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How to be a Good Neighbor

Please take note of these simple reminders which will help sustain and enrich our community:

  • Be kind.
  • Keep your property free of trash, tall grass, and standing/ stagnant water. Pick up trash, maintain your lawn or gardens and never allow pool water or other standing water to become infested with mosquitos. City residents are responsible for cutting and maintaining the grass alleys behind their property. Do not blow grass clippings into the street- it is illegal to do this in Maryland. Trash should be contained in cans with tightly closed lids. This means no loose food/garbage to end up in the street or your neighbor’s yard. These are all health code violations which affect the whole neighborhood.
  • Unlicensed vehicles on city streets (and upaved yard/ grass areas) are a violation which is subject to fines and towing. Report abandoned vehicles to 311.
  • While we all enjoy family gatherings outdoors, it is common decency to keep music levels at a respectable volume. If your neighbors can hear your music, then it’s too loud!
  • The residential speed limit is 25 mph, and even that is too fast when people are walking with children and pets in our community. Since city sidewalks are lacking on many streets, pedestrians are forced to use the road, so drivers need to slow down in our neighborhood.
  • Check on your neighbors, offer assistance when you can, ask for help when you need it, and always be respectful of others.

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