
Pooch Paddle and Ice Cream Social
The end-of-summer Pooch Paddle & Ice Cream Social is planned for the last day of the pool season: Sunday, 9/17. We could use more volunteers to help the Pooch Paddle run smoothly and to keep dogs from escaping the pool area. If you can help, please email Veronika Folz at secretary@windgate2.com
 
Chimney Inspections and Waivers
Reminder to owners to schedule your chimney inspection or complete the non-use waiver and submit documentation to NRP through the portal or by email by October 31, 2023.
 
Annual Meeting and Election
Unit Owners who are interested in running for the open Board seats must submit a completed application by 9/21. The Annual Meeting will be on 10/23 and the election will take place electronically before the meeting.
 
Reminder: Owners can contact NRP by logging into the homeowner portal at https://portal.nrpartnersllc.com or by emailing Communications@NRPartnersllc.com.
Update (Aug 25)
Posted on Aug 26th, 2023
Window Well Replacements
Hemax will continue their work replacing window wells into next week. Affected buildings for this round are 2538, 2540, 2542, 2550, 2552, and 2562. Window well replacement is an ongoing process and the Association will continue to work through the entire property.
 
Pooch Paddle and Ice Cream Social
Windgate II & III are partnering up again for an end-of-summer Pooch Paddle and Ice Cream Social on the last day of the pool season: Sunday, September 17. We need volunteers to help the Pooch Paddle run smoothly. If you can help organize it or assist on the day, please email Veronika Folz at secretary@windgate2.com.
 
Chimney Inspections and Waivers
All unit owners should have received a letter via USPS and email about the chimney inspections or non-use waivers that must be done every two years. Please make sure to schedule your inspection or complete the non-use waiver and submit documentation to NRP by October 31, 2023.
 
Annual Meeting and Election
Unit Owners who are interested in running for the open Board seats must submit a completed application by September 21. The Annual Meeting will be on October 23 and the election will take place electronically before the meeting.
Update (Aug 18)
Posted on Aug 18th, 2023
Window Well Replacements
Hemax will be onsite starting Monday, August 21, to replace 23 front and/or side window wells. If a window well on your unit is being replaced, you should have received a notice on your door this week. Affected buildings for this round are 2538, 2540, 2542, 2550, 2552, and 2562 and the work will take a couple of weeks to complete. Window well replacement is an ongoing process and the Association will continue to work through the entire property.
 
Pooch Paddle and Ice Cream Social
Windgate II & III are partnering up again for an end-of-summer Pooch Paddle and Ice Cream Social on the last day of the pool season: Sunday, September 17. We need volunteers to help the Pooch Paddle run smoothly. If you can help organize it or assist on the day, please email Veronika Folz at secretary@windgate2.com.
 
Landscape Committee Meeting
The Landscape Committee will hold a meeting over Zoom at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, August 23. The link is: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6835654988?pwd=TTZvcHUyZW5kZkFqWjNoNWdIblMyUT09
 
Chimney Inspections and Waivers
Unit owners will receive information via email and USPS about the chimney inspections or non-use waivers that must be done every two years. The deadline to submit your proof of inspection or non-use waiver is October 31, 2023. The forthcoming letter includes information about a discounted rate through ChimPro, but owners may use the professional service provider of their choice.
Update (Aug 11)
Posted on Aug 12th, 2023
Landscape Committee Walk on Saturday
The Landscape Committee will do a walk around the community on Saturday, Aug 11, to review areas for future improvements. They will begin in the courtyard at 2568/2570 at 4 pm. 
 
Pooch Paddle and Ice Cream Social
The Association is planning to do the end-of-summer Pooch Paddle and Ice Cream Social again this year on Sunday, September 17. We need volunteers to help the Pooch Paddle run smoothly. If you can help organize it or assist on the day, please email Veronika Folz at secretary@windgate2.com.
 
Tree Pruning on Monday
Hemax will be onsite on Monday, Aug 14, to perform tree pruning. We apologize for the short notice, but some work is urgent due to broken limbs that could fall and cause damage. Parking spots will be blocked off and workers will block off areas for safety while work is done. Please watch for signage.
 
Spotted Lanternfly... Spotted
Windgate residents have reported seeing this invasive species in our neighborhood. They are harmful to trees and crops, and Federal and State agencies advise killing them if you see the insect or its eggs. You can read more about them here: https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/resources/pests-diseases/hungry-pests/the-threat/spotted-lanternfly/spotted-lanternfly
 
Deck Inspections and Maintenance
For those units with decks, please be advised our maintenance worker will be performing inspections and minor repairs, such as tightening loose screws or nails. You will be notified if additional access to your deck is required for larger repairs and if items need to be moved for inspections and repairs.
 
Clarification on Pool Safety Policies
Diving: The supervising lifeguard from Sunset informed us that the American Red Cross considers 9 feet to be the minimum depth for safe diving. Our pool is 8 feet deep. Sunset will not mandate that we ban all diving but may advise you that diving is at your own risk due to the depth and width of our pool and may ask you to stop behaviors they consider unsafe. You must follow all instructions from the lifeguards.
 
Junior Deep-Water Test (JDWT): The lifeguards have been seeing children in the deep end of the pool who are not strong swimmers and who never passed a swim test. Sunset has requested that we do not do any new JDWTs this season. The guards will continue to administer the regular Deep-Water Test.
 
Consider Running for the Board
The terms of three Board members expire this fall and there will be an election at the Annual Meeting in October. The official call for candidates goes out later this month and you may reach out to any Board member or email admin@windgate2.com for more information if you are interested or have questions.
Update (Aug 4)
Posted on Aug 4th, 2023
Board Meeting Wednesday
The next monthly Board of Directors meeting will be held Wednesday, Aug 9, at 7 pm over Zoom. Please watch your email for additional details from NRP.
 
Landscape Committee Meeting Tuesday
The landscape committee – with Nancy Broff as chair - will hold a meeting on Tuesday, Aug 8, at 7 pm. The meeting is open to members of the community. The Zoom link is: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6835654988?pwd=TTZvcHUyZW5kZkFqWjNoNWdIblMyUT09 
 
Clarification on Pool Safety Policies
   Diving: The supervising lifeguard from Sunset informed us that the American Red Cross considers 9 feet to be the minimum depth for safe diving. Our pool is only 8 feet deep. Sunset will not mandate that we ban all diving, but they will not permit any running and diving or doing flips into the water. Lifeguards may also advise you that diving is at your own risk due to the depth and width of our pool. If a lifeguard considers any particular diving behavior to be unsafe, they may ask you to stop, and you must follow all instructions from the lifeguards. Using the pool is at one’s own risk but the lifeguards are responsible for its safe operation.
   Junior Deep-Water Test (JDWT): The lifeguards have been seeing children in the deep end of the pool who are not strong swimmers and who never passed a swim test. Because it is difficult to differentiate children who passed the JDWT from those who haven’t when they are with adults, Sunset has requested that we do not do any new JDWTs this season. This is for the safety of the children. The guards will continue to administer the regular Deep-Water Test.
 
