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Community Yard Sale - 10/2/21
Posted on Sep 19th, 2021 Comments (0)
 
We will hold a neighborhood yard sale on Saturday, October 2nd from 8am-1pm.  Neighbors are welcome to offer a sale at other times as they see fit, but the sign in front of the neighborhood will indicate this time. 
Annual Board Meeting
Posted on Sep 2nd, 2021 Comments (0)
 
Our Annual Board Meeting will be held Monday, October 25.  NOTE THE INCORRECT DATE IN THE LETTER- it will be held 10/25.  Call for nominations: Please fill out an application if you would consider being a board member.  The meeting info and nomination form are attached below.
 
HASS Summer Swim Lessons @ SJVN Pool!
Posted on Jun 14th, 2021 Comments (0)
Hagerstown Area Summer Swimming (HASS) uses our pool to teach swimming lessons this summer.  Sign your little one up today to help them become a more confident swimmer. 
 
SJVN Community Yard Sale
Posted on Jun 9th, 2021 Comments (0)
 
Our annual community yard sale will be held on Saturday, June 12.  It will be advertised as 8am - 1pm.  However, individual homeowners can hold personal sales at the hours of their choosing.  The sign will be posted in front of our main neighborhood entrance; consider also posting your personal photos on a Facebook yard sale site to increase traffic. 
2021 Pool Hours
Posted on Jun 2nd, 2021 Comments (0)
Here are the pool hours for the 2021 season. 
 
While WCPS is still in session (today through Monday, 6/7):
  • Mon-Th: 3pm to 8pm
  • Fri: 3pm to 9:30
  • Sat: 11am to 9:30
  • Sun: 11am to 8
After Monday 6/7, the last day of school (starting 6/8):
  • Mon - Thurs 11am - 8pm
  • Fri - Sat 11am - 9:30
  • Sunday - 11 to 8
  • Holidays - 11 to 9:30
Pool opens next weekend!
Posted on May 21st, 2021 Comments (0)
Our pool will open on Saturday, May 29.  Make sure that you have submitted your documentation to be eligible to enjoy the pool this summer.   Our Pool Info Page has the documentation and instructions necessary for submitting your application.
Easter Egg Hunt
Posted on Apr 1st, 2021 Comments (0)
 
SJVN HOA is hosting an Easter Egg Hunt. It will be held Saturday, April 3rd, at the Common Area by the pool.
 
**Ages 2 and under 10-10:20 am
**Ages 3-5 10:40-11:10
**Ages 6-8 11:20-11:50
**Ages 9 thru 5th grade 12-12:30
 
Participation is at your own risk.  Due to the COVID guidelines we ask that everyone tries to social distance as much as possible and follows the times as listed for the appropriate age group.  It is an outside event and families are encouraged to bring masks.  Thank you for your cooperation.
Spring 2021 Newsletter
Posted on Apr 1st, 2021 Comments (0)
 
Attached below is the Spring 2021 Newsletter.  Read more to find out what's happening in our community, as well as some reminders about home and neighborhood upkeep. 
 
Special November Board Meeting
Posted on Nov 22nd, 2020 Comments (0)
 
Dear St. James Village North Residents,

We will be having a Special Meeting on Monday, November 30, 2020 with the sole purpose of discussing and adopting the budget for 2022. See attachment for contact meeting contact information.

Thank you,
Gil Slacum
Community Manager
On behalf of the Board of Directors
 
 
November Board Meeting
Posted on Nov 12th, 2020 Comments (0)
The St. James Village Board of Directors meeting will be Monday, November 16, 2020 at 6:30PM. The Board meeting will be conducted virtually with members given the option to participate remotely. If you would like to participate, please email me no later than Monday, November 16, 2020 at 12 noon with your name, address, and any concerns or questions you would like to be addressed. I will provide you the call-in details in a return email.
 
