Read the latest and greatest from Annapolis Roads…
In this update:
* The Beach Remediation & Preservation Committee (BRPC) Briefing on May 12th from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm via Zoom
* Spring Fling at The Overlook Pavilion Sunday, May 15th from 3:30 to 6:30
* The Annapolis Roads Running Club Meets at the Overlook Every Thursday at 6:00 pm
* A Letter to The Board – Friendship and Community
* Operation Clearwater Summer Water Testing Continues at Annapolis Roads!
* Annapolis Roads Community FaceBook – Sign Up Now!


The BRPC invites you to its 1^st BRIEFING

MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR: May 12, 2022 from 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

The Beach Remediation & Preservation Committee has scheduled the first of a series of informational meetings on the Community Swim Beach and opportunities for its protection and restoration. This is one of several informational meetings that will be held over the summer and fall this year.

The committee has reviewed a vast amount of historic correspondence, opinions, and numerous engineering studies that were commissioned for the Annapolis Roads swim beach by a variety of ARPOA Boards over the decades since ARPOA acquired ownership of the beach. They look forward to sharing the results of this review and recommendations for consideration.

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For those of you who are new to the community, ARPOA obtained the beach in 1987 via a court decision from the owner developers who owned the beach, overlook area, and the remaining property in Annapolis Roads at that time.

“Annapolis Roads residents didn’t always have a community beach. The Overlook and The Beach were conveyed in 1987 as part of a settlement that took 12 years to resolve. The agreement required all Annapolis Roads property owners’ signatures at the time (235 families), as well as the conveying “absentee” property owners – 286 individuals’ signatures in all. All parties involved in the suit, had to sign the agreement. And in just 60 days – the last signature was obtained only 2½ hours prior to the deadline.

“…the developers claimed they were entitled to build the high-rise condominiums on the 17 acres and on the golf course, while the residents argued that many of their original titles promised them that the golf course and beach would remain undeveloped. In fact, the original plans of the community mark the 17 acres and the golf course as “open space”.” [source: Washington Post, Cornelius Foote, Jr., August 29, 1987]

Legal fees totaled just over $160,000, a “steal” for this prime waterfront beach and bluff with adjacent woodland, which stretches from the mouth of the Severn River, and along the Chesapeake Bay, well worth the fight. This asset dramatically increases the value of every resident’s individual property.
These residents had the foresight and dedication those many years ago to fight for open space, and this property, one of several priceless “gems” in Annapolis Roads (ARPOA) that will be enjoyed for many generations to come.” [source: Annapolis Roads trifold].

Also, if you’d like more information, the Beach Committee will have a manned informational table top display at the Spring Fling from 3:00 and 4:00 at the ARPOA Spring Fling on the Overlook. We hope the see you there!”

Committee members: Chris Ayers, Sarah Bodor, Ed Hemminger, Charlie Isaacs, and Lew Linker with support from Jim Gibb, Linda Dodge, Nick Kiley, and Neal Hoffman.

NOTE from the Board: The series of briefings are to provide information during a variety of times, days, and opportunities. Formal meeting(s) will follow and a community-wide special meeting and vote will be held prior to any construction other than routine and emergency beach maintenance/repairs.
Spring Fling at the Overlook

ARPOA provides food, beverages: wine (reds/whites), various types of beer, soft drinks, and water.
We want to eliminate barriers to your attendance – feel free to mask and maintain distances that make you feel safe. Remember, there will be infants and toddlers in attendance who have not been eligible to be vaccinated. Lets all work to keep one another safe.

We have estimated food and beverages based on historic information of attendance (fingers crossed we will be on target).

All you have to do is show up – maybe bring a favorite chair!
Menu (Adam’s Rib):
Pulled Pork
Pulled Chicken
Potato Salad
Baked Beans

Available for children (young and old) –
Hotdogs/buns and chips – (ARPOA grilled)

Cookies & the traditional sheet cake

It will be great to see long time neighbors and to meet new residents who have moved into the community this last year, as well as those new infants we’ve only seen from a distance.

Leashed, well behaved dogs as always are welcome. Please bring water bowls for your 4-legged kids (we’ll have water).

