SCHOA is a business organization representing 854 homes of the Shipley’s Choice community. SCHOA works to preserve homeownership value through upkeep of common areas as well as covenants enforcement.
Ballots for the 2018 SCHOA Board Directors have been mailed.
Please note: the SCHOA Annual Meeting date listed on the Proxy Statement mailed is incorrect. The correct date of the Annual Meeting is January 8, 2018.
The Proxy completed with a signature, address, and date of no earlier than Dec 4, 2017 nor later than Dec 31, 2017 will be considered for use at the SCHOA Board's Annual Meeting on January 8, 2018; and on such other day and at such other place as the meeting may be held, by adjournment or otherwise, with all of the powers the resident homeowner would possess if personally present.
The Election Committee has announced the following residents in good standing as candidates for the 2018 Board Director Election:
Write in candidates may also be included on residents’ ballots and must have their name printed along with the write in candidate’s address.
No more than 5 votes may be counted for each ballot submitted. Ballots must either be mailed to SCHOA Election Committee, P. O. Box 671, Millersville, MD 21108 and postmarked no later than 31 December 2017; or delivered in person to the Election Committee from 6:30PM until poll closure at 6:55PM on 8 January 2018 at the SCS&TC Clubhouse. Ballots delivered in person, must be accompanied by a picture ID with address displayed of the voter. SCHOA residency in good standing must be affirmed for all ballots to be valid. No ballots will be accepted after 6:55PM to ensure the prompt start of the Board’s Annual Business Meeting. Please plan accordingly.
Check the SCHOA Web site for the most recent SCHOA Board 2018 Election information.
Shipley’s Choice, is a community of single family homes in the Greater Severna Park area north of Annapolis, MD. Eight hundred and fifty-four of the community homes belong to the Shipley’s Choice Homeowners Association, Inc. (SCHOA) that preserves homeownership value through covenants enforcement. SCHOA annual dues are a modest $75, even since its founding in 1983. The SCHOA Board of Directors are elected from SCHOA residents and serve two year terms before re-election, roughly half of the positions each year being subject to the SCHOA election process.
The neighborhood is divided into two main community organizations:
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 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; 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.
The Shipley’s Choice community features a walkable location for the Shipley’s Choice Elementary School and the privately managed, Shipley’s Choice Swim & Tennis Club, Inc. facilities of a club house, two swimming pools, a children’s pool, and four tennis courts. SCHOA’s Beautification Committee continues to add mini-park like settings on SCHOA common areas, supports a Tot-Lot, and “good neighbor” beautification efforts for vine and downed tree removal. SCHOA sponsors the Shipley’s Choice website, the Shipley’s VOICE monthly newsletter, and the Shipley’s Choice Garden Club (SCGC). The SCGC directs and maintains the floral areas around the Shipley’s Choice monument entrances and the mini-gardens in the community.
There are multiple opportunities for SCHOA residents to join a service organization in the area and the SCHOA families are within the drawing area for the Greater Severna Park Athletic Association (GSPAA) sports leagues and teams participation.
Residents of SCHOA 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.
The SCHOA 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. Some residents have chosen to retire here in Shipley’s Choice, partly because of extended family ties in the area, but also because of ease of transportation using the BWI Airport, AMTRAK train station at BWI Airport, ease of travel to a light rail connection to Baltimore locations, and access to the Interstate highway system for skiing in western MD and PA ski lodges or the ocean side beaches at Ocean City, MD and in the Delaware beaches. Boating access to the Chesapeake Bay and the Seven River is through private marinas and boat rentals for the occasional boater.
SCHOA provides many “good neighbor” opportunities for its residents to participate in keeping Shipley’s Choice a great place to live. Upkeep of individuals homes is encouraged and there are annual clean up events. SCHOA also works with the local Boy Scouts and Girls Scouts in their community activities.
Below is a Google Maps link to our location.
The SCHOA board meets the first Monday of every month. Meetings are open to members of the Shipley's Choice Homeowners Association community and residents are encouraged to participate. Meeting times and locations will be posted to the Shipley's Voice e-Newsletter and signs displayed on Governor Stone Parkway.