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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

Have you been to the Library lately!!!

Many people could benefit from the library and what it has to offer when is the last time you stopped by? Its right here in OUR community!!!Library Info

Glen Burnie Regional Library

(Formerly North County)

1010 Eastway, Glen Burnie, MD 21060(410) 222-6270

Hours: 

Monday through Thursday: 9 am to 9 pm
Friday and Saturday: 9 am to 5 pm.

Open Sundays from 1 to 5pm, September through May.

 

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

 

Summer Time

As usual Maryland weather goes from one extreme to another! Hot and Humid is the typical summer description around here! We hope that everyone is enjoying themselves and keeping safe and cool.

Keep in mind that it is also a time for the pests that attempt to ruin these events, so lets do all we can to minimize them.

* Instead of bags for your waste being held prior to trash day, consider getting cans. this helps keep critters from getting into the trash and allowing them to have a source of food.

* If you have pets please be sure that you clean up after them as this is a major source of food to rodents!

* Walk around your property every time we have rain and see if there is anything that catches and holds water. If so, empty them and consider turning the items over or discarding them if they are not needed. This will stop the breeding of mosquitos!

These simple things can help not only your space but the space that surrounds you! YOUR Community!  Have a safe 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

The work on Saunders has been cleaned up considerably since they last stated it was completed! We believe that it should have just been done the right way! Like all the other roads!!! DO YOU AGREE ALSO?  I have spoken with our constituent services liaison and she wants to know as well!  If you are on a road that has NOT been completely refinished and want action please take the time to make your voice heard. after several conversation with her she stated she wants to hear from those who are effected, so here is your opportunity. Sara Gannon, east county and part of Glen Burnie —exgann22@aacounty.org, 410-222-1323.

There are only nine roads left that have not had the full rework done! Last year a new ratings list was created and even corrected due to a physical drive through which enabled those involved to judge for themselves the true conditions of the streets. they are aware and are attempting to add a road or two into the annual repairs for our area every couple years as well as other areas too. Patience is the key even when it starts to wear thin.

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.

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!

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

 

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

so far so good!

 

Mosquito Control

  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

This is the information for assigned spray night and what to do and expect.

spray night info


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.

The median strips that are located on both sides of the highway adjacent to East way and West way are NOT an area that is free to avoid cleaning up after your pet!

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

 

Santa Tour 2016   

Click here to view more photos and other past events

 

 
 
 
 
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