Spotted Lanternfly... Spotted
The invasive Spotted Lanternfly has been reported around NOVA and now Windgate residents have reported seeing some in our neighborhood. They are harmful to trees and crops, and Federal and State agencies advise killing them if you see the insect or its eggs. You can read more about them here: https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/resources/pests-diseases/hungry-pests/the-threat/spotted-lanternfly/spotted-lanternfly 
 
Deck Inspections and Maintenance
For units with decks, our maintenance worker will be performing inspections and minor repairs, such as tightening loose screws or nails. You will be notified if additional access to your deck is required for larger repairs and if items need to be moved for inspections and repairs.
 
Consider Running for the Board
The terms of three Board members expire this fall and there will be an election at the Annual Meeting in October. The official call for candidates goes out later this month and you may reach out to any Board member or email admin@windgate2.com for more information if you are interested or have questions.
 
Reminder: Owners can contact NRP by logging into the homeowner portal at https://portal.nrpartnersllc.com or by emailing Communications@NRPartnersllc.com
If you have any questions or need assistance, please reply here. To review your payments, submit additional requests, and more, please log onto the owner portal at https://portal.nrpartnersllc.com
Updates
Posted on Aug 2nd, 2023
Tennis Court Keys
Please remember to turn in your tennis court key if you plan to move away from the property or no longer use the courts. You will get your deposit back and the Association will have that key to give to another resident.
 
Consider Running for the Board
The terms of three board members expire this fall and there will be an election at the annual meeting in October. There will be an official call for candidates next month, but if you are curious about running or have questions, please feel free to reach out to any board member or email admin@windgate2.com for more information.
 
Reminder: Owners can contact NRP by logging into the homeowner portal at https://portal.nrpartnersllc.com or by emailing Communications@NRPartnersllc.com  
Update (July 22)
Posted on Jul 23rd, 2023
Pool Opens Late on Monday
The pool will open one hour late at 10:30 am on Monday, July 24, so the pool company can perform maintenance that morning.
 
Landscape Committee Meeting
Unit owners interested in re-forming the Windgate II landscape committee are holding a zoom meeting on Monday, July 24, at 7 pm. Other interested owners may attend. Topics include:
- the current state of the landscape at Windgate II
- goals of the landscape committee
- roles and responsibilities of committee members. 
Meeting link: 
 
Tennis Court Keys
Please remember to turn in your tennis court key if you plan to move away from the property or no longer use the courts. You will get your deposit back and the Association will have that key to give to another resident.
 
Consider Running for the Board
The terms of three board members expire this fall and there will be an election at the annual meeting in October. There will be an official call for candidates next month, but if you are curious about running or have questions, please feel free to reach out to any board member or email admin@windgate2.com for more information.
 
Reminder: Owners can contact NRP by logging into the homeowner portal at https://portal.nrpartnersllc.com or by emailing Communications@NRPartnersllc.com 
Update (July 14)
Posted on Jul 14th, 2023
Landscape Committee
Several unit owners expressed interest in re-forming the Windgate II Landscape Committee at the Board meeting earlier this week. Landscape Committee members take an active interest in maintaining and improving the community’s common area landscaping. They hold regular meetings to review proposals and projects and make suggestions to the Board for discussion and approval. If you are interested in joining this Committee, please send a note to admin@windgate2.com so your information can be shared with the other interested members.
 
Tennis Court Keys
Please remember to turn in your tennis court keys if you plan to move away from the property. You will get your deposit back and the Association will have that key to give to another resident.
 
Consider Running for the Board
The terms of three Board members expire this fall and there will be an election at the Annual Meeting in October. There will be an official call for candidates next month, but if you are curious about running or have questions, please feel free to reach out to any Board member or email admin@windgate2.com for more information.
Update (July 7)
Posted on Jul 8th, 2023
Pets Roaming Freely
Unit owners have commented that some pet owners are not adhering to Association and County rules and policies. The Association’s pet policy requires all pets be leashed and supervised at all times. The Arlington County Code requires all dogs be leashed and cats not be permitted to escape from their premises. This is for the safety of both the animals and people in the community. Please follow the policies.
 
Parking Lot Security
For those who may be unaware, some vehicles in the back parking lot had their sideview mirrors stolen or broken earlier this week. The Arlington County Police are investigating, as this is part of a larger regional pattern in which thieves are targeting the technology in those mirrors. ACPD advises residents not to leave valuables in their cars and always lock the car doors. If you are the victim of a crime or see something suspicious – such as an unknown person or vehicle scouting the parking lots – please report it to the police. Concerned owners may consider attending the next Board meeting.
 
Board Meeting on July 12
The July board meeting is July 12 at 7 pm on Zoom: 
Update (June 23)
Posted on Jun 29th, 2023
Pool Updates
The pool will open at 10:00 a.m. on weekdays for the rest of the summer; weekend hours remain the same. Thank you for your patience as we worked through some hot water issues over the last couple of weeks. Ultimately, the hot water heater in the pump room was replaced, which should resolve the problem. Please refresh your knowledge of the pool rules, if needed, and remember that NO alcohol is allowed at the pool and food/drink must be kept behind the blue lines (and never in the pool). Please make sure you continue to check in all residents and guests with the lifeguard upon entry so we can track numbers for staffing purposes.
 
Owner Maintenance Items
A number of maintenance items that owners are responsible for have been noticed around the community. There are multiple instances of ivy growing on brick walls and fencing inside the patio, loose wires dangling along exterior walls, torn screens in doors and windows, trees/shrubs hanging on fences, and windows in generally poor condition. If any of these apply to your unit, please take care of them. If issues are not addressed, owners may receive violation notices that can lead to fines and/or the loss of privileges.
 
Dump Standing Water
All the rain this week gave our landscaping some much-needed water, but also left lots of potential places for mosquitos to lay eggs. Please dump out any standing water around the outside of your unit so we can keep the mosquito levels down around the neighborhood.
 
Reminder: Owners can contact NRP by logging into the homeowner portal at https://portal.nrpartnersllc.com or by emailing Communications@NRPartnersllc.com
If you have any questions or need assistance, please reply here. To review your payments, submit additional requests, and more, please log onto the owner portal at https://portal.nrpartnersllc.com
Update (June 16)
Posted on Jun 19th, 2023
Pool Schedule
The pool will begin opening at 10:00 a.m. on weekdays instead of 4:00 p.m. starting on Thursday, 6/22 and going through Labor Day. (Yes, it is a mid-week change, but we are working with lifeguard schedules.) Weekend hours remain the same. There has been some great turn-out at the pool so far. Please make sure you check in all residents and guests with the lifeguard upon entry so we can track numbers for staffing purposes.
 
Landscaping Enhancements
Board members discussed and approved a landscaping enhancements proposal at the meeting on Wednesday that affects multiple areas in the community. There is no installation schedule yet, as it’s weather-dependent and some of it may not take place until after the hottest summer weather. Please understand that the Board knows there are many areas that deserve attention and it’s a gradual process due to budgets and the amount of time involved in sourcing and reviewing proposals. Board members hope to approve more work in the coming months for additional areas.
 
Water Common Areas
The lack of rain is making community help with watering even more important. Especially on weekend days, please consider grabbing a hose and helping to water the plants in your courtyard and around the community. The Association is planning to get more sprayer nozzles for the hoses and there are sprinklers available for use. If you are interested in helping and would like a sprinkler brought to your area, please let us know.
 
Reminder: Owners can contact NRP by logging into the homeowner portal at https://portal.nrpartnersllc.com or by emailing Communications@NRPartnersllc.com
Update (Jun 2)
Posted on Jun 2nd, 2023
Throw Out Old Parking Permits
Towing is in effect for old parking decals and visitor passes. Please make sure you have discarded the ones that expired on May 31, 2023 and use only the new ones that are good through May 31, 2024.
 
