Homes corporation and condominium association articles are provided by representatives or board members from the corporations and associations. The information and opinions provided within these articles do not necessarily reflect the views of the Montgomery Village Foundation, its Board of Directors, representatives or staff. Residents with specific questions or concerns about the information contained in these articles should contact their community manager or the author of the article.

--Homes Corporation Call for Candidates--

Dec 03, 2019 (Tue)

Volunteers needed for homes corporation boards of directors

Each year, the Village homes corporations seek candidates for election to their boards of directors. Interested residents are invited to submit applications for candidacy to the Nominating Committee of their local homes corporation.

Directors of homes corporations are responsible for setting assessments and managing the maintenance of all open spaces, streets, paths and lights that belong to the individual homes corporation.

Basic qualifications for board membership are time and interest, but whatever other knowledge, training, skills or experience one has will almost certainly be used in some capacity.

1. According to the documents, a candidate is not required to be a resident of Montgomery Village, except in Whetstone Homes Corporation and North Village Homes Corporation, where the candidate is required to be a resident homeowner. However, resident candidates must be in good standing with the Montgomery Village Foundation and their respective homes corporation with regard to covenants and policies and must be current in all assessment payments. In several cases, the Nominating Committee is given the authority to determine which of the nominees will be on the final slate of candidates.

2. To apply for candidacy, a prepared statement of the applicant’s qualifications and interests must be delivered to any member of the Nominating Committee or to the Montgomery Village Foundation office, 10120 Apple Ridge Road, no later than 5 p.m. on the closing dates stated in the box.

3. A candidate may be solicited or may volunteer. A resident nominating another resident must secure his/her written consent.

4. The number of candidates is unlimited.

5. All nominees will be requested to submit a single page (typewritten, double spaced) statement, which will be reproduced in the December, January or February issue of the Village News and will be sent to all voters along with the ballots (standard form will be supplied to board nominees).

6. Also, per a new Montgomery County Law, effective January 1, 2016, if elected, candidates must participate in a Montgomery County Commission on Common Ownership Communities (CCOC)-approved board member training class, to be scheduled and completed within 90 days of the start of their term of service.

Ballots will be mailed to the electorate either in December, January or February, depending on the specific corporation’s election calendar.

In addition to electing directors, each homes corporation also elects a representative and an alternate representative to the MVF for one-year terms. Suggested names for the position will appear on the ballots.

Each board of directors consists of nine directors who serve three-year terms. The terms are staggered, creating three vacancies every year.

Note: While the word count for candidates’ statements varies among homes corporations (check with your community manager), the word count for candidates’ statements for the Montgomery Village News must not exceed 200 words per candidate. To view Village News guidelines, visit www.montgomeryvillage.com, select Press Room, select Village News, then Village News Editorial and Submissions Policy (see #4 under Homes Corporations/Condominium Associations).

Eastgate
Nominating Deadline: Friday, Dec. 20
Nominating Committee: Whole Board

East Village
Nominations Close: Friday, Jan. 10, 2020
Nominating Committee: D. Cline, S. Jubert, A. Shura

Maryland Place
Nominations Close: Friday, Jan. 3, 2020
Nominating Committee: S. Kimball, J. Kozo, A. Summers

Northgate
Nominations Close: Friday, Dec. 27
Application information: Sean Farrell (NorthgateHC@comsource.com)

Stedwick
Nominations Close: Friday, Jan. 3, 2020
Nominating Committee: Whole Board

Whetstone
Nominations Close: Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020
Nominating Committee: D. Barnes, B. Ott, D. Vermillion

East Village Echo

Nov 06, 2019 (Wed)

Autumn’s arrival, leaves fall

by the East Village Board of Directors

As cooler air moves into the mid-Atlantic region, the leaves begin to show off their true colors. After mildly bracing air settles into Montgomery Village, the leaves begin their annual cycle of falling to the ground. This past week, Brightview started removing the leaves from curbsides throughout East Village.

To facilitate the leaf removal process, homeowners have to rake the leaves from their yards to the curbside. Trucks will come by once in November and then make another sweep in early December when, hopefully, all leaves have fallen.

Time change means fall maintenance

As winter approaches, it’s a good time to have your home inspected to make sure all HVAC systems are in working order. Many homeowners are smart to have a professional inspect the heaters in their homes before winter really settles in with cold weather.

