Community Meetings 

Our Meetings are held 4 times a year at the Harundale Presbyterian Church on East way. They are now set on the first Wednesday of the month indicated

Please note that due to the ongoing Covid 19 conditions the MAY meeting will not be held. We are dedicated to the community and continue to perform our daily operations. if there are any concerns feel free to contact us via phone or Email. Stay healthy and safe and we hope to resume by the next scheduled meeting.

They start promptly at 6:30 PM.

February 5th 2020
May6th2020
August5th2020
November4th2020

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

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

SEASONAL MESSAGE

While the weather breaks and we would normally be looking forward to the gathering of friends, neighbors and family we instead are in the midst of a worldwide situation. We are aware of the social impacts, cancellations of major events and the hardships that these times are creating. stay strong and remember to look out for each other. We will do our best to provide updates, links and assistance to our community as well as those outside of it if needed. We will get through this together.  Please continue to follow the recommendations and guidelines provided.  Hoping for all to be safe and healthy.          Please see the updates listed below

 

Please click the link below for current status of plan by both the Governor and the County Executive

https://www.aacounty.org/coronavirus/road-to-recovery/index.html

Covid update as of May 5th.  please see the link below for the latest plan by the Govenor.    

https://governor.maryland.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/MD_Strong.pdf

 
The Latest on COVID-19 Response   posted 3-29-20
ORDER OF THE GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF MARYLAND
NUMBER 20-04-15-01   4-15-20
REQUIRING USE OF FACE COVERINGS UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES AND
REQUIRING IMPLEMENTATION OF CERTAIN PHYSICAL DISTANCING MEASURES
 
Business Closures
 
Businesses that do not provide essential services have closed or reduced to offering remote services or curb-side pickup. All large gatherings have been prohibited. As hard as this is, it is our only defense against the spread of this virus because there is no way of knowing if you have or are carrying the virus.
For the latest information regarding Employer & Worker Assistance, Financial Assistance & Taxes and Licensing & Permitting, please visit the Maryland Department of Commerce website:
 
 
UPDATE: Public Schools and Student Meals
 
All Maryland Public Schools will be closed until at least April 24th. State and county leaders have been working on plans to provide educational services to students to ensure the continuity of learning while students are at home. Additionally, county school systems continue to provide meal services to students in need.
For information and details about ELearning and meal pickup sites, visit the Anne Arundel County Public Schools website:
 
 
UPDATE: Day Care Services
 
Beginning at the end of the day on Friday, March 27, 2020, all child care programs are to be closed except those serving essential personnel. For details and programs offered to essential personnel, visit the MD Department of Labor website: http://www.marylandpublicschools.org/Pages/default.aspx
 
 
JUST RELEASED 3/27: Anne Arundel County to Open Childcare Sites for Essential Personnel.
 
County Executive Stewart Pittman announced Friday that the Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks will open three Essential Personnel School Age (EPSA) sites to offer childcare services for essential employees working during the COVID-19 pandemic. This service is open only to those individuals defined under Governor Hogan’s executive order of March 25, 2020. Child care service will begin Monday, March 30 at the North Arundel Aquatic Center. Registration is now open.
 
Persons eligible for this service may find information and registration forms online at https://www.aacounty.org/departments/recreation-parks/child-care/child-care-essential-persons/index.html  and questions can be directed to sacc@aacounty.org or by calling 410-222-7856 ext. 0. 
 
 
Coronavirus COVID-19 Update – March 17th, 2020

 

Hello Fellow Marylander’s, The Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) is and has been fully activated in our State Emergency Operations Center and your local emergency management offices are activated too. As you know, we are working 24/7 with our federal, state, and local partners to get you the most updated and actionable information we can. This is an extremely fluid event and new guidelines are coming out daily.

 

Many of you are doing your part to keep your fellow neighbors safe and are only going into public when you absolutely need to – thank you for doing that and taking this public health crisis seriously. This action of “Social Distancing” or deliberately increasing the physical space between yourself and others to avoid spreading illness by staying at least six feet away from people. By practicing this powerful action, you are helping your community lessen its chance of catching the Corona virus. We ask you to continue to participate in this effort. Please, only go out into public areas and spaces when you absolutely have to. Continue to wash your hands more frequently than you normally would. Also, avoid touching your face, wash your hands every time you come home from a public space, and continue to keep frequently touched hard surfaces like your cell phones, computers, remotes, table and counter tops, cleaned and disinfected. Finally, social distancing does NOT mean disconnecting. You are encouraged to keep in touch with your family and friends through phone calls and social media. Give your older family and friends a call if you can and check-in on them. They need your encouragement and support too.

By taking these simple, but very effective steps, you are helping your family, friends, neighbors, and community stay healthy. We will get through this uncertain time, but we have to do it together. Please, continue to follow the Maryland Department of Health, the Maryland Department of Aging, Governor Larry Hogan, and us for the latest information and resources for your use.

health.maryland.gov/coronavirus
https://aging.maryland.gov/
https://governor.maryland.gov/

Stay Safe and Stay Healthy – We will get through this TOGETHER!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Community Information

PLEASE BE AWARE!!!  

Never invite a solicitor in your home. SCAMS are very prevalent right now and if your not sure, DO NOT answer your door!!!! 

Department of Health 

We are still looking forward to the data collected during the walk through of the community.  

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.

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.