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RFCA Membership

Executive Committee

President – Marcie Winnit
1st Vice President – John Ritchie
2nd Vice President – Richard Hildebrand
Recording Secretary – Ginger Rogers
Corresponding Secretary – Diwakar Sharma
Treasurer – Kristoffer Hull

General Address

Ravensworth Farm Civic Association, P.O. Box 1773, Springfield, Virginia 22151-1020

Membership

Yearly membership dues are $15 per household, per year.

RFCA Directory Team

Membership & Communications – Elissa Myers
Advertising – VACANT
Coordinator, Production, and Listing Changes – Steve Beste
Printing – Stephenson Printing, Inc.

By Laws

Click here to view the By-Laws of the Ravensworth Farm Civic Association.

Covenants and Restrictions

(contained in Deed of Dedication of Ravensworth, Section Seven, dated February 1, 1962, and recorded on February 27, 1962, in Deed Book 2109, page 263, among the land records of Fairfax County, VA)

  1. All lots in the tract shall be known and described as residential lots and no structures shall be erected, altered, placed or permitted to remain on any residential building plot other than one detached, single family dwelling not to exceed two and one half stories in height and a private garage for not more than two cars. No noxious or offensive trade or activity shall be carried on upon a lot nor shall anything be done thereon which may be or become an annoyance or nuisance to the neighborhood.
  2. No metal garage shall be erected on any lot.
  3. No fence or similar enclosure may be built on any lot except a rear yard fence which fence shall not exceed 48 inches in height and shall not extend beyond the front line of the dwelling erected on said lot, and such rear yard fence shall be of wood or metal construction of at least 50% open design. This restriction shall not be construed to preclude the growth of an ornamental hedge fence which shall be kept neatly trimmed to a height of not more than three feet around the front yard of any said lots. Any fence built on any of the above described lots shall be maintained in a proper manner so as not to detract from the value and desirability of surrounding property. The words “rear yard” as set forth above shall not include any area that extends in front of the building restriction lines as established by the Zoning Ordinance of Fairfax County, Virginia, and shall apply to both of the street frontages on all corner lots.
  4. All lots and yards in the above described subdivision shall be maintained in a neat and attractive manner so as not to detract from the appearance of the above described development.
  5. Any violation of the above covenants shall be deemed to be a continuing one until remedied, and shall be enforceable by appropriate court action instituted at any time by any one or more lot owners in this subdivision.
  6. Invalidation of any one or more of the above covenants (or a part thereof) by judgment or court order shall in no wise affect any of the other covenants above set forth which shall remain in full force and effect.
  7. ARCHITECTURAL CONTROL. No building shall be erected, placed or altered on any lot until the construction plans and specifications and a plan showing the location of the structure have been approved by the architectural control committee as to quality of workmanship and material, harmony of external design with existing structures, and as to location with respect to topography and finish grade elevation. No fence or wall shall be erected, placed or altered on any lot nearer to any street than the minimum building setback line, unless similarly approved. Approval shall be as provided in Restriction #9.
  8. MEMBERSHIP. The architectural control committee is composed of Bernard Steinberg, E. Carl Hengen and Roger C. Hildeen. A majority of the committee may designate a representative to act for it. In the event of death or resignation of any member of the committee, the remaining members shall have full authority to designate a successor. Neither the members of the committee nor its designated representative shall be entitled to any compensation for services performed pursuant to this covenant.
  9. PROCEDURE. The committee’s approval or disapproval as required in these covenants shall be in writing. In the event the committee, or its designated representative, fails to approve or disapprove within 30 days after plans and specifications have been submitted to it, or in any event, if no suit to enjoin the construction has been commenced prior to the completion thereof, approval will not be required and the related covenants shall be deemed to have been fully complied with.
  10. BUILDING LOCATION. No building shall be located on any lot nearer to the front lot line or nearer to the side street line than the minimum building set back lines shown on the recorded plat. In any event, no building shall be located on any lot nearer than 30 feet to the front lot line, or nearer than 30 feet to any side street line. No building shall be located nearer than 8 feet to an interior lot line, except that no side yard shall be required for a garage or other permitted accessory building located 60 feet or more from the minimum building set back line. No dwelling shall be located on any interior lot nearer than 25 feet from the rear lot line. For the purpose of this covenant eaves, steps and open porches shall not be considered as a part of the building, provided, however, that this shall not be construed to permit any portion of a building on a lot to encroach upon another lot. Provided, however, that the architectural control committee is authorized to permit reasonable variations of the aforesaid limitations.
  11. LOT AREA AND WIDTH. No dwelling shall be erected or placed on any lot having a width of less than 65 feet at the minimum building setback line nor shall any dwelling be erected or placed on any lot having an area of less than 8,000 square feet, provided, however, that the architectural control committee is authorized to permit reasonable variations of the aforesaid limitations.
  12. EASEMENTS. Easements for installation and maintenance of utilities and drainage facilities are reserved as shown on the recorded plat.
  13. LIVESTOCK AND POULTRY. No animals, livestock, or poultry of any kind shall be raised, bred or kept on any lot, except that dogs, cats, or other household pets may be kept, provided that they are not kept, bred or maintained for commercial purposes.
  14. GARBAGE AND REFUSE DISPOSAL. No lot shall be used or maintained as a dumping ground for rubbish. Trash, garbage or other waste shall not be kept except in sanitary containers. All incinerators or other equipment for the storage or disposal of such material shall be kept in a clean and sanitary condition.
  15. TERM. These covenants are to run with the land and shall be binding on all parties and all persons claiming under them for a period of twenty five years from the date these covenants are recorded, after which time said covenants shall be automatically extended for successive periods of 10 years, unless an instrument signed by a majority of the then owners of the lots has been recorded, agreeing to change said covenants in whole or in part.

