Shearwater Condo Association

Next Condo Meeting

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 – 7p.m.

March 2018 minutes

Condo meeting schedule for 2018 (7:00pm - Racquetball Court):

4/24/18 (Annual Mtg) - 5/22/18 -  7/24/18 -  9/25/18 - 11/27/18

News Updates

Transformation Lighting Committee:
Minutes from the 2/8/17 meeting

Eastport Civic Association:
If you’re interested in learning about our Eastport neighborhood here on the south side of Spa Creek, finding out about upcoming meetings, or joining the civic association, click here:

Planned Construction Projects:
You may have heard about planned development projects in the area, including the South Annapolis Yacht Center and the Eastport Shopping Center. You can click on this link to read about both projects, neighborhood concerns about the potential impacts, and opportunities to learn more or participate:


I don’t want to jinx anything, but have we had winter yet?  Coming from upstate NY and New England, an inch or so of snow once or twice in the past couple of months just doesn’t seem like winter – but it also seems much too early for spring.  Tulips are starting to come up already, and I fully expect to see robins zipping around any day now. 

A number of volunteers have been diligently working on improvements to our community, including new signage throughout, new light fixtures on the buildings, repairs to the racquetball building, and getting permission from the City (finally) to remove the remaining dead trees.  Becht Engineering completed their inspection of all decks that weren’t replaced in the last deck project;  they’re now clarifying questions about some of the recommendations in their report.

As you may be well aware, since the US Postal Service in Baltimore consigned Shearwater to an “auxiliary” delivery route a year ago, we’ve had many, many instances of missing, delayed and mis-delivered mail.  Thanks to several discussions with postal authorities, visits to the Eastport Post Office, a formal complaint to the Inspector General and a request for assistance to Paul Sarbanes, service seems to be improving.  See the separate section in this newsletter for a list of optional actions and contacts in case you are still having problems.

Committees & Projects:  We have a number of ongoing projects.  Brief updates are included in this newsletter, and if you would like to help out with any of these activities, please contact me or someone on the committee. 

It’s been a pleasure to meet some of our newer residents around the community, and to see you at the condo meetings.  As you can see from the information in this newsletter, there are a number of activities in Shearwater and around Annapolis to choose from – feel free to join in! 


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work icon Click here to send a Work Order for basic repair items (e.g. burned out bulbs, common area issues, leaks, etc.).
We suggest you follow up with a phone call as well.


Click here for information
about the Transformation Project.


Click for current weather conditions.


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New Resident Handbook Click Here

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Project List



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Latest Shearwater Mark Online Now

The Winter 2018 issue of Shearwater's quarterly newsletter is now online. You can download the PDF version right here. Printed copies are no longer available. If you would like your newsletter delivered to your inbox immediately at publication, please send your email address to Metropolitan Management Group at Back issues are on the Shearwater News page.

Sign Up for Email E-lerts

When there is important news for the entire Shearwater community we put out an email e-lert. Your email address will not be added to the Shearwater directory unless you request it, and the email elerts are reserved only for important news. If you have not already signed up for the e-lerts, send an email to the Shearwater webmaster and put Shearwater Elert in the subject line.

Labor Day Pool Party 2017

Click here for photos.

Pooch Pool Party 2017

Click here for photos.


Message To New Owners and Tenants

Welcome to Shearwater

Whether you are a renter or an owner, we extend a warm welcome to you.

You can find a wealth of information about Shearwater on this website, including information about how to contact the property manager (Metropolitan Management, 1-410-508-3819); copies of association By-Laws, Rules and Regulations and other key documents; a list of reliable resources; information about the marina, dinghies and kayaks; answers to Frequently Asked Questions; and a wealth of other tips."

For a complete list of Shearwater Rules and Regulations, see the Metropolitan Management section of this website. There are a few rules that may not be obvious but can go a long way toward being a good neighbor. Most have to do with parking, trash disposal, and the marina. Please make yourself familiar with the following rules, and take the time to review the complete regulations on the website.

1. A maximum of 2 cars per unit may be registered with property management using the Parking Registration Form and submitting the required supporting documents. The sticker must be displayed on the lower left corner of the back window.
2. If you are a renter, the owner or you must submit a copy of the lease along with the Parking Registration Form and the required supporting documents for your car.
3 Parking is head-in only.
4 Guests must park in guest slots only.
5 Violators will be towed after a warning.


1. There are 2 dumpster locations; one next to the main entry gate off Boucher and one near the Mitchell Street gate. Trash pickup is every Tuesday morning.
2. If the trash containers near the Mitchell Street exist are full, please put the trash in the regular or recycle dumpsters next to the main gate. DO NOT leave any trash on the ground.
3. All boxes must be first broken down and then put into the recycling dumpster.
4. Please push trash bags toward the back of the dumpsters. If the areas in back of the sliding side doors are full, lift the top and put the bag toward the back of the dumpster. DO NOT leave any trash on the ground.


1 You must contact the dockmaster regarding use of slip, floating dock or kayak rack. David Densmore, Dockmaster 410-268-1539

2 Do not place a boat or kayak in the marina facility even temporarily without contacting the dockmaster.

If you would like to be included in the community directory, email the information to the website coordinator at

Thank you.

Shearwater Condominium Association Board


Reminder on Need for Permits

The City of Annapolis reminds owners who are contemplating interior renovations to their condo unit, that a building permit is required. Typically your contractor would apply for this permission.

Potential Electrical Hazard

bikeSome unit owners have experienced problems with their electrical panels that could be hazardous. If you have breakers that constantly go off or sparking, you should consider getting an electrician or home inspector to look at your panel. It is believed that the problem may be that some of the panels contain an aluminum bracket that is not as safe as newer copper panels.


squirrelPlease...Don't Feed Me!

Some people think they're cute,
Some people think they're a pest,
Either way please don't feed them,
all that does is make one big mess.

Seriously, be considerate of your neighbors and don't feed Shearwater's wildlife.



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