Doing Good in the Community

Too often we hear negative press about community associations.  We’ve gathered some stories about the great things happening in neighborhoods across the country.  Please hare your story with us.

West Bank residents gather for Night out against Crime

Neighbors across the West Bank gathered Tuesday night for Night Out Against Crime, enjoying some cool evening weather, grilled burgers and hotdogs, live music, chats with police officers and firefighters, a parade or two, and even a doggy costume contest in the Walnut Bend neighborhood of Algiers. The hope is that by getting to know your neighbors and local law enforcement officials, communities can take a strong stand against crime. Read the full story.

 

Gaithersburg considers dispute resolution services for HOAs

The mayor and city council of Gaithersburg are considering signing on to a county service that provides dispute resolution and informational services directly to homeowners’ associations.  The Commission on Common Ownership Communities, operated by Montgomery County, would help members and boards of homeowners’ associations and condominium associations by providing information and resolving disputes. The current organization in Gaithersburg is the city’s Neighborhood Services Division, which enforces city codes, according to the council’s agenda.  Read the full story.

 

Hollywood group to scan license plates and improve landscaping

A Hollywood civic group is seeking to boost security and beautify its community.  The Lakes of Emerald Hills Homeowners Association recently got unanimous city approval on several proposals, including a permit to install a video system to scan the license plates of vehicles entering and exiting the community.  We are trying to spend a little extra money to make the entranceway a little nicer,” Strauss said. “We are one of the safest neighborhoods in the city of Hollywood. For those who are concerned about property values and a wonderful environment, this is a great place to live.”  Read the full story.

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