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  • Sat, April 24, 2021 8:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Arden Gardener's Group recently carried out Spring Work Parties at:

    — Beach 2 Overlook Memorial Garden ( cared for by Claudia Ploor and the Arden Gardeners) and Judy Krantz (an Arden Gardener) is caring for the planters at Beach 2

    — Teufel Park (Beach1) cared for by Brenda Mathews-Vitello and Arden Gardeners.

    Many thanks for all the long hours put in to make Arden Beaches so great!

    NOTE:  The Arden Gardeners Group, as per IRS guidelines, is NOT a constituted Garden Club, but simply a group of people with a common interest in Gardening. No Constitution, Rules, By Laws or formal Officers.


  • Mon, February 01, 2021 11:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)



    ABI Announces Results of 2021 Shareholders Voting



    VIEW SHAREHOLDER VOTING RESULTS



  • Wed, January 27, 2021 8:30 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)



    ARDEN BEACHES INC


    VIEW ABI 2021 PROPOSED BUDGET


  • Tue, January 26, 2021 4:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    NOW POSTED: The 2021 Annual Shareholder Meeting slide presentation

    VIEW SLIDE PRESENTATION

    If viewing on a mobile device, you may need to download the Google App.


  • Sat, October 31, 2020 9:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    1 • ABI manages and maintains 5 beaches, 3 boat launch ramps, a dinghy dock, and various community properties. We are fortunate to live in Arden on the Severn and be able to take advantage of these great amenities in our terrific community.

    2 • ABI hires, finances, and manages individuals and companies for needs such as Beach Security, Beach Management, Trash Removal, Portable Restrooms, Lawn Maintenance, Beach Checkers (great summer job for youth in our community), Website Maintenance, Registrar, and of course mandatory insurance.

    3 • ABI hosts the annual Bull Roast as well as the Wine, Swine and Brie social. These events aren’t big money makers — however, they are great for meeting your neighbors and bringing the community together. (Neither was held this year due to the pandemic restrictions).

    4 • The entire ABI Board of Directors is comprised of eleven dedicated, Non-Paid Volunteers, who are voted in at the ABI Annual Shareholders meeting in January of each year. Show them your support!

    5 • ABI's past accomplishments include a wide variety of projects and maintenance. View ABI's 2019 Impact Statement for more details. ABI’s 2020 Impact Statement will be posted on the website in January.

    6 • Arden on the Severn is a community that looks out for its neighbors and supports one another. Feeling isolated? Have a look at Chelsea Dollar McClellan's awesome Front Porch Project or peruse the Arden website galleries for a reminder of Arden's beauty. Support the community beaches that serve you and your neighbors.


  • Fri, May 22, 2020 8:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Hello Arden Residents. We hope you are able to enjoy the holiday weekend and acknowledge those who have made the ultimate sacrifice! 

    Beach Checkers will be on duty starting tomorrow (Saturday). 

    It is mandatory that you have a Beach Card and/or Vehicle Permit (sticker)to visit our beaches. Guest vehicles are not allowed to park at our beaches unless they obtain a free temporary parking permit. If you do not have these, you will be asked to leave. 

    We are 100% fulfilled in all registration requests. If you require assistance applying, paying, receiving or verifying requested information/dues, contact our registrar at registrar@ardenonthesevern.com. 

    Outdoor restroom facilities were installed today.

    Please remember our Beach Checkers are your kids or your neighbor's kids. They are all Arden Residents that are following and enforcing our Beach Rules and Policies. Please treat them kindly and with respect. They are here to help protect our beaches. Please report any inappropriate behavior of residents or guests to them or to myself (Scott 410 262-3741).


    Due to local government mandates, we are not currently accepting beach reservations. You will be notified as soon as we are notified to reinstate business as usual. 

    Please practice social distancing at our properties!

    — Scott Stose, ABI Chair


  • Fri, April 24, 2020 7:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Monday evening around 6pm, my wife, Amy, and I paddled our kayaks near the 6-mph marker at the mouth of Valentine Creek on the Severn River. We were enjoying warm spring air and calm waters, our exercise—and temporary mental health break—from the Covid 19 pandemic. As we floated along, we watched two small crafts pass each other from opposite directions. One boat continued down river, while the up-river craft turned and headed our way, approaching on plane. At first, we separately concluded the boat would throttle back and turn to avoid us at the last moment. Perhaps it was meant as a joke--to splash us, or to provide a nice rolling wake. Seconds later, we assessed real danger. Though we hollered and waved to get the skipper’s attention, the vessel’s noise muffled our cries. The 20’ center console boat struck the front of my kayak and grazed the front tip of Amy’s kayak as it plowed past. By a stroke of luck, the broadside positioning of our kayaks resulted in less than direct hits. Miraculously, neither of us was hurt—only shaken and wet—and neither kayak capsized! The boater heard our shouts, and then understood what had happened. He slowed and called out to ask whether we were ok. The boater apologized profusely, acknowledging he simply never saw us against the blinding sun. We truly believe he did not see us in his path, and there was no intent to harm. As the shock of our close call sank in, we considered ourselves lucky to be alive and uninjured. My kayak took the brunt of the impact and needs to be replaced. In hindsight, we’re amazed that we didn’t become a tragic Chesapeake Bay boating statistic.  

    Our message here is two-fold:

    Boaters, when the sun is at an intense angle, wear sunglasses and a cap to shield the glare. Have a second pair of eyes spot for you (in this instance, there was another adult on board.) Anticipate what is in your approaching path before you turn, and for goodness sake--slow down! 

