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December 4, 2011

In This Issue
Stormwater Bill Needs Support
Santa Run Sunday
Quiet Waters Winter Fun
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Important Stormwater Bill Needs Our Support

Last month County Councilmen Dick Ladd and Chris Trumbauer introduced a County Ordinance Entitled "Stormwater Management and Restoration Fund and Stormwater Management Charge."

Stormwater runoff is the biggest polluter of the streams, rivers and Bay in Anne Arundel County. The bill will establish a dedicated fund especially for stormwater management and restoration. For most residential homeowners, the charge would be only $25-$35 PER YEAR. That's a small amount to pay for restoration of our waterways.

As stated in a recent message from the Magothy River Association, "This is a modest fee, with a waiver available for low-income residents, and will not solve every problem. However, in a protected fund that is managed carefully and responsibly, with yearly public review, the money raised by this bill can be used to attack problems in a strategic manner and will likely earn key federal or state matching funds."

You can read the bill yourself by clicking on this link:

There will be a public hearing on this bill on Monday, Dec. 5, at 7 p.m. at the Arundel Center.  


What can you do? Send an email to every member of the Council and to the County Executive urging support of the bill. And if you can, attend the hearing to show your support. Here are the email addresses.


Daryl Jones -

John Grasso -

Derek Fink -

James Benoit - 

Dick Ladd -

Chris Trumbauer -  ctrumbauer@aacounty.orgĀ 

Jerry Walker -

John Leopold -

Take action. This is something YOU CAN DO to improve our water quality and bring the Bay back to life.


Santa Run Coming to Arundel on the Bay

Sunday, Dec. 11
5 p.m.

email bannerThe Santa Run fire truck will make it way down Cohasset Avenue Sunday and stop at the beach to collect toys for needy kids.

neighborhood children are asked to meet Santa under a heated tent, and to bring an UNWRAPPED TOY for him to donate to needy children of Annapolis.

Then at 7 p.m., under that same heated tent, the Community's HOLIDAY PARTY begins, with eggnog and hot chocolate. We ask each family to bring a $10 donation and a batch of favorite holiday cookies.

Alison Buckler is seeking volunteers to help her manage this celebration; please inspire your holiday spirit to communicate with Alison:    

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Quiet Waters Winter Fun

Stay active this winter and join in the fun at 
 Ice Skating Events at Quiet Waters Park

Dec. 5-9 Toy Drive - Bring a toy and get a free skate rental
Dec. 22
Santa on the Zamboni - Special admission $4
Santa arrives at 5 p.m., sharp.  

For more information, go to the Quiet Waters website.