December 13 th   Weekly e-Newsletter for the Village of Harper's Choice.
Reminder: Pizza With Santa, Saturday, December 15th
11AM - 1PM
Kahler Hall, 5440 Old Tucker Row

Pizza with Santa will be held on Sat., December 15th, from 11am - 1pm at Kahler Hall. This holiday tradition is especially for Harper's Choice residents. Space is limited. The event is free, but tickets are required.

Guests will enjoy pizza, face painting,and we will be showing The Polar Express starting at 11:30am in the Ballroom. Bring your camera and enjoy a special family photo opportunity with Santa!

We encourage attendees to bring one, non-perishable food item per ticket to this event. Donations will be given to the Howard County Food Bank.

HCCA & AllSpice Hospitality Present "Create & Taste" Gourmet Grilled Cheese, Artisan Soups & Wine!
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Kahler Hall, 5440 Old Tucker Row, Columbia, MD 21044
Click here to purchase tickets.

Have you considered volunteering your time on behalf of your community? The current two-year terms of office for three Village Board seats expire on April 30, 2019. Village Board members attend one meeting a month where they oversee village finances, advise and take action on such matters as street and house maintenance, and advocate for changes that will benefit Harper's Choice. The nomination period runs from March 1 - March 14, 2019.  Information and nomination petitions will be available at Kahler Hall and for download on our website at on March 1; a maximum 150-word CANDIDATE'S STATEMENT is due at Kahler Hall by 5:00 pm on March 14.  The STATEMENTS may be emailed to, preferably in a MS Word document.  For more information, contact Village Manager Steve Ingley at 410-730-0770 or via email.

HCCA is looking for volunteers to help us count ballots on Election Day, Saturday, April 27 at 3:00 pm at Kahler Hall.  If you are available and would like to assist the Election Monitor Committee with this task, please contact Village Manager Steve Ingley at 410-730-0770 or
Wednesday, December 12, 7:00 pm
3430 Court House Drive, Ellicott City
Howard County Executive Calvin Ball will hold his first Citizens' Budget Hearing for the FY2020 budget cycle. Residents can sign up ONLINE to speak at the hearing by going to .   From the same link, residents will also have the option to provide online budget testimony; however, residents are reminded that internet testimony is considered public information and, as such, is subject to the Maryland Public Information Act.   
Residents who do not wish to signup online will still be able to sign up in person on the night of the public hearing beginning at 6:00 pm. Speakers must signup individually, and one person may not sign up for several testifiers.

Amahl and the Night Visitors

Covenant Corner


BGE was dispatched to the area and found an underground cable fault is causing the outage. These jobs are labor-intensive and the repair order is still in queue to be worked as soon as possible (operating conditions and weather permitting). BGE asks for our continued patience while they get the lights repaired as quickly and safely as possible. They apologize for any inconvenience.

Architectural Committee

On behalf of the Architectural Committee, thank you to all of the residents who have submitted for exterior changes and participated in the covenant process this year. Over 150 applications for changes were reviewed and approved. We appreciate everyone's efforts to maintain and improve their property.  
The AC will resume their regular twice monthly meeting schedule in January. First Quarter 2019 submission deadlines and meeting dates below. 

Submission Deadline           Meeting Date
December 28                          January 8
January 1 1                               January 22
January 25                               February 12
February 15                             February 26
March  1                                   March  12
March 15                                 March 26
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Architectural Committee Meetings

Please check the calendar on our website for the latest meeting dates.
Changes made to the exterior of homes in Harper's Choice require approval of the Village Architectural Committee (AC).
The AC will meet on Tuesday, the 11th at 7:30 PM to review applications. 

The deadline to submit applications for approval is two weeks prior to the next meeting date.
Village Board Meetings

The next meeting of the Village Board is scheduled for January 8th at 7PM. Approved Agendas and Meeting Minutes are/will be available on our website.
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