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.

East Village Echo

Feb 05, 2019 (Tue)

East Village Homes Corporation candidates’ statements

by the East Village Board of Directors

The following candidates’ statements have been submitted by the East Village board of directors for consideration.

David Cline

I have been an East Village resident since 1992 and it has been my privilege to serve the residents of East Village as a board member, and most recently, as board President.

With your support, I’d be happy to serve another term on the board of directors.

Over the past few years, there have been several challenges we’ve faced as a community. I’d like the community to work together to make East Village better in these areas:

  1. Montgomery County Airpark: We need to work with the FAA, the Airpark, and pilots, to make sure our growing community is not put at unnecessary risk. Our community is larger than it was in 1992, and the Airpark needs to adapt to the changing circumstances.
  2. Environment: As our community ages, more and more trees need to be replaced. I have been proactive in working with the maintenance committee to remove trees that are in danger of falling over in a storm. We will implement a forward looking program to plant young trees resistant to disease and drought.
  3. Webb Tract: Work with the county agencies that will be using the site for police and fire and rescue training.
  4. Safety: Work closely with Montgomery County Police and residents to form neighborhood watch committees.

With your vote, I’ll continue to work for all residents of East Village to keep our community safe and attractive to current and future residents.

Suzanne Jubert

My name is Suzanne Renee Jubert, and I am asking for your vote to join the East Village Homes Corporation board for a 3-year term. I have been a resident of East Village since 2006 and have enjoyed getting to know many of my neighbors as well as the wonderful amenities that the Village has to offer. 

I have been a licensed stationary building engineer for more than 20 years. During that time I have been responsible for the day-to-day running and maintenance of various commercial properties in the metropolitan area. Part of my core responsibilities is to maintain ‎budgets, positive tenant relationships, as well as organizing various outside trades’ people including cleaning crews and landscape contractors. I also have day-to-day accountability to the property managers, building owners and tenants. 

My areas of interest in joining the board are for the maintenance of our common areas as well as public safety. ‎In my prior work experience I have worked with and directed landscape contractors on the commercial properties that I have been responsible for running. Regarding public safety, I was one of the trained neighborhood watch members for my community and would like to see the neighborhood watches return to our community in a more organized manner. 

Thank you for your consideration and I hope to win your support.

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

Feb 05, 2019 (Tue)

Maryland Place Homes Corporation candidates’ statements

by the Maryland Place Board of Directors

The following candidates’ statements have been submitted by the Maryland Place Board of Directors for consideration.

Sandy Kimbell

I would respectfully like to submit my name for consideration for the position of Maryland Place Vice-President on the board of directors. I am proud to serve the board and have the desire to continue.What sets me apart from the other applications you have no doubt received? In a word, E-X-P-E-R-I-E-N-C-E. Over the course of the last 25 years I have held administrative and secretarial positions with several area companies, associations, and a call center operator at Asbury Methodist Village. I am able to demonstrate discretion and professionalism, maintain confidentiality, multitask, work well under pressure and be highly organized and detail oriented, as well as a problem solver. I am friendly and understanding towards others, yet polite but firm when the need arises.

Why should you consider me over the others?

Here’s another word…D-E-D-I-C-A-T-I-O-N. I commit wholeheartedly to each and every position I work. I subscribe to the philosophy that “early is on time, on time is late.”

While I recognize that there are good days and bad days with any position, I view this as an opportunity to serve with joy and anticipation.

John Kozo 

Hello, My name is John Kozo and I am running for the position of Director on the Maryland Place Board of Directors. I have lived in Montgomery Village/Gaithersburg since 1979 when I was in the 4th grade. I have lived in Maryland Place for 18 years with my family. My wife grew up in Maryland Place. I have been on the Maryland Place Board of Directors for the past five years and enjoy serving our neighborhood.

I am concerned about maintaining our neighborhood property, increasing our personal property value while keeping our assessment fees as low as possible. One of our biggest problems is trash and speeding on neighborhood streets. I also want to make sure that all improvements to our neighborhood are done effectively and within our budget.

Maryland Place Messages: for residents of Maryland Place.

 

Middle Village Voice

Feb 05, 2019 (Tue)

Parking/Snow Removal Rules

by the Middle Village Board of Directors

Certain locations within Middle Village are designated as snow storage areas and are designated with "No Parking When Snow is Forecast" signage. Anyone who parks in these areas when snow is forecast or falling will be immediately towed without notice.

