Stonehouse Closed – July 4

Stonehouse Closed – July 4

Stonehouse will be closed on Thursday, July 4, 2024 in observance of Independence Day. The office will reopen on Friday at 9am.

QUICK REMINDER, DPW’s Bureau of Environmental Services’ “holiday slide schedule” will be in effect next week as Tuesday’s Independence Day holiday is one of the six holidays that affects the County’s trash, recycling, food scrap and yard trim curbside collection schedule.

For questions, contact the Bureau at 410-313-6444.

Jackson Pond Dock Repairs

Jackson Pond Dock Repairs

CA will be working with a contractor to complete the power washing and staining of the large and small docks at Jackson Pond. This project will start the week of June 24th and, weather permitting, be completed within 2 weeks. Signs will be posted, and the docks are expected to be closed to the public for 2 or 3 days during this time period.

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

CA Bridge Replacement & Repaving

CA Bridge Replacement & Repaving

Columbia Association is undertaking an open space project in Jeffers Hill.

Two bridges are being replaced with culvert pipes and construction will start the week of June 10th. Four other bridges will be replaced beginning the week of June 24th. Once all the bridges are installed, paving, backfilling, and stabilization will be done. This will take an estimated 60 days to complete, weather permitting. The pathways will have limited access during the construction.

CA will have signage at the sites with information about the project. Contact Columbia Association if you have any questions. Phone: 410-312-6332 or Email: open.space@columbiaassociation.org

Stonehouse Renovations

Stonehouse Renovations

Stonehouse is undergoing building renovations through the Fall of 2024. During this time, the village office has temporarily moved to a location at the Long Reach Village Center. Our address, phone number, and emails remain unchanged.

Our office is open by appointment only. We are currently meeting residents at The Columbia Art Center (6100 Foreland Garth).

Please Note: If you have scheduled an appointment to meet a village staff member, please use the large parking lot located in front of the Long Reach Village Center (8775 Cloudleap Court). Park and head to the center courtyard.

Thank you for being so cooperative as we undergo renovations and we apologize for any inconvenience.

2024 Village Elections Info

2024 Village Elections Info

The Long Reach Village Election Results

Rick McCray was elected to the Long Reach Board of Directors for a two-year term ending April 30, 2026.

2024 Election Results

The two remaining open Board positions will be filled by appointment. More information to come.


Three Village Board positions were open for the annual Long Reach election held on Saturday, April 20, 2024. Election Day voting and activities were held at Locust Park Neighborhood Center (8995 Lambskin Lane).


CANDIDATE INFORMATION

The order in which the candidates appeared was selected randomly.

VILLAGE BOARD (3 open positions – 1 Candidate)

  • Rick McCray (Kendall Ridge)

View the Candidate Statement here.


CANDIDATES’ NIGHT

Candidates’ Night has been canceled due to it being an uncontested election.


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 absentee ballot, or in-person on election day. Ballot Priority: The first ballot received has priority if multiple ballots are submitted for a single property.

  • In-person: Saturday, April 20, 2024, 9:30 am-12:30 pm 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 on Friday, April 19, 2024.
  • Absentee: Absentee Ballots are available at the village office beginning April 1, 2024. You may stop by during office hours to pick one up and vote on the spot. You may also request an Absentee Ballot be mailed to you by emailing elections@longreach.org. Please NOTE: All Absentee Ballots must be received at Stonehouse by 4 pm on Friday, April 19, 2024, or by a member of the Election Committee no later than midnight on Friday, April 19, 2024.

Please Note: Due to building construction, the village office will move from Stonehouse to another location in the Long Reach Village Center on April 12, 2024. Our office will be closed on April 12-18, 2024 due to the move.


ELECTION RULES

View the Election Rules

The 2024 Long Reach Village election results will be posted online after the Election Committee certifies the results, which can take up to one week due to the certifying of online votes. The results will be posted at Stonehouse and on the website once the results are certified. Please do not contact the Election Committee, the Village Board, or Village Staff during this time, as the partial results cannot be shared. Thank you.


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 – 9am – 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

Stonehouse Closed – April 12-18

Stonehouse Closed – April 12-18

Stonehouse will be closed from Friday, April 12, through Thursday, April 18, 2024, while we move our office to a new location within the Long Reach Village Center. When the move is finalized, additional information about it, including our new address, will be posted on our website.

We apologize for any inconvenience.