2024 Village Elections Info

2024 Village Elections Info

NOMINATIONS Open March 1—March 21

Three Village Board positions will be filled at the annual Long Reach election on Saturday, April 20, 2024.

  • Candidates must be property owners or lease-holding tenants of properties in Long Reach Village.
  • Nomination Petitions can be picked up at Stonehouse and will be available online (longreach.org) beginning 9am on March 1, 2024.
  • Candidates must file a Nomination Petition no later than March 21, 2024 at 12 noon.

The Nomination Packet is available HERE and at Stonehouse.

Questions? Email elections@longreach.org or call 410-730-8113


CANDIDATES’ NIGHT

Candidates’ Night is scheduled for Tuesday, April 2, 2024, at 7pm in-person at Stonehouse. This is a great opportunity to hear from the candidates and ask questions.


VOTING INFORMATION

Who Can Vote:

Owners and tenants of Columbia Association assessed property in Long Reach in good standing are entitled to vote. Only one vote per ownership or tenancy interest will be counted. Note: Tenants must have a copy of their current lease on file at Stonehouse.

How to Vote (three options):

Long Reach Community Association members will have three options for voting: online, by mail, or in-person on election day. Ballot Priority: If multiple ballots are submitted for a single property, the first ballot received has priority.

  • In-person: Saturday, April 20, 2024, 9:30am-12:30pm at Locust Park Neighborhood Center (8995 Lambskin Lane)
  • Online: Please follow the instructions on the Absentee Ballot, which will be mailed early April. Online voting closes at 4 pm, Friday, April 19, 2024.
  • By mail: Absentee Ballots will be mailed early April. You may vote by absentee ballot, either by returning your mailed ballot or requesting a ballot by mail or in-person from Stonehouse. All absentee ballots must be received at Stonehouse by 4 pm, Friday, April 19, 2024, or by a member of the Election Committee no later than midnight, Friday, April 19, 2024.

ELECTION RULES

View the Election Rules


ELECTION DAY ACTIVITIES

Saturday, April 20, 2024 • Locust Park Neighborhood Center (8995 Lambskin Lane)

In-person voting – 9:30am – 12:30pm

Paper Shredding – 9am – Noon: Safely and securely dispose of sensitive information. FREE for Long Reach residents (ID Required). $10 for all others. Limit 3 grocery bags/banker boxes per household. The event is over once the truck is full. This is not a drive-through event. Participants must be able to carry their shredding from their car to the shredding truck.

Native Plant Giveaway – 9:30am – Noon: Pick-up a beneficial and beautiful native plant for your garden. First-Come, first served.


Election Committee 2024

Justin Van Hassel, Chair – justin.vanhassel@gmail.com

Charlotte Dryden – cdryden4travel@gmail.com

Karen Hitcho – hitcho2@verizon.net

Kristin Shulder – klshulder@yahoo.com


Questions? Email elections@longreach.org or call 410-730-8113

Jackson Pond Dock Repairs

Jackson Pond Dock Repairs

Columbia Association conducted an annual inspection of the dock at Jackson Pond. The inspection revealed structural repairs that will need to be made to the dock.

Jackson Pond structural dock repairs are scheduled to begin on Monday, February 26th. This project should be completed within two weeks weather permitting. The dock will be closed to the public for the duration of the project. Signs have been posted on-site to notify the public of the upcoming project.

For more information, contact Columbia Association Open Space at 410-312-6330.

Stonehouse Renovations

Stonehouse Renovations

Stonehouse will be undergoing building renovations starting mid-February through Fall 2024.

Please Note: There is construction fencing on our lower level parking lot blocking entrance to the lower level doors and outdoor stairway. If you have village business or have a rental in our Plaza room, please use the large parking lot located in the front of the Long Reach Village Center (8775 Cloudleap Court). Park and head to the center courtyard. Stonehouse is located in the 6110 building on the left hand side adjacent to the Columbia Art Center.

Thank you for your cooperation as we undergo renovations and we apologize for any inconvenience.

Watershed Advisory Committee – Volunteer Wanted

Watershed Advisory Committee – Volunteer Wanted

The Long Reach Watershed Advisory Committee (WAC) is looking for a new member to fill a vacant position. The mission of the Long Reach Watershed Advisory Committee is to enhance watershed awareness and educate residents about concerns related to the local watersheds and what can be done to make a positive impact.

The committee meets several times a year and helps plan and implement community events. Interested residents may email info@longreach.org for more information.

Long Reach Watershed Advisory Committee (WAC)