Leishear Village News
A Publication for Leishear Village April 2009
President’s Message Community Events
Come Join Us!
Good-Bye Old Man Winter…Spring Has Sprung
Community-Wide Yard Sale
The renewal of spring is once again upon us. The trees May 2, 2009; 8am – 2pm
and flowers are starting to bloom; the grass is starting Set out your wares and get money for all the stuff you
to grow once again. It is great to hear the kids out don’t need or use any more! Leishear Village is hosting
playing and I always enjoy seeing friends and a community yard sale for residents. Signs will be
neighbors out and about after a long winter’s posted at the entrance to the community and an ad will
hibernation. I am really looking forward to turning off be placed in the local paper. All you need to do is set
the heat and enjoying a few months of electric bills that your items out. Residents should limit their set up to
I can afford. within their yard/property line. Common area should
not be used for setting up tables, etc. Happy selling!
The County has marked the locations of the new
streetlights. If you see an orange marking (S/ L) on the Dumpster Day
curb, that is where the new lights are going to be May 23, 2009; 8am – 2pm
located. We still don’t know the exact installation date. Back by popular demand, Leishear Village is hosting
I hope that we will have that information before the another dumpster day. Clean out your house and use
next newsletter. the dumpsters to dispose of those unwanted items. Use
of dumpsters is limited to residents of Leishear Village.
We have scheduled the 1st ANNUAL COMMUNITY
YARD SALE for Saturday May 2, 2009 from 8:00 am Best Maintained Home Contest
to 2:00 pm. Everyone is encouraged to participate. We June/July 2009
will advertise the event and provide signs to direct We want to promote all the good that our homeowners
buyers into the community. The Board requests that do throughout the year to make their homes look the
you use your front yard and not any of the common best that they can be! All residents are automatically
areas along Glen Hannah Drive or Mary Lee Lane. eligible for the contest. Our group of judges (which
includes some Board members, residents and a
The Dumpster Day will be on Saturday May 23, 2009 representative from our lawn contractor) will be
from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm. The location will change this walking the community to find those homes that stand
year. The dumpsters will be on Glen Hannah Drive out as the best of the best in Leishear Village. Prizes
between Mary Lee Lane and Whiterock Court. will be awarded to the top three homes: $100/$75/$50
gift cards to a local home improvement store. Thanks to
We have signed up the community to participate in the all residents who take pride in their home and
Sherwin Williams Neighborhood Preferred Customer community – we’re glad that you are a part of Leishear
Program. The program is simple, and there is NO Village.
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Working For You Water Meter Caps
During a recent walk-through of the community, it was
The Board has been working with Howard County
noted that many owners are missing the cap to their
regarding the street lighting in the community
water pipes located in the front yard. Did you know
(increasing the number of street lights throughout the
that Howard County will come out and repair/replace it
community). Areas have been marked along the County
for free? So call now for your appointment.
roadways for the streetlight improvements (bright pink
marks). It is anticipated that the work will begin this
The following is from the Howard County website:
summer (depending on the County’s budget!).
Located along your property line, there is a Water
CPE, Inc., was approved to seal coat the following
Meter or a Ball Valve Box that provides access to a
streets (parking bays only) for 2009: Sperry Court,
ball valve that can be used to shut off the water
Saddlebrook Court, Delfield Court and Whiterock
serving your house - in case of a water leak in your
Court. In addition, the reserved space marking on the
home, for example.
Glen Hannah Drive courts will be re-marked. Watch
for this work coming soon.
These plastic Ball Valve Box Lids sometimes get
damaged by lawnmowers and by other means,
Community Events have been built into this year’s
preventing the County or a plumber from turning
budget. The events planned include a community-wide
off your water in case of an emergency.
yard sale, dumpster day and best maintained home
contest. Please look for further details in this
If you need your Ball Valve Box Lid repaired or
have a damaged Water Meter Vault Lid, please call
410-313-4900 to schedule the repair at no charge.
If you can't determine where the Water Meter
Vault / Ball Valve Box is located for your property,
please give Howard County a call at 410-313-4982.
Regular Trash Pickup The County collects the trash on They will be happy to send a person to locate
Thursdays. Trash should be placed where your water comes in at your property.
at an island curb in a container or
sealed bag. Trash should be placed
out no earlier than the evening before a scheduled pickup and cans are to be returned to the
home and stored out of public view by the evening of collection.
