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P.O. Box 522 • Glen Burnie, Maryland 21060
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2017 Meetings- First Tuesday of the month listed where possible

 6:30 PM at the Harundale Presbyterian Church Lounge Area

We have heard that people wanted a new time and day to come to the meetings
February 2017 21st 6:30PM
May 2017 16th 6:30PM
August 2017 22nd 6:30PM
November 2017 14th 6:30PM

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

A simple note on meetings. A community can only improve with information that is shared as a group! I see comments on social media from all kinds of residents who NEVER seem to be able to speak their minds in a forum that matters!

The only thing that accomplishes is a perception from others that may not be true!

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

Community Information

Help Prevent Car Theft and Property Theft

It all starts when you park your car!!!

 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

 

Fall / Winter are upon us...

Yes another seaon of shorts and tees are closing as well as the pools and are favorite outdoor activities... Hope everyone has had a great spring / summer time. If your like us you are gathering the firewood or pellets, winterizing boats, pools or campers, and getting ready to start raking those leaves. Don't forget the little things like cleaning out the gutters, draining the hose and turning off the water to the outside spigots before the freeze sets in. these can help avoid costly damages in the long run. Don't forget that the pickup of yard waste will need to be in paper bags!!

During the Winterseasons,We often see less of each other due to the daylight hours being shorter but try to be aware of your neighbors and see if they are in need of anything or just to say hello once in a while.

If / when we get snow try to help those that help us by getting cars off the roads where possible for the plows to get through.

Above all have a safe and healthy season.

 

What to Do If the Lights Go Out

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.

BGE

POWER OUTAGES:
1-877-778-2222
Power out or downed wires?
Call to report it!
Go to www.BGE.com to learn more

 

Community Yard Sale

Plans for next year are being discussed.

 

Roadwork information

We have received information from the Dept. of public works that Saunders way will be getting extensive water line repairs in the near future. letters should be sent by the department to those that are directly impacted and we will post what and when we know. Also we will be working with other agencies to determine if the repairs will include the restoration to the road, sidewalks and curb lines when completed.

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!

410-222-6141

 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...

 

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:

To help improve our community by participating in committees and community event planning. HELP SUPPORT YOUR COMMUNITY.

Community Clean-Up / Ride Through

This type of community work is not the popular thing for some however it is needed and for those same that it is not popular chances are it is due to the fact that your in violation of a community, county or state violation. It is not our intention to single out any one home and make no mistake, all that are in violation will be cited. for too long in the past things were left alone and we will not do that. 

Your way of living and care taken with your property may not bother you however this is a neighborhood therefore we your neighbors may be offended!  If we see or receive a complaint we act on it as soon as humanly possible. We will investigate and see if the issue is a violation and if so we will issue a letter and file a zoning report, The Deeds & Agreements that all residents are bound to in our HOA can and will supersede county and state regulations and we will enforce them to benefit the whole community rather than the individual person most times.

We hire police officers to conduct our community ride through and extra security when needed. This service provides us with the necessary information to file zoning violations throughout our community. Please check our web site for updates and important phone numbers related to this community.  If there is a question regarding this process feel free to come to a meeting to discuss it. We would love to see you there.

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.
Harundale Presbyterian Church
Worship on Sundays at 10:30 AM, child care is provided, all are welcome. Come and be nourished and encouraged in faith. We are located at 1020 East Way (next to the library). Our phone number is 410-766-4338. Please visit us at our web address which is www.harundalepc.org

 

NEW FOR YARD WASTE RECYCLING!!

Brown + Green = Clean! When choosing a bag for your yard waste think brown, not black. If you collect your grass clippings or other yard waste for recycling at the curb, use a brown paper lawn bag designed for that purpose, instead of plastic bags. Yard waste placed out for collection in plastic bags will no longer be accepted beginning January 2017. A major reason for this revision to the program is that composting with plastics can be expensive, time consuming and not environmentally friendly. The ground plastics have to be separated from the yard waste during the composting process. Paper bags will compost right along with the leaves and grass clippings, creating a cleaner more valuable product. Paper lawn bags can be found in most grocery stores, hardware stores and online. Regular paper grocery or shopping bags are not durable enough for yard waste collection.

Anne Arundel County Community News

monthly news letter

Signage placed along our roadway

Signs that are placed in any areas on the median strip, curb grass, light poles, telephone poles and anywhere else other than your own property line are illegal and will be removed as soon as they are seen!!!  They are not only illegal, they are ugly and considered trash!  If you have to ask why we remove them, drive along the other areas where they are left and see that the trash builds up and makes that area look bad!

