Question: I am about to add a new deck to my dwelling, must I contact the neighborhood association before I begin?
Answer: Yes, all architectural changes to the exterior of a dwelling in this community must first be submitted in writing to the architectural committee prior to their undertaking. A written notice of approval or disapproval will be returned to you within fourteen days. Remember, this notice does not replace a Baltimore County permit when required.
Question: I am having a party for my child, am I allowed to use the open space for this purpose?
Answer: Yes, however, you are required to notify a member of the board of directors of the date and time of usage. The open space used must be free of trash and debris when finished.
Question: I am getting Direct TV installed; are there any requirements for the placement of a satellite dish?
Answer: Yes, all satellite dishes must be placed to the rear of your dwelling, so as not to be seen from the street.
Question: How often does the board of directors meet? And, am I allowed to attend these meetings?
Answer: The board of directors will meet at least four times a year on dates that will be posted to this website at least fifteen days prior to the date of the meeting. Anyone, who wishes to attend is welcomed however, the board of directors should be notified in advance.
Question: When is dumpster day being held?
Answer: Dumpster day is held annually in late spring. The exact day will be posted on this website in the first newsletter after the holiday season.
Question: I am a member of this Community Association and I did not pay assessment. Are there any penalties for this?
Answer: YES! The President and Board of Directors of the Northgate Hall Community Association, Inc., take this opportunity to inform and explain the annual Assessment as originally provided by the Covenants between the North Gate Hall Community Association, Inc. and the owners of fee simple title to any lot which is part of the North Gate Hall community property.
Under Section 3 of the Covenants, the Board of Directors may fix annual assessment to promote the recreation, health, safety and welfare for the residents of the Properties and for the improvement and maintenance of the common area. Each member under the Covenants is obligated to pay the Association annual and special assessments. If unpaid, the account shall be considered delinquent and if not paid within thirty (30) days after the due date, interest shall be attached at the rate of 6% per annum. If still unpaid, the Association shall have the authority to bring an action at law for assessments, costs, interest and reasonable attorney's fees and/or a lien to be placed upon the delinquent property.
Presently, the assessment is $100 to be paid annually. The Association will make every reasonable effort to provide the owner with a statement at least 20 days in advance of the assessment due date. Failure to receive a written notification of assessment due does not relieve the owner from an obligation to pay. The Covenants, Articles and Bylaws of the Association have been reviewed by our counsel, J. Carroll Holzer and the Board of Directors have been advised that the annual assessment meets legal sufficiency and is consistent with the Covenants which have been recorded in the land records of Baltimore County. Community assessments are not rare and provide resources to protect and maintain the quality of life and property of the neighborhood.