Hethwood Updates

Please stay off of the pond

As a friendly reminder: Please stay off of the pond As the ice thickness can vary, you are putting yourself at risk by venturing out onto the ice. If you see someone on the ice feel free to advise them to slowly step off the ice. Your help is appreciated in this matter. If you feel that they are in danger please contact the local emergency services. All trails and amenities are to be used at your own risk.

Satellite Dishes

The FCC allows for the residents of planned communities to install direct broadcast satellite dishes. Before installing any satellite dish, we request you complete a Notice of Intent to Install and Antenna. The form as well as information regarding installation size and location can be printed from the Hethwood website or picked up at the Hethwood office. Once this is filled with the Hethwood Foundation you are free to carry out installation, unless for some reason the size or location does not conform to applicable standards.

Blacksburg Rescue Squad Winter Pond Training

Please note: We have offered the use of our pond to the Blacksburg Rescue Squad. When our pond freezes you may see the rescue squad completing pond rescue drills. This could be completed several times during the winter months. The area will be clearly marked with emergency vehicles and signage stating that it is a only a drill. If possible we will try to send notice in advance depending on the weather and the Squad's ability to let us know in advance.

Hethwood Snow Removal Policy

With winter approaching we thought it would be good to reiterate our snow removal policy. Our policy for snow removal does not differ from that of the Town of Blacksburg's where streets, sidewalks and roadways are priority after a heavy snow fall or ice storm. The trails are second priority in this policy as they are not intended to be primary routes for travel. Our crew will work on snow/ice removal in the community and begin work on our trail system as soon as they are able in the event of a snow storm. Until that point we ask that you use caution if using the trails, especially in heavily shaded areas.

As a general reminder, please stay off the pond. As the ice thickness can vary you are putting yourself at risk if you venture out onto the ice. If you see someone on the ice feel free to advise them to slowly step off of the ice. Your help is appreciated in this matter. If you feel that they are in danger please contact the local emergency services. All trails and amenities are used at your own risk.

Bagged Leaves

Loose & bagged leaves are collected each fall for Town refuse and recycling customers. The last loose leaf pickup was the week of 12/4/17, if you have left over leaves see below: Leaf vacuums and other specialized equipment must be removed from truck in order to prepare the vehicles for snow removal. After the above date, bagged leaves will be collected as time permits until February 1st each year. Call Public Works and let them know the number of bags you have and your address. For additional information, please visit www.blacksburg.gov/recycling or call (540)433-1200.