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.
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Eastport Civic Association
P.O. Box 3539
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!
Speakers: Commodore Debbie Gosselin, Vice Commodore Jim Ellis, and General Manager Brian Asch will report about the Annapolis Yacht Club progress in rebuilding and the status of the projects on the Eastport side. There will be an opportunity to ask questions.
Board and Officer Nominations: The Membership Meeting will include nominations and voting on the 2018 ECA Board of Directors and Officers.The Nominating Committee proposal will include two new members to the Board who are not now serving, Judy Billage and Ben Goldeen. Read their bios.
Draft ByLaws Change: It is a proposed change to Article III, the area of concern of ECA. Learn more.
Drop off items at Annapolis Police Department, 199 Taylor Avenue
What is needed:
5lb. Bags of Potatoes 2lb. Bags of Onions Jars of Gravy
Cans of Cranberry Sauce Cans of Sweet Potato Bags or Boxes of Stuffing
Cans of Mushroom soup French fried onions
Other Needed Items:
Boxed Pastas & Sauce Peanut Butter & Jelly Cereal, Soups & Other Canned Meals
Canned Vegetables Boxed Macaroni & Cheese Healthy Snacks (Breakfast Bars/Dried Fruit)
***Please check expiration dates***
Expired food will not be accepted
Rosalie Mitchell Community Center
1014 President Street
FOREST DRIVE/EASTPORT SECTOR STUDY
The City held a Planning Commission Work Session on the Forest Drive/Eastport Sector Study on November 2.
Several ECA members attended to hear about the status of the study and the questions by the Planning Commissioners. The ECA is sending some questions to the Commissioners suggesting they be used in the work session, and asking for a public work session in which we can participate. In addition, ECA sent a letter to the Planning Commission with observations, questions and suggestions. Read it here.
Although the public was not able to participate in this work session, it is important that we show that Eastport residents are interested in this study. Note that the City has compiled a list of “priorities” as posted on its website. See a summary.
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.
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!
Prepare Me Annapolis Mobile App: Notifications of what's affecting the Annapolis area, including severe weather alerts, traffic reports, school & government closings, and more.
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.
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.
Thursday, November 16
ECA General Membership Meeting
Eastport Elementary School