In the case of snowfall that is 3 inches or above, residents may use a construction cone marked with their address to hold a space only if he/she cleared snow from the space. Only one cone is permitted per home/address, and can only hold a space for up to four days. More than one cone with the same address will be removed and discarded. Additionally, cones that do not have the address clearly written on them, or that remain in spaces for more than the permitted timeframe as described above, will be removed and discarded. Any other objects (chairs, trashcans, etc.) placed in a space will be removed and discarded.

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, over-night 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 (let-ters, 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.”

Did you know…
All vehicles parked in unreserved parking spaces, whether covered or uncovered, must be moved at least every 30 days. If the vehicle is not relocated, a violation sticker/tag will be attached to the vehicle and the vehicle will be subject to towing—at the vehicle owner’s expense—48 to 72 hours after the sticker is attached.

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 dmatthews@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. 26. Other meeting dates for 2019 are Tuesdays, April 23, June 25, Aug. 27 and Oct. 22. All meetings are held at 7 p.m. at the Thomas Choice Clubhouse, 19401 Brassie Place, unless otherwise stated.

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

North Village View

Feb 05, 2019 (Tue)

Fiscally sound

by the North Village Board of Directors

We ended 2018 on a sound financial basis and we will work hard to provide the services required to maintain North Village as a pleasant environment for all our families while exercising reasonable fiscal constraint.

It’s Cold Outside

Just a reminder as the mornings turn colder: do not to start your car to warm it up and leave it unlocked. Please stay safe during the extreme days of cold.

Say it Ain’t Snow, Joe

If there is a winter storm heading this way, we will have developed a plan to combat the snow, rain and sleet expected within a 12 to 18-hour period.

Our contractor will pretreat the roads to prepare as necessary for the event. At the end of the storm, if there is accumulation of two or more inches, they’ll plow the roads. 

Ice patrol and sidewalk treatment will be performed in the early morning hours in preparation for the morning commute and school openings.

Place a sign or something about not parking close to fire hydrants, and to not block entrances to parking lots. It's against the law to block those hydrants and entrances as fire trucks and school buses have to get by for safety purposes.

I Can See Clearly Now

Be sure to clear all the snow off your car windows front, back and sides so you can safely see your way in traffic and at intersections.

New Parking Signs

Our new contractor for parking has erected new signs in the Highland Hall subdivision about parking restrictions. These signs are in accordance with the parking regulations in our covenants, and they are intended to clearly iterate those regulations and restrictions.

President’s Day Recycling and Trash Collection Reminder

Monday, Feb. 18 is President’s Day. No county-provided recycling collection will occur on this day. Trash will be picked up as usual. After the holiday, recycling collection will slide one day and be collected on Tuesday, Feb. 19.

Quarterly Assessment Past Due

You should have received your new 2019 assessment booklet in the mail. Your quarterly assessment was due on January 1. With all of the excitement of the holidays, you may have forgotten to send in your assessment payment. Payment can be made either by mail or direct delivery to the MVF Office, 10120 Apple Ridge Road, where there is a convenient drop-off box. Your community cannot function without the contributions of the residents.

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. In the face of increases in several of our contracts, your board of directors struggles each year to keep increases in the assessment as low as possible.

Next Meeting

The next regular meeting of the North Village Homes Corporation is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21 in the North Creek Board Room, 20125 Arrowhead Road. The evening begins with our Annual Meeting at 7 p.m. and is followed by our regular February meeting.

Please remember that if you wish to address the board you must arrive at the start of the meeting and sign in. Our corporate calendar is posted on your Resident Dashboard online at www.montgomeryvillage.com.

If you have any questions or want to report any problems, call Community Manager April Steward at 240-243-2344.

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

Northgate News

Feb 05, 2019 (Tue)

Please get your ballots in!

by the Northgate Board of Directors

Please take a moment to return your Northgate election ballots in the postage-paid envelope to help make the necessary quorum. Without a quorum, assessment dollars will have to be spent on a second round of ballots. Please help avoid that expense.

Due to all the bad weather, contracted tree removal was delayed. Please be patient as the contractor catches up.

Lack of proper trash disposal continues to be an issue in some sections of Northgate. Please help keep our community clean by observing the appropriate pickup days for regular and bulk trash:

Regular trash pickups for Overlea and The Points are on Mondays and Thursdays. All other sections have pickups on Tuesdays and Fridays (McKendree I & II, Apple Ridge, Shadow Oak, Dorsey's Regard and Williams Range).

If you need a bulk trash pickup, please place your items out on the following schedule:

Thursdays: Overlea and The Points
Fridays: Apple Ridge, Dorsey’s Regard, McKendree I & II, Shadow Oak and Williams Range.

