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The Villages of Marlborough (VOM) Community Association website was developed to serve as an informative resource for VOM homeowners. This website is under review and will be fully operational as soon as this process is complete.
-  Villages of Marlborough Board of Directors
 
~ Announcements ~
 
TRASH CONTAINERS
 
The VOM board have received many e-mails and calls about neighbors placing garbage at the curb in household plastic bags, unsecured garbage cans and boxes. Unprotected garbage attracts buzzards, cats, dogs and other scavengers. We are arranging for the Department of Permitting, Inspections and Enforcements (DPIE) to patrol streets in our community on trash days, Tuesdays and Fridays. DPIE will cite all violations they come across.
 
We ask that all neighbors invest in one of the approved containers listed below:
 
1.  Permanent-type, standard metal with bottoms intact and no excessive rust
 
2.  Watertight, heavy-duty plastic containers with handles and tight-fitting lids
 
3.  Securely tied, heavy-duty plastic bags
 
No single container should exceed 60 pounds. There is no limit to the number of regulation containers that may be used. 
 
While you are at it don’t block the sidewalks. 
 
CHECK OUT OUR NEWSLETTER UNDER FEATURES!
 
INSPECTION OF THE GOLF COURSE
Sandy Motz met with the Department of Permitting, Inspections and Enforcements (DPIE) inspector on June 25, 2015. We spent over an hour touring the areas and items in our community that Codale has neglected for sometime.  I found the inspector to be sympathetic to our situation and he stated that he is dedicated to bringing Codale into compliance.
 
If anyone finds an area or sees an issue that we may have missed, please forward it to the board president and I will add it to the inspectors long list.
 
Here are the area's covered with the inspector:
 
1.  Property between Lord Fairfax Place and Bishops Bequest Road.
2.  Property behind the common area located at the end of Lord Fairfax Place.
3.  Property at the end of Reverend DeWult Pl.  This included a view of the unsecured bridge.
4.  Property located between the homes on Col. Ashton/Col. Fenwick and Gov. Lee Place.
5.  Overgrowth of the sidewalks as you descend down the hill, past Hampshire Hall on Colonels Choice.
6.  Overgrowth of tree, weeds and vines behind homes on Colonel Addison Place, Col. Beall Place and Col. Contee Place.
7.  Property located between the Marlboro Single Family homes and  Marlboro Town homes. (This includes the debris in the pond behind the town homes).
8.  Property and pump house located at the end of Gov. Grove.
 
Not all of the offenses noted were for long grass.  There were also many areas sited for overgrown trees, bushes and vines.  There was evidence that some homeowners have been using the property to dump their yard debris.  I understand that this situation is very frustrating and that it is tempting, especially if your property borders the old golf course, to dump yard debris instead of placing it at the curb for the county to pick it up.  However, this only adds to our already existing problems.  We ask that if the county is successful in forcing the Codale to clean up these locations, that homeowners in turn refrain from using them as their personal dump site.
 
The Villages of Marlborough Community Association, Inc., ask that you respect your community and respect your neighborhood.

 
URGENT!!! Are you in danger of being labeled as not paying your assessment fees?

Hi, Neighbors:
As you may know we are being sued by ProCom for terminating their contract. Procom and Union Bank in Georgia are being uncooperative in regards to Villages of Marlborough Community Association (VOM)  accessing the remaining account we have at that bank. Even though my name is listed as a signer for that checking account, the bank told me that ProCom is their client; therefore the Association must go through ProCom for access. ProCom informed us through communications with Blackstone that they no longer have anything to do with the account and will not assist.

We are in a predicament. We know that some of you had your bank accounts set up to automatically pay the VOM’s annual assessment. However, without cooperation from the bank and ProCom, we cannot verify those payments. Some of you told us you did receive a coupon from ProCom for the 2015 assessments and paid it. We are aware that some of you paid the assessments without prompting. Eventually, we will gain access to the account, but in order for us to move forward we need to know who paid assessments to Union Bank’s Smart Street. Without that information, we can only verify those who paid assessments to Blackstone, as we requested that you do.
 
