Court OK's Senior Homes in South County
Anne Arundel General Development Plan Available Online
Information regarding the Anne Arundel County General Development Plan 2008 can now be found online at the County's web-site. You can also keep track on the progress of the plan by signing up for email alerts, also on the web-site. Public hearings on the plan are scheduled for Spring 2008.
WRYR's Ownership Transferred
WRYR-LP 97.5 FM is now owned and operated by WRYR Community Radio, Inc. WRYR-LP was birthed as a project of the South Arundel Citizens for Responsible Development (SACReD) as a creative means of reaching out to the Chesapeake Bay communities. The ownership transfer was approved by the FCC last month.
Presentation of SACReD Resolutions to Severn Bank Online
Crofton First Presents Michael H. Shuman on May 8
Where: Community United Methodist Church
1690 Reidel Rd., Crofton, MD 21114
When: Tuesday, May 8, 7:30 pm
Wal-Mart scraps Crofton Plans
County to Purchase Waysons Target Property
Maryland Daily Record Reports on SACReD Proposed Resolutions for Severn Bank
SACReD Asks Severn Bank to Cut Lending Near Bay
Benefit Dance and Dinner for SACReD Junior Eco Program Returns!
Galesville Memorial Hall, 952 Galesville Rd, Galesville, MD
When: Saturday, May 12
5:30 Potluck Dinner (bring a dish to share!!!)
7:00 Contra/Square Dance
Music by: Ruben's Train
Featuring: Leah Weiss (fiddle), Gary Wright (guitar),
Ruben Dobbs (mandolin), Jenn Reichwein (bass)
Caller - Ann Fallon
Donation: $10:00 adults, $5.00 children 10-18 years, children under 10 free
For more information call Karen at (410) 867-9126.
Severn Bank Urged to Support the Environment
SACReD Annual Meeting
South Arundel Citizens for Responsible Development, Inc., (SACReD), will hold their annual meeting Thursday, May 3, 2007, 7:00 p.m., West River UM Center, 5100 Chalk Point Rd, West River, MD. For information call 410-867-8605.
County Sues Huge Marina Owner
Benefit Dance for Junior Eco Program Makes Front Page News!
Severn Bank Chairman Speaks to Severn River Association
Mr. Alan J. Hyatt, Chairman and President of the Severn Savings Bank, was the featured guest at the February 20th "Save Our Severn Speaker Series" hosted by the Severn River Association in Annapolis. Mr. Hyatt was speaking about the "green roof" on the new Severn Bank Building and addressing corporate environmental responsibility. Severn Bank has recently partnered with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation to support their mission to improve the health of the Bay. There was a good sized contingent from South County and many, many environmental colleagues in the audience. An important issue raised in the meeting was the fact that Severn Bank was investing in development projects located in the Critical Area of the Chesapeake Bay. Mr. Hyatt seemed receptive to the points the South County contingent were making in regard to this contradiction. WRYR was present and recorded the event. The recording can be heard in it's entirety by clicking on the button below. There is also a shorter edited Highlights version of the presentation and questions also available by clicking the button below.
Pictured below is an aerial view of Franklin point, including the area where the PROPOSED project "Run Turtle Run" is to be located. This photo was shared with the audience and is referred to during questions and at the end of the event in regard to Severn Bank's involvement in projects in the Bay's Critical Area.
Benefits for SACReD Junior Eco Program & West/Rhode Riverkeeper
Galesville Community Hall
When: Saturday, March 10
5:30 Potluck Dinner (bring a dish to share!!!)
6:30 Contra Dance (everyone welcome, family friendly energetic FUN FUN FUN!!!)
Musicians - Leah Weiss, Gary Wright and friends
Caller - Janine Smith
$10 donation per couple, $5 for singles, kids under 12 free
The West/Rhode Riverkeeper Program will sponsor a casual cocktail party to support the Riverkeeper program, with live music and hosted by Galesville resident Ava Hill .
Where: West River Sailing Club, Galesville
When: Saturday, March 17
7 - 11 pm
The Galesville party is part of a series of West/Rhode River resident-sponsored events to broaden the support of the Riverkeeper program. "Foundations have been very generous in supporting our work but they want to see community support," said Bob Gallagher, West/Rhode Riverkeeper. "This continues our effort to grow that support.
