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Mosquito Sprarying has Begun

Arundel on the Bay will be part of the Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) mosquito control spray program. We just got notified that beginning in early June, we'll be sprayed with an ultra-low volume solution, but only if their survey shows it's needed. If so, it would be on a Monday evening no earlier than 7 p.m.; however, they have advised us that we wouldn't be sprayed until much later than the official "start" time.

Over the past several years, this spraying program has been very successful in controlling the spread of the Asian tiger mosquito -- carrier of the deadly West Nile virus. Its effects are very benign, unless you're a mosquito or drink a couple of gallons of the stuff, neither of which is very likely. Even the bees, who hive at night, are not affected.

That said, it's always a good thing to limit exposure to any chemical, so if you can, schedule your outdoor barbecues for another night and if you see the truck headed your way whilst walking the dog late at night, just pick another route.

And best of all, it's free; except, of course, for your tax dollars. Unlike taxes, you can opt out, but be aware that if enough folks do so, AOTB may not get sprayed at all. So if you're annoyed by the critters now, imagine what that might mean.

For more info please check MDA's website at this link or call 410-841-5870; or email mosquito.control@maryland.gov.

Traffic Safety

In an active Community where children play and residents walk and run (many with their pets), it is critical that drivers take their time and make safety a top priority.

Concern over the speed that many drivers employ when entering and exiting the Community gave rise to the creation of a Traffic Safety Committee which has been looking into options for heightening awareness about the need to SLOW DOWN.

Please keep the following thoughts in mind as you drive through this wonderful Community we all call home:

We're counting on your cooperatio... every day. Remember that your driving affects more than just you.

Bike Safety - It Takes All of Us!

Please remember that when you are riding a bike you must abide by all traffic laws (stop signs, etc.) while in the community.

Parents: Please remember that AOTB has vehicles traveling its roads. Please work with your children on bike safety. Please encourage children to stay on the side of the road while riding and to stop at all stop signs and look for vehicles while transiting intersections.

Bike Safety Tips for Kids (and parents) | Lessons in Bike Safety

Drivers: Please remember that AOTB is a RESIDENTIAL community and as such has reduced speed limits. Please abide by these speed limits and be aware of your surroundings in our community. AOTB has many young children who are learning to bike and are not aware of traffic regulations. Remember that it doesn't matter who had the right of way... the goal is for everyone to stay safe!

Let's work together to keep AOTB safe! Drivers, joggers, walkers, bikers...we all live here!

Arundel on the Bay in the News

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- December 12, 2012
    Arundel on the Bay resident shares her recipes

Neighbors uncover history of Arundel on the Bay
- November 18, 2012

BGE officials meet to solve power issues with Arundel on the Bay
- October 10, 2012

BGE Walks, Talks With Residents About Outage Problems
- October 10, 2012

BGE responds to grass-roots call for reliability
One Arundel neighborhood's efforts, repeated by Sen. John Astle, yield results

- October 11, 2012