While some items can be carried out by homeowners, always have a professional check for possible air leaks if they need to climb a ladder onto your roof. Your life and safety are put at risk when you choose to perform home maintenance off the ground. Have someone who does it for a living and knows how to be safe at all times check for you.

Carbon monoxide detectors need their batteries to be changed regularly, and every time we change our clocks—fall back and spring forward—is a good time to make those changes.

Additionally, smoke and carbon monoxide alarms units should be replaced based on the manufacturer’s recommendation. Some units last 10 or 12 years and need to be updated with newer alarms. Some alarms are now capable of being connected to your smart phones so you can be alerted to alerts from anywhere in the world.

Street entrance signs

After a recent maintenance inspection, the Wethersfield entrance was updated with new plantings. Residents should immediately see the improvements. Ashford’s entrance sign received significant improvements, also, after several trees fell from summer storms.

Dispose of trash properly

Residents are reminded to dispose their trash in sealed containers and place them in front of their homes; do not place them anywhere else. Placing trash outside in plastic bags invites rodents and birds to open the bags and search for food waste. It’s unsightly, unhealthy and unlawful.

Please be kind to your neighbors and do the right thing.

For any matters in the neighborhood that require attention from our management team, report them to Community Manager April Steward at 240-243-2327 or e-mail asteward@mvf.org.

East Village Echo: for residents of The Downs, The Reach, The Estates, Essex Place II, Candle Ridge, Gablefield, Glenbrooke, Meadowgate, Ashford, Holly Pointe and Wethersfield.

Maryland Place Messages

Dec 04, 2019 (Wed)

It’s holiday season!
by the Maryland Place Board of Directors

The Maryland Place Board of Directors would like to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season!

We are still seeing a huge amount of speeding on neighborhood streets, even with the additional speed bumps that were installed in September. There was an incident at the beginning of November involving three cars parked in parking spaces. A speeding car came down Transhire Road over the speed bumps and around the bend plowing into the three parked cars. Then, the driver backed up and sped out of the neighborhood without stopping. Thankfully, no one was unloading groceries from or near any of the three parked cars, or they could have been seriously injured. Please, let’s all remember that this is a residential street where pedestrians are crossing and children are playing. We need to drive slowly while on neighborhood streets.

Another issue that continues to be a problem—and the board receives constant complaints from residents about—is trash. Residents are seen placing plastic bags of trash, recycling bins, paper leaf bags, furniture, appliances, etc. on community property daily! Not only is this unsightly and unsanitary, it’s also against Montgomery County law and the Maryland Place by-laws.

All trash and recycling is to be stored on your property in a sealed vermin-proof container at all times. Trash or recycling should never be placed on community property period! As a result of all the plastic bags of trash left on community property, we now have a major rat problem. We are providing them with a buffet of food in easy-to-chew-through plastic bags. The board is currently looking into ways to get rid of the rats.

As a reminder, all trash is to be placed out for collection in vermin-proof containers on Sunday and Wednesday nights after dark at the rear of your property. Trash is picked up on Monday and Thursday mornings. Recycling is to be placed in the front of your property on Wednesday night after dark for collection on Thursday morning. At no time should trash or recycling ever be placed on community property.

Maryland Place Messages: for residents of Maryland Place.

Middle Village Voice

Dec 04, 2019 (Wed)

Mark your calendar - 2020 parking tag distribution dates

by the Middle Village Board of Directors

The 2019 parking tags will expire on Tuesday, Dec. 31. The 2020 parking tag distribution will take place at the Thomas Choice Clubhouse, 19401 Brassie Place, on the following dates/times:

Saturday, Dec. 7, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 8, 2 to 5 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 10, 7 to 9 p.m.

Residents must have a photo ID to receive 2020 parking tags.

Homeowners/landlords are responsible for contacting ComSource if they do not want their tenants to obtain parking tags. If you are a renter, you must verify with the property owner that you are authorized to pick up the parking tags. Parking tags will not be given to renters if the homeowner/landlord has requested that parking tags only be given to the owner.

If a homeowner is delinquent on their assessment account, they will not receive a third parking tag/permit until they have paid the past due assessment balance, including all outstanding administrative fees, legal fees, fines and interest in full.

Please note, after Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020, all cars displaying an expired parking tag anytime of the day or night will be towed, even if they are parked in their reserved space or an open space.

If you are a new resident and do not know your assigned parking space number or have not picked up your parking tag, contact Shirley Umali at ComSource at 301- 924-7355 or e-mail sumali@comsource.com.

