PLEASE NOTE! Architectural applications must be submitted to Vanguard Management at least ten days in advance of a regularly scheduled meeting to allow time for processing and forwarding to the committee. Incomplete applications cannot be considered and will be returned to the submitter.

Suspicious Activity

Fernshire Farms residents are encouraged to report any suspicious activity to police by calling either “911” or the County Police non-emergency number, 301-279-8000.

Board Meetings

Meetings are held on the 3rd Monday of each month unless otherwise noted. Meetings begin at 7:30 pm at Ridgeview Middle School Media Center, 16600 Raven Rock Dr., Gaithersburg MD 20878. Remaining meetings in 2017 are scheduled for:
  • December 13, 2016
  • January 17, 2017 (rescheduled from 1/16/17)
  • February 13, 2017 (rescheduled from 2/20/17)
  • March 20, 2017
  • April 19, 2017
  • May 15, 2017
  • June 19, 2017
  • July 17, 2017
  • August 2017 – No meeting
  • September 18, 2017
  • October 16, 2017
  • November 20, 2017
  • December 18, 2017
Community Improvement Project! The Board of Directors recently approved a proposal to re-surface the community tennis courts. Work will begin on Thursday, September 28th and is expected to be completed by Wednesday, October 4th (weather permitting). The tennis courts will be locked while this work is in progress.
Good News for Fernshire Farms Residents! The Association’s contract for trash removal services from Potomac Disposal includes the collection of bulk trash from each home twice annually at no charge. This is to supplement – not replace – the bulk trash service provided by the City of Gaithersburg on the first Friday of each month. This service is by appointment only – please do not place bulk trash out on trash days (Monday and Thursday) without having first contacted Potomac Disposal directly at 301-294-9700. Please keep in mind that by law, Potomac Disposal may not accept all bulk trash; alternative arrangements should be made for such items as hazardous materials, car tires and batteries, construction materials, etc.

POTOMAC DISPOSAL WILL PICK UP ON EVERY HOLIDAY EXCEPT CHRISTMAS DAY (December 25th) AND NEW YEARS DAY (January 1st). Collections scheduled on either Christmas Day or New Years Day will occur on the following business day.
How to make your assessment payment
Homeowners may make their assessment payment in a variety of ways including by mail, E-check, credit card and direct debit. Visit Vanguard Management's website for information and instructions on how to make your assessment payment.

Please note that Vanguard Management Associates, Inc. does not monitor third-party websites, does not endorse and is not responsible for the content, security or products and services offered on other websites.
Montgomery County Announces New Online Tool
Montgomery County officials today announced the launch of a new, online tool that will make it easier for residents to decide when to safely venture out following a snowstorm. The map tool will show the progress of snow plows throughout the County and indicate when emergency roads, primary neighborhood streets and neighborhood streets have been cleared. A zoom feature allows residents to focus on the plow status of their immediate neighborhood and surrounding streets and then zoom out to check on an entire trip route.
The Homeowners Association
When you purchase a home at Fernshire Farms, you automatically became a member of the Fernshire Farms Homeowners Association, which was established through the creation of the Declaration of Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions (Declaration) and the By Laws. These "legal documents" were filed with the State and local government prior to beginning development.

The Declaration is a document that is filed in the Land Records and "runs with the land" meaning that all deeds for all lots at Fernshire Farms are “subject to” the provisions of this document. The Declaration spells out the requirements for budgeting, collection of assessments, the architectural control process and other “use restrictions” for the community.

The By Laws are an associated document that is largely administrative in nature and establishes criteria for meetings, elections, voting, etc..

Maryland law requires the seller of a home that is part of a homeowners association to provide the purchaser with specific information as a “disclosure package” at the time that the contract of purchase is made. Therefore, everyone should have been provided with a great deal of information, including the governing documents, rules & regulations, etc. Everyone is encouraged to read these documents carefully. Feel free to contact Vanguard Management with any questions. By heeding the provisions of these documents, the community will remain a nice place for everyone.