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Bulk Trash 2018

Mark your calendars! Single Family/Townhouse bulk trash pick up will be May 19th and October 6th starting at 7am.  Items must be placed curbside. You may place your items curbside on the night prior to these dates.

Bulk Trash items ALLOWED are furniture, appliances, electronic equipment (such as computers, monitors, televisions, radios, etc.), old carpet, small pieces of drywall, etc. 

The following items are NOT ALLOWED:  refrigerators, chemicals, mattresses, gasoline-powered devices, batteries, no motors, no toxins/pesticides, no paint, etc. 

May 2018 Pool Hours

Monday-Thursday: 4pm-8pm
Friday: 4pm-9pm
Saturday: 11am-9pm
Sunday: 11am-8pm
Memorial Day: 11am-8pm
Additional pool hours will be posted in June.

Frederick County Health Dept. 2018 Rabies Clinics

The Frederick County Health Department will be hosting rabies vaccination clinics rain or shine for all dogs, cats, and ferrets 3 months of age or older at the following locations:
 
Farm & Home Services—Brunswick
Friday, May 11th 
630 Souder Rd., Brunswick, MD 21716
Hours: 4-7pm

Thurmont Community Park
Thursday, September 13th
Community Park Rd., Thurmont, MD 21788
Across from 10 Frederick Rd
Hours: 5-8pm

Price: $8 per animal
Please bring rabies vaccination certificate.
All questions should be directed to Frederick County Animal Control at 301-600-1717.

Spring is Here! Time for Property Maintenance

After a long, cold winter, spring is an excellent time to get outside and address some maintenance issues that can make a big difference for your home and the overall look of the property.  Here are some necessary maintenance items that we have observed in the Spring Ridge Community that require homeowner’s attention:
 
Fences: Wood fences do not last forever. We have seen fences that have been installed over 15 years ago or more and now are in great need of replacement or repair. This is especially true in the case of split rail fences. If this is your case you should repair or replace the fence. Remember, if your fence is being held up only by the wire – it is time to replace it.
 
Grass/weeds: A well-manicured lawn makes a big difference in the look of your home. A good lawn starts with proper seeding, weed removal, and regular grass mowing and edging. Make sure to trim around the foundation of the house, mailbox, trees, flower beds, etc.  Grass and weeds growing on cracks of sidewalks, driveways and in particular on the curbside areas give a very unkempt look to your property. We have seen weeds/grass growing up to a foot near the curbside area in front of some homes in Spring Ridge. A little bit of Round Up once every 3 months applied in some of these spots would greatly improve the appearance of your home. 
 
Exterior painting and replacement of rotten wood trim: A coat of paint on the exterior trim of your home is one of the easiest ways to give your home a fresh, well-maintained appearance for little investment. If you have some rotten wood trim make sure to repair it properly. We advise you to replace the wood with the new paintable, low maintenance PVC trim. It is maintenance free and it can last for a long time.
 
Flower beds/gardens: Any vegetable gardens and flower beds around the house should be cleaned of dead plant materials and weeds at all times. Now is a good time to trim the bushes to promote growth.
 
Tree trimming: A lot of front yard trees have branches growing on the sidewalks due to the growth throughout the previous summer.  Tree branches should be trimmed away from sidewalks in order to not impede passage.
 
Remember Spring Ridge offers Yard waste removal every Wednesday through January 2019. And, the first thing most people see is the front yard of your home and so we advise you to keep it clean, to keep it maintained.

2018 Pool Policy for Homeowners

All existing homeowners will not need new pool passes if your pool pass is still up-to-date (current photo, correct address and contact information).
 
All new homeowners must follow the below guidelines in order to obtain pool passes:
 
Homeowner(s) of record must show proof of residency through a deed, government record or property tax record.
 
Homeowner(s) of record, immediate family including spouse/partner and immediate dependents automatically are provided pool passes. All other adults claiming to live permanently in the home must show proof of address through one of the following methods:
               -Photo ID showing address (such as driver license, state issued ID, etc.) 
               -Utility bill (water/sewer, gas, electric)
               -Personal tax record, social security or government assistance record (all financial information and private information can be blacked out). 
               -Proof of change of address with the U.S. Postal Service and/or the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) showing new address within Spring Ridge Community will also be accepted.
 
Pool Policy for Renters
 
All existing tenants will not need new pool passes if your pool pass is still up-to-date (current photo, correct address and contact information). However, you must have a new pool pass privilege letter on file every summer from the homeowner in order for your pool pass to work. 
 
All new tenants must have the following in order to obtain a pool pass:
 
Valid lease (Per the Covenants, the lease must be for a period of at least six months)
You must provide one of the following ways of proof of address:
               -Photo ID showing address (such as driver license, state issued ID, etc.) 
               -Utility bill (water/sewer, gas, electric)
               -Personal tax record, social security or government assistance record (all financial information and private information can be blacked out). 
               -Proof of change of address with the U.S. Postal Service and/or the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) showing new address within Spring Ridge Community will also be accepted.
Pool relinquishment letter from the property’s owner granting the tenants on the lease pool privileges.
 
There will be no exceptions to these guidelines. The homeowner and tenant cannot have pool privileges at the same time. 
 
General Information

Pool Pass Replacements: If you do not have a pool pass OR if you or your children need an updated or replacement pool pass, new pool passes can be printed at the Visitors Center. There will be a $5.00 charge (cash or check only) to replace each lost pool pass.  Starting in April, new pool pass/replacement pool pass applications will be available at www.springridgeonline.com or at the Visitor Center.
 
Visitor Center hours are Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm for pool pass services.  You can also email photos (a clear headshot) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  If you email a photo, you will still need to pick up your pool pass at the Visitor Center along with bringing the required documents outlined above.

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