City of Bowie Code Enforcement

Greetings Belair Town II Community Residents, 

The Board of Directors of the Belair Town II HOA would like to inform you that our area’s Code Enforcement Officer, Mr. Drew Meloy, has been hard at work in our community surveying the area and issuing notices to homeowners who are in violation of the city’s code.  Thirty-five notices were sent in December 2021 to homeowners in our community regarding code violations for property maintenance. If you were issued a notice and have questions or concerns, feel free to reach out to the City of Bowie’s Code Enforcement Officer using the contact information below.  If you wish to learn more about the City Code, please visit the City of Bowie’s website at https://www.cityofbowie.org/1190/Property-Maintenance.   

Always remember that the residents of Belair Town II are our first line of defense against any type of violations or safety concerns. Therefore, if you see something, say something.  Report any suspicious or illegal activities to the Bowie Police Department at 9-1-1 (Emergencies) or 240-544-5700 (non-Emergencies) or contact the Code Compliance Office if there are any violations. We appreciate all that you do to keep our neighborhood safe and beautiful!  

Area 2:
Drew Meloy
(o) 240-544-5600
(c) 301-213-1191
ameloy@cityofbowie.org 

Sincerely, 

Board of Directors

Winter Snow Removal

TO: Residents of Belair Town II

Well it looks like Old Man Winter finally caught up with us. Just a few reminders on what we can expect from the City of Bowie and the additional support, if required, from Access Landscaping.

The City will apply salt and or sand on accumulations less than two inches. When there is more than two inches, the City will plow the streets and alleys behind the Town Homes. Please note that the team that collects the trash may be reassigned to support the plowing and spreading of salt. This will delay the pickup of trash so please be patient. The Public Works Department can be reached at 301-809-2344

Access Landscaping will remove the snow from the common sidewalks after more than two inches accumulation. The sidewalk to the front door as well as the parking spaces at the rear of the Town Homes is the responsibility of the homeowner/resident.

BT2 HOA Meetings

Residents of Belair Town II
 HOA (Homeowners Association) Board of Directors meetings are held every 4th Monday of the month.  Meetings are normally held in the community room at the Giant food store,  located in the Enterprise Shopping Center.  Members are encouraged to attend and if time permits, the floor will be opened for member comments.  If you have any urgent issue that requires input from the HOA, please send an e-mail to belairtownii@aol.com.
Respectfully,
Gene Simmons
Belair Town II Townhouse Association, Inc.
 

Pit Bulls

Residents of Belair Town II                                                                                                                                October 26, 2017
PIT BULLS:
Some residents of our community have approached the HOA concerning Pit Bulls.  The HOA needs to address this issue with the City of Bowie and will need to follow their guidance when it relates to Pit Bulls. Below is the PG County policy:
Primary Citation:  PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY, MD., §§ 3-101, 3-116.01, 3-185.01 (1997)
·  Date Adopted:  1997
·  Jurisdiction Level:  Maryland
·  Last Checked:  June, 2012
Summary:
Prince George’s County, Maryland prohibits owning or keeping a Pit Bull Terrier with exceptions. If the person owned the dog prior to November 1, 1996, then s/he may continue to keep it if s/he complies with certain conditions, such as registering it with the Administrator of Animal Control and keeping an ID tag on the dog and keeping the dog inside or on a secure leash. Show dogs are allowed into the county on a temporary basis. Dogs that have been trained for security, search and rescue, or for police or fire services are exempt.  A violation of this ordinance may result in a fine of up to $1,000 or be sentenced to up to 6 months in prison. In addition, if a Pit Bull injures or kills a person or a domestic animal without provocation, then it will be destroyed. 
As always, your comments, suggestions, and concerns are encouraged and welcomed.
 
Board of Directors
Belair Town II Townhouse Association, Inc

Welcome!

Belair Town II Townhouse Association was established in 1969 in Bowie, MD.  The association consists of 150 town houses which are privately owned.

The entrance to Belair Town II Townhomes are off Race Track Road, near the intersection of Race Track Road and Annapolis Road (Route 450).