Help Water Common Areas
We have part-time watering help through District Clean, who will be using the Association hoses and exterior spigots around the community. They can’t make it to every unit every day so consider grabbing a hose if your courtyard needs attention. There are hose holders installed on every building, but if there is no hose near your area, please send a work order to NRP. And make sure the water to your hose bib is turned on so workers can use it.
 
Board Meeting June 14
The monthly Board meeting is on Wednesday, June 14 at 7:00 pm on Zoom. Watch your email for the link. Owners are encouraged to attend.
 
Mosquito Season Is Here
Mosquitos lay eggs in standing water – even a very small amount. Be vigilant about dumping water from empty flowerpots, window well covers, and any other dish or surface around the outside of your unit.
 
Reminder: Owners can contact NRP by logging into the homeowner portal at https://portal.nrpartnersllc.com or by emailing Communications@NRPartnersllc.com
Update (May 19)
Posted on May 19th, 2023
Parking Permit Distribution
Please remember to swap your old parking decals for your new ones as soon as possible. The old stickers and visitor hangtags expire at the end of this month and should be thrown away. If you did not pick up your new parking permits at one of the scheduled times, contact admin@windgate2.com or NRP.
 
Maintain Trees and Plants on Your Patio
Everything is growing so fast! Potomac Springs plans to be on the property next week to prune Association plantings in the common areas, but unit owners are responsible for maintaining the trees and plants that grow inside their patios. Do not let ivy climb up fences or brick walls and trim back overgrown shrubs and trees that rest on the fence.
 
Mosquito Season Is Starting
Mosquitos lay eggs in standing water – even a very small amount. Be vigilant about dumping standing water from empty flowerpots, window well covers, and any other dish or surface around the outside of your unit.
 
Watch Dogs Around Landscaping
Please do not allow dogs to walk through, dig in, or go to the bathroom in landscaping beds. This destroys expensive and beautiful plants, which your Association dues pay to plant and maintain, and there are limited funds.
 
Turn on Hose Bibs (Outside Spigots)
Please turn on your unit’s hose bibs if you haven’t yet. Maintenance and landscape workers use them to care for the community landscaping. (Remember: water is paid for by the Association so outdoor spigots are for common use.) You turn on the hose bib by making sure the water spigots OUTSIDE your unit are OFF and then turning ON the INSIDE supply valves. If water continues to drip from an outdoor spigot when it’s fully closed, please file a work order with NRP for the leaking hose bib so it can be inspected.
 
Transition to New Community Manager
As announced at the Board meeting last Wednesday, NRP has begun a slow transition of our account from Amanda Chohamin to Christina Spears as Windgate II’s community manager. As always, you can reach NRP through your homeowner portal or at communications@nrpartnersllc.com.
Parking Permits
Posted on May 18th, 2023
Half of Windgate II units did not pick up their new parking permits last weekend (May 14). Current decals expire at the end of this month. You will not receive new decals for vehicles without active, unexpired registrations in your windgate2.com account. Please check your account and upload new registrations if you have not done so already. You may contact admin@windgate2.com with any questions.
Update (May 12)
Posted on May 12th, 2023
Parking Permit Distribution
Parking permit distribution starts May 12. The Board has arranged the following times for residents to stop by the pool house office and pick up their new decals and visitor hang tags:
  - Friday, 5/12 from 3:00pm to 5:30pm
  - Saturday, 5/13 from 9:00am to 12:00pm
  - Wednesday, 5/17 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm
 
Current parking permits expire at the end of this month so please pick up the new ones and swap them out as soon as possible. Vehicles without current registrations in Windgate2.com will not be given new permits. If you have a question about this or are unable to make any of those times, you may email admin@windgate2.com or contact NRP.
 
Mosquito Season Is Starting
Mosquitos lay eggs in standing water – even a very small amount. Be vigilant about dumping standing water from empty flowerpots, window well covers, and any other dish or surface around the outside of your unit.
 
Watch Dogs Around Landscaping
Please do not allow dogs to walk through, dig in, or go to the bathroom in landscaping beds. This destroys expensive and beautiful plants, which your Association dues pay to plant and maintain, and there are limited funds.
 
Turn on Hose Bibs (Outside Spigots)
Please turn on your unit’s hose bibs if you haven’t yet. Maintenance and landscape workers use them to care for the community landscaping. (Remember: water is paid for by the Association so outdoor spigots are for common use.) You turn on the hose bib by making sure the water spigots OUTSIDE your unit are OFF and then turning ON the INSIDE supply valves. If water continues to drip from an outdoor spigot when it’s fully closed, please file a work order with NRP for the leaking hose bib so it can be inspected.
 
Transition to New Community Manager
As announced at the Board meeting on Wednesday, NRP has begun a slow transition of our account from Amanda Chohamin to Christina Spears as Windgate II’s community manager. As always, you can reach NRP through your homeowner’s portal or at communications@nrpartnersllc.com.
Update (May 5)
Posted on May 5th, 2023
Parking Permits
Parking permits will be ready next week. The board has arranged the following times for residents to stop by the pool office and pick up new decals and visitor hang tags:
Friday, 5/12 from 3:00pm to 5:30pm
Saturday, 5/13 from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Wednesday, 5/17 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm
 
Current parking permits expire at the end of this month and new parking permits will not be given for vehicles without valid registrations in Windgate2.com. If you have not logged into your account and checked on your registration(s), please do so as soon as possible. If you have a question about this or are unable to make any of those times, you may email admin@windgate2.com or contact NRP.
 
Gutter Cleaning on Monday
Maple Leaf Gutter Services will be on the property on Monday to clean out gutters and downspouts. Please leave patio gates unlocked and note that workers will be on ladders around the upper-level windows so consider closing your blinds or curtains for privacy.
 
Turn on Hose Bibs (Outside Spigots)
Please take a few minutes and turn on your unit’s hose bibs. You do this by turning OFF the water spigots OUTSIDE your unit and then turning ON the INSIDE supply valves. Maintenance and landscape workers will use the spigots from spring through fall. If water continues to drip from an outdoor spigot when it’s fully closed, please file a work order with NRP for the leaking hose bib so it can be inspected.
 
Board Meeting on Wednesday
The next board meeting will be Wednesday, 5/10 at 7:00pm. See the agenda and how to participate.
Update (Apr 28)
Posted on Apr 28th, 2023
Parking Permit Registration
There are about 60 expired vehicle registrations in owners’ windgate2.com accounts. New parking permits will not be given to vehicles without a current registration. If you have not logged into your account and checked on your registration(s), please do so. If your account is fully updated with current residents and vehicle registrations, you are all set. If you have a question about this, you may email admin@windgate2.com or contact NRP. Information about parking pass distribution will come out in the next couple of weeks. There will be pick-up times at the pool house office.
 
Turn on Hose Bibs (Outside Spigots)
Please take a few minutes and turn on your unit’s hose bibs. You do this by turning OFF the water spigots OUTSIDE your unit and then turning ON the INSIDE supply valves. Maintenance and landscape workers will use the spigots from spring through fall. If water continues to drip from an outdoor spigot when it’s fully closed, please file a work order with NRP for the leaking hose bib so it can be inspected.
 
