Beach Documents Are Being Uploaded – How to Access Them
As mentioned during Board meetings and in previous community updates, the ARPOA Board of Directors has been uploading documents to the Annapolis Roads website in an effort to provide property owners with information relevant to the community beach effort. Some of the documents are specific to the historic Annapolis Roads shoreline, while the majority of documents range from 1986 to current day.
From the mid-1970s through the late 1980s, ARPOA residents were fighting for the vacant Overlook and beach properties to be conveyed to Annapolis Roads residents instead of being sold by Rosensweig et al. Rosenzweig et al owned the excess undeveloped property in Annapolis Roads and were considering selling to developers to build condos and townhouses similar to our neighbors, Chesapeake Harbor, thus eliminating Annapolis Roads residents from continuing to have the use of these properties and the access to the water they provided. Annapolis Roads ultimately prevailed in 1987; however, in 1986, in anticipation of a positive outcome ARPOA began seeking expert guidance to protect this asset that had taken 12 years and $160,000 of 1970s/1980s (in 2023 dollars – approximately a half million dollars), in legal fees to defend their ownership. These efforts to determine the best solutions for reducing erosion of the shoreline and establishing a recreational swim beach have been repeated regularly since.
Many documents and records were integral to the ARPOA Beach Remediation and Preservation Committee’s review as they considered past concerns and efforts to control erosion and to improve/expand the beach to its historic condition.
The committee utilized these documents, past research, and current state of the art practices to make what they considered to be responsible and informed recommendations to the Board and community. The documents can be found at the following link: ARPOA Community Beach | Annapolis Roads
The folder and subfolders are under “Members Only” therefore, you must be signed in to the Annapolis Roads website to access the information.
If you are new to the community or for some reason have not registered to access the Annapolis Roads Property Owners Association website and you are a property owner in Annapolis Roads you may go to annapolisroads.net and register to access the Annapolis Roads website.
Once you are registered you can log-in and go to:
- “Members Only” tab. Click on the “Members Only” tab, and the drop down will appear. See examples below.
- Then select/click on “Documents for Residents”.
- A dropdown list will appear – select/click on “ARPOA Community Beach” once on that page you will see the beach photos.
- Below the photos are subfolders. Documents have been uploaded into the subfolders that are most closely associated with the folder heading.
Please note: Some summary documents have been revised to include additional information. Please check to see if you are on the most recent version. Prior versions were not deleted because some residents may have already accessed them, so we want it to be clear where there are newer versions.
Several documents are identified as working drafts and material will continue to be added to those documents as it becomes available.
Additionally, documents will continue to be added, including presentations and materials following the scheduled special meetings of April 11 and May 12th.
If you have difficulties in accessing the information, please contact email@example.com
Editor’s note: The information provided in these sub-folders is based on recovery and review of archived documents including but not limited to: commissioned reports, historic information, past Board minutes, Board member files etc. Many documents are provided in their entirety, while others may be summarized.
While striving for accuracy, we recognize some materials and supporting documents that would allow cross-checking and date verification may not have been available. Should additional material specific to these reports or documents become accessible, we will attempt to provide confirmations and or revisions in a timely manner. Linda Dodge- ARPOA March 2023.