CROFTON CIVIC ASSOCIATION, INC.  

      CROFTON TOWN HALL 

 1576 Crofton Parkway

410-721-2301

       Administration Hours: M-F, 9-5

 

 

2016 EVENTS

 

FEBRUARY

FEBRUARY 8 CCA Board Meeting at the First Baptist Church of Crofton (1690 Crofton Parkway) at 7PM.
FEBRUARY 15 Crofton Town Hall will be closed for Presidents' Day.
 

MARCH

MARCH 14 CCA Board Meeting at the First Baptist Church of Crofton (1690 Crofton Parkway) at 7PM.
MARCH 25 Crofton Town Hall will be closed for Good Friday.
ADULT MOSQUITO SPRAYING

Mosquito Control (for 2015) 

This notice is to inform the residents of the Crofton Special Community Benefit District of mosquito control services that are being provided by the Maryland Department of Agriculture, in cooperation with the Anne Arundel County Government, for the 2015 season. The services that will be provided this year include the following. Between April and October a county-wide surveillance and control of larval mosquitoes will be conducted. Surveillance and control of adult mosquitoes will be conducted between June 1 through September.

 

Spraying for adult mosquitoes will be done only if a State inspector determines it is necessary. The frequency of ULV spray treatments will be based on the level of mosquito infestation and the resources available. Please note that ULV spray treatment of adult tiger mosquitoes is most effective when conducted in conjunction with community clean up efforts to remove standing water containers.  Birdbaths and containers under potted plants should be flushed twice a week. Old tires should be properly disposed of and not stored in yards. Roof gutters and down spouts should be kept clean.  Dripping outdoor faucets should be repaired. Collections of water in tarps or grill covers should be drained. If stored outside or under decks, items like pails, wading pools, wheelbarrows and such should be turned upside down.

 

Our community will receive service on Tuesday nights, anytime between 7:00 PM and 2:30 AM. However, spraying will not be conducted if it is raining, the winds exceed 12 MPH or the temperature exceeds 89 degrees.

 

Residents who would like their property to be exempt from adult mosquito control services must notify the Maryland Department of Agriculture in writing, using the Department of Agriculture’s request form. The Request Form, as well as other information on the program, is available from the Agriculture Department and at Crofton Town Hall for Special Community Benefit District residents. Further information and the request form can be secured at the Department of Agriculture website: www.mda.state.md.us/plants-pests/mosquito.

 
HOUSE NO. PAINTING Curbside house number painting. $20 donation goes to Arundel Volunteer Fire Department and Boy Scout Troop 731. Call 410-721-1967 or go to www.arundelfire.com.
MONEY MAGAZINE NAMES CROFTON ONE OF TOP 100 PLACES TO LIVE

Congratulations to Crofton! Money Magazine has named Crofton one of the Top 100 Places to Live in America! This is the second time in recent years that Crofton has been included in the list. The list is in the September 2011 issue of Money Magazine.

CROFTON'S CITIZEN OF THE YEAR If you are a member of the Crofton Civic Association, you may nominate another member as Citizen of the Year. Nomination forms may be obtained at Town Hall or you may submit a nomination via email to: ccatownhall@comcast.net. Please include the following information:
  • Your name, address and phone number.
  • The name and address of the nominee. If known, we also need the phone number and email address of the nominee.
  • A narrative stating the reasons that you believe your nominee should be selected as Crofton's Citizen of the Year. (The reasons should be as specific as possible.)

The award will be presented to the recipient at the annual Awards Banquet to be held at the Crofton Country Club on Thursday, November 5, 2015. Nominations must be received at Town Hall by September 17, 2015.

 

COMMUNITY INFORMATION

AA COUNTY ANIMAL CONTROL AA COUNTY ANIMAL CONTROL -  410-222-8900. 

AA COUNTY EXECUTIVE NEWS

AA COUNTY EXECUTIVE MONTH IN REVIEW - www.aacounty.org. Community & Constituent Services, 410-222-1527.

ARUNDEL VOL. FIRE DEPT. Non-emergency call 301-261-0060 or http://www.arundelfire.com.
BG&E

To report home light outages and/or street light outages, call 877-778-2222 or visit their website at www.bge.com to report outages.

BUS SERVICE

The Crofton-New Carrollton bus designation is B-29. The location for the B-29 bus stop in Crofton is at the "Park and Ride" lot at the Crofton Country Club. Schedules are available at Town Hall. For more information call 202-637-7000 (TTY 202-638-3780).

