Board Meeting Agenda: The agenda for the Board Meeting scheduled for October 26 at 9:30 AM has been posted on the “Board of Trustees” webpage. The agenda is subject to change before and/or during the meeting. (Posted 10/20/21)
Community Meeting Notes: The notes from the Community Meeting that took place on October 19 have been posted on the “Board of Trustees” webpage. (Posted 10/20/21)
Clubhouse Front Doors: The front doors are expected to come in next Friday, October 29. The contractor will start removing the old doors Tuesday, October 26. (Posted 10/20/21)
Halloween Party Cancelled: The Halloween Party scheduled for Saturday, October 30, has been cancelled due to low response. (Posted 10/15/21)
No Flu Shots: No flu shots will be provided at the Clubhouse this season. (Posted 9/9/21)
COVID Considerations: There are presently no mask mandates from either the governor or county executive. The level of community transmission in Frederick County is currently “high.” The CDC recommends: “If you are fully vaccinated, to maximize protection from the Delta variant and prevent possibly spreading it to others, wear a mask indoors in public if you are in an area of substantial or high transmission.” Please seriously consider this recommendation. At this point, whether to wear or not wear a mask inside the Clubhouse remains a personal decision. (Posted 08/24/21)
Southern Caribbean Cruise: Leaving the port of Baltimore on April 2 and returning on April 14. Book online. (Posted 8/2/21)
Virtual 50+ Community Center: Click here.
The older, but still applicable, announcements and general information are archived below:
Shredding: Shredding is available at the Clubhouse. A locked bin is located inside the auditorium near the entrance with a slot in the top to deposit papers to be shredded. Shredding is done onsite every few weeks by our shredding contractor. (Originally posted 8/31/21)
Identity Theft Protection: Click here for a guide from the Maryland State Police.
From the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO): “The FCSO has received numerous calls regarding a scam in which a caller is posing as a FCSO senior leader, stating they have to serve a warrant, and asking for payment using gift cards. We would NEVER serve a warrant this way and if you experience this scam, call 301-600-1046.” (Originally posted 6/18/21)
Frederick Sheriff’s Department App: The app that the sheriff’s department had is no longer updated. The best source of information is now their website: https://www.frederickcosheriff.com/
Licensed Contractors: Numerous contractors offer their services in Crestwood Village for both exterior and interior projects. Some are licensed, some are not. The Board of Trustees strongly advises that you only contract with professionals that are licensed. The Maryland Department of Labor provides the ability to search for licensed professionals on their website. Click here. To search specifically for contractors holding a license issued by the Maryland Home Improvement Commission (MHIC) , click here.
Dog Control: If you are a dog owner, please ensure that your dog is always properly leashed and restrained in order to keep both dogs and people safe in our community.
Recycle Right: when in doubt, just throw it out. We all wish more things were easily recyclable, but wishfully placing materials in a blue cart doesn't make them recyclable...it makes them expensive trash. Click here to see acceptable items.
Assistance with Potential Scams: Neighbors-Helping-Neighbors (NHN) is offering a service to assist our residents in determining if they are being targeted by scam. If in doubt, don't pull the wallet out! Scammers frequently use scare tactics so do not pay anyone if you feel threatened or afraid. Run the situation by a trusted friend, family member, the office, the police department, or NHN. All consultations with NHN will be in the strictest confidence. Please contact Caroline Bolin, NHN Chairwoman, if you have questions or need assistance.
Phone Scams: Our Neighborhood Watch team reminds residents not to give out personal information over the phone especially if receiving an unsolicited call. Phone scammers are especially prevalent during the Medicare Open Enrollment season, October 15 to December 7. Additionally, if anyone appears at your door purportedly representing Medicare (or any other solicitation) please inform them that door to door solicitation is not allowed in Crestwood Village and close the door. Do not be a victim.
Community Security: During the Board of Trustees meeting on September 25, 2018 community security was discussed. Residents may want to consider keeping their exterior lights on during the night or installing motion detectors to activate exterior lights. Additionally, if criminal activity is seen or suspected at any time of the day or night, please call 911 immediately rather than the office or our security company.
Frederick Police Report Potential Scam: The Frederick Police Department reported on January 24, 2018 that scammers impersonating First Energy employees have been going door to door in some areas. Do not provide them any information. If you encounter such criminals, please contact the police at their non-emergency number: 301-600-2102. Here is a link from First Energy regarding the scam: First Energy Scams
Frederick County Senior Resource Guide: The Frederick County Department of Aging has published a 132 page guide that offers a great deal of information pertinent to Crestwood Village residents. Copies are available at the Clubhouse. To view and download a copy, please click the following link: Senior Resource Guide
Crestwood Veterans: Veterans benefits offered by Maryland can be found here: http://veterans.maryland.gov/ Be sure to take a look at the "State Resource Guide" on that website.
Smoke Detectors: The Fire Department emphasizes the importance of smoke detectors and changing out the batteries when we change our clocks. If anyone needs specific advice regarding smoke detectors, the firehouse can be contacted at 301 600-9310.
After Hours Clubhouse Access: If you need to enter the Clubhouse after hours, please notify a paid staff member (names contained on the first page of our new Community Directory) or the President of the Board of Trustees.
IRS Tax Scams/Consumer Alerts: For the latest on current tax scams, please click here.
To report scam phone calls or other tax scams to the IRS call 800-366-4484 or report online:
Community Speed Limit: The BOT asks that residents please be aware of their speed and to consider that 25 MPH is a maximum and that other conditions (weather, pedestrians, curves, bikers, etc.) might require slower speeds. Please exercise care while driving in our community.
Comcast: If you have Comcast service, please advise them that you are a bulk customer and basic cable is covered by our HOA fees so you should not be charged for basic cable. If you have any questions, these are the Comcast numbers for bulk customers: 855 638-2855, 888 739-137