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Important Changes to SOCA Procedures & Rules
Dear Snowden Overlook Residents:
Enclosed are two important changes to SOCA procedures and rules adopted by the SOCA Board at its January 23, 2023 meeting:
Process Procedures and Schedule of Fines
The due process policy was modified primarily to reflect recent changes to Maryland law and to update the schedule of fines. See the policy at SOCA’s page here.
The Board has revised the pool rules for use during the 2023 pool season. Please review the enclosed rules in their entirety. The most important changes are described below. See the rules themselves for details here.
Part 1 – General Rules
Rule 17 – When others are using the pool, lap swimmers do not have priority over other users and are responsible for avoiding collisions.
Rule 18 – Only authorized persons (Lifeguards, CPOs or management) may enter the lifeguard office.
Rule 19 -The driveway entrance may not be used to enter or leave the pool level except for certain handicapped persons or during emergencies, even if the gate is unlocked or open.
Part 2 – Pool Rules when a Lifeguard Must be Present
Rule 6 – When the lifeguard leaves or announces a break, or when CPOs or management closes the pool for any reason, all users must leave the pool completely and promptly. No one may remain even partially in the water in the alcove area or elsewhere.
Clubhouse Closure and Office Updates
January 03, 2023
Dear SOCA residents,
As some of you may already know, due to the recent extensive water damage that has occurred at the Clubhouse, the building will be closed indefinitely. As a result, the office staff will be working remotely. Although we will not be onsite, we will be reachable via e-mail during our regular office hours in order to address any questions or concerns you may have. Should you need to speak with either of us on the phone, we ask that you send us an e-mail indicating your desire to communicate with us in this way, along with your phone number and we will try our best to call you the same day.
Day-To-Day Operations: Christy Wilson – firstname.lastname@example.org
SOCA Events: Christopher Niland – email@example.com
Please take note of the of the following updates:
Sadly, we must reschedule all upcoming events, including our New Year’s Eve celebration. If you have already submitted payment for this or any other January event, your check will be returned to you when the Clubhouse reopens.
We will send out an update on future events at the start of the New Year along with a new calendar. We will also continue to book food trucks and will update you as we book them.
Please email our events coordinator, Christopher Niland, with any event-related questions, concerns or suggestions for off-site SOCA events.
SOCA Day-To-Day Operations:
- Access Devices
Should you need a new or replacement access cards, please be advised that until the Clubhouse is reopened, we will only be issuing access cards for the front gate. There is a charge of $10 for a new card or $15 for a new window strip (checks only made out to SOCA). SOCA only replaces these devices at no cost if they are defective. After your device is activated, we will make arrangements to drop it off with a night guard at the Guardhouse for pickup after 8:00 PM. Please note that you will need to provide your ID to our guard in order to retrieve your device.
- SOCA-Related Questions or Concerns:
Please contact Christy with any SOCA-related questions or concerns and to report any incidents on SOCA Common Areas. Any concerns or issues regarding your home property or the common areas within your condo association are to be directed to a member of your condo association board and/or property manager. This contact information may be found on our website on the drop-down menu after clicking on the “Condos” tab at the top of the page.
- SOCA Assessments/Coupons
Should you have any questions or concerns regarding your SOCA assessments or if you have not received your 2023 Coupon payment booklet, please contact Sue Downey at WPM’s corporate office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We welcome you to Snowden Overlook. Please visit the link below, click on “New Resident Forms”, fill and sign the online fillable forms, and return them to Christy via e-mail at the e-mail address above, along with a copy of your government-issued ID. You will be issued access devices for our front gate for which arrangements will be made for them to be available for pick-up after 8:00 PM at our Guardhouse. Also, as a new resident, you are strongly encouraged to visit the other links on this page as they will provide you with valuable community resources.
Current SOCA Residents: If you are aware of a new resident, please forward them the above instructions.
Please know that, despite not working onsite, we will continue to work diligently in order to be available to address your questions and concerns as promptly and as thoroughly as possible. We thank you for your patience and look forward to coming back to the office as soon as it is safe to do so.
We wish you a healthy and Happy New Year.
Christy Wilson and Christopher Niland
No Clubhouse Rentals
Currently, the Board of Directors is not authorizing any rentals or reservations for rentals. Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact SOCA president, Lou True, at email@example.com.
SOCA Board of Directors