Appearances

Over the past year there has been an increase in the number of homeowner violations. Keeping up appearances, in regards to your home, will go a long way in keeping Whittier beautiful.

  • The HOA has to spend your homeowner’s dues towards removing bulk trash/litter when residents dump these items on common property. This problem results in high costs to the Whittier Community Association. If you need to dispose of large items, the City collects bulk trash two times a year in April and August. Whittier’s next bulk pickup is scheduled for April 4-7, 2005. For further information call 301-694-1848. You can also take bulk items to the Frederick County landfill located at 9031 Reichs Ford Rd. (exit 55 off of Rt. 70 East). The landfill is open Monday-Saturday.
  • Compare your homes shutter color to your front door color. Please be sure that they match and that both are painted the original Ausherman approved color. It has been particularly noticeable the number of town homes that have badly faded shutters/front doors and or front doors that have been painted while the shutters on their homes were left unpainted. Painting your front door and shutters at the same time will prevent this problem. You can contact Vanguard Management at 301-253-5052 (local call) who will forward any requests to the townhouse committee for assistance.
  • Residents are reminded that regular lawn maintenance is required in Whittier. Please weed, feed and mow on a regular basis and don’t forget to include the grassy strips that are between the common sidewalk area and the curb directly in front of your home within your property boundaries.
  • All residents are reminded that if you have a fence you must trim/mow the grass directly on the OUTSIDE of your fence as well as the inside of your fence. It is a maintenance violation to leave grass to grow under your fence.
  • Front yards are not to be used as storage areas. Please be respectful of your neighbors by putting all children’s bikes, scooters, skateboards, and large toys away each night. Residents are reminded of the City of Frederick Ordinance to never obstruct the “right of way” on the common sidewalks.
  • Items left on HOA property will be confiscated and discarded.
  • Changing car oil in Whittier’s parking lot is prohibited.
  • Any nuisance howling/barking dog anytime of the day or night falls under the Frederick County noise ordinance. Call Animal Control at 301-694-1546
  • Keep trash in its place. This includes cigarette butts. Please be courteous and pick up your litter.
  • Neighborhood watch works! Please keep an eye out on anything suspicious activity or if you witness vandalism call the police. Look out for your neighbors and they will look out for you!
  • Be respectful of parking your vehicles. Parking spaces are at a premium in the town home and condo sections of Whittier. If you have a garage or driveway-use it before parking in visitor parking. Double parking is not allowed. Ever!
  • All trashcans and recycling bins must be stored out of public view.
  • If you believe there is a violation, you can report it in writing (by mail or email) to the management company. You can report something anonymously but it must be in writing. You can email the community manager Nancy Keen, who is an employee of Vanguard Management at nancy@vanguardmgt.com.  The management company also notes obvious violations.