Bulk Trash resuming Oct 2!

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEWednesday, Sept. 15, 2021 Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.Bookmark and Share
Mayor, DPW Announce Resumption of Bulk Trash, White Goods CollectionsCollections Resume on Modified Schedule Starting October 2 Today, Mayor Brandon M. Scott and Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) Director Jason W. Mitchell announced that bulk trash and white goods collection services for residents will resume on Saturday, October 2, 2021, with a modified schedule. 

Collections will occur on Saturdays from 7 a.m. – 3 p.m., with services focused on a different sector of Baltimore City each week. Residents can call 311 to schedule bulk trash or white goods collection. Each household will be allowed the removal of up to three items per month. Residents can begin contacting 311 to request a collection date starting September 17, 2021.

“We know residents rely on bulk trash services and, thanks to a strong partnership with Director Mitchell and the Bureau of Solid Waste, I’m proud to announce the restart of this service after a long suspension to help keep our neighborhoods clean,” said Mayor Brandon M. Scott. “I thank our residents for their patience and understanding while this service was suspended, and look forward to working closely with DPW to ensure this and other services can come back online safely for the benefit of our residents.” 

The collection schedule will be as follows:
First Saturday of the month: Southwest
Second Saturday of the month:Northwest & Central
Third Saturday of the month: Northeast
Fourth Saturday of the month: Southeast
DPW will make up all missed bulk and white goods collections during the week

“We are excited to resume this service for the residents of Baltimore, and I want to thank our Bureau of Solid Waste for being innovative and flexible in executing this initiative,” said Department of Public Works Director Jason W. Mitchell. “I believe restarting this critical service for Baltimore City residents is about access and equity. We have many residents that do not own vehicles, older residents, and residents with disabilities who may not be able to make it to our drop-off centers, and this will be a big help to them, their family, and friends who assist them.”

When residents call 311, service representatives will share the next collection date available. Collections will be limited to 200 bulk trash stops, and 30 white goods stops per Saturday. Requests received after this limit is reached will be scheduled for the following month. DPW may modify these limits later depending on crew efficiencies and available resources. Requests for a Saturday collection must be received before 5 p.m. on the Thursday before the Saturday when the collection will occur. 

Bulk items include furniture, appliances, and up to four tires with the rims removed. White goods consist of home appliances such as stoves, refrigerators, dryers, and air conditioners. All items must be clearly marked “bulk collection” and placed at the same location as regular trash pickup. Residents with a rear pickup should leave items at the end of the yard and leave the gate unlocked. Residents should not place items out for collection until they have a confirmed collection date from 311.Residents who can are still encouraged to use DPW’s five Drop-Off Centers.

For more information on our Drop-Off Center locations and hours, click here
For information about the current status of city services, visit the City’s Service Status website at baltimorecity.gov/servicestatus

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.