Towing

The current Middle Village Parking policy states:

"All vehicles parked overnight in the community are required to display a MVHC parking tag/permit or they are subject to immediate towing. For purposes of these Rules, overnight is defined as parking a vehicle in MV anytime between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m."

"Parking tag/permit must be clearly/properly displayed, on the driver’s side, facing the front windshield, on vehicles parked in a reserved parking space, or parked in the community overnight. Tags/permits can be hung from the rearview mirror or taped to the driver’s side dashboard or front windshield, front side facing toward the windshield."

"Failure to properly display the current year’s parking tag/permit will lead to immediate towing – even if vehicle is parked in the appropriate reserved parking space. No warnings or notifications will be issued."

“No commercial vehicles or trailers of any type, campers, or recreational vehicles shall be permitted to remain overnight on either the property of a private dwelling unit or on the community-owned property within Middle Village. For purposes of these rules, overnight is defined as parking a vehicle between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m.”

“Commercial vehicles include vehicles with any type of writing or printing (letters, words, pictures, insignia, etc.) identifying a firm, organization, service, product, etc., of any kind, type or description. All vehicles carrying ladders, pipes, ladder racks, truck-loaded tools or truck-loaded tool boxes, etc., will be considered commercial. Vans used for delivering, storing or transporting goods or cargo are also considered to be commercial vehicles and are prohibited from remaining overnight in the community. Police vehicles are exempted.”

“No commercial vehicles (including commercial pickup trucks) shall be permitted to remain overnight in the community. Pickup trucks must not have ladder racks, truck-loaded tools or truck-loaded toolboxes. Further, pickup trucks may not park overnight in the community with any cargo, items or material of any kind in the truck bed (landscaping debris, tools, boxes, trash, equipment, etc.) that exceeds the height of the truck bed sides or that extends beyond the tailgate. Pickup trucks with cargo that meet this description will be considered commercial vehicles and are not permitted to park in the community overnight. Violations are subject to immediate towing.”

Assessments

We live in a community that requires every homeowner to pay assessment fees. Assessments are used to pay contractors for landscaping, snow removal, trash collection, collection of illegally dumped trash, lighting, repairs on community property, etc. If you are a homeowner, you were provided with this information during closing.

Reminder: Assessments are due to be paid monthly. Your payment must be received by ComSource on or before the 15th of the month to avoid late charges. Your regular payments allow us to continue providing services to our community.

Homeowners who are delinquent with their assessment payments must pay their past due balance in full or make arrangements to pay them. The first step to making payment arrangements is contacting Edna Kweti at 301-924-7355 or e-mail ekweti@comsource.com.

Important Contact Phone Numbers

Security on Demand                       877-241-1265
Big Tow                                           301-424-4869
Potomac Disposal                           301-294-9700

Montgomery County Police
Non-emergency                              301-279-8000
Emergency                                      911
Comsource                                      301-924-7355

Contacting ComSource

ComSource is our management company. If you have a comment or complaint, please include your name, address, phone number, location of issue/problem and specific details in your correspondence or when you are leaving a phone message for the property manager.

Contact ComSource at 301-924-7355 or e-mail ekweti@comsource.com or sumali@comsource.com.

Board Meeting Schedule

The next Middle Village Homes Corporation board meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020 in the Thomas Choice Clubhouse, 19401 Brassie Place.

Middle Village Voice: for residents of Thomas Choice West and Clubside.

North Village View

Dec 04, 2019 (Wed)

Joy to the neighborhood

by the North Village Board of Directors

This holiday season, the North Village Board of Directors wishes all of our residents a healthy and joyous season. As we end another year, we will continue to work hard to provide the services required to maintain North Village as a pleasant environment for all our families while exercising reasonable fiscal constraint.

One More Time to Curb’em

Here are the final curbside leaf pickup dates: Monday, Dec. 16 to Saturday, Dec. 21. Please do not rake leaves into the streets at any time. Wait until the BrightView Landscaping signs have been posted before raking leaves to the curb.

At all other times, homeowners are responsible for leaf removal either by bagging and recycling or mulching them. Leave them out on the curb in paper bags or a trash can for the county recycling on their regular service days. Branches should be trimmed to a 4-foot width and tied in bundles for county pickup.

Say if You See

“If you see something, say something.” If you see folks hanging around who don't belong in our neighborhood, call the police. Each one of us should be looking out for our neighbors. If you see suspicious activity anywhere please call the police at 301-279-8000. Of course, if it is an emergency dial 911. 

