Monday, May 27, 2013

Proxies: Autumn Walk Elections on 6/3/13

Please remember to turn in your proxies for the HOA Meeting on Monday, June 3rd!

We have a very high quorum level in this community and we need at least 12 households represented in order for the Elections to proceed.

Also, because no candidates were received nominations will be taken from the floor. We have at least one position to fill.

We also plan to discuss why you pay two HOA fees and the services you receive from Emerson and Autumn Walk HOAs, respectively.

Thanks, and we hope to see you at the Clubhouse @ 7 pm on 6/3/13!

Grub Control - Watering Your Lawn

We expect Brickman to apply the second of your two grub-control treatments on Tuesday, May 28th.

The following note explains that if we don't get any rain, homeowners will need to water their lawns. Thanks!
IMPORTANT:  We will be out on Tuesday May 28th. To do our grub control.   The product needs to be watered into the turf to be effective.  Therefore, should we not get any rain within 72 hours on the application, the homeowner will need to water the lawn area to receive the control for the grubs that are currently there.  There is rain in the forecast for the middle of next week, hopefully we will get this rain to activate the product.  


Friday, May 24, 2013

Trash Day Slides During Holiday Weeks

Due to the Memorial Day Holiday, the Howard County Trash Schedule will slide down one day next week:

  • Trash: Moved to Thursday, May 30
  • Recycling: Moved to Saturday, June 1

The next scheduled slide week is for Independence Day. 

Since July 4th falls on a Thursday, Trash Pickup will be Wednesday (July 3) as usual, but Recycling will shift to the Saturday of that week (July 6).

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Architectural Review and Landscaping Changes

We've received quite a few architectural inquiries from Autumn Walk residents in the past few weeks.
  • Landscaping Changes (private yards)
  • Covenant Enforcement
  • Common Area Changes
In summary, Emerson Master HOA is responsible for reviewing architectural changes and enforcing covenants.

Our Common Area, however, falls under the purview of the Autumn Walk Board.

Landscaping Changes

For changes to the landscaping in private yards (for example, the area in front of your home), we are deferring to Emerson Master HOA since as the bylaws are written, they are enforced by Emerson.

If you have a project that affects the exterior of your home, please review the bylaws to determine what is covered and the restrictions that are in place.

Garage Doors, BBQ Grills, and Emergency Numbers

Emerson's Safety Committee has passed along some guidance:

  • Make sure your garage doors are closed at night. Howard County Police advise that open garage doors attract opportunistic crime. Talk to your neighbors about closing each other's doors if you see them open late at night.
  • Some playgrounds have been vandalized in the Laurel area. Please keep a watch out.
  • As the summer grilling season heats up, please read the safety tips below. 
  • Please only call 911 if you have an emergency that requires the immediate dispatch of public safety personnel (Police, Sheriff's Deputies, Fire/EMS/Ambulance). 
  • For Non-Emergency situations please call 410-313-2200 (for example, for loud music, public disturbances, property damage, recent property theft, vandalism when the suspect is gone, vehicle blocking a driveway or street).
  • Both numbers go to the same call center (the Howard County Public Safety Communications 911 Center). But please don't block 911 with non-essential calls -- someone may need to get through with a life-threatening situation.

Fire Safety Tips for Barbecue Grills

Emerson: Pool Party and HOA Meeting

Two Emerson events are coming up in the next few weeks:
  • Tuesday, May 28th @ 7 pm: Emerson HOA Meeting in the Clubhouse
  • Saturday, June 8th @ 1 pm - 4 pm: Emerson Pool Party and Picnic (RSVP by June 3rd)

Emerson Pool Party/Picnic
Saturday, June 8, 2013
Emerson Clubhouse/Pool

A fun filled summer Community Event for the whole family which will be catered by Puttin’ on the Ritz. There will be a D.J., moon bounces, clowns and the Jazz Band from Murray Middle School will perform. Come and join in. This is a great time to meet neighbors, possibly win prizes, see familiar faces and let someone else do the cooking!!

You DO NOT need a pool membership to participate. This event is for Emerson residents ONLY – no guests permitted.

You must RSVP to Emerson no later than June 3rd. Be sure to include your name, property address, total number of adults, and total number of children along with their ages. 

The food is ordered for the number of people that RSVP, you must display a wrist band in order to get food, and you will receive the wristband at check-in ONLY if you RSVP.

Due to safety concerns, there is no parking at the Clubhouse while the event is taking place.  Please adhere to the No Parking Signs.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

The Flamingo Has Landed!

The Flamingo Has Landed...and you know what that means: Friday Night (May 10th) from 7 pm to 9 pm!

For details, read the Flamingo Fridays! post.

You may have noticed, though, that the Flamingo is also wet:

Hopefully the forecast is correct and Friday will be warm and sunny!