NOTE: Before seriously investing any money in any structures, major landscaping or recreational or other uses, you should consult Article 10 of the Fairfax County Ordinance, Accessory Uses, Accessory Service Uses and Home Occupations. It can be seen here.

How the RFCA Functions

  • Executive Committee meetings are held monthly, September to May at the school, dates and times are published in the Farmer. This is where the real work gets done and where community news gets passed around. Come join us and see if this work is for you!
  • Official business of the Association (such as ratifying the budget) is done in three meetings a year (October, March, and May). Meetings are held at the Ravensworth Elementary School.
  • Officers are elected by the membership in the spring. Committee chairmen are appointed by the president.

Committees

Entrance

  • Committee Chairs, Margaret Kinder

Hospitality

  • Committee Chair, Ruth Hartman

New Neighbors

  • Committee Chair, Cindy Cho

Directory

  • Coordinator, Steve Beste
  • Advertising, VACANT

The Farmer

  • Editor, Shobha McConnell
  • Preparation, Susan Deyampert
  • Printing, Flyers, John Ritchie
  • Distribution, Vince DeCourcey
  • Advertising, Katherine Craig

Meeting Minutes

Board Meeting Minutes

RFCA Board Meeting – September 1, 2021
RFCA Board Meeting – May 5, 2021
RFCA Board Meeting – April 7, 2021
RFCA Board Meeting – March 3, 2021
RFCA Board Meeting – February 3, 2021
RFCA Board Meeting – January 6, 2021
RFCA Board Meeting – December 2, 2020
RFCA Board Meeting – November 4, 2020
RFCA Board Meeting – October 7, 2020
RFCA Board Meeting – September 22, 2020
RFCA Board Meeting – September 9, 2020
RFCA Board Meeting – May 6, 2020
RFCA Board Meeting – April 1, 2020
RFCA Board Meeting – March 4, 2020
RFCA Board Meeting – February 5, 2020
RFCA Board Meeting – January 8, 2020
RFCA Board Meeting – January 5, 2016
RFCA Board Meeting – May 4, 2011
RFCA Board Meeting – March 30, 2011
RFCA Board Meeting – March 1, 2011
RFCA Board Meeting – February 1, 2011
RFCA Board Meeting – January 4, 2011
RFCA Board Meeting – November 30, 2010
RFCA Board Meeting – November 2, 2010
RFCA Board Meeting – October 5, 2010
RFCA Board Meeting – September 1, 2010
RFCA Board Meeting – July 25, 2010
RFCA Board Meeting – April 7, 2010
RFCA Board Meeting – March 4, 2010
RFCA Board Meeting – January 6, 2010
RFCA Board Meeting – December 3, 2009
RFCA Board Meeting – November 4, 2009
RFCA Board Meeting – October 8, 2009
RFCA Board Meeting – May 5, 2009
RFCA Board Meeting – April 1, 2009
RFCA Board Meeting – March 11, 2009
RFCA Board Meeting – February 4, 2009
RFCA Board Meeting – January 7, 2009
RFCA Board Meeting – December 3, 2008
RFCA Board Meeting – November 5, 2008
RFCA Board Meeting – October 1, 2008
RFCA Board Meeting – September 3, 2008
RFCA Board Meeting – April 30, 2008

Membership Meeting Minutes

RFCA Membership Meeting – May 27, 2021
RFCA Membership Meeting – March 25, 2021
RFCA Membership Meeting – October 15, 2020
RFCA Membership Meeting – May 21, 2020
RFCA Membership Meeting – April 16, 2020
RFCA Membership Meeting – October 17, 2019
RFCA Membership Meeting – May 26, 2011
RFCA Membership Meeting – March 24, 2011
RFCA Membership Meeting – February 3, 2011
RFCA Membership Meeting – October 28, 2010
RFCA Membership Meeting – May 27, 2010
RFCA Membership Meeting – March 23, 2010
RFCA Membership Meeting – January 28, 2010
RFCA Membership Meeting – October 29, 2009
RFCA Membership Meeting – May 28, 2009
RFCA Membership Meeting – March 26, 2009
RFCA Membership Meeting – January 29, 2009
RFCA Membership Meeting – December 2, 2008
RFCA Membership Meeting – October 23, 2008
RFCA Membership Meeting – May 22, 2008

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