Arden Community Association

Serving and representing the residents of Arden on the Severn located in Crownsville, Maryland

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Welcome to Arden Community Association (ACA) and your OFFICIAL community website for community news and information .

This website is for Arden on the Severn residents, groups, and members of the (ACA).


**If you are trying to reach Arden Beaches, Inc. [CLICK HERE]**

DON'T MISS A THING.....

Be sure to check out our upcoming events between now and the end of the year. We've got some good stuff on the calendar that you won't want to miss. Just scroll down this Home Page to find the details! Also, keep an eye out on our social media platforms. Click [HERE] to join us on Facebook and [HERE] to Join "Arden Talk" on Nextdoor. Merry Christmas to you all and wishing you a safe and Happy New Year!

Welcoming Our New Neighbors

1038 Dockser Dr (Section 1) Steven Levine

707 Latham Dr (Section 1) Henrique & Maria Reis

994 Miller Cir (Section 1) Matthew Fitzgerald & Leslie Miller

708 Whitneys Landing Dr (Section 1) Brent Neizmen

752 Whitneys Landing Dr (Section 1) Bailey Meyer

1039 Tudor Dr (Section 2) Joshua & Lindsey King

1175 Severnview Dr (Section 2) Bryan & Jennifer Fishback

813 Miner Rd (Section 3) Michael & Patti Mussenden

1118 Ridge Pl (Section 4) Cynthia Bar

825 Valley Dr (Section 4) Richard Lefebure & Jordan Leber

621 Cedarwood Ln (Section 5) Jessica & Justin Augustin

626 Cedarwood Ln (Section 5) Gregory & Christina Ferko

608 Echo Cove Dr (Section 5) Eric & Roberta Anderson

617 Echo Cove Dr (Section 5) William Saffell & Tuana Phillips

627 Evergreen Rd (Section 5) Brian Shelley & Samantha Degen

611 Topland Dr (Section 5) Scott Clark, Jr.

Whether you are new to Arden or just need to learn more about your community amenities, and helpful links to local information, [CLICK HERE] to check it out!

Road Conditions/Inclement Weather

With storm season and winter upon us, check road conditions before you head out. Click [HERE] before you go.

NOTICES & ANNOUNCEMENTS

2nd Annual Arden Lights Contest

(Supports the Arden Kids/Teens Clubs!)

LET'S GET FESTIVE!!!

To Enter:

⭐️Entry fee $10 (Sign up by 12/15; Decorate by 12/15)!

⭐️REGISTER [HERE].

⭐️To Vote:

Voting will begin 12/17 and end on 12/25.

Online ballots will be available on 12/26 and shared on our social media platforms.

Winner will be announced on 12/27 in the ACA Neighborhood Discussion Board Facebook group and on Arden Talk Nextdoor! Winner will receive half of the prize money and the other half will go to the Arden Kids/Teens Clubs!

Questions/Ballot Request? Click [HERE]

ACA Board

Election Results

What a great show of interest expressed in volunteering on our ACA team and thank you to all of the ACA Members who came out to vote. Your participation and support is greatly appreciated!

Now for the results for those positions up for election:

ACA Vice President (Jeff Metzger)

ACA Secretary (Stacy Henderson)

ACA Section 1 Alternate Delegate (Desmond Hannon)

ACA Section 2 Delegate (Larry Mindel)

ACA Section 2 Alternate Delegate (Clayton Unger)

ACA Section 4 Delegate (Eric McMillan)

Congratulations to all of you and we look forward to working together in 2022 to accomplish more great things for our amazing community! Welcome aboard!

FUNDRAISING EFFORTS

ACA and MTR Teaming Up

For those of you who may not be aware, the Maryland Therapeutic Riding (MTR) facility located right in the heart of the footprint of Arden on the Severn, offers many rewarding opportunities for everyone (adults and kids both). The ACA and our Entertainment & Special Events Committee along with MTR are teaming up on fundraising opportunities to benefit both organizations. We are super excited to have the opportunity to partner together with our great neighbors and we look forward to what we can accomplish together! We hope to see you out and about, enjoying the fun that both ACA and MTR volunteers work hard to bring to you!

SOCIAL MEDIA CONNECTIONS

ON FACEBOOK:

IMPORTANT NOTICE:

The Arden Community Association (ACA) now has a permanent home on the social medial platform through a private Facebook (FB) group called, "Arden Community Association Neighborhood Discussion Board". This group is intended for current Arden residents only to ensure the privacy and safety of its members. There are some membership questions you'll need to answer to join the group.

