Sorry for the LATE notice. GFL informed us 2 days ago that they will not be picking up trash or recycled items on Thursday 02/04/2021. They say they will resume normal operating hours on Monday the 8th. Due to the late notice there was no way to get the word out to everyone in time.
The Board of Directors is well aware of the issue of untagged and/or disabled vehicles that seem to be popping up in our community. Since most of the streets in Lord Willoughby’s Rest (LWR) are controlled by Harford County, we are unable to “legally” employ a towing company to physically remove them ourselves. With the exception of the townhouse parking lots we have to choose a different route to attempt to fix this issue. First, if you are a homeowner or renter that has a vehicle parked in our community that has expired tags, disabled or inoperable we ask that you please remove them from the property. The HOA has begun to aggressively attack this issue within the community, Harford County Sheriff’s office WILL BE NOTIFIED of any illegal vehicles found in the community. We have asked the Harford County Sheriff’s Office to tag any vehicle in violation on County streets within LWR. If the tagged vehicle is not removed in the appropriate timeframe, the vehicle WILL BE TOWED at the owners expense.
Another avenue that we have at our disposal are listed below, follow these 2 steps in order :
contact Metropolis Management Company if you find any untagged, disabled, or inoperable vehicles in the community. They can be emailed at firstname.lastname@example.org Or call them at 301.779.1800. after hours you can use 301.825.8881 AND
download this cell phone app: You Click We Fix. available on Android and Apple platforms. Once you register you will be able to take pictures and report an issue directly to Harford County. Potholes, disabled vehicles, untagged vehicles, street lights that are out, etc.
When you notify Metropolis of an issue it gets assigned an account number and the Board of Directors are notified to investigate. One of us will then use the app to report it to the County or take our own action if the issue falls within our power. Then please use the app yourself to report the issue. This will flag “2” reports to the County for the same issue, one by the owner and one by the Board. This should ensure that the County takes appropriate actions to violations that fall under their authority.
Our bylaws and regulations for this community were written over 10 years ago when LWR first started selling lots. Over the years, Maryland has passed several laws in reference to HOA’s that have superseded our bylaws and has made it harder to enforce them. With that in mind, we have asked our attorney to look into what needs to be done to change our bylaws so that we can effectively maintain the quality our owners want and deserve. The Board will keep you posted on this issue.
The Board thanks you for your concerns and hopes that we can work together to keep our community great!
Good news! We have secured a new landscaping company to get our community back in shape. In case you were not aware, the company that we’ve had under contract for a number of years informed us that they could not renew the contract for this coming season. Citing a reduction of employees, and not having the manpower to do the job. Unfortunately, this news came right when the grass started to grow! To make matters worse, most of the landscaping companies in the area were already booked up with clients and couldn’t take as LWR on as one. In the meantime we hired a company to do as needed work so the grass didn’t get out of control. Sunny Day Landscaping stopped by and we toured the property and they agreed to sign on as our landscaping company this year. The really good news is they plan to start cutting on Wednesday June 5th. There is a lot of grass that needs to be cut so be patient if you don’t see them in your area right away. The first cut may take a while. The first order of business is to mulch, de-weed, the signage on both sides. If you see the mowers in your area give them a wave to welcome them to the LWR family. As always, we’ll keep you posted.
We’re working on a new website, as well as looking into partnering with the Harford County Sheriff’s Dept to start a Neighborhood Watch in the community. We’re also working closely with the Management Co. to implement a new way to contact them, a better way to input trouble tickets (formerly RFA’s) to them, you will be able to track all your contact info with them in real time. That should be coming shortly. The Board has also stressed to the Management Co. the need to be more proactive in policing the community when it comes to the bi weekly drive through. We have heard from numerous owners the need to keep the community in tip top shape. We have new signs! There will be new landscaping this year, shrubbery, flowers, all to make the community colorful and inviting.
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