Let's keep our General Common Elements, parks, wooded areas, and other "strolling avenues" looking clean and creating a comfortable place to play or relax!
AACO Property Maintenance Code
Landlords and owners should be aware that the Anne Arundel County Property Maintenance Code establishes minimum standards for existing residential structures and premises and is enforced by the Department of Health & Housing and Food Protection Program. The Housing and Food Protection Program responds to complaints and issues notices of violations and citations based on the following conditions:
Bottles and Cans: There is a brand new trash receptacle in the Tot Lot. One of our residents has volunteered to keep a bag in it and empty it on trash day.
Cigarette Butts: We've noticed an increase in the debris in the Tot Lot, mostly cigarette butts. PLEASE, if you smoke there, don't leave your butts around for the children to pick up and put in their mouths. If you see someone else leaving cigarette butts, please ask them to not do so. It's also unsightly for the adults who bring their kids there or who walk their dogs. If we expect people to clean up after their pets, we can expect them to clean up after themselves. All of us working together makes a difference! Thanks for your help!
Dog Stations: Dog Waste Stations are stocked with plastic bags for your convenience. Please use these stations for their intended purpose. If you see someone abusing them or not picking up after their pet, please notify the Board and Victory Management via the links on the Contact page.
Here is a list of our dog waste station locations - please use them!
Some owners have reported squirrel damage to furniture on decks and to deck railings, and squirrels leaping up and clinging to window screens. These occurrences are most likely related to bird feeders (that use seeds) on decks that attract the squirrels, and then feeding the squirrels to encourage them to return. Neither of these practices is a good idea, and in the case of bird feeders on decks, is actually prohibited. Please note the following information provided by Peggy Donald, our Newsletter Editor and wildlife aficionado. Bottom line - please remove bird feeders from decks and please don't feed the squirrels. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated!
Nearly everybody loves birds for their colorful plumage and cheery song. But bird feeders, which are great for drawing these feathery friends close to your window for easy viewing, also encourage
birds to want to live nearby, and also nest nearby. Birds become pests if they roost by the hundreds in trees, or, worse yet, build their nests by jamming twigs and grasses behind the
decorative trim above your windows!
You might prevent damage to your house, yourself, and your neighbors' houses by keeping birds and wildlife at arm's length. And if you do feed the birds out there in your yard, your watching experience can be enhanced by adding a squirrel baffle to your bird feeder. It can be very entertaining to watch the critters try to think their way around a device designed by man. Our wooded areas provide enough food to support a reasonable squirrel population and keep their foraging away from our homes and trash cans.
Tot Lot Hours: The Tot Lot is open from dawn until dusk. Signs are posted at either end of the Tot Lot.
If any lights on your street are not working, please call BGE at 410-685-0123 and ask for a repair. You will be asked to provide the pole number, which is at the top of the pole.
Neither the Board nor the management company has been able to generate a list of the numbers and pole locations. If you would like to volunteer to gather this information for posting on the website, your efforts would be most welcome.
Trees and shrubs in our General Common Elements are a precious resource which contribute significantly to the beauty of our community. If you see a damaged tree or shrub, please report it to the Chairman of the Architectural Control & Landscaping Committee.