Hose Holder Installation
The board approved professional installation of 1 or 2 hose holders per building in order to keep hoses accessible for landscape watering. The vendor is expected to come next week to do the installation. As a reminder, owners may not attach items to the brick facade themselves.
 
Help Maintain Landscaping
Please care for the community landscaping by avoiding walking, playing, pulling up plants, or allowing dogs to dig in the mulched beds, and do not ride bikes or skateboards over the grass areas. Please talk to your children about helping to protect our trees. Discourage them from pulling off bark, as well as climbing and pulling on branches.
 
Clean out Window Wells
Clogged window wells do not drain properly and may result in water coming into your unit. Make sure your window wells are free of weeds, leaves, and other debris. It’s advised to use window well covers that can be affixed to the window well to prevent them being blown off and damaged.
Update (Apr 21)
Posted on Apr 21st, 2023
Turn on Hose Bibs (Outside Spigots)
Please turn on your unit’s hose bibs. You do this by turning OFF the water spigots OUTSIDE your unit and then turning ON the INSIDE supply valves. Maintenance and landscape workers will use the spigots for work from spring through fall. If water continues to drip from an outdoor spigot when it’s fully closed, please file a work order with NRP for the leaking hose bib.
 
Help Maintain Landscaping
Please care for the community landscaping by avoiding walking, playing, pulling up plants, and allowing dogs to dig in the mulched beds, and do not ride bikes or skateboards over the grass areas. Please talk to your children about helping to protect our trees. Discourage them from pulling on branches and climbing, as branches may not be secure enough to hold their weight and lead to injury of children and harm to the tree. Children have also been seen pulling bark off tree trunks, which is damaging to the tree.
 
Clean out Window Wells
Clogged window wells do not drain properly and may result in water coming into your unit. Make sure your window wells are free of weeds, leaves, and other debris. It’s advised to use window well covers that can be affixed to the window well to prevent them being blown off and damaged.
 
Parking & Pool Pass Registration
Registration information for parking and pool passes went out via USPS and email. Most owners have made their updates already. Thank you! If your account on https://windgate2.com is fully updated with current residents and vehicle registrations, you are all set. If you have a question about this, you may email admin@windgate2.com. Information about parking pass distribution will come out in the next couple of weeks. We will arrange pick-up times at the pool house office.
Update (Apr 14)
Posted on Apr 15th, 2023
Large Item Disposal and Arlington E-CARE
Capitol Services will leave trucks onsite this weekend April 15th and 16th for large item disposal near units 2506 and 2546. Please be courteous and move your items all the way into the truck to ensure there is room for others to load items. No hazardous materials may be disposed of in these trucks. Arlington County is holding their biannual E-CARE event for hazardous materials and electronics disposal the same weekend on April 15th at nearby Wakefield High School. For more information, see https://www.arlingtonva.us/Government/Programs/Recycling-and-Trash/Household-Hazardous-Materials-HHM/E-CARE
 
Help Maintain Landscaping
Please care for the community landscaping by avoiding walking, playing, pulling up plants, and allowing dogs to dig in the mulched beds, and do not ride bikes or skateboards over the grass areas. Please talk to your children about helping to protect our trees. Discourage them from pulling on branches and climbing, as branches may not be secure enough to hold their weight and lead to injury of children and harm to the tree. Children have also been seen pulling bark off tree trunks, which is damaging to the tree.
 
Parking & Pool Pass Registration
Registration information for parking and pool passes went out via USPS and email. Over two-thirds of units have already made all necessary updates and do not need to do anything else. Thank you! If your account on https://windgate2.com is fully updated with current residents and vehicle registrations, you are all set. If you have a question about this, you may email admin@windgate2.com. Please make updates to your windgate2.com account by April 21 so parking decals can be distributed and Member Splash can be updated before pool season begins. See the March 31 letter explaining how to update your information.
 
Paid Summer Watering Help
We are looking for 1-2 individuals to assist with critical summer watering to keep our plants alive through the hot, dry weather. These are paid part-time positions through our maintenance company, District Clean. The commitment is several hours each morning before 11 am, or at least several mornings per week depending on the weather. If you are interested, please email admin@windgate2.com.
Update (Apr 7)
Posted on Apr 9th, 2023
Paid Summer Watering Assistance
We're looking for 1-2 individuals to assist with critical summer watering. These are paid part-time positions as the individuals will be employees of our maintenance company, District Clean. The commitment is several hours every morning or several mornings per week (prior to 11 am) weather permitting. If you are interested, please email admin@windgate2.com
 
Board Meeting
The April board meeting is Wednesday, April 12, at 7 pm via Zoom. We hope to see you there. Please check your email for the Zoom information.
 
Landscaping & Empty Planters and Baskets
Please care for the community landscaping by avoiding walking, playing, pulling up plants and allowing dogs to dig in the mulched beds. Please remove empty planters that may have bulbs/seeds that have not yet bloomed. Please maintain these in your patio until flowers have bloomed, and please do not put them directly in mulched beds as they can interfere/kill plants in those beds. Please also leave rocks in the areas where they are originally placed and do not move them to mulched beds where they can interfere with plantings.
 
Tree Climbing
Please discourage children from pulling on branches and climbing trees as branches may not be secure enough to hold the weight and lead to injury and harm to the tree.
 
Parking & Pool Pass Letter
This letter was recently mailed and emailed and includes important registration information for parking and pool passes. Many owners have already made all necessary updates. If your account on https://windgate2.com is fully updated with current residents and vehicle registrations, you are all set. If you have not yet updated your vehicle and household residents’ information, please do so soon to avoid any problems with receiving parking passes and access to the pool. If you have a question about this, you may email admin@windgate2.com.
 
Large Item Disposal & Arlington E-CARE
Capitol Services will leave trucks onsite the weekend of April 15-16 for large item disposal near units 2506 and 2546. Please be courteous and move your items all the way into the truck to ensure there is room for others to load items. Like with regular trash, no hazardous materials may be disposed of in these trucks. Arlington County is holding their biannual E-CARE event for hazardous materials and electronics disposal the same weekend on April 15 at nearby Wakefield High School. For more information, see https://www.arlingtonva.us/Government/Programs/Recycling-and-Trash/Household-Hazardous-Materials-HHM/E-CARE.
 
Update (Mar 31)
Posted on Mar 31st, 2023
Large Item Disposal
On the weekend of April 15-16, large items can be disposed of by placing them in Capitol Services trucks near units 2506 and 2546. Please be courteous and move items all the way into the truck to ensure there is room for others to load items. Like with regular trash, no hazardous materials may be disposed of in these trucks.
 
Arlington E-CARE
Arlington County is holding its biannual E-CARE event for hazardous materials and electronics disposal the same weekend (April 15) at Wakefield High School. For information, see https://www.arlingtonva.us/Government/Programs/Recycling-and-Trash/Household-Hazardous-Materials-HHM/E-CARE.
 
Help Maintain Landscaping
Please do not ride bikes or skateboards on the grass, and be mindful of the damage children can do to trees while they are playing around them. New flowers are starting to come up in mulched areas and care should be taken to not walk on those beds them or allow dogs to dig and scratch there.
 
Parking & Pool Passes
Registration information for parking and pool passes is going out via USPS and email, and is available here. Many owners have already made all necessary updates and do not need to do anything else. If your account on windgate2.com is fully updated with current residents and vehicle registrations, you are all set. If you have a question, you may email admin@windgate2.com.  
 