-Message from Gil Slacum, Property Manager
gilbert.slacum@pmpbiz.com
Welcome our New Board Members
Posted on Nov 1st, 2020 Comments (0)
The St. James Village North community elected its new Board of Directors for the 2020-21 year.  The votes were cast at the annual meeting in October, during a virtual meeting.   The following individuals were elected (positions in parentheses):
  • Mary Freeman, President
  • Heather Hall, Vice President
  • Kim Runfola, Secretary
  • Matthew Dawson, Treasurer
  • Megan Rider, Member at Large
Thanks to these individuals for volunteering for our community.  Each will serve a 12-month term through October 2021. 
SJVN Annual HOA Board Meeting
Posted on Oct 12th, 2020 Comments (0)
St. James Village North Annual Meeting- ONLINE
 
 
URL: https://zoom.us/j/91324870987?pwd=VkNxUTdSSFdRdVVjRmw2NmVxU2pOZz09
Meeting ID: 913 2487 0987
Passcode: 520922

The 2020 Annual Meeting of St. James Village North Homeowners Association, Inc. will be held on Monday, October 19, 2020 via Zoom at 6:30 p.m.

The purpose of this meeting will be to elect five (5) representatives to the Association's Board of Directors.

Please be aware two (2) nominations were received by the deadline, however, nominations will be accepted from the floor at the meeting. Nominees must be present at the meeting in order to accept nomination. The meeting will open from 5:00-5:30 p.m. on Monday October 19, 2020 so that the floor can be open for nominations. During this time voting will be paused and any additional nominations received will be added to the ballot. Once completed the ballot will reopen and give members the opportunity to change their votes if inclined. Voting will then close at 6:30 p.m.

Members who have email addresses on file will receive the meeting materials electronically from EZVote. On Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. a formal meeting notice was sent to the homeowners with email addresses on file. The message will come from EZVote. Please do not delete the email as it is not SPAM. This system will be used to vote electronically. Voting is secret.

You also received a letter in the mail, however, we wanted to make sure that homeowners were aware of the EZVote email prior to it being sent out.

The Board of Directors has reviewed the projected expenses and estimated the needed funds for 2022. The approved draft budget proposes an increase in assessments for 2022 in the amount of $10.00 per unit per month.

The last assessment increase was in 2011 or 11 years from when 2022 will arrive. The purpose of the increase is to meet the projected expenditures which have increased due to inflation over the past 11 years. The increase will also be used to fund the association reserves which are currently underfunded per the 2019 reserve study recommendations and show no signs of improving without an assessment increase. These reserve funds are crucial for the maintenance and replacement of community amenities such as the pool, clubhouse, and playgrounds.

Should you have any questions regarding the budget, we ask that you please submit them in writing to the address noted on this letter or via email to gilbert.slacum@pmpbiz.com.

The approved draft 2022 operating budget will be discussed at the October19th Annual Meeting and, if there are no changes, adopted by the Board at their November 16th meeting. If the proposed budget is ratified by the Board of Directors on November 16, 2020, this will serve as your official notice of your 2021-2022 assessments. If there is a change to the proposed 2021-2022 assessment, you will be sent another notice.

We welcome and encourage your attendance, and invite your specific comments and suggestions. Should you have any questions concerning this meeting, please feel free to contact me at 301-694-6900, extension 1033.

Sincerely,

Gil Slacum
Community Manager
gilbert.slacum@pmpbiz.com

On behalf of the Board of Directors
SJVN Trick or Treat
Posted on Oct 12th, 2020 Comments (0)
Trick Or Treat 2020
Saturday, 10/31 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM
 
Trick or Treating in St. James Village North will be Saturday, Oct. 31st from 6-8pm. If residents wish to participate, that is an individual choice that each owner must make. We urge that all residents stay safe and do not put their families in dangerous situations within the community.

Masks are still required under Governor's mandate if you will be closer than 6 feet from people outside of your family. We encourage homeowners who are passing out candy to sit outside, at the end of the driveway and adults place candy in child's bucket/basket/bag in order to minimize multiple contact for kids. This also eliminates multiple kids ringing doorbells and potentially passing germs.

IF we have a large increase in numbers and mandates change such as being back at stay at home orders, we don't want the kids to miss out the holiday. We'd like the neighborhood to have a reverse trick or treating. Which means kids would be home in their driveways and adults would put together candy/gift bags and drive around and toss them to the kids similar to what we did for the Easter Bunny. And just as with traditional trick or treating, participation would be OPTIONAL.