Just a reminder: do not start your car to warm it up and leave it unlocked.

Extend your life…Volunteer

The more you give, the longer you live… there’s a number of studies and data to prove that statement. Volunteers impact not only others lives, but also their own in positive ways. If you’re interested in serving the community, we have two board positions available. The board of directors serves by dedicating their time and energy to making the important decisions required to maintain your North Village community. Reach out to Community Manager April Steward if you’re interested (contact information at the end of this article).

Quarterly Assessment Coming Due

Assessments are used to maintain our physical property such as the roads, street lights, curbs, storm drains, bike paths, sidewalks, common areas, tot lots, fences, signs, trees and all other community property. Assessments are also used to obtain trash and security services and to set aside reserve funds for larger maintenance items, such as road resurfacing.

You should have received your new 2020 assessment notice in the mail. Your quarterly assessment is due on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020. With all of the excitement of the holidays, it’s easy to overlook. Payment can be made either by mail or direct delivery to the MVF Office, where there is a convenient brown drop-off box in the parking lot. Your community cannot function without the contributions of the residents.

Important numbers to keep:

Security APS - 240-631-2399
Potomac Disposal - 301-294-9700
MC Recycling – New Blue Bins - Scrap Metal 311
Pepco - 877-737-2662
WSSC - 301-206-4001

Next Meeting

The next North Village board meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020 in the North Creek Board Room, 20125 Arrowhead Road. If you have any questions or want to report any problems, call Community Manager April Steward at 240-243-2327.

North Village View: for residents of Essex Place, Highland Hall, McRory, Perry Place, Picton, Pleasant Ridge and Salem’s Grant.

Northgate News

Dec 04, 2019 (Wed)

New trash contractor starting January 1

by the Northgate Board of Directors

Effective Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020, J and J Trash Service will provide trash pickup in Northgate. The firm has extensive experience with large associations. All services will remain the same.

Once J and J starts service, they can be reached at 301-898-2109 or customerservice@jandjinctrashservice.com for any service-related issue.

Pickup days are:

The Points and Overlea: Monday and Thursday. Bulk pickups on Thursdays
Apple Ridge, Dorsey’s Regard, Shadow Oak, McKendree I & II and William's Range: Tuesday and Friday. Bulk pickups on Fridays.

All bulk pickups must be placed curbside. Residents of Overlea and McKendree I & II must bring their bulk items to the curb. No recyclable or construction items will be taken as bulk. If a resident places a rug or carpet out for bulk pickup, this is acceptable. If a homeowner has a carpet contractor replacing carpet in the home, the contractor is responsible for the removal of the carpet.

Holiday Service Schedule
Collections on the following holidays will take place on the next regularly scheduled service day: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Presidents’ Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Veterans’ Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

The deadline for applying to run for the board of directors is Friday, Dec. 27 at 5 p.m. Contact Sean Farrell at NorthgateHC@comsource.com for application information.

Northgate News: for residents of Apple Ridge, Dorsey's Regard, McKendree I & II, Overlea, The Points, Shadow Oak and Williams Range.

Patton Ridge Signals

Dec 04, 2019 (Wed)

Patton Ridge Holiday Lights Contest

by the Patton Ridge Board of Directors

Announcing the 2019 Patton Ridge Holiday Lights Contest! We conducted our inaugural contest last year at the urging of you, the Patton Ridge residents. The contest was fun for everyone involved, including residents and judges. Our experience last year will help us to improve this year’s event. We will have the same three categories as last year:

“Best Overall” will have the wow factor.
“Most Kid Friendly” will be the animated/blowup/blinking house.
“Most Traditional” will be the one with the most classic elements/nostalgic.

We will judge townhomes and single-family homes separately. Judging will take place between December 16 and December 22. Patton Ridge Board members and our community manager will serve as judges. Board members and MVF staff and their families are not eligible to participate in this contest. Of course, everyone is eligible to decorate the exterior of their homes to brighten our communities.

We were amazed last year at the creativity and effort of our residents in creating your displays. We have added a new feature this year with the purchase of lawn signs to be installed in front of winning homes. We will install signs before Christmas Eve. Signs specify the category for which the home was judged best. We will remove the signs on or about January 6, and we will publish the winning home addresses in the January Montgomery Village News. The listing will also include “honorable mentions” as another new contest feature this year. Good luck and a joyous holiday season to all!