We suggest car-pooling or walking if convenient.
Overflow parking beyond the Overlook lot is located at:
* the grassy triangle at Carrollton Road and Eden Lane (please be careful of the grass); and
* the old pro shop lot. George Graefe has graciously agreed to allow residents to park on the old golf pro-shop lot for the community picnic.
* do not park on the street, we cannot impede emergency response vehicles

Please, park “snuggly” at all locations to maximize the parking and take be careful of other vehicles and property.

Please do not park on nearby residents’ lawns.

VOLUNTEERS are needed – please reply to co-chairs of our social committee as follows:
* Set up (beginning at 2:00 p.m.)
* Bartenders to support ARPOA Board members
* Hotdog grillers (fully vaccinated)
* Clean up (beginning at 6:00 p.m. with final food and bar cleanup at 6:30)

Subject Line: Spring Fling
Contact: Suzy Lutz at lutz1007@comcast.net (mailto:lutz1007@comcast.net) or Carol Tabak at carol.tabak@arpoabd.com (mailto:carol.tabak@arpoabd.com) or info@annapolisroads.net (mailto:info@annapolisroads.net) .

YOU ARE INVITED: The Beach Committee will offer a discussion and a tabletop informational display at the Spring Fling beginning at 3:00 p.m. and ending no later than when food service begins at 4:00. Please join the conversation.
The Annapolis Roads Running Club – Reminder
The Annapolis Roads Running Club is off and yep, “RUNNING”!

The club will meet at the Overlook at 6:00 PM every Thursday for a ~3 mile run and BYOB drinks to follow.

Please call Rob directly at 908-295-6017 or email him at robchilds33@gmail.com (mailto:robchilds33@gmail.com) if you are interested in participating in the running club or have questions.
A Letter to the Board – Friendship and Community
Hey There, ARPOA board —

Wanted to send over this note that Helen, our 8 year-old daughter, was inspired to write after the Easter egg hunt at the Overlook a few weeks ago. She genuinely loves that event, and we all appreciate the hard work that the board and social committee put in to make it such a great success.

We, including Helen, hope you will share as you consider appropriate.

Operation Clearwater Summer Water Testing Continues at Annapolis Roads!

Annapolis Roads continues its decades long partnership with Operation Clearwater! The testing program will begin May 25^th and continue through late August.

The Board voted to renew the resolution for annual monitoring of water quality off of the Annapolis Roa ds swim beach – site 1; and the Community Dock – site 2 (added last year). The following link provides a short historic view of the water testing results at these locations AACC Environm (https://ola2.aacc.edu/tldomanski/) ental Center (https://ola2.aacc.edu/tldomanski/) ; last year’s results are at: aaccecoperationclearwater – 2021 Data (google.com) (https://sites.google.com/view/aaccecoperationclearwater/historical-data/2021-data?authuser=0) . AACC is updating its web presence and some of the information is being maintained at the old site, while the new website is being finished.

Operation Clearwater advises that values are reported as colony forming units of enterococci per 100 ml of water (cfu/100 ml). Enterococci are bacteria found in the gut of warm-blooded animals including humans and birds such as geese and ducks. High concentrations of enterococci indicate fecal contamination and the possible presence of pathogenic bacteria. Values below 104 cfu/100 ml are considered safe for swimming.

After rain of more than 0.5 inches Anne Arundel County recommends avoiding contact with water for 48 hours. Stay tuned…more to follow on accessing weekly test results.
Annapolis Roads Community FaceBook – Sign Up Now!

Membership continues to grow – sign up for “breaking news”… or “braking news” depending on the issues!!

As previously announced, ARPOA has further expanded community communication services by adding an ARPOA Facebook opportunity for residents. We greatly appreciate Board Director Jacek “Jack” Pietrowski support of this service. Thanks again to Jack for standing up and managing the service.

For those who choose to participate, providing an ARPOA Facebook Group will allow us to have more real time communications with community members for urgent concerns, lost/found pets, and basic messaging.

Q – How do I find the ARPOA page on Facebook?
A – Go to “Groups” of Facebook and search for “ARPOA” it should be the first one that pops up. There are descriptions of each group so it should be relatively easy to find.

More questions? Contact info@annapolisroads.net (mailto:info@annapolisroads.net)
Please, take care. Be safe.
Best wishes on behalf of the Annapolis Roads Board of Directors,

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

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