Recycling Pickup Pick-up provided by the county on Tuesday of each week. Recyclables may be placed out no
earlier than the evening before a scheduled pick-up. All recyclables can be placed in your
recycling container (cans, plastic, newspaper, cardboard, etc.) without separating them out.
Recycling containers must be stored out of public view by the evening of collection.
Yard Waste Pickup Pick up is from April 1, 2009 – January 10, 2010. Items collected include: leaves, grass, small
brush, limbs, hedge clippings, hay, straw and dry seed pods (i.e. pine cones or sweet gum balls).
Yard waste should be placed in paper bags or reusable containers. You can leave bags open or
tie them shut. Light brush should be tied/bundled with string. Please – no cardboard boxes as
Bulk Trash Special trash pickups for large or bulk household items can be arranged by calling a private
If you have any questions regarding your trash/recycling collection, contact Howard County Department of
Environmental Resources at 410-313-6444.
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We’re On The Web!
COST to participate. Each Homeowner / Resident will
be given a Discount Card which will entitle them to a
15% discount on SHERWIN WILLIAMS, DURON
Visit the official Leishear Village website and find a
and MAB paint products. There are some exclusions to
wealth of association information:
the products other than paint that are eligible for the
discount. The really good part of this program, besides
√ downloadable forms (architectural, direct
saving you money on your painting supplies, is that for
every $1.00 you spend using your card, you will be debit, etc.)
helping our community. As the sponsoring √ rules and regulations
organization, we will receive a 3% cash back bonus √ meeting minutes
based on the accumulated purchases during the year. √ newsletters
We are hoping to have the cards for distribution with √ important contact information
this newsletter; if a card is not taped to your newsletter, √ community links for the surrounding area.
then it will arrive on a separate flyer in a few weeks.
We encourage you to take a look and visit often to keep
I have a few reminders for our residents. apprised of what is happening at Leishear Village!
1. Now that the weather is warming up, that means that
the children are out playing. SO PLEASE SLOW
DOWN when you are driving through our community.
2. If you walk your pet on our common areas, including
along the main streets, PLEASE PICK UP AFTER
YOUR PET. No one likes stepping on their landmines. The companies advertising
3. The yearly inspections start the week of May 11, in this newsletter request
and pay for advertising.
2009. That gives you a few weeks head start on Neither the Association
cleaning and sprucing up the out side of your home nor CVI endorse these
contractors or guarantee
before the inspections begin. their workmanship. All
4. If you need an Architectural Request Form, you can arrangements are strictly
between the homeowner
download them from our website at and advertiser.
That about covers it for now, so go out and enjoy the
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Board of Directors Meeting
The Board of Directors of Leishear Village hereby announces the schedule of upcoming Board of
Directors' meetings. Unless you are notified otherwise, all meetings will be held at Hammond Elementary
School on the first Tuesday of the month. Meetings begin at 6:00 p.m. and generally last until 7:30 p.m.
on the following dates:
May 5, 2009
June 2, 2009
July 7, 2009 – at Hammond Park
August 2009 – NO MEETING SCHEDULED
September 1, 2009 - ANNUAL HOMEOWNERS MEETING
October 6, 2009
November 4, 2009 (Wednesday)
December 2009 - NO MEETING SCHEDULED
At the conclusion of each meeting, the Board will confirm the date, time and location of the next meeting.
We look forward to seeing you at the upcoming Board meetings.
Are you planning to...replace your windows? Install/replace storm door? Replace/change the colors on your
home? Change the landscaping of your yard? Install a deck or fence?
Before any of this work can begin, you MUST have written approval from the Board of Directors. At the monthly
Board meetings, the Board reviews applications for architectural changes, so plan ahead to get approval in time
for contractor scheduling.
The process is not difficult, but you need to plan your schedule!
1. Fill out a Leishear Village architectural application. Need an application? Visit the Leishear Vil-
lage website (www.leishearvillagehoa.com) and download a form, or call 301-596-2600, x200 to
have an application mailed to you.
2. Return the completed application, with any appropriate diagrams, pictures and/or brochures, to
the CVI office. The application will be forwarded to the Board of Directors.
3. The Board will review your application at the next scheduled Board meeting. Remember that the
Board meets on the 1st Tuesday of the month. Please make sure your application is received one
week prior in order for the Board to review it at the meeting.
4. Once reviewed, you will be notified in writing of the Board’s decision.
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