Friday, April 28, 2023

Emerson Clubhouse Update (April 2023)

The new Emerson Clubhouse is expected to be completed in August 2023 and on April 13th, residents were given the opportunity to tour the construction site with our Owner's Representative as well as the Project Managers from the General Contractor acting as guides and answering questions.

This unofficial report is a brief summary of that visit by one of our residents and as with all large construction projects schedules could be affected by events:

1. Tour was given by the Project/Construction Managers for the General Contractor as well as our Owner's Rep who manages the entire project.

They hope to give future tours as construction progresses if there is demand. Only about half of the 25 people who signed up attended.

2. General Schedule:

Monday, April 10, 2023

Spring Cleanup (plus Tree Trimming!)

Our landscaper has been busy with the annual Spring Cleanup and the entire neighborhood looks clean and tidy again.

All common areas and private flowerbeds were remulched

1. This year, we decided to add trimming of the street trees in front of our houses because most of the trees are 11-12 years old now and greatly in need of it, and the cost was only $15/house. The sidewalks and driveways are now much more clear!

The street trees were trimmed significantly for the first time in 12 years

Emerson Clubhouse and Pool

Construction of the new Emerson Clubhouse began in January and is proceeding on schedule. 

1. The new Clubhouse will address many issues with the old building, including needed repairs, maintenance issues, and upgraded showers and changing facilities for the Pool.

2. In addition, by adding a second floor to the Clubhouse the new building will be able to support large meetings and events for the first time for community meetings and clubs, while also adding a fitness facility.

3. The project managers will provide a tour on Thursday, April 13, 2023 at 4 pm for the Emerson Community. An RSVP is required so they can get a headcount and a waiver form must be signed to enter an active construction site (closed-toe shoes and long pants are also required).

Emerson HOA Meeting Rescheduled to Thu. April 13, 2023

The April meeting of the Board of Directors for Emerson Master HOA has been rescheduled to Thursday, April 13, 2023 via Zoom at 7:30 pm.

The meeting will begin 30 minutes later than usual so the Board can have a closed Executive Session prior to the public meeting.

There will be Residents Forum at the start of the meeting for you to ask questions.

Sunday, April 9, 2023

Tell HoCo: Reporting Issues to Howard County

For those who may not be aware, Howard County allows residents to report maintenance issues to County Government via the Tell HoCo service on the SeeClickFix platform (available as both a web form and a mobile app).

This service lets you report anything from trash along the road to broken traffic signs, and you get automated acknowledgments and updates.

Tell HoCo should be used for any County-maintained roads or facilities. (As an FYI however, all numbered roads are maintained by the State of Maryland.)

For example, here's a broken stop sign that I reported in the past few weeks that was fixed after about a week:

Tire tracks make it obvious what happened to this sign

Some of the Categories of items that can be reported to Howard County