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August 17, 1997
Mount Bay Homes and GYC Group are building 29 traditional homes on quarter-acre lots at Hawk Ridge Farm in Sykesville.Gas heat, cooking and hot water, unfinished basement, hardwood flooring in foyer and ventilated closet shelving are some of the standard features in the Howard County community.Mount Bay's model at Hawk Ridge is the Brandywine, a 1,860-square-foot house with a base price of $200,900.The first floor has a foyer with guest closet, powder room, 15-by-13-feet living room, 10-by-12-feet dining room, 9-by-12-feet kitchen, 7-by-14-feet breakfast nook, 21-by-13-feet family room and two-car garage.
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August 17, 1997
Mount Bay Homes and GYC Group are building 29 traditional homes on quarter-acre lots at Hawk Ridge Farm in Sykesville.Gas heat, cooking and hot water, unfinished basement, hardwood flooring in foyer and ventilated closet shelving are some of the standard features in the Howard County community.Mount Bay's model at Hawk Ridge is the Brandywine, a 1,860-square-foot house with a base price of $200,900.The first floor has a foyer with guest closet, powder room, 15-by-13-feet living room, 10-by-12-feet dining room, 9-by-12-feet kitchen, 7-by-14-feet breakfast nook, 21-by-13-feet family room and two-car garage.
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NEWS
October 6, 1993
Powers Home Builders has changed engineering companies for its Hawk Ridge Farm development in Sykesville.MRA, a Towson engineering company, will resubmit concept plans for four proposed new sections off Obrecht Road at the north end of town.The development, which will have several hundred homes at completion, has had grading and sediment control problems for about six months."The new engineers will be meeting with the town planning commission in November," said Town Manager James L. Schumacher.
NEWS
March 4, 1997
Bond reduced to $336,000 for Hawk RidgeThe Sykesville Town Council has reduced the bond for the developer of Hawk Ridge Farms to $336,000.The town holds the bond money in escrow in case the builder fails to complete the public works agreement for roads, sidewalks and stormwater management.The town engineer and building inspector recommended the reduction after an on-site review of construction at the north end of town.The original bond for the final two phases of the development was $780,000.
NEWS
By Ellie Baublitz and Ellie Baublitz,Contributing Writer | July 7, 1993
The Sykesville Planning and Zoning Commission meeting last night started with another shouting match between a Hawk Ridge Farm resident and the builder, Jeff Powers, over flooding problems.George and Rose Ann Fischer of CaraCara Court again brought their seven months of water and flooding problems to the commission."I've been flooded approximately eight times," George Fischer said. "Two weeks ago, I blocked up two basement windows to keep the water from coming in. This past Friday, water built up behind the silt fence behind my house and the silt fence collapsed, so the water is coming off that into my yard."
NEWS
By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,Sun Staff Writer | April 12, 1994
The builder of Hawk Ridge Farm has promised to create an inlet to collect water runoff and solve drainage problems at the development.Several residents, whose lawns are constantly waterlogged, took their complaints to the Sykesville Town Council last night. Officials assured them the town will hold the builder to his proposal to begin construction of the inlet by Monday."The developer has agreed to start work next week, weather permitting," said Town Attorney Cindy Hitt at the council meeting last night.
NEWS
By Ellie Baublitz and Ellie Baublitz,Contributing Writer | July 7, 1993
The Sykesville Planning and Zoning Commission meeting last night started with another shouting match between a Hawk Ridge Farm resident and the builder, Jeff Powers, over flooding problems.George and Rose Ann Fischer of CaraCara Court again brought their seven months of water and flooding problems to the commission."I've been flooded approximately eight times," George Fischer said. "Two weeks ago, I blocked up two basement windows to keep the water from coming in. This past Friday, water built up behind the silt fence behind my house and the silt fence collapsed, so the water is coming off that into my yard."
NEWS
By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,Staff Writer | July 21, 1993
After inspecting the most recent storm damage at Hawk Ridge Farms, Sykesville Town Manager James L. Schumacher told the developer that repair work must begin at 8 a.m. today.Mr. Schumacher issued the ultimatum yesterday in response to several residents' complaints of damage from Monday's rain. He toured the site and met with Jeff Powers, vice president of Powers Homes, which plans to build several hundred homes at Hawk Ridge.On July 12, Sykesville gave Powers Homes two weeks to solve persistent grading problems at the development north of town or face forfeiture of the bond posted as part of a public works agreement.
NEWS
By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,Staff Writer | June 23, 1993
County and Sykesville officials issued immediate stop-work orders at Hawk Ridge Farm yesterday following an on-site inspection of continuing grading problems."