April Board Meeting
The April board meeting is Wednesday, April 12. Details will be posted when available.
Update (Mar 24)
Posted on Mar 24th, 2023
Landscaping
Our new landscaping company, Potomac Springs Landscapers, was onsite recently installing mulch and cleaning up. Many residents have reported that the property looks great; some others have noted a few issues. Concerns that were reported to NRP and the board were passed on to Potomac Springs; they have assured us that they will address the issues. It will take Potomac Springs some time to become fully familiar with the property, so please continue to report concerns while giving them time to learn our expectations.
 
Tennis Net
Tennis and pickleball players may have noticed the broken center strap on one of the nets. A replacement piece has been ordered and will be installed as soon as possible. Thanks for your patience.
 
Window Maintenance
Windows are the owner's responsibility. There are some windows around the property – mainly original wood windows that have never been replaced – that require scraping and repainting, or full replacement. Some others have ripped screens. If your windows fall into these categories, please make a plan to address the problem. Management may issue violations for windows in poor condition.
 
Parking and Pool Passes
Thank you to everyone who’s already done this! If you’ve renewed your vehicle registration or gotten a new vehicle since last spring, you can log into your account on https://windgate2.com and upload the new image to your album. Unit owners who rent out their units may also update their tenants’ information. If there are no changes to the occupants in your unit and the vehicle registration in your account is unexpired, you don’t need to do anything at this point. Remember that this household information feeds the Member Splash pool pass system so it needs to be accurate if you want to use the pool. If you have a question about this, you may email admin@windgate2.com.
If you have any questions or need assistance, please reply here.  To review your payments, submit additional requests, and more, please log onto the owner portal at https://portal.nrpartnersllc.com.
Update (Mar 10)
Posted on Mar 10th, 2023
Remove Seasonal Lights from Lampposts
It’s time to finish removing lights from the lampposts. If you helped put them up in November, please help take down any remaining ones. Wrap them up neatly and return them to the bin outside the pool house office. We will try to have the bin out on weekend days and weekdays while maintenance is onsite.
 
Window Maintenance
Windows are the owner's responsibility. Some windows around the property – mainly original wood windows that have never been replaced – require scraping and repainting, or full replacement. Some others have ripped screens. If your windows fall into these categories, please make a plan to address the problem. Management may issue violations for windows in poor condition.
 
Get a Head Start on Parking Passes
Thanks to everyone who’s already done this – it will make the process smoother down the road. If you’ve renewed your vehicle registration or gotten a new vehicle since last spring, you can log into your account on https://windgate2.com  and upload the new image to your album. Unit owners who rent out their units may also update their tenants’ information. If there are no changes to your household and the vehicle registration in your account is unexpired, you don’t need to do anything at this point. If you have a question about this, you may email admin@windgate2.com.
Update (Mar 3)
Posted on Mar 4th, 2023
Board Meeting
The next board meeting is Wednesday, Mar 8, at 7 pm on Zoom. All residents are invited to participate. The board report can be found on the NRP website
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82867963931 
Meeting ID: 828 6796 3931
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Clear the Decks (and Stoops)
Keeping porches, stoops, patios, and decks tidy is a homeowner responsibility. Please put away non-seasonal items, such as ice melt or snow shovels, and remember that empty flower pots or ones with dead plants in front of your unit are not permitted. Keep any holiday or seasonal decorations current.
 
Remove Seasonal Lights from Lampposts
With Daylight Savings Time time starting soon and evenings staying lighter, it’s time to take down the strands of lights from the lampposts. If you helped put them up in November, please help take them down between this weekend and next. Wrap them up neatly and return them to the bin outside the pool house office. We will try to have the bin out on weekend days and weekdays while maintenance is onsite.
 
Parking Passes
Thanks to everyone who’s already done this – it will make the process smoother down the road. If you’ve renewed your registration or gotten a new vehicle since last spring, you can log into your account at https://windgate2.com and upload the new image to your album. Unit owners who rent out their units may also update their tenants’ information. If there are no changes to your household and your vehicle registration is still valid, you don’t need to do anything at this point. If you have a question, email admin@windgate2.com.
Updates
Posted on Feb 19th, 2023
Lock Your Car
At least two residents' cars were broken into Wednesday night (Feb 22). These cars were in different parking areas. Please lock your car doors and do not leave valuables in sight.

Remove Seasonal Decorations
There are still a handful of Christmas decorations on units around the community. Please remember to keep holiday decorations in-season and remove them in a timely manner.
 
Protect Landscaping
Our landscaping is among our most valued assets. Please don't ride bikes and skateboards over the grass, particularly when the ground is wet. It can cause unsightly ruts and bare spots that detract from the community’s appearance.
 
Gutter Cleaning
Residents may have received a notice on doors promoting a gutter cleaning service. The Association is responsible for gutters and handles all gutter maintenance and cleaning. If you have concerns with your gutters, please contact NRP.
 
Parking Passes 
Formal communications will come out later, but owners who remember the process from last year can get ahead of it and make updates now to their vehicle and household information. If you’ve renewed your registration or gotten a new vehicle since last spring, you can log into your account on https://windgate2.com and upload the new image to your album. Unit owners who rent out their units may also update their tenants’ information. If there are no changes to your household and if your vehicle registration is still valid, you don’t need to do anything at this point. If you have a question, you may email admin@windgate2.com.
Update (Feb 10)
Posted on Feb 10th, 2023
Tree Removal and Pruning Next Week
Hemax Landscaping will be working on our trees Feb 15-16, weather permitting. The declining Bradford Pear tree behind 2548-C and the leaning White Pine behind 2508-C by the pool will be removed Feb 15. Parking spaces near the back entrance on South Wakefield St will be blocked off during the day for the work in that area. Please watch for cones and “no parking” signs.
 
Get a Head Start on Parking Passes
Formal notification will come out ssoon, but owners who remember the process from last year can get ahead of it and make updates to their vehicle and household information now. If you have replaced a vehicle or renewed your registration since last spring and haven’t uploaded that new registration to your account on https://windgate2.com, you may do so at any time. Owners who rent out their units may also update their tenants’ information. If there are no changes to your household and your vehicle registration is still valid, you don’t need to do anything at this point. If you have a question, you may email admin@windgate2.com.  
 
Community Spruce Up Tips
The nice weather recently makes it a good time to start thinking about sprucing up items that may have become damaged or unsightly over the winter. A common issue is vent covers/hoods on units. Exterior vent covers/hoods for kitchen and bathroom fans, as well as clothes dryers, are each owner's responsibility. They should all be black in color and in good condition. The bulkier cage-style are permitted on lower levels only. Upper-level vent hoods should be a flat or angled style (with or without mesh to keep out birds). The Association has black spray paint that owners can borrow to do a touch up. If you want or need to replace a cover, please file a variance request with the proposed model for approval to avoid problems later.
 
