THE MISSION OF THE ARNOLD PRESERVATION COUNCIL IS TO UNITE THE PEOPLE OF ARNOLD TO ENHANCE ARNOLD'S IDENTITY AS A DESIRABLE
COMMUNITY THAT PRESERVES ITS RURAL HERITAGE AND ENVIRONMENT BY ADVOCATING RESPONSIBLE GROWTH, LINKED NEIGHBORHOODS, LOCAL
SMALL BUSINESSES, AND EXCELLENT SCHOOLS.
P.O. Box 852, Arnold, Maryland 21012-0852
Vol. 5 No. 2 February 2004
The next meeting of APC will be held on
March 3, 2004
7:30 PM in Room 204,YWCA Building, 1517 Ritchie Highway, Arnold, MD
Fligsten will serve as APC's president for 2004, and
Minutes of the APC Annual Meeting Sage Mumma will be treasurer. Sage has agreed to
February 4, 2004 act as secretary until a director can be found to take
that position. The vice-president position is also
CALL TO ORDER AND ADMINISTRATION vacant, and the BOD hopes it will be filled shortly.
Ann Fligsten called the meeting to order at 7:34 PM.
Audit Committee – No report. The committee has not
SPECIAL PRESENTATION yet met.
Recycling in Anne Arundel County
Tracie Reynolds, Recycling Program Manager, and Secretary's Report:
Carol Taylor, Recycling Project Specialist, AA County The minutes of the January 2004 meeting were
Department of Pubic Works (DPW), presented a accepted as corrected. The corrections were as
comprehensive and enlightening overview of the follows: Page 1, changing Vol. 5 No.10 to Vol.5 No. 1
current state of recycling in Anne Arundel County. and changing the first mention of the next APC
The Millersville Landfill is projected to be "full" by meeting to read February 4, 2004.
2060. All AA County's collected recyclable materials
are shipped out of state for separation and disposal.
Sage Mumma filed the following treasurer's report:
At the present time, the amount of income received by
The balance, as of 1/22/04, when Arnie Dordick
the county does not cover all the costs of curbside
transferred the account to Sage, was $370.73
pick-up, but the DPW and the county feel that is more
checking account and $666.21 the savings account,
important to ask that county residents recycle rather
for a total of $1036.94.
than use up needed space at the landfill.
As of January 31, 2004, the balance in the Savings
The two main things that the public is asked to do in account was $666.21 and $560.73 in the Checking
order to facilitate help keep the county's one landfill account, for a total balance in both accounts of
from being overburdened are: $1226.94. Income for this period was $110 from dues
SEPARATE - separate paper from cans, bottles and a donation of $80. The report was filed for audit.
and jars. Use a one recycling bin for paper and
another for cans/bottles/jars or use paper bags or STANDING AND SPECIAL COMMITTEE REPORTS
cardboard boxes to separate these items. This is
one of the biggest problems in recycling. If bins Environment/Beautification Committee
are not being used, we were asked that we not Pam Mayberry will work with Gail Smith,
use plastic bags for recyclable items. Things tied Community and Constituent Services, AA County,
up in plastic bags are discarded and are sent to to determine the extent of tree cutting in the median
the landfill. Recycling in bins other than those of Ritchie Highway and along Rte. 450. Going
provided by the county is acceptable. toward the Academy Bridge.
RECYCLE – know what can and cannot be APC will look into Unity Gardens as a possible APC
recycled and do as much as you can to have only project to spruce up the Ritchie Highway median
non-recyclable items in your trash bins. strip.
Questions about the types of items that may and may Delegates to Community Organizations
not be recycled were discussed. For more
MRA Report - Diane Scherer, reporting
information, including how to contact AA County
Department of Pubic Works and a calendar for
The MRA dive workshop will be held on February
recycling electronics and hazardous waste, please th
see page 3.
USNA mids will be trained to participate in the
OFFICERS' REPORTS oyster monitoring/reef ball project scheduled for this
President's Report spring.
The "State of the Magothy" Forum will be held in
APC Executive Committee for 2004 - Ann Fligsten
room 101 of the Florestano Building, AACC, on
reported that the APC Board of Directors (BOD) had th
February 18 at 7 PM.
met. Courtney Moen has resigned as a director, so
MRA is monitoring the filter sox pilot project at
the BOD will replace him as soon as possible. Ann
Kinder Park. Water quality monitoring will be
completed this spring to determine the
effectiveness of the filter sox in filtering sediment variance and a special exception on land near the
and nutrient run-off. Campus Green community.
MRA is also monitoring the proposed expansion of The next APC meeting will be on Wednesday,
the Broadneck Sewage Treatment Plant near March 3, 2004 at 7:30 PM in room 204 of the
Sandy Point State Park. A public hearing was held YWCA, 1517 Ritchie Highway, in Arnold.
on January 14, and a decision by the MD February 11 is the last date to register to vote in
Department of the Environment is pending. the March 2 Maryland primary.
The developers of the Riverdale site, on which 5 Gail Smith announced the following:
townhouses with only one communal septic system 1. There will be a course on Community and
were proposed to be built, were not granted the Condo Association Management offered at
requested septic waiver. AACC. The course is CMD 349, and it will meet
Funding was approved to apply for 501(C)(3) status on Saturdays from 9 -11 AM at the AACC
for MRA. campus at Arundel Mills. There will be four (4)
sessions, beginning on March 13 and ending on
Broadneck Federation Ed Parker April 10. There will be no class held on March
Traffic issues relating to Broadneck Place, a 27. For more information, call 410.777.2325.
proposed senior residence near the College 2. On Wednesday, April 14 ,from 2 – 7 PM, there
Parkway and old Cape St. Claire Road was will be a Stewardship Open House at the
discussed. Heritage Office Complex on Riva Road.
