Tuesday, December 27, 2022

Emerson Master HOA News

You may have seen the weekly newsletters from the Emerson Master HOA, but there are a number of significant items that I felt would be good to collect in one place:

  1. Emerson has a new on-site General Manager, Jose Palacios, who has prior experience with managing a large HOA. Contact information has been updated on our web site.
    • Steffanie Nollie will remain involved with Emerson as the Portfolio Manager, but now will guide multiple properties. 
    • Lisa Fields is the assistant manager for Emerson HOA.
  2. Demolition of the old Clubhouse was supposed to start last week and is expected to take 3-4 weeks.
    1. The crews were to start at 7 AM which is the earliest permitted under Howard County noise regulations (quiet hours are 10 PM to 7 AM).
    2. The Emerson Front Office will temporarily relocate to the Maryland main office down the road at 8920 Stephens Road, Suite 101. They will still be reachable at the same office number (301-317-4044).
      1. Many issues that are the jurisdiction of Howard County can be reported via Tell HoCo or on the non-emergency line for police, fire, and EMS (410-313-2200).
      2. Power, gas , and street lighting outages should be reported to BGE.
  3. The Clubhouse rebuild will be led by Project Manager Antonio Cruz, who is also Vice President of Construction for Knott Realty. The General Contractor will be Whiting Turner. The Architect is DCS Design (Davis Carter Scott) and they have posted a web page with the design.
  4. Emerson Master HOA Board:

Saturday, December 17, 2022

Autumn Walk Forum

The name of the Facebook Group for Autumn Walk HOA has now been changed to reflect its broader use as a means for residents to connect. Formerly it was primarily focused on repair and warranty issues.

The Autumn Walk Forum will remain a private group (so only members can see posts and who's in the group), but has been unhidden to make it easier for new residents and owners to find it and send a join request (please include your name and house number).

Although the larger Emerson Facebook Forum likely addresses many of the needs of our residents, there are still some issues that are much more specific to our street and the unique design of our houses.

We encourage all owners and residents to join!

Friday, December 16, 2022

Minutes: 2022 AWHOA Annual Meeting and Elections

 The Minutes from the 2022 Autumn Walk HOA (AWHOA) Annual Meeting and Elections are below.

The key results are that the Board decided to defer raising monthly fees by at least another year, and Fred Leong was re-elected to the Board.

2022 Autumn Walk HOA Annual Meeting 

Date: November 14, 2022

Location: Via Zoom


1.     Board & Management Team:

a.     Dharmesh Patel (President), 9811

b.     Fred Leong (Vice President, Communications), 9854

c.      Allie Stegner (Member-at-Large), 9832

d.     April Day, Community Manager, Community Association Services, Inc. (CAS)

2.     Residents

a.     Attending (3): AJ (9838), Mike (9853), Jubril (9858)

b.     Proxies (13): 9804, 9808, 9809, 9810, 9814, 9819, 9823, 9825, 9846, 9848, 9852, 9860, 9866



·       2021 Minutes

·       Report on Past Year

·       Landscaping, Reserve Study

·       Discussion

·       Resident’s Forum

·       Elections

·       Budget, Fees


2022 Meeting Notes:

1.     Meeting Called to Order by Dharmesh at 7:05 PM

a.     Fred will take minutes

2.     Establishing Quorum

a.     12 of 45 houses (25%) required by Bylaws

b.     6 in attendance + 13 proxies = 19 homes 

c.      Quorum is established

3.     2021 Minutes were distributed and read

a.     Minutes approved (Motion: Dharmesh, Second: Allie, Vote 3-0)

4.     Report on past year:

Tuesday, December 13, 2022

Landscaping: Leaves, Mulching

Johnson Landscaping completed the Fall remulching in October and a couple of leaf removals, the last occurring on Monday, December 12th this week.

The community looks pretty good at this time and a discussion of other maintenance items will be published with the minutes from the November 14th Annual Meeting at the end of this week.

Please remember that the care of your private yards other than the annual Spring Clean Up, the Fall remulching, and basic maintenance (cutting grass, edging, and leaf removal) is homeowner responsibility, as is snow removal from your sidewalks and driveways.

But we highly value this service, and have heard from many of our residents that you do too!

Sunday, October 23, 2022

2022 Autumn Walk HOA Annual Meeting and Elections

All owners should have received a package in the mail containing a notice of the 2022 Autumn Walk HOA Annual Meeting and Elections.

Date: Monday, November 14, 2022
Time: 7 PM EST
Location: By Zoom (link has been sent via mail and email)

1. Please note that a quorum of 12 houses (in attendance or by proxy) is needed to satisfy the requirements for the Annual Meeting and Elections.

2. The package contains the meeting notice, proposed FY2023 budget, candidacy form, and proxy form.

3. One Board position on the three-member Board of Directors (currently held by Fred Leong) is up for election. After the election, the Board will vote on the proposed budget.

4. In the proposed budget (effective Jan. 1, 2023) the Board has opted to raise assessment fees by $10 per month to cover most of the deficit. The remainder is expected to be covered by retained earnings from this year.

  • Our assessment fees have not been raised in 10 years (since 2013) despite inflation every year.

We encourage all residents and owners to attend, and hope to see you there!

Monday, June 6, 2022

Autumn Walk Pizza Party 2022

*** Update: The forecast for Friday is mixed so we will plan on that date, but may need to change if it looks like we will get thunderstorms *** 

AJ has volunteered to organize the Autumn Walk HOA Pizza Party on Friday, June 17th from 6-8 pm to celebrate the end of the school year and the beginning of summer!

Please RSVP so she knows how many pizzas to order (and please spread the word):


The event will be held outdoors at the large island in the cul-de-sac at the end of Garden Ranges. Rain date will be Sun. June 19 at noon.