Grass Cutting along the highway
Every year we run into an issue where the state who maintains 700 miles off roadway grass cutting waits until the grass is 3 feet tall and 50 calls from us to cut it! We have taken calls from you the concerned neighbors and we continue to call the various agencies that are linked to the final goal. So that everyone knows the middle median area is contracted out to the county and maintained by a private company as part of the beautification act and it works however the state maintains the rest of the areas and obviously that doesn't work so well.
We the officers of the community are not settling for this any longer and we will keep everyone updated on the progress. as of now this is escalated from the delegates office to the senators office and now is at the governors desk where we are awaiting a schedule for a meeting to discuss changes on process and procedures on how this matter is dealt with for the future of our community! stay tuned for updates.
We have cut the grass that's correct WE not the state and we will continue to attempt our efforts to work with the state to get this properly maintained for our community appearance.
The Maryland dept. of Agriculture once again has included our community in the mosquito sprat program which will start up as activity grows between now and June.
WE must all do our part in assisting the control of these nasty insects....
Do not allow rain water to accumulate in buckets, trash can lids or anything that holds water! Turn these items upside down or keep lids on their cans. IT ALL STARTS WITH US!
Our area will be sprayed on Thursday nights between the hours of 7pm and 2:40 am. Training of the technicians begins on May 27 - June 10th and regular treatments should begin June 11th and run possible through October if needed.
Visit mosquito_control for more information
Zoning and permits information
ARTICLE 18. ZONING
18-17-102. Inoperable and unregistered vehicles.
(a) Definition. For purposes of this section, the term "vehicle" means a motor vehicle, trailer, or boat.
(b) Scope. This section does not apply to the storage of vehicles as accessory to a marina or a service and sales facility or to the storage of unregistered vehicles within a roofed structure entirely enclosed on all sides.
(c) Prohibition. Except as provided otherwise by this article, land may not be used for the parking, storage, collection, accumulation, or abandonment of any inoperable, wrecked, partially dismantled, or destroyed vehicle or of any vehicle that does not display all information required by law, including a current registration plate and validation sticker.
Dogs may be “man’s best friend” and a delightful sight, but if owners are negligent, dogs can also be quite a public nuisance. For instance, owners who fail to pick up after their pets contribute to the spread of disease and create an undesirable walking environment. Dog poop can carry tapeworm, salmonella, and E. coli, diseases that might not be a direct harm to humans, but that can easily spread to other animals. Not to mention that rainwater washes the waste into drains, therefore requiring more sanitation efforts and potentially lowering the quality of water. Therefore, it is crucial that dog owners heed dog poop and leash laws.
There is a pet station cleanup located in the triangle on Guildford road that is used by many of our residents. Thank You! However sadly to say there are several dog owners that walk their pets in our park areas and along the medians and feel there is no need to comply with the laws and common respect for others. Dogs should always be leashed in public areas regardless of the nature of the animal and you should pick up after your pet when they go in these areas. You know who you are and so do we!!!
IT's THE LAW - CLEAN UP AFTER YOUR DOG!!!