Wednesday, September 21, 2022

An Update from the Office of Community Engagement and Constituent Services (CECS)

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Dear Community Leaders and Members of Anne Arundel County,


I hope you are having a wonderful day so far. Our office looks forward to seeing those who live in Brooklyn Park, Linthicum Heights, Curtis Bay, Ferndale, BWI Airport, Harmans, Pumphrey, and parts of Hanover at the Region 1 Community Summit at the Chesapeake Arts Center this evening. These meetings allow you to ask questions and share your ideas with us so we can work together to make our communities The Best Place - For All. 


We are also looking forward to The Best Place - For All Mural Artists' Signing & Celebration tomorrow, where we'll observe the beautiful and interactive artwork of local artists Cindy Fletcher-Holden and Comacell Brown Jr. as they sign their work to complete the mural. Details can be found below. 


Lastly, I would like to highlight that we are currently looking to fill a vacancy on our Pension Oversight Commission. So if you've ever wanted to get involved with local government and are knowledgeable about pension administration and funding, now is your chance! You can find additional details below. 


Otherwise, we have another newsletter packed with information we know you'll find helpful. 


Sincerely,


James Kitchin

Office of the County Executive

Director, CECS

If you're a resident in Region 1, please join us on Wednesday, September 21st, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Chesapeake Arts Center to discuss education, public safety, our environment, and the other topics that impact your communities. 


Visit aacounty.org/CommunitySummits to RSVP to join us next week or to see when we're coming to your region of the county.

County Executive Pittman in the Community

1. Davidsonville Park Playground Ribbon Cutting | 2. Annapolis Out of Darkness Walk (suicide prevention) | 3. Office of Emergency Management 2022 Preparedness Expo | 4. Safeway Fall Festival | 5. Hidden Heroes: An Event to Celebrate Military Caregivers | 6. Anne Arundel County Fair | 7. Fire Department Graduation Ceremony | 8. Northrop Grumman Corporation's Maryland Space Assembly and Test 2 Facility

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Students across the country are invited to participate in the “I Love My County Because” art contest! Winning artwork will be featured in a NACo calendar and at the NACo headquarters in Washington, D.C. Visit naco.org/art for details. 

Please join the Department of Recreation & Parks, Anne Arundel County Police, and Bicycle Advocates for Annapolis and Anne Arundel County (BikeAAA) on October 2, 2022, for the eighth annual Lifeline 100 Community Bicycle Event!

The Anne Arundel County Lifeline 100 offers a great experience for cyclists of all levels with 100, 65, 30, and 15-mile route options as well as a Family Fun ride. These routes wind throughout scenic Anne Arundel County, including views of downtown Annapolis, the Severn River, southern Anne Arundel County, BWI/Marshall airport, and more!

Visit here for more information about the Lifeline 100. Register here to ride.

Grant Opportunities

CFAAC's Grants 4 Teachers

Application Deadline: September 30, 2022

The purpose of the Grants 4 Teachers program is to fund highly creative ideas that would otherwise be impossible due to school system funding constraints. Since the Fall of 2009 when Grants 4 Teachers was launched, the Community Foundation has funded nearly 200 proposals for a total of $98,600.

Opportunities for Public Comment

County Council Meeting - 10/3/2022

Below is a list of the legislation receiving a public hearing at the upcoming County Council meeting. Come and let your voice be heard during the public comment period for each of these! The legislation scheduled to be heard at the next County Council meeting is subject to change. Click here for an up-to-date list and to see other legislation that has been introduced but isn't scheduled for a hearing at the next meeting.

Resolution 37-22: RESOLUTION approving Anne Arundel County’s 2022 Financial Assurance Plan for compliance with the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination Phase I Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System Permit


Resolution 38-22: RESOLUTION authorizing the filing of an application with the Maryland Transit Administration of the Maryland Department of Transportation for an Annual Transportation Plan grant and other funds under the Federal Transit Act for federal fiscal year 2023


Resolution 44-22: RESOLUTION expressing the need for land located in Edgewater, Maryland, and owned by the Anne Arundel County Board of Education, to be utilized for construction of the Woodland Beach Volunteer Fire Department


Bill 73-22: AN ORDINANCE concerning: Subdivision and Development and Zoning – Cluster Development (As Amended)


Bill 78-22: AN ORDINANCE concerning: Current Expense Budget – Supplementary Appropriations – Grants Special Revenue Fund – CAO Contingency Fund – Capital Budget and Program – Woodland Beach Vol FS Reloc – Amending Scope and Description of Project

Bill 79-22: AN ORDINANCE concerning: Construction and Property Maintenance Codes – Nuisance Properties – Enforcement


Bill 80-22: AN ORDINANCE concerning: Recreation and Parks – Civil Offenses in County Parks – Enforcement


Bill 81-22: AN ORDINANCE concerning: Zoning – Carwash Facilities


Bill 82-22: AN ORDINANCE concerning: Subdivision and Development – Modifications – Notice


Bill 83-22: AN ORDINANCE concerning: Scenic and Historic Roads – Designation of Roads – Furnace Avenue and Ridge Road


Bill 84-22: AN ORDINANCE concerning: General Provisions – Flags on County Property

Plan Your Community with the Office of Planning & Zoning

Feedback is accepted through November 1.


Shape your community's Vision Statement for Region Plans. The plans for Regions 2, 4, and 7 are underway.


Visit bit.ly/visioning247 to rank ideas for the future of transportation and mobility, community design and identity, housing, local economic development, and community facilities in each Region.


For more information, visit aacounty.org/regionplans

Have Ideas or Comments for the 2030 Census? Now is the Time to Share Them

Everyone is encouraged to provide input now through November 15, 2022.


For the first time, the public can formally give input on planning and designing the next census. Your comments and recommendations are key for planning and designing the next census.


Click here for more information and email DCMD.2030.Research@census.gov (with "FRN Response" in the subject) or visit online to submit your feedback.

Subdivision Application Meetings

Residents can view a calendar of upcoming meetings in their area, review site plans and other documents, attend virtual meetings, watch previously recorded meetings, and provide public comments directly to the Office of Planning and Zoning - all through the new Community Meetings website. See a partial list of upcoming meetings below and click here for more details and to view the full calendar.

Robinwood Industrial


Property Location 6110 Robinwood Rd, Brooklyn, MD 21225


Meeting Date: 2022-09-22

In-Person

Time: 6:00 PM

Bonnie Acres, Resubdivision of Lot 10


Property Location 1603 Willow Drive, Severn, MD 21144


Meeting Date: 2022-09-22

In-Person

Time: 6:00 PM

Chartwell Golf and Country Club


Property Location 1 Chartwell Drive, Severna Park, MD 21146


Meeting Date: 2022-09-27

In-Person

Time: 6:00 PM

Lakemont Memorial Gardens


Property Location 900 W Central Ave, Davidsonville, MD 21035 Davidsonville Road into Birdsville Road intersecting with Central Avenue


Meeting Date: 2022-09-28

In-Person

Time: 6:00 PM

Friendship Community Baptist Church


Property Location 37 Jewell Road Dunkirk, MD 20754 Route 2 - Solomon's Island Road


Meeting Date: 2022-09-29

Hybrid

Time: 6:00 PM

Reliable Contracting Company, Inc. Asphalt Lab and Office


Property Location 2621 Brickhead Road, Gambrills, MD 21054


Meeting Date: 2022-09-29

In-Person

Time: 6:30 PM

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Newsletter edited by Vincent Moulden.

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