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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.

NOW HIRING: Property Manager

CLHA is seeing a person to control the dues management position for the HOA.  The following qualifications are needed for this position:

  • Knowledge of Quickbooks 2015 or later
  • Work from home/remote location using your own PC.
  • Excellent written and communication skills.
  • Strong customer service skills.
  • Ability to run reports, pick-up checks from PO Box, make deposits
  • Answer Realtor/Title company requests in a timely manner.
  • Work with an attorney on back dues collection.
  • Attend monthly HOA meetings.

The dues manager is compensated by percentage of monies collected for dues, resale packages, and back dues. Percentage to be negotiated at interview.

This is a 1099 contractor position and offers no benefits. You do NOT have to be a resident of Country Lakes to hold this position. It is open to the public.

CLHA has a volunteer board who meet every 2nd Tuesday of the month at the park pavilion or Christ Church in Chaptico, MD.

Please send resume to PO BOX 632, Mechanicsville, MD 20659. All resumes must be postmarked by October 2, 2018. All applicants will be notified by October 10, 2018 with interviews scheduled for October 11.

 

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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