Reminder...

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 and are being held virtually while schools and other public facilities remain closed to outside meetings. Meeting information was mailed to all Fernshire owners and is available by email. Meetings in 2021 are scheduled for:
  • January 19, 2021
  • February 17, 2021
  • March 15, 2021
  • April 19, 2021
  • May 17, 2021
  • June 21, 2021
  • July 19, 2021
  • August 16, 2021
  • September 20, 2021
  • October 18, 2021
  • November 15, 2021
  • December 20, 2021
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 service is available by appointment only and may be scheduled online @ www.potomacdisposal.com. Please keep in mind that, by law, Potomac Disposal may not accept all bulk trash. Alternative arrangements must be made for items such as hazardous materials, large appliances, car tires and batteries. Please do not place bulk trash on the common area if you have not first scheduled collection. This is to supplement – not replace – the bulk trash service provided by the City of Gaithersburg. Bulk trash is collected BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Fernshire residents may schedule bulk trash collection via email to BulkPickUp @ gaithersburgmd.gov, by phone @ 301-258-6730 or online @ www.gaithersburgmd.gov/services/recycling-bulk-pick-up.

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 collection day, i.e., collection scheduled for a holiday on Monday will take place on Thursday.
IMPORTANT NOTICE - Roadway Maintenance
The City of Gaithersburg will be performing maintenance of the roadways within the Fernshire Farms community between early May and mid-July. Although no specific dates have been provided, signs will be posted by the City in advance of the work taking place.

Further information can be seen here.

 
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.
 
Information on Snow Operations
The City of Gaithersburg and Montgomery County websites contain helpful information on snow operations, including status updates during snow events. As all streets in Fernshire Farms are “public” and cleared by the City of Gaithersburg, you are encouraged to check the websites regularly for the latest information on snow operations. The City of Gaithersburg also posts updates to Twitter (@GburgMD) and Facebook.
http://www.gaithersburgmd.gov/
http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/snow/
 
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.