Charles County Seeking Applicants for Homeowners' Association Dispute Review Board

The Charles County Commissioners are seeking seven County residents to serve on the new Homeowners' Association Dispute Review Board, recently created by the adoption of Bill 2004-05. The Board will hear and resolve disputes between a homeowners' association and a homeowner regarding the covenants or restrictions of the homeowners' association.

The Board membership is to include:

* two residents of self-managed or professionally managed homeowners' associations within the County, which may include members or former members of governing boards;

* one resident involved in housing development and real estate sales;

* two residents who are members of professions associated with common ownership communities (such as attorneys who represent associations, developers, housing management, or tenants), or investor-owners of units in common ownership communities, including at least one person who is a professional community association manager; and

* two residents from the County at-large.

Board members will receive no compensation and serve three-year terms. Of the first members appointed, two will serve 1-year terms, two will serve two-year terms, and three will serve three-year terms.

If you are interested in serving on this board, please contact Linda Rollins, Clerk to the County Commissioners, at voice phone number (301) 645-0554 or (301) 870-3000, ext. 2554, or by e-mail at to obtain an application form. You may also download the form from the County Government web site at: Please indicate on the form the category of membership listed above you represent. Applications are due by Friday, August 19, 2005, at 4:30 p.m.

Remember to complete both sides of the application form, sign it, and mail it to: Linda Rollins, Clerk to the County Commissioners, P.O. Box 2150, La Plata, MD 20646. Please do not attach r?sum?s or certificates to the application. For more information, call Ms. Rollins at one of the above listed numbers.

More information on the Homeowners' Association - Dispute Resolution legislation is available at:

on the County Government web site.

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