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Read the latest and greatest from Annapolis Roads…



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In this update:

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  • ARPOA Board Meeting Tuesday April 4th at 7:00 via Zoom
  • Overlook Easter Egg Hunt & Game is Saturday – See below for details
  • Wine Tasting Event Recap
  • Annapolis Roads Spring Forward 5K Fun Run, Walk and Stroll Recap
  • Beach Documents are being uploaded to the ARPOA Website – How to Access Them
  • Forest Drive (Bywater to Arundel on the Bay) Safety Study

ARPOA Board Meeting

ARPOA is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.  A PDF version of the Agenda is displayed below and is available for download HERE.
 
Topic: ARPOA April Board of Directors Meeting
Meeting room opens at 6:45 PM
Time: Apr 4, 2023 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
 
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Easter Egg Hunt 
The Easter Egg Hunt is on, with a caveat due to the weather forecast.
Rain is predicted Saturday morning with a 70% chance of precipitation.

 
The Social Committee is going to aim for a 10 am start, however if it is raining between 8-9 am and more is anticipated, we will postpone the Easter Egg Hunt till 3 pm. Rain is expected to mostly clear the area by afternoon, with temperatures around 70°. This is a bring-your-own-basket event. If you are in doubt about the start time of the Easter Egg Hunt, please feel free to call Suzy Lutz at 443-995-5429, or Carol Tabak at 410-980-2794. We request that the hunters be age 10 and under.
 

Wine Tasting Recap

The wine tasting organized by the Annapolis Roads Social Committee and hosted by Wine Cellars of Annapolis was a great success. We had to have a minimum number of 20 people to make the event practical, and no more than 40 due to capacity restrictions. In the end, 36 residents enjoyed the flavors of white grapes in the form of a true French Champagne, and Italian Pinot Grigio, and a French white Burgundy. The red selections included a Pinot Noir (Willamette Valley, Oregon), a 2018 Rioja (Rioja, Spain) and a 2020 Cabernet Sauvignon (California). Appetizers were provided by Carol Tabak, Suzy Lutz and Judy Miller, and additional assistance was provided by Cecilia Dalnekoff, who checked people in, provided name tags and collected the fee payable to Wine Cellars. We look forward to offering similar events in the future.

Annapolis Roads Spring Forward 5K Fun Run, Walk and Stroll Recap

Social Committee volunteers organized an enjoyable inaugural event in excellent weather on Sunday morning. At about 8:40 am the runners took off headed for Carrollton Road going counterclockwise around the Key School property, to Ogleton Road via Old Bay Ridge Road, and back onto Carrollton Road for a spin around Lands End and back to the Overlook to the finish. Heralded by cow bells Bill Jorch finished in first place, followed by Rahul Paris in second and Aracelly Woodall finished third accompanied by her trusty hound. The stroller brigade included the Jorch, Jabin, Kiley and Childs families along with several dogs. Rob Childs was integral in helping to design the course, as well as the art work to promote the event. Volunteer assistance was provided by Judy Miller, Jackie Hill, Brad Houghton, Cecilia Dalnekoff, and Carol Tabak and Suzy Lutz. At the end of the course, participants enjoyed water, bananas and orange chunks. Cameron Childs provided coffee and donuts. Many thanks to all who participated!

We will share more pictures soon!
 

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 info@annapolisroads.net

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.
 

Forest Drive (Bywater to Arundel on the Bay) Safety Study

If you haven’t been following the details surrounding the Forest Drive Safety Study, the County agreed to extend the study to include the Bay Ridge Road section between Hillsmere and Arundel on the Bay.

If you weren’t able to make it to a public meeting – yet, access the study site for details and to make your concerns known.  Public comments will be accepted through April 14, 2023.

To read the project overview, study limits, goals, purpose, and benefits access the project webpage via this QR code or the following link: Forest Drive Safety Study | Anne Arundel County, MD (aacounty.org)
 

Please, take care.  Be safe.  
Best wishes on behalf of the Annapolis Roads Board of Directors,

Linda Dodge
Vice President, Annapolis Roads Property Owners Assoc. (ARPOA)
410-224-3545
303-880-4618 cell/text

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