1. Annual fees September 2013-2014

    The annual fee is $565 for October 1, 2013, through September 30, 2014.

    To avoid late fees and interest, we needed to receive your payment by Octboer 31, 2013.

    You can make payments by check to

    Clary’s Forest Townhouse Assn
    PO Box 221
    Columbia MD 21045

    You can also make payments through your bank’s bill pay service by adding the above name and address as a merchant.

    Payments received after October 31, 2013, will be subject to a $20 late fee, 1% per year interest, and may also be subject to liens, judgments, and legal fees.

  2. Early 2013 newsletter

    Our early 2013 newsletter is available for viewing. Enjoy!

    Also, our year-end financial statement is available to owners. Please consult the message board at our Google group. If you do not have access to the Google group, and you are a unit owner in our development, please send your contact information, including your name and unit address, to clarysforest@gmail.com.

    We wish everyone a wonderful Spring season!

  3. Annual fees September 2012-2013

    The annual fee is $565 for October 1, 2012, through September 30, 2013.

    To avoid late fees and interest, we must have received your payment by October 31, 2012.

    You can make payments by check to

    Clary’s Forest Townhouse Assn
    PO Box 221
    Columbia MD 21045

    You can also make payments through your bank’s online bill pay service by adding the above name and address as a merchant.

    Payments received after October 31, 2012, will incur a $20 late fee and 1% per month interest.

  4. Spring 2012 newsletter

    Please have a look at our Spring 2012 newsletter.

  5. Trash and bulk collections

    Need a reminder about the ins and outs of trash pickup in Howard County? Go to the Howard County trash collection website.

    CFTA pickups are Wednesday for recycle (and compostable yard waste when in season), and Friday for non-recycle household trash. If a major holiday (New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, or Christmas) falls during a trash week, on or before our trash pickup, the pickups SLIDE one day forward. For example, this Thanksgiving week, recycle will be on Wednesday, but non-recycle household trash will be on Saturday. For Monday or Tuesday or Wednesday holidays, recycle and yard trash move to Thursday, and household trash is on Saturday.

    Please remember that trash cannot be moved to the curb until 6pm the night before pickup, and empty barrels should be brought in as soon as possible after collection.

    CFTA used to have a community cleanup in the spring and fall where we would have dumpsters delivered for all to use. The county has STOPPED this practice because they now schedule bulk trash pickups as needed. Please visit the county’s trash collection website and look for the section about bulk trash pickup. You can schedule a pickup on line, or you can call 410-313-6444 .

  6. Water pipes

    Did you know that, as a homeowner in the Clary’s Forest Townhouse community, you have a responsibility for the water pipe that comes to your home starting at the county junction?

    See this document for more information, and consider cleaning out your pipe at regular intervals.

  7. Selling or refinancing?

    If you are selling or refinancing your home, you may need a few things from the Clary’s Forest Townhouse Association (CFTA).

    Sellers may need a copy of our resale packet, which contains our by-laws, financial information, and other information that you may be obligated to provide the new owner. Please contact us at clarysforest@gmail.org. Resale packets are $75; checks should be made out to Clary’s Forest Townhouse Assn and should be mailed to CFTA at PO Box 221, Columbia MD 21045-0221.

    Both sellers and refinancers may need to provide a certificate of insurance. CFTA does not insure individual townhouses. However, we have umbrella coverage and coverage for our common areas and for director and officer fiduciary responsibility. Please contact clarysforest@gmail.com and we will have our insurance broker provide the necessary certificate.

    Whether you are selling or refinancing, please provide us with notice A MINIMUM of two weeks prior to when you think you will need packets or certificates. We are volunteers, and it takes some time to do the necessary behind-the-scenes work to provide these.

    The clarysforest@gmail.com e-mail address is monitored continually, as it forwards to the board’s mobile phone. We generally will provide an initial response within a day, even on holidays and weekends. We can be much more helpful, much more quickly, when you e-mail clarysforest@gmail.com than we can be if you try to call a board member.

    You may address any and all concerns to clarysforest@gmail.com. They do receive immediate consideration.

  8. CFTA September 2011 newsletter

    Please have a look at our September 2011 newsletter.

  9. Info on auto theft

    You might like this information on auto theft.

  10. 2011 Annual Meeting Scheduled For November 8

    The Clary’s Forest Townhouse Association will hold its annual meeting on November 8, 2011, at 7:00 pm. Doors will open at 6:30 pm. The meeting will be held as usual at the Hawthorne Center, 6175 Sunny Spring, Columbia MD 21044.

    The meeting is open to all those who are owners in the community, and will feature updates on the community, a financial report, and open questions from owners to the board.

    We hope you will be able to attend.


We are a 100-residence townhome community in the Clary's Forest neighborhood of the Hickory Ridge Village in the planned community of Columbia, Maryland, in central Maryland roughly halfway between Baltimore, Maryland, and Washington, DC.

You can contact us anytime at clarysforest@gmail.com.

Our owner- and resident-only newsboard is available at tiny.cc/clary.

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