ECA dues for 2021 are $25 for individuals and $35 for couples. Dues funds the expenses for the ECA. ECA strives to be inclusive.
In December 2019, the ECA Board approved Pay Pal fees to be added to your dues if you pay with a debit or credit card. Pay Pal fees are $1.05 for individuals and $1.35 for couples. The total cost of dues will be $26.05 for individuals and $36.35 for couples.
If you pay by check, you will not incur any fees.
Fill out the Membership Form first.
When you fill out the Membership form online, it will take you to a page that you can pay your dues through Pay Pal.
You may donate to the worthy causes that funds the ECA Grant Program. The ECA Grant Committees will award grants to community organizations, such as Spa Creek Conservancy, Eastport Elementary School, Seeds4Success, Annapolis Maritime Museum and other nonprofit organizations.
Membership Meeting, Thursday, March 18
Membership Meeting, Thursday, May 20
Picnic, Thursday, Aug. 19
Membership Meeting, Thursday, Sept. 16
Annual Meeting, Thursday, Nov. 18
Many of you may have seen and used the Little Free Libraries (LFL) that are increasingly present in Eastport. The Little Free Library is a book-sharing movement designed to build community, spark creativity and inspire readers. Anyone can share books in local Little Free Library book-sharing boxes. ECA will highlight the little free libraries in our community and share the reasons why the library stewards (as the owners of the LFLs are called) decided to put libraries on their properties.
Here are the articles on the LFL in Eastport:
Two New Online Surveys:
Among the most pressing issues facing Annapolis are mobility and redevelopment concerns. Please help shape the direction of the Comprehensive Plan by sharing your opinions on these topics in the following public surveys. The surveys will be available until the end of this year, 2020, please share with others who might want to participate!
If you are having any trouble or unsure of one or multiple questions, there is a run-through of both surveys in the final 20 minutes of the workshop video above that may guide you.
Future Redevelopment Preference Survey
This appeal focuses on the five specific areas of Adequate Public Facilities which were determined to be inadequate at the last appeal hearing and the resulting mitigation plan created by the Director of Planning and Zoning. These areas are:
b. Parks and Recreation Space
c. Non-Auto Transportation
d. Traffic Impact
e. Storm Water Facilities
The Board of Appeals remanded the application to the City to address the notes of deficiencies.
On May 26, the City issued a staff report on their reconsideration of the project which includes the necessary reports from each Department head for each of the Adequacy Areas. The City determined that the project was inadequate for Police and Non-Auto (and the other areas it recommended new conditions and then approved the adequacy with these conditions) but that the Mitigation Plan with conditions to address the inadequacies was approved and issued two days later, which green lighted the project.
The approved Mitigation Plan is what is being appealed and reviewed by the Board because it is the appellants' position that the conditions are insufficient. It adds:
a. Parks and Recs - pay an additional $21,000 fee in lieu, add no rec. space to the project or the neighborhood.
b. Police: put in 10 security cameras and hire a security officer up to $50,000 per year (with no minimal requirement of hours or days, only "up to", so $100 worth is all that is needed to be sufficient).
c. Non-Auto. No dedicated bike lane, no wider sidewalks, look into a stop sign at Chesapeake and Bay Ridge, add a sidewalk on the back of the building on Norman Drive and buy one month bus passes for new residents. The rest of the items are already required.
d. Traffic. Nothing new. Fix the timing of the light at Tyler and Bay Ridge (which was in the prior plan approval), and remove the turn only lane they had added to Americana and Chesapeake that as supposed to help it function better.
e. Stormwater. The step-pool mitigation plan is not required. A $17,000 contribution toward the design is required.
Board of Appeals for City of Annapolis Decision and Order
Prepare Me Annapolis Mobile App: Notifications of what's affecting the Annapolis area, including severe weather alerts, traffic reports, school & government closings, and more.
You Ask, We Answer: Live chat on the Annapolis City website.
ECA Virtual Membership Meeting
Thursday, March 18, 7:30 PM
ECA 2020 Year End Report
2020 will be remembered as the year of the Covid-19 pandemic. While the impact of the pandemic on peoples’ lives varied greatly, we all have been impacted in some way, and we all know someone who has been impacted. In Eastport, we witnessed an outpouring of caring, kindness and generosity as neighbors reached out to help neighbors who were experiencing illness, job loss, reduction in work hours, food insecurity, educational challenges created by virtual learning, isolation and exhaustion. Click to read more.
ECA Grant Applications are due March 15!
The Committee will be have a single grant cycle this year. Grant applications are due by March 15. The 2021 Grant budget is $5,000. The ECA Worthy Cause funds the grants.
Eastport Civic Association
P.O. Box 3539
Annapolis, MD 21403
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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.