Community Meetings 

Our Meetings are held 4 times a year at the Harundale Presbyterian Church on East way.

They start promptly at 6:30 PM.

February 5th 2019
May7th2019
August6th2019
November5th2019

WILL YOU BE THERE! Please be sure to tell your neighbors of the new times!

A simple note on meetings. A community can only improve with information that is shared as a group! I see comments on social media from all kinds of residents who NEVER seem to be able to speak their minds in a forum that matters! The only thing that accomplishes is a perception from others that may not be true!

Want to make changes? Want to make a difference?  SHOW UP!

SEASONAL MESSAGE

Winter is just around the corner. Yard clean up , leaves to rake , repairs to the house to ensure the heat stays inside… Now is the time to check your heating system and make sure that everything is operational and safe to use.  Lets make an effort to check on our neighbors from time to time during the cold months ahead.

Community Information

Department of Health 

By now every home has received a letter indicating our involvement with a study/program regarding rodent control.click here for letter It is important to allow access as indicated to the technicians as if not granted then the problem is hindered in its effectiveness. Rats, mice, raccoons gophers and all rodents alike are becoming more of a problem and there are connections between locations close to watersheds as well as conditions of yards and debris as well as the most common issue of cleaning up after your pets. animal feces is the number one food source for rodents.

All efforts made by the Department will be documented and there will be feedback provided to HOPCA as well as all other agencies as needed. This is a serious issue and is being handled in a serious way with the end result in hopes to reduce or eliminate as much as possible. 

This is not an issue specific to our location as rodents have and will probably continue to exist. However it is up to us as a community to keep our areas as undesirable for their existence here.  Please support and do your part. 

Roadside Signage

As you drive along the roads today you have undoubtedly seen signs stuck to poles trees and sign poles as well as every corner in grassy areas. regardless of what they say and are for they are illegal and are not supposed to be there. just like many other laws these are not enforced and the people that put them there are often doing in the late hours of the night. The simple truth is that they are trash and look terrible if left to pile up and not be removed. The fact is they are removed at a cost to us as taxpayers. They are never removed by those who put them up.

Fact: The only signage that is allowed by law at present is those which are placed for real estate sales and openings of complexes or condos or new home communities. these are permitted from Friday through Sunday each week and are removed by the companies hired to place them there like clockwork.

The Harundale Community has a no sign policy and we will enforce it within the boundaries of our community. This not only includes the “we Buy”, “Close Out Sale”, Advertisements and Service signs but will also include ANY signage like “LOST”, For Sale”,”yard Sale” etc. This includes all streets in and through the boundaries known as Harundale – Oakwood Park. There are no exceptions to this policy. As soon as they are seen they will be removed. The only exception to placement of signs as long as they are 2 foot by 3 foot or smaller is within the individual property owned by the residents.

We are committed to the continued efforts of making our community a clean and safe place.

Help Prevent Car Theft and Property Theft

It all starts when you park your car!  LOCK your vehicles!

The most common criminal offense found in all communities today is one of sheer convenience and opportunity… WE can end the crime by using a common sense approach of out of sight out of mind as well as locking your vehicle when parked.

We have all heard stories or even lived in the day when “you could leave the keys in the ignition or leave your front door open all night”! Well guess what, those days are long gone!!! The police department and HOPCA have spoke in great lengths regarding the details of these crimes and what we found is that by taking personal items out of the view of passer byes and locking the doors, you reduce your risk of theft or damage almost completely!!! there is a national program that is growing that supports the act of locking your car and hiding your items like phones, note pads and GPS devices. DO YOUR PART and become the solution instead of the victim. HIDE LOCK AND TAKE

What to Do If the Lights Go Out

Prepare today! Make an emergency plan and talk about it with your family to help everyone know what steps to take.

BGE POWER OUTAGES:
1-877-778-2222
Power out or downed wires?
Call to report it!
Go to www.BGE.com to learn more

  • Keep flashlights, a battery-powered radio and fresh batteries handy.
  • Check on elderly neighbors and those with special needs who might need additional assistance.
  • Unplug sensitive electronics and appliances like space heaters to prevent damage when power is restored.
  • Keep the fridge and freezer doors and drawers closed, and wrap the fridge in blankets to help insulate it.
  • Keep curtains closed and limit trips outside to maintain temperature for a longer period.

Prepare today! Make an emergency plan and talk about it with your family to help everyone know what steps to take.

Roadwork information

The conversations of continued roadwork continues from the heels of the last road that was completed this past winter. while there are no current roads on slate, the meetings and conversations are ongoing.

We have see some activity in some areas on sidewalk repairs. we have not been able to nail down who is heading this up but they are repairing sections damaged by tree roots with new concrete instead of the blacktop patch. If there are areas that effect your walkway call the number below and demand action!

Those who live on roads that have not seen any improvement should keep calling the Northern District roads for requests!  It helps to keep them hearing from those that are impacted!

410-222-6120

 If you call be sure to write down date , name of person you spoke with and the information they gave you as we are now in constant communication regarding this and there have been issues with the way the department has been handling the calls. we need this to expedite our efforts!!!  Also while we are trying to do this please keep in mind that the law states( in short) that repairs are the responsibility of the homeowner however there are some exceptions so be kind while speaking with these people as the old saying goes you get more with sugar…

VOLUNTEER?

To help improve our community by participating in committees and community event planning. HELP SUPPORT YOUR COMMUNITY.

Community Clean-Up / Ride Through

This is a process that is carried out several times a year where a ride through the community is completed and any violations that are seen at the time of the ride are documented. Vehicles in any violation are tagged at the time and if needed a letter is also sent. homes in violation are sent a letter. If there are questions or concerns feel free to call or email us. 

Abandoned Houses

There has been quite a bit of activity on homes in our area where the banks are starting to clean up and sell the properties that have been sitting.  This is great to see however if you see activity in a home and are not sure that they should be there please notify the police so that they can assure proper identity and purpose of being there.

We are asking for help in notifying the Harundale Civic Association to report abandoned properties so that the owners can be contacted and asked to maintain their properties. In the event the owner can’t be contacted, we will make arrangements to secure the property and cut the lawn.

PODS and Storage Containers,Personal storage units are illegal when placed on the street in Anne Arundel County. These units must be placed on the homeowner’s property (not the section between the street and sidewalk), and are limited to a six week period per county code. These units may only stay on your property for a longer period of time if you have a valid building permit, however six months is the absolute longest allowable period. Our community association will report all violations to the necessary authorities.