2017 Meetings

First Tuesday of the month listed at the Harundale Presbyterian Church Lounge Area
MonthDateTime
February 20186:30pm
May 20186:30pm
August 20186:30pm
November 20186:30pm

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

Well it looks as though the cold weather is making its appearance!

I hope that we are all ready for a safe time through the upcaomming months. Turn the water off to outside hose bibs if possible to protect the pipes. Check your systems for operation and have your flues inspected on the fireplaces to prevent burns.

Remember that leaves and yard waste MUST be in the paper bags for recycle pick up or they will refuse to collect them/ you can still bundle sticks and twigs as well just no plastic.

If and when we get snow do your best to park where possible to allow for the plows to get through this will help them and us to get a speedy cleanup. As always check up on your elderly nieghbors and help out when and if you can!

  • Instead of bags for your waste being held prior to trash day, consider getting cans. this helps keep critters from getting into the trash and allowing them to have a source of food.
  • If you have pets please be sure that you clean up after them as this is a major source of food to rodents!

These simple things can help not only your space but the space that surrounds you! YOUR Community!  Have a safe season.

Community Information

Tree Replacement Program

During the last year we had many of our Ash trees removed due to the infestation of the Emerald Ash Borer. Well the program as many of you have probably seen has started the replanting of new trees ONLY where these were removed and as is allowed with respects of utilities . The trees that are being used are of 10 different types, all randomly placed and we do not have a say in the replanting of them. They are located throughout the entire community however some roads may have one or two where as others may have ten or more.  the types of trees being used are one of the following…

Blackgum, White Oak, Red Oak, Pin Oak, N.Red Oak, Swamp White Oak, Honey Locust, Service Berry, Horn Beam and Dogwood.

Help Prevent Car Theft and Property Theft

It all starts when you park your car!!!

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

All of the light heads along Saunders way have been switched to the new LED fixtures. They seem to provide much more needed lighting along the drive at night!  We have also had them start replacing them on Ashington,Berry,Wardor and Castle. We will continue to work with the department for this much needed and appreciated upgrade.

Has anyone noticed the extensive clean up along the median side of East way and Ritchie Highway?  Complete clearing of trash, dumping, debris and overgrowth that allows us to have a better look as you drive through our area.

So according to conversations that have of course been ongoing, Saunders Way IS slated to be the next road for reconstruction!!!

This is great news and will be a major improvement for the community as a whole.

I have spoken with our constituent services liaison and she wants to know as well!  If you are on a road that has NOT been completely refinished and want action please take the time to make your voice heard. after several conversation with her she stated she wants to hear from those who are effected, so here is your opportunity. Sara Gannon, east county and part of Glen Burnie —exgann22@aacounty.org, 410-222-1323.

There are only nine roads left that have not had the full rework done! Last year a new ratings list was created and even corrected due to a physical drive through which enabled those involved to judge for themselves the true conditions of the streets. they are aware and are attempting to add a road or two into the annual repairs for our area every couple years as well as other areas too. Patience is the key even when it starts to wear thin.

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!

410-222-6141

 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 type of community work is not the popular thing for some however it is needed and for those same that it is not popular chances are it is due to the fact that your in violation of a community, county or state violation. It is not our intention to single out any one home and make no mistake, all that are in violation will be cited. for too long in the past things were left alone and we will not do that.

Your way of living and care taken with your property may not bother you however this is a neighborhood therefore we your neighbors may be offended!  If we see or receive a complaint we act on it as soon as humanly possible. We will investigate and see if the issue is a violation and if so we will issue a letter and file a zoning report, The Deeds & Agreements that all residents are bound to in our HOA can and will supersede county and state regulations and we will enforce them to benefit the whole community rather than the individual person most times.

We hire police officers to conduct our community ride through and extra security when needed. This service provides us with the necessary information to file zoning violations throughout our community. Please check our web site for updates and important phone numbers related to this community.  If there is a question regarding this process feel free to come to a meeting to discuss it. We would love to see you there.

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 ContainersPersonal 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.