Text Box: On December 1, 2005 Homeland Village changed trash contractors.  The former trash contractor, Browning Ferris Industries (BFI) merged with Allied Waste Systems in the spring of 2005.  Trash collection service in Homeland Village steadily declined. Homeland Village put the contractor on notice of breach of contract in August and a second notice was sent the following month.  There was little  improvement in service and the Board of Directors terminated the contract.  Trash collection is now being handled by Potomac Disposal.
Pick-up days are still Tuesday and Friday and morning pick-ups are mandated in the contract.  You need to have your trash containers out at the street by 7:00 a.m.  Your trash must be placed in a rigid container and  cannot not be set out until after 6:00 p.m. Monday and Thursday evenings.   
A significant change with the new service is that you will now receive bulk trash pick-up.  Individual owners and residents may call Potomac Disposal at any time - twice each year - to schedule a bulk trash pick-up as needed.  Please retain this phone number for your bulk trash needs:
Text Box:  Potomac Disposal   301-294-9700
The following items cannot be accepted as part of any trash pick-up:
Any recyclable materials, including appliances, metal and cardboard
Construction debris, railroad ties and tires
Carpet that is not cut into 3 foot rolls
Large furniture (such as a wall unit) that is not broken down into smaller pieces  
Chemicals & paint (dried latex excluded)
An unreasonable quantity of materials
Sleeper sofas (due to metal parts) require an additional removal charge of $40.00
Important Note - If Christmas Day and New Years Day fall on a Tuesday or a Friday, pick-up will be the next regularly scheduled service day and not the following day.
Please contact Nadene at 301-421-1001 if you have any concerns about the new trash contractor.
Text Box:  New Trash Contractor & Bulk Trash Information
Text Box: Second HVCA Annual Meeting Scheduled
Text Box: The HVCA Annual Meeting that was scheduled for December 14, 2005 could not take place due to lack of a quorum of members.  Eight members from HVCA’s 370 households came out to the meeting.  The 56 proxies that were sent in by mail did not begin to make up the deficit.  The deficit was too great and the temperature was too low to ask attendees to go out in to the night to solicit additional proxies.
In accordance with the  Corporation and Association Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland, Section  5-206, a second Annual Meeting will be held:
Text Box: Thursday, January 26, 2006 
7:00 p.m. 
18111 Homeland Drive
Those members attending in person or by proxy will constitute a quorum of owners.
We want to thank those owners who returned their completed proxy.  Unfortunately over 10% of the proxy envelopes that were returned could not be used because the instructions were not followed.  HVCA’s proxy and absentee ballot instructions are complicated due to the requirement for secret voting; please follow the instructions carefully in coming years to insure that your proxy is counted.  
Text Box: Homeland Village Community Association
Text Box: December 2005
Text Box: The Pipeline
Text Box: HAVE YOU 
RECEIVED YOUR 2006 HVCA PAYMENT COUPONS?
The HVCA payment coupon booklets were mailed directly from the manufacturer, Southdata Inc. on 12/15/05.  Last year there was a problem with this mailing and some HVCA owners did not receive their booklets.  If you have not received your coupon booklet by 12/26/05, please contact Nadene at 301-421-1001.
Text Box: Inside this issue:

New Years Resolutions

2

Board Briefs

2

E-mails to HVCA

2

Winter Checklist

3

Welcome New Owners

3

Architectural Guidelines

3