TVO I e-Outlook August 2013

TVO I e-Outlook

August 2013

A monthly email covering neighborhood news, issues, and activities.

 This issue includes articles  on:

Every HOA is constantly looking for dedicated and talented homeowners to join their cause.

It’s no secret that volunteering can be a time and energy consuming endeavor. The volunteer is critical to the success of the neighborhood HOA.  Often times it is a thankless job, but that’s not to say it can’t be rewarding.  Without volunteers to lead and manage the association, things would start to unravel; property prices will drop; apathy becomes the norm; and the sense of community is lost.


If you feel your HOA isn’t delivering …  get involved!   As luck would have it, the most vocal dissatisfied homeowners are usually not volunteers. As a result, they are giving no valuable effort to effectively change the factors that contribute to their unhappiness.  Change IS possible when action is taken! This is where you live, your neighborhood.  It is where you raise(d) your family and spend the most of your time outside of work.  Your involvement can be a vital part to building a vibrant, healthier community.


Take some time to learn more about your HOA.  TVOCA is in transition and always looking for new volunteers to help revitalize our activities.  Contact  a BOD member for all volunteer vacancies and additional details.


Pat Brocato – Simons , TVOCA President at

James Brown, Vice President at

Craig Fingerman, Treasurer at

Vacant, Secretary




176 households  (56%) have paid their 2013 TVOCA membership dues.  Membership  and volunteerism are catalyst to creating a great community.  It is never too late to invest in your neighborhood.  Thanks to the eleven households that remitted their 2013 TVOCA dues in the past thirty days.  Can we get 20 households this month? Ask your neighbor if they have committed!



Carol Pettit, a fellow volunteer, stated “Volunteers don’t just do the work ~ they make it work.Thanks to everyone that volunteers reliably in our neighborhood throughout the year. You are the reason for successful events and activities.  Our August spotlight shines on the following dedicated neighbors:

·         Holly  Ritter- lawn maintenance

·         John Ritter – lawn maintenance

·         Missy Haghgoo – ice cream social

·         Karen Aaby – ice cream social

·         Kate Miller – ice cream social

The next TVOCA  meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at 7 pm to 9 pm in the Patapsco Room of the Miller Library.  Some discussion items are volunteering opportunities, latest community news, tree replacement,  and fall activities.  Get Involved – this is your neighborhood!!! Looking forward to seeing there.



Come One! Come All!  The TVOCA is holding its annual Ice Cream Social on Thursday, August 22nd at 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm at the Boones Lane Field. This is a great opportunity to come out and reconnect after the long summer; meet your new neighbors; and just enjoy some ice cream on a late summer day.  Kid’s activities and a DJ are planned.  Please RSVP by Monday Aug 19th to Missy Haghgoo at if you and your family are able to come . If you have any new neighbors, please forward this email to them.See you there!



There are six common (open) areas in Turf Valley Overlook which are designated as the neighborhood’s responsibility to maintain.  Approximately 60% of your annual dues are used to maintain these spaces in TVO phase I.

Front Entrance (Pebble Beach/ Route 40)
Walking paths connecting Boca Raton, Pebble Beach & Pinehurst Ct
Area between Pebble Beach & Pinehurst Ct
All sidewalk areas bordering David Force Park.
Open field between Pinehurst Ct & Congressional Ct
Open field on Boones Lane


There are always complaints about dog waste being left behind.  Here is an excerpt from the county ordinance:

HOWARD COUNTY ANIMAL CONTROL LAWS SECTION 17.300 summarizes the selected requirements of the county’s Animal Control Laws with which all animal owners should be familiar.  Included in the law is this requirement:

Ø  Owners are responsible for removing pet defecation when off their own property.

Violators of the Animal Control Laws may be subject to civil monetary penalties ranging between $25-$500, criminal penalties, including incarceration, pet impoundment, and/or mandatory appearances before the Animal Matters Hearing Board.
A citizen who has personally observed a violation may wish to file an affidavit. The affidavit accompanies the issued citation. An affidavit may not be filed anonymously. The complainant must be identified by name, address and telephone number.

The TVOCA prefers that you attempt to work with your neighbor(s) or contact your block captain or  a member of the Board before you take the above route. In short, be courteous to your neighbors and do the right thing. Pick up after your dog(s) and take your bags with you! And thanks to the majority of you that follow the rules, we appreciate it!



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.  The links to our accounts are:
Yahoo Message Board             ,


August 26 Howard County Schools reopen for 2013-2014.




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

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