Please drive gently and cautiously through the community and always anticipate that the 'little people' are fixed on having fun and are not looking out for the 'big people in cars'.
DID YOU KNOW??
Nearly 95% of the land
in Maryland drains to
the Chesapeake Bay
The Neeld Estate beach is PRIVATELY OWNED by the Neeld family and can only be used by Residents of Neeld Estate and their Guests Anyone else is TRESPASSING on Private Property "Violators will be prosecuted by authority of Plum Point Corp."
(Posted on the signs leading to the beach)
WARNING: NO PARKING at the Beach Entrances
Chips Towing - 410-257-6121 or 301-855-8343
Please take the time to read the signs posted at the entrances to the beach... and please be a good neighbor and follow the rules as they are posted.
(This sign was posted by Plum Point Development Corp.,
(the Neeld family owns the beach)
Attention Dog Walkers:
"If your dog leaves it. . . Please Retrieve it" SCOOP the POOP - It's A Law
Help keep our pets from polluting the Bay. Pet Waste is one of the major contributors to Bay pollution. The "Mutt Mitt" Doggie Bag Dispensers have been installed, one at each of the main entrances to the beach. Hopefully this will encourage all dog walkers to pick up after their pets.
Steamboat Wharves & Landings of Calvert County
Calvert County has a Leash Law for pets. This law applies to EVERYONE- residents & guests in
Neeld Estate. There have been many complaints from property owners about the dogs running loose in the neighborhood and on the beach.
PLEASE obey the rules 410-535-2800 - Call to report loose animals. Calvert County has a leash law for DOGS, meaning
if a dog is off the owner's real property, it must be on a leash. There is also a control law for CATS, meaning if a cat is off the owner's real property, it must be under a person's control.
Calvert County Animal Control Regulations
Defecation, Removal of Excrement
A. NO person owning, keeping or having custody of a dog or cat shall allow or permit excrement of such animal to remain on public property, private property without the consent of the owner or occupant hereof or allow the excrement to cause foul odor on the owner's property.
B. Any person owning, keeping or having custody of an animal shall immediately remove the excrement deposited by the animal if deposited on property other than the owners.
FULL MEMBER - $50.00
an owner of property located in Neeld Estate
ASSOCIATE MEMBER - $7.00
a relative of any member of NECA, at least 18 yrs of age
AFFILIATE MEMBER - $20.00
a tenant resident in Neeld Estate who has rented or occupied property with a lease for at least 1 year
These dues are PER YEAR
Contact: Kim Phillips, NECA Treasurer
Calvert County Critical Area Program
What You Need To Know:
ALL of Neeld Estate is in the Critical Area. . . Every Property
A map, outlining the Critical Areas of Calvert County is posted in the Planning & Zoning Office in
The Critical Area for Neeld Estate extends all the way to Tobacco Road.
(Our community is surrounded by water)
This land is 'critical' because the health of the Bay, including the plant and animal life living in it is
impacted by what you do on your property.
What Activities Are Regulated in the Buffer?
* No cutting or clearing is allowed without a permit.
* No structure or building is allowed without a permit.
* Grading, adding fill material, or shore erosion control methods require permits.
* Dead trees may be removed without a permit.
* Trees posing immediate threat to a structure may be removed without a permit, but with prior Planning
& Zoning approval.
* The lower one-third of branches on mature trees may be pruned without a permit, but with prior Planning and
* Invasive vines may be removed without a permit, but with prior Planning & Zoning approval.
* Maintenance of existing lawns is permitted.
* Stiff penalties are imposed for unauthorized clearing in the buffer zone.
1. What is the Critical Area?
In 1984, the Maryland General Assembly resolved to reverse the deterioration of the Bay’s environment by enacting the Chesapeake Bay Protection Act. In 2002, the Act was amended to include the Atlantic Coastal Bays. The Act required the 16 counties, Baltimore City, and 44 municipalities surrounding the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays to implement a land use and resource management program designed to mitigate the damaging impact of water pollution and loss of natural habitat, while also accommodating the jurisdiction’s future growth. The Critical Area Act recognizes that the land immediately surrounding the Bays and their tributaries has the greatest potential to affect water quality and wildlife
habitat and thus designated all lands within 1,000 feet of tidal waters or adjacent tidal wetlands as the “Critical Area.”
2. Who and What does the Critical Area Act affect?
The Act affects all those who live or own property within 1,000 feet of tidal waters or tidal wetlands.
All development or use of land located within the Critical Area is affected in some way. Just because land is in the Critical Area however, does not mean it can’t be developed and used
3. What is the Critical Area Commission and how does it affect me?
The 29-member Critical Area Commission was created by the 1984 Chesapeake Bay Protection Act to design the Critical Area Criteria which are the basis of 63 local Critical Area Programs. The Commission reviews and approves local jurisdiction Critical Area Programs and amendments to those programs. The Commission staff reviews and comments on subdivisions, site plans, variances and other local development proposals within the Critical Area. While a State agency, the Critical Area Commission reviews and comments on development proposals within the Critical Area. Each local jurisdiction
maintains sovereignty in creating, adopting, and implementing its local program in accordance with the Commission’s Criteria.
Did you know Steamboats came to Plum Point in the 1800's
The original road to the Plum Point Wharf followed a tobacco rolling road around the ridge that ran parallel
to the shore about 300 feet north of the end of Plum Point Road. There was steamboat commerce from Plum Point at least after 1819, but the goods and passengers were probably transferred by lighter. The first wharf was most certainly in use by 1859.
The wharf at Plum Point was a bustling commercial center that included a warehouse, Plum Point Store, a post office, a passenger terminal building, and a cannery. The first general store was actually two Civil War-era buildings---a warehouse and a slave dwelling. After 1893, the store was expanded on the east side and a large porch was built across the front of the structure. One account reports, "the store was the hub of the community, a gathering place for both blacks and whites, and everyone who knew it holds their own special memories." The store was an important gathering place for more than just trade. There is an interesting story from the Civil War era---two Confederate soldiers were in the Plum Point store when they were alerted to the presence of Union soldiers. The Confederate men quickly went up into the attic and changed their clothes. The men hid their swords under the floorboards of the attic. Their swords were found there decades later.
Dear NECA Members:
National Hurricane Preparedness
The link provides helpful tips for this type of weather occurrence.
Please share as appropriate.
email received from Janet Gean
Map showing proposed sites for a new Chesapeake Bay Bridge.
Plum Point Road is #11