TVO I e-Outlook JULY 2013

TVO I e-Outlook

JULY 2013

(A monthly email covering neighborhood news, issues, and activities)

 
This issue includes the following articles:

 

PRESIDENT’S NOTE:  IMPERSONATING THE HOA

SEPTEMBER HOA MEETING

MEMBERSHIP DRIVE

MANOR WOODS ELEMENTARY FUNDRAISER

TRAFFIC ISSUES
TVO I NEIGHBORHOOD CLUBS

SUMMER NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH

BLOCK CAPTAIN/BOARD VACANCIES

LIKE US ON FACEBOOK

 
Happy Fourth of July!  Enjoy the holiday and be safe especially if you are driving and handling fireworks (not at the same time of course)!  
 
PRESIDENT’S NOTE:  IMPERSONATING THE TVO I HOA Board
 
I would like to remind everyone that it is important for us as a community to try and resolve conflict(s) with our neighbors through face-to-face conversations, your block captains, and/or the HOA Board members. There are always ongoing issues such as dog waste, visible trash cans/other aesthetic complaints, on-street parking, and lawn care to name a few. We have designated block captains to serve as liaisons to the TVO HOA to help with concerns. However, we would hope you would attempt to first discuss any issues with your neighbor(s) prior to engaging additional help. That said, we recently learned of a letter mailed anonymously to one of our homeowners that was falsely signed by the TVO HOA. We are in receipt of the letter, and we are quite disturbed. Please be aware that this type of behavior is not characteristic of our community and will not be tolerated. It represents a fraudulent act and is blatant harassment.
 
The TVO HOA is here for everyone. If you are having a problem with a neighbor or otherwise, you have these options – 1) contact that neighbor directly 2) reach out to your block captain(s) 3) ask TVO HOA for help. Please don’t try and take the matter into your own hands. Let’s join together to maintain the TVO neighborly camaraderie.  Thank you.
 
                              
SEPTEMBER HOA MEETING
 
The next TVOCA meeting will be held in September 2013 at the Miller Library.  Dates TBD.
 
TVOCA MEMBERSHIP DRIVE


Some county neighborhoods are paying $300 per month for HOA.   In the grand scheme of things, HOA dues can be very expensive.  However, your $75 annual commitment to TVOCA is extremely inexpensive.  Here is a comparison to some activities that we all experience daily. Your dues are:

 

Ø  comparable to filling up your tank with gas.

Ø  comparable to a round of golf at a local course.

Ø  comparable to a dinner for two at your favorite eatery.

Ø  less than fall sports registrations.

Ø  less than a spa manicure and pedicure.

 

 

From all angles, this is a small investment to protect your neighborhood. Make your check payable to TVO1 HOA and send to:

Craig Fingerman
TVOCA I Treasurer
2913 Cypress Bay Court
Ellicott City, MD 21042

Thanks to the 165 homes that have met their commitment.

MANOR WOODS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PTA FUNDRAISER /AUCTION

SAVE THE DATE!  MWES PTA will hold a Masquerade Auction on Saturday, November 2, 2013, at Players Bar and Grill in the Waverly Woods Shopping Center. Tickets will be available soon.  For more information about volunteering, donating, and/or attending the auction, please contact: mwesptaauction@gmail.com.

TRAFFIC ISSUES

Driving too fast in the neighborhood is always a concern. The kids are out of school for the summer and will be playing throughout the neighborhood. Please slow it down and watch out for our own!

Pebble Beach/Rt 40 intersection continues to be a problem.  We experienced another accident there last week.  Hope that all involved are OK.  Please be careful in that intersection.  We will press the county for the dedicated turn signal   to help alleviate some of the problem. It has been approved but the installation is being delayed. Stay tuned!

 

TVO I NEIGHBORHOOD CLUBS

Bridge:  If you are interested in playing bridge we have several openings. We play once a month from 7:30-10 pm on Thursday usually. We are flexible.  Accepting substitute players as well.  Games are in TVO and Valley Meade.  We alternate hosting. If you are interested please contact Joan Soule joan.soule@gmail.com.

Mahjong:  If you are interested in playing mahjong, please contact Susan Fingerman at smfinfo@verizon.net.

Please contact Susan Fingerman at smfinfo@verizon.net if you have an interest in a gardening club.

If you would like to have your group’s event publicized let us know.

 
SUMMER NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH
 
There are two times every year when TVO experiences an increase in thefts, break-ins, and suspicious activity: Thanksgiving through yearend holidays and summer vacations. As a reminder, please remember to secure your house, cars,  and be sure to close your garage doors. Ask a neighbor to keep an eye on your home if you’re planning on being away for an extended period of time. Have them collect your mail or have it stopped. And last, be cautious about publicizing your whereabouts and vacation plans especially on social media sites.
 
VACANCIES – BLOCK CAPTAINS & TVO I HOA BOARD
 
We are in need of block captains for 3 streets: The Cascades, Greenbriar, and Eagles Mere. Block captains serve as a  liaison between their street and the leadership of TVOCA.  They are a first line of communication for your neighborhood.
 
We also are seeking someone to fill our recording secretary position on the TVO I HOA Board.
 

Please let us know if you would like to volunteer for one of these positions.   Please contact  a member of the Board for more information.

 

Pat Brocato – Simons , TVOCA President at pat.brocatosimons@gmail.com

James Brown, Vice President at jamesbrown_923@hotmail.com

Craig Fingerman, Treasurer at craigf2@verizon.net

 

FACEBOOK/TWITTER/EMAIL/MESSAGE BOARD
Are you connected to your TVOCA HOA?  We have several new vehicles for communicating, interacting , and sharing neighborhood information.  Our accounts are:
Yahoo Message Board              http://groups.yahoo.com,
FaceBook                                             https://www.facebook.com/turfvalleyoverlook1
Gmail                                                    turfvalleyoverlook@gmail.com
Twitter                                        https://www.twitter.com/tvo_I.

Please join us online to get the latest community news. Feel free to share your story with us. Get connected to you TVO I Community Association.

 

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If you have information that you would like to be considered for the newsletter, please contact James Brown at jamesbrown_923@hotmail.com by the 15th of the month.  I plan to distribute the newsletter around the 1st of the next month.

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