COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION (SCCA)
COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION (SCCA)
About the neighborhood:
Shipley’s Choice, is a community of single family homes in the Greater Severna Park area north of Annapolis, MD, nestled in the suburbs between Washington DC and Baltimore. The neighborhood is divided into two main community organizations:
- Shipley's Choice Home Owners Association (SCHOA)
- Shipley's Choice Community Association (SCCA)
This site is dedicated to serving the 283 homes that make up section one and two of SCCA- for a list of streets, please see below.
Founded in 1979, the mission of the SCCA is to:
Shipley’s Choice is ideally located in Anne Arundel (AA) County, MD; about 10 miles north of Annapolis, MD, the sailing boat capital of the United States and the seat of Maryland state government. Annapolis is also home to the United States Naval Academy and St. John’s College, and the city is a historic city preserving its naval heritage and colonial architecture homes. The land on which the Shipley's Choice was established was originally acquired by Adam Shipley, who came to Anne Arundel County in 1668, on March 30, 1681 patented 200 acres on the south side of the Severn River.
The community of Shipley’s Choice is on the western edge of Severna Park, MD, where the public school district includes the Shipley’s Choice Elementary School, number 1 in the AA County & 10/10 by Great Schools; Severna Park Middle School, and the Severna Park High School. Shipley’s Choice is just 1½ miles from Exit 10 of Interstate 97, 17 miles from Baltimore, 34 miles from Washington, D.C., and 8 miles from the Thurgood Marshall Baltimore Washington International (BWI) Airport. Centrally located, the neighborhood has great access to several major interstates, as well BWI Airport, and the AMTRAK train station (great access to both DC via the MARC and Baltimore via the light rail).
The Shipley’s Choice community features a walk-able location for the Shipley’s Choice Elementary School and the privately managed, Shipley’s Choice Swim & Tennis Club, facilities of a club house, two swimming pools, a children’s pool, and four tennis courts.
Residents of SCCA homes in Shipley’s Choice have homes that are primarily two story with two car garages on well treed lots of a ¼ acre or more. AA County is responsible for snow removal from the streets, street repairs, and trash removal, including recycling trash and greens removal at the curb from containers. Residents are professionals usually working within the Washington-Baltimore-Annapolis triangle, and some include Columbia, MD and the Fort Meade, MD area for their employment.
Where we are...
Real Estate Information
Pay your SCCA dues with PAYPAL!
Recently a home was burglarized in the middle of the day on Galena Court. Please pay special attention and report any suspicious behavior to the police.
Shipley's Dam Update
Shipley's Dam Meeting
Wednesday, March 27th from 6:30 - 8:30pm at the Shipley's Choice Elementary School Cafeteria
Update on Shipley's Choice Dam Project - February
Update on Shipley's Choice Dam Project - December
I-895 Bridget to Close
The Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) warned motorists today to avoid I-895 and the Baltimore Harbor Tunnel due to major construction and traffic impacts beginning this month. Two-way traffic will operate on I-895 for two years starting Nov. 27. Motorists should use:
*I-695/Key Bridge and/or
*I-95/Fort McHenry Tunnel as alternate routes.
The work is part of the MDTA’s $189 million I-895 Bridge Project.
Traffic Study (Nov. 2018): The county will be performing a traffic study along Section 1's portion of Rustling Oaks to better understand current traffic patterns. Please contact A.A. County DPW with any questions or concerns.
Section 2 Covenants Update: The SCCA is beginning the process of reinstating covenants for Section 2, which previously expired in approximately 2013. We welcome constructive feedback from our homeowners as we begin this journey. Please contact your SCCA officers and board members with any questions or concerns. More information to come in the new year with how you can get involved!
Update on Shipley's Choice Dam Project - October
Annual General Membership Meeting is Oct. 29th at Shipley’s Elementary School @ 7PM
October 2018 SCCA Newsletter
Latest on Shipley's Choice Dam Project
The Anne Arundel County Department of Health will conduct the annual Raccoon Oral Rabies Vaccination (ORV) Project beginning Thursday, August 30. Edible baits will be placed throughout Anne Arundel County to vaccinate raccoons against rabies. The project should be completed by the end of September, weather permitting. Website
Remember National Night Out Tuesday August 7th at Earleigh Heights Fire House! No Charge!!!
Shipley's Choice Dam Rehabilitation and Bear Branch Stream Restoration Projects
Crematory Expansion Opposition Action
The Maryland Crematory, located as close as 1/4 mile to Shipley's choice homes, is requesting the construction permit for 1 additional X-Cel human crematory to be located at 408 Headquarters Drive in Millersville, MD 21108. This additional unit significantly expands their capacity! If this expansion matters to you, this notice details the actions we can take that give us the most effective opportunity to defeat this. Please note that the comment period for this end August 7, 2018.
SCHOA would like to request the following steps to be taken by each SCHOA community member in opposing the Maryland Crematory Expansion:
1. Send a letter to both DME contacts listed on the attached document "Crematory CONTACT LIST". Please personalize this as much as possible.
2 Send a letter to ALL Anne Arundel County Reps listed in the same document. Please personalize this as much as possible.
3. Please encourage your personal circle of friends and neighbors to do the same.
SCHOA President Paul Kaup has shared the following to help you in the process:
1. His letter to one of the DME contacts, to be viewed as a sample.
2. A TEMPLATE letter residents can use in drafting letters to DME. It is encouraged to personalize this letter with customized, personal language.
3. His letter to one of the Anne Arundel County Reps, to be viewed as a sample.
4. A TEMPLATE letter residents can use in drafting letters to our Anne Arundel County Reps. It is encouraged to personalize this letter with customized, personal language.
5. A Contact List with names, phone numbers and email addresses.
Crematory Letter from Paul Kaup DME
Crematory DME Template Letter
Crematory Letter from Paul Kaup Rep
Crematory Reps Template Letter
Crematory Contact List
AA County Hiker / Biker Study Public Meeting
Shipley's Choice Club House
20 June @ 6:30 PM
Memorial Day Holiday Curbside Collection Schedule
Annapolis (May 22, 2018) - The Department of Public Works, Waste Management Services, will observe the following curbside collection schedule and facility operating schedule at the Millersville Landfill and Resource Recovery Facility and the Northern, Central and Southern Recycling Centers in observance of Memorial Day.
Holiday Schedule - Memorial Day· Mon, May 28 - NO Curbside Collection – WMS Facilities Closed
· Tues, May 29 - Curbside Collection Provided to Monday Customers & Facilities Open
· Wed, May 30 - Curbside Collection Provided to Tuesday Customers & Facilities Open
For more information on recycling and trash services, visit the Department’s web page atwww.aacounty.org/departments/public-works/waste-management or call our Customer Service Representatives at 410.222.6100 Monday through Friday between 7:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. if you have questions.
A. A. County Study of a Gov. Stone Parkway Hiker-Biker Pathway: