The ECA is a non-profit, member-based community association. We engage in activities that improve the quality of life in the Eastport Community and build relationships with our local officials.
Membership is open to homeowners and renters who reside in Eastport.
Architecture & Zoning: Eric Pilka, Chair
Communications: Susy Smith, Chair
Eco-Action: Diane Butler, Chair
Grants: Deborah Dillon, Chair
Home & Garden Tour: Holly Foster, Chair
Membership: Jane Lawrence & Dretta Peterson, Chair
Nominating: Being formed
Safety: Daniel Orr, Chair
This spring, the Board of Education approved a sweeping redistricting plan for the Annapolis Peninsula, changing attendance boundaries for eight of the Annapolis cluster’s nine elementary schools and both of its middle schools - including Eastport - to better utilize space in facilities across the peninsula, reduce overcrowding issues, and establish a more neighborhood feel to school attendance areas. See a map of the new attendance areas for EES (PDF). The communities of Harbour House, Eastport terrace, Colony Hills, Parkwood/Springdale, Severn House, Fairview, August Woods and Spa Cove will attend Eastport Elementary as of this fall. We will have many more "walkers" with this neighborhood consolidation. Street and Sidewalk safety issues will develop as a result. Have a street, sidewalk, intersection, etc, of concern? Respond to the survey and get your views known now. Share this survey with friends and neighbors!
The City of Annapolis, in the midst of a study of Forest Drive and Eastport, invited the public to an open house-style public meeting.
According to the City, the "Forest Drive/Eastport Sector Study will define a vision for the corridor and identify recommendations to achieve this vision."
City officials say, "The Forest Drive / Eastport Sector Study is to be a mirror image of the expressed concerns and desires of the communities interested and affected by the ensuing document. To ensure fair and equitable contribution from businesses, residents, organizations, community groups, and other stakeholders, the City of Annapolis has invited representatives of every constituency to attend one of the 21 meetings held to date."
If you missed the meeting, you can still express your opinion.
You Ask, We Answer: Live chat on the Annapolis City website.
Report it: Report street lights out, sidewalks in need of repair, garbage & recycling issues, and more.
Saturday, October 28
Thursday, November 16
ECA general membership meeting
Eastport Elementary School
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Eastport Civic Association
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Annapolis, MD 21403
Come and step into history with this fun, free scavenger hunt in Eastport. It's fun for the whole family. Download this walking guide (PDF) and start hunting!
Alderman Arnett wants to make sure that all interested residents know the current status of the debated density of the proposed Eastport Shopping Center proposal. There are three density appeals being considered, one appeal by Alderman Arnett. The appeals challenge the determination made by Planning and Zoning Director Peter Gutwald. The challenges currently rest with the Board of Appeals, which is expected to hold a hearing on November 8 at 7:30 p.m. No public testimony or comment will be taken on November 8. If the appeals are not dismissed when the Board of Appeals meets in private on November 9, the appeals will proceed to a hearing on the merits at a date set by the Board of Appeals that is likely to be in 2018. The detailed process to be followed was laid out by Mr. Fred Sussman, Appeals Board attorney advisor. Click here for Mr. Sussman’s directive.
Alderman Arnett has also summarized the background on the density calculation issue. He has worked with the Ward 8 community in town hall meetings and ECA general meetings to try to understand the size of the Solstice Partners proposal, the traffic impacts, and the relationship of the proposal to city codes. Alderman Arnett concluded, over this last year, that the density calculation being used by the developers permitted more apartments and a larger development than the City Code permits. He describes the methods and the reason for his appeal and that of the Concerned Citizens. He says, “I believe that as a quasi-legislative branch of the City government, it is the duty of the City Council Members to monitor and act as checks and balances on the operation of the executive operations (Planning Department) of City government. Click here to read Alderman Arnett’s full statement.
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ECA sent a letter to the Executive Director of the Housing Authority of Annapolis (HACA) on Friday asking that the agency come into compliance with the federal "one strike policy" and evict and ban felons with drug and violent crime convictions from HACA property. The letter cited homicides and drug trade on or adjacent to HACA properties and danger posed to HACA and nearby residents.
Click here to read the letter.
The ECA is forming a nominating committee to recommend candidates for officers and board members. If you are interested in serving on the committee, or if you are interested in being considered for a position, contact Vic Pascoe.
VOLUNTEER FOR FALL PLANTING ON MAKE A DIFFERENCE DAY
The Eastport Civic Association's Eco-Action Committee is looking for some volunteers to help identify locations and to plant daffodil and tulip bulbs this fall. We'd like to do the work on “Make a Difference Day” Saturday, October 28. “Make a Difference Day” is a national effort encouraging groups and individuals to volunteer in their community to improve the lives of others.
Volunteers may order up to 100 tulip bulbs and 100 daffodil bulbs for each project. This year we will be offering red tulips and yellow Daffodils. The bulbs are free but only available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Reservations for bulbs will be accepted starting Monday, September 11. I can do this if we have a location to plant and enough volunteers. Your suggestions are welcome.
Diane Butler (443) 253- 7263
Thursday, November 16 at 7:30 PM
This meeting will be the ECA Annual Meeting for elections and other business.