All bulk pickups must be placed curbside. Residents of Overlea and McKendree I & II must bring their bulk items to the curb. No recyclable items will be taken as bulk, nor will construction material generated by a contractor. If a resident places a rug or carpet out for bulk pickup, it is acceptable. If a homeowner has a carpet or rug contractor replacing rugs or carpet in the home, the contractor is responsible for the removal of the carpet or rugs.

Collections on the following holidays will be made on the next regularly scheduled service day: New Year’s Day; Martin Luther King, Jr. Day; Presidents Day; Memorial Day; Independence Day; Labor Day; Veterans Day; Thanksgiving Day; and Christmas Day.

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

Patton Ridge Report

Jan 29, 2019 (Tue)

Patton Ridge Parking Policy changes

by the Patton Ridge Board of Directors

The board of directors adopted several changes to the Patton Ridge Parking Policy at our January meeting. Beginning immediately, residents are permitted to call our approved towing contractor directly to have unauthorized vehicles removed from their reserved/numbered spaces. This also applies to vehicles blocking your reserved space. You will be asked to provide your space number and a description of the vehicle (i.e. color, tag number, make and model). You will also be requested to sign the tow ticket.

Residents are asked to act on a “good neighbor” basis regarding parking in any other unit owner’s reserved space. It would also be prudent to ask your neighbor to have vehicles belonging to contractors moved before resorting to calling the tow company. Keep in mind that unnumbered spaces are not reserved and do not belong to any home owner, even when such a space is directly in front of your residence. You may not request vehicles to be towed from such spaces.

The name and phone number for our approved tow company can be found on the large signs throughout your community. Our current towing contractor is Authorized Towing and their phone number is 301-562-4020.

The board also made a change to the policy regarding stored vehicles. All vehicles parked in numbered spaces must be moved at least every 30 days. Vehicles parked in unnumbered spaces or elsewhere on community property must be relocated at least every 15 days. Additionally, vehicles must display license plates and current registration stickers according to the laws of the state in which the vehicle is registered, even if the vehicle is covered.

The full text of parking policy can be found on your resident dashboard at www.montgomeryvillage.com; if you do not have an account, sign up for a free one by clicking the “Login/Join” link in the upper right hand corner. We suggest strongly that all residents register to take full advantage of the information contained there.

Howard Cohen

Mr. Cohen served on the Patton Ridge Board for 10 years before stepping down to dedicate more time to his family and occupation. He served as vice president for the past many years and chaired our communications committee. We will miss Howard and his unfailing dedication to improving life in Patton Ridge. Good luck Howard, and thank you for your service.

Snow

Please keep in mind that even when it snows, residents are obligated to clean up after their dogs. The mess left behind after this past storm is quite disgusting. Remember that we installed 10 pet waste stations throughout Patton Ridge, and we are exploring the addition of several others.

We also ask that residents who have driveways remove your vehicles from the parking lots and roads when we have a snow storm. This will allow our contractor to clear the snow from the road surfaces in a more efficient manner.

Next Board Meeting

The next Patton Ridge Homes Corporation Board meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 26 in the North Creek Board Room, 20125 Arrowhead Road. Residents time is from 7 to 7:30 p.m.; please limit your remarks to no more than three minutes.

Candidate’s Statement

Larry Nicholson

I’m Larry Nicholson and I have lived in Patton Ridge since the summer of 2004 with my family. I’m a Senior Project Manager for a local CRO, husband and father. I have been a member of the Patton Ridge Board for the last 6 years. I hope to continue the board’s successes by helping to ensure that we are doing our best for the community. I seek to champion some long overdue community maintenance in Patton Ridge. I believe that we must maintain the current emphasis placed on resident’s safety and seek out innovative alternatives to improving lighting. I bring insight and a unique perspective to the Patton Ridge Board, by helping to navigate the changing times and needs in the Village. As our community ages, I believe it is important to ensure that Patton Ridge continues to thrive beyond its first 45+ years.

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

South Village Scenes

Feb 05, 2019 (Tue)

Happy “New” Year, or the “same old, same old?”

by Amani Emmanuel Jude

At the beginning of a New Year, some people make resolutions in committing to “turn over a new leaf” and start new ventures or projects. In the December “South Village Scenes” article, residents were notified that beginning January 1, 2019, South Village hired a new trash removal company, J & J Trash Service (800-465-2350). Trash pickup continues to be on Monday and Thursday (with trash placed in a plastic container the night before at 7 p.m.).