Many of you may already be members of a private FB group called "Arden on the Severn Community Members", recently renamed "Arden on the Severn Community Forum". This group is RESIDENT-MANAGED and is NOT affiliated with ACA. It is NOT an official community group and members are not exclusive residents of Arden on the Severn.

The ACA has been requested to limit community posts in this resident-managed group. Therefore, the ACA will no longer post community events and news in this group. In order keep up on important community news, concerns, and events, you'll want to join your official community group [HERE]. Don't miss out.

Want to be a part of the eyes and ears of our community? Be sure to join our "Arden Community Association Neighborhood Watch" private group where residents only can report incidents and concerns related to the security of our properties and our neighborhood in general, and where the NW Team shares important tips and information pertaining to crime trends in the area and general personal and property safety. This group is managed by ACA and the Neighborhood Watch Committee. To join this private group, you must answer membership questions to confirm residency. You can join [HERE].

NOT ON FACEBOOK, no worries....you can join "Arden Talk" on the internet thru the Nextdoor app. In an effort to reach as many neighbors as possible and to keep everyone informed, the ACA will continue to cross-post in the Arden Talk Nextdoor after January 1st.

Engage in neighbor discussions with the security of knowing you are only sharing with your neighbors

Stay up to date on events and neighborhood news

PRIVATE (RESIDENTS ONLY) FB GROUP

Report concerns and feel safe by forging bonds amongst neighbors

Stay vigilant and help reduce burglaries and robberies

Neighborhood safety is a team effort, but it starts with you. What can you do to make your neighborhood a safer place? Read some simple tips [HERE].

STAY IN THE "KNOW"....

FALL/WINTER 2021 COMMUNITY EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

RE-OCCURING EVENTS



Second Monday

of Every Month @ 7pm

See ABI Website and/or

ABI Social Media for details

Third Wednesday

of Every Month @ 7pm

(except Jul, Aug & Dec)

See ACA Calendar and/or

ACA Neighborhood Discussion Board

Nextdoor Arden Talk

OR BELOW for details

Every Tuesday

5pm (Town Hall)

Second Friday

12 Noon (Town Hall)

unless otherwise specified

Fourth Friday

7pm (Town Hall)

unless otherwise specified

DECEMBER 2021

Saturday, December 5th

December 15th

Teens Club Meeting

7pm at Town Hall

Teens will be meeting to vote for Arden's Most Festive Pets Photo Contest for our 2022 Calendar Fund Raiser.

Friday, December 17th

6-9pm (Town Hall)

Saturday, December 18th

5:00pm (Arden Park) - Line Up

5:30pm (Group Photo)

6:00pm Parade Start

Check out the 2021 Parade Route [HERE]

FOR EVENT PHOTOS & VIDEOS

THINGS TO KNOW....

Mosquito Spray Program

**2021 Mosquito Spray Program Notice**

Please be advised that the application for our community of Arden on the Severn has been submitted and received by the Maryland State Department of Agriculture. If you would like to be exempt from spraying, CLICK HERE to complete the exemption form and submit as instructed. If you have completed the form in prior years, it is recommended that you contact MDA at (410) 841-5870 to confirm your exemption request. If you would like to copy the ACA on your exemption, you may email Board@ArdenCommunityAssociation.com or mail a copy to P.O. Box 241, Crownsville, MD 21032. Please note, however, that the ACA is NOT the original record holder of these forms. They will be used as reference (FYI) only.

For more information on Mosquito Control and guidance on how you can help keep the mosquito population down, CLICK HERE.

A MESSAGE FROM THE PROGRAM MANAGER (Brian Prendergast) FOR MOSQUITO CONTROL AT THE MD DEPT OF AGRICULTURE:

"We use a chemical called permethrin. This is the same chemical that is in dog-flea shampoo and human lice shampoo. Soldiers put it on the uniforms to protect from malaria and other diseases. The formulation matters more than the active ingredient. We're currently using a formulation called biomist 30/30. The EPA has registered formulations of this chemical for use in mosquito control. We use it according to the label and EPA instructions. The EPA requires a huge amount of data before they provide approval. We have not been implicated in harming any other animals. There is no evidence that this chemical hurts plants.