Thanks and be safe,

Gil Slacum
Community Manager
On behalf of the Board of Directors
POOL HOURS IN SEPTEMBER
Posted on Sep 4th, 2020 Comments (0)
Remaining dates and times before we close
 
Our pool will be open for a couple more weeks, mainly on weekends. Check out the schedule and enjoy those last days of summer!
  • 9/5- Saturday 11-930pm
  • 9/6- Sunday 11-8pm
  • 9/7- Labor Day 11-9:30pm
  • 9/12 Saturday 11-930pm
  • 9/13- Sunday 11-8pm
  • 9/19 - Saturday 11-930pm
  • 9/20- Sunday11-8pm
SJVN POOL OPENING INFO
Posted on Jun 30th, 2020 Comments (0)

 
Our pool opens July 1, at 11am!  Please make sure you follow these guidelines:
  • Everyone should have received a few emails from Gil at PMP recently.  Below, they are linked as docs, as are the attachments.  Please review each document and follow up as appropriate!  Remember, Gil and our HOA Board worked like crazy to get our pool open, facing myriad maintenance issues with which our community was dealt.  These policies allow us to open during a global pandemic, with teenagers making close to minimum wage as our gatekeepers.  Please share your concerns and frustrations with PMP, NOT the lifeguards who have no skin in the game. 
  • 2020 pool reopening instructions and restrictions
  • 2020 waiver for pool entry
  • 2020 make payments online if behind on your dues (keep in mind this is not immediate and lifeguards don't have computers that automatically update your status). 
 
 
Hagerstown Area Summer Swimming
Posted on Jun 19th, 2020 Comments (0)
 
Sign up today for Hagerstown Area Summer Swimming (HASS).  HASS offers swimming teams at local pools, and swim meets between the local teams.  Swimming lessons are provided as a separate option for budding swimmers.  If interested, download, complete and submit the file the application
SJVN Pool Update
Posted on Jun 19th, 2020 Comments (0)
Please read the message below from Gil, on behalf of our BoD. Progress is being made as the board, PMP and American Pools all work together so we can enjoy the pool later this summer. 
SJVN Community Yard Sale
Posted on Jun 2nd, 2020 Comments (0)
 
We will hold a community yard sale on Saturday, 6/6.  Put out your items if you wish to participate. 
 
Here's what the newspaper ad will state:
Community wide Yard Sale
  • Multi-family participation
  • June 6, 2020
  • 8AM – 2PM
May Board Meeting
Posted on May 13th, 2020 Comments (0)
Our May HOA board meeting will be held online.  Below is more information from Gil, our Community Manager from PMP.  Reach out to Gil if you wish to attend or share any concerns/suggestions.
 
St. James Village Homeowners,

Due to the stay at home orders in place from the Governor of Maryland, the St. James Village Board of Directors meeting will be Monday, May 18, 2020 at 6:30PM. The Board meeting will be conducted virtually with members given the option to participate remotely. If you would like to participate, and don’t have an email,  please call me no later than Friday, May 15, 2020 at 12 noon with your name, address, and any concerns or questions you would like to be addressed.

Thank you! Stay safe and healthy,

Gil Slacum
Community Manager
301-732-6372
 
2020 Pool Application
Posted on Apr 18th, 2020 Comments (0)
 
 A fillable Pool Application is linked here.  Fill it out and submit it, following the instructions in the application. 
 
 Note- the pool's opening may be impacted by COVID-19.  Tentative dates are listed in the application.
COVID-19 UPDATE
Posted on Mar 24th, 2020 Comments (0)
An update from our HOA Board regarding Coronavirus and community safety:
 
Effective immediately, all meetings of the Association Board of Directors, Committees, and Annual Meetings are postponed until further notice.  Due to COVID-19 concerns, when you are on the common areas, the Association recommends that everyone strictly follow the CDC, Surgeon General’s and Department of Health guidance for social distancing and avoiding touching any surfaces, such as benches and playgrounds.  If the Associations have outdoor amenities, such as tot lots/playgrounds, they have not been and will not be cleaned for COVID-19 at this time.  We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.
BOARD MEETING CANCELED
Posted on Mar 13th, 2020 Comments (0)
Due to the Coronavirus, he March 16 Board meeting is canceled.  Future announcements about the HOA Board meetings and our community will be posted here and on Facebook.
Social Committee Forming - Volunteers Needed!
Posted on Mar 13th, 2020 Comments (0)
 
Calling all volunteers!  We are looking for volunteers who wish to serve on our Social Committee for 2020.  The Easter Egg Hunt and other events are approaching soon, and we need help.  Here are the details:
 