It is very important that you notify us if you received a coupon from ProCom and if you made a payment.
To avoid being cited as delinquent, please let us know if you paid ProCom via Smart Street and provide documentation, a copy of payment transaction, check and or coupon of any payment you made. This information will allow us to bring our records up to date and avoid citing you as delinquent. Please respond by May 20, 2015.

Sincerely,

Villages of Marlborough Community Association, Inc.
Robert Bowers, President
 
 
Do you have a topic you would like to discuss with your neighbors?  Go to the Message Board and get in on the latest discussions or start a new discussion.
 
Last month four (4) vehicles were reported stolen from the VOM community -- all left warming up in driveways.  This month’s Newsletter contains tips from the Safety and Security Committee on keeping your vehicles out of the hands of thieves.
 

New Management Company
Effective March 31st, Blackstone will replace ProCom as the management company for VOM.  This change will result in significant savings and better services for our community.  Each homeowner will be receiving a welcoming package from Blackstone in the coming weeks.  In the meantime, please continue to contact ProCom.

Earn Community Service Hours
We will be doing litter pick-up along John Rogers Blvd. and Lords Landing Dr. on a weekly basis. We will pick up trash on other streets in the neighborhood as needed and/or requested. We need your help in telling us where the areas are that need litter to be cleaned up. This will be a great opportunity for our young people to earn some community service hours. Please call Maceo Barbosa at (301)-574-0542 to get signed up.
Youth Spotlight on Niya Nelson
Hello neighbors, we are happy to the announce the
Villiages of Marlborough May Youth Spotlight! 
 
Youth can be recognized for:  perfect attendance in school, making the honor roll, community service, scholarchips, or extracurricular activities. We need you to nominate someone who is attending grade school through college. The nominee must live in the Villages of Marlborough (one of it's twelve sub-divisions). If you know someone you would like to nominate please call Maceo Barbosa at (301)-574-0542.
 
 
 
 

 
~ Upcoming Events ~
VOM Meetings
Monday, August 24th to Thursday, December 31st
Because of the lack of decorum, disruptions, and the uncontrollable antics of the Cooper/Roberts Group at the May19, 2015 Annual Meeting as well as the August 18, 2014, BOD Meeting, all meetings have been suspended until an election can be held. We cannot trust that these same individuals and their supporters won’t act just as unruly at the next meeting as they did at those meetings. We know that homeowners must make special arrangements in most cases to attend a meeting. The antics of that group would result in a colossal waste of everyone’s time.

As you know, we terminated Procom as the VOM Manager and replaced them with Blackstone Management; an action that saves us more than $40,000 a year. Union Bank who operates the Smart Street Division to whom many or our residents paid their assessment, refuses to provide VOM with the list of those who have paid, as well as the money in that account. In order for a vote to count we must verify that the voter is not more than 60 days delinquent. Union Bank says that Procom is their client, even though the account is for Villages of Marlborough, and even though the current Board President is signed on to the account. Without Procom’s direction Union Bank will not release the information.Procom says they no longer have anything to do with this and refuses to assist. Our attorney his now involved.

A vote count cannot be done without that information. Consequently, an election cannot be held without a count of all the votes. So, not to waste anyone’s time and expose homeowners to the constant bickering, distractions, and disorderly behavior of some who claim power, no meetings will be held until all the information is available.
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~ Neighborhood News ~
PG County Council Hearings
Posted on Nov 10th, 2014
The County Council meets as a legislative body at 10:00 a.m. every Tuesday in the Council Hearing Room on the first floor of the County Administration Building in Upper Marlboro, Maryland.

Sessions are available online LIVE and On Demand 24 hours after the meeting has been concluded.

All live council sessions are listed under upcoming events.  
 
 
Resources and Information
Posted on Nov 10th, 2014
Councilman Derrick Leon Davis - District 6 (constituent areas include South Bowie, Capitol Heights, District Heights, Forestville, Kettering, Largo, Mitchellville, and Upper Marlboro).  On this site you will find information and resources related to our district.
 
Delegate Marvin E. Holmes, Jr. - District 23B, Prince George's County
 
State Senator Douglas J. J. PetersDistrict 23, Prince George's County
 
Lyn J. Mundey - District 7 Board of Education
 

 
 
 
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