Board Meeting Agenda: The agenda for the Board of Trustees meeting scheduled for 9:30 AM on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 has been posted on the “Board of Trustees” webpage. Questions and comments may be submitted via email to email@example.com for distribution to the Board. The agenda is subject to change prior to and/or during the Board meeting.
Upcoming Meetings: Due to the pandemic, 60 people are allowed into the auditorium. The Board of Trustees and Management Staff will be seated on the stage and will not count toward the 60 total. Face masks and 6 feet of distancing are required at all times regardless of one’s personal vaccination status. Signups are required.
· Community Meeting/Meet the Candidates – 7:00 PM, April 20
· Board Meeting – 9:30 AM, April 27
· Annual Meeting – 7:00 PM, May 3
Annual Election: Methods of Voting
· In-Person – May 3 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM and from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM.
· Absentee – From April 21 to May 3. Contact the Management Office for an Absentee Ballot.
· Electronically (online) – From 8:00 AM, April 21 until 7:00 PM, May 3. This method of voting is not confidential and does not allow for write-in’s. If you desire confidentiality and/or to write someone in, please vote in person or request an Absentee Ballot. The link for electronic voting will be sent via community email on April 21. If you are not signed up for community email and need the link for electronic voting, please send a request via email to firstname.lastname@example.org on April 21 but no later than 5:00 PM on May 3.
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.
Rewritten Documents Approved by Community Vote, April 6, 2021:
Clubhouse Limitations: The Board of Trustees has published revised guidelines for the use of the Clubhouse based on recent state and county orders. Click here for the revised guidelines. (Posted 3/31/21)
Meet the Candidates: Meet the Candidates will take place at the Community Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, April 20, at 7:00 PM. This is a change to the calendar. Meet the Candidates was originally scheduled to occur on April 19. (Posted 3/31/21)
Board of Trustee Meeting Minutes: The unofficial minutes from the Board of Trustees meeting held on March 30, 2021 is available on the Board of Trustees webpage. (Posted 3/31/21)
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/ (Posted 3/31/21)
Dog Control: The Management Office has been getting many complaints about some dog owners not properly leashing and restraining their dogs.
Frederick County, Maryland Code of Ordinances, Chapter 1-5: Animals and Fowl, Article II: Dogs, Cats, and Other Animals, Section 1-5-24, Running at Large, Paragraph (A), states: “It shall be unlawful for an owner to allow any animal to run at large.” Running at Large is defined in Article I, Section 1-5-1 as follows: “An animal shall be deemed to be at large whenever it is not on the owner’s property or under the immediate physical control of a responsible person capable of physically restraining the animal.” Complete information may be found here.
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. (Posted 3/27/21)
COVID-19 Vaccines: (Updated April 19, 2021)
- Walmart: Click here. You must have an account to schedule.
- Giant Pharmacy click here.
- CVS: Click here.
- Frederick County Health Department. Click here. If unable to sign up online, please call 301-600-7900, Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM.
- Walgreens. Click here. Account required. New accounts may not be recognized right away.
- Martin's (Hagerstown): Click here. Use zip code 21740 (Hagerstown) when prompted to enter a location.
- Rite Aid: Click here. Various locations within an hour's drive of Frederick near Baltimore and in Pennsylvania.
- Safeway: Click here for updates.
- M&T Bank Stadium: Click here.
- Baltimore Convention Center: Click here.
- Maryland GoVAX: Statewide pre-registration system for mass vaccination sites. Click here.
- Map of Vaccination Sites: Various other locations including hospitals, clinics, pharmacies, local health departments and mass vaccination sites are providing vaccines in Maryland. Click here for the map that includes links to make appointments. Give the map time to display all the sites; it could take a minute or more.
Frederick County Health Department Help for Stress: You don't have to face pandemic related stress alone. Please click here. Or call 2-1-1 to speak with a counselor.
Virtual 50+ Community Center: Click here.
Coronavirus Informational Links:
Maryland Department of Aging (contains information specifically for older adults including videos)
The older, but still applicable, announcements and general information are archived below:
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, 888 739-1379.