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Burke Medians
Posted by: Wondering? ()
Date: July 07, 2009 06:55PM

Can someone please explain why the medians in Burke and other areas are so nicely taken care of? You drive anywhere and the grass and "wild flowers" are 3 feet tall, but as soon as you enter Burke it is nicely mowed and edged. Through the weekend last weekend they had 6 foot flags in the median every 100 feet, real flags not those cheap hand held ones. Does Burke pay higher taxes for this because it sure isnt the most affluent area?

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Re: Burke Medians
Posted by: Burke HOA ()
Date: July 07, 2009 07:29PM

There are gnomes residing nearby that come out at night and do landscaping, their names are Jose, Pedro and Manuel. If you turn on the lights they scurry back to the woodline,

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Re: Burke Medians
Posted by: Radiophile ()
Date: July 07, 2009 08:17PM

Burke HOA Wrote:
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> There are gnomes residing nearby that come out at
> night and do landscaping, their names are Jose,
> Pedro and Manuel. If you turn on the lights they
> scurry back to the woodline,


Can I hire them to do my back yard?

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Re: Burke Medians
Posted by: why me ()
Date: July 07, 2009 08:30PM

It is not the state doing this mowing. I suspect some hoa's are paying their landscapers extra to mow the medians adjacent to their developments. I have seen this done on Rolling Rd near Interstate Van lines. As a resident of Burke, I appreciate their efforts. I just wish the state would do more.

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Re: Burke Medians
Posted by: KeepOnTruckin ()
Date: July 07, 2009 08:45PM

I saw a private citizen mowing the median of clifton road by 7-11 last Saturday. it was a jungle in there but i guess he was tired of it

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Re: Burke Medians
Posted by: Gravis ()
Date: July 07, 2009 08:58PM

Burke HOA Wrote:
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> There are gnomes residing nearby that come out at
> night and do landscaping, their names are Jose,
> Pedro and Manuel. If you turn on the lights they
> scurry back to the woodline,


it's so true!


"the wisdom of the wise will perish, the intelligence of the intelligent will vanish."095042938540
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Re: Burke Medians
Posted by: why me ()
Date: July 07, 2009 08:59PM

I can understand their (the state) not mowing the medians to save money, but what really bugs me is the conditions of the drain openings. They are so overgrown it is hard to see how they can properly drain the run-off during heavy rains.

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Re: Burke Medians
Posted by: Grasscutter ()
Date: July 14, 2009 09:54PM

The Burke Center HOA collects dues from the area homeowners and those funds are used to pay for public area maintenance among other things. It is an example of what can happen when you belong to an HOA that has the ability to bill residents for upkeep.

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Re: Burke Medians
Posted by: 496 ()
Date: July 14, 2009 10:21PM

This is a Reston Association gnome saying no to your latest home improvement.
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