Greenhaven Run Community Website

Welcome to our community.

 
 

Announcements

 
 

 

PLEASE JOIN US ON SATURDAY, APRIL 26TH FOR OUR ANNUAL "COMMUNITY YARD SALE" FROM 7AM-2PM.

Please Review Charles County Information Regarding Parking During a Snow Event:

 

 

Charles County has information on their website: http://www.charlescountymd.gov/pw/roads/snow-removal-when-it-snows.  Charles County says, "if you have a driveway, use it.  The more cars off the street, the better the job we can do and the less likely it is that your car will be plowed in, splashed by salt spray or be the victim of a  collision."

 

The Greenhaven Run Community Association Board of Directors would like to ask all residents of the sections with single-family homes (Sections 2 and 3) to avoid parking on the street during a snowfall or when snow plowing can be expected.  Charles County has notified Greenhaven Run that if its plows cannot make it down these our streets, which are narrow, then they will skip plowing that street.  If you cannot park in your driveway or garage, you may consider parking along Silent Creek Drive from Markby Court to Steward’s Chance on the opposite side of the basketball court.

 

Greenhaven Run has hired contractors to plow the parking lots on Housely Place and Tree Frog Place (both of which are owned by our association) once snowfall exceeds 2".  We are not the only customers, and appreciate your patience as the crews service us as fast as they can.  Charles County plows all the rest of our streets, which are public. 

 

Greenhaven Run Board Looking For New Volunteers: Spring 2014


The Greenhaven Run Community Association Board is looking for new members to volunteer in 2014.  The terms of some of our Board members is expiring, and we are looking for members who can dedicate a little time each quarter to ensure our community is managed in the best way possible.  Please attend the spring meeting (announcement coming soon) if you wish to participate.

 

Change of Landscaping Contractor: Jan 2014


After a review of multiple bids from other vendors, the Greenhaven Run Board of Directors has decided to pursue TruGreen as the landscapers for our community in an effort to try to achieve better results with the care and maintenance of our common areas.  Starting in 2014, TruGreen workers will be tending to the public areas throughout the community.

 

 

Blackstone Management is the Main Point of Contact for all HOA issues, effective 1 Aug 2013:

Blackstone Management is the company conducting operating business on behalf of the Greenhaven Run Community Association under the direction of the Board of Directors.  By using a management company, the Board has been able to begin a number of long-delayed projects the community previously approved and create individual accounts will be created for each member.  Members now have the ability to pay on-line!  Blackstone will also get competing bids for all projects and services to ensure that Greenhaven Run is getting the best return on its investments. 

Emails sent via the form on this website will be sent to Blackstone for central processing, registering, and faster responses for members.  All issues will still be seen by the Board of Directors.  We are very excited to have Blackstone on board.  We interviewed three local companies and one national company.  We interviewed a small, woman- and minority-owned business.  We compared prices, services, and contract terms among the four companies, and we're very happy with Blackstone Management.  We hope you will be, too.  

For issues in the community, you can continue to use the Contact Us page here or call 301-638-0783 during business hours of 9-5 a.m., Mon-Fri, to reach a receptionist who will get a message to our community manager, Ms. Stephanie Bryan.

Members who still wish to address the Board will continue to have this ability through open Board meetings.  The dates and locations for these meetings will be posted on this website as they are scheduled. 

 

Reminders:

Please bring both your trash bins and your Charles County-provided recycle bins in each night after pickup.  Trash pickup is every Tuesday and Friday, and recycle pickup is every other Tuesday. 

Also: Please pick up after your pet waste.  It is against both HOA covenants as well as Charles County code to leave pet waste on any public sidewalk, street, green space (i.e., outside the basketball court), playground, bus stop, and most importantly: on any of your neighbor's private property (yards).  Please help keep our neighborhood clean and sanitary. 


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Reminders:

Please bring your trash bins in each night.  - Updated May 2013

May 2013: Please bring your trash bins in each night.  Even if you live in the townhomes and/or do not have a garage, trash bins must be removed from view of the sidewalk after they are emptied by the trash removal service.  They must be removed on Tuesday and Friday evenings, and put out no earlier than sunset the night before.  If you aren't going to be home, consider asking a neighbor to bring the bins into their garage for you.  This will both keep the neighborhood looking nice, and keep thieves from knowing your home is empty.  Thank you for your cooperation.

 

Walking your dog "do"s and "don't"s. - Updated May 2013

When you walk your pets, please ensure to only use sidewalks and common areas.  Easements that provide access to the stormwater retention ponds, and especially those that run behind neighbors' houses, are not meant as public common areas, and create privacy issues even if they are landscaped.  Please be considerate of your neighbors by using only sidewalks and open areas in front of homes.
Also, please ensure to pick up after your pet in any of the common areas, pavement, or on any other Member's property.  This is important not only for health and common courtesy, but also helps ensure the neighborhood is a nice place to live.  It is also part of Charles County law.  Your cooperation and consideration of your neighbors is appreciated. 

 

Parking in the townhomes - Updated May 2013

May 2013: Please be considerate of your neighbors by parking in your garage and/or driveway, if you have them, before using common parking spaces.  Some of your neighbors do not have garages and/or driveways, and would like to be able to park in front of their own homes.  Also, using common parking before you use your driveway uses stalls that could otherwise be used by visitors.  Your cooperation is appreciated by all. 

