NEXT LYONSWOOD HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION MEETING - SAT. 9/23/15
NEXT LHOA COMMUNITY MEETING IS THIS SATURDAY 9/26/15
Responding to requests by homeowners, the next meeting of the Lyonswood Homeowners Association will be take place on Saturday September 26, 2015, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. at the Owings Mills Library in Room 307C.
At that time the major order of business will be the nomination of three new LHOA Directors to serve for the period of January 2016 to January 2018. Any LHOA homeowner who has fully satisfied his financial obligation to LHOA, and is in good standing, may be nominated or may nominate him or herself for the position of Director. The three directors serve as part of the LHOA Executive Team along with the LHOA Officers who are elected and serve in alternate years. The Directors oversee assessments, the budget and recommend policies. Nominees for directors must agree to have their name, photo and contact made available to homeowners on the LHOA website and newsletters.
Should you be unable to attend the meeting, please be advised that written nominations will be accepted by regular mail (LHOA P.O. Box 763 Owings Mills, Md. 21117) or by email (hoa@lyonswoodhoa) through September 30, 2015. Nominations will close at midnight 9/30/15[L1] . The names of all nominees will be compiled by the Nomination Committee and an opportunity to vote in writing will be extended to all eligible LHOA households, who must cast their written ballot by regular mail or email by December 1, 2015. The results of election will be announced at 12/3/30 LHOA meeting based upon completed election ballots received by, before, or at that 12/3/15 meeting. (A minimum quorum of 24 completed ballots must be received from eligible households for the results to be official and only one vote will be accepted per household).
In addition to nominating officers, the Saturday 9/26/15 meeting will include a discussion of recent crime and other legal issues that have arisen in the Lyonswood community, as well as an update of LHOA assessments and the budget.
IF YOU ARE A LYONSWOOD COMMUNITY MEMBER WHO RECENTLY FELL VICTIM TO CAR BREAK-INS, PLEASE BE AWARE THAT LHOA OFFICERS WILL MEET WITH CORPORAL INSLEY OF THE BALTIMORE COUNTY POLICE FRANKLIN PRECINCT IN THE COMMUNITY PARK ON THURSAY EVENING 9/24/15 AT 5:30 P.M. HE WILL DISCUSS RECENT INCIDENTS INVOLVING LOCAL TEENS WHO MAY HAVE BEEN ORIGINALLY INVITED INTO THIS COMMUNITY BY LYONSWOOD TEENS, BUT HAVE RETURNED TO COMMIT CRIMES. PARENTS PLEASE SCUTINIZE TEEN GUESTS.
BECOME A VOLUNTEER AT THE NEW LYONS MILL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
The school needs volunteers to assist in the Cafeteria, Library, Car loop daily as well as during special events. If any you are or know of any community members who would be willing to help out during their free time. Please have them contact me and or the school at 410-887-1719. Retirees are especially encourage to apply as volunteers, as well as members of local organizations.
Volunteers must complete a brief volunteer training prior to volunteering at the school. The first training session is Sept 8 at 6:30pm. Please enter the school Library and proceed to room 103H. They must bring state issued identification.
We appreciate your support and assistance. Also, please like the Lyons Mill Elementary School PTA on Facebook to remain updated.
Contact Chanda Santiago-Williams, Vice President, PTA
2015 LYONSWOOD LUAU PARTY ON SATURDAY JULY 25
LYONSWOOD COMMUNITY MEETINGS
THE MOST RECENT MEETING OF THE LYONSWOOD HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, iNC TOOK PLACE ON MONDAY, MAY 11, 2015 AT 7:00 P.M. IN ROOM 307-A OF THE OWINGS MILLS LIBRARY.
The Lyonswood Homeowners Associaton's special guest was Troy Leftwch, the new community planner for the northwest area of Baltimore County, who updated attendees on a variety of County and private development projects currently underway in our community. We will also listened to an important update about the status of Owngs Mlls Mall, his comments about the two townhome projects surrounding the new Lyonswood Elementary school, as well as several other new retail and residential projects. It was announced that the proposed 2015 LHOA budget passed after written ballots were recieved from a quorum of LHOA residents. An overwhelmng 92% voted in support of the budget as proposed. Three new Block Captains were introduced, and plans for a community clean-up day with dumpsters were discussed. Finally, a LHOA summer event was dscussed, which ths year will include amusements for children.
The last meeting of the Lyonswood Homeowners Association was February 23, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. in Room 307B of the Owings Mills Library. At that time the special guest speaker was Principal Maralee Clark and one of her newly hired fifth grade teachers for the new Lyons Mill Elementary School, Mr. Broom. Both provided an information packed section. Please take time to read below the plans shared with adult and child community members who were in attendance.
Meeting minutes from the Winter Community Event and Meeting on January 17, 2015 are now available. Election of new Officers was a primary agenda item. Election voting results are documented fully in the minutes. The winners were:
President - Linda Dorsey-Walker, MBA
Vice president - Sylvia Mack
Treasurer - Jerry Westgate
Secretary - Joyce Wilson
The Lyonswood Learner Newsletter February 2015 edition is now available on this website. Please please find it by clicking on Newsletter within the navigation panel on the left side.
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to review current and past editions of the Lyonswood Learner Newsletter.
WANTED - LYONSWOOD COMMUNITY BLOCK CAPTAINS
A Block Captain structure is presently being instituted within our Lyonswood community. The Lyonswood Block Captains will serve our community by providing the communications network vital to a safe, happy neighborhood. Captains will collect and distribute information for all Lyonswood residents. All Captains will also serve as the backbone of our Neighborhood Watch which keeps Lyonswood a safe place to live.
Block Captains shall participate in maintaining high standards in Lyonswood, helping neighbors understand Baltimore County ordinances and our Covenants established to keep our community looking beautiful.
While several individuals have volunteered and have already been approved to serve as Block Captains, more volunteers are needed throughout the Lyonswood Community.
LHOA Block Captains are males or females who
- must reside within the physical boundaries of the Lyonswood Homeowners Association, Inc.,
- must be registered on the LHOA Directory,
- must be current on their homeowners assessment,
- must have a clean criminal record and a valid Maryland license,
- must be willing to share their contact information and photograph,
- must be a U.S. citizen over the age of 21, and
- must be willing to volunteer their time to serve their neighbors compassionately and fairly as required.
If interested, please contact Linda Dorsey-Walker, President of the Lyonswood Homeowners Association for additional information at email@example.com
Back by Popular Demand
Yes, the “Dumpsters” will be coming to
The Community of Lyonswood
When: Saturday, June 27, 2015
Time: 8:00 am to 12 noon (Only four Hours)
Three Dumpster Locations:
1)Main Entrance / across from 4418 Wynfield Drive
2)Near 4200 Wynfield Dr. / Open area at end of Wynfield Dr.
3) At the dead-end on Lyonswood Drive on the vacant lot
Storing unwanted items in our basement and garages?
This is the perfect time to now get rid of it.
Restrictions* - The following items can’t be disposed in the dumpsters:
No Vehicle parts No Dirt / No Concrete No propane tanks No tree trunks
No Aerosol Cans No oil No Gas Cans No Electrical Equipment
*This event is open to LHOA residents who are current on their LHOA assessments.
We are looking for residents to oversee this task for two hour to four hour time slots.
“Overseeing” is to avoid over stuffing the dumpsters and assuring proper items are disposed.
If you are interested, please contact me:
William E. Dingle, LHOA Block Captain (Event Coordinator)
Lyonswood Homeowners Association
Community residents and visitors alike can surely appreciate the recent transformation of the Lyonswood Drive dead-end at the western most edge of the subdivision. This road ending had been pretty rough for quite a number of years! Check out these "before", "during", and "after" images.
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A traffic control preference survey, for the new intersection, has been created. Please sign-on to access and respond to the survey. Thank you!
THANK YOU LETTER TO MARALEE CLARK, PRINCIPAL OF LYONS MILL E.S.
February 24, 2015
Dear Ms. Clark:
On behalf of the Lyonswood Homeowners Association, I want to thank you and your 5th grade teacher, Mr. McKinley Broom for attending last night’s meeting of the Lyonswood Homeowners Association. The two of you gave a power-packed presentation about Lyons Mill Elementary School, which will open its doors for the first time in August 2015. The former Prinicipal of Woodholme Elementary School for 10 years, you led it to National Blue Ribbon Status within a few short years. We in the Lyonswood community hope to see a similar accomplishment, as you continue the task of interviewing staff for Lyons Mill E.S.
We at the Lyonswood Homeowners Association have more reason than ever to be excited about this important new addition to our community. It sounds like the school will offer enriched opportunities for parents and students alike, as well as opportunities for grandparents and retirees to serve as Library and Cafeteria management volunteers.
You have stated that you will commence registration for students beginning on 7/1/2015 from you current office location within New Town H.S. and you will hold a special recruitment 4th Grade "round-up" at New Toewn E.S. on 4/29/15 and 4/30/15.
Based on the responses given by you and Mr. Broom to questions, the community can expect the following features to at the new school:
- a newly constructed 700 seat brick elementary school with glazed enamel embellishments
- the new school will transfer 418 students currently enrolled at Wooholme Elementary, about 200 will come from Newtown Elementary School, and 80 seats alloted for students from the new townhomes.
- a robust curriculum with a math / science emphasis and will have a relationship with John Hopkins University and community colleges.
- each student from Kindergarten through grade 5 will be assigned a HP Elite Book (stays at school)
- a state of the arts learning envirnoment that will designed in pods with a roof top outdoor lab and a lbrary courtyard
- the school will offer 5th Grade Student Government, a Chess Club, a MESA Engineering Club for 4th and 5th Grades, a 4th Grade Eggbert program and a LEGO Robotics Club limited to 20 students.
- a 21st Century academic environment, the new elementaru school will be equiped with Prometheans in every room, and it will own two full scale 3 Dimensional Printers.
- wearing uniforms will be highly encouraged, but is optional.
- the school will offer a Free and reduced lunch problem to students who qualify (approximately 43%)
- additional community meeting space will be in the school Community Room, Library and classrooms.
- The school is co-located with the Liberty Road Recreation League Program which will be housed of the grounds of the school site.
PET ADOPTIONS AT REDUCED COST PROMOTED ON COUNTY'S ANIMAL SERVICES FACEBOOK PAGE
Baltimore County Animal Services Launches Facebook Page
Page Will Promote Pet Adoption and Low-Cost Spay or Neuter Services
Towson, Maryland (March 12, 2015) – Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz announced that Baltimore County Animal Services has launched its own Facebook page to help communicate with the public about their programs and services, including pet adoption, low-cost spay or neuter services and rabies clinics, and information about responsible pet ownership. Visit the new Baltimore County Animal Services Facebook page.
New $5 Million Facility Under Construction
The County is constructing a state-of-the-art $5 million Animal Services facility on the 14 acres of land where the current office and kennel are located. The new facility, designed for staff and animals, will include increased kennel space, an adoption meet and greet room, a surgical suite, two separate dog parks – one for shelter use and one for the public – a cat observatory and socialization room, additional parking, and office space for staff and volunteers. Take a virtual tour of the new facility.
Animal Services is the division within the Baltimore County Department of Health that is responsible for enforcing the laws that protect animals, sheltering lost and surrendered pets, locating homes for adoptable pets, returning stray pets to their owners and promoting responsible pet ownership. Animal Services also offers low-cost services such as rabies vaccinations, spay or neuter services and microchipping.
The Baltimore County Animal Services Division and Shelter is located at 13800 Manor Road in Baldwin, Maryland.
Young People are Encouraged to Apply for Youth Leadership Academy
Ever wonder what police work is all about? The Baltimore County Police Department asks teens, 14 through 18, to apply now for this year's Youth Leadership Academy. The deadline for all applicants is May 15.
The academy offers teens the opportunity to develop leadership skills, while meeting and having fun with other local like-minded peers. It will run from Monday, June 22 through Saturday, June 27.
PERMANENT LHOA PHONE NUMBER
The Lyonswood HOA proudly announces a new "NUMBER" phone number. As officers and staff come and go, this number will remain the same. This number's automated menu allows you to directly reach any HOA member, as well as, to listen to community news items, alerts, and more.
443-590-3160 or 800-310-LHOA