Arden Beaches, Inc.

ABI is the official non-for-profit organization (501(c)7) within Arden on the Severn that manages and oversees the operations and maintenance of all community private beach properties. ABI is governed by its Bylaws and is accountable to its shareholders. Lot owners are deed-mandated to pay an annual lot fee assessment  and mandatory user fee so that ABI can effectively manage its properties and make them available and safely accessible to all authorized residents who are current with all annual fees.

JOIN the voluntary membership of the Arden Community Association (ACA) and support our partner organization through joint efforts for Arden's community betterment mission.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

IMPORTANT 2024 REGISTRATION INFORMATION

ABI REGISTRATION STEPS

1. Look for and pay your annual invoice emailed Nov 1st (mailed USPS to those without email). If you don't see your invoice in your email inbox, check your SPAM and be sure to change your settings to accept email from us so you don't miss important information. Pay your invoice directly through the email PAY NOW button, mail your payment to ABI at PO Box 365, Crownsville, MD 21032 or drop your payment off at the Town Hall (locked) Dropbox located at 1020 Omar Drive.

ALL ANNUAL FEES AND MANDATORY USER INFLATION FEES MUST BE PAID PRIOR TO ORDERING AMENITIES

2. Order your beach and amenity passes. Passes are NOT automatically mailed upon payment of the annual invoice. Owners must complete the Owner Beach Pass & Amenity Order Form before passes can be mailed. Note that the Registrar will not know who to issue passes to without completion of the order form. All Non-Owner Residents over the age of 21 must request credentials individually using the Non-Owner Beach Pass & Amenity Order Form.

IT IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT FOR RESIDENTS TO PROVIDE THE REQUIRED VERIFICATION DOCUMENTATION WITH AMENITY ORDER REQUESTS IN ORDER TO BE PROCESSED IN A TIMELY FASHION. THIS INFORMATION IS NOT STORED BY ABI.  ORDERS WITH MISSING DOCUMENTATION WILL NOT BE PROCESSED.

3. Pay your order invoice in a timely fashion so that the Registrar can complete the order process and get your credentials to you. Note that owner and owner dependent (21 and under) beach passes are no charge. If you are only requesting passes, they will be mailed upon receipt of your signed order form.

Visit the "ORDER MY STUFF" page on this website for other ordering needs.

read the REGISTRATION PROCESS FOR details

Registration Process Details will provide you with the answers to all of your questions from acceptable documentation to placement of vehicle, ramp, dinghy and watercraft passes. Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with the BEACH RULES as well. Remember, you sign that you acknowledge the rules when you order your beach and amenity passes so please help us have a smooth beach season by knowing and adhering to the rules for the safety of all beach goers and the protection of our private beach properties. Also, if you make a BEACH PARTY RESERVATION, be sure to read and understand the rules associated with such events. Non-compliance with all beach rules may result in revocation of beach privileges temporarily or permanently. Thank You!

RESPONSE TO CONCERNED CITIZENS OF ARDEN

A [Recent Flyer] mailed to every Arden resident from an anonymous source calling themselves “Concerned Citizens of Arden” is a cause for concern, not just from the ABI and ACA boards, but from residents as well who are reaching out to the Boards for clarification. These requests have prompted the necessity for this response.

Unfortunately, the flyer is written with the opinions of the concerned citizens of Arden, based upon the writer’s interpretation of Arden’s [1950s deed covenants] and [ABI Bylaws]. In defense of the good efforts being put forth by the volunteers, both past and present, elected to lead these efforts and to recognize documented historic facts, we offer the following:

Accusations are being made in the referenced flyer by the concerned citizens of Arden:

The [1950s deed covenants] are outdated and include verbiage that would not be legal today. Despite this outdated recorded document, here are the facts:

Additional concerns may be addressed by attending monthly ABI meetings or by emailing ABI directly at BoardDirectors@ArdenBeachesInc.com

ARDEN INFORMATION SESSIONS SCHEDULE

Info Sessions with ACA Membership Renewal & ABI Payment & Amenity Processing

NONE CURRENTLY SCHEDULED

Make this website your "GO TO" source of information. Communication is important to all of us in Arden. While the registrar may post information and instruction through social media, correspondence IS NOT tracked through that platform. Please [CONTACT THE REGISTRAR] directly if you have any questions or need assistance. Registrar hours of operation are posted below. For ABI emergencies, please contact your beach representative listed on the website. ABI would like to thank you in advance for helping us to keep our lines of communication open and productive. We look forward to seeing you around the beaches.

REGISTRAR AVAILABILITY

Response Time

within 24 - 48 hours

(Monday - Friday ONLY)

NOTE: If you are inquiring about annual lot assessment payment receipt, please check your email (and SPAM) for your receipt or check your payment account to verify. All transactions are issued a receipt to the email on file or mailed via USPS to those who do not have email.

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

P.S.A.

Arden on the Severn's beaches are PRIVATE PROPERTY for use by qualifying members and authorized guests ONLY! Arden residents MAY NOT sponsor another Arden resident as a guest. All property is posted "PRIVATE PROPERTY, NO TRESPASSING, TRESPASSERS WILL BE PROSECUTED". Here in Arden, we value our private beach properties and WILL NOT TOLERATE trespassing, underaged drinking, and unauthorized social gatherings on our private properties. Security, neighborhood watch, and hired police patrol are on duty all year and violators will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

If you are not an Arden resident with the proper current credentials to use Arden's private beaches, DO NOT COME HERE. Thank you! [CLICK HERE] to read the current law pertaining to private property and no trespassing.

** If you are trying to reach Arden Community Association (ACA), [CLICK HERE] **

IF YOU HAVE ANY WEBSITE SUGGESTIONS FOR US, PLEASE CONTACT THE ABI WEBMASTER [HERE]

MEETING & EVENT INFORMATION

[CLICK HERE] for Details

shareS & voting process REVIEW

As a follow up to the 2023 Annual Shareholder meeting, the Parliamentary Committee met to discuss the possibility of revising the shares and voting process within Arden Beaches, Inc. and provides the following FINDINGS.

STAY TUNED FOR VIRTUAL SITE TOURS FOR ALL ABI PROPERTIES

CIP SITE TOURS

ABI has developed a comprehensive Capital Improvement Program (CIP) to address infrastructure maintenance needs on all private beach properties to insure the integrity of our valuable resources. This schedule is a working document and is reviewed and re-assessed on an annual basis. Needs are prioritized based on the age/life expectancy and condition of the infrastructure. Projects are prioritized and proposed for maintenance/replacement through the annual budget process for shareholder review/approval during the annual shareholder meeting.

Virtual site tours will be available soon here on the ABI website. Stay tuned.

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