 

Please use the Exterior Alteration Applications before beginning work - Updated May 2013

Are you installing a new deck or patio,  back-yard fence, shed, or otherwise modifying your property (including flower beds, tree removal, and other landscaping)?  Don't forget to get Community Association approval before you proceed!  These simple steps can save you time, hassle, and money!  If you forgot to obtain HOA approval and have already completed your work, don't forget to submit the application for approval to avoid being forced to remove your item. 

 

Board of Directors vacancy.  Seeking volunteers. 

Feb 2013: A second Director of the Board has resigned.  As below, if interested, please contact us. 
Dec 2012: One of the Directors of the Board has resigned due to competing commitments.  If you are interested in volunteering your time to help make the community run, or even if you are just interested in finding out about the position, please let us know on the Contact Us page, subject "Board Vacancy."  The Board of Directors will appoint a replacement in the coming weeks per the Bylaws. 

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Board of Directors Projects:

The Board of Directors is currently undertaking the following projects:

 

The Board of Directors is seeking a management company to provide assistance maintaining the community, collecting overdue assessments, and getting competitive bids for projects.

May 2013:  The Board has currently interviewed several management companies and plans to interview more before making our decision.  Per the bylaws, the Board of Directors has the right to employ a management company to oversee maintenance of the community.  It is the Board's intention to hire a company with either a limited scope or that charges a flat rate so that no unexpected assessments are incurred to residents as has happened in years past.  We hope to have hired a company in the next few weeks.  Once this is done, a mass mailing to all residents will be planned.

 

The Board of Directors is working with Barley-Vaira Developers and Charles County to address water drainage issues in Section III, Phase 2 - Updated May 2013

These areas are around the stormwater maintenance ponds behind Threshfield Street and parts of Amberton and Stewards Chance, and are all in parts that have yet to be turned over to the Association.  The developer and the County (and perhaps some of the builders) will be making repairs to improve standing water issues behind these homes at no cost to the Association in the next few weeks by installing a French drain (aka artificial river bed to carry the water to a drainage point) and to install a drain directly into the pond. The Board is becoming aware of other standing water issues in parts of the Association already within our control, and will begin to make plans to address those once a management company has been hired.

 

The Board of Directors is working with pavement experts to get price quotes to repaint faded stripes in the townhome parking lots (Tree Frog Place and Housely Place).

26 Nov 2012:  The stripes that indicate separate parking stalls in the townhomes are all faded and in need of repainting.  The Board is soliciting price quotes from multiple vendors in order to obtain the best cost services, as well as getting price quotes for numbering each stall (optional item 1) and to insert handicap parking spots (optional item 2) to present these options to residents.  If you have questions or concerns, please let us know on the Contact Us page, subject: "Parking Spaces."  Thanks.

 

Survey for townhome residents!

26 Nov 2012: Are you interested in assigned parking?  Members owning property on Tree Frog or Housely Place use the Contact Us page and vote yes or no.  Please use "Assigned Parking Survey" as the subject line, and don't forget to tell us your address, too!  In the comments area, all you need to write is your vote: "Yes" or "No". No justification required.  If a majority of townhome members are interested, the Board will look into the logistics and bring the matter and the cost/benefit analysis to the attention of the full community at an announced Board meeting.  The survey is open ended, based on how long it takes to obtain feedback.  Thanks for your input!

 

 

The HOA Board is working with electricians to repair damaged floodlights at entrance to neighborhood.

26 Nov 2012:  The entrance to our neighborhood has three floodlights that all need repair.  The Board is soliciting price quotes from multiple vendors in order to obtain the best cost services to bring our 'front door' back up to the way it was meant to look.  If you have questions or concerns, please let us know on the Contact Us page, subject: "Electrician."  Thanks.

 

The HOA Board is working with concrete specialist to repair damaged concrete sidewalks.

Update March 2013:  It has come to our attention that many of the sidewalk squares alongside the county streets (all except Housely and Tree Frog) are maintained by Charles County and may be able to be repaired at no cost to the neighborhood.  However there is a process and additional time involved, which has delayed our ability to move on the rest.  We must first determine which sidewalks we are solely responsible for before committing Community funds towards their repair. 

Jan 2013: Our work to progress with sidewalk repair has stalled until we have enough funds to afford a discounted cost.  There are a number of sidewalk squares needing repair throughout the community, but doing a few at a time is not cost effective, and we have to budget for a large project.  We are also looking in to whether Charles County will repair some as 'city property' instead of making GHR pay for it.  Thank you for your patience.

26 Nov 2012:  Some of the concrete sidewalks in the townhomes and elsewhere in the community that we are responsible for have cracked and/or settled.  We are investigating price quotes from several bidders to determine cost for services then prioritize which repairs can be made at this time.  Directors of the Board (Rich & Jason) have walked the community to identify which areas need repair, but please feel free to share with us the address and rough description of any squares you'd like us to address, we'd appreciate the input.  You could even take a photo and email it as an attachment to ghr.hoa.contact@gmail.com or use the contact page.  Cost prohibitions will probably prevent us from repairing all of the damaged squares at once.  If you have questions or concerns, please let us know on the Contact Us page, subject: "Damaged Concrete."  Thanks.

 

Please click here for more information about the Board, members, and meetings.

Board Meeting 03 Nov 2012 10:00AM
3567 Threshfield St