North Village View

Be car smart

by the North Village Board of Directors

Recently, small gangs of four adolescents have been reported breaking into unlocked cars in the neighborhoods, according to our local police. Please be mindful. Here’s some tips on break-in prevention:

1. Lock your vehicle. Let’s not make it easy for criminals. Whenever you park your car (even in your driveway) close and lock the windows/doors/sunroof to help prevent theft of or in the vehicle. Resist the temptation to leave windows cracked during the summer.

2. Don’t keep valuables in your vehicle. A tablet, purse or even loose change in plain view is eye-candy to a criminal. Criminals will smash a window to take anything of value.

3. Use an anti-theft device. Take the next step and activate the alarm system after locking your vehicle.

4. Don’t leave your car running. Never leave your car unattended if it's running. This not only invites theft, it’s also illegal. If you’re not behind the wheel, turn your vehicle off.

5. Keep track of your keys. Many hide a spare key under the wheel-well or some other place under their car. Criminals have caught on and will not only steal your car but also burglarize your home. Please keep your keys/fob with you.

6. Park intelligently. When possible parking in a well-lit area will help deter criminals.

7. Take advantage of a tech-based auto recovery tool. Employing an auto-theft recovery tool could help you get your car back quickly.

8. Close your garage door. Criminals have been known to steal out of open garages, so please keep your garage door down as well.

Overnight Parking Permit Policy
North Village is planning to implement a permit tag policy in the next few months. Thank you for your feedback to our letters and participation in our Zoom meetings. Watch for details, and send further feedback if you wish. We are working through the details of a plan for addressing this complex issue. To submit input, e-mail Community Manager April Steward at asteward@mvf.org.

Remaining 2021 Holiday Trash Collection

Below is the remaining holiday trash schedule for 2021. The holidays with an asterisk (*) indicate that the county transfer facility is closed. If one of these holidays falls on a service day (Monday or Thursday), North Village will have service the following day (Tuesday or Friday). Check NextDoor (online neighborhood group) for weather related updates to the calendar.

Memorial Day *            

Mon, May 31, 2021*

Independence Day*

Mon, Jul 5, 2021*

Labor Day*      

Mon, Sep 6, 2021*

Columbus Day

Mon, Oct 11, 2021

Veterans Day               

Thurs, Nov 11, 2021

Thanksgiving*              

Thu, Nov 25, 2021*

Native American Heritage Day

Fri, Nov 26, 2021

Christmas Day*                        

Sat, Dec 25, 2021*

New Year's Day*

Wed, Jan 1, 2022*

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day *

Mon, Jan 17, 2022*

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 Homes Corporation meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 17 via Zoom. E-mail asteward@mvf.org with your interest in attending the meeting; the connection link and instructions will be sent to you.

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

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