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Neighbors,
A few issues/reminders we would like to bring to your attention-
Neighbors,
 
Over the past few weeks, we have witnessed an uptick in violations of our Declaration of Covenant, Conditions, and Restrictions for Forrest Farm. These include a number of trailers in driveways, RVs in driveways, basketball hoops on public roads and sporting equipment remaining on common areas. As a reminder, Section X.1.M (pg 19) addresses the requirement of obtaining Architectural Review Committee (ARC) approval and the conditions required to adequately screen said trailers and RVs. Section XI.1 (pgs 21-22) addresses the prohibition of placing basketball hoops, freestanding goals, and other sporting equipment on roads or common areas without prior ARC approval. To reference the Declaration of Covenants, Click this link
Forrest Farm HOA Declaration, Covenants, Restrictions: or find it under the Documents tab of the community website. 
 
Your attention and efforts to ensure our community rules are followed are appreciated by the HOA Board and more importantly by your neighbors. 
 
Secondly, trash cans are being placed too close to the mailboxes which has been impeding the mail carrier's path. Please place. your trash cans on the opposite side of your driveway from your mailbox. This will help prevent the trash removal company from placing the cans next to the mailbox once they are unloaded. 
 
Also, please ensure you remove your trash receptacles from the end of your driveways on the same day your pickup is completed. We have seen cans at the end of driveways for days at a time. With summer storm season encroaching, empty trash cans can easily become hazards in the roads or projectiles in strong wind conditions. 
 
Lastly, a reminder to continue to be courteous to your neighbors. This includes picking up after your dogs and then properly disposing their waste as well as watching your speed on our streets. With warmer weather upon us, there will be an increase in pedestrians as well as kids on bikes especially with pool season only a week away. If you do witness an excessive speeder, this can be reported to the police via their non-emergency line- 301 475-4040. Last fall, enough of these calls eventually resulted in speed traps to ensure people were driving in our neighborhood at safe, reasonable speeds. Hopefully, it does not come to this and members of our community can simply slow down and be good neighbors.
 
Thanks,
FFBOD