We live in a time where yard sales are easily listed on line and checked on regularly by hundreds of locals. FOR FREE!!! 

Lost pets are always a heart wrenching situation however there are very few people that can read a sign at 30+ miles an hour made on 8X10 paper! And then they are left there for eternity... We are in the technology age. Trash by any other name is still trash!

ALL signs will be removed immediately!!

Department of public Works Announcement

Emerald Ash Borer (invasive Pest)!!! Action plan

click here

Community Information

Grass Cutting along the highway

We have apparently been heard! already 2 full cuts along the road this year!!!!

 

Mosquito Control

Another year of control spray is over. I'm not so sure that this year was as effective as others. they seemed to be a bit more active.  Please keep in mind that even during the less active months it is still important to keep standing water under control to avoid the mosquito larvae from multiplying

we will see what the plan is for next season


Zoning and permits information

ARTICLE 18.  ZONING

 18-17-102.  Inoperable and unregistered vehicles.

 (a)   Definition. For purposes of this section, the term "vehicle" means a motor vehicle, trailer, or boat.

 (b)   Scope. This section does not apply to the storage of vehicles as accessory to a marina or a service and sales facility or to the storage of unregistered vehicles within a roofed structure entirely enclosed on all sides.

  (c)   Prohibition. Except as provided otherwise by this article, land may not be used for the parking, storage, collection, accumulation, or abandonment of any inoperable, wrecked, partially dismantled, or destroyed vehicle or of any vehicle that does not display all information required by law, including a current registration plate and validation sticker.

  

Pet Owners

Dogs may be “man’s best friend” and a delightful sight, but if owners are negligent, dogs can also be quite a public nuisance. For instance, owners who fail to pick up after their pets contribute to the spread of disease and create an undesirable walking environment. Dog poop can carry tapeworm, salmonella, and E. coli, diseases that might not be a direct harm to humans, but that can easily spread to other animals. Not to mention that rainwater washes the waste into drains, therefore requiring more sanitation efforts and potentially lowering the quality of water. Therefore, it is crucial that dog owners heed dog poop and leash laws.

There is a pet station cleanup located in the triangle on Guildford road that is used by many of our residents. Thank You! However sadly to say there are several dog owners that walk their pets in our park areas and along the medians and feel there is no need to comply with the laws and common respect for others. Dogs should always be leashed in public areas regardless of the nature of the animal and you should pick up after your pet when they go in these areas. You know who you are and so do we!!!

IT's THE LAW - CLEAN UP AFTER YOUR DOG!!!

 

Citizens information Center

This is a quick link to the Anne Arundel government pages.

click here to view

Curb side Trash 

it is important for everyone to wait until the night before the scheduled day to set out your cans and debris. Please return your containers from the curb area as soon as possible.

Remember also that if your scheduled day of collection falls on a holiday, your pickup day moves to the day after!

While driving through the neighborhood today, on trash day, I witnessed several drivers that did not give right of way to the men working on the waste removal trucks! In fact one of the guys almost got hit!!! Can we please slow down and give these hard working individuals a few moments to do their job!!! Just a little patience.. They are working for you!

All of us have now received the BIG yellow recycle bins!

If there are any problems or concerns you can contact Waste collections at 410-222-6103

More information regarding curb side trash is available at this link.

curbside trash pickup

Santa Tour 2016   

This year’s Santa tour will be December 17th

There is no set time for when we will be through your exact street and we do a lot of back and forth moving to ensure everyone gets to see Santa. So we will start about 4:30PM until complete. be patient and be ready

Click here to view more photos and other past events

Since making a change from the use of the fire department to having our own Santa Sleigh, we anticipated that there would be a little time to have the residents catch up to the change as well. going from the early morning to just after dark. This being the second Annual run was a great turn out and it took about 5 hours to complete the entire community! 

I wish that there was a way we could tell you when we will be in the area of each street but the fact that we stop when ever we see someone waiting and with pictures and presents and conversations along the way it is impossible! But we have a blast doing it!

We also include a couple of streets that are technically not in our jurisdiction but in the spirit they are along the way and allow for easier navigating.

There was no road that was not visited in the community!

Thanks to all that were a part of this fantastic event that is put on by the Civic Association for the residents of our community.

 

 
 
 
 
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