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Sampson/Porter Circle Cleanup - Saturday, May 12, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Location: Sampson/Porter Traffic Circle
July Fourth Bike Parade - Wednesday, July 4, 10:00 a.m.
Location: Sampson Place
Block Party - Sunday, September 9, 4:00 p.m.
Location: Halsey Park
Annual events include: Meet the Creek, Spring and Fall Yard Sales, Halloween Party, March and October general membership meetings, Greenscape, July 4th Bike Parade, Block Party at Halsey Park, and a Navy football tailgate party.
First, I would like to thank the many volunteers who participated in AHIA's Greenscape Events, especially Nina Fischer and Grant Garcia. We enjoy many community perks, because of generous neighbors who give of their time and talents. Thank you.
On May 1, we will gather to discuss the issue of the Williams Drive Dock, and to a lesser degree the general need for a capital facility plan. Our goal is to facilitate a meeting that allows the community to meaningfully weigh the potential options and to decide on a path forward in a manner that is open and transparent.
The newly posted document outlines a few critical issues and choices. It aims to be balanced and neutral. My hope is that by providing this in advance, you will feel prepared to fully participate in the May 1 meeting. As always, if you have questions please feel free to reach out by e-mail or through Facebook. I will do my best to reply in a timely fashion to keep the dialogue going.
A "Special General Membership Meeting" has been called by the AHIA Board regarding the situation that has developed regarding the replacement of the dock on Williams Drive.
This meeting will take place on Tuesday, May 1 at 7:30 p.m. at Germantown Elementary School.
A letter from the AHIA Board President, Scott Gibson, can be found on the page created for the dock replacement here: Williams Dock Replacement. Additional information will posted to that site as it becomes available. Two quotes for replacing the dock can also be read at this site.
Citizen Police Academy to Start in March
The Annapolis Police Department will hold an eight week Citizen Police Academy to start March 7. The purpose of the Citizen Police Academy is to educate residents about their local police department, give them a better understanding of law enforcement, how officers work in the community and the specific programs offered by the Annapolis Police Department.
The Academy will meet weekly on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at the Annapolis Police Department, 199 Taylor Avenue. Sessions will include classroom learning, field trips and hands on training. The Citizen Police Academy will meet March 7, 14, 21, April 4, 11, 18, 25 and May 2.
Attendees must be at least 18 years old and live or work in Annapolis. Those interested in attending can find more information and complete an online application form on the City’s website at www.annapolis.gov/police. You can also contact Sergeant Nicole Vaden or Corporal Amy Miguez at 410-268-9000 or firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com. All applicants must authorize the Annapolis Police Department to conduct a criminal history background check. Simply having a criminal history does not necessarily exclude you from participating. The application deadline is February 21.