Dec. 4, 2014
Harper's Choice Voice
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Community Support Initiative Meeting - December 8

On Monday, December 8 from 7PM-8PM, the Harper's Choice Community Association will be hosting an inaugural, community-wide, Community Support Initiative meeting at Kahler Hall.


The purpose of the meeting is to bring together residents, merchants, school principals, government officials and other interested and/or affected parties to discuss conditions at our Village Center.


Our Village Center is a vibrant, integral part of our community. Business is good, as evidenced by the lease of the final vacant retail space, bringing the Center to 100 percent occupancy. At the same time, there are also less than desirable activities that are taking place in our Center that require our attention.


While our law enforcement agency has taken an active role in helping to curb undesirable and/or illicit activities in our Center, they cannot do it alone. The same holds true for the property owners (Columbia Association and Kimco Realty), merchants, and your Community Association. We want to talk with you, hear your concerns, and encourage you to be involved in an ongoing, proactive approach to creating a safe and sustainable future for our Village Center.


Please call Susan at 410-730-0770 or email her to let her know if you will be attending.

We look forward to seeing you at Kahler Hall! 

Vendor Registration is Open: Camp Expo 2015
Mark Your Calenders for Camp Expo 2015

Camp Expo, now in its 32nd year, is sponsored by the Harper's Choice Community Association and attracts families from the area looking for summer programs for their children. To encourage families to attend Camp Expo, we will offer special prize drawings throughout the event, including up to three $100 gift cards towards the camp of choice.


Vendor registration is available online. 


Camp Expo will be held on Sunday, January 25 from 2:30PM - 5PM at Kahler Hall.  

Covenant Corner
Proper Storage of Trash and Recycling Bins

We have received several complaints recently about the storage of trash and recycling bins on property in the Village. Take a look at where your cans and bins are located. Are they properly stored? Recycling containers, food scrap bins, and trash cans must be stored out of view from the street and neighboring properties at all times except when placed out for pick up the evening prior to your collection day, as per County Code and the Harper's Choice Village Covenants.


Please do not store any cans/bins in front of the house, on a front porch or in a driveway. If cans are stored beside a home, they should be shielded from view by shrubs or screened with an enclosure previously approved by the Architectural Committee. An Exterior Alteration Application form may be used to apply for approval.  

Upcoming Meetings
Architectural Committee Meetings
Changes made to the exterior of homes in Harper's Choice require the approval of the Village Architectural Committee. The AC meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month at 7:30 PM to review applications. The deadline to submit applications for approval is two weeks prior to the next meeting date. Upcoming meetings are scheduled for:
12/9, 1/13, 1/27.  

Village Board Meetings
The next meeting of the Village Board is scheduled for January 6 at 7PM. Agendas and Meeting Minutes are available on our website.

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Village Manager
Cathy Murphy
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Community Outreach Coordinator

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5440 Old Tucker Row  Columbia, MD 21044  410-730-0770