West Winds HOA

West Winds (WW) and Woodlands Preserve are governed by an HOA in addition to Lake Linganore Association. Their Board of Directors is comprised of West Winds residents. The WW HOA determines additional WW assessments, WW ECC guidelines, and more village specific information. West Winds HOA meetings are held as needed and are noted on the Community Calendar. Their website can be viewed at https://www.westwindshoa.org/.

Board of Directors

Catherine Randazzo

Suzanne Gross
Vice President

Janet Dihmes

Geoff Armes

Victor Cretella

Dave Miller

Gareth Koogle

Linda Hall

Rules and Regulations

Board Member Code of Conduct
Rules and Regulations
Amended Declaration of Convenants & Restrictions
1st Amendment to Amended Declaration of Covenants & Restrictions
Articles of Incorporation for West Winds Village

Note: The West Winds Village Board of Directors adopted the Rules listed above in November 2009. Upon review, The Lake Linganore Association (LLA) determined that several provisions of these Rules are inconsistent with LLA covenants and governing documents. It is LLA’s position that although adopted by the West Winds Board of Directors, these inconsistent provisions are contrary to the LLA covenants and governing documents, and are in no way supported by LLA. Additionally, LLA maintains that these Rules may not be enforceable and/or that LLA will not enforce Rules that are contrary to, or inconsistent with LLA covenants and governing documents.

West Winds Environmental Control Committee (WWECC)

Any improvements/additions to the exterior of your home and/or property, including any non-organic changes to your yard, must be reviewed and approved by the West Winds ECC prior to commencing any project. Meetings held the third Wednesday of each month, beginning at 5:30 pm. Email the West Winds ECC at westwindsecc@gmail.com if you have any comments or concerns regarding your application or have any WWECC-related questions.

WWECC Members

Karen Urchasko, Chair
Linda Hall
Amy Harvick
Bob Gump
Brandon Fraizer

Application Procedure

The West Winds ECC Application Form, with appropriate fee (and compliance deposit if required) and required information, must be postmarked by the 10th of the month in order for the application to be discussed at the WWECC monthly meeting. The WWECC meets on the third Wednesday of each month from 5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. to conduct a preliminary review of applications received by the deadline (i.e., postmarked by the 10th of the month). At 6:00 p.m. the meeting is open to the public for discussion of his/her application request if the homeowner wishes to attend (the homeowner is to notify the WWECC at least five days in advance of the meeting in order to be placed on the agenda). WWECC meeting location is the same as the WW BoD meeting location. The application form and information form can be found on the Membership Portal.

*Mail application package to: West Winds ECC, Box 589, New Market, MD 21774

*Do not send WWECC applications to the LLA Office. They do not handle the WWECC.

Application Fees & Compliance Deposits

Application Review Fees

  • $ 20 – All projects such as deck, patio, sitting wall, walkway, landscaping, color changes etc.
  • $ 20 – Fence or wall (+$1,500 compliance deposit)
  • $150 – Home addition, sunroom, screened-in deck/porch, or garage (+ $1,500 compliance deposit per project)
  • $150 – New home construction (+ $2,500 compliance deposit)
  • No Charge –  Registration of portable basketball hoops (see Basketball Hoop Guideline)
  • $250 Post-application fee charged for each project that has commenced or been completed without prior submission to and approval by the ECC. Submission of a post application does not guarantee that project(s) will be approved. If not approved, homeowner may be required to remove project(s) at own expense.

*Make checks payable to:  West Winds Village, Inc.
*For additional information and procedural details for submitting applications containing more than one project, please review the Member Portal

Acceptance Criteria

The WWECC can only provide approval of an application to residents who are members in good standing (i.e., residents who do not have any outstanding Covenant violations and/or have paid in full their annual WW homeowner’s dues).  An application received from a resident who had been notified in writing regarding a Covenant violation and/or failure to pay his/her WW dues in full will not be considered or processed until the violation(s) is corrected and/or full dues payment has been received.

Is your Gas Mantle out?

Replacement Gas Mantels are available at the LLA Office, located at 6718 Coldstream Drive.

WWHOA Dues & LLA Dues

West Winds is a unique village because there are two sets of HOA dues, one which is paid to the West Winds HOA and another assessment, which is paid to the Lake Linganore Association.  The dues paid directly to the West Winds HOA cover the liability insurance of the West Winds Board and Committee members, gas mantels, holiday lights, curb trimming, mulching of street trees, meeting room rental, community minutes, community directory and paper/postage supplies.  For an in depth explanation of LLA Dues Assessments, contact the Finance Manager at 301-831-6400 ext. 114