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Pasadena, MD

#43 Aug 23, 2011
i was late on my HOA dues by 3 months. i admit this was my mistake. It was in the envelope with a stamp on it on my desk. I;m a new mom, and I guess this one got away from me. i am now paying a $444 FEE on top of the HOA dues. This is CRIMINAL! What the hell are they going to do with that money. Resurface the road as cheaply as possible? Diane is very discriminatory. She told us she usually calls people to warn about the late fee but just didn't for us. Thanks Diane!
Dues Dues Dues

United States

#44 Aug 30, 2011
Hello wrote:
i was late on my HOA dues by 3 months. i admit this was my mistake. It was in the envelope with a stamp on it on my desk. I;m a new mom, and I guess this one got away from me. i am now paying a $444 FEE on top of the HOA dues. This is CRIMINAL! What the hell are they going to do with that money. Resurface the road as cheaply as possible? Diane is very discriminatory. She told us she usually calls people to warn about the late fee but just didn't for us. Thanks Diane!
That is unfortunate, but it is important you take care of it as soon as possible, because it can only get worse if you don't pay the fees -- which are typically the Attorney Fees, to Michael S Neall. If you actually have to pay the Attorney directly now because of the lateness, I would contact their office, and they can work out a quick payment plan to get you back on track. I had to assist an elderly neighbor with a smilar situation. The law office was much easier to work with, and they knocked off some of the fees when we had her pay in two quick installments.

I will say, I have never heard anyone say that Diane called them to remind them of something...so I would never rely on that little nugget.

Diane won't really work with anyone. This elderly neighbor lost track of her bills after having lived and paid on-time since 1984, and after two or three months (before we intervened) Diane had sent her off to the Attorney for collection. I would think someone who has lived there since the beginning would have been offerred some lee-way.
Dues Dues Dues

United States

#45 Aug 30, 2011
Hello wrote:
i was late on my HOA dues by 3 months. i admit this was my mistake. It was in the envelope with a stamp on it on my desk. I;m a new mom, and I guess this one got away from me. i am now paying a $444 FEE on top of the HOA dues. This is CRIMINAL! What the hell are they going to do with that money. Resurface the road as cheaply as possible? Diane is very discriminatory. She told us she usually calls people to warn about the late fee but just didn't for us. Thanks Diane!
That is funny you mention the re-paving...what the heck is going on, and when did re-paving become a 4 week or more effort?
Natalie

Red Lion, PA

#46 Sep 2, 2011
Jim Holson wrote:
Does anyone have any opinions or thoughts on the HOA with Elizabeth's Landing Community Association (in Pasadena, near Rivera Beach). I am thinking of buying a townhouse there, but I have heard some strange things about the Association and the Management company that runs it. Thanks to anyone who replies!
Jim:

I owned a home in Elizabeth Landing for about 10 years was my 1st home neigborhood was nice, I lived there from 1988 - 1998. Back then the Association was very strict on making the homeowners responible for the up keep of their property, lawns were always well groomed and repairs kept up. However, I recently went back to the Elizabeth Landing on a visit and was shocked on how the Community has went down, lawns unmowed, gardens with weeds almost as talk as the house...some homes in need of repairs. This would not have been accepted by the Association back when I lived in the Community. You would be given to much time to fix something or mow your lawn if it wasn't done by that date the assocation did it for you and then sent you a bill for the work. I think the problem is now is that there are entirely to many renters in the Community and the Assocation has gotten to soft...
This Realtor is a Broker

Pasadena, MD

#48 Jun 19, 2012
Jim Holson wrote:
Does anyone have any opinions or thoughts on the HOA with Elizabeth's Landing Community Association (in Pasadena, near Rivera Beach). I am thinking of buying a townhouse there, but I have heard some strange things about the Association and the Management company that runs it. Thanks to anyone who replies!
The Assn there strives to keep the homes looking well kept and tries to keep sloppy homeowners from overtaking the grounds out front. I know it seems harsh at times; but I have an end unit to sell and the homeowner next door is terrible. Deck is falling apart, poo from dogs everywhere. So do you think that's out of line for the Assn to monitor condition? I think it's better than not having one for your resale values.
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Pasadena, MD

