Spring Breeze Community Association

A Community of 131 Townhomes
Early Spring Way & Sea Shadow, Columbia, Maryland 21046

Community Map

Street Map for Directions

Updated April 18, 2019

Recycling Market Update

Many of you have seen news stories and articles about the current challenges we are facing due to changes within the recyclables market. A recent CBS news story featured recycling sorting operators throwing out plastic-bagged material along with other non-recyclable items. As the recycling markets continue to tighten, recycling processors like Waste Management in Elkridge are under pressure to produce a cleaner contamination-free product for the marketplace.
 
Moving forward, we ask you to take a minute to evaluate which items you put in your recycling cart or bin and how you prepare them for collection. The desire to recycle as much as possible is strong in Howard County and unfortunately, it leads to “wishcycling.”

Please keep in mind that items like straws, food contaminated paper and cardboard, candy wrappers and plastic bags, to name a few, may be recyclable elsewhere but are not acceptable in our curbside collection. Contaminated or improper materials cause problems at recycling processors and downgrades the end product.
 
We ask for your support to keep Howard County’s recycling clean and marketable. Please don't use plastic bags, but instead, keep those cans, bottles, paper and cardboard loose in your cart of bin.

 

Yard Trim

Howard County reminds residents to bundle material, or use paper bags and reusable containers for yard trim collection. Collection crew will not pick-up yard trim items in plastic bags, including biodegradable bags or from blue County-provided recycling carts/bins.

 

Howard County Bureau of Environmental Services. Be the first to know!

Sign up for a monthly email of updates, on trash and recycling including holiday changes, shredding events and more.

 

Spring Breeze Information on Twitter

Spring Breeze Tweets

 

Yard Trim Curbside Recycling Resumes on April 2

Contact (email) the SBCA Board of Directors
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click the above link using LIST in the subject line
and include your name and address.

 

2018/2019 Spring Breeze Board of Directors

President: Ron Vance
Vice-President: Chuck Clark
Treasurer: Terry Storms
Secretary: Linda Southworth
Gigi Arnone
Bob Colbert
Anne Johnson
Elizabeth Klunk
Gail Riley

2019 Spring Breeze Operating Budget-Approved

Spring Breeze Board Meetings

Next Meeting Date:

May 7, 2019

7:00 - 8:45 PM

East Columbia Library

Room: Clifton Meeting Room B (w/sink),
6600 Cradlerock Way Columbia MD 21045

February 2019 Board Meeting Minutes-Approved

January 2019 Board Meeting Minutes-Approved

October 2018 Board Meeting Minutes-Approved

September 2018 Board Meeting Minutes-Approved

August, 2018 Board Meeting Minutes-Approved


Springbreeze Newsletters
October 2018

 

Spring Breeze Annual Quarterly Assessments Remaining:

April 1, 2019: $182.25
July 1, 2019: $182.25
October 1, 2019: $182.25

Make an on-line payment

Pay through your on-line Banking Website.

If you prefer to use your bank’s online bill pay service, please use your association’s name as the payee/biller name and be sure to include your account number in the memo or remittance section. Don’t forget to update your payment amount if your assessment rates change. The payee address should be:

Spring Breeze Community Assoc. Inc.
C/o Tidewater Property Management
P.O. Box 533181
Atlanta, GA 30353-3181

It is important to note that this method often results in a physical check being mailed by your bank. If this is the case, your payment will arrive without a remittance coupon which is crucial for speedy processing of payments. Payments received without a remittance coupon must be reviewed before posting which may delay posting several days. Please be sure to allow enough time for mailing and processing so as not to incur late fees. We recommend allowing for 7-10 business days for your payment to post to your account.

Pay by Mail

If mailing a check, please send with a remittance coupon when at all possible. These coupons are printed with scan-line information specific to your account and ensure prompt and accurate posting of your payment. You will receive these either in a coupon booklet prior to the start of your association’s fiscal year, or in statements sent 15-30 days prior to the due date. Please note some associations opt not to send coupon booklets or statements. If your association chooses to not send coupon booklets or monthly statements, the annual budget notice will provide the payment amount and instructions.

If you need replacement remittance coupons for any reason, please email accountingservices@tidewaterproperty.com

If you mail a check without a remittance coupon, please be aware that your payment must be reviewed before posting which may delay posting several days. Please be sure to include your account number and property address on the check and allow enough time for mailing and processing so as not to incur late fees. We recommend allowing for 7-10 business days for your payment to post to your account.

The mailing address for payments is:

Spring Breeze Community Assoc. Inc.
C/o Tidewater Property Management
P.O. Box 533181
Atlanta, GA 30353-3181

Please send only payments to this payment processing address as all other correspondence is destroyed.

The 2019 Budget reflects an increease of 5% in the annual SBCA dues, as voted by the Board.

 

Hose Bib Winter Maintenance
Properly preparing your hose bib involves turning off the water at the shutoff valve, opening the spigot and leaving it open all winter to prevent burst hose bib pipes.
1. Disconnect Hoses from the Hose Bib
Disconnect all the hoses, sprinklers and other water using items from all of the hose bibs prior to the first frost of the winter season.  Make sure those items are completely drained of water and properly stored to prevent damage.
2. Locate the Hose Bib Shutoff Valves
Locate all of the indoor shutoff valves for the hose bibs and turn the handles to the off position.  Each hose bib has its own shutoff valve.
3. Open all the Spigots
Lastly, open all the hose bibs to let the water drain from the water supply lines.  Leave the bibs OPEN during winter to allow any water that may seep into the bib to drain.

 

SBCA Management Services provided by Tidewater Property Management


2018/2019 Howard County School Dates Revised February 19, 2019

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Schedule, Alpha Ridge Landfill

SBCA Community Information

Currently Approved House Colors
Original House Colors (McCormick Paint)
Kings Contrivance Architectural Guidelines
Detailed Recycling List
2018 Holiday Trash Slide Schedule


Spring Breeze Association Governing Documents

Bylaws

 

Howard County Government & Kings Contrivance Association Information

Howard Co. Recycle Information
Howard Co. Bulk Item & Scrap Metal Collection
How to Dispose/Recycle Anything
Howard County Animal Control Website
Howard County Government Phone Directory
Report a Burned out Streetlight

Many homes in Spring Breeze have one or more wood burning fireplaces.  
Proper maintenance will insure their safe operation.  Chimney fires are a real possibility
and such a fire in a house on Sea Shadow in 2016 destroyed the fireplace
but fortunately did no other damage.  Regular cleaning and inspection
of the firebox and chimney are the keys to safe wood burning.
For more information, click HERE.