The waters of the West and Rhode rivers and their tributaries are as polluted as they have ever been, he said. The best, if not the only, chance for saving the rivers lies in direct action by the community.
"The most important thing is getting the community behind us," Mr. Gallagher said. "We can do all the shoreline restoration we want, but it's not going to save the bay without a community that cares."
The West/Rhode Riverkeeper, Inc. is a community-supported environmental organization with a focus on enforcement of environmental laws. Riverkeeper Bob Gallagher patrols the West and Rhode rivers and the nearby waters of the Chesapeake Bay, identifying sources of pollution and working to reduce sources of illegal pollution through advocacy, education and watershed restoration.
Anyone interested in sponsoring an event in a West/Rhode River community or to learn more about the March 17 party, contact Amy Colhoun, program director at 410-533-9002 or email@example.com.
Plans for Churchton Grocery Store Unveiled
At a public meeting late last month, owner Dean Monkelein, president of Amy Foods, had engineers run through the basic details of the company's plan to build an 18,000-square-foot grocery store, nearly four times as big as the current Deale FoodRite, but substantially smaller than the major chain grocery proposed years ago.
Deale Developer Moves Too Soon : Fined and Ordered to Stop Grading Work
Snyder Development was apparently grading on the former Deale Elks Club property without a permit, earning a county stop-work order that carries a $1,000 fine. Don Avery, president of South Arundel Citizens for Responsible Development (SACReD), was driving by the site that sits between Owings Beach and Masons Beach roads south of Deale Elementary School and noticed the work.
Target Site Plan for Waysons Corner is Withdrawn
The developer seeking to build a Target shopping center in Waysons Corner has withdrawn its site plan application, but the project isn't going away.
Engineering Firm May Be Liable for Customer's Wetlands Violations
A Severna Park engineering firm may be required to remove the stone-and-soil embankment a customer built on Whitehall Creek after relying upon the firm to design the project and prepare the permit application.
EPA Reportedly Halting Wal-Mart in Crofton
The Environmental Protection Agency is slowly pulling the curtains on a controversial Wal-Mart proposed for Crofton, a senior aide for state Sen. Janet Greenip told area residents last night. "We have knowledge that the EPA is slowing it down to a halt. At this point it looks like it's not going to happen," Justin Ready, the Crofton Republican's chief of staff, said at a meeting of the Greater Crofton Council. The EPA has control over Wal-Mart's quest for a non-tidal wetlands permit, an authorization that is needed for construction to begin.
Pre-Submission Meeting for the New Food-Rite in Shady Side
A pre-submission meeting has been schedule for the proposed new Food-Rite at the old Miller's Sunoco site in Shady Side.
Meeting details from the County web-site:
Amy Food Chains, Inc. Property (Posted 1/5/2007)
Meeting Date: January 25, 2007
Time of Meeting: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Deale Elementary School
759 Masons Beach Road, Deale, MD 20754
Tax Account Number: 7000-0318-3600, 7000-0318-2200
Council District & Representative: 7 - Edward R. Reilly
Tax District: 7
Tax Map/Block/Parcel 74/2/14 & 15
Property Address: 5570 & 5600 Shady Side Road, Churchton, MD 20733.
Property located at the northeast corner of the
intersection of Shadyside Road (MD Rte. 468) and MD Rte. 256.
Project Description: Grocery, Pharmacy, and associated parking.
Owner: Amy Food Chains, Inc.
Developer: Amy Food Chains, Inc.
Contact Name: Michele Bennett, Wilkerson & Assoc.
Contact Phone Number: (410) 257-3332
Lee Airport Development to Monitor Stormwater
The community conservancy overseeing development next to Lee Airport has ironed out a first-of-its-kind plan where the developer will monitor stormwater quality leaving its planned shopping center along Route 2.
Development Plan Worries South County Leaders
As County Executive John R. Leopold's administration faces the daunting task of drafting a new 10-year blueprint for growth, south county residents have a bumper sticker for him: "Keep South County Rural."
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non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to work toward a
sustainable Southern Anne Arundel County,
Maryland community through research, education, and action.
Please email SACReD for additional information.
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