Saturday, April 24
GreenScape is a volunteer effort that encourages individuals and organizations to plant and maintain native flower and vegetable gardens in public spaces throughout the City of Annapolis. The City provides plant materials, mulch, and yard waste bags, and in turn, members of the community volunteer to make a difference in Annapolis.
Volunteers will be improving areas in Eastport and throughout the city. Areas in Eastport will include Turner Playground, PNC Bank, end of First Street on Spa Creek, and the Eastport Post Office.
Participants in Greenscape should bring gloves and a hand trowel or favorite gardening tool. Please contact John "Bumper" Moyer if you wish to participate for more details.
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
Eastport Fire Station
This Eastport Hero's Memorial Park project allows for us to honor the vast number of heroes in our community so that they are never forgotten. We also get the added bonus of improving our neighborhood to provide a safe and respectful place for those in residents in our community to walk and relax.
The project will consist of construction of new bricked pathways, the creation of several memorial gardens, the creation of a courtyard area with sitting wall, introduction of lighting in the walkways, and replacement of the overhead doors on the garage portion of the Eastport fire station. There will be several specialty items incorporated into the park that will be memorials to the fire department members or for special sponsorship.
ECA members can purchase a brick inscribed with words that they write. There are three levels of brick: 1) 8 x 8 with 3 lines ($150), 2) 8 x12 with 4 lines ($250), and #) 12 x 12 brick with 6 lines ($500). The ECA encourages members to buy a brick.
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
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ECA Virtual Membership Meeting
Thursday, May 20, 7:30 PM
ECA Grant Committee
The ECA Grant Committee received 14 applications. The Committee will meet virtually in early April to determine the grants recipients. The Board will approve the grants awards. The grants budget is $5,000. It is funded by members donations to the Worthy Causes.
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.