Happy New Year!
Holiday Lighting Contest Winners December 2017
Single Family Homes
1st Place-4826 Vicky Road
2nd Place-9104 Bowline Road
3rd Place-4822 Galley Road
1st Place-9024 Deviation Road
2nd Place-9111 Deviation Road
3rd Place-9028 Deviation Road
Monetary prizes will be mailed to all winners.
Thanks to all for brightening up our community!
At the end of January our yearly assessment notice will be mailed to all homeowners via United States Postal Service (USPS) First Class Mail. We ask that the assessment payment be returned as soon as possible to the designated address on the notice. Remember, the $100.00 assessment payment is due by March 1, 2018.
We would be remiss if we did not mention the e-mails we have received concerning leaves being blown into the streets and sewers. As we all know, it is against Baltimore County law to do this. Please refer to Baltimore County Code 18-3-109, Title 1 M. We have observed some lawn care companies engaging in this practice so if you have hired a company to tend to your lawn care and leaf removal, they are subject to the same code.
However, sending anonymous and accusatory letters to your neighbors and the Community Association is not the correct way to resolve this problem. We strongly suggest that using good communication skills and calmly discussing your concern with your neighbor will resolve most problems. If this does not resolve the issue, a call to Code Enforcement at (410) 887-3351, may be necessary; they will be glad to assist you.
The Board of Directors only serves in an advisory capacity and does not directly intervene to resolve disputes between neighbors.
Just as important during the winter season, snow must be cleared from your sidewalk and thrown on your grassy areas-NOT the street, no later than twenty-four (24) hours after the last snowflake. This is laid out in the Baltimore County Code of Ordinances, "Roads, Bridges, Sidewalks, 18-3-107 Removal of Snow and Ice."
Baltimore County relies on reports from the public when sidewalks have not been cleared. A letter is sent out by the Department of Public works after a complaint has been received. If a citation is made, it comes with a $25.00 fine.
If you are unable to shovel your sidewalks, plan ahead and arrange for the work to be performed for you. It is not an option…it is the law. Violators will be reported to Baltimore County Code Enforcement.