Mulch Smell from County Yard
If you are bothered by the mulch smell coming from the adjacent county yard, consider calling Arlington County. A Windgate owner let us know that they can add lime to control the smell while they grind the leaves if neighbors give them a gentle reminder.
Update (Jan 27)
Posted on Jan 27th, 2023
 
Water Shut-Off
Apologies to residents whose water was mistakenly turned off yesterday by Arlington County workers without warning. The Association needed to turn off water for one building, but the county can operate only in groups and turned off the wrong grouping. This mishap underscores the benefit of identifying whether the shut-off valve in each row (typically located in the basement of one of the end units) is accessible and functioning. If the Association can access the valve for the single building, the shut-off can be targeted and quick. We believe we have a list of the units with the valves and may attempt to reach out to determine whether they are accessible and in working order. If you have any information to share about a valve in your unit, please email admin@windgate2.com.
 
Plumbing Repair in Men’s Restroom
The plumbing repair in the men’s restroom was rescheduled to next week due to the plumber’s availability. HRI will be on-site for 3-4 days to complete this work. There may be some loud noise, as they have to cut through an interior cement wall in order to access the leaking pipe. 
Update (Jan 13)
Posted on Jan 14th, 2023
A new landscape company and the removal of failing trees are among topics in the Jan 13 update. Also, the NRP office will be closed on Martin Luther King day.
Update (Jan 6)
Posted on Jan 6th, 2023
Christmas tree disposal, exterior decorations, gutter cleaning, and pots and planters on front steps are discussed in the Jan 6 update.
Update (Dec 30)
Posted on Dec 30th, 2022
Christmas tree disposal and trash pickup, pots and planters on front steps, winter weather and slippery areas, and NRP office holiday closures are topics in the Dec 30 update.
Update (Dec 23)
Posted on Dec 26th, 2022
Facade repairs, pots and planters on front steps, trash pickup schedule, holiday office hours, and winter weather and slippery areas are topics in the Dec 23 update
Update (Dec 16)
Posted on Dec 16th, 2022
Trash pickup during the holidays, facade repairs, slippery areas from weather, and the 2023 budget for Windgate II are discussed in the Dec 16 update.
Update (Dec 9)
Posted on Dec 11th, 2022
Facade repairs, board meeting, and winter weather (and slippery areas) are topics in the Dec 9 update.
Update (Dec 2)
Posted on Dec 7th, 2022
Big trash items, hose bibs, upcoming board meeting (Dec 14), porch lights, and traffic safety (at the intersection of Wakefield and 28th Rd) are discussed in the Dec 2 update.
Update (Nov 18)
Posted on Nov 19th, 2022
Window wells, leaf removal, hose bibs, facade repairs, porch light fixtures, and seasonal lights are among the topics in the Nov 18 update.
Trash Pickup During Holidays
Posted on Nov 18th, 2022
The schedule for trash pickup during the holidays (and tree pickup after the holidays) is available. See the schedule.
Hose Bibs
Posted on Nov 12th, 2022
It's time to start winterizing hose bibs. If façade work on your unit is finished, please turn off the water valve inside your unit for the exterior faucets and then open the faucets outside. This prevents pipes from freezing, bursting, and causing flooding inside your unit.
Update (Nov 11)
Posted on Nov 12th, 2022
The budget meeting (Nov 17), porch light fixture replacement, facade repairs, seasonal lights, and more are discussed in the Nov 11 update
Update (Nov 4)
Posted on Nov 4th, 2022
Halloween followup, porch light replacement, large trash disposal, facade repairs, and volunteers for seasonal lights are discussed in the Nov 4 update.
Annual Meeting & New Board
Posted on Oct 22nd, 2022
Windgate II board members for 2022-2023 are Kristin Semeniuk (President), Jennifer Commander (Vice President), Veronika Folz (Secretary), Dominika Taraszkiewicz (Treasurer), and Patrick Harding (Member-at-Large). Read more.
Update (Oct 14)
Posted on Oct 14th, 2022
The annual meeting (Oct 20) and voting for board candidates, front light fixtures replacement, bulk trash pickup (Oct 22-23), halloween parade, facade repairs, and volunteer for Windgate II website are topics in the Oct 14 update.
Update (Oct 7)
Posted on Oct 8th, 2022
Please...
- submit photos with work orders. 
- use the portal (instead of the NRP email address). 
- do not feed wildlife. 
There's more about these topics -- and towing, facade repairs, and the Oct 12 board meeting -- in the Oct 7 update.
Thanks to Volunteers
Posted on Sep 24th, 2022
Thanks to all who attended the Sep 18 pooch paddle and ice cream social. 169 Windgate II and III residents were served ice cream -- a record for our social events. A special THANK YOU to the volunteers that made these events possible, including Pat Walter, Coday Cunningham, Mikhail Arthur, Iman Aboulhosn, Elana Jakel, Jen Wheeler, and members of the Windgate III social committee.
Update (Sep 23)
Posted on Sep 24th, 2022
Move-in fees and facade repairs are topics in the Sep 23 update.
Update (Sep 9)
Posted on Sep 15th, 2022
Facade inspections and our new community manager are among topics in the Sep 9 update.
Update (Sep 2)
Posted on Sep 2nd, 2022
Pool hours, facade repairs, and interior inspections are among the topics discussed in the Sep 2 update.
Update (Aug 26)
Posted on Aug 27th, 2022
The new management company (NRP), monthly assessments, facade repairs, and applications for two board positions are topics in the Aug 26 update.
New Management Company
Posted on Aug 20th, 2022
Click pay, late fees, and the transition to our new management company, National Realty Partners (NRP), are discussed in the Aug 19 update.
Update (Aug 5)
Posted on Aug 6th, 2022
Facade repairs, shrub pruning, lifeguard breaks, and our new management company, National Realty Partners, are discussed in the Aug 5 update.
Update (July 22)
Posted on Jul 23rd, 2022
Interior inspections and schedule from the facade project are provided in the July 22 update. Pool passes are also discussed. Read the July 22 update.
Update (July 15)
Posted on Jul 16th, 2022
Residents' belongings in common areas, unaccompanied pool guests, facade repairs, tree and shrub work, parking lot cleaning are discussed in the July 15 update.
Update (July 8)
Posted on Jul 9th, 2022
The July 8 update discusses:
- a new management company for Windgate II, starting Sep 1
- a tennis and pickle ball Facebook page for finding partners
- parking for visitors, which is being monitored and enforced
- household trash deposited in community trash (please don't)
- parking lot debris blowing
- plant hooks in common areas (please remove).
Read more
Update (June 24)
Posted on Jun 24th, 2022
Late fees and interest charges were posted erroneously to some accounts relating to the second installment of the special assessment. Please do not leave tables and chairs inside the gazebo. Towing for expired parking permits begins July 1. See more on these topics -- and handrail painting and facade repairs -- in the June 24 update.
Update (June 17)
Posted on Jun 19th, 2022
Mosquito control, gazebo use, parking permits, handrail painting, facade repairs and more are discussed in the June 17 update.
Update (June 10)
Posted on Jun 10th, 2022
Get the latest news about parking permits, the facade repair project, handrail painting and more in the June 10 update.
Watering Help Needed
Posted on Jun 10th, 2022
Watering help is needed. Please email admin@windgate2.com if you are able to volunteer to help with the watering. Read more.
New Parking Rules
Posted on Jun 6th, 2022
The board has issued new parking rules, which are laid out in Policy Resolution 22-03 Parking Rules and Regulations. The most significant new rule is that parking permits are not transferrable between vehicles without the written authorization of the board. There are few other changes. This new resolution is available at FSRConnect under Association Documents, along with all other policy resolutions, and here. Also, due to a printing error, our new parking permits will be issued the week of June 6. Please use a little tape to adhere the cling permit to your window, as they have a tendency to curl and fall. See the new parking rules.
Update (June 3)
Posted on Jun 3rd, 2022
Parking permit distribution and office hours, facade repairs, special assessment (second installment), and handrail painting are among the topics in the June 3 update. Also, a special thanks to pool task force members Jonathan Watson, Scott Litzelman, Janice Sokol and Jen Wheeler (W3) for researching and identifying Member Splash. Read more.
Pool Open
Posted on May 28th, 2022
The pool opens May 28. Rules will be posted soon, but one rule covers all pool rules: do not argue with the lifeguard. Read more about the pool opening.
Update (May 27)
Posted on May 28th, 2022
Parking permits, pool access, special assessment (second installment), and facade repairs are topics in the May 27 update.
Update (May 20)
Posted on May 20th, 2022
Parking permits, pool access, second installment of the special assessment, facade repairs, and handrail painting are topics in the May 20 update.
Parking Permits
Posted on May 19th, 2022
Due to a printing error, we are unable to use the permits that were delivered. The vendor is expediting replacement of these permits and we will notify the community of the new distribution date when known. Towing for expired permits does not begin until 1 July; however, towing for other reasons including expire temporary parking permits will continue. Contact byron.mccauley@fsresidential.com or email admin@windgate2.com if a new temporary parking permit is needed.
Update (May 13)
Posted on May 14th, 2022
The spring social (May 18), vehicle registrations and parking permits, special assessment (how to pay second installment), interior inspections for phase V of facade repairs, handrail painting, and office hours May 16, 3-6 pm, are topics in the May 13 update.
Update (May 6)
Posted on May 7th, 2022
Topics in the May 6 update include the spring social (May 18), vehicle registrations and parking permits, facade repairs, interior inspections, handrail painting, assistance at the office (May 9, 3-6 pm) for residents who need help with parking permits, pool passes or other matters that require in-person assistance. Read more.