We offer exemptions to anyone that applies for one. With that, we turn the machine off 300 feet before we get to an exempter's property and turn it back on 300 feet away from the exempter's property. 300 feet was chosen because that is the farthest the cloud can drift before it breaks up to the point where it is ineffective. With that, it is very unlikely that it would affect the people in an exempter's residence. This can really affect the neighbors, as it is possible to get so many exemptions that a community is non-sprayable.

We only spray when the number of mosquitoes in local traps or counted by the driver exceeds a treatment threshold. Citizens may enter complaints and our inspectors will visit a property to see what type of mosquitoes are causing a problem and treat sources where larvae develop. This can be successful in some cases. In others the mosquitoes may be coming from too far away to determine the source, or the skeeters might be coming from a person's own property."

For additional information pertaining to this program, [CLICK HERE].

We Have Beavers!

There have been concerns expressed by Section 4 residents about the rising water levels in the bog area at the bottom of Plum Creek Drive "Hill". After meeting with DNR and investigating the situation, it has been determined that the beaver and family have constructed quite the structure to retain water for their home. DNR does not trap and relocate beavers, and with a private company, there is no guarantee that the beavers trapped would actually be relocated but rather euthanized. Concerns with removing the dam include destroying the wildlife habitat it has created which is quite extraordinary, but even after removal, other beaver family members would only rebuild, hence an on-going cycle. At this time, there is no infrastructure damage that the County would be concerned about, and no danger of flash flooding. So, for now, the beaver habitat will remain in place. If you get the opportunity to stop and check it out, it is truly worth the time.

PLEASE DO NOT LITTER

What we have here down our NO OUTLET little community is too special to trash our ingress/egress along Sunrise Beach Road and Evergreen Road. It takes all of us to help with beautification efforts....and it starts with not littering. While most of what we find along Sunrise Beach Road and Evergreen may be due to "blow-off" from passing trash trucks, landfill-bound vehicles, etc., we can certainly go the extra mile by covering loads and ensuring trash and recycle is disposed of properly. We have many volunteers who often perform litter pick up along the roadways, but these roads can be dangerous without proper personal safety gear and proper signage. Thank you to those devoted to performing this never-ending task, but please be careful and use caution. Also remember that the County will perform this function as well if requested. We typically request this at least once a year.

Quick Access

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Summer • 2021

The Jul/Aug digital NewsBuoy is now published.


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AROUND THE BEACHES

Beach Rules & Regs

Now that we are in the full swing of summer, our beaches are busier than ever. Please be sure to familiarize yourself with the ABI Beach Rules and Regulations. Be considerate of other beach goers and remember, NO PETS and NO GLASS on the beaches. If you have food delivered to the beach or for a party, be sure to break down your waste as much as possible to save space in the trash bins. If you're serving up and eating crabs at the beach, please be sure to bring your own trash bags and take your waste home with you. ABI dumpsters are only emptied every two weeks and bait and crab remnants as you can imagine can make for some very unpleasant smells. Your help in taking these extra steps will help maximize supplies, minimize volunteer time, and reduce unpleasant odor from the dumpsters that no one wants to smell while enjoying a beautiful, hot beach day.

Is it safe to swim in the Severn River?

Check [HERE]


Bay News!

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Get Involved In River Efforts

Support SRA Efforts

COMING SOON......TO A BEACH NEAR YOU.....

Kayak Racks! That's right....with so many residents being owners of kayaks and having to lug them down to the water, ABI has appropriated funds this year for the construction of kayak racks at each of our beaches. These racks will be maintained and monitored by ABI representatives and there will be an annual fee and sticker permit issued to store your kayak on the rack. More to come. If anyone would like to help with this project, attend an ABI meeting or contact your Beach representative for more information.

If you have not paid your beach dues or wish to obtain vehicle/ramp permits, visit ABI's website [HERE].

STAY UP TO DATE ON COVID-19 AND KNOW ABOUT OTHER RESOURCES

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NOTE: PLEASE DO NOT POST PERSONAL MESSAGES ON ANY OF OUR COMMUNITY AND SECTION ENTRANCE SIGNS OR COMMUNITY NOTIFICATION BOARDS.

THESE BOARDS ARE RESERVED FOR OFFICIAL COMMUNITY BUSINESS ONLY FOR RESIDENT NOTIFICATION OF COMMUNITY EVENTS AND MEETINGS. THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING AND COOPERATION.