COPIER USE

Town Hall has a copy machine that may be used by local non-profit groups and organizations, i.e., Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Garden Club, etc.) You must supply your own paper. Copy quantity is restricted and hours of service are 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM, Monday - Friday. Administrative staff will assist with the copying. 
CROFTON SPECIAL COMMUNITY BENEFIT DISTRICT (CSCBD)

 

 

The Crofton Corporation developed Crofton as a private community in 1964. Several years later a group of residents established the Crofton Civic Association to promote civic awareness in the new community and to provide police protection. In 1969, the Anne Arundel County Council passed legislation to set up the Crofton Special Community Benefit District (CSCBD). It is comprised of the land roughly bounded by Routes 3, 424, and 450.

A Board of Directors governs the CSCBD with the President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and a representative of each of the five Districts. The Vice President is the Greater Crofton Council Liaison. The Secretary is the Covenant Review Committee Chair. The Treasurer is the Finance Committee Chair. Each of the additional Board members serves as Chairman on one of the committees: the Public Safety Committee, the Maintenance & Operations Committee, the Recreation & Youth Committee, and the Planning & Zoning Committee. General Membership meetings are held in May, Sept. and January at Crofton Elementary. The Board meets the second Monday evening of each month, 7pm, Town Hall. 

Please consider volunteering on one of these important committees.

The CSCBD is administered by a Town Manager who oversees the operations and functions of Town Hall.  The Town Manager reports to the Board of Directors. The personnel who work at Town Hall and who report to the Town Manager include:

  • the Chief of Police and four police officers 
  • the Assistant Town Manager/Comptroller
  • the Maintenance Foreman
  • the Receptionist
  • the Recreation Assistant

COVENANTS

& OUTSIDE

HOME 

IMPROVEMENT

PROJECTS

The Covenant Review Committee (CRC) of the Crofton Civic Association (CCA) meets monthly at Town Hall.  If you wish to report a possible covenant violation or to request approval for an improvement project at your home, please contact Town Hall at 410-721-2301. Town Hall staff will provide the information to the CRC. 

When requesting approval for an outside home improvement project, you will need to submit a written request along with plans or diagrams for the CRC to consider. Please contact or stop by Town Hall for more information. You can also obtain a copy of the covenants for your neighborhood at Town Hall.  

Please consider contributing to the CCA covenant enforcement fund. Tax funds cannot be spent for covenant enforcement, so the CCA must depend on contributions. The CRC strives to maintain Crofton as a great place to live and the Committee needs your support.

CRAFT FAIR 

The Chamber of Commerce is managing the two "Festival on the Green" craft fairs each year. (The Crofton Town Club coordinated these two craft fairs for twenty years.) The fairs are held in April and September at the Crofton Country Club. These fairs are not CCA events. For more information about the craft fairs, please contact the Crofton Chamber of Commerce at 410-721-9131.

FINGERPRINTS The Crofton Police Department no longer offers fingerprinting services. It is our understanding that the Maryland State Police only provide this service for applicants for Maryland State employment.

People who require fingerprinting or background checks may contact the Maryland Criminal Justice Information System (CJIS) located at 6676 Reisterstown Road in Baltimore. Their phone number is (410) 339-5000. It is recommended that you call before going to that location.

There are private companies that offer fingerprinting or background check services. Here is the link from the Maryland Department of Public Safety & Correctional Services for the list of private providers: www.dpscs.state.md.us/publicservs/fingerprint.shtml.

FLAG FUND

If you would like to make a contribution to keep the flags flying around Crofton Parkway, you can do so by contacting the Crofton Kiwanis Club or Crofton Town Hall. Checks for the flag fund should be made payable to the Crofton Kiwanis Club. Contributions received at Town Hall will be forwarded to the Kiwanis Club.                              

MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES (DNR) To report nuisance, injured or sick wildlife, call toll-free in Maryland: 1-877-463-6497.

MOSQUITO CONTROL

This notice is to inform the residents of the Crofton Special Community Benefit District of mosquito control services that are being provided by the Maryland Department of Agriculture in cooperation with the Anne Arundel County Government. Surveillance and control of adult mosquitoes will be conducted between June 1 through September.

Spraying for adult mosquitoes will be done only if a State inspector determines it is necessary. The frequency of ULV spray treatments will be based on the level of mosquito infestation and the resources available. Please note that ULV spray treatment of adult tiger mosquitoes is most effective when conducted in conjunction with community clean up efforts to remove standing water containers. Bird baths and containers under potted plants should be flushed twice a week. Old tires should be properly disposed and not stored in yards. Roof gutters and down spouts should be kept clean. Dripping outdoor faucets should be repaired. Collections of water in tarps or grill covers should be drained. If stored outside or under decks, items like pails, wading pools, wheelbarrows and such should be turned upside down.