  • Belair Town II is within walking distance of Hilltop Shopping Center and Freestate Shopping Center.  It is less than 1 mile away from construction of a large new open shopping area (previously a mall), and only 3 miles from Bowie Town Center.  Bowie’s sister city, Crofton, is a short drive away and offers further dining and retail options.
  • Belair Town II is currently districted for Yorktown Elementary School (K-5), Samuel Ogle Middle School (6-8), and Bowie High School (9-12).  It is conveniently located within 4 miles of Bowie State University.
  • Belair Town II is public transit accessible by Metro Bus, and access to MARC trains (Penn Line to Baltimore or Washington, DC) is approximately a 10 minute drive.  Free parking is available at the MARC station.
  • Belair Town II receives public water and sewage service, as well as trash, recycle, and yard waste pickup.

For further details regarding waste schedules, parking and towing, and other vital information, please browse our site navigation to the left of this message.

Bowie Goes Brown for Yard Waste

To All Residents of Belair Town II
As of January 1, 2014, the guidelines for yard waste disposal for all of the City of Bowie has changed . One of the most important changes was the use of plastic bags for any and all yard waste disposal. The requirement now is that the use of heavy paper bags designed for the specific use of yard waste disposal and other approved containers.
The City of Bowie will continue to ignore plastic bags used for yard waste and will not pick them up. If you have these bags along the curb for pickup, please deposit the waste into the required yard waste disposal containers.
Below is the policy posted on the City of Bowie web site, http://www.cityofbowie.org/index.aspx?nid=940.
Thank You
Board of Directors
Belair Town II Townhouse Association, Inc.
Yard Waste
Bowie Goes Brown for Yard Waste

Yard waste is picked up at curbside on Wednesdays in Bowie.

As of January 1, 2014, yard waste can no longer be accepted in plastic bags.

This change includes:

  • Grass
  • Leaves
  • Branches
  • Christmas trees

Why is this change happening?
The City of Bowie brings its yard waste to the Prince George’s County Yard Waste Facility for recycling. In the interests of better protecting the environment, the County has decided that it will no longer accept yard waste at the facility in plastic bags. All County residents, including Bowie residents, are subject to this change.

 
New Rules for Curbside Collection of Yard Waste

As of January 1, 2014, in order to have your yard waste collected at curbside, you must:

  • Use large, heavy duty paper bags that can be purchased at local stores.
    (We’ve found them at BJs, Giant, Home Depot; Lowe’s, Safeway, and Target.); or
  • Use reusable containers, such as trash cans (not blue recycling carts or bins); or
  • Bundle and tie branches that are up to 3 inches in diameter and no longer than 4 feet in length.

Branches can also be placed in paper bags or cans. Cans should weigh no more than 50 pounds when filled.

Larger limbs should be stacked at the curb. They must be cut into 18-24 inch long sections and must be no greater than 24 inches in diameter and weigh no more than 50 pounds each.

Please remember that yard waste cannot be included with your regular trash. Yard waste is not allowed in Maryland landfills and including it could cause an entire truck load of trash to be rejected.

Christmas trees will be picked up at the curb every Wednesday in January.

 
For More Information

Have questions?  Please contact the Solid Waste Division of the Public Works Department at 301-809-2344 or email publicinfo@cityofbowie.org.

Senior Citizen “Green” Housing Rehabilitation Program

The City of Bowie is now accepting grant applications for the Senior Citizen “Green” Housing Rehabilitation Program.  This is a grant program funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The goals of the program are consistent with HUD’s policies and its goals for the Energy Star Program which are as follows:

1) help seniors make energy efficiency related improvements to their homes
2) reduce home operating costs
3) reduce health hazards
4) improve indoor air quality
5) improve mobility within the home.

There are a limited number of grants available and the maximum grant amount is $10,000.  Eligible improvements include: roofing, siding, insulation, windows/doors, HVAC systems, energy star appliances, mobility installations, electrical upgrades and plumbing repairs.

For an application or more information please visit www.cityofbowie.org/rehabgrants or contact:

The City of Bowie
Office of Grant Development and Administration
15901 Excalibur Road
Bowie, Maryland 20716
Phone: 301-809-3051
Email: bowiehsg@cityofbowie.org

The application deadline is April 4, 2014.

Contracted Towing and Regulations

Belair Town II HOA Members and Residents

As required in the parking regulations for BT2 the association is required to contract with a towing company to support the removal of vehicles from reserved spaces and vehicles that are abandoned or have expired tags. The Towing company being used by the HOA is AlleyCat Towing, located at 5110 Buchanan St., Hyattsville, Md, 20781, 301-864-0323.  Thanks for your continuing support of the HOA and as always your concerns and comments are welcomed and encouraged.

