FAQ

Q. Do I have to pay the home owner association (HOA) dues also known as the annual assessment income?
A. Yes, all owners are required to pay HOA dues on a semi-annual basis. The 2020 dues are $660.54 per year and $330.27 semi annually.

Q. Can I assume that my mortgage company will pay the home owners association (HOA) dues out of my escrow account?
A. Normally, mortgage companies DO NOT pay HOA dues out of escrow accounts. When you initially purchased your house, the title company may have paid the first month of assessments. After this time period, it is the owner's responsibility to pay the assessment.

Q. What do the home owner association (HOA) dues pay for?
A. The HOA dues cover the operating expenses related to the common area property, such as lawn maintenance, snow removal, tree removal and/or trimming, concrete repairs, parking pad maintenance, liability insurance, accounting fees, utilities expense for street lighting, property management fees, legal fees, and miscellaneous administrative expenses.

Q. What's the status of my home owner association (HOA) dues account?
A. Any time you need to know your balance or need a ledger of your account, call G&S Association Services, LLC at 410.551.2274 or email [email protected] and G&S Association Services, LLC will email you a ledger so that you can see what has been charged or paid to your account. Or they can share this info over the phone.
G&S will handle all accounts until June 1, 2020 when the new property management takes over, Tidewater Property management, Inc..
Tidewater's point of contact information will be updated to site in June, 2020.
 
Q. How can I pay my home owners association (HOA) dues?
A. There are 3 ways you can make payments on your dues.

1) You can mail your payment to Glenshire Towne HOA, P.O. Box 60848, Phoenix, AZ 85082-0848

2) You can go through your bank and use the bill pay option.

3) You can pay online at www.gsasllc.com. You would go to the "Services" Tab and then pick "Pay Assessments". which will take you to: https://www.mutualofomahabank.com/community-associations/. On the left, click login > Access My Account > Make a Payment. This will take you to a page with a green banner. At this point, you have a choice of echeck or credit card. Choose echeck since it is free. Credit card will charge you $14.98. Then you are taken to a page where you can login, make a one-time payment or register. If you register, please write down your username and password. G&S DOES NOT have access to this site and CANNOT reset it for you. The one-time payment option will allow you to make a payment without creating a username and password. From this point, you will need your account #, The Association Id (000280) and the Management ID (7089).
This is for April's 2020 HOA dues ONLY. Will update Tidewater's payment method for next HOA dues.

Q. Who is G&S Association Services, LLC? 
A. G&S Association Services, LLC is our financial property management company and began serving the Glenshire Towne Community on July 1, 2018.
As of June 1, 2020, Glenshire Towne will have Tidewater Property Management, Inc. as their property management company.

Q. What does G&S Association Services, LLC do for Glenshire Towne?
A. G&S will be handling the financial aspect of Glenshire Towne only. They will be paying all invoices and making sure the community's bills are being paid. They take care of all financial reports such as bank statements and reporting to the HOA Board of Directors on how the Community's money is being spent. G&S Association Services, LLC will also send out the assessment income statements. If a homeowner has not made their payment, G&S Association Services, LLC will send out notices letting them know their delinquent. After 3 notices, such a homeowner would be passed along to Glenshire Towne's attorney for collection. Also, title companies and resale package request should be referred to G&S Association Services, LLC. G&S will send out welcome packets to all new residents.

Q. What does the Glenshire Towne Homeowners Association (HOA) Board Of Directors do for the community?
A. 
The Glenshire Towne HOA Board of Directors manages the quarterly meetings, board minutes, annual budget, resident communications, community vendors such as the landscape and tree removal/trimming company, snow removal, concrete repairs, parking pad maintenance, architectural requests, and ordering mutt mitts.

Q. What if I have a concern about the community?
A. For emergencies contact the G&S at 410.551.2274. For all other issues, contact the Glenshire Towne HOA President Lisa Lavallee at [email protected] or attend a board meeting. 
Starting in June 2020, all questions, concerns, and emergencies will be handled through Tidewater Property Management, Inc..

