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LAKE ARBOR ORGANIZATIONS

  Lake Arbor Homeowners’ Associations (HOAs)

 Lake Arbor Civic Association (LACA)

Lake Arbor Foundation, Inc. (LAFI)

 What Are They?    What Do They Do?    How Are They Different?

 

The names of these three organizations are often used interchangeably, but they are three distinct organizations within Lake Arbor, all serving different needs of the Lake Arbor community.

Lake Arbor Homeowners’ Associations (HOAs)

Lake Arbor has 12 HOAs. They are Arbor Park, Arbor View, Eastlake (Towers), Newbridge Community Association, Northlake, Ridgewood, Ridgewood Park, Southlake, The Vistas, Westlake, Woodview Village Condominium Association and Woodview Village Community Association.

All residents in each HOA are required to belong to the HOA through rules tied to the ownership of property like deed restrictions, and are mandated to pay dues.  The HOAs are concerned with maintenance of common areas and amenities and the upkeep of yard and house appearances of the individual homes within the HOA boundaries.  Volunteer-elected HOA Boards enforce restrictive covenants and architectural controls to insure that homes are kept up to a certain quality standard. 

 There is a Lake Arbor Master HOA made up of Arbor Park, Eastlake (Towers), Northlake, Southlake, and Westlake.  Residents in those HOAs are required to pay annual dues in January of each year.  The Master HOA is responsible for maintaining the Lake Arbor entrance signs at Landover Road (Route 202) and Central Avenue (Route 214).  The Master HOA also provides and maintains landscaping for the traffic circles and other areas along Lake Arbor Way, Campus Way North, and the Lake Arbor Lake.  The Master HOA officers and board members come from the above listed HOAs.  

Lake Arbor Civic Association (LACA)

The Lake Arbor Civic Association, founded in 1988, represents all homeowners and residents of the 2,684 homes in Lake Arbor.  LACA serves as a non-partisan advocate for the community on matters affecting all of Lake Arbor, including zoning and development, public safety, beautification, and education advocacy.  LACA responsibilities include testifying on behalf of Lake Arbor before the Prince George’s County Council, the Maryland National Capitol Park and Planning Commission, and interacting with other government officials at both the State and County levels of Government. 

Membership in LACA is voluntary and annual membership dues are $20 per household.  The volunteer Board of Directors includes elected officers and appointed representatives from each of the HOAs.

Lake Arbor Foundation, Inc.  (LAFI)

The Lake Arbor Foundation, Inc. is a public  tax-exempt 501(c) (3) corporation which was organized exclusively for educational and charitable activities as a community organization in the State of Maryland in 1997 and received tax-exemp status in 1998.  LAFI’s mission is to provide educational, cultural, recreational, and social programs for residents of Lake Arbor and the surrounding communities (which border Lottsford Road between Route 202 and Route 193). LAFI owns the 6.8 acre  Lake Arbor Foundation Center that is located at 1399 Golf Course Drive, Mitchellville, Maryland.  The Center  is comprised of the Arbor Room, Herman L. Murrell Pavilion, tennis courts, basketball courts, swimming pool, bathhouses,  parking area and parkland.  Through a grant from the Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission (MNCPPC), LAFI sponsors programs and activities year round, such as the Lake Arbor Community Day and Saturday Academy tutoring and mentoring program, for residents of all ages.  The volunteer Board of Directors, which manages the LAFI Foundation and Center, includes elected officers and Board Members which represent communities within the LAFI boundaries though membership on an HOA Board is not required.  

The LAFI Board Meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month and are open to the public.

 Note:  Lake Arbor Golf Course

The Lake Arbor Golf Course, located at 1401 Golf Course Drive, is privately owned by Codale Commercial Funding LLC.  The Golf Course is accessed through an easement at the entrance to the Lake Arbor Foundation, Inc. property.  The Golf Course owners are responsible for grounds and facilities maintenance.