PRHC Election

We will mail ballots for Patton Ridge Board of Directors candidates on Friday, Dec. 20 with a return due date of Friday, Feb. 14, 2020. We will hold our Annual Meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020 in the North Creek Board Room, 20125 Arrowhead Road.

Please mark and return your ballot by the due date. Voting is as simple as marking no more than three boxes. There is no cost to return your ballot. Drop it in your mailbox for postal service pickup and you are done. It is important for you to vote, as our legal documents specify the number of ballots that must be returned for the election to be official.

Patton Ridge Report: for residents of Arrowhead, Fairway Islands, Fairidge, Greentee I & II, Highfield and Partridge Place I & II.

South Village Scenes

Nov 06, 2019 (Wed)

Parking in South Village

by the South Village Board of Directors

The South Village Board of Directors has heard everyone’s comments and concerns regarding parking, and has been working hard to find the most equitable solution for overcrowded parking in the community. Effective 2020, there will be a roll out of parking permits that will require residents and guests parking in South Village to have a valid assigned permit in their vehicle, otherwise they will be towed according to the approved towing policy. You can find the policy on your Resident Dashboard at www.montgomeryvillage.com; if you don’t have access yet, sign up for your free account today.

Residents/owners are asked to pay close attention to documents arriving in the mail that will outline the process and specific timeline for the roll out. Signs will also be placed at the entrance to each community with reminders and notifications.

Trash reminders

Please mind these reminders regarding trash and trash disposal in the community. Residents continue to violate the trash policy and are urged to read the information below, because if identified, fines may be imposed. The full policy can be found online through your Resident Dashboard, and should be reviewed periodically to assure compliance.

  • Household trash shall be stored in a closed, waterproof container that is vermin-proof and meets Montgomery County standards. 
  • All bags should be tied and placed in the trash can to prevent animals from tearing into them.
  • If your trash bags are torn open, it is your responsibility to clean up.
  • All trash and recycling containers should be marked with your house number.

Deposit for collection: Residents shall place household trash and recycling for collection no earlier than 7 p.m. of the day prior to the regularly scheduled pickup day. Empty containers should be retrieved the same day of the scheduled pickup and properly stored out of sight until the next scheduled collection time. Residents whose trash or recycling is placed for collection in advance of this time will be notified to bring their actions into compliance. Do not leave items on the curb. Items left after 24 hours may be removed by the association at the owner’s expense.

Disposal on community property: No person is permitted to store or deposit trash on community property. Persons doing so will be subject to charges being filed with the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection and/or to penalties levied by the board.

Penalties: Violators of these rules may be subject to Montgomery County enforcement or homes corporation charges. Such costs will be charged to the owner of the unit. Failure of the owner to pay such charges or to correct such a violation may result in loss of good standing with the homes corporation, and loss of homes corporation rights and privileges. Any alleged offender shall be entitled to a hearing before the South Village Board of Directors before any right or privilege is withdrawn.

The trash contractor is J & J Trash Service. If there is an issue with service, items are not picked up or to arrange for a free bulk pickup, it is the homeowner’s responsibility to contract J & J Trash Service at 1-800-465-2350 to address the issue.

Please do not litter! Do not empty trash or cigarette butts from your vehicle into the parking lot and do not leave trash in your driveway after cleaning your car.

South Village Scenes: for residents of Center Stage, Dockside, Grover's Forge, Hamptons, Millrace, Nathan's Hill and Walker's Choice.

Stedwick Signals

Dec 04, 2019 (Wed)

When will we see the first snow?

by Keith Silliman

Thanksgiving has come and gone, soon to be followed by the end-of-year holidays and the arrival of the new year. Most of the landscaping activities have been completed for the season. Now we have to wait to see when and how much snow will fall. If snow is forecast, please park cars in designated parking areas to facilitate snow plowing and removal activities.

The American Chestnut Society provided 20 Chestnut seedlings, and the Stedwick Homes Corporation’s landscape contractor planted them in the open area within the Wayridge Drive loop. Ten additional Chestnut seedlings may be available next year. If so, they will be planted in the same area.

One of our tree removal contractors has recently worked through our community and removed a number of dead and dying trees.

The second and final leaf pickup of the season is scheduled for the week of December 16. Please rake leaves to the curb before then to facilitate their pickup. Signs will be posted at the entryways prior to the pickup.

