Welcome to Beautiful Waters Landing

You have selected a wonderful place to live and your homeowner’s association works hard to keep it that way! Waters Landing’s twenty-five neighborhoods is called home by more than 10,000 people living in 3,421 units in 25 neighborhoods!


The Governing documents for Waters Landing Association, Inc., including the Declaration of Covenants and By-Laws, are important documents which identify the legal nature of the Association and your role and obligations as a homeowner in it. A few points are addressed here.


MANAGEMENT

The Association is run by a five-member Board of Directors. To provide for day-to-day management and operation of the community, the Board employs an on-site staff for administration and property management, and an off-site contractor for accounting and financial management services.

General administrative and property questions should be addressed to the Association staff office at 20000 Father Hurley Boulevard*, Germantown, MD 20874, by calling 301-972-3681, by e-mail at wla@waterslanding.org or on the Association website, www.waterslanding.org. Office hours are available on the Association website. Please check the website for the most updated information.


* If using GPS to find the community center, please use 21000 Father Hurley Blvd., Germantown, MD 20874, our immediate next-door neighbor.


Assessment account questions should be addressed to the financial management services contractor, First Service Residential at 8701 Georgia Avenue, Suite 300, Silver Spring, MD 20910, or call 301-495-6645.


ASSESSMENTS/MONTHLY HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION PAYMENT

Members are assessed on a neighborhood-by-neighborhood budgetary basis. It is the legal obligation of each homeowner to pay an annual assessment fee to the Association. After settlement on your home you should receive a set of payment coupons and envelopes from First Service Residential to make the assessment in monthly installments. Assessments are due on the first (1st) day of each month and are considered delinquent if not received by the fifteenth (15th) day of the month. Delinquent accounts will be assessed a late fee of $15.00 each month. Remedies for continued non-payment of assessments include placement of liens and subsequent foreclosure of the property, as outlined in Policy Resolution 2012-02 Collection of Assessments included in your homeowner’s information packet.


BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The Board of Directors for Waters Landing typically holds monthly meetings on the third Wednesday of each month at 7pm in the Community Center. At the beginning of each meeting is an “open forum” for residents to come address the Board. Residents are encouraged to attend and take part in the happenings of their community. Residents are also encouraged to contact the Association office with questions. Meetings are announced the Association website.


ARCHITECTURAL CONTROL

Exterior changes or additions to your home or property – with very few exceptions – require the prior and written approval of the Association’s Architectural and Environmental Review Committee (AERC). As part of your new homeowner’s disclosure packet you should have received a copy of the Architectural Guidelines. Forms are available at the staff office or on the Association website.

Before doing any digging for any projects, you must call Miss Utility to have the area marked for underground utilities. Miss Utility can be reached by dialing 811 or at www.missutility.net.


NEWSLETTER & OTHER COMMUNICATIONS

Waters Landing communications will come through postal mail & through our electronic newsletter, The NewsAshore. Please register at www.waterslanding.org to receive The NewsAshore. Information can also be obtained through our Association website. 


For communication with neighbors within the community, join the Waters Landing Google Group list serve at https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/waterslanding (or http://goo.gl/2jF6y). **Opinions and information on the google group are those of some residents and do not necessarily reflect those of Waters Landing Association, Inc.


NEIGHBORHOOD ADVISORY COUNCIL (NAC)

Each neighborhood has the opportunity to operate a Neighborhood Advisory Council (NAC) that deals with your particular neighborhood’s issues and communicates them to the Board of Directors and Staff. Not all neighborhoods have active NAC’s but they are easily revived when needed. It’s a good way to be a part of the community and meet your neighbors.


NON-RESIDENT OWNERS

Unit Owners who live somewhere other than the unit in Waters Landing are known as Non-Resident Owners (NRO’s). Non-Resident Owners are required to provide the Association with a copy of any leases with tenants and the owners current mailing address. Very often tenants are not fully informed by owners of their responsibilities. Owners remain responsible for the actions of their tenants, so it is important that we are able to contact you when necessary.


TRASH COLLECTION

Single family and townhouse trash collection is included in their monthly assessment. Curbside pickup of closed/covered “normal” trash is done twice a week, on Mondays and Thursdays. Trash should be properly secured and placed out no earlier than after dark the night prior to pick-up or no later than 7am the morning of pick up. Trash should not be left out at any other time. 


The company under contract is J&J Inc. Trouble calls or arrangements for a special pickup of unusual items may be arranged by calling J&J at 1-800-465-2350. 


RECYCLING

Recycling is a Montgomery County contract. For recycling questions, or to acquire a blue recycling bin, contact Montgomery County Recycling at 311. 