Board of Directors

Belair Town II Townhouse Association, Inc.

ENFORCEMENT

As to the unauthorized occupation of any assigned parking space, the assignee of that space shall enforce his/her/their exclusive rights.  Should the Belair Town II Townhouse Association, Inc. contract with a management company, the enforcement of these parking rules may be delegated by the Board of Directors to that company.

 NOTICE OF VIOLATION FOR PROHIBITED VEHICLES

The owner of any vehicle not in compliance with these rules, and not specifically dealt with by conditions warranting immediate towing or parking in a resident’s assigned space as set forth in the following paragraphs, shall be notified of the violation by the posting of a notice on the vehicle.  Any vehicle not brought into compliance within 48 hours of the posted notice will be towed from the community.

CONDITIONS WARRANTING IMMEDIATE TOWING WITHOUT NOTICE

The following vehicles shall be subject to immediate removal without notification:

  • any vehicle parked in such a manner as to obstruct entry into or exit from an adjacent space,
  • any vehicle occupying more than one (1) parking space,
  • any vehicle parked on a grassy area, unpaved area or sidewalk.

RESIDENT ENGAGEMENT OF TOW SERVICES

  • Any resident who directly engages a towing company to enforce any provision of these guidelines shall bear full and complete responsibility for said action and shall agree to hold Belair Town II Townhouse Association, Inc., its Officers, members of its Board of Directors, harmless from any and all liability, costs, or fees they may incur in defending themselves for any enforcement action undertaken which was not directly authorized by the Association.
  • The ONLY circumstance in which a resident may have a vehicle towed is that in which the vehicle is parked in that resident’s assigned parking space without permission.  Residents will be provided with a “Tow Card” which will display a designated number for the residence (the townhouse address) and the telephone number to call for the towing service under contract with the Association.  The tow card will serve as verification of the resident’s authority to tow from that assigned parking space.  Residents are hereby advised that they solely assume all responsibility and liability associated with towing the vehicle.
  • Residents opting to have a vehicle towed from their reserved parking space are responsible for making all arrangements directly with the towing company.  This includes: 1) making the initial call to the towing company, and 2) showing the Tow Card as verification of their authority to have the vehicle towed from their assigned space.

LIABILITY    

 ASSOCIATION 

The Association assumes no responsibility for any damage to or theft from any vehicle parked, operated on or towed from Association’s property.  All costs of towing and impoundment shall be the sole responsibility of the vehicle’s owner. 

OWNERS

By invoking these rules to enforce his/her/their rights of exclusivity to an assigned parking space the Owners agree to accept full liability for, and indemnify and hold the Association harmless for, any fee, cost, expense, demand, suit, judgment, arbitrators award, and any other liability (except as such may be covered by any insurance policy covering such events) that is the result of any injury or damage arising from or done to any towed vehicle, person, or to any property, including, but not limited to, the common area(s) by the use, repair, or maintenance of their vehicle, or as a result of negligence, whether on the part of the owner, his family, tenants, guests or agents.

 

No More Plastic Bags for Yard Waste

No More Plastic Bags for Yard Waste

Prince George’s County has banned the use of plastic bags for yard waste.

image001Yard waste will no longer be picked up at curbside in the City of Bowie if it is in plastic bags. Grass, leaves, and small branches can go out in cans or in paper bags. No can should weigh more than 50 

lbs. Branches less than 3 inches in diameter and no longer than 4 feet can also be bundled and put out on Wednesdays for yard waste pickup. Larger branches (up to 24 inches in diameter and weighing less than 50 pounds) should be cut down to no more than 18-24 inches in length and left at the curb for Wednesday pickup.

Paper grocery bags are acceptable for small amounts of yard waste or large, heavy duty paper yard waste bag

s can be purchased and used for larger amounts. We’ve found them in Bowie at Home Depot, Lowe’s, Safeway, and Target. Please remember that yard waste cannot be included with your regular trash, nor can it be put in blue recycling bins or carts. 

This change applies only to yard waste.  Trash may still be put in plastic bags.  Questions about this change or about yard waste collection in general should be directed to the City of Bowie Public Works Department at 301-809-2344 or email publicinfo@cityofbowie.org.

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