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October 15, 2013 - Council District 7

  1. EPS Variances
  2. Planning Board Meetings
  3. Pro Bono Day 2013
  4. Commission on Disabilities 23rd Annual Awards Ceremony and Luncheon
  5. CIP Citizen Input Meeting
  6. Big Trees Sale
  7. Major Improvement to Water Lines
  8. Traffic Calming in Dundalk
  9. Sewer Rehab in the District
  10. North Point Pumping Station
  11. Marlyn Avenue Sewage Pumping Station
  12. Opening Rules for the Wise Avenue Bridge
  13. Administrative Variances
  14. Development Meetings
  15. 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 meetings schedule is as follows:

  • Thursday, October 3, is canceled
  • Thursday, October 17, at 4 p.m. in Room 104, Jefferson Building, 105 W. Chesapeake Avenue, in Towson.

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

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Pro Bono Day 2013

You are invited to discuss your civil legal problems one-on-one with volunteer attorneys at a legal clinic on Saturday October 12, from 9 a.m. to noon, at the American Legion Post 109, 1610 Old Sulphur Spring Road, Arbutus, Maryland 21227.

This event is free and no registration is required.

Types of issues include:

  • Divorce, custody and child support
  • Landlord-tenant
  • Wills and advance directives
  • Bankruptcy
  • Expungements
  • Special Education
  • Consumer
  • Government Benefits
  • Veteran Issues and Benefits

This event is sponsored by the Baltimore County Bar Association in partnership with the Legal Aid Bureau and Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service.

Please bring any relevant documents with you.

Information: ymoisides@mdlab.org

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Baltimore County Commission on Disabilities 23rd Annual Awards Ceremony and Luncheon

The Baltimore County Commission on Disabilities will hold its 23rd Annual Awards Ceremony and Luncheon on Wednesday, October 16, at noon at the Sheraton Baltimore North, 903 Dulaney Valley Road in Towson.

This year, we have 15 winners in categories ranging from Teacher and Student of the Year, to Employer and Family Support. Of note, Mr. Darren Guest will receive this year's Chairperson's Special Award. See samples of Mr Guest's work.

County Executive Kevin Kamenetz will be on hand to present Executive Citations to the winners, and Ms. Kathleen Cairns of WBFF Fox 45 will be our Master of Ceremonies.

Tickets for the event are only $10. All are invited.

Information: Hal Franklin, call 410-887-3580 or hfranklin@baltimorecountymd.gov

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CIP Citizen Input Meeting

The Capital Improvement Program will host the Citizen Input Meeting on Thursday, October 17, at 5 p.m. in Room 104 of the Jefferson Building, 105 West Chesapeake Avenue in Towson.

The Baltimore County Planning Board welcomes citizens to participate in the annual review of the Capital Improvement Program for fiscal years 2015 through 2020. The meeting allows citizen comments to be considered as County agencies formulate their requests. The agency requests will be submitted to the Planning Board in January for review and approval.

Information: Kathy Schlabach, call 410-887-3521 or kschlabach@baltimorecountymd.gov

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Big Tree Sale

We are pleased to announce the 8th bi-annual Big Trees Sale hosted by EPS. The Big Trees sale will take place Saturday October 12, 2013. Residents will have the option for several early pick-up dates at our nursery if they can't make it to the sale. This year we are also offering Tree Shelter Kits to better protect trees from deer.

Information and Order Form: Big Tree Sale

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Major Improvement to Water Lines

In October the Department of Public Works will begin renovating 9,200 feet of water line in Dundalk. Conduits which lie between North Point road, Merritt Boulevard, Stansbury Road and Bear Creek will be 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.

Information: enginrng@baltimorecountymd.gov

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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: Call 410-887-3554

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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. 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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Marlyn Avenue Sewage Pumping Station

Public Works has renovated the Marlyn Avenue pumping stations in the Deep Creek area of Essex. Work began June 6, 2012 and was recently completed. The station (costing $1.8 million) will resume operations upon final inspection approval.

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.

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: 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 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: 410-887-3335

Development Review Committee Meeting - Dollar General
Date/Time: Tuesday, October 15; 2 to 3 p.m.
Meeting Location: Room 123, County Office Building, 111 West Chesapeake Avenue, Towson, Maryland  21204
Property Location: 525 Eastern Boulevard
DRC Number: 101513D
Tracking Number: DRC-2013-00191
Request: The request is to construct a 3,500 square foot, one-story addition to the existing building and create a retail store.
Information: Colleen Kelly at CKelly@baltimorecountymd.gov or call 410-887-3321

Development Review Committee Meeting - McDonald's Restaurant
Date/Time: Tuesday, October 15; 2 to 3 p.m.
Meeting Location: