POTOMAC CROSSING NEWS            Autumn/WINTER 2005/2006

 

ANNUAL MEETING

The Annual Meeting was held at the second attempt on November 14, 2005. Two new members were elected, and a third was appointed to fill out the remainder of Stuart Kurlancheeck’s term. Your new members are: Sumeeti Ghulati (Vice President), Tony Lam (Treasurer), and Richard Meddings (Liaison with the AECC). They join Ryan Hatch (Secretary) and Ligia Moss (President).

 

THANK YOU STUART KURLANCHEECK AND ANDREW SILVER

We wish to thank our outgoing members for their service to our community.

 

We particularly want to thank Stuart for eleven years of service and for placing us on solid financial footing to meet our current and future community obligations. 

 

DUMPING IN PUBLIC AREAS

In our last letter we noted the illegal dumping of waste in our common areas. Last month we had to have a stove removed from the Great Notch common area.  Montgomery County would have picked this up from the homeowner as part of the recycle pickup on Tuesdays.  Instead, the cost of cleaning this up was borne by the community.

 

Remember, part of your dues pay for trash removal and each home may call our trash hauler twice per year to remove large items including furniture. Potomac Disposal’s phone number is (301) 294-9700.

 

Appliances will be picked up by the County, please call the Montgomery County Recycle Customer Service number, (240) 777-6410 prior to Tuesday’s pickup date.

 

AECC BI-ANNUAL WALKTHROUGH

The AECC did its fall walkthrough of the community. If you receive a notice and the matter has been corrected, please forgive the notice and inform Vanguard that it was already corrected.

 

Remember, prior to making any changes to the exterior of your home, you must submit a request for change from to the AECC through Vanguard Management. Forms are available from Vanguard Management, Box 39, Germantown, MD 20875-0039 or (301) 540-8600.

 

In addition to the common problems we noted in our Spring newsletter, we also have noted that some homes have fallen into neglect. The Board is going to take a more active stance and start calling on such homeowners to take immediate corrective action.  When each of us purchased our homes, we agreed to abide by the covenants of the community; and this means maintaining each of our homes. It has now come to our attention that these neglected homes are affecting the property values of their neighbors! This not only affects the sale price of homes, but when homeowners get home equity loans, the amount they are eligible to borrow is diminished because of these neglected homes due to lowered appraisals.

 

Please be aware that non-compliance with our community’s Declaration of Covenants has resulted in considerable cost to some homeowners.

 

LEAVES

Montgomery County does not collect leaves in our community. Please make sure that all leaves are collected not only in your yard, but also in the curb area and street directly in front of your house.

 

Leaves left along the curbs clog our storm drains, cause backups when it rains and make our streets slippery.

 

REMINDERS

Please drive carefully through the community, for even though it has gotten colder and darker earlier, kids are still out playing.

 

Pick up after your pets. Keep your dogs on leashes. It is the law! Not to mention common courtesy.

 

Be sure to keep your garage doors closed during the evenings especially this time of year.

 

Snow. The townhouses have a contract to get their parking areas plowed whenever there are 2 or more inches of snow. The county plows the remainder of the neighborhood.  Please keep the sidewalks adjacent to your property clear of snow, for the safety of the pedestrians.

 

NUMBERS TO REMEMBER

 

Vanguard Management

(301) 540-8600 ext 3319

Potomac Disposal

(301) 294-9700

Montgomery County Recycle Customer Service

(240) 777-6410

County Police Non-Emergency

(301) 279-8000

 

 

ALL THE VOLUNTEERS THAT SERVE YOUR HOMEOWNER’S ASSOCIATION WISH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY THE VERY BEST FOR 2006!