ORCHARD KNOLLS HOMEOWNER’S ASSOCIATION, INC (HOA)

PO Box 4225, North Potomac, Maryland 20885

WWW.ORCHARDKNOLLS.ORG

Minutes – November 29, 2007

BOARD OF DIRECTORS (BOD) - Volunteers

President

Richard Schinner (RS)

301-977-5196

evantage@comcast.net

Nov 2008

VP, Detached Homes

Lisa Goodman (LG)

301-963-3807

goodgrl@verizon.net

Nov 2007

VP, Town Homes

Eileen Solomon (ES)

301-330-2876

betamax14@comcast.net

Nov 2007

Treasurer

Mohammad Homaitabar (MH)

301-318-8446

homaitabar@yahoo.com

Nov 2008

Secretary

Elizabeth Stewart (LS)

301-963-8467

Nov 2009

ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW COMMITTEE (ARC) - Volunteers

Member

Kathy Wyatt

Member

Dennis Zepp

ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS & MINUTES REVIEW :

Call To Order:

President Called Meeting to Order at 7:00 PM.

Absent Members:

 

Guests:

None

Guest Presentations

None

    1. Known complainant – give name and address which will be recorded in the records and then the police will visit your house
    2. Reluctant complainant – you will give your name but the police will not broadcast your name, they will follow up with a phone call only
    3. Anonymous complainant – you do not give your name. the police respond to the call but they do not call you back to give you any updates on what transpired
    4. The above information needs to be communicated to the community.

      • Diane suggested that we also send an email to Darryl McSwain – Commander at the District Station (darryl.mcswain@montgomerycountymd.gov) and request that they have a beat officer come out so we can talk to him about the problems.
      • Diane also requested that we send her copies of the letters we sent to homeowners with the problem children.
      • It was noted that we need to encourage neighbors to stop speeding.
      • We need to put out a flyer to the community to encourage them to attend the Annual Meeting so that we can discuss "gang activity and your safety." Officer Diane Tilley will be in attendance to help with the discussion.
      • Diane strongly encouraged us to start a Neighborhood Watch program to help deal with some of the problems in the community. To set this program up we would need one volunteer for every 10 -12 houses and then one overall volunteer (approx. 17 people.) If we can get enough volunteers there would be 3 nights of training (approx. 10 hours):
        1. Organization – goals and expectations
        2. Recognizing suspicious behavior
        3. Someone would be brought in from 911, State’s Attorney, or Gang Coordination division

The Neighborhood Watch group would then sit down once a quarter to discuss the issues.

ADJOURNMENT Meeting adjourned at 8:38 PM. The next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan 16, 2008 at 7:00 PM.

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