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Tax Relief May Be Available For Property Owners Impacted By Hurricane Ida

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation (SDAT) is encouraging residents and businesses whose property has been damaged by the effects of Hurricane Ida to contact the Department, as they may qualify to have their property assessments reduced. Maryland residents can fill out this form and email it to their local SDAT assessment office. A list of all SDAT offices with contact information can be found on SDAT’s website here.

“SDAT is well-versed in natural disaster response, and we stand ready to assist Marylanders whose property has been damaged or destroyed in the path of Hurricane Ida,” said SDAT Director Michael Higgs. “We encourage those impacted to email this form to their local assessment office as soon as possible to have their damage surveyed.”

Multiple locations across Maryland such Annapolis, Rockville, and Baltimore City have been impacted by flooding and power outages caused by Ida. SDAT’s assessors are currently logging affected properties and will begin surveying damage in the coming weeks. Please note that in order to have your property assessed, you must submit the attached form to your local assessment office.

When a decrease in value is confirmed by an assessor—either from an exterior inspection or from a resident submitting the attached application—an adjusted property assessment will be sent to the County Finance Office and a new tax bill may be issued. If a property owner has already paid their tax bill, a prorated abatement will be issued. If the extent of damage is not clear from an exterior inspection, the attached form will be mailed to the property owner for them to complete and send back.

In addition to real property tax relief, business personal property destroyed as a result of Hurricane Ida may also be eligible for a personal property assessment reduction.

The Department joins Governor Hogan and the Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) in reminding residents to take all necessary precautions and avoid all affected areas. Click here for more information from MEMA on how residents can be weather prepared by ensuring that they know how to receive warnings, follow safety tips, and take certain actions.


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September 18, 2021 Quarterly Meeting

All are welcome to attend. Due to the pandemic our meetings have gone virtual. You can log on to a computer with or without your video or join us by phone. See below for login information.

Public comment 10-10:15am. Stay to observe the trustees and board members meet from 10:15am-12pm.

Our meeting will be held virtually via WebEx.

Meeting link:
https://thereflectionsgroup.my.webex.com/thereflectionsgroup.my/j.php?MTID=m6be159423184bf7b09ebd6ec6a3441ba

Meeting number:
2551 733 6070

Meeting password:
gqUaVXZn725

Join from a video or application
Dial 25517336070@webex.com
You can also dial 173.243.2.68 and enter your meeting number.

Meeting password for video system
47828996

Join by phone
+1-510-338-9438 USA Toll
Access code: 25517336070

Global call-in numbers
https://thereflectionsgroup.my.webex.com/thereflectionsgroup.my/globalcallin.php?serviceType=MC&eventID=1480193182&tollFree=0

Meeting password for audio
47828996

City Issued Recycling Bins

Residential Recycling Carts will be distributed to city residents starting at the end of September and continue for about 4 months.

New recycling carts will be 65-gallons (the same as the standard City trash-can). Call 311 for a smaller cart or to opt-out completely.

Postcards will be mailed to eligible households 30 – 45 days in advance of the recycling cart arriving to inform residents of upcoming arrival.

GNCA is Hiring !!! Executive Secretary

GNCA is looking to hire a new Executive Secretary. We are sad that our incredible current Executive Secretary is leaving us, but this opens an opportunity for another great individual to help support GNCA.

GNCA Executive Secretary

Part-time “virtual assistant”- Executive Secretary.  

Workload will vary from 5 hours -20 hours/week depending on season and volume of work responsibilities. All work can be completed remotely (online) at a pace determined by the secretary. This is a paid position, and salary requirements will be discussed during the interview process.

Responsibilities: 

  • Serve as communication hub for GNCA operations and activities
  • Search and review home sales and auctions, contact listing agent via email/mail, provide resale packet with covenant restrictions to every home for sale, clear out back dues owed: 
    • Work with GNCA officers and trustees (GNCA member neighborhood Presidents) to create standard info packet (cover letter, summary of dues owed, covenant info packet, etc.)
    • Track and record all properties for sale in the greater community (Redfin, Zillow, MLS, etc)
    • Distribute correspondence to the listing agent, seller, title company, all relevant parties
    • Follow up to ensure the seller is paid in full before sale.  If not cooperative, refer to collections.  If sold without making an account current, pursue the title company for the amount due.
  • Return all correspondence from residents/homeowners, realtors, title companies.  Respond to all phone and email communication, support social media engagement and update GNCA website as necessary.
  • Provide title companies needed documents for real estate closings (Estoppel for official payoff documents/ledger, resale packet, summary letter or completed form)
  • Provide welcome packets from GNCA with any additional info from neighborhood to new residents – Send welcome packets to new residents clearly explaining their rights, responsibilities, how to get in touch, etc.
  • Work with board members and trustees to create updates and correspondence for each community about GNCA’s purpose, current activities and upcoming meetings.  Distribute that correspondence quarterly or as updates are available. (Post meeting announcements and newsletters to greaternorthwood.org website, Facebook page, NextDoor; Post minutes to greaternorthwood.org website after meeting)
  • General Administration and Data (Records) Management for GNCA files
  • External Communication regarding Special Projects or Circumstances with community members and general public
  • Check the GNCA PO Box and follow-up on all requests
  • Prepare deposits for GNCA Bank accounts from checks received 
  • Coordinate and support financial processes through current treasurer
  • Serve as an Administrator for online HOA platform (PayHOA) for payments, communications and operations for neighborhoods

If you are interested or know of anyone interested in applying to the position please send an email to greaternorthwood@gmail.com and greaternorthwoodpresident@gmail.com with a resume or other relevant experience along with contact information to schedule a virtual interview with the GNCA trustees. Please share this with anyone who might be interested as well.