Owings Area Community Association (OACA) announces an important meeting scheduled from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19, at the Fairview Library, Route 4 in Owings.

OACA is in the midst of revitalization and encourages all citizens; particularly those living in the 20736 zip code and Beach areas to attend. New membership forms will be available. For just $10 per year, OACA membership offers a tremendous Christmas present for your family and loved ones.

OACA has led efforts to keep Calvert County as rural as possible keeping Calvert “the Charm of the Chesapeake.”

OACA stopped a proposed asphalt plant On Skinners Turn Road; stopped a plan to develop strip malls at Boyd’s Turn Road & Rt. 260 and at Rt. 2 & 260; was successful in getting the legislative redistricting in 2002 changed that otherwise would have put Owings in the PG County delegate district; and stopped a proposed golf driving range on Fowler Road near Rt. 4.

Things have been rather peaceful in the community for awhile; don’t depend on that quiet continuing. Consider:

• Road and traffic problems, including increasing accidents on Routes 2, 4, and 260 and the issue of a traffic light at Boyd’s Turn & 260.

• Board of Education election (with primaries in February 08)

• Imminent revision of the Owings Town Center Master Plan.

• Possible Strip Malls.

Come hear a special presentation by Calvert County Planning & Zoning Director, Greg Bowen. Greg will present the ongoing Stewardship Plan for the Chesapeake Bay and its Tributaries. Greg will also be available to answer a host of Planning and Zoning related questions.

As OACA resumes its presence and impact within the county, this revitalization meeting is being assisted by the Dunkirk Area Concerned Citizens Association (DACCA). Interim contact information for OACA can be through DACCA at Dunkirkdacca@aol.com Evan Slaughenhoupt President, DACCA