Riverbend Estates Neighborhood Association Serving 231 homes in Fort Washington, Maryland


 

Monthly Meetings

  • Nov. 17, 2014

 

Board Meetings
(Open to all)

Meetings at at 7:00 pm at the Fort Foote Recreation Center

 

RENA MEETING
Monday, November 17, 2014 AT 7:00 PM
FORT FOOTE RECREATION BUILDING

Representatives For & From

THE PETERSON COMPANIES!
What now….National Harbor?

What does the future “look like” for National Harbor and other properties in South County?

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
Holiday Pot Luck Social & Toys for Tots Event
DECEMBER 7, 2014
5 PM to 7:30 PM


Emergencies…Call 911


Non-Emergencies…Call (301)352-1200


County Services, Complaints, Questions…Dial 311 or Use County Click

 Fallen Trees

If you have a fallen tree blocking a roadway, please phone 311 or notify County Click.

Will insurance cover damage from fallen trees and removal of fallen trees?

According to the Maryland Insurance Administration web page "If a Tree Falls on Your Property":

At one time or another, just about every homeowner or someone the homeowner knows has had a tree fall due to wind, a storm or winter weather. The question that everyone wants to know is, “Will my homeowners insurance pay for the damage?”

The answer is that it depends on the terms of your policy. Each homeowner should look at their homeowners policy or talk with a representative from their insurance company to find out what the policy specifically covers and doesn’t cover. Homeowners should also be sure to know what the policy deductible is, and any dollar limits on the amount of damage the policy will cover. Although the terms of your actual policy will determine if the damage you have incurred is covered, generally many homeowners policies will:

  • provide coverage for damage to your home and the contents of your home if a tree (even if it is your neighbor’s tree) falls on your home or other insured structure, such as a fence or a detached garage . . .

Removal and Disposal of Tree Debris

The recent storms have raised many questions about tree damage, tree debris and removal of all that debris.

  • If the tree is down within the public right-of-way, we should call 311 and report the location so the county can clear the right-of-way.
  • If the downed tree is within the public right-of-way (county curb box) and is a county tree, call 311 and report the location and the county (probably DPW&T) will remove the tree.
  • If the tree is on private property, it is the responsibility of the property owner to remove it (whether it is your tree or not) and dispose of it.

Now, HOW to dispose of it is the major issue! Please do NOT dump it on another property owner.

The county does NOT accept logs at any facility. Therefore, the private contractor should ensure the debris can be picked up by the yard waste collection our community has on Wednesdays. That means:

  • Yard trim must be placed in heavy-duty paper bags or re-usable trash cans with handles and a secure lid.  Cardboard boxes are not acceptable containers Cans must be clearly marked YARD WASTE / YARD TRIM for collection.
  • Limbs collected curbside must not exceed four (4) feet in length and three (3) inches in diameter and must be securely tied in bundles. Bundles of limbs and bags of dry grass and leaves must weigh less than 60 pounds. Wet grass and leaves must weigh less than 25 pounds.

As far as logs are concerned, the county’s Yard Waste Composting Facility, Yard Waste Collection Section, the Brown Station Road Landfill site all provided the same information. Logs should be taken by the private contractor to a site that splits them and then sells them for fire wood.

If anyone has any further information which they can share, please send it to RENABoard@gmail.com. We want to be as accurate as we can be and to provide the best information we can to the community.


Join RENA or Renew Your Membership

Riverbend Estates Neighborhood Association provides a forum to discuss issues affecting the community and its residents and to act as a collective voice for its members. You are invited to join or renew for the 2014/2015season. The annual membership fee is $25 per household and can now be paid with PayPal or Credit Card.

If you had rather pay with check, money order or cash, see Membership Info and Form.


Public Transportation in Prince George's County

Prince George's County has many options for public transportation:

  • Metrobus
  • Metrorail
  • MetroAcess - MetroAccess is a shared ride transportation service for people who are unable to use fixed-route public transit due to disability. "Shared ride" means that multiple passengers may ride together in the same vehicle. The service provides daily trips throughout the Washington Metropolitan region, including the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia. Rides are offered in the same service areas and during the same hours of operation as Metrorail and Metrobus.
  • TheBus - Bus service within Prince George's Couny. Senior and disabled customers ride TheBus for FREE.
  • Call-A-Bus  - Call-A-Bus is a demand response curb-to-curb service. Service is available to all residents of Prince George’s County who are not served by or cannot use existing bus or rail services. However, priority is given to senior and disabled persons.
  • Park and Ride - Prince George's County has 15 free park and ride fringe parking lots conveniently located throughout the County.
  • Commuter Connection - Prince George's County Commuter Connections is a free carpool/vanpool match service available to persons living and/or working in the County.
  • Central Maryland Regional Transit - Central Maryland Regional Transit (CMRT)  a general public transportation service providing fixed route service in the greater Laurel area.
  • Call-A-Cab - Call-A-Cab is a transportation assistance program that provides mobility at a reduced cost for senior (age 60 and over) and/or disabled County residents.
  • MARC - MARC is a 187-mile commuter rail system that provides daily service through Prince George's County to Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

Community Notes and Reminders

  • There will be NO leaf vaccuming by the county. Please bag your leaves and set them out for yard waste collection on Wednesdays
  • Sewer overflows are a problem. Please can the grease.
  • In snow emergenices, please park in your driveway if possible. This makes the county snow plow/snow removal easier and more efficient. It also reduces the possibility of being plowed in and hit by a sliding vehicle. If, however, you are unable to park in a driveway, the county code states that all vehicles should "...park on the even-numbered side of the street until the odd-numbered side of the street is cleared." If vehicles park on both sides of the street, it makes snow removal AND Snow plowing very difficult.

Let's Keep Our Neighborhood Clean

Do you have bulky items to dispose of?

Contact Bulky Trash for removal

Do you need a recycle bin?

Request a recycle bin


Checklist for Property Maintenance

View the Checklist for Property Maintenance

Do you an issue with a neighbor who might be in violation of county zoning or property standards? 

If you have an issue, then please send it to issues@riverbendestates.info.

The County's Department of Environmental Resources (DER) has asked that our community have a single point of contact for community issues. Issues sent to issues@riverbendestates.info will be consolidated and forwarded to DER.


Is there a street light out in your neighborhood?

  • For Pepco lights, click here to report a street light outage online or call 1-877-PEPCO62 (1-877-737-2662).
  • For more information regarding the street light maintenance and installation program in Prince George's County click here.

Riverbend Estates Neighborhood Association
P.O. Box 441673
Fort Washington, Maryland 20749-1673