Community News
March, 2021
Upcoming Meeting Dates

2021 SMHOA Board Meetings
3rd Tues. each month @ 7:00-8:30 PM.
Dial-in number (US): (425) 436-6381 Access code: 365233#

All homeowners are welcome to attend meetings. Please join us.
The monthly HOA BOD meetings are being conducted by teleconference. Due to COVID our normal meeting location is closed and to be as careful as we can be, all of our meetings are being conducted by teleconference. You are still welcome to join us. Please check your email before the meeting for instructions on how to join the meeting


Your home is a valuable investment so take pride in your curb appeal. A beautiful home with poor upkeep is aesthetically unappealing. You are responsible for maintaining your residence so that it meets the requirements of our covenants guidelines. Every two years the HOA conducts a community wide covenant inspection. The last inspection was completed in 2019. The next covenant inspection will be conducted this year and is schedule to being no later than May. The biennial inspection will primarily focus on paint/rotten wood, fences, roofs, driveways, landscaping and other covenant violations. If you have a violation, you will be notified by the letter and given time to correct it.  The HOA will inform the community just before the inspection is conducted.  

Are you about to paint your house a different color, replace the roof with a different color shingle, or build a shed or tall playground structure in the backyard or any other type of exterior modification?
Before you break out the power tools or call the contractor, be sure to submit your plans to the HOA Architectural Control Committee.
The committee’s job is to ensure that the size and style of a project, the building materials and the overall appearance fit the association’s design requirements. The architectural control committee looks out for the entire community – including you .
If the Architectural Committee finds issues with your proposed project, we’ll try to work with you to come up with acceptable alternatives. Also, if an approved design changes, let the committee know: submit revised plans as soon as possible. If you are replacing a door for another door that looks just like the original, no approval is required. Replacing anything that looks like what is currently there doesn’t need approval.
If you undertake a building project without the association’s approval, you may have to remove the structure at your own expense. The association has the legal authority to enforce the architectural requirements, so save money and headaches by getting approval before building. You can obtain the property improvement request form on our website. If you have any questions, about an exterior modification, please let us know.  Thank you for partnering with the Architectural Committee to keep your home and our community looking great.
The Communications Committee is always looking for newsletter content. Send your ideas/input to Charles Lasky.

People often ask, “What does our homeowner's association do? What do our dues pay for?” Most of the time, your HOA operates behind the scenes, taking care of all the details that make our neighborhood such a great place to live. Here is a list of some of the things that we coordinated and accomplished in 2020. 

Maintenance and General Improvements:
  • Hired a new landscaper to maintain all of our common green spaces, entrances and memorials. 
  • We maintain approximately 16 acres of green common space
  • Improved drainage issues on common land
  • Reserve fund analysis so that we can better plan expenses and repairs
  • Put up signs to reduce dumping on common land
  • Trimmed and removed HOA owned trees due to disease, ice storms and high winds 

The items we most often see inappropriately placed in blue recycling bins or mixed paper recycling carts, and that we want to remind residents NOT to put in their recycling bin/cart are:
  • Plastic Bags, Plastic Film or Shrink Wrap
  • Hazardous or Toxic Product Containers (such as containers for herbicides, pesticides, insecticides and automotive fluids)
  • Electronics (including computers, keyboards, TV’s, etc.)
  • Styrofoam® or Polystyrene (packing peanuts or foam blocks used to protect items in shipments, or other items marked #6 PS)
  • Home Health Care/Medical Supplies (including needles/syringes, plastic intravenous (IV) fluid bags, plastic respirator and medical equipment tubing, CPAP masks, gloves, etc.)

The Snowdens Mill HOA website at is a great resource for your HOA needs.

  • HOA contact information
  • Property Improvement Request (PIR) application
  • Newsletter Archive
  • Covenant documents
  • and much more
Waking up your lawn can be challenging. Early spring is one of the best times of the year. Here are a few tips for reviving your lawn after the beating it likely took this winter: feed it well, water in the morning, ease into mowing, start fighting weeds, and seed thin spots. Please follow the county guidelines on fertilizing and weed control. The environment belongs to all of us.

Board of Directors:

  • Tracy Shahan, President
  • Earl Gamache, VP
  • Neil Pedersen, Treasurer
  • Becky Meadows, Secretary
  • David Golden
  • Mitiku Kelkay
  • Renu Simon
  • Maqsood Tariq
  • Nikki Miltcetich
  • Ryan Woodlee

Snowdens Mill HOA is managed by:

Community Association, Inc.
15742 Crabbs Branch Way
Rockville, MD 20855

301-258-7711, ext. 140
Useful Telephone Numbers:

For medical and other emergencies, call 911. Following are other useful numbers:

  • County Info/services 240-777-0311
  • PEPCO (Outages) 877-737-2662
  • Miss Utility 800-257-7777
  • Missed Trash/Recycling 240-777-0311
  • Animal Control 240-773-5960
  • Poison Control 800-222-1222
  • Police Non-Emergency 301-279-8000
  • Street Light Outage 240-777-0311
  • Street Tree Damage 240-777-7623