Facade Repairs Update
Posted on May 4th, 2022
HRI and ETC will begin Phase V facade repairs in June. Buildings included in Phase V are: 2538, 2540, 2542, 2574 and 2576. An interior inspection of all units in these buildings must be done prior to the start of the facade work. These inspections will be done on Wednesday and Thursday, May 25 and 26, from 9 am to 3 pm. The deadline for scheduling your inspection is Friday, May 13. Find out how to schedule your inspection. Read more.
Update (Apr 29)
Posted on Apr 30th, 2022
Vehicle registrations and parking permits, second installment of facade project special assessment, facade repair project, and handrail painting are topics in the Apr 29 update.
Parking Permits
Posted on Apr 21st, 2022
Distribution of parking permits is the week of May 16. In-person assistance will be available at the Windgate II office on Saturday, Apr 30, from 8 to 11 am. See the steps you must take to get your parking permit. Read more.
Update (Apr 15)
Posted on Apr 16th, 2022
The Apr 15 update discusses...
- pots, planters and spring decorations on stoops and common areas
- vehicle registration and parking permits
- facade repairs
- trash on non-trash days and prohibited items left for pickup
- Arlington Environmental Collection and Recycling Event (E-CARE) on Apr 23
- handrail painting.
Read more.
Update (Apr 8)
Posted on Apr 9th, 2022
Our spring social, bulk trash pickup, facade and sidewalk repairs, and handrail painting are discussed in the Apr 8 update.
Update (Apr 1)
Posted on Apr 2nd, 2022
Bulk trash pickup (Apr 23-24), car registration and parking permits, new pool management company, facade repairs, and handrail painting are topics in the Apr 1 update.
Update (Mar 25)
Posted on Mar 25th, 2022
Vehicle registrations and parking permits, HRI working hours, resident registration, and spring bulk trash pickup are topics in the Mar 25 update.
Update (Mar 11)
Posted on Mar 12th, 2022
Unit owners must register at windgate2.com by Mar 24. This topic and others -- interior inspections, unpaid account balances, help removing seasonal lights, the facade project, and more -- are discussed in the Mar 11 update.
Update (Mar 4)
Posted on Mar 6th, 2022
Insurance (our new master policy), the facade project, and removing seasonal lights are topics in the March 4 update.
Update (Feb 25)
Posted on Feb 26th, 2022
See updates on the facade project and handrail painting -- and find out why gazebo parking spaces will be blocked for 6 weeks -- in the Feb 25 update.
Update (Feb 18)
Posted on Feb 19th, 2022
Snow shovel storage, handrail painting, gate latch maintenance, and the facade project are among topics in the Feb 18 update.
Update (Feb 11)
Posted on Feb 14th, 2022
A new procedure is being developed to streamline application processes for parking permits and pool pass applications, and to improve communications. Also:
- The board is evaluating software to improve management of pool passes and access to the pool.
- Handrails are being painted. 
These efforts -- and the facade project -- are discussed in the Feb 11 update.
Update (Feb 4)
Posted on Feb 5th, 2022
This month's board meeting (Feb 9), the facade project, and gutter cleaning are topics in the Feb 4 update.
Update (Jan 28)
Posted on Jan 30th, 2022
WordPress volunteer, trash and recycling, the facade project, and window well drains are topics in the Jan 28 update.
Update (Jan 21)
Posted on Jan 23rd, 2022
Resident belongings in common areas, the facade project, and where to find updates on trash when weather is bad are topics in the Jan 21 update.
Update (Jan 14)
Posted on Jan 17th, 2022
Snow removal, the facade project, interior inspections, window replacements, and new architectural standard for garden style windows are among the topics in the Jan 14 update.
Update (Dec 30)
Posted on Dec 31st, 2021
Trash collection, the facade project, a board work session, and the 2022 monthly assessment are among topics discussed in the December 30 update.
Update (Dec 17)
Posted on Dec 18th, 2021
The facade project, leaf blowing, satellite dishes, click-pay, onsite manager resignation, and email subject lines are topics in the Dec 17 update.
New Board, Annual Report
Posted on Oct 22nd, 2021
See our board members and officers and the annual report slideshow and accompanying narrative. A special thanks to Jennifer Commander, who has served on the Windgate II board for 6 years, including 4 years as president!
Facade Repair Project
Posted on Aug 17th, 2021
The facade repair project began in September and will continue until completion (December 2022). This community-wide project involves every building and unit in Windgate II. Facade repairs, which include brick replacements and mortar repairs, are the single largest line item in our reserve study, which is used to make decisions about the association’s funding needs. Please review this information carefully and prepare for this important project.
Pool: Liability Waiver Form
Posted on May 21st, 2021
On May 20, the board decided not to require reservations or Covid-19 screening for residents to enter the pool area; however, pool users must submit a liability waiver form (for the entire pool season). Your household may submit one waiver for everyone in your unit, or each adult in your household may submit a separate waiver. If you're submitting one waiver for your entire household, the names of all pool pass holders (adults and minor children) must be included and each adult (18 and over) must sign the form. You must obtain a waiver sticker in advance as you will not be able to enter the pool without the waiver sticker on your pool pass. Waiver forms are also available on the office door but may not be given to the lifeguard or pool ambassador. Please email windgate2pool@gmail.com with any questions or to make alternative arrangements.
Update
Posted on May 14th, 2021
Pool reservations, landscape treatments, water pressure testing, and chimney inspections are topics in the May 14 update. Read more.
Fire Place Inspections
Posted on Apr 27th, 2021
Our insurer now requires as a condition of renewal of our policy that we implement procedures for verifying that unit owners are completing bi-annual inspections and performing any work recommended by the inspector. The inspection of your fireplace, chimney and chimney vent must be completed every two years by a professional chimney sweep and conform with National Fire Protection Association Standards (NFPA 211). Unit owners must perform any cleaning, maintenance or repairs that the inspector determines to be necessary using methods that do not impair the structural or thermal performance of the fireplace and chimney. Unit owners must submit evidence of the inspection and completion of any recommended work. Evidence of the inspection and additional work completed must be submitted to the community association manager no later than June 30, 2021. The inspection must have occurred within the prior twelve months. Read more.
Water Pressure Testing
Posted on Mar 1st, 2021
High water pressure in units has become a widespread problem in Windgate II. It leads to excess consumption of water (water is our single largest expense) and damage to plumbing systems and appliances. The board is providing advance notice of its plans and to give unit owners an opportunity to correct their high water pressure before community-wide measurements this spring. Read more about the board's plans -- and what owners and residents will need to do.
Update
Posted on Nov 8th, 2020
Hoses, hose bibs, firewood, lights, downspouts, and window wells are topics in this update (Nov 6).
Updates
Posted on Apr 16th, 2020
See updates from April 13 and April 10.
No Office Visits, Please
Posted on Apr 2nd, 2020
We are asking again that all owners and residents refrain from coming to the site office. Due to COVID-19 concerns, we are asking if you have an issue that you need assistance with to please either call the office at (703) 578-1173 or send an email to Christie Loveless at christie.loveless@fsresidential.com. Please do not drop off parking and pool pass applications at the site office. Please email or mail the applications to the addresses included on each form. All common area maintenance requests should be entered into FirstService Connect.
Tennis Courts & Gazebo Closed
Posted on Mar 31st, 2020
On Mar 30, Governor Northam issued stay-at-home orders for Virginia. As a result, Windgate II and Windgate III have made the difficult decision to temporarily close the tennis courts and gazebo areas. We thank you in advance for your cooperation. We will continue to monitor the situation and will reopen the facilities as soon as we are able.
No Glass in Recycling
Posted on Jan 3rd, 2020
Glass is no longer accepted in recycling and will no longer be picked up. Please do not put any glass in recycling bins.
Window Well Maintenance
Posted on Dec 17th, 2019
Window well maintenance is critical to extending the life of window wells and preventing water damage to the inside of units due to poorly functioning drains. Window well maintenance is a unit owner's responsibility, and fall is an optimal time to perform this maintenance. Read more.
Photos from Dwayne's Farewell Party
Posted on May 28th, 2019
See photos from the farewell party for Dwayne Miller, our maintenance supervisor since 1994.
News Brief
Posted on May 14th, 2019
Find out the latest on...
  - parking and pool passes
  - farewell party for Dwayne
  - contacting our assistant manager, Joanne Nelson
  - maintenance staff status
  - pool opening
  - termite treatment
  - keeping your contact info up-to-date
  - glass recycling
  - lamp posts
  - chimney sealant misidentification
  - FHA recertification
  - hose bibs (outside water spigots)
  - scooters 
              ...in the May 14 News Brief
Pool & Parking Applications
Posted on Mar 17th, 2019
Pool and parking pass applications have been mailed to all owners. Completed applications were due April 1. You may mail, email or drop off at the pool house (the drop box on the right, marked "Parking/Pool Applications"). Renters may wish to confirm that their unit’s owner has their current information since it is the owner who submits the applications. The pool opens May 25. Current parking passes expire May 31.
 
