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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Have You Paid Your $43 For Covenants Enforcement?

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As the annual due date for the Reston Association assessment draws near, it's always nice to take stock and use the soothing multicolored hues of a pie chart to reflect on the fact that each of is personally paying $43 to make sure that our neighbor doesn't use the wrong kind of outdoor light fixture, $47 for coconut fiber biologs and whatnot, and $81 for capital funding for things like no smoking signs (though, in fairness, those were supposed to be paid for out of the current year's budget).

All in all, we do think it's well worth an iPad and a half to live in Reston, though we hope that the $25 increase this year will find its way to maintaining Reston's current infrastructure and planning for sensible improvements for the influx of new people soon to arrive.

On the bright side, the fact that this is a leap year brings the cost of our assessment down nearly four-tenths a penny, to a mere $1.54 per day. Score!


  1. Yup. I had to, like every year, bend and squeal paying my assessment for the little or no value RA is bringing lately and ordered the passes "at a discount". Why not bundle everything up in one single fee?

  2. Will any of the "new people soon to arrive" be paying the RA assessment. Or will the rest of us be paying for their share of the "improvements" as well as ours? I think the latter is most likely.

  3. I have not seen any improvments since I moved here 12 years ago- besides upkeeping-

  4. RA graphs should be done in RA approved colors.