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Welcome
 
Canal Run is a planned community located in Southwest Frederick County in the town of Point of Rocks, Maryland.
 
 
Thank you for visiting our website.  You will find on this website information on ongoing and past initiatives within the community.  The website is updated on a daily basis to ensure that community members have access to information of interest.  The goal of the website is to continue to foster community involvement, so please let us know how we can get you involved in the community. Together we can improve our day to day lives in Canal Run and make this an even better place to live then it already is.  As always your feedback is greatly appreciated.
 
Mark Hershfield
BOD President.
 
 
   Community News   
Draft Minutes and Agenda available
Posted on Jul 31st, 2014
The draft minutes from the July 21st Meeting and the draft agenda for the August 18th Meeting are now available.   The agenda is subject to additions and subtractions prior to the meeting.  
 
Board approves emergency fix to Clubhouse HVAC system
Posted on Jul 29th, 2014
The Board unanimously approved an emergency repair to the HVAC system that works the lower level of the clubhouse. The Thermal Expansion Valve (TXV) had gone bad and needed to be replaced.
 
Board approves bike rack
Posted on Jul 21st, 2014
The Board unanimously approved the purchase and installation of a bike rack next to the pool and a replacement to a dangerous pool railing.
 
Board reaches settlement with Swank
Posted on Jul 21st, 2014
The Board unanimously agreed to a settlement with Swank Property Management, which result in $20,500 to the HOA (after attorney's fees).  The settlement pertains to non-collected builders dues and inappropriate expenditues.  
 
Board sends two ballot questions to the community
Posted on Jul 21st, 2014
The Board selected two ballot questions for the community to consider at the annual meeting.  By a vote of 4 to 2 to 1 the Board voted to send the question of whether to construct a gazebo near the lake to the community and by a 6 to 1 vote decided to send a question concerning forming a task force to look into use of the gravel lot/field to the community.
 

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   Upcoming Events   
Board Meeting
Monday, August 18th, 7:00PM at Clubhouse
Monthly Board Meeting.  All are welcome to attend and participate in the discussions.
 
Pizza Party/Frozen at the Pool
Saturday, August 23rd, 4:00PM at Pool
Pool games begin at 4PM --- culminates in Frozen on the big screen at 8:30PM
 

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HOA Board of Directors
Canal Run Home Owners Association
Board of Directors 2013-2014
 
Mark Hershfield - President
Mia Gallagher - Vice-President
Carolina Swyer - Treasurer
          Beverly Russo - Secretary
          John Price
          Kim Villar
          Tom Wellock
 

Community Affairs
History
 
Canal Run sits on land owned at one point by Charles Carrol, here is some information on this influential individual:
 
Charles Carroll – 1737-1832
 
Charles Carroll was born in Annapolis to an influential family who had arrived in Maryland in 1689. He was educated in France and London and when he returned to Maryland as a young man, his father granted him title to 17000 acres – from the Potomac River to Frederick and the Catoctin Mountains to Dickerson. Carrollton Manor employed hundreds, its orchards, livestock and cedar mill along with his other endeavours making him perhaps the richest man in the colonies..
 
In 1772 he engaged in debate in the Maryland Gazette as “First Citizen” where he argued, always politely, against taxation without representation. He was the only Catholic signer of the Declaration of Independence, served on the War Board during the Revolution and after victory, was elected as Maryland’s first US Senator. He helped create the B&O Railroad in 1828. He also created the Patowmack Company with George Washington which later became the C&O Canal.
 
Charles Carroll died in Baltimore in 1832 at the age of 95. He was the last living signer of the Declaration of Independence.
 
 
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