Welcome, NMC Neighbor!
We’ve put together this page as a way to get you comfortably settled in at New Mark Commons. We’re sure you’ll love living here as much as the rest of us do, and we look forward to seeing you around the neighborhood!
New Resident Website Access and Communications
- Access to website Resident Area: Follow the instructions in the Resident Area of this site, under Register New User. Registered users have access to the New Mark directory, newsletter archives, and meeting minutes.
- Receiving the Newsletter and Communications Committee emails: To be subscribed to news emails from the New Mark Communications Committee (separate from our management company, Abaris) please send an email with your name and address to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- How can I get a Community Directory? A physical directory is printed and distributed to all residents every summer. These include resident contact information and a neighborhood map. A downloadable pdf of the community directory can be accessed in the website Resident Area (see the first bullet above).
NMC Policies and Rules: What other HOA policies and rules do I need to know about?
- New Mark Commons Homes Association is governed by Articles of Incorporation, Covenants, Bylaws, and policies and procedures related to electric vehicle charging, tree removal, parking, use of swimming pool, use of the clubhouse, architectural control, etc.
- Find these Governing Documents under the Administrative/Pool tab of this site.
NMC Management Company: Abaris
- Contacting Abaris, Paying Dues, and more: Abaris, Community Management.
- Should you call Abaris? Use this list of when to call (and not call) Abaris.
Social Activities in NMC
- There are several yearly social events, such as the 4th of July lunch/party at the pool, the International Dinner, the Board-Hosted Open House, and many more. These events will be discussed in the newsletters and social media groups, so keep an eye out! To get involved in organizing social events, please consider joining the Social Committee.
- Join New Mark Social (WhatsApp Group) here.
- Join the NMC Social Committee Facebook Group here.
- Add the New Mark Calendar to your Google calendar:
- Go to this link while logged into your preferred Google Account.
- At the bottom right of the screen, click on the “+ Google Calendar” button.
About NMC Committees
- What are the various committees at New Mark? Find information about NMC Committees here.
- Can I join any committee? You may join any committee by reaching out to the different committees from the link above.
- You can also just attend the committee meetings without becoming a member, if you just want to check them out first. Some committees, such as the Architectural Control Committee (ACC) require Board approval for new members. The committee Chair or the Board Liaison can take care of that for you.
NMC Landscape Committee
- For any tree removal request please contact email@example.com.
- All tree removals in any private property requires the approval of the Landscape Committee; find tree removal forms here.
Home and Property Modifications, NMC Architectural Control Committee (ACC): What type of work on my property requires authorization from the HOA’s Architectural Control Committee (ACC)?
- Visit Architectural Control: Applications and Guidelines.
- An application must be submitted for any exterior change, architectural modification, including (without limitation) building, fencing, wall or other structures, repair and repairing, changes in color, material, or roofs.
- What’s the ACC approval process?
- The ACC meets once a month to approve applications. If your project is urgent, you may request consideration for unanimous approval via email. Some applications (such as repainting something the same color) are automatically fast-tracked, where only the Chair and the Board Liaison need to approve. If your application is denied, you can appeal and make a case with the Board of Directors, who will have the final decision.
- Pool: The swimming pool is open from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend.
- Tennis / Pickleball courts: No passes or reservations needed. No pets and no wheels, though. Please read the Tennis Court Rules and Courtesies.
- Clubhouse: The clubhouse is used for various community-wide events, such as the annual meeting. Residents may rent the clubhouse for personal use. Complete a Clubhouse Rental Form and send it to Abaris at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rockville City Key Information
- What are the rules about trash and recycling?
- Put bins out after 5 p.m. on Sunday and return them by 5 p.m. on Monday. Contact the City of Rockville at (240) 314-8568 to get free trash and recycling bins if you don’t have any, or if yours are broken.
- Large/special trash pickups can be scheduled (for free) by calling the City of Rockville.
- What about snow removal?
- Residents are responsible for clearing snow on driveways and sidewalks in front of their homes. The City of Rockville clears the city streets, while New Mark HOA is responsible for clearing townhouse parking lots.
- What about leaf removal?
- The City of Rockville schedules leaf removal based on a calendar for each part of the City.