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Checklist for Property Maintenance
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The following checklist was developed as a guide to maintaining the best appearance of individual properties and the Riverbend Estates Community as a whole. Help keep our community a pleasant and attractive place to live and enhance property values. Although this list may not be all-inclusive, it is intended to be representative of the common effort needed. Are you doing your part to keep our community looking good?  Walk out to the sidewalk and objectively look at your home! Could you sell it for the maximum price possible? Does the mailbox need repair? Are the gutters sagging? Please make an effort to pick up trash and clean the curb area immediately in front of your own property.

Display House address numbers (4 high) on house, mailbox, curb, etc.
Grass cut (maintained at 5" or less even when absent)
Lawn edged
Grass & weeds removed from cracks in driveways, walkways and curbs
Shrubs, hedges and trees trimmed (especially in sidewalk right-of-ways.)
Dead trees, shrubs and limbs removed (Wednesday pickup during spring/summer)
YOU are responsible for cleaning-up after your pet
Outside security lights aim low for safety of vehicles passing house
Debris removed from premises (trash, leaves, limbs, construction debris, etc.)
Trash receptacles covered and stored between collections
Beautification of area (add landscaping, replace broken newspaper boxes, post/mail boxes, etc.)
Dispose of building/construction debris
Replace broken/damaged doors, windows, screens, antennas
Repair/remove/replace broken or rotted wood on home
Refinish/replace surfaces with cracked or peeling paint/vinyl
Rust removed from exposed metal and repainted
Appliances, toys and tools stored indoors/out-of-sight
Firewood neatly stacked
Garden hoses rolled or stored indoors
Garage doors closed when not in use
Vehicles maintained in good state of repair (no flat tires, broken windows, removed parts, etc.) or covered
Unregistered vehicles garaged or removed
No Auto repair or changing oil, or disposing of oil in the Community
(no flat tires, broken windows, removed parts, etc.)
No cars parked on grass or on blocks
Snow must be shoveled from sidewalks
Recycling tubs stored out-of-sight between collection days
(Call 301-952-7630 to get a new recycle bin)
NO commercial trucks
Register tags with Maryland Department of Motor Vehicles (www.MVA.com
Unregistered vehicles garaged or removed

Although this list may not be all inclusive, it is intended to be representative of the common effort needed. Are you doing your part to keep our community looking good? If you need assistance due to temporary problems (e.g., illness, equipment malfunction, problem too heavy to handle alone, etc.), contact your area representative or one of the RENA officers. 

Here are two telephone numbers which might be helpful:
To obtain a recycling bin: call (301) 952-7630
To schedule an appointment for a bulky trash pick-up: call (301) 952-7600

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