Flexible downspout extensions are often used to direct water away from the foundation of a house. Inexpensive and easy to install, these seem like the perfect way to redirect water. What you may not know is that they are also a breeding ground for mosquitoes. Some water naturally gets trapped in the grooves when it […]
The parking and storage of boats, trailers, RV’s, Jet Ski’s, and other similar vehicles is prohibited on property in Columbia without the prior written approval of the Architectural Committee. Section 8.01 of the Harper’s Choice Village Covenants states: Without the prior written approval of the Architectural Committee: (d) No boat, boat trailer, house trailer, […]
We love yard sales! However, yard sale signs left up past the date of the sale contribute to visual clutter in the community when not removed promptly. Please be sure to make a note of all of the locations where you post signs, and remove them the same day at the conclusion of your event.
All calls/complaints that come into the Village office are handled confidentially. In order to properly respond to complaints, we need to have some way to contact the person making the complaint. Sometimes the issue is one where we have no authority, such as animal control, noise, rental housing, and parking. In these cases, we would […]
We regularly get questions about the covenant process. Many residents want to know: Is it difficult to get approval for changes to my home? If I don’t wait to submit an application, does it really matter? In a nutshell, NO, it’s not difficult to get approvals and YES, the application matters. Property values remain consistently […]
If you see broken or damaged Verizon or Comcast pedestals in your neighborhood, please report them to the village office. To help us identify ownership of the box, please email us a photo and include where the box is located, i.e. closest street address. Residents are encouraged to report any concerns to the village office […]
We frequently take calls from residents wondering who they need to call to address a concern. This handy guide will help. Is a streetlight on your road out? Call BGE at 410-685-0123 Is there a dead tree between the curb and sidewalk in front of your home? This is most likely a County […]
The US Fish and Wildlife Service has published a comprehensive Native Plant guide for Wildlife Habitat and Conservation Landscaping in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. With lots of photos and specifics, this is a great resource to use as we strive to help improve the health of our watershed.