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October 18, 2012 

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Now that we have your attention, you're all invited to our next General Membership Meeting:

Saturday, November 17
10 a.m.
Eastport-Annapolis Neck Branch Library, 269 Hillsmere Drive

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Chief Ray
In addition to our usual bunch of exciting neighborhood issues, and of course, donuts, we've invited Anne Arundel County Fire Chief Bob Ray to meet with us and discuss issues of common concern. 

Please take this opportunity to meet one of our county's most important people -- the guy whose department literally has your family's lives as their most immediate responsibility. In addition to whatever remarks he thinks appropriate, the following are topics we hope Chief Ray might be able to address, so plan to be there!
  • Traffic control problems: In addition to our very limited geographic access issue, how might we better encourage folks to avoid hampering the transit of emergency vehicles by parking on our too-narrow streets?  Besides the obvious police ticketing option, which may not be too neighborly, might the AAFD send out circulars specifically addressing this issue through encouraging enlightened self-interest?
  • Now that we have some history with our new fire station, how do the number of calls compare to other county stations; i.e., how busy are they?
  • With AOTB's costly and painful experience still unresolved, how might AAFD ease the drafting site construction process for other coastal communities who may be considering taking such steps to enhance their own safety?
Homestead Credit

Please take a moment and go on the SDAT website to the assessment data for your home and make sure you have gotten your application in for the Homestead Credit if your home is your principal residence.


According to the State of Maryland 40% of the people who currently get the credit haven't applied yet.


You can find the application on line at: