Meet Your New Neighbors: The Pittman/Theoharis Family
On April 15, Sarah Pittman and Chris Theoharis, and their children George (just turned 2) and Stella (age 9 months), moved into 3303 Hidden River View Road. The moment Sarah and Chris drove into the driveway of 3303, they knew they would make an offer. “We wanted to be close to the water and enjoy the beautiful walk down to the marina, the many kids in the area, and the cul de sacs and streets with low traffic,” says Chris. “And we love that each house in Fishing Creek Farm has a unique character.
FCF Pool Open - Reservations and Waivers Required
We are pleased to announce that the community pool opened on June 13th. There is a reservation system in place for the 2020 Pool Season, which can be easily accessed by clicking on the button below. All patrons must register on this site before entering the Pool area. Click on the button below to make your reservation.Each resident over the age of 18 must sign a waiver acknowledging the increased risk associated with COVID-19. The waiver can be obtained by clicking here. Signed waivers may be:
- dropped off at the pool sign in table (preferred if you are using the pool this weekend);
- or emailed to Tidewater Management Community Association Manager, Hailey Matthews (firstname.lastname@example.org);
- or mailed to Tidewater Management, ATTN: Hailey Matthews, 3600 Crondall Lane, Suite 100, Owings Mills, MD 21117.
For a complete listing of all of the new pool regulations in place for this year, click here.
FCF Book Club
The Fishing Creek Farm book club's next meeting date is July 23rd at 7:30pm. It will be held virtually through a video conference. The book is TThe Taste of Sugar by Marisel Vera. Please contact Susan Magazine email@example.com if you have any questions. As recently reviewed in The Washington Post, “‘The Taste of Sugar’ offers a thrilling look at Puerto Rico’s history through the tale of one couple’s struggle to survive.” Click here to read the review.
Click here for the videoconference connection details.
Attention All Tennis and Pickleball Players
There’s a new tennis/pickleball online reservation system. You can reserve a court, see who is playing, and cancel a reservation online. If you are going to use the court, please book your court time using the online system. For tennis reservations, click here. For pickleball reservations, click here.
The boating season is off and running and we seem to be in good shape around the marina. The marina is as full as we have seen it in years and we have a small waiting list. The marina upgrades are complete, with the exception of the final lift installation, which will happen after our final Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) inspection is completed. We will continue to monitor maintenance issues and repair items on an as-needed basis.
Land Use Committee Update
Eric Sprague reported that the Land Use Committee is actively involved in two projects: shoreline protection along Cherry Tree Lane, and forest work in the same area. Relative to the shoreline project, so far 1800 tons of stone have been laid, representing about 30 percent of the project. Relative to the forest renewal, so far 300 trees have been planted, and numerous invasive species removed. An additional 20 trees will be planted. Deborah Brafford also highlighted that the paths will be mulched in the coming month, and pallets laid over continually wet/flooded areas where path usage has been challenging. Tick/mosquito spraying will be done once mulching is complete.
Reporting on the CapEx Committee’s progress, Eamonn McGeady indicated their focus is on facilities and amenities, communications, finances, outreach, and governance. This summer the committee is doing due diligence, with a major task being a comprehensive review of the Miller Dodson 2017 Report (a reserve study) and the Bayland Report, which deals specifically with environmental remediation.
Food Trucks Coming to “Our Hood” on July 2
Barbecue Truck Coming to “Our Hood” on July 2
Truck will be in the marina parking lot July 2, 2020 to kick off your July 4th celebration by ordering and enjoying delicious BBQ from Uncle Fred’s BBQ truck, then followed by frozen yogurt from the Sweet Frogs truck. For the BBQ, starting June 28 up until evening of July 1, please:
- Go to this link unclefredsbbq.com for the menu
- Hit the online ordering button
- Place your order
Frozen Yogurt Truck Coming on July 2
For those of you with a sweet tooth, the hours for Sweet Frogs frozen yogurt truck will be 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Kid Stuff: Ice Cream Sandwich-Making Class
Hailey Matthews, CMCA®, Community Association Manager with Tidewater Properties, reported that tick control should be starting within the next two weeks. The Mosquito Community Spray Program, coordinated by the Maryland Department of Agriculture, has been suspended for the 2020 mosquito breeding season. The Board continues to discuss the possibility of adding a few more dog waste stations throughout the neighborhood.
Architectural Change Requests
The Architectural Control Committee reminds all homeowners that many types of changes to the exterior of your home (such as roofing, hardscaping, building a shed, etc.) may require you to file an application and supporting documents with the committee prior to any construction beginning. To determine if your project does require an application, contact our Board Secretary (firstname.lastname@example.org). If your project requires an application and supporting documents, watch the video in this article to get a complete understanding of how to do this.
From our Board of Directors
6/23/2020 Board Meeting
The Board of Directors meetings are always open to all homeowners. Our next meeting is May 26th at 7pm. Now it is even easier to attend. From 7pm to 7:15pm we will have a video conference line open to join in. To join the meeting virtually, click here for the log in information.
April Meeting Minutes Online
The approved meeting minutes from the Board's April meeting are now online. Please click here to read them.
Do you want to know who is on what committee? Do you want to know how to reach a committee member? All of that information is on our website Committee page which is located here. On this page you will note that a number of the email addresses are [committee-name/position]@fishingcreekfarm.org. This is part of our ongoing effort to have email addresses that we can use to transition easily from volunteer to volunteer when a position turns over. Take a moment to familiarize yourself with this, and thank you to all of our volunteers!
If you have an idea on how to make Fishing Creek Farm an even better place, please share it with the Board and your fellow homeowners. Suggestions are sent to our FCF Board, and posted on our website. To access the suggestion box now, click here.