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We will post any local news that pertains to Country Lakes in this area, in addition to any special announcements the HOA may have for its residents and members throughout the year.

OPEN BOARD POSITIONS: VP and Secretary

The HOA is looking for a Vice President and Secretary for 2018. If interested, please attend the December Meet-and-Greet. We also request your attendance at the next two meetings (Jan & Feb) and if we agree that you can handle this position, the HOA President has the power to appoint you. In future board elections, you can then run for this or any other position on the board. We are also still searching for additional board members. Please consider joining us on Dec 17 for the Meet-and-Greet from 3-5pm at Christ Church Parish Hall on Zach Fowler Rd in Chaptico.

Consequences of Delinquent Accounts

Several months ago we announced an initiative to bring all delinquent accounts into good standing. We acquired the services of the Law Firm of Andres, Bongar, Gormley & Clagett, and as of September 30, 2016, transferred delinquent accounts for collection. Once the account has been transferred, the Law Firm has full control of the collection process and the HOA can no longer discuss or accept payment towards any delinquent dues. Failing to pay your yearly HOA fees does result in serious consequences.

An Example – From our Attorneys

If a homeowner has unpaid HOA fees in the amount of $400, here’s how that cost can increase quickly as the result of being sent to collections:

  • $200 Attorney’s fee to prepare and send a warning (demand) letter
  • $36.40 Fee to verify whether or not the owner is on active duty
  • $34 Fee paid to the Court to file the lawsuit
  • $40 Fee paid to process serving of the lawsuit (can increase if owner is difficult to locate)
  • $750 Attorney’s fee for all work done in connection with the lawsuit

Check the Status of Your Dues

Are you new to the neighborhood or can’t remember if your dues are current? Please complete the form below or email dues@clha.org. Include your name and street address and we will check on the status of your dues right away.

 
 

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Landscaper Needed – March 21 deadline

We are accepting bids for landscaping services needed at the Country Lakes entrance and common area.  The services are needed on an ongoing basis and are detailed in our bid package, which can be downloaded upon completion of the form below. To be considered, you must complete and mail the bid package (postmarked by March 21, 2017) to Country Lakes HOA, PO Box 632, Mechanicsville, MD 20659.  A selection will be made by the HOA Board of Directors on or after Friday, March 24.

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Holiday Decorating Contest WINNERS!

Congrats to our winners of the 2015 Holiday Decorating Contest:

26869 Kelli Ct.
26981 Bosse Dr.
36974 David Dr.

This year’s contest was very close! Thank you to our board of directors for taking time to drive around and judge the houses. A special thank you to our sponsors of this year’s event:

Hot Pot Chinese Restaurant
(301) 884-8188
www.hotpotmechanicsville.com/

Foxy Fish – Seafood Restaurant
(301) 884-4235
www.thefoxyfish.com

Tequila Grill – Mexican Restaurant
(240) 249-3380
www.tequilagrillmd.com/

Fiesta Café – Mexican Restaurant
(301) 884-9730
www.fiestacafemd.com/