The Montgomery County Commission on Common Ownership Communities (CCOC) already serves a number of HOAs in the area. The current organization in Gaithersburg is the city’s Neighborhood Services Division, which enforces city codes, according to the Council’s agenda.
Council member Cathy Drzyzgula said the city's current situation finds itself resolving issues within HOA boards when the members can't resolve them, according to the report.
Funding for the CCOC would be $3 annually per resident through their respective annual registration fees, according to city documents.
Robert Utley, a Gaithersburg resident and homeowners’ association member, was supportive of the potential partnership and Craig Wilson, president of Vanguard Management Associates Inc. (a company that offers community management services), said, "This would be a very large benefit for associations in the city," according to the report.
Read the full report on The Gazette. The full presentation from Monday's Mayor and City Council work session can be viewed on the city of Gaithersburg website.