Please note that there will be no trash pickup on federal holidays that fall on a Monday; the next pickup will be on Thursday (except for Thanksgiving when there will be no pickup). The federal holidays observed are: New Year’s Day; MLK, Jr. Day; Memorial Day; July 4; Labor Day; Thanksgiving; and Christmas Day.

Additionally, please note that when the Montgomery County trash facilities are closed (due to inclement weather), there will be no trash pickup that day; pickup will resume on the next scheduled pickup day.

Trash service also includes bulk trash pickup (unlimited non-construction items, on Thursday only), but must be arranged by calling the office beforehand.

At our monthly board meetings, one of the top repeated complaints from residents is the continual trashing of our neighborhoods, and bulk trash dumping throughout the community.

This same subject was the topic of two articles in the December Village News, and one of them, which was quite informative, was our own “South Village Scenes.” If simply reading about it isn’t enough, here is photo evidence that may persuade the need to keep our community looking clean.

This photo is a far too familiar site within our various neighborhoods and demonstrates several failures within our communities:

1) This photo was taken the night of January 1, the day after trash was picked up in our neighborhood (which happened to be the last day of the previous trash contractor, and speaks to the need for a new trash contractor, and why I am happy as a resident; as these bags were ignored and left by the old contractor).

2) This pile of trash (furniture and otherwise) was simply left at the corner by residents when they moved out over the weekend; which was a day or two before the usual trash pickup, and is demonstrative of either indifference or ignorance to the rules, bylaws and community standards of South Village Homes Corporation.

Our Trash Collection and Trash Storage policies can be accessed online through your Resident Dashboard at www.montgomeryvillage.com; if you don’t have one already, register for a free account to get these and more homeowner information. Please take time to read or re-read them to make sure you’re up to date on the collection procedures and penalties associated with violation.

Recycling bins and pickup are also a challenge throughout the community, in part due to the fact that this service is provided by the county and follows a different schedule, especially around federal and county holidays. For information about the county recycling program, including holiday schedules, closings or transfer station hours, visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov/dep. You can also sign up for text reminders and alerts regarding service changes (standard text and data rates may apply).

In closing, I surmise that to the readers of this community periodical, these points may be like “preaching to the choir”—that of engaged, community-minded residents and owners. It’s my hope that you will continue to work with your neighbors, community management and the board of directors to keep our community appealing.

Please join me as a fellow community activist in keeping our neighborhoods safe and clean, and a pleasant place to live and raise a family. If this is to be truly a happy new year, then we must collectively do better, with a renewed dedication to our community. So please spread the word and share all the information and links herein with your neighbors and family members.

Let’s make 2019 the best year ever, with a renewed spirit of “The Beloved Community” and the Village!

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

Stedwick Signals

Feb 05, 2019 (Tue)

1,675.13

by the Stedwick Board of Directors

Approximately two years ago, the Stedwick Homes Corporation board investigated a program for disposing of pet waste sponsored by Montgomery County. With the help of Ana Arriaza, we installed seven pet waste stations in January 2018. Each station has bags to use to collect and dispose of pet waste.

Since February 2018, 1,675.13 pounds of pet waste was collected from these seven stations. The charts below show how much was collected from these stations. Since the program was free to set up and maintain for the first year, the board decided to give the program a try.

The stations are located in the following neighborhoods:

#1 Clusters I near path between Clusters I and Cluster II
#2 Clusters II intersection of Canadian Court and Capehart Drive
#3 On Stedwick Road across from entrance to the Heights
#4 Club Hill on Wedge Way back by the Pepco right-of-way
#5 Club Hill on Club Lake Road back by the Pepco right-of-way
#6 Forest Brooke on Crested Iris Drive
#7 Forest Brooke on Royal Woods Court

The following amounts were collected from each station:

 

Station #1

Station #2

Station #3

Station #4

Station

#5

Station #6

Station #7

Total per station

408.6

174.7

433.7

202.9

116.13

188.9

150.2

                                                                                Total 1,675.13

This is what was collected each month for the past year.

Stedwick HOA

Number

Month

Pounds

1

February 2018

40.4

2

March 2018

108.5

3

April 2018

135.1

4

May 2018

177.5

5

June 2018

161.2

6

July 2018

151.3

7

August 2018

192.1

8

September 2018

227.5

9

October 2018

187.0

10

November 2018

151.5

11

December 2018

143.0

12

January 2019

n/a

Based on the results, the board voted to keep and maintain these stations. Help spread the word about these stations and keep up the good work.

If you have been wondering about what the board does, come to a meeting and find out for yourself. We meet the third Wednesday of every month except July and December at 7:30 p.m. in the Stedwick Community Center, 10401 Stedwick Road.

