Welcome to the Cross Fox Condominium website!
The Cross Fox complex was constructed in 1969 as rental property. It was converted to a condominium on April 23, 1974. It is comprised of seven garden apartment buildings (five with two entrances and two with three entrances) and six townhouse buildings (five with eight units and one with twelve units). Each of the garden apartment entrances has six one bedroom apartments and six two bedroom apartments. This makes for a total of 244 dwelling units. The buildings are spread over 11 acres of property, as follows:
The two types of units, garden and townhouse, have different requirements and challenges. They are both part of the same condominium association, however, with equal rights (it is far more efficient and less expensive to have a single Board of Directors manage the buildings, maintenance, and common areas).
At the time of conversion the Cross Fox Condominium Association was created as a Corporation, The operation of the Condominium is controlled by the Master Deed, By-Laws, and Rules. These are derived from the Maryland Condominium and requirements unique to Cross Fox. .
The common element costs are allocated by the Master Deed as follows:
Each one bedroom apartment unit: 0.3117%
Each two bedroom apartment unit: 0.3963%
Each townhouse unit: 0.6157%
The Board of Directors, which is made up of unit owners elected annually on a rotating basis with each member serving a three year term. The Board has the legal responsibility of maintaining the integrity of the Association per local, state, and federal law. Board members are not paid, and they cannot be held personally responsible for actions of the entire Board.
Each unit owner is a ‘Member of the Corporation’ and has rights and responsibilities described in the By-Laws and the Rules.
When Cross Fox was converted to a condominium a number of improvements and renovations were made to the units, but two major items could not be changed without massive (and very expensive) modifications:
The reason for this arrangement is based on the initial cost of construction of the project. It cost much less to run the one line per building and tap off to the individual units from a single meter than to have separate meters for each unit. In addition, at the time of construction, the cost of natural gas was relatively low and including the cost of natural gas in the rent was an attractive selling point. Once the conversion from a rental property was made, the inequity in including the cost of the natural gas became apparent. We had a mix of residents with different usage patterns ranging from stay-at-home seniors to singles who worked away from home. The first kept their thermostats high and the other kept theirs low. In order to rectify this situation a scheme was developed whereby a timer was placed on the gas control valve on each furnace. Whenever the thermostat turned the valve on to send gas to the furnace, the timer was also operated. By knowing the characteristics of each furnace, it was possible to convert time of operation to the volume of gas the furnace was using.
See the Cross Fox Layout for a site map.
Summer is a great time to volunteer with Neighbor Ride! We’re looking for volunteer drivers who can provide just a couple rides a month for local seniors. Rides are door-to-door, so volunteers are free to run errands, grab a bite to eat, take a walk, catch up on work, and more between pick-up and return-trip times. Rides are provided for medical appointments, shopping, social outings, faith-based services, and other day-to-day needs; and the stories shared on the road are absolutely priceless. Children are welcome to ride along while parents are volunteering for a wonderful family service experience. Please contact Patrice Cerwonka or Holly Waddell at 410-884-7433 or volunteer@ neighborride.org for more information. You can also learn more at www.neighborride.org.
Disclaimer - The purpose of this Web site is to make pertinent information about Cross Fox Condominiums readily available to owners and tenants. Every attempt has been made to make the information presented herein accurate. Official, signed Cross Fox documents, however, are maintained by the Cross Fox Managing agent. If there is a discrepancy between this Web site and official documents, the official documents take precedence.