  • We hope to get 3-5 volunteers to serve on the committee this year.
  • Each volunteer can expect a couple of hours per month of potential events or help organizing them, as they are able.
  • Social committee members work alongside the board, and have a budget to spend on community events each year.
  • No specific skills are necessary.  While certain tasks may better suit your skill set, your time is the most important contribution to the committee. 
If you are interested, please complete THIS SURVEY by Thursday, March 19.  A board member or our community manager will reach out afterwards with more information shortly thereafter.  Thanks for your consideration! 
Pool OPEN this weekend!
Posted on Sep 5th, 2019 Comments (0)
 
Our Pool is OPEN this weekend!
Our pool is open Saturday and Sunday! Come enjoy time with friends as the season winds down. This weekend, it will be open:
  • Saturday, from 11am - 9:30pm
  • Sunday, from 11am - 8pm
Ice Cream Social - Date Change
Posted on Aug 26th, 2019 Comments (0)
 
Our Ice Cream Social will now be held on Sunday, 9/1.  (Rain date: 9/2) 
The event will run from 2-4pm at the pool.  Come out and enjoy a sundae with all the fixins!
Our Last Community Yard Sale of 2019!
Posted on Aug 11th, 2019 Comments (0)
Our neighborhood will sponsor a fall community yard sale on Saturday, October 5. This date coincides with the Westfields' neighborhood community yard sale, so we should have a lot of traffic.  We will advertise the event from 8am - 2pm, but feel free to open early or end your sale later.
 
 
Get Ready for Our Luau!
Posted on Aug 1st, 2019 Comments (0)
Our Luau will be held Saturday, August 10.  Residents are invited to show up promptly between 5:00 and 5:15 so they can share a side dish.  Read more about this event and sign up to share a dish.
POLL: Fall Community Yard Sale?
Posted on Jul 20th, 2019 Comments (0)
Share your thoughts!  Let us know if you would participate in a community-driven yard sale.  Vote for your favorite option(s) on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1601970560042900/permalink/2360464150860200/
 
Swimming Lessons Start Soon!
Posted on Jul 10th, 2019 Comments (0)
Swim lessons start next week at our pool!  Grab a registration form from the pool today.  Cost is $45 for 6 sessions, plus a $15 insurance fee (waived if you paid this for the first session).  Sessions held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 - 10:15 am, starting 7/16.
 
 
 
 
Social Committee Events
Posted on Jun 20th, 2019 Comments (0)
We added 5 different events to our SJVN HOA faceboook page.  They are listed as Events, which you can click on and say you're Interested or Going.  Event updates and reminders will then be pushed out to your Facebook account as the event gets closer. 
 
The dates will also be added to this website's calendar.  Here's the rundown of events that are being sponsored by our social committee.  We hope to see you there! 
  • June 22nd: Welcome to Summer!  Hotdogs & Chips from 4 - 6pm
  • July 20th: Oh Yummy, Mummy Mia Pizza Party: Pizza & Hot Dogs from 12 - 2pm
  • August 10th: Sweetest Luau Party of the Summer from 3pm - ??
  • August 31st: Ice Cream Social from 2 - 4pm
  • October 31st: SJVN Neighborhood Trick or Treat from 6 - 8pm
Summer HASS Swim Team/Lessons
Posted on Jun 9th, 2019 Comments (0)
Calling all youth, looking for swim lessons and fun competition!  Join our swim lessons and swim team to become a better swimmer and compete against other communities.  Contact Coach April (on the flyer) for more program details.
 
Summer 2019 Pool Party Application
Posted on May 21st, 2019 Comments (0)
The 2019 Summer Pool Party application is now available!  Our pool is a great place to host a birthday, family or social gathering.  If you are interested in hosting a group, fill out the form that's linked below. 

The instructions for payment and application are in the document. 
 
CLICK HERE to view the application.
Annual Inspection Reminders
Posted on Apr 23rd, 2019 Comments (0)
PMP issued a reminder about our annual inspections that take place this spring. 
 
Pool applications are ready!
Posted on Apr 23rd, 2019 Comments (0)
Our pool applications are now ready.  Click here to access the application on our Pool Info page.  You can submit this electronically this year- Stacey's contact info is listed on the sheet.  PMP advises that you get your paperwork in by May 1 to ensure your pool passes arrive in time for the pool season.