TVO I e-Outlook OCTOBER 2013

TVO I e-Outlook OCTOBER 2013

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

 This issue includes articles on:

 BOARD OF DIRECTOR NOMINATIONS

TRAFFIC LIGHT RT40 /PEBBLE BEACH

 PARK SCHEDULES CONTROLLED DEER HUNTS

2013 MEMBERSHIP

LEAF RESPONSIBILITY

TREE ISSUES
RECAP:  TVOCA SEPTEMBER MEETING

HALLOWEEN PARADE

TVO I NEIGHBORHOOD CLUBS

NEW AREA BUSINESSES

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BOARD OF DIRECTOR (BOD) NOMINATIONS
The TVO I Homeowner’s Association (HOA) is accepting names of individuals that are interested in serving in a leadership capacity.  We are building a list to prepare for an election later this year or early in 2014. If you are interested please contact a current Board member.

 

Pat Brocato-Simons, TVO I HOA President, pat.brocatosimons@gmail.com

James Brown, Vice President, jamesbrown_923@hotmail.com

Craig Fingerman, Treasurer, craigf2@verizon.net

Kirsten Willging, Secretary, kwillging@gmail.com

Member -at -Large, vacant

 
TRAFFIC LIGHT RT 40/PEBBLE BEACH

The new dedicated left-turn traffic signal out of Pebble Beach onto Rt 40 East is scheduled to be operational on Thursday, October 3. Thanks to our neighbor Kelli Livay for her diligence and hard work to make this a success.

 

PARK SCHEDULES CONTROLLED DEER HUNTS
Several Howard County parks will hold hunting hours in efforts to manage white-tailed deer populations in the county. This year’s hunts in David Force Natural Resource Area  will be a combination of bow and shotgun, according to a county release, and hours will be from dawn until noon. Scheduled dates are Oct. 8; Oct. 29; Nov. 5; Nov. 26; Jan. 15


2013 MEMBERSHIP

Thank you to the 180 homes that have committed to the activities of the TVO I HOA. This equates to 57% of our total property owners. Your dues help the HOA maintain operations and support activities in the neighborhood.  We are excited about our focus and commitment to the neighborhood. We encourage you to make your voice heard – get involved – stay involved.

 

LEAF RESPONSIBILITY

REMINDER:  Howard County is not responsible for leaf collection in TVO 1.  Each household is responsible for their own leaf clean-up.  Leaves can be disposed of by taking them to the Alpha Ridge landfill and /or bagging them for County pick-up on Thursdays.   Howard County encourages residents to use paper bags or reusable containers for yard trim. Plastic bags do not break down and actually reduce the quality of the composted material.  You can pick up free paper yard trim bags at 6751 Columbia Gateway Drive, Suite 514 or Alpha Ridge Landfill, 2350 Marriottsville Rd. Please be courteous by bagging your leaves and disposing of them properly. Help keep our neighborhood streets and storm drains clear.

 
TREE ISSUES
 We would like to ask each of you to report the locations in the neighborhood where the County trees are hanging too low and hitting ongoing traffic (especially school buses) or impede sidewalk access. We would like to send a list to the County for possible trimmings. Please send the information to Holly Ritter, rittholl@yahoo.com , by October 18.

 

RECAP:  TVO HOA I SEPTEMBER MEETING
 TVO HOA I held its September meeting at the Miller Library on September 24th. The meeting was well attended with over 20 households represented. Minutes from the meeting will be available soon. Some discussion topics were bylaws revision, leaf collection, resident and non-TVO resident memberships, traffic calming, TVO Directory, and the landscaping contract. Very importantly, Kirsten Willging offered to fill our vacant Board Secretary position and we are delighted to welcome her to the Board. Thank you for stepping up Kirsten!
 

HALLOWEEN PARADE

The Halloween Parade will be held on Wednesday, October 23. The parade will start at 7 pm on Dunes Drive and conclude on Congressional Court. The Marriott’s Ridge High School (MRHS) Marching Band and b.funk will provide entertainment. We expect to see all of the neighborhood ghosts, ghouls, and goblins for this event. Please clear all cars from the parade route according to the posted signs by the Howard County Police Department (HCPD).

 

Donations are accepted and will be presented to the music department at MRHS. The TVO I HOA, as usual, will reimburse MRHS for the transportation costs and provide donations to the HCPD and other contributors to the event. Many thanks to Kate and Kevin Powell for chairing this event for another year. Any questions can be directed to Kate/Kevin, kevinpowell410@gmail.com.

TVO I NEIGHBORHOOD CLUBS

Bridge:  If you are interested in playing bridge there are several openings. The bridge club plays once a month from 7:30 to 10 pm on Thursdays usually but that is flexible. The club is also accepting substitute players. Games are in the homes of TVO and Valley Meade residents.  If you are interested please contact Joan Soule, joan.soule@gmail.com.

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

Garden Club: Please contact Susan Fingerman, smfinfo@verizon.net, if you are interested in joining.

If you would like to have your group’s meetings and activities publicized let us know.

 

NEW AREA BUSINESSES

Five new restaurants are planned or have opened in our vicinity either at Turf Valley Towne Square or the Enchanted Forest:

Grille 620 will feature contemporary American cuisine focusing on seafood and steak.

Xitomate is known for their fresh lime margaritas and traditional Mexican food.
Facci features wood-fired pizzas and Italian dishes.

Red Parrot includes sushi, Chinese and Korean cuisine, and curry dishes.

Mimi’s Kabob will open a fast, casual Middle Eastern restaurant

Ernesto’s Mexican Restaurant serves authentic Mexican cuisine.

 

There are also other new/relocated stores in our immediate area open or coming soon: Enchanted Party Store, Smyth Jewelers, Petite Cellars, Goodwill, and Sonic.

 

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Please join us online to get the latest community news. Feel free to share your story with us. Get connected to your TVO I HOA.  The links 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.

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

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