Sep 07

Have You Seen This Man? Dog Messes on the Property

Does this man look familiar?
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Perhaps you’ve seen him walking the two of his dogs around, or even on the property. Or perhaps you, like me, noticed, and were confused by, the bags of dog poop that were being left along the edge of both Grand Bel Manor, as well as anywhere along the sidewalk along Bel Pre Rd, Grand Pre Rd, and Connecticut Avenue. Or worse, you’ve stumbled onto a dog mess, only to have it cover your shoes.

On July 29th, between 6:30 and 7 PM, the mystery of the dog poop bags was solved, as the above man was witnessed picking up after his dog, and then dropping the bag next to the Grand Pre Rd sidewalk beside 3802. When confronted, he took on a belligerent and mocking tone, saying the police would have to be called as he would not pick it up. The police were called, and he was detained, denying everything, and claiming to not live in the neighborhood. He was released after agreeing to avoid the neighborhood.

Unsurprisingly, he was promptly spotted again in the neighborhood, on August 7th, this time roughly between 10:30 and 11AM, again approaching and rounding the corner of Bel Pre Rd and Grand Pre Rd. This time he was not witnessed committing a crime.

Other witnesses have seen him snooping around the property (after having the cops called on him), and allowing his dogs to poop on the property without proper cleaning up, however these incidents were not reported.

And again, September 3rd, around 6:30 to 7PM the man was witnessed walking his dogs around the same corner, and this time openly allowing them to poop on the lawn while refusing to clean it up. The police were again notified, but unfortunately failed to detain him.

For those of you who are unaware, Montgomery County Maryland has an “Animal Defecation Law”, in other words, if your dog (or pet) poops, and you fail to immediately bag it and dispose of it, you are subject to a $100 fine. This fine can and will applied to residents of Grand Bel Manor as well, so if you have a pet, please pick up after them, and if you see a resident fail to pick up after their own pet, please notify management!

If you’ve seen this man commit a similar crime, or better yet, if you know who this man is, please call management immediately at 301-986-4166. If you witness this man, or anyone else, commit a similar crime, please call both Management and the Police Non-Emergency Line 301-279-8000. If you speak to the police about this man, you may also reference incident #150247206.

Thank you.

Aug 27

GBM Mailing List Back In Action

After some issues with the GBM mailing list, I’ve managed to get it working again, so everyone who’s subscribed should now be notified of every new post via their email! As always, you can unsubscribe from these emails at anytime if you so wish.

May 30

Call for Nominations and Note of Annual Meeting (Monday, June 15, 2015 @ 7:30PM in the 3842 Basement File Room)

Tucked behind the Budget notice was also a Call for Nominations And Notice of Annual Meeting. It was easy to over look, so I’m attaching a copy below this post.

It’s just about time for the annual meeting, which is scheduled, per the bylaws, for Monday, June 15, 2015 @ 7:30PM in the 3842 Basement File Room.

The primary purpose of the annual meeting is the election of representatives to the Board of Directors. Each Director’s term is for 3 years, and with 5 directors this allowed for a pattern of 2 – 2 – 1 members elected each year. Sadly, this past year board member Jean Clarren unexpectedly passed away, leaving an additional vacancy on the board. That means that there are 3 positions currently open on the board, as both Josh Marciano and myself (Greg Yingling) have terms ending this year.

This means that two of the open positions are for full 3 year terms, and 1 is to fill the remainder of Jean’s term, which is 1 year.

I intend to run again, but I believe we are seeking candidates to fill both Josh and Jean’s seats.

I encourage anyone who’s interested in running to fill out a candidate interest form, which you can find on the back of the mailing, or the second page of the attached document.

The Board of Directors serves on a volunteer basis (there is no pay, nor are there any incentives) and gives its time freely, however, serving on the Board of Directors does provide an opportunity for a unit owner to become directly involved in the operation of the condominium.

Call for Nominations And Notice of Annual Meeting

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