Glenshire Towne Home Owners Association Meetings are always the best method to discuss questions or concerns. Although our Community has a Facebook Group, this is not regarded as an official communication channel. This means that you shouldn't expect a board member to reply to your post or comment on Facebook. Only emails to or from [email protected] and board meetings are considered official channels of communication.

Q. When are Board meetings held?
A. The Board of Directors meet quarterly on the last Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm in January, March, July, and September. The next Glenshire Towne Meeting is Tuesday, July 28, 2020. The meeting place is to be announced. All residents are encouraged to attend.

Q. Is there an emergency contact for Glenshire Towne?
A. 
If you are not reaching anyone at G&S Association Services, please dial 410.551.2274. This is for emergencies only.
 
Q. Who maintains the Glenshire Towne grounds?
A. BrightView has the grounds maintenance contract for our community. Our grounds contractor maintains the grass, mulch, trees, leaves, debris, snow removal as well as emptying pet waste containers and stocking mutt mitts for our community.
 
Q. Who manages Glenshire Towne legal obligations?
A. Michael Neal has the legal contract for our community. You may address any concerns to G&S Association Services, LLC. Our lawyer manages collections for delinquent accounts and supports the board of directors with legal obligations.




Trash and Recycling

Recycling day is Wednesday am. Lawn debris day is Wednesday. Trash pick up is Friday am.

Please put your recycling, lawn debris, and trash out no earlier than 5:00 pm the evening before collection day. It should be put out by 6:00 am. Please remove trash cans and recycle containers before the end of pick-up day. (More Information

Wednesdays:
Recycling
- Yard Waste from April 1 to December 31
- Curbside Holiday Tree Recycling January 2nd through January 22nd
- Recycling Bins: Howard County provides one free recycling container to residents that receive the curbside collection. There are three options for containers: a 65-gallon cart, a 35-gallon cart or an 18-gallon bin. Help keep our neighborhood clean by calling 410-313-6444 to replace your bin with a cart option.
- Lawn debris must be put in the brown paper bags.
Howard County doesn't accept recycles in a plastic bag. 

Fridays:
Regular Trash  
- Regular trash is collected on Fridays from designated trash areas in the community.

Bulk Items
- Curbside bulk item collection is available by scheduling with Howard County Public Works by calling
410-313-6444. Residents must call Howard County Public Works in advance to schedule a pickup for bulk items. 
Do NOT leave bulk items out for regular trash pick up.

Pets

Howard County Leash Law requires all pets to be on a leash when being walked. This includes dogs and cats. The law and common courtesy require that you pick up after your pet wherever it relieves itself. Mutt Mitt dispensers have been installed in locations throughout the community. Please use these free disposal bags and take them back to your home to dispose of them. Your neighbors will thank you for picking up after your pets.

Cars

Please observe the posted speed limits throughout Glenshire Towne. We have many children playing on our property and safety is our number one concern. 

All vehicles parking in Glenshire Towne must be properly licensed and road-worthy. New residents to the State of Maryland must register their vehicles with the Department of Motor Vehicle Administration within 30 days. Buses, recreational vehicles, trailers, and commercial vehicles are not permitted to park within the community. 

Noise

Our community is a quiet place. Please help keep it that way by turning the car radio volume down at nighttime. Parties are fun, but loud parties running late into the night may not be fun for your neighbors. Dog owner? We welcome all pets to the neighborhood, but it’s the owners responsibility for preventing their dog from barking to the extent it disturbs neighbors. Please be considerate.

Crime Prevention

Please use the following two forms to help with Crime Prevention in our neighborhood

Crime Prevention Tips (PDF) 
Describing a Suspicious Incident (PDF)

Roads

Most of the roads in our Community are the responsibility of Howard County. Please review the map below. Areas in yellow (parking spaces and two small portions of roads) are maintained by the community.

Glenshire Towne Roads (PDF)

Howard County Emergency Contacts

Police Department - Always call 911 in an emergency; non-emergencies, call 410-313-2200.

Bureau of Utilities - If you notice water coming out of the road, curb and gutter, or other area, please avoid the location and call 410-313-4900

BGE - For downed power lines, stay away from the area and call 1-877-778-2222. If your electric power is interrupted, report the outage immediately.

Thank you for making Glenshire Towne a better place to live!