Fallsmead News
 
Lap Lane Reservations No Longer Needed at the Pool
June 16, 2021
 
News from the Pool Committee: Reservations are no longer needed for the lap lanes at the Fallsmead Pool. Swimmers may return to sharing a lap lane with others without COVID-related limitations on the number of swimmers per lane. Starting June 16th, the pool is open at 11am and will have additional lap lanes available until noon on weekdays.
 
 
Fallsmead Fourth of July
June 11, 2021
 
The Social Committee and the Fallsmead Sharks swim team are busy planning our annual community July 4th event! We are still finalizing all the details, and additional updates will be provided within the next few weeks. We are 'hoping' to have our traditional parade down Fallsmead Way, and are planning to have food available to purchase in the pool parking lot as in previous years. We will not be requesting food donations this year, and will be offering pre-packaged food options alongside our usual hamburgers, hot dogs, and drinks! We will have a DJ at the pool and plan to have activities and games for the kids. We need volunteers to help make this a success! Please take a look at the SignUpGenius and see how you can help. Email fallsmeadsharks@gmail.com with any questions.
 
PLEASE NOTE: For the parade to happen, we need people to volunteer to supervise the intersections (listed in the SignUpGenius separately). Intersections should be closed at 11:45am and remain closed until 12:15pm or when the parade is over, whichever is later. Cars that need to drive through one of these intersections can do so with caution, but when the parade starts, we are asking the barricade supervisors not to let cars drive through. Barricades should be dropped off by the police before the event. Any questions, please reach out to social@fallsmead.org.
 
 
Fallsmead Community Garage Sale
June 11, 2021
 
After a LONG pandemic, it is time to clean out the house. We have scheduled a Community Garage Sale for the weekend of September 11th-12th. This will be an open sale but we will do a map. More information will be circulated in the next Fallsmead Forum
 
 
Fallsmead Sharks News
May 27, 2021
 
The Fallsmead Sharks are getting ready for the season and practices start next week! There have been a few adjustments based on the lifting of restrictions, but we are still implementing some changes based on league guidance and to help ensure we can have a safe and fun season. Please see the Sharks website for details on the season and registering your child. NOTE that swimmers must sign up for both preteam evaluations and for practices starting on June 1, 2021 (a sign up link will be sent out to registered participants on Fridays for the following week). 
 
 
Tennis Court Reservation Process Change
March 21, 2021
 
The Reservations page for the Fallsmead tennis courts was changed so that reservations can only be made when you are logged into the Fallsmead.org website as a resident. This was done to prevent non-residents from reserving the Fallsmead courts. The process is the same otherwise, and you will be sent the gate combination via email when you make your reservation. A reminder that you must register for each use of the courts, and the combination will be changed frequently.
 
If you find that you no longer need a reservation that you made, please log on and delete your reservation so that the courts will be available for other Fallsmead residents. To do this when logged in, go to the Reservations page and click “My Reservations” on the upper right side and then click “delete” next to the reservation you no longer need.
 
Please contact the Racket Sports Committee via the Contact Us page if you have any questions.
 
 
Trucks in Fallsmead
January 21, 2021

The Board of Directors adopted in December 2020 a new "Overnight Garaging of Trucks & Commercial Vehicles Rule & Regulation" regarding the interpretation of Article VII, Section 4 of the Covenants that address overnight parking of commercial vehicles and trucks to define the terms “commercial vehicles” and “trucks” as used in the Covenants.
 
Under the new Rule and Regulation, the following vehicles are required to be garaged overnight:
 
  • Commercial vehicles; 
  • Vehicles with a gross vehicle weight (GVW) rating of 8,500 pounds or greater; and 
  • Any vehicle with a GVW rating under 8,500 pounds with an exposed flat/cargo bed, and/or physical divider between the passenger cab area and the other portion of the vehicle, unless the flat/cargo bed is covered with a fitted and intact covering, such as a tonneau cover or cap no higher than the cab, provided the covering is used to cover the flat/cargo bed overnight, or the flat/cargo bed is kept empty overnight.
Trucks as defined in the new Rule and Regulation with a GVW under 8,500 do NOT have to be garaged overnight if they have a cover over their cargo bed or their truck bed is empty.
 
Read the entire new Rule and Regulation on page 6 of the December 2020 Fallsmead Forum.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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