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Burke's Obama for America Office Accused of Violating Condo Rules

The condominium unit owners association does not allow any sings in windows or on doors.

The Rolling Valley Professional Center (RVPC) Condominium Unit Owners Association is preparing a formal hearing notice for the Obama for America campaign due to the group's failure to obey condo association rules concerning signs, according to an association board member. "It doesn't matter if you're Republican, Democrat or Independent, these are the rules the condominium association agreed upon 10 years ago," said Donald Ellison, past president and current member of the RVPC board.

Ellison said the condominium association has strict rules about what can be displayed in windows and on doors. Banners and signs are not allowed. 

The is located in the office park at 9253 Old Keene Mill Road, just off Sydenstricker Road. "We are working with the condo association, and we look forward to addressing any concerns that they may have," a campaign official who asked not to be named told Patch.

"The first day they moved in, I went over to explain that no papers are allowed in windows or on doors because we don't want to look like a used car dealership," said Ellison. He said the owner of the unit, Gill Partnership L.P., and the renters both have a copy of the rules. "It's important that we all live by the same rules," said Ellison. "Otherwise it looks like we're playing favorites," he said.

Ellison personally spoke to the person in charge of the campaign office on August 24 and August 31. In addition, the property management company —CGR Commercial Management LLC — sent a formal letter on August 24 to the owner and the tenant. Since then, Ellison said he has seen more signs.

The RVPC Condominium Unit Owners Association is preparing the formal hearing notice as a last resort. "We would prefer voluntary compliance versus disruption in the community," said Ellison. 

Rick S September 06, 2012 at 12:52 PM
There's a surprise! The Obama camp having disregard for rules and laws. ;-)
Susan Larson (Editor) September 06, 2012 at 05:54 PM
Via email from jerhood914: "By the time they get it fixed if ever, the election will be over."
MizScarlettsMammy September 07, 2012 at 05:34 AM
This is just about white folk being partisan, racist and ugly. They know who they were renting to, and into what uses the office would be placed. And folk wonder "why we just can't get along." Puhlezze!
BurkePatriot September 07, 2012 at 12:15 PM
Breaking the laws of every community is an ever day occurrence with this current administration. From the Department of Justice breaking Federal laws of not implementing border security, telling local police forces that they won't implement immigration laws when they have detained law breaking illegal immigrants and endless examples. This goes all the way down to the grass roots goose steppers at the Obama for America here in Burke. Rhetoric of "playing by the same rules", "level playing field" are things that don't apply to this violent mob that is the left which infects the now un-American Democrat Socialist Party of today. If we act like they do by playing on there level by being like a infectious vermin by crawling out late at night and destroying private property and destroying our country within we would be insulting to good law bidding citizens in both parties everywhere. One example is last night. Right after the speech by Obama Romney yard signs in my yard and neighbors on my block were stolen. On Lee Chapel between Burke Lake Road and Old Keene Mill we had 4'x8' Romney and Allen signs that were vandalized and stolen. Right around the corner is the lawless Obama for America office. Coincidence? I think not. This is the caliber of selfish, dehumanizing behavior that the left brings out of people. This is a greater reason to remove the socialists out of power from our communities and abroad. Truth can be an inconvenient to these un-American socialists. in Liberty,
Carole Lynne September 08, 2012 at 07:24 PM
Rolling Valley Professional Center (RVPC) Condominium Unit Owners Association to Obama: "We don't care if you're the President of the United States. You still can't put a sign in your window."
MizScarlettsMammy September 10, 2012 at 07:48 PM
@Carole Lynne...but weichert realty can. the ground is level.
Donald Ellison September 18, 2012 at 12:21 AM
The Seventh Amendment to the Declaration of Condominium of the Rolling Valley Professional Center Condominium Unit Owners Association (County of Fairfax Records, starting with Bk09956 0283) allows for "For Rent" and "For Sale" signs.
Donald Ellison September 18, 2012 at 12:27 AM
The Seventh Amendment to the Declaration of Condominium of the Rolling Valley Professional Center Condominium Unit Owners Association (County of Fairfax Records, starting with BK 09956 0283) allows for "For Rent" and "For Sale" signs, thus the Weichert Realty sign in the window of 9269 Old Keene Mill Road is legal.
MizScarlettsMammy September 20, 2012 at 01:51 AM
@Donald Ellison-so if we put "obama for sale" signs up, we will then be in compliance, correct?
Bj September 27, 2012 at 02:03 PM
A 4 x 8 sign is an "in your face" advertisement...if it's not illegal it should be. Why isn't the President of the condo association involved? Could it be he/she understands this is personal to the board member?
MizScarlettsMammy September 27, 2012 at 08:57 PM
@Bj--Please reread and comprehend the post on the 4x8' ROMNEY sign. There is no question that this matter is personal from the perspective of the board member. I have witnessed his behavior which has been sneaky, rude, disrespectful., and overly aggressive. In case you are wondering, I am not a member of the official Obama ground team.
MizScarlettsMammy September 28, 2012 at 02:34 AM
@Donald Ellison--Or should we instead use "obama for rent" signs? i think that perhaps the latter would be more palatable to tasteful people. how about you? what is your pleasure? i wait for your response with bated breath.......

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