Thursday, February 24, 2011

Explore Harford: Bel Air passes mandatory fire sprinkler law; town was lone holdout in Harford

"The town of Bel Air joined the rest of Harford County Tuesday in adopting requirements for fire suppression sprinklers in all new residential construction.

Several members of the Bel Air Volunteer Fire Company attended a public hearing held during the town meeting to rally their support for a sprinkler requirement in the town's building code.

Ordinance No. 739-11, which amends the International Building Code to include requirements for the installation of sprinkler systems into all new single and double family dwelling construction, was approved 4-1 by the Board of Town Commissioners..."

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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Baltimore Sun: Living alongside a foreclosed home? Here's a stop-gap measure to keep pipes from bursting

"Barbara in Baltimore County owns a condo directly underneath one working its way through foreclosure. Last winter, after the borrower in default moved out, the pipes froze, burst and flooded several other units, she says -- one so badly that the owner had to live elsewhere for months. (Barbara's unit was damaged, too, but only a small part of it.)

When the pipes burst, the bank hadn't yet taken the property back. "It never dawned on me it would go into another winter," she said. But lo, as the temperatures began to drop in October, the condo was still in not-quite-foreclosed limbo.

The solution to avoiding a repeat performance seemed obvious: Get the heat turned back on. But that was much easier said than done..."

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Friday, February 4, 2011

ACM Partners with the Columbia Association to Create Group Page on www.acmhome.com

American Community Management has started a partnership with the Columbia Association (CA). CA is the master association for the Columbia area committed to enhancing the lives of its residents by providing a wide variety of recreational, cultural and community services. ACM has a substantial presence in Columbia and the surrounding areas.

ACM launched a group page on our community portal website, www.acmhome.com, solely dedicated to CA on February 4, 2011. As soon as ACM association residents living in Columbia have registered to use the website, they will automatically have access to this interactive and informational page about CA, the CA Villages and how to become more involved. By creating this group and working with one another, American Community Management and the Columbia Association have facilitated another avenue of communication for residents that will continue to enrich the lifestyle both organizations aim to provide.