Education and informational exhibits by
UNFINISHED BUSINESS government, businesses, non-profit and
County Executive Janet Owens has shown no environmental groups will be featured. For
support for the sale of the Park and Ride lot at further information call 410.222.7441 or
Jones Station Road and Rte. 2. No decision has 410.222.7502.
been made on this issue at the state or county 3. Speakers are available to discuss the AA County
level. Budget issues. Contact Gail at 410.222.1242.
Both APC and GSPC oppose the proposed sale of 4. Snow removal information can be accessed at
part of this land. www.aacounty.org/DPW/SnowInformation or by
TransAAACT will meet on 2/9/04. The group may calling 410.222.7940. The website is interactive;
write a letter to Ms. Owens concerning the possible complaints about snow removal problems can be
sale of the Park and Ride lot mentioned above. easily entered and dent to DPW.
Jiffy Lube – no activity. APC opposes this 5. No demolition permits or permit requests have
construction and continues to monitor this case. been given for work related to the David Taylor
Smith Farm – Gail Smith reported that construction complex. Plans are being formed and it is
at this site, now called the Broadneck Park projected that an Advisory Committee will be
expansion, is scheduled to start in the spring. appointed in the near future.
There are four (4) phases for this work, and the
project is expected to be completed by late '04 or ADJOURNMENT
early '05. Dirt removed from the site will be taken to
the Nike site to fill in the bunkers there. Some The meeting was adjourned at 9:17 PM.
Federal money will be used for the demolition and
cleanup of the Nike site. A Board of Public Works Respectfully submitted,
hearing on the Smith Farm will be held on February
NEW BUSINESS Sage Mumma, Recording Secretary, pro tem
APC has been asked to join the Magothy River
Land Trust. The APC BOD will discuss this at its
next meeting and report back to the membership.
Ryan Johnson, delegate from Foxmoor, asked
about creating a directory of APC members to be
distributed to members only for their exclusive use.
The BOD will look into this and report back to the
CPHA will hold a Citizens for the Region Day on
Wednesday February 18 from 9 AM – 2 PM in the WHAT IS OK AND IS NOT OK TO RECYCLE
Senate Reception Room, Miller Senate Office AT CURBSIDE?
Building, 11 Bladen St., Annapolis. Pre-registration
is required. For more information, contact the YES NO
CPHA Regoinal Director, Dan Pontious at ° Clear, brown, green glass ° No other glass,
410.539.1369, ext. 226, or e-mail him at beverage or food containers or ceramic items.
Dan@CPHABaltimore.org. No drinking
AA Co DPW Public Utility hearing, Thursday glasses, dishes,
th light bulbs
February 19 in the County Council chambers at 11
AM. The issue to be discussed is the request for a
° All plastic bottles that ° No wide- ◊ Appliances
have necks that are mouthed plasitc ◊ Used motor oil and anti-freeze
narrower than the base. tub- like contain- ◊ Leaves, grass clippings, brush and branches (these
ers such as may be put for curbside pick-up as well bag leaves
yogurt or butter and clippings – mark bag with a masking tape X).
tubs. No deli,
bakery or salad Check the "What To Recycle and Where" pages of
bar types of con- your telephone directory for more information.
tainers. No motor
oil bottles, bubble Remember that many companies provide information
wrap, packing on how to recycle their products. Some local and
"peanuts" No national groups and organizations have recycling
plastic grocery programs for items like old cell phones. When in
bags, newspaper doubt, ask before you put it in the trash bin!
° All newspapers catalogs, ° No waxy-type There are special days in 2004 for recycling
junk mail, , magazines, paper or con hazardous waste and electronics, such as
books (both paperback -tainers, such as computers, radios, etc.
and hardback), cardboard, milk cartons, no
cereal boxes with liner paper towels/ DATE LOCATION
removed, glossy inserts, tissues, foil - lined 03-20-04 Glen Burnie Convenience Center
shredded paper, outdated paper 100 Dover Rd, Glen Burnie
phone books 04-20-04 Sudley Convenience Center
5400 Nutwell Sudley Rd, Deale
° All steel, bimetal, tin cans ° No aluminum 05-08-04 ** Millersville Landfill & Resource
wire coat hangers, beverage foil, baking dishes Recovery Facility
cans, 389 Burns Crossing Rd, Severn
06-19-04 Glen Burnie Convenience Center
° No Styrofoam, 100 Dover Rd, Glen Burnie
disposable 07-17-04 Sudley Convenience Center
diapers, bottle 5400 Nutwell Sudley Rd, Deale
tops and caps. 08-21-04 Millersville Landfill & Resource
No latex paint. Recovery Facility
389 Burns Crossing Rd, Severn
° alkaline batteries ° No non-alkaline 09-18-04 Sudley Convenience Center
batteries. These 5400 Nutwell Sudley Rd, Deale
are considered 10-16-04 Millersville Landfill & Resource
hazardous waste, Recovery Facility
as is oil-based 389 Burns Crossing Rd, Severn
** E-cycling Day – Electronics will be accepted
Call 410-222-7951 or visit the DPW website:
www.aacounty.org/DPW if you have questions or
comments about hazardous waste or electronics
recycling, or if you want to find out how to get a new
or replacement recycling bin.
WHAT IS OK TO RECYCLE AT THE LANDFILL?
◊ Tires (up to 4 /day)
◊ Scrap metal like aluminum siding, bicycles, file
Arnold Preservation Council, Inc. February 4, 2004