TVO I e-Outlook OCTOBER 2015
A monthly email covering neighborhood news, issues, and activities
The annual TVO I Halloween Parade is scheduled for Wednesday October 28th at 7 pm.The parade will start at Dunes Drive and end in Congressional Court.
Volunteer parade marshals are needed for along the parade route. This involve wearing an orange vest and being seen throughout the parade route. This is a great opportunity for high school students to get service hours. So if you wait for the parade at a certain location, stick a vest on and be a marshal. Contact a Kevin Powell or James Brown for additional details and to volunteer.
Donations will be collected to support the MRHS Marching Band.
2016-2018 TVO I Board Elections
A Board of Directors election will be completed at the March 2016 meeting. A nominating committee will be named in the coming weeks. All five (5) Board positions are open! Please submit your name if you are willing to serve in a leadership role for the community. The nominees selected by the committee will be presented in early 2016 for a vote. Watch for additional details.
PLAYGROUND INTEREST SPIKES
Several neighbors have expressed an interest in exploring a community playground. It was agreed upon that we would form an exploratory committee to see what is involved in getting this initiative launched. TVO I has spoken with the County Parks and Recreation Department for the next steps. We need to submit a letter asking them to revisit the old plan.
Most importantly, we need to organize as a community to get the neighborhood support. David Igla (Dunes Drive) has volunteered to be the neighborhood point of contact. He will work with the BOD and community to advance this issue. He will be communicating with the neighborhood very soon. Thanks David for your willingness to lead this effort.
HCPD COMMUNITY RESOURCE OFFICERS SPEAK TO TVO I RESIDENTS
Officer Bonita Linkins and Sgt. Stephanie Walls presented at our September TVO I meeting. The officers shared a lot of good information with us. There are several initiatives in action to improve police visibility throughout the County. I will be sharing pieces of information with you through our emails and on our Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/turfvalleyoverlook1. Here is the first topic:
INCIDENT REPORTING: Please file a report with the Howard County Police for any incident including but not limited to loitering, vandalism, car break in, and robbery. The officers insisted that we file a report so they are aware of the issue and to determine whether patrolling is necessary.
If a crime is in progress, please call 911.
Howard County Police Non-Emergency 410-313-2200
You can get a Home Security Survey (security audit) by an Auxiliary Officer by calling 410-313-3700.
If you witness a Traffic Violation such as speeding or a car passing a school bus stop sign, call 410-313-2208.NOTE: Some buses are equipped with cameras.
YARD TRIM – NO MORE PLASTIC BAGS
In the August newsletter from Howard County Recycling Division, yard trim will no longer be accepted in plastic bags.Effective January 1st, 2016, yard trim in plastic bags will not be collected. For more information, visit www.HowardCountyRecycles.org or call 410-313-6444.
COMMUNITY MONEY AVAILABLE
Money has been appropriated to have some type of neighborhood party/activity. Team up with your neighbor and plan a holiday party, cookout, or something. Reach out to a Board member or contact your block captains! All requestors can receive up to $250 for their event.
CONNECT WITH US ONLINE
Please join us online to get the latest community news. Feel free to share your story with us. Get connected to your TVO I Community Association. The links to our accounts are:
TVO I Board of Directors (2014-2016)
President: James Brown (Boca Raton Dr.), jamesbrown_923
Vice President: Chris Johansen (Timber Trails Ct.), topherJ
Treasurer: Kirsten Willging (Pinehurst Ct.), kwillging
Secretary: Karen Aaby (Greenbriar Ct.), karenaaby
Member-at-Large: Jeff McConnell (Doral Ct.) jeffrey.j.mcconnell
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