ORCHARD KNOLLS

Homeowners Association                                        Incorporated 1989            

A Self-Managed, All Volunteer Community

Welcome to the Orchard Knolls HOA web site.  In order to keep the members of the community informed, the Board of Directors has decided to publish the minutes of the monthly meetings and other important information on this site.  


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UPCOMING EVENTS:

BOD Meetings -  Scheduled for 2016 All @ 7:00 PM- Quince Orchard Library AUTHORIZED COMMUNICATION TOOLS:
These two sites are the only Web Based Tools authorized by the Orchard Knolls HOA
Orchard Knolls Web Site
Orchard Knolls Facebook Site
ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Different Roof Type (Other Than Cedar Shake) Approved

We have approved a NON-Cedar roof for these homes.  Montgomery County regulations state that an HOA cannot force a
homeowner to install a NON-*Class “A” roof (Cedar) on there home, but CAN require that the roof mimics the appearance
of cedar shakes and fits into the look of community.

After much research we approved the DaVinci Cedar Shake style roofing materials in “Mountain” color installed in “Slightly Offset - Straight” fashion.

If you want to replace your roof with this material you are still required to fill out an ARC request with all the documents / cut-sheets from the installer.  The ARC / BOD will review and reply in a timely manner.

The ARC Guidelines now reflect this change.

OK BOD

* Class A is a level of fire retardancy. Cedar is NOT Class A.

 

LATEST BUDGET:
    2016 Annual Budget (Approved)
   
2017 Annual Budget (Approved)

PHONE BOOK:
       
Non-Emergency Police Phone Number: 301-279-8000

       
Titus Trash (OK Trash Contractor): 301-428-8990

       
ABS (Associated Bookkeeping Services): 301-670-9270

       
Montgomery County Maintenance Issues Phone Number: 240-777-2190
            (
Snow Plowing, Light Bulb Replacement, etc...)

       
Montgomery County Animal Control Number: 240-773-5960
            (
Press 7 for Dead Deer)

GARAGE TOWNHOME POLE LAMP:
    ARC Guidelines Requiring Lamp Maintenance

DETACHED HOMES BASKET BALL EQUIPMENT:
    ARC Guidelines Pertaining to Basketball Equipment (SF Homes)

COVENANTS, GUIDELINES, ETC:
   
**Can not be used as Re-Sale Package (Call ABS for Package - 301-670-9270)**     

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Covenants
Browser Word Acrobat (PDF)
By-Laws 
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Amendment To By-Laws
(Quorum Requirements)
 
Browser Word Acrobat (PDF)
ARC Guidelines (Adopted April 16, 2015)
Browser Word Acrobat (PDF)
ARC Change Request
(Hard copies only to OK PO Box -- no emailed PDFs )
Browser Word Acrobat (PDF)
Common Area Code of Conduct (2003-1)
Browser Word Acrobat (PDF))
Parking Rules (Adopted April 16, 2015)
Browser Word Acrobat (PDF)
Day Care Center Rules (1995-1)
Browser Word Acrobat (PDF)
Collection of Overdue Assessments
Browser Word Acrobat) (PDF)
Satellite Dish Rules (2001-3)
Browser Word Acrobat (PDF)
Maryland Homeowners Association Act
Browser Word Acrobat (PDF)
Articles Of Incorporation
Browser Word Acrobat (PDF)
Property Upkeep Enforcement Rules
Browser Word Acrobat (PDF)

NOTICES:

  • Speed Signs - Recently we contacted Montgomery county regarding the speeding problem along Blackberry Drive and the posting of speed limit signs.  We received 2 letters in response that we'd like to share with the community:

     

  • Parking Restrictions in the Town Home Area - Please read the restrictions that are part of our covenants, Article IV-4 & 5.

  • Animal Control - We have had recent complaints about pets not properly leashed, defecating (not scooped) and continuous barking.  Provided is an Affidavit that can be used to issue an Order to Correct or Civil Citation that a homeowner can use to help correct constant problems with pet owners that disregard animal control ordinances.  You can download the Affidavit here: PDF Format

  • Animal Cruelty - County Resolution (No. 14-1340) passed by the County Council.  This resolution pertains to the tethering of animals.  This resolution and can be downloaded here: PDF Format

  • Town home Exterior Color Scheme - This document contains the color schemes that all townhouse owners should follow when making changes or repairs to their home.  As always, you must submit an ARC application when make such repairs or changes. You can get the ARC application below.

  • Architectural Review Committee (ARC):   As you all know if you plan to change the outside of your home you have to fill out and submit an ARC request application.  Applications are then reviewed by the ARC Committee, which follows a set of guidelines.  A majority vote is required to approve an application.  The ARC and the HOA Board of Directors are conducting a semi-annual walkthrough of the community which includes finding violations of this rule.  Please take the time to apply ahead of time.  If you need an ARC APPLICATION it is available in PDF format



    As always,
    You are welcome to e-mail us with any suggestions
    or concerns that you may have.
    Thank you.

    info@OrchardKnolls.org

    Board Members
    ARC Members

    For Re-Sale Package Contact:
    Association Bookkeeping Services (ABS)
    301-670-9270
    847-I Quince Orchard Blvd.
    Gaithersburg, MD 20878  

    Maps of Orchard Knolls