Friday, February 8, 2013
The price on this townhome in Old Greenbelt has been reduced.
If you're looking for a home in Greenbelt, MD, there will be an open house this weekend for a home under $150,000. The home at 21 Ridge Road is on sale for $149,500. This two-bedroom, one-bathroom home is 1,080 square-feet. You can check out the home this Saturday from noon to 2 p.m. More details can be found on its listing on AOL Real Estate. Selling a home? Add your open house to our calendar.
Friday, December 7, 2012
A look at homes on sale in Greenbelt, MD hosting open houses this weekend.
A home at 8 Plateau Place in Greenbelt, MD will host two open houses this weekend—Dec. 8 and Dec. 9. The 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom home is 1,100 square feet and listed for $159,900. The price was recently reduced. Are you a realtor, add your open house to our events calendar. The open house will be held Saturday and Sunday from noon until 3 p.m. For more on this home or to see more homes on sale in Greenbelt, check out AOL Real Estate.
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
This year, the picnic features a moon bounce and other kids' activities.
Greenbelt Homes, Inc. hosts its annual members picnic Sunday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.—and this year children will enjoy special events and activities tailored for them. New kid-friendly offerings include a moon bounce, crafts and games. Kids at heart haven't been left out either. There's a hula hoop contest for all ages at 1:45 p.m. The picnic will take place in front of GHI's Administration Building and GHI will provide free food—burgers, hot dogs and vegetarian sides—until it runs out. There'll be a 50-50 raffle with drawings at 1:45 p.m. and 2:55 p.m. It costs $1 to participate, and two winners will walk away with half of all the dollars entered. GHI asks members to take part in its tradition of giving back to neighbors by bringing a non-…
Thursday, September 27, 2012
"You cannot ever assure 100 percent containment," says a GHI official. "What you're looking for is to minimize the risk."
Three Greenbelt trees were positively identified with Dutch Elm disease and have been removed, according to Matt Berres, manager of maintenance operations for Greenbelt Homes Inc. (GHI). Although removed, Berres said he could not guarantee that Greenbelt has seen the last of the disease that has downed millions of American elm trees. "You cannot ever assure 100 percent containment," said Berres. "What you're looking for is to minimize the risk." In early August, Berres said he and a GHI staff person noticed a problem with an elm tree on 25 Ridge Rd. that was on city property. By late August, it was clear Dutch elm was to blame and that two GHI trees on 24 Ridge also were infected, he said. GHI and the City of Greenbelt worked together …
Friday, May 25, 2012
The GHI Board elected new officers Thursday.
GHI's Board of Directors elected officers on Thursday, choosing two newly-elected directors as its top officers—Diane Ready and Frank DeBernardo. The board's new officer's are: This was the new board's first meeting since GHI's May 17 annual members meeting, where three incumbents were re-elected and two newcomers gained seats. President Sue Ready, may be newly elected, but she is not new to the board. She has served six years on past boards, three of those years as vice president. OFFICERS OF THE GHI BOARD OF DIRECTORS Bios submitted by officers Sue Ready, President Sue Ready has a deep-seated belief in co-operative ideals and respect for the co-operative process. She has been a member of GHI for 42 years. Previously, she served on the …
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
GHI housing co-op members give their board the nod to come up with a proposal that would allow them to decide row by row to deny smoking.
Greenbelt Homes Inc. (GHI) members voted in favor of paving the way for the creation of non-smoking rows in their housing cooperative. At GHI’s recent annual membership meeting, voters authorized their board of directors to develop such a proposal. After debate and amendment, members voted that they would have the last word on whatever proposal the board developed and that a row’s non-smoking designation could only come about through the unanimous agreement of members on that row. The ball is now in the board’s court. “I’m sure that they will take it up shortly, “ GHI General Manager Eldon Ralph said in an interview on Monday. GHI Board Vice President Bill Jones said he is likely to bring up appointing a task force at the board's next …
Monday, May 21, 2012
GHI's Companion Animals Committee is trying to find out how prepared cooperative members are for disasters.
The Greenbelt Homes Inc. (GHI) Companion Animal Committee is taking an online survey to find out how prepared members are should a disaster strike. The survey covers emergency plans for both family members and companion animals. Questions include: Through a series of these and other questions, the Companion Animal Committee is seeking to to gather information about GHI members’ preparedness. Answers will be used to identify resources and to develop educational events and materials for GHI members. The survey will be available online through June 30. Members without Internet access may request a hard copy version from GHI Member Services at (301) 474-4161 ext. 140.
Saturday, May 19, 2012
GHI will see one board member depart and will gain two new members.
Three incumbents and two new directors were elected to Greenbelt Homes, Inc. (GHI) Board of Directors Friday night. The five elected to the board are Sue Ready, Frank DeBernardo, Ed James, Diana McFadden, and David Morse. Ready and DeBernardo were challengers. Irwin Wartell, an incumbent, lost his relection bid. A total of 204 votes were cast in the election. Both top vote-getters were not incumbents. Ready, who is a former member of the GHI Board, earned the most votes at 158. DeBernardo came in second with 146 votes. Seven GHI members ran for five seats that were open. The board consists of nine members in all, but four of the seats were not up for re-election in 2012. The voting started after GHI's annual membership meeting on Thursday …
Thursday, May 17, 2012
As living trusts gain popularity in GHI, members will get a chance to vote on making them a part of bylaws changes on Thursday.
Two bylaws issues are up for a vote at the Greenbelt Homes, Inc. (GHI) annual membership meeting Thursday, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the Greenbelt Community Center. One of the suggested bylaws changes addresses contracts, the other—living trusts. The bylaws change on living trusts make it clear that GHI can allow them, according to GHI Treasurer Chuck Hess. Hess said that under the current bylaws, there's been a question about whether GHI could or couldn't allow living trusts, but no one has seen a good reason not to. "It's getting more popular and were doing it," Hess said. If members pass the suggested bylaws change on Thursday, "It makes it explicit that we're allowed to do this," Hess said. In some ways, a living trust is like a will. …
The worst of all the bylaws, when it comes to coherency, is up for a vote tonight, says GHI Treasurer.
Two bylaws issues are up for a vote at the Greenbelt Homes, Inc. (GHI) annual membership meeting Thursday, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the Greenbelt Community Center. One of the suggested bylaws changes addresses contracts, the other—living trusts. When discussing the contract portion of the bylaws, GHI Treasurer Chuck Hess used the phrase "I think" liberally. Which gets directly to the point of why it is coming before the membership for a vote. It confuses people, Hess said, explaining that there has been much debate over what it means. "I know of nobody who thinks this is an easy to understand provision,” Hess said. Under the current bylaws (see below), if a contract with an outside vendor costs more than $20,000 in one year and its total …