#49 Jul 4, 2012
Why can't we create a "ticket" booth and hire a few college students to monitor who goes down to the Recreation Area- making sure they are residents or guests with residents? I won't take my children down there nor go down to the "beach" myself because of the influx of people who do not live here hanging out. It would seem that with the "requirement" of having a window cling marking your car as a resident, it would be easy kicking people out. Between the constant soliciting and people who do not belong hanging out, I can't wait to move.
george 111

AOL

#50 Sep 1, 2012
Well I am looking to buy a rental property , I have looked at other townhome communies in the area , EL is one of the best maintained for its age . The majority of what I saw werent worth buying. Now I dont know the woman who runs the association , but she has a job to do. In my opinion the management company needs to do more as far as what I saw as maintenance problems with houses.
Resident

Baltimore, MD

#51 Sep 21, 2012
I've lived here about 10 years now, and the community has some good points and some bad points.

The HOA does have a job to do. I am perfectly fine with them telling me to paint my railing or whatnot. Those things need to be done.

What I don't like is the attitude I get when I talk to her. Several kayaks were just stolen. When I called to report mine, she clearly couldn't care less.

The waterfront is unusable. There are parties everyday, chicken necks left out, and too many kids of clearly non-residents to count. This summer I saw a truck leaving, towing a boat that drove around the barrier across the grass. There is zero monitoring.

The financing is horrendous.

The regulations need updated. They don't even make the gutter colors that are required any more.

There are simple solutions that could really get things back on track.

Is anyone interested in an informal get together to chat about some problems/solutions?
Resident

Pasadena, MD

#52 May 13, 2013
I agree the HOA does SOME good but the women in the office is a complete butt! She has NO clue with inspections what she is doing, list wrong parts to fix or paint and to walk with her nephew is stupid since he is not on payroll or is he? Instead of painting my rail how about fix the playground when the swear words, vulgar pictures and racial slurs are on it! I can't even let my child play on it due to this! You call to complain she doesn't answer the phone EVER! The beach area is nasty! I watched the news station about the racial slur on it and SHE blew it off! Why would she care, she don't live here! I have owned my home for 16 years and nothing changes! Neighbors that can do what they want because they are friends with her in the office! This lady is shady and so is this HOA!
Duane

Pasadena, MD

#53 Jul 22, 2013
A little off topic here. Recently while on vacation in New England I noticed that the street names here in Elizabeth's Landing are named after areas in New England (towns, harbors, bays, etc...) Most of the streets here are named after places in Maine. As a matter of fact there is a house in Vinalhaven, Maine named Elizabeth's Landing. On the following link you can find a list of most of the streets from Elizabeth's Landing and a map of the area of New England that they are named after. http://mapq.st/19cM9Ng
From Annisquam Harbor in Mass. to Boothbay Harbor, Maine to Englishman Bay in Maine to Head Harbor, Maine to Machias, Maine to Norwalk, Conn. Seal Harbor, Maine and Scorton Harbor, Mass. There is even a Passamaquoddy, Maine. As a matter of fact there are only a few streets here that I could not find a match for. Someone who designed this neighborhood must have been from that area. If you find a match that I didn't list please post back. Ok, enough of that - I will let everyone get back to bitching about the neighborhood now.
stuckinthedena

Washington, DC

#54 Aug 7, 2014
its all true wrote:
I like the community, it is very nice and clean and the townhouses are great. The HOA on the other hand is not so great. Although I've only lived here for a short time, I have had a few run ins with the association, one specifically when the inspections came out. My house was cited for my neighbors repairs! When I called the office, I spoke with Diane and informed her that she cited my house for things that were my neighbor's problems, not mine, she would not admit that she was wrong. I couldn't believe it. She told me that she needed to come back out and double check to make sure and she'd call back. When she called back, she still wouldn't admit that she made an error instead she cited my house for more repairs that didn't even need to be done.
Like Black Rock Harbour said above, no matter what you say, you are wrong!
I have lived here many years,' Diane is rude, lazy, and worthless in the office. Don,t bother calling here for anything, she is rude, will only tell you what she CAN,T do or is not responsible for. Diane needs to go!! I've heard there is a movement underway by many residents to get her out, hope it works. I'm voting for new people every year, need to get rid of the cabal of friends at the top who are all buddies. Sooner or later people like Diane will go, people here tired of her abuse and worthlessness in assisting others in our community.

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