Collection day for recycle is Monday. Recyclables should be placed out after dark Sunday evening or prior to 7am Monday morning. Recyclables should not be left out at any other time. Properly bundled, lawn & yard debris is recycled through Montgomery County. Scrap metal is also collected by Montgomery County. 


Please call 311 to schedule scrap metal collection.


LAWN CARE

With regard to lawn care, the Association is responsible for common areas only. Consequently, homeowners are required to maintain their own yards in a responsible and attractive manner. The Architectural Guidelines address maintenance standards and procedures for compliance.


RECREATION

Waters Landing owns and/or maintains over 50 acres of common grounds and recreational facilities. This includes two swimming pools, three tennis courts, two multi-use pads, one-basketball half-court, and 3.1 miles of walking/bike paths, tot lots and a community center available for rental by residents.


COMMUNITY CENTER

The Community Center located at 20000 Father Hurley Boulevard* is the site of most neighborhood meetings and is available for rental to Waters Landing residents for private functions. Residents must be current in their assessments to rent the Community Center.

* If using GPS to find the community center, please use 21000 Father Hurley Blvd., Germantown, MD 20874, our immediate next-door neighbor.


LAKES

Lake Churchill is a “non-contact” lake, therefore swimming, wading and boating are not allowed. Currently fishing is allowed in the lake from the shoreline only. The walking distance on the pathway around the lake is about 1.1 miles.

Little Lake Seneca is part of Black Hill Regional Park, which is under Montgomery County jurisdiction.


PATHS

There are 3.1 miles of walking/bike paths throughout Waters Landing. These asphalt paths go around Lake Churchill and Little Lake Seneca, which leads into Black Hill Regional Park. No motorized vehicles are allowed on the paths.


POOLS

The pool season runs from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. Pool information is sent out annually in a separate mailing. Information can also be found on the Association website mid-Spring. Only residents who are current in their assessments are eligible for passes. Tenants must have their landlord sign the copy of the Application and provide a copy of the current lease. The Community Center pool (“A”) is located at 20000 Father Hurley Boulevard, 301-972-3688 and the Waters Landing Drive pool (“B”) is located at 13501 Waters Landing Drive, 301-972-9432.


PLAYGROUNDS

There are playgrounds at both pool facilities as well in several neighborhoods.


TENNIS

Tennis courts are available during daylight hours. When other players are waiting, play is limited to 1 hour for singles, 1-1/2 hours for doubles.


WATERS LANDING LOCAL PARK

Waters Landing park is located at 13701 Waters Landing Drive, near the intersection of Waters Landing Drive & Crystal Rock Drive. There is a playground, tennis courts, basketball court, and soccer field. Waters Landing Local Park is under the jurisdiction of Montgomery County Parks. You must contact the County with questions or to reserve the picnic shelter. You can call Montgomery County at 311 with questions.


MAILBOX KEYS

Please contact the Germantown Post Office, located at 12774 Wisteria Drive, Germantown MD 20874 or at 301-428-0460.


STREET LIGHTS

Street lights are owned and maintained by Potomac Edison. Street light issues, including a street light that is out, can be reported to Potomac Edison at 1-800-686-0011.


UTILITIES

Utilities such as water, electric, gas, cable and telephone are private property and are the responsibility of each unit owner. Listed below are a few common utility companies; however, you should confirm for your own property.

Water WSSC (Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission) 1-800-634-8400

Electric Potomac Edison 1-800-686-0011

Gas Washington Gas 1-844-927-4427


This information is current as of the date of this letter, but is subject to change. Policy changes are announced via direct mail, email, or website, so it is important that you read all correspondence from the Association.


Once again, we welcome you to the community and wish you the best of luck and much happiness in your new Waters Landing home. Your participation in the affairs of your Community is always encouraged and welcomed. Please call with any questions or comments. 


Sincerely,

Kristin Czarick, Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA®), 

Association Management Specialist (AMS®)

General Manager

Waters Landing Associations, Inc. 

Association Management

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

PRESIDENT

Chet Walker


VICE-PRESIDENT

John Sheridan


SECRETARY

Joe Parreco


TREASURER

Jennifer Jones


AT-LARGE

Lee Callicutt

ASSOCIATION STAFF

GENERAL MANAGER

Kristin Czarick 

Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA®)

Association Management Specialist (AMS®)



EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT TO THE GENERAL MANAGER

Shelia Jenkins-Diaz



COVENANTS ASSISTANT

Dean Spear

FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

First Service Residential

301-495-6645