October 2016 TVO e-Outlook

TVO I e-Outlook OCTOBER 2016

A quarterly email covering neighborhood news, issues, and activities

2016-2018 TVO I BOARD OF DIRECTORS

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! We have a 2016 -2018 TVO I Board of Directors!! We were able to approve the new board through Article 7 Section 5 of the Bylaws. The outgoing BOD approved the incoming BOD. The Board was expanded to eight people this year as an effort to get more people involved with leading our community. We were able to have a successful consecutive election with a full state of officers in 2016 and 2018. I would like to thank everyone that volunteered to serve our community.

We are building momentum! As we continue to strengthen our neighborhood, TVO would like to see all of you "email" ers and callers at the next meeting in April 2017. There is so much more we can accomplish with you being present! Get involved!!

The 2016-2018 TVO Board of Directors
President: James Brown
Vice President: Chris Johansen
Treasurer: Jonathan Crawford
Secretary: Jessica Wuenschell
Member-at-Large: Merri McNamara
Member-at-Large: Ron Bonig
Member-at-Large: Michelle Hoy
Landscaping Chairperson: Alexandra Cratin

HALLOWEEN PARADE
The annual TVO I Halloween Parade is scheduled for Friday, October 28th at 7 pm.The parade will start at Dunes Drive and end in Congressional Court.

We are in need of 4-6 volunteer parade marshals to be positioned along the parade route. This involves 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.

TVO YARD SALE

On behalf of the current Board of Directors and the neighborhood, I would like to thank Tammy Brown for her effort in coordinating our annual yard sale. This was the biggest yard sale in recent memory and we were happy to have our TVO II neighbors join us. Thank you to all those households that participated. We are looking forward to next year’s event.

LEAF PICKUP

Howard County does not clean up the leaves in our neighborhood. It is each neighbors responsibility. We expect each neighbor to clean in front of their home periodically to maintain a manicured appearance. As a reminder, plastic bags are no longer acceptable by the waste company. Leaf and yard waste is picked up on Thursdays.

COMMUNITY MONEY AVAILABLE

Team up with your neighbor and plan a holiday party/open house. I have heard stories of neighbors talking (really talking) for the first time in years . Understandable! Lives get busy and you only see your neighbor in passing. The block/holiday party is a great way to reconnect. Reach out to a Board member! All requestors can receive up to $250 for their event. We do not cover any alcohol receipts.

DOG RESPONSIBILITIES
When you walk your dog and the dog leaves a deposit on your neighbor’s lawn – it is your (the person walking the dog) responsibility to pick up the deposit and take it with you to a trash receptacle. Please do not leave it behind – the deposit or the bag. There is a $500 fine if you are reported to the County.

FRONT ENTRANCE LIGHTING PROJECT APPROVE
This project was approved by the new Board to replace the light fixtures and update to LED bulbs. The current system uses metal halide bulbs and is becoming quite the dinosaur. We will be applying for a rebate from BGE since we are moving to an energy efficient source. This should be completed in the next 60 days or so.

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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 Website http://turfvalleyoverlook1.org
Yahoo Message Board turfvalleyoverlook@yahoogroups.com
FaceBook https://www.facebook.com/turfvalleyoverlook1
Gmail turfvalleyoverlook

TVO I NEIGHBORHOOD CLUBS

Garden Club: We have a few projects in the works involving flower exchanges and a common area beautification. Please contact Angela Nichols at warnic6, if you are interested in joining.

Volleyball Club: Play occurs every Saturday and Sunday, weather permitting, from 2 pm to 4 pm at the Pebble Beach Community Area. Contact Kevin Powell kppowell410@gmail.com

There are several unofficial clubs throughout the neighborhood. Ask around, get connected and find out if any are for you.

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.

James P. Brown, Jr., MA

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