    Kayakers, despite having right-of-way, you’re defenseless against an oncoming boat. You likely can’t maneuver or bail in time to avert disaster. Never assume boaters can see you, even in bright color kayaks and vests—especially during the regular boating season.  We’re installing raised safety flags on the back of our kayaks to increase our visibility to others.

    Stay safe out there!

    April 2020

    — Ben Levitt, ABI Section 4 Rep


  • Thu, April 23, 2020 8:00 AM | Anonymous


    Yesterday was Earth Day!

    Keeping in line with past clean-up efforts, ABI still needs your help! ABI is following local/state mandates for social distancing/public gatherings and therefore must cancel/postpone the Annual Spring Clean-up previously scheduled for this Saturday, April 25th, 2020. Look for future updates.

    We recognize that our community beaches need some attention. Every year, we strongly support this critical community effort and encourage every resident to do what they can. This year, all we can hope for is that residents take it upon themselves to do what they are capable of doing, or are comfortable with. If a family contributes their time at their own convenience, we can minimize social gatherings.

    While the annual "organized community event" is necessary to the well-being of our beaches, we sincerely hope, we can still achieve our goals with your support. This event historically minimizes our need to hire local contractors for the maintenance required.

    If any resident can contribute materials required (paint/stain/wood/hardware), we will gratefully reimburse any cost associated and will happily supply any materials we have in stock. Check with your Section Rep.

    Just a reminder... We prefer not to bag our biodegradable waste in plastic trash bags. Anne Arundel County does not allow plastic bags of biodegradable material at the landfill. Not only do we have to transport the bags, but we must empty them when dumping at the landfill. This is not a practical use of time and effort nor is it environmentally friendly. As in the past, either bag organic matter in the county approved paper bags (marked for biodegradable) or haul the organic debris off into the woods where it can safely decompose. If you encounter non-biodegradable trash, bag it and we will come around and pick it up or better yet, set it out with your own trash on Thursday night!

    Many projects are planned and materials are already purchased so check with your section rep how to best help out.

    Example: We have purchased a couple picnic table frames and wood and will be assembling those in the next couple weeks. Some older tables are destined for the dumpster and will be removed soon.

    All launch ramp locks are being reworked and re-installed in the next week or so.

    Here is a partial list of tasks at hand by beach:

    Beach • 1  Build picnic table, stain existing tables, fix trash bins, rake debris particularly from the drainage ditch, pick up trash and debris.

    Beach • 2  Weed and mulch, rake debris and pick up trash. Most major projects have been completed in recent years.

    Beach • 4  Re-clad top of seawall, cut weep holes in seawall, repair trash bin holders, remove derelict toys and build a new toy box that drains (mosquito breeder), rebuild horseshoe pit, replace volleyball posts and net.

    Beach 5  Stain picnic tables but move from under pavilion before doing so due to drips, remove unclaimed or derelict toys, furniture and grills. Remove leaves and debris.

    Another Reminder: it is ABI policy not to allow residents to bring their own tables, chairs, toys, grills to the beach and leave them. While it may seem like a good use of leftover or slightly used products, frequently they become liabilities or eyesores. We recognize that many of you assume you are helping, but often the items are in rough shape or are not maintained, thus we must remove them. This is not strongly enforced because we all have our own idea of what is an eyesore or liability. The simplest solution is to not leave your items at the beach!

    We hope to have a Volunteer Appreciation Party soon but we will just have to wait and see how this plays out.

    All of your efforts are much appreciated. It is wonderful how much pride and sense of community we have here in AOTS. I am amazed at all of the local support and the outpouring of love from our neighbors in this time of need!

    Thank you Arden!

    Scott Stose, ABI Chair


  • Tue, April 21, 2020 8:00 AM | Anonymous

    ABI wishes all of you are safe and happy!  If there is anything at all we can help you with, please reach out to us by email

    ABI is following state and local recommendations for the use of beaches.  We have noticed many residents using the beaches in a responsible manner with a few exceptions.  It appears to be a healthy outlet for many Arden Families.

    Please continue to follow our governor’s mandates. Let’s all hope that business as usual can proceed in May.

    Lately, there has been a lot of dog waste deposited in the beach trash cans.  With limited beach activities, trash service will be less frequent.  To reduce unsanitary conditions and unpleasant odors, please take your dog waste home with you!

    Moving forward with budgetary plans for 2020, our receivables will change this season but so may our expenses.  Obviously, Beach rentals are not currently permitted, which accounts for $3- $4 thousand each year depending upon weather conditions.  A few thousand is also spent for maintenance, security, Gotugo, dumpsters, beach checkers and more.

    Our Website has been a great success and I am proud to say it is the best site on the Severn River of any community.  Many thanks to Axiom Planet and to our Board Members for their countless hours of work!  Arden should be proud of what we have accomplished.  We have drastically cut back on postage and have information available to us instantaneously.

    We plan to install security cameras at beach 1 and ramp 4 in the near future.  The price is a little higher than we had hoped.  We are working with a local contractor, Weisman Electric, to see what we can do to cut some costs.  The BGE cost is fixed, but Casey Wiseman is very frugal and resourceful in helping us lower our costs.   

    We need to dig 2 trenches to bury electrical cables to our new security camera poles.  We need your help!  Does any resident own or have access to a trencher?  This will go a long way to providing enhanced security at our beaches and ramps.

    Call Scott at 410 262-3741 or Send an email to ABI Chair

    — Scott Stose | ABI Chair

     

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