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Habitat For Humanity

Habitat For Humanity now picks up for free in Spring Ridge. Gently used furniture, appliances, and building materials are wanted. All upholstered furniture must be free of rips, tears, stains and pet hair and odor. All items must be on the first floor, ground level unless you live in a building with an elevator. In order to process your donation pick up request, pictures of the items should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please include the age of any appliances, your address, and contact number. Habitat For Humanity’s driver has the final decision upon arrival. He will inspect the items and provide a receipt.

Don't Throw Away Those Box Tops!

Did you know that the Spring Ridge Visitor's Center is a collection point for the Box Tops for Education program?  Last year, two Cadette Girl Scouts who live in Spring Ridge worked with the community managers and board of directors to get approval to place a collection box at the Visitor's Center and to advertise the program as part of a sustainable project to earn their Silver Award.  

Contributions are donated to the middle school that serves Spring Ridge -- Governor Thomas Johnson Middle School.   You can read more about this project in the April 2017 and October 2016 Spring Ridge newsletters available at www.springridgeonline.com.  If you already collect box tops for our two local elementary schools (Spring Ridge and Oakdale) please continue to do so.  But if you have been throwing box tops away, this information is for you!  You can drop off Box Tops for Education at the Visitor's Center 24/7. During business hours, please stop in and drop them in the collection box.  

But when the Visitor's Center is closed you can use the mail slot.  We request that you put the box tops in a ziplock bag.  More information about the Box Tops for Education program can be found at www.boxtops4education.com.   Questions?  Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Pet Waste

Picking up your pet(s) waste is not only law but is a rule of the community association and shows common courtesy. Please be mindful and pick up after your pet(s).
 
Please be aware that all animals must be on a leash, and accompanied by their owners at all times.  This applies to dogs and cats.  Not only is this the policy of Spring Ridge, but it is also a Frederick County law. Owners of unleashed/unattended animals face fines by not only the County but also by Spring Ridge.  In addition to this, Animal Control can and will be called to remove unleashed/unattended animals if this problem persists.  Please be courteous to your neighbors as well as your pets.

Yard Waste Recycling For Spring 2018

Single Family/Townhomes: FOR SPRING, Yard Waste pick-up began on Wednesday, March 15th and will take place every Wednesday thru January 10th, 2018.

Grass and other yard clippings must be placed in paper bags, kraft bags or in a clean uncontaminated container separate from household trash or the standard co-mingled recycling.  Yard Waste in plastic bags will not be accepted! 

From The Manager’s Desk

I thought it would be interesting to provide a few facts regarding Home Owners Associations in the United States.  Here are some facts and figures about Community Associations:  Did you know that…
*2 million – number of homeowners who serve on association boards and committees,  *3.5 million – community association board and committee meetings per year, *$850 million – value of the time donated annually by volunteers to their community associations, *$35 billion – amount maintained in reserve accounts for long-term replacement of commonly held property, *$40 billion – assessments collected annually to fund services, utilities and amenities in community associations, *92% of residents state that they are not dissatisfied with their community association experience (70% satisfied, 22% neutral)

Over the past 40 years, there has been real boom in the growth of community associations like Spring Ridge.
1970       10,000 community associations                 701,000 housing units                     2.1 million residents
1990       130,000 community associations               11.6 million housing units             29.6 million residents
2010       309,600 community associations               24.8 million housing units             62 million residents
2012       323,600 community associations               25.9 million housing units             63.4 million residents

As you can see, being a member of Spring Ridge makes you a part of a very large industry.

*February 2012 IBOPE Zogby International survey of Americans who live in common-interest communities.

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