Every owner must complete and return a pool pass application and a parking form. Residents may not park in Windgate II with expired parking passes (they expire May 31). Access to the pool will be denied without a valid pool pass or guest pass for 2019. If you were issued and kept a plastic card pass in 2018, please request renewal stickers for 2019. If you do not have your pool pass from last year, you must request a new card. Replacement of resident pool passes will cost $10 per pass. 
 
Owners who are renting out their unit may convey their right to use the pool to their tenants by completing the appropriate section of the pool pass application. Please provide a copy of the tenant’s lease with the pool application. Only owners OR renters can use the pool. If an owner conveys their pool rights to their tenants, the owner is not eligible to receive a pool pass.
 
All residents are responsible for following the pool and parking rules. Read the pool rules for 2019 and this parking rules summary.
Updates
Posted on Mar 11th, 2019
ASSISTANT MANAGER -- Joanne Nelson started as our part-time assistant community manager on March 20. Joanne is supporting our community exclusively as an on-site presence. Those attending our Spring Fling had a chance to meet her. You will be seeing her around the community and at our board meetings.
 
INSURANCE -- The 2019 certificate of insurance is now available.
 
TRADES CENTER STUDY -- An overview of the new "Trades Center Optimization Study" was provided at the Shirlington Library on March 11. Read about the study.
 
See a need? Talk to the board about helping to resolve it.
Updates
Posted on Jan 30th, 2019
County board members Libby Garvey and Matt de Ferranti will speak at the Shirlington Library on Monday, Mar 11, at 7 pm. Also, an overview will be provided on the new "Trades Center Optimization Study." Read about the study.
 
The board will meet Wednesday, Mar 13, 7 pm, at Arlington Mill Community Center, Room 525. Residents are invited to attend.
 
Dwayne Miller, our maintenance supervisor, will be out for an undetermined period of time. Please continue to submit work orders on FSRConnect. For follow-up, call FSR customer care at 703-385-1133 or e-mail our ombudsman or board maintenance lead (jonathanwatsonwgii@gmail.com or vmoorewgii@gmail.com). Maintenance issues that do not require prompt attention will be put on hold.
 
Get well wishes -- Residents wishing to send get well wishes to Dwayne may contact a board member for the address provided by Dwayne’s family.
 
Dog stations -- servicing has been suspended because of Dwayne's absence. Put dog waste in outside trash cans instead of dog stations.
 
Clearing walks -- FSR and the board are making arrangements to ensure that walks are cleared of snow during Dwayne's absence. The association does its best to keep walks and driveways clear, but it is impossible to eliminate all potentially slippery conditions. Report troublesome areas to FSR and a board member. Buckets of sand will be left throughout the community, which residents may use on ice after walks and driveways have been cleared.
 
De-icing products -- Residents are responsible for clearing the sidewalk and steps leading directly to their unit. De-icing products are bad for our sidewalks, landscaping, dogs’ paws, and water quality. If you use a de-icing product, do so sparingly and keep it away from plants and turf. Do not use sodium chloride. Choose instead magnesium chloride or a combination of magnesium and calcium chlorides. An alternative is sand, which doesn't melt ice but provides traction.
 
Trash cans -- Once again, do not use outside trash cans for your household trash.
 
We need your expertise:
- How can the board send broadcast text messages to participating residents and owners? Share your ideas with Vicky Moore (vmoorewgii@gmail.com).
- How could all our policy resolutions (from inception to date) be compiled and maintained in MSWord?
 
See previous updates here and here.
Trash, Maintenance
Posted on Aug 9th, 2018
Submit work orders for maintenance at FSRConnect. Do not put trash or recycling out before pickup day. Read more.
Meeting Minutes
Posted on Dec 28th, 2016
Read minutes from board meetings (owners only). Go to FSRConnect and select "forms & documents."