Spray treatment for mosquito larvae will be conducted Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 4:30 PM. Please note that the spraying will not necessarily occur at the same time every week. While a technician will visit every week, spraying will only occur if the appropriate conditions are met. Spraying will not be conducted if it is raining, the winds exceed 12 MPH or the temperature exceeds 89 degrees.

Residents who would like their property to be exempt from adult mosquito control services must notify either the Crofton Civic Association or the Maryland Department of Agriculture (preferably both) in writing, using the Department of Agriculture's request form. The Request Form, as well as other information on the program, is available from the Department and the Crofton Town Hall for Special Community Benefit District residents. Further information and the request form can be secured at the Department of Agriculture website:  www.mda.state.md.us/plants-pests/mosquito.

NOTARY SERVICE Town Hall has a certified Notary Public. The cost for this service is $2 for residents of the Crofton Special Community Benefits District (CSCBD) or $4 for those who live outside of the CSCBD. All fees collected go to the CCA. The hours for this service are 9 AM - 3 PM, Monday through Friday. Before stopping by, please call Town Hall at 410-721-2301 to confirm availability.
PUBLIC SAFETY

CROFTON POLICE DEPARTMENT services the Special Benefits Tax District. For questions about the Department or to discuss general police-related concerns, please call Town Hall at 410-721-2301 during administrative hours from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. To report a crime or incident to the Police, call 911 for an emergency or 410-222-8610 for non-emergency incidents. Anne Arundel County Police Communications dispatches Crofton officers. We do not have the ability to dispatch officers from Town Hall. Please see the Police Department page on this website for more information about the Crofton Police Department.

AA County Police Headquarters - 410-222-8610.

FIRES OR EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES CALL 911. If you should need to contact the Arundel Volunteer Fire Department for a non-emergency purpose, call 301-261-0060. 

The non-emergency number for the Anne Arundel County Fire Department is 410-222-8200.  

PUBLIC WORKS

(DPW)

General Information - 410-222-7940. Customer Relations 410-222-7582.

CURBS & STREET GUTTERS: are maintained by County Public Works. Call 410-222-7500 to request an inspection of any damage to curbs and gutters adjacent to your property.

LEAF DISPOSAL: Each fall the many beautiful trees here in the Triangle dump incredible amounts of leaves onto our yards and streets. The County solid waste service removes the leaves that residents rake up and place in bags or other containers marked with an "X".  Many residents take advantage of that service. Some residents employ private services to remove the leaves at their homes.

Unfortunately, many residents seem to feel that if they simply rake the leaves from their yards into the curbs that someone will come along and vacuum the leaves. That is not the case. Neither the CCA nor the County provides that service. Leaves must be bagged to be removed by the County.

When leaves are simply raked onto the curbs, it causes several problems. First, piling the leaves in the street often results in those leaves being blown back onto the yards of residents who have raked their yards or have paid to have the leaves from their yards disposed of. When leaves become wet, they become very slippery and may result in vehicle, bicycle or pedestrian accidents. Leaves left in the curbs can block up storm water drains and cause large puddles that can turn into large patches of ice during the winter. Leaves that have not been removed can complicate snow removal efforts in the winter.

Please do not dispose of the leaves from your yard by simply raking them into the street. To do so is to be inconsiderate of your neighbors and may create serious traffic hazards.  Please bag your leaves for disposal or make other appropriate arrangements. 

SIDEWALK REPAIRSThese are generally the responsibility of the homeowner. However, if the sidewalk adjacent to your home has been damaged as a result of utility work or because of damage caused by roots from trees growing on County property, or for more information call the County at 410-222-7940.  

SNOW REMOVAL REQUESTS: The responsibility for removing snow from public roadways lies with Anne Arundel County not with the Crofton Civic Association. The following information comes from the County's Department of Public Works:

Snow removal efforts will begin on main and collector roads. The County will then work to make neighborhood roads passable. In major snowstorms (over 14"), it may take 24 to 48 hours after the snow has stopped, just to clear main and collector roads. Neighborhood roads will be made passable 3 to 4 days after the end of the storm.

THESE ARE THE TELEPHONE NUMBERS FOR SNOW EMERGENCY SITUATIONS:

For scheduled health-related medical attention (dialysis, oxygen deliveries, etc.) or for emergency food or shelter, call the Emergency Management Bureau at 410-222-0600.

For snow removal requests, call 410-222-7940. You may also click this link to the County's website: www.aacounty.org for information or to submit online snow removal requests.

For requests related to state highways (Routes 3, 424, 450, 50, 495, etc.), please contact the State Highway Administration (SHA). The phone number for the SHA office in Annapolis is 410-841-1002 or click this link to the SHA website: www.roads.maryland.gov.

