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WELCOME TO ELLICOTT MILLS!

Here on the site where Jonathan and George Ellicott established their mills in the early 19th century we have a very special Ellicott Mills Community of 405 homes and very large areas of wooded open space.  

We hope you continue to use the website to keep up-to-date on all that’s going on in our community.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Board of Directors’ Report (November - December 2017)

Firstly, we would like to wish all community members a happy new year.  A new year brings with it a fresh start and a sense of rejuvenation. Our main goals for 2018 are achieving efficiencies, simplifying operations, having as few vendors and contractual agreements as possible and reducing homeowners’ assessment dues.

Secondly, in the spirit of transparency, the board would like to inform the community of the following changes and actions it has taken since it got elected on Nov. 8th, 2017.

  1. Sentry Management’s contract (Management Services) was terminated on Nov.28. Its services end as of Dec. 31st, 2017. While some EMHA data has been provided, the rest will be transferred in January.
  2. The Niles, Barton and Wilmer’s contract (Collection and Legal Counsel) was terminated on 12/27/2017. A retainer agreement for collections with a new attorney, Monica Guilarte, is being finalized.
  3. Wolfe & Fiedler PA’s contract (Accounting Services) was terminated on 11/20/2017.  In Nov. of this year, it had only completed EMHA accounts review of year 2015.  To date, the 2016 review has not been done.
  4. All previous committees were dissolved and new committees formed.  To incorporate new ideas, preference would be given to new volunteers.
  5. On Nov. 13th, 2017, seven signatories at the EMHA’s bank (SunTrust) were removed and all debit cards cancelled. Now only the President and the Treasurer have access to bank accounts.
  6. The Union Bank at Sentry Management received a transfer of $20,000 from SunTrust account.  Sentry paid most but not all of EMHA’s bills. On 11/20/2017, the new board voted unanimously to have this money transferred back to SunTrust Bank.  A vote was taken that all invoices sent to Sentry be subject to review before approval of payment by the new treasurer. With Sentry having all control of Union money, we thought this necessary.  Further, on Dec. 18th, the Union Bank’s balance of $3,500 was requested to be sent back to SunTrust.  Still awaiting for it.
  7. From Mid-December to present, Sentry received several unpaid invoices that Sentry claims were sent to the board but not approved. They are being reviewed and information clarified.
  8. A $50/monthly automatic payment for Quickbooks Plus online service was stopped.  Sentry was hired for accounts management; this was an unused and unnecessary expense.
  9. Unused storage shed costing the community $120 a month has been stopped in December. The shed has been emptied by volunteers.
  10. A redundant voicemail / phone service has been stopped.
  11. Nationwide Insurance Policy will not be renewed in 2018.  Presently awaiting a better quote from Erie Insurance.
  12. JLE’s lawn service contract ends on Dec. 31st, 2017.
  13. Effective January 1st, 2018, another contractor will do snow removal on an “as needed” basis. It will not be per the JLE’s contract where cleaning sidewalks began with a 1-inch snow accumulation.
  14. A new lawn service contract is being reviewed and shall be finalized in Feb/March timeframe.
  15. Dead trees, removal and trimming shall be conducted on an as needed basis
  16. Doggie stations will be closed in Winter and will be re-opened when a new lawn service company begins its work in Spring.  Doggie bags will not be provided; however, pickup service of waste shall be provided in Spring.
  17. In mid-February, expect to receive a notice for the 2018 annual assessment.

We look forward to a wonderful year ahead.

Happy New Year!

 

2017 Holidays Decorations

Kudos to all holidays decorators who lighted up our community. Below are this year's winners:


Single Family:1st place–300 Slitting Mills(Bormel Family)

Single Family:2nd place–7914 Main Falls(Doyle Family)


Townhomes:1st place–51 Six Notches(Hiteshew Family)


Townhomes:2nd place–4 Island Run(Grace Family)

Meetings - Board of Directors

The new board has determined that it will meet on the following dates for Board of Directors' meetings (7 PM):

  • Nov. 28th, 2017
  • Feb. 5th, 2018
  • May 7th, 2018
  • Aug. 6th, 2018
  • Nov. 5th, 2018 (Annual Meeting)

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Summer 2013 Newsletter
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Winter 2013 Newsletter
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Summer 2013 Newsletter
Spring 2013 Newsletter

ASSESSMENT

The annual assessment is based on the calendar year of January 1 to December 31 and is paid annually.  The total assessment of $189.97 for 2017 is due by April 1, 2017.   Any assessment not paid by April 1, 2017 will be considered delinquent and if not paid within 30 days shall bear interest from April 1, 2017 at the rate of eight percent (8%) per annum and the Association may bring legal action as described in the Declaration of Covenants Article V, Section 7.