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June 14, 2013 - Council District 7

  1. EPS Variances
  2. Planning Board Meetings
  3. Foreclosure Prevention Workshop
  4. Traffic Calming in Dundalk
  5. Sewer Rehab in the District
  6. North Point Pumping Station
  7. Colgate Elevated Water Tank
  8. Major Improvements to Dundalk Pumping Station
  9. Opening Rules for the Wise Avenue Bridge
  10. Sewage Pumping Stations in the District
  11. Administrative Variances
  12. Development Meetings
  13. 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

The Baltimore County Planning Board meeting will be held on Thursday, June 20, at 4 p.m. in Room 104 of the Jefferson Building, 105 West Chesapeake Avenue in Towson.

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

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Foreclosure Prevention Workshop

You are invited to Congressman Elijah E. Cummings’ Foreclosure Prevention Workshop, Saturday June 15, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Woodlawn Senior High School, 1801 Woodlawn Drive, Gwynn Oak, Maryland 21207.

Mortgage Payment Solutions
Free Legal Advice
Free Housing Counseling
Credit Repair Seminar
Foreclosure Scam Seminar

Information and Registration: www.cummings.house.gov or 410-685-9199

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Traffic Calming in Dundalk

Riverview Avenue, between Willow Spring Road and the Baltimore City line, recently qualified for traffic calming measures. Traffic engineers from the Department of Public Works have drafted plans to install speed humps on Riverview and are waiting for residents to review and approve the plan before proceeding.

Information: 410-887-3554

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Sewer Rehab in the District

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

Information: 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 March 24, 2014.

Information: enginrng@baltimorecountymd.gov  

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Colgate Elevated Water Tank

Public Works is replacing the Colgate elevated water tank in Eastwood. The 60-year old tank will be superseded by a structure with a half-million gallon capacity. Work was begun in December 2011 and was originally expected to take about 18 months and cost $1.9 million. Crews are ahead of schedule and expect to finish in June. The job is 99 percent completed.

Demolition of the old tank and site restoration are scheduled to take place in the spring.

Information: enginrng@baltimorecountymd.gov

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Major Improvements to the Dundalk Pumping Station

Baltimore County is replacing the old Dundalk Pumping Station at a cost of $5.9 million. Construction began February 9, 2011 and should be finished in early June.

Information: 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 the Public Works dispatch number at 410-887-5210.

Information: 410-887-3737

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Sewage Pumping Stations in the District

Public Works is renovating two pumping stations in the Deep Creek area of Essex. The Marlyn Avenue Sewage Pumping Station project, which began June 6, 2012, is being renovated at a cost of $1.8 million. It should be finished by August 1. Work on the Marlyn Manor Station, off Homberg Avenue, began on January 3, 2012 and should be finished by July 11.

This is a $1.2 million investment.

Information: enginrng@baltimorecountymd.gov

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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: Office of Administrative Law Judges at 410-887-3868 or Zoning Review at 410-887-3391

There are no Administrative Variances pending at the time of publication of this newsletter. Please visit the Development and Zoning 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: 410-887-3335

Development Review Committee Meeting - Swan Point Lots
Date/Time: Tuesday, June 18, 2 to 3 p.m.
Meeting Location: Room 123, County Office Building, 111 West Chesapeake Avenue, Towson, Maryland 21204
Property Location: 2701 Bay Drive
DRC Number: 061813B
Tracking Number: DRC-2013-00074
Request: The request is to create three building sites on lots 555, 556, 557, and 574.
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: Administrative Law Judges at 410-887-3868 or Zoning Review at 410-887-3391

Zoning Hearings - 7801 Eastern Avenue
Date/Time: Thursday, June 20, 11 to noon
Meeting Location: Room 205, Jefferson Building, 105 West Chesapeake Avenue Towson, Maryland 21204
Property Location: South side of Eastern Avenue, North side of North Point Boulevard and Eastside of interchange ramp, 15th Election District
Case Number: 2013-0259-A
Legal Owners: LBUBS 2006-C37839 Mall, LLC
Contract Purchaser: Rose Casual Dining, L.P.
Variance: To allow a total of two wall-mounted enterprise signs on a building façade with a separate exterior customer entrance in lieu of the permitted one sign on a wall containing the exterior customer entrance and defining the space occupied by the separate entity.
Information: Zoning Office - 410-887-3391

Zoning Hearings - 514 Spring Lane
Date/Time: Friday, June 21, 10 – 11 a.m.
Meeting Location: Room 205, Jefferson Building, 105 West Chesapeake Avenue, Towson, Maryland 21204
Property Location: Northwest of Spring Lane, 214 feet southeast of the centerline of Sunnyside Lane, 15th Election District
Case Number: 2013-0242-SPHA
Legal Owner: Herbert McGowan Jr.
Special Hearing: To determine whether or not the Administrative Law Judge should approve an accessory structure (detached garage) in the rear yard with an unusual and large structure per section 400.1.e (page 4-1.5) of the Zoning Commissioner's Policy Manual and that the accessory structure is not subordinate in area, extent or purpose to the principle structure.
Variance: To permit a proposed 2-story accessory building (garage with loft area) with a height of 23 feet 10 inches in lieu of the maximum allowed 15 feet.
Information: Zoning Office - 410-887-3391

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