Anne Arundel County Code 9-1-709:

Snow and Ice on Walkways - (a) Prohibition. The owner, user, or occupant of property situated on a street along which there is a paved sidewalk shall remove the snow and ice from the sidewalk fronting the property within six hours after the fall of snow except that, if it snows between 3:00 PM and 6:00 AM, the owner, user, or occupant shall remove the snow and ice before 11:00 AM.

TRASH PICK-UP: Trash pick-up is administered by the County Department of Public Works.  If you have questions or problems, call 410-222-6100. For more information on the web, go to www.aacounty.org/DPW/WasteManagfement. For information on recycling, go to www.RecycleMoreoften.com.

DPW has provided the following curbside collection tips:

Put all containers out by 6:00 AM.

Containers must weight 40 lbs. or less.

No washing or sorting is required for recycle items.

Leaves, brush, branches or grass clippings must be put in bags or containers marked with "X". If not placed in containers, branches must be tied into bundles, not exceeding 40 lbs. in weight, 4 feet in length or 4 inches in diameter.

For regular household trash, use sturdy containers with handles or plastic bags. Do not use cardboard containers. Cardboard will be picked up on your recycle day.  The limit for trash items is four containers and/or bags per day.

The following items are NOT accepted for curbside pick-up: Ammunition, asbestos, ashes, building and construction materials, compressed gas tanks, dead animals, drum container/fuel and oil tanks, explosives, firearms, liquids including paint, medical waste, poisons, acids, sawdust and tires. 

(Visit  www.aacounty.org/DPW/WasteManagement/ProblemProducts.cfm for disposal information). 

For large metal items, such as swing sets, grills, air conditioners, washers, driers, refrigerators and the like, call DPW at 410-222-6100 to arrange for pick-up.

For furniture items, such as sofas, mattresses, box springs, bookshelves and even television sets, you may leave them next to your regular trash. However, items must not be too large to be picked up by two men and you cannot leave more than three items on one day.

For information regarding curbside collection, Waste Management Facilities, and holiday schedules, visit www.aacounty.org/DPW/WasteManagement/HolidaySchedule.cfm.

For more information on the Household Hazardous Waste Program please visit www.aacounty.org/DPW/WasteManagement or call 410-222-7951.

Recycle More!  Take the Challenge:  www.recyclemoreoften.com.

SENIOR INFORMATION  

Department of Aging and Disabilities.

The O'Malley Senior Center is located at 1275 Odenton Road, Odenton. The phone numbers are 410-222-6227 or 301-621-9515. The fax number is 410-222-6229.  Contact the Center for information on the many programs offered there. You can email the O'Malley Center at omalleycenter@aacounty.org. The regular hours of operation for the Center are 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM. Lunch is served Monday through Friday. For reservations please call 410-222-6223. For van transportation information for senior citizens call 410-222-4826.

Programs provided by the Department of Aging and Disabilities include some health screening activities, activity programs, financial services and conflict mediation, among others. For more information go to the Anne Arundel County website, (aacounty.org) and find the Department of Aging and Disabilities under the agencies listing.  

SIGN POLICY

In an effort to control the proliferation of signs in the community, the CCA adopted a policy to regulate the posting of signs in the Tax District. This policy is followed for real estate signs, business signs, yard sale signs, political signs and other types of signs. The CCA policy exists within the parameters of the County sign ordinance and has been followed for many years.

 

The general policy is that signs may be placed on public property (curb lawns, median strips, etc.) from Friday morning until 10 AM on Monday morning (Tuesday morning if Monday is a national holiday). Signs that are not removed by 10 AM on Monday are removed by staff. Signs may not be placed on CCA property (Lake Louise, main entrance, entrances at Club House Gate and Crossgate Avenue, CCA parks, etc.) at any time, without permission from the CCA. Please do not, at anytime, nail signs to trees or tape them to traffic control or street sign poles. Please be responsible and remove signs that you have posted.

 

Plastic signs with metal frames are brought back to Town Hall and stored for about a week and can be retrieved by their owners. After that time, the signs will be discarded.

 

The covenants for most neighborhoods in the community prohibit signs in private yards unless they are standard For Sale or For Rent signs. Complaints about signs in private yards are handled by the Covenant Review Committee. Maryland law supersedes the Crofton covenants concerning the display of political signs in private yards (this does not include curb lawns). Political signs cannot be prohibited in private yards from 30 days before the primary election, and until 7 days after the general election. Any complaints received about political signs in private yards during that time period will not be entertained.

SPORTS FORMS

Town Hall staff does not have CAC sports program registration forms. Forms are at the Crofton Library or may be downloaded from www.croftonsports.com. Forms must be mailed to the CAC. Forms may not be left at Town Hall.

STATE HIGHWAYS Call 410-841-5450. For emergencies call 410-582-5630.

 

  

 

 

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