Updated July 23, 2019
Effective Saturday, June 15, 2019, Howard County’s Department of Public Works’ Bureau of Environmental Services will no longer accept curbside recycling placed out in plastic bags. Items placed out for recycling, should be placed loose in the county assigned recycling bin/cart. Any plastic bagged recyclables will not be collected curbside.
Plastic bags and plastic film foul machinery, getting wrapped around recycling equipment and jamming the screens. Small plastic fragments also become air- and water-borne litter. Due to these factors, our contracted processor will not accept plastic bags. This includes loose and bundled plastic bags. The regional marketplace has contributed to this change.
Residents with County-provided service will be receiving a postcard in the mail alerting them of this change.
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.
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Next Meeting Date:
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
East Columbia Library
6600 Cradlerock Way Columbia MD 21045
June 2019 Board Meeting Minutes Pending
Spring Breeze Annual Quarterly Assessments Remaining:
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:
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 email@example.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:
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.
2018/2019 Howard County School Dates Revised February 19, 2019
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|Kings Contrivance Architectural Guidelines|
|Detailed Recycling List|
|2018 Holiday Trash Slide Schedule|
|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.