Olde Mill Village Crier

Published monthly by the
Village of Olde Mill Community Association
P.O.  Box 366, Millersville, MD 21108
Email: crier@vomca.org
Articles are due by the 21st of preceding month.

VOMCA Meeting
   Wed., April 1, 7 p.m., Old Mill High
Village of Olde Mill Crier

Volume 39,  Number  4  / April 2009

President’s Message
   Sidewalk repairs have started. This program is the result of a grant that VOMCA received from the State of Maryland. I thank Sarah Hakulin and Rick Behringer for once again taking on this project.
   This effort is a very time-consuming process to get the grant request in and meet with the contractor. I would like to let everyone know that individuals representing VOMCA and the contractor looked throughout the community and determined what sidewalks most needed repairs. The priority was placed on fixing tripping hazards that could cause injury.
   Those who read the Crier knew and sent in emails to ask us to look at their sidewalks, and this was done. I am getting emails now from individuals requesting their sidewalks also be repaired, but this grant has already been allocated. If anyone would like VOMCA to look at their walkways in the future, please send an email to board@vomca.org. This process is done a couple months in advance before the sidewalk repairs begin. Please keep an eye on the Village Crier for word of the next grant.
   Welcome to Barbara Radolec on board with the Olde Mill Swim Club. Barbara will be taking over the Treasurer position at the swim club for the 2009 season. I have heard a lot of positive feedback in the community about Barbara’s past work in the community and at the pool. I thank Dana Lawler for her time as Treasurer with the Olde Mill Swim Club. The Treasurer position at the pool is a demanding job which requires more time than any other position in VOMCA or the OMSC.
   Remember that the Olde Mill Swim Club 2009 membership renewals have been sent out. Don’t forget to get yours mailed in. The cost has increased only $10.00 for the coming season.
   There has been no news regarding the proposed development of the Wade property. We are waiting for the plans to be officially sent to the County for their feedback and approval. I have been in contact with Ed Middlebrooks, our county councilman, and hope to meet with him and discuss the issues that the community has sent to me.
   Please remember that there will be a VOMCA general meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 1, at Old Mill Senior High School. Your attendance is needed and appreciated.
Tom Stag, President

Easter Egg Event Coming April 4
   The annual Easter Egg Event will be held on Saturday, April 4, at 1:00 p.m. at Barlowe Field. Rain date is April 5. There will be games, prizes, an Easter egg hunt, and a visit from the Easter Bunny. Pre-register your child by calling 410-987-1239, to allow us to plan better.

Shred-A-Rama III Set for May 16
   Sponsored by the Anne Arundel County Police Community Relations Council, the event known as Shred-A-Rama returns for the third year on Saturday, May 16. A special truck with heavy-duty shredding equipment will be in Millersville from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. that day.
   The truck will be located in the back lot of the County Police Headquarters building at 8495 Veterans Highway in Millersville. Any resident of Anne Arundel County can bring up to four file boxes of personal documents and watch them be shredded. Old paper tax records, medical records (no X-ray films), and financial documents are ideal. Please remove documents from metal binders and remove any metal clips. Boxes must be taken away by residents.
   Vehicles onlyno walkups. First come, first served. Event is held rain or shine. No charge, but donations are greatly appreciated.

Lock Your Cars
   There have been some recent reports of cars being broken into in the Williamstowne and Gartlemill areas of Olde Mill. Residents should call 911 immediately to report such activity so that the police have information to apprehend those who violate our privacy and property. Reports allow the police to create a profile of their mode of operation and facilitate their capture.

Old Mill High School Needs Volunteers
   The Citizen Advisory Committee to the Board of Education needs volunteers to represent Old Mill. If you would be interested in serving on Old Mill High School’s Citizen Advisory Council, please call Principal Sheila Hill at 410-969-9010 (x212).

The Benefits of Membership
   There are 1,300 families in this community and we have just now reached 100 families as members of VOMCA. The recent repair of Olde Mill sidewalks is one example of what your association can do for you. Without an active association, we could not apply for the State Transportation Grant that funds this. Living in the noise abatement zone near the airport, we are fortunate that we can occasionally qualify for this money.
   Sidewalk repair is the responsibility of the homeowner. There is no “homeowner matching county funds program” anymore. Homeowner associations that have mandatory fees may provide funds for repair, but with our totally volunteer association, Olde Mill cannot underwrite these repairs. For this reason, we need residents to support the Village of Olde Mill Community Association, so that we can continue to qualify for grants and pay the application fees, as well as be solvent enough to pay taxes on Barlowe Field and cover other community expenses.
   Visit www.vomca.org for membership forms or to pay your dues via Paypal.

Swim Club Still Has Memberships Available
   Our Olde Mill Swim Club needs your support to continue operating for your enjoyment. Spend your leisure hours this summer at the pool and have a vacation every day. Remember to join today. Members should have received their packets in the mail by now. Information for new members on joining the pool can be picked up at the pool or go to www.vomca.org and click on “Swim Club.” You can also call 410-987-7890 for information.


2009 VOMCA Membership


Meetings are the FIRST Wednesday of each month at Old Mill High School
and June to September at the Pool

TO JOIN, complete this form, or visit the WEB site www.vomca.org and join using PayPal.  Please print the names of all members of your household who are 18 years or older, and mail it with one check for $15.00, payable to: Village of Olde Mill Community Association (VOMCA), P.O. Box 366, Millersville, MD. 21108.  Membership card(s) will be mailed to you. 

Names of Adults in Household______________________________________________


Street Address: _________________________________________________________

Phone Number:_________________________________________ Unlisted?_______

Email: ___________________________ Occasional Volunteering?:  Yes___ No___

Occasional one-time projects at the pool and Barlowe Field come up.  If you can volunteer please email www.board@vomca.com. Note:  The Village Crier is now electronic; you can read it by going to the VOMCA website or signing up for email delivery there: www.vomca.org.






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