The annual election process for three positions on the Stedwick Homes Corporation Board of Directors will begin in January 2020. Volunteers for those positions are solicited. Each position is for a three-year term beginning with the annual meeting in March 2020. No experience is required, but candidates should have an interest in the welfare and continued success of our community and a willingness to contribute a few hours each month to review the board packet and participate in overseeing and managing the affairs of the Stedwick community during the monthly board meeting. Applications or nominations for those positions close at 5 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 3, 2020.

The next maintenance inspection is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 10. The inspection routinely includes a drive through the entire Stedwick community by the maintenance committee, our community manager and our landscape contractor. It allows us to follow up on any pending items from previous inspections, to assess any items recently brought to our attention, and to identify needs that might be seen during the drive. If you know of any items, situations or conditions that need the maintenance committee’s attention, please let us know prior to that date.

There will not be a meeting of the Stedwick Homes Corporation Board of Directors in December.

The next meeting of the Stedwick Homes Corporation Board of Directors is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020 at Stedwick Community Center, 10401 Stedwick Road. Come join us for that meeting. The first item on the agenda of the regular meeting is residents time, which provides an opportunity for you to ask questions or express concerns and opinions. In the meantime, if you have an issue, contact our Stedwick Homes Corporation Community Manager at 240-243-2326, e-mail stedwickhc@mvf.org or communicate via regular mail to the Stedwick Homes Corporation at 10120 Apple Ridge Road.

Stedwick Signals: for residents of Club Hill, Clusters of Stedwick I, II, III, Forest Brooke, Frenchton Place, Ridges of Stedwick and The Heights.

Whetstone Watch

Nov 05, 2019 (Tue)

Whetstone leaf removal

by the Whetstone Board of Directors

It has been a very dry fall and much, but not all, of the leaf canopy has fallen early this year. As in the past, there will be one leaf removal this year in mid-December. Why is the leaf collection so late? The date will be set in mid-December to allow for the remaining leaves to fall. This prohibits the clogging of the storm drain system and the ensuing costly repairs.

Signs will be posted at community entrances when the date is finalized. It is suggested that you take advantage of the weekly recycling collection of leaves (brown yard bags or refuse containers) as a “Good Neighbor” issue. Your neighbor who clears the leaves as they fall does not appreciate the leaves from your yard blowing into their yard and under their cars. It is recommended that you place your leaves at the curb only when it is time for the scheduled pickup.

Maintenance

Except for a few random tree limbs, all tree removals and paving/patching approved at the September meeting have been completed.

North Dock

The dock rebuild has been completed. The total cost for the project was $61,477.40. There were some unanticipated overages in the amount of $2,542 for concrete encountered underground that required removal in order to complete the pile foundation, and an additional support truss under the decking was needed for correct support and rebuild of the outflow drainpipe underneath.

Vehicles

We have already noticed an increase in the number of break-ins in our community. We are probably more aware of this due to the popularity of video doorbells. Many of these are crimes of opportunity and usually involve unlocked vehicles and homes. Please keep the doors of your house and cars locked, and your garage doors closed to prevent theft. If you do notice suspicious activity on your street, please call the police non-emergency number, 301-279-8000; dial 911 for emergencies.

Lights out

To report a post lamp not working (globe light in front of homes or along paths), contact the Montgomery Village Community Management Department; e-mail Jo Banky at jbanky@mvf.org. You can also go directly to the Whetstone web page at www.montgomeryvillage.com; click on “Communities,” “Village Communities,” “Whetstone Homes Corporation” and “Member Dashboard.” If you are not already a member you will be directed to sign up. On the Member Dashboard you will find a form for "Street Light Outage" where you can pin the outage directly on the map, enter name, address and any additional information. Once submitted, the report will be routed directly to management who will forward the outage to the necessary party.

Communication

In an effort to communicate more effectively with our residents, the WHC board would like to update our board e-mail list. This allows you to receive meeting notices, agendas, emergency information, etc. This is not a neighborhood discussion forum. If you are not on the current list or have changed your provider, just send an e-mail to vermillion.whc@gmail.com.

Whetstone Watch: for residents of The Courts, Goshenside, Lakeside and the Ridges of Whetstone.

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Rotary Club of Montgomery Village
2 Montgomery Village Avenue, Gaithersburg (Holiday Inn)
jim@slins.com
Capital Dentistry
19644 Club House Road, Suite 810, Montgomery Village, MD 20886
301-740-7500
TW Perry
8101 Snouffer School Road, Gaithersburg, MD 20879
301-840-9600