Photo | Pam Schipper An irrigation system around the clubhouse was installed May 31. The Board is considering new landscape design concepts for the clubhouse.

Photo | Pam Schipper
An irrigation system around the clubhouse was installed May 31. The Board is considering new landscape design concepts for the clubhouse.

QOP NEWS

QOP Independence Day Celebration Planned

The community’s annual Independence Day parade and celebration is planned for Saturday, July 1. Following a parade that will include city officials, residents are invited to a cookout and party at the clubhouse. Andy’s Parties will bring inflatables and other kids’ activities. New this year are glitter tattoos!

More Resources Devoted to Pool-Area Cleaning

Scott Vincent from RSV Pools briefed the Board on QOP pool operations at the June 12 monthly Board meeting. During the week, RSV staffs two lifeguards at the pool; on the weekend, this is increased to three guards. Pool use has been good since its Memorial Day opening, and weekday afternoons and evenings often bring out enough swimmers to necessitate two guards on duty. This leaves little time for the guards to check the pool area and clean.

Board President Troy Kennedy suggested increasing guard hours during the week by one hour each so they can clean after the pool closes for the day. An additional 10 hours per week of guard time was approved by the Board.

Feedback on Pool Welcome

If you have suggestions for how to make the QOP pool more comfortable and inviting, please let The Management Group Associates know as soon as possible. You can email Community Manager Ruchita Patel at rpatel@tmgainc.com. The management company would like to correct issues with the pool as they arise.

Social Hall Makeover Discussed

Amy Schwartz, interior designer and QOP resident, discussed purpose, desired look and budget for the QOP Clubhouse Social Hall makeover at the Board’s June 12 meeting. Preliminary suggestions included a more social furniture arrangement, custom sofas, high pub tables, larger area rugs, and furniture fabric that is easy to clean. Schwartz will create plans for the July 11 Board meeting.

The management company is pursuing bids to refinish the Social Hall floors. A flat-screen TV will be installed soon above the Social Hall fireplace.

Board Approves 2017 Update to Design Guidelines

The QOP Board discussed and approved the draft revised Design Guidelines at its June 13 meeting. One change was made: The 20-year roof shingle warranty requirement was deleted.

QOP Board Considering Support of KCA/LCA Initiative

Kentlands Citizens Assembly (KCA) Chair Chris Campbell invited Quince Orchard Park to join the KCA and Lakelands Community Association (LCA) as they represent resident interests in proposed Kentlands Downtown mixed-use/retail redevelopment. These include Saul Holdings’ proposed 1450 residential units (rental or condo) and more than one million square feet of commercial space on the 12 acres that currently support Kmart and parking lots, and two six-story apartment buildings and a seven-level parking structure on the current Diya restaurant and parking lot site owned by S&T Kentlands, LLC. For more information on these redevelopment proposals, visit www.gaithersburgmd.gov/government/city-projects/kentlands-square and www.gaithersburgmd.gov/government/city-projects/kentlands-apartments.

Work Continues for New Orchard Ridge Drive Parking

The City of Gaithersburg Department of Public Works is constructing additional parking spaces along the east side of Orchard Ridge Drive. “No Parking” signs will be posted at least 48 hours in advance of the location of the construction activity. These signs will be marked with the dates and times of the parking restrictions. If you plan to be away from your home for any length of time during this period, please make arrangements to have your vehicles parked off the street.

QOP Residents Enjoy Discount at PGC

Quince Orchard Park residents receive a 20 percent discount at Potomac Garden Centers (PGC) North Potomac and Urbana locations (with limited exclusions). Just show your driver’s license to the PGC cashier. No coupons are needed.

MANAGEMENT MENTIONS

Trash and Recycling

Trash is collected on Tuesday and Friday and must be placed in lidded trash cans. If left for collection in bags only, trash is ripped open by animals and strewn throughout the community. Continued use of bags may result in fines.

Recycling is picked up on Fridays. Containers with lids are now available from the City of Gaithersburg. Please contact the city at 301.258.6370 to have a lidded bin delivered and the old one picked up. Bulk pickup is usually the first Friday of the month. The next bulk pickup is Friday, July 7.

Please remember that trash cans and recycle bins must be stored out of sight on non-pickup days.

The City of Gaithersburg and Potomac Disposal (301.294.9700) both offer collection services for bulk items at no cost.

Dog Duty

Cleaning up after dogs is the legal responsibility of every canine owner walking a dog in the community. Dogs are not permitted off-leash on common property in the City of Gaithersburg.

QOP Management Contact Info

QOP Community Manager Ruchita Patel

Co-Manager Alex Deering

c/o The Management Group Associates, Inc.

20440 Century Blvd, Suite 100

Germantown, MD 20874

Phone: 301.948.6666

QOP Summer Social Calendar

Sunday, June 25
Float Day at the Pool, 1-3 p.m.

Saturday, July 1
Independence Day Celebration

Sunday, July 16
Float Day at the Pool, 1-3 p.m.

Saturday, July 22
Movie Night at the Pool

Sunday, July 30
Float Day at the Pool, 1-3 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 1
National Night Out

Saturday, Aug. 12
Adult Happy Hour at the Pool, 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Sunday, Aug. 13
Float Day at the Pool, 1-3 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 26
Movie Night at the Pool

Sunday, Aug. 27
Float Day at the Pool, 1-3 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 4
Doggy Swim

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