Our next meeting is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 20. If you have any issues in the meantime, please contact the Stedwick Homes Corporation community management team at 240-243-2326, or e-mail stedwickhc@mvf.org.

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

Feb 05, 2019 (Tue)

2019 WHC Candidates' Statements

presented by the Whetstone Board of Directors

Dennis Barnes

I am a current member of the Whetstone Homes Corporation. My wife and I have resided in Montgomery Village for over 40 years and over 7 years in Whetstone. We have been very impressed with our friendly neighbors, the landscape scenes, and the dedication of the board members to community management, the opportunity to continue to serve on the board and to participate in the performance of committee assignments would be a rewarding responsibility. Community property values depends on resident participation to achieve neighborhood stability and tranquility. I believe that public service is critical to achievement of these goals. My voluntary service as a member of the Upper Montgomery County Advisory Board which reports to the County Executive, provides me with the opportunity to communicate county government operations to the Whetstone Homes Corporation deliberation.

Bill Ott                

My wife, Mary, and I have lived in Montgomery Village for 47 years, the last 40 of them in Goshenside of Whetstone. We were a pioneer family in Montgomery Village and raised our 3 children here. One of our children has lived in East Village with his family for the last 13 years.

We love Montgomery Village: the various neighborhoods, the bike paths, the lakes, the swimming pools, the tennis courts, the Village shopping center, the churches, the schools, the Village News and all the different activities sponsored by the Montgomery Village Foundation.

We especially love the oasis of Whetstone. As a board member for the last 4 years, I have been an active member of the maintenance committee and am presently vice-president of the board. I have suggested alternative solutions to problems associated with the future of the MV Professional Center in “Whetstone Watch” articles and testimony to the County Council. I have also testified against the plan to widen Goshen Road and suggested alternative solutions. My goal is to do whatever I can to maintain the community at the same high standards as when we moved here in 1978. My current priorities include:

  • Maintaining the ambiance of the street lighting in Whetstone. I am against the extremely bright lights that are now common in parts of East Village that do more to ruin one’s night vision than to improve security.
  • Keeping the assessments as low as possible. Creative solutions are preferable to expensive ones.
  • Ensuring the integrity of the Whetstone community. It is important for all of us to respect our neighbors and community by following the covenants, supporting one another in community action, and doing our part in maintaining the beauty, value and security of our neighborhoods.

I worked as a research physicist and technical manager for 43 years at NIST before retiring in 2011. At NIST I participated in facility improvement projects, worked with budgets, and figured out how to balance them. I coached MSI youth soccer in the Village when our boys were young. My wife and I are long-term block captains in the neighborhood watch program. I can often be found working in our garden, walking the neighborhood with my wife, or playing with my grandchildren on the tennis courts and swimming pools during the summer.

Deborah Vermillion

My husband and I have lived in the Whetstone community for 34 years. I have had the opportunity to serve on the Whetstone Board for the last 17 years. During my time on the board I have played an active role as President, Vice-President, Secretary, Communications Chair, member of the Audit, Maintenance, Legal, Lakeshore committees and a Neighborhood Block Captain. If re-elected my priorities will include:

  • Continued funding of Reserves for long term projects.
  • Careful spending of assessment funds to maintain and improve Whetstone’s assets.
  • Promote updates to our By-Laws to protect the residential quality of the Whetstone community.
  • Working with the other Whetstone board members to serve the best interest of our community.
  • Closely follow the redevelopment of the Professional Center.

I am asking for your support so that I can continue my commitment of service to our community.

Maintenance Briefs

At the end of January, in between snow days, 11 trees were cut down on Elger Mill Road, Sousa Way, Whetstone Drive, Kobe Way, N. Pike Creek Place, Eclipse Place and in the open space behind the pool. After the stumps are removed, these trees will be replaced.

Contracts were let to replace metal rings or collars that had corroded and were no longer providing needed support for the middle parts of some of the larger concrete slabs over the water sewers on our streets.

Weather permitting, work is being directed at remediating a part of the lake path that becomes muddy and icy in wet weather. A 20-foot long drain will be installed along the path to direct water underneath the path to the lake.

To help to keep Diary Road accessible to emergency vehicles, the section of the road that bends sharply at the top of the hill has been designated as a no-parking-between-signs area. Homeowners affected by this change are encouraged to use their garages and driveways as efficiently as possible and to direct visitors to park in other open areas on the street.

Finally, as I watch the snow gently falling, please remember to park your car so that the snow plows can remediate your street and service vehicles can still drive on it without tearing up the grass wherever the street is narrow.

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

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