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March 14, 2014 - Council District 7

  1. EPS Variances
  2. Planning Board Meetings Canceled
  3. Pasturing and Stabling of Livestock – Public Input Meeting
  4. New Water Main for Walnut Avenue and Lincoln Avenue
  5. Water on Hinton Avenue, Millers Island
  6. Major Improvement to Water Lines
  7. Sewer Rehab in the District
  8. North Point Pumping Station
  9. Opening Rules for the Wise Avenue Bridge
  10. Administrative Variances
  11. Development Meetings
  12. Zoning Hearings

EPS Variances

The Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability (EPS) publishes a list of the environmental administrative variance requests along with their status. The requests are listed by County Council District.

Information: EPS Variances for District 7

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Planning Board Meetings Canceled

The Baltimore County Planning Board meetings schedule is as follows:

  • Thursday, March 20, at 4 p.m. in Room 104, Jefferson Building, 105 W. Chesapeake Avenue, in Towson.

Information: Email Curtis Murray at cjmurray@baltimorecountymd.gov or call 410-887-3480

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Pasturing and Stabling of Livestock – Public Input Meeting

A community input meeting is being held on Thursday, March 20, at 6 p.m. in Room 104, Jefferson Building, 105 W. Chesapeake Avenue in Towson, to gain input on the non-commercial raising and keeping of livestock, fowl or poultry on residential lots less than one acre, Council Resolution 73-13.

Please bring a written copy of your testimony to the hearing. Two minutes will be given to each speaker.

Information: Contact Jessie Bialek at jbialek@baltimorecountymd.gov or 410-887-3480

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New Water Main for Walnut Avenue and Lincoln Avenue

Baltimore County is replacing 850 feet of old water line in Walnut Avenue, between Sollers Point Road and Avondale Road, which has had a long history of repairs. The project, costing $200,000, should be finished by March, according to Public Works engineers. In addition, 4,000 feet of water line – more than eighty years old – is being replaced on Lincoln Avenue, between Lodge Farm and Bayfront. The cost to replace the eight-inch line, expected to be completed in July, is $800,000. 

Information: Email enginrng@baltimorecountymd.gov

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Water on Hinton Avenue, Millers Island

Public Works will replace a cast iron water main on Hinton Avenue which has broken frequently in recent years. Work on the new, eight-inch diameter line, costing about $1 million, will begin in January and be finished by the summer.

Information: Email enginrng@baltimorecountymd.gov

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Major Improvement to Water Lines

In early October the Department of Public Works began renovating 9,200 feet of water line in Dundalk. Conduits which lie between North Point Road, Merritt Boulevard, Stansbury Road and Bear Creek are being cleaned and lined with cement to improve water quality and fire protection. This is a long-term project expected to take three years and cost $4.3 million. Crews are currently on winter shut-down and have completed about two percent of the project.

Information: Email enginrng@baltimorecountymd.gov

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Sewer Rehab in the District

Public Works began relining 10,280 feet of sewer line in Rosedale and Eastpoint in June, last year. The project, which is part of Baltimore County’s agreement with the EPA to eliminate sewer overflows, will cost $698,000 and should be finished in the spring.

Information: Email enginrng@baltimorecountymd.gov

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North Point Pumping Station

Renovation to the North Point Sewage Pumping Station began in October 2012. The $1.79 million project represents a complete rehabilitation of the facility and is expected to be completed by May 29.

Information: Email enginrng@baltimorecountymd.gov 

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Opening Rules for the Wise Avenue Bridge

The Wise Avenue Draw Bridge can now be raised and lowered for water traffic with notice to the Department of Public Works. To request a bridge opening, call 410-887-8160, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. or call the Public Works dispatch number at 410-887-5210.

The Department of Public Works has scheduled minor repairs to the bridge-house this fall. The work is not expected to impede traffic.

Information: Call 410-887-3737

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Administrative Variances

Administrative Variances Pending include requests for Administrative Variances pending before the Department of Permits, Approvals, and Inspections. These hearings are up to date as of publication of this newsletter and subject to change.

Information: Call the Office of Administrative Law Judges at 410-887-3868 or call Zoning Review at 410-887-3391

There are no Administrative Variances pending at the time of publication of this newsletter. Please visit the Administrative Variances calendar for any changes to District 7.

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Development Meetings

Development Meetings include Community Input, Concept Plan, County Review, Development Review Committee, and Hearing Officers Hearings. These hearings are up to date as of publication of this newsletter and subject to change.

Information: Call 410-887-3335

Development Review Committee Meeting - Royal Auto (Old Business)
Date/Time: Tuesday, March 25, 2 to 3 p.m.
Meeting Location: Room 123, County Office Building, 111 West Chesapeake Avenue, Towson, Maryland 21204
Property Location: 98 Willow Spring Road
DRC Number: 030414B
Tracking Number: DRC-2014-00031
Request: The request is to construct a 1,449 square foot addition on the rear of the body shop.
Information:
Colleen Kelly at CKelly@baltimorecountymd.gov or 410-887-3321

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Zoning Hearings

Zoning Hearings include Special Exceptions, Variances, and other issues before the Office of Administrative Hearings for Baltimore County. These hearings are up to date as of publication of this newsletter and subject to change.

Information: Call the Administrative Law Judges at 410-887-3868 or call Zoning Review at 410-887-3391

Zoning Hearings - 704 Riverside Drive
Date/Time: Monday, March 17, 11 to noon
Meeting Location: Room 205, Jefferson Building, 105 West Chesapeake Avenue, Towson, Maryland 21204
Case Number: 2014-0076-A
Property Location: South side of Riverside Drive, 356 feet east of centerline of Essexwood Court, 15th Election District
Legal Owners: Lise E. Criswell and Jason Glanville
Variance to permit two boat lifts with a setback of three feet and a platform and mooring pile with a setback of two feet all in lieu of the required 10 feet from a divisional property line.
Information:
Zoning at 410-887-3391

Zoning Hearings - 1434 Galena Road
Date/Time: Monday, March 31, 11 a.m. to noon
Meeting Location: Room 205, Jefferson Building, 105 West Chesapeake Avenue, Towson, Maryland 21204
Case Number: 2014-0162-A
Property Location: South side of Galena Road, 465 feet east of Cranford Road, 15th Election District
Legal Owners: Brian Shulman
Variance to permit an accessory building (garage) with a height of 26 feet in lieu of the permitted 15 feet.
Information:
Zoning at 410-887-3391

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