NEWS
March 4, 1997
Bond reduced to $336,000 for Hawk RidgeThe Sykesville Town Council has reduced the bond for the developer of Hawk Ridge Farms to $336,000.The town holds the bond money in escrow in case the builder fails to complete the public works agreement for roads, sidewalks and stormwater management.The town engineer and building inspector recommended the reduction after an on-site review of construction at the north end of town.The original bond for the final two phases of the development was $780,000.
NEWS
By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,Sun Staff Writer | February 6, 1995
The chairwoman of the Sykesville Planning and Zoning Commission will cite a conflict of interest and announce her resignation at the conclusion of the meeting tonight."
NEWS
By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,Sun Staff Writer | April 19, 1994
The builder of Hawk Ridge Farm has agreed to correct water runoff and grading problems at the Sykesville development this week."We received a letter from the builder Friday in which he agreed to respond to all the town inspector's demands," said Town Manager James L. Schumacher.Those demands include construction of an inlet and regrading of lots that are frequently waterlogged.Jeff Powers, builder of the development at the north end of town, has agreed to construct the inlet, a collection basin for rain water, and make sure it functions properly before he turns it over to the town, Mr. Schumacher said.
NEWS
By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,Sun Staff Writer | April 12, 1994
The builder of Hawk Ridge Farm has promised to create an inlet to collect water runoff and solve drainage problems at the development.Several residents, whose lawns are constantly waterlogged, took their complaints to the Sykesville Town Council last night. Officials assured them the town will hold the builder to his proposal to begin construction of the inlet by Monday."The developer has agreed to start work next week, weather permitting," said Town Attorney Cindy Hitt at the council meeting last night.
NEWS
By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,Sun Staff Writer | March 1, 1994
Sykesville officials said last night that they will consult the town attorney before they take action on a bond reduction request from the developer of Hawk Ridge Farm.The developer, Powers Homes, is asking the town to reduce its bond from $400,000 to $93,000 for Section III of the development, which eventually will contain several hundred homes.Town Manager James L. Schumacher said the town would not reduce the bond below $120,000."Normal policy says we don't have to take action immediately on the request," Mr. Schumacher said.
NEWS
By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,Sun Staff Writer | February 8, 1994
Several residents of Hawk Ridge Farm are asking the Sykesville Planning Commission to address their concerns before allowing the developer to build nearly 100 new homes in the subdivision.The commission reviewed preliminary plans last night for four final sections in the development at the north end of town.Before the builder could discuss his plans, the commission heard a barrage of complaints.Jim Boyer's driveway repeatedly floods and becomes a sheet of ice."I get water and it runs across five other yards," Mr. Boyer said.
NEWS
By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,Staff Writer | November 2, 1993
The Sykesville Planning Commission could take no action on its agenda last night because only two of the six members attended the meeting."This is unusual," said Councilman Jonathan Herman, who also is a commission member. "It's probably the first time in two years that we haven't had a quorum."The commission may turn a traffic workshop on Nov. 10 into a regular meeting to address several developers' concerns introduced last night.Members may be able to take action on final approval for sections four and five of Hawk Ridge Farms.
NEWS
By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,Sun Staff Writer | February 8, 1994
Several residents of Hawk Ridge Farm are asking the Sykesville Planning Commission to address their concerns before allowing the developer to build nearly 100 new homes in the subdivision.The commission reviewed preliminary plans last night for four final sections in the development at the north end of town.Before the builder could discuss his plans, the commission heard a barrage of complaints.Jim Boyer's driveway repeatedly floods and becomes a sheet of ice."I get water and it runs across five other yards," Mr. Boyer said.
NEWS
October 6, 1993
Powers Home Builders has changed engineering companies for its Hawk Ridge Farm development in Sykesville.MRA, a Towson engineering company, will resubmit concept plans for four proposed new sections off Obrecht Road at the north end of town.The development, which will have several hundred homes at completion, has had grading and sediment control problems for about six months."The new engineers will be meeting with the town planning commission in November," said Town Manager James L. Schumacher.
NEWS
By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,Staff Writer | September 10, 1993
The builder of Hawk Ridge Farm will have to pay Sykesville to hack off tall weeds on vacant lots in the 200-home development.Powers Homes missed the town's deadline yesterday for cutting the weeds. Now, in addition to a fine, the builder will have to pay the town's mowing costs."We have to make [vice president Jeffrey] Powers realize that it will cost him more for the town to do this job," said Councilman Jonathan Herman. "We will charge him for overtime at comparable rates and equipment rental or bill him for a subcontractor's work."
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