FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions and Helpful Links

Do I need to have exterior home improvements approved by the HOA?

Yes.  Please see the Architectural Review Procedure.

Leaf Removal
Leaves cannot be raked to the street for collection by the county.  They must be in paper bags or a bin (no plastic bags) for collection on recycling pick up days.  If you contract a landscaping company, please make sure they know not to put leaves in the street.
https://www.howardcountymd.gov/Departments/Public-Works/Bureau-Of-Environmental-Services/Recycling/Yard-Trim

“[Street] Sweepers are not designed to pick up leaves. Large quantities of leaves will clog sweeper filters, spreading the leaves over a large area. Sweeper operators will avoid areas of curb containing an excessive number of leaves.”
https://www.howardcountymd.gov/Departments/Public-Works/Bureau-Of-Highways/Street-Sweeping

Sidewalk Snow Removal

“The owner of property abutting a sidewalk in a public right-of-way is responsible for removing snow from the sidewalk within 48 hours after the snow has fallen.”
https://www.howardcountymd.gov/Departments/Public-Works/Bureau-Of-Highways/Snow-Removal (Clearing Sidewalks tab)

Please help any neighbors who may need assistance with clearing their sidewalks.

County Animal Control Laws – Leash law, barking, waste removal
https://www.howardcountymd.gov/Departments/Police/Animal-Control
(Click Learn about Animal Control laws under Quick Links)

Posting Signs at Rt. 40 and Pebble Beach

Signs may not be posted in the TVO median area on Pebble Beach Drive at Rt. 40.  Signs may only be posted on the corners of Pebble Beach Drive by that intersection, near the TVO monuments.

Howard County Recycling
https://www.howardcountymd.gov/Departments/Public-Works/Bureau-Of-Environmental-Services/Recycling

Howard County Yard Trim Recycling

Bagged grass, leaves and light brush pick-up on recycling collection days
https://www.howardcountymd.gov/Departments/Public-Works/Bureau-Of-Environmental-Services/Recycling/Yard-Trim

Howard County Police

http://hcpd.org

Call 911 to report any emergency or for any situation in which immediate police attention might be beneficial, such as car break-in just attempted.

File an online police report for a non-emergency incident
https://www.howardcountymd.gov/Departments/Police/Police-Reports
or call 410-313-2250.

Please report any incident including items stolen from cars or your yard, and any vandalism, even if it’s minor or you don’t think anything could be done about it.  It’s important for the police to have a record of all incidents so that they can identify patterns. This could also result in more police presence in our neighborhood at night which would discourage additional incidents.

Maryland Sex Offender Registry Search 
http://www.dpscs.state.md.us/sorSearch

Street Lights Out, Sidewalk & Curb Repair, Pot Hole Repair and Street Sweeping
https://www.howardcountymd.gov/Departments/Public-Works/Bureau-Of-Highways

Report Community Issues
SeeClickFix at http://en.seeclickfix.com/ellicott-city

Tree Trimming and Maintenance
https://www.howardcountymd.gov/Departments/Public-Works/Bureau-Of-Highways/Divisions/Tree-Division

Peddler and Solicitor Regulation in Howard County
https://www.howardcountymd.gov/Departments/Community-Resources-and-Services/Office-of-Consumer-Protection/Peddling-amp-Soliciting

Home Improvement Contractor License Search
Look-up a contractor license number (MHIC#) at Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation
http://www.dllr.state.md.us/cgi-bin/electroniclicensing/OP_search/OP_search.cgi?calling_app=HIC::HIC_qselect

Howard County Playgrounds
https://www.howardcountymd.gov/Departments/Recreation-and-Parks/Parks-and-Planning/Playgrounds

Where are the TVOI common/open areas located?

Following are the common (open) areas in Turf Valley Overlook Sections I and II which the neighborhood has the responsibility to maintain:

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

David Force Park
https://www.howardcountymd.gov/DavidForceNaturalResourceArea

Deer Management in David Force Park and Howard County
https://www.howardcountymd.gov/Departments/Recreation-and-Parks/Natural-Resources/Wildlife

2016-2017 Howard County Deer Hunt Schedule (including David Force Park)
https://www.howardcountymd.gov/News/ArticleID/639/News092016

Howard County Street Sweepers
https://www.howardcountymd.gov/Departments/Public-Works/Bureau-Of-Highways/Street-Sweeping

TVOI has requested to be notified by the county when street sweepers are due in TVO.  This information will be forwarded to the email list when it is received so that residents will know to move cars off the street on those days.

“Curbs are swept four times each year…Cycles generally begin in the months of January, April, July and September. ”

 

Miss Utility

Request to have utilities marked on your property before digging –
http://www.missutility.net

What do I need from the HOA before selling a home in TVOI?

The real estate agent will request a copy of the TVO I Bylaws and Covenants, and ask if you are in good standing with the HOA. Homeowners are required to be in good standing at the time of sale.  Be current on your dues before you move and set a strong precedent for our new neighbor.

Dues information is on the About TVOI page.

Any additional questions may be directed to the HOA.

History of St. Mary’s Cemetery in TVOI

Local Internet Resources

NextDoor.com – NextDoor is a great source of local news and a resource for communicating with neighbors in nearby communities — contractor recommendations, classified ads, local events, and more.  TVO is in the Orchard Park group of NextDoor.com.

Ellicott City Patch – http://ellicottcity.patch.com

Howard County Times – http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/howard

TurfValleyOverlook II HOA http://tvo2.org

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