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Scouting For Food

Boy Scout Troop 2017 and Cub Scout Pack 287 will collect food in Spring Ridge this fall as part of the national “Scouting for Food” initiative.  Scouts will distribute empty bags on Saturday, November 4th, and pick-up filled bags on Saturday, November 11th.  Please leave bags of unexpired, non-perishable food items on your front porch by 9 am on Saturday the 11th.                NO GLASS.  Condo residents may leave filled bags outside the main entry door of your condo building for pick-up on November 11th.   Bags may also be dropped off to Spring Ridge Elementary on November 11th or directly to the  Frederick area food bank. Thank you for your generosity.

 

Fall Maintenance Ideas

Fall is the perfect time to take care of maintenance items that can make a big difference for your home and the overall look of the property, especially when winter is right around the corner. Here are some ideas:

 

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.

 

Grass/weeds: grass and weeds growing in 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 trims: 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 areas make sure to repair it properly. We advise you to replace the wood with the new paintable, low maintenance PVC trims.

 

Flower beds/ gardens: Now that the summer is over, any vegetable gardens and flower beds around the house should be cleaned of dead plant materials.

 

Tree trimming: A lot of front yards trees have branches growing into the sidewalks due to the growth throughout the summertime.  Branches should be trim away from sidewalks in order to not impede passage.

 

Leaf pickup: rake leafs from your yard on a regular basis. Leaving leaves in your yard gives your yard a very unkempt look plus it will eventually destroy your lawn. Remember Spring Ridge offers Yard waste removal every Wednesday, April through mid-December. 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

Trick-Or-Treat 2017 6-8pm

Spring Ridge Trick-Or-Treat will be held Tuesday, October 31st from 6-8pm.  We remind drivers to use caution during Trick-Or-Treat hours. We suggest those homes participating leave their front porch light on and youngsters Trick-Or-Treating are encouraged to go in groups and to take flashlights.  Parents:  Please go through the candy your children receive and remove any suspicious looking or unwrapped candy.

Solicitors in Spring Ridge

We have heard that there have been some aggressive solicitors in Spring Ridge over the holidays. We advise each owner to deal with this in the following manner: Kindly but firmly ask them to leave your property. Have your cell phone in your hand and tell them that you’re are calling the Frederick County Sheriff if they don’t leave immediately.

There is no real practical way to prevent solicitors from entering Spring Ridge in our open, ungated community, but each owner has the right to ask someone to leave your personal property. This is trespassing and the Sheriff can assist with this. The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office non-emergency number is 301-600-2071. Please do not call the 911 number unless you have an emergency.

Single Family/Townhouse Trash/Recycling & Storage of Trash/Recycling Containers

Trash disposal and storage of trash cans has become a problem in Spring Ridge. We want to remind residents of the rules and procedures to dispose of trash and to store trash cans in the community.

The rules say: “ARTICLE IX, Section 9.02 (e): "Trash and garbage containers shall not be permitted to remain in public view except on days of trash collection and after 6pm on days prior to trash collection. Trash shall be stored in closed metal containers or containers constructed of other suitable materials. No incinerator shall be kept or maintained on any Lot.”

We ask residents that when disposing of household trash to put the trash bags inside a trash container before putting the trash out for collection at the curbside. Individual trash bags should not be put out on the curbside. Animals will get into the trash bags and spread trash all over the community making the community look very unkempt.
The same applies to your recycling, during recycle collection days make sure the recycling is secured inside the recycle container so not to blow all over the community.

Yard waste should be put out on the curbside inside proper landscape paper bags. Large branches should be cut in small sections no larger the 3 feet and bundled up before being put curbside for collection.

Trash cans (recycle cans included) and yard waste should only be put out on the street for collection at 6 PM on days prior to collection. All trash containers should be put away from “public view” no later than the end of the trash collection day. When not in use trash cans should be kept in the garage, backyard or screened from public view. These rules apply to regular household trash cans, recycle cans and yard waste.

With the exception for holidays and inclement weather, here is the Single Family/Townhouse trash collection schedule:

Household Trash—Monday & Thursday


Yard Waste—Every Wednesday from third week of March thru second week of January.

Co-mingled Recycling—(glass, paper, plastic, etc.) is not a service offered by your community, it’s a Frederick
County program. Information about recycling schedules can be obtained by contacting the Frederick County Recycling at 301-600-2960 or https://www.frederickcountymd.gov/1764/Recycling-Information   

Your efforts in keeping the Spring Ridge community attractive and appealing are appreciated.