Friday, September 27, 2019

Special Emerson Town Hall with HoCo Executive 9/24/19

Emerson held a Special Town Hall with Howard County Executive Dr. Calvin Ball in the Emerson Clubhouse on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 from 7 PM to 9 PM.

Dr. Ball also brought many of his senior leadership team and Department Heads with him to answer a wide-ranging set of questions (posted below for easy reference).

The video feed was also broadcast live to the external Emerson Facebook Page and to the Emerson Forum:

Some highlights:

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Emerson Special Meeting (Mon. 9/30/19)

Emerson's Board of Directors has scheduled a Special Meeting for Monday, September 30, 2019 at 7 PM for the membership (Emerson Owners in good standing) to vote on the question of whether the Board will be expanded from 5 members to 7 members in this year's November Emerson elections.

If the proposal passes, there will be three positions open rather than just one.

Because a very high quorum of 1/6th of the membership (168 residential units) is needed for the results to be valid, we need for you to return your proxy forms to the Clubhouse by Monday's meeting, or via email to

You can also provide the form to someone who will be attending the meeting. (Fred Leong in 9854 is collecting them if you want him to take yours over on Monday.)

The meeting announcement and proxy forms were mailed to each household in Emerson last week and are also available from the Emerson web site:

2019 Halloween Block Party on Garden Ranges!

The Autumn Walk Halloween Block Party and Chili Cook-Off will be on Halloween (Thursday, October 31) this year!

  • Allie Stegner will be the host in 9832 again so please let her know if you are interested in entering a chili (meat or vegetarian) and whether you would be interested in a pumpkin carving contest.
  • Email her at or tell her when you see her.

Is anyone interested in taking over the decoration of the small island or other common areas from Fred Leong?
  • We can provide the existing decorations and maybe even provide a small budget.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Autumn Walk HOA Annual Meeting 10/28/19

*** Correction: The date of the Annual Meeting is Monday, 10/28/19 as stated in the mailing, and not the following day as previously posted here. ***

The 2019 Annual Meeting for Autumn Walk HOA will be on Monday, October 28th at 7 PM in the Emerson Clubhouse.

Quorum of 12 houses is needed for the results to be valid, so please attend in person or send in your proxies.

  • Adopt 2018 Annual Meeting Minutes
  • FY20 Budget (effective January 1, 2020)
  • Election
    • Two Board positions up for election (currently held by Dharmesh Patel and Fred Leong)

This is also your opportunity to bring up ideas or concerns directly with the Board and management team.

Allie Stegner (in 9832) also expects to host the Halloween Block Party in this period. Let her know if you are interested in doing the Chili Cook-Off again this year.

We expect to send out mailings with the notice of the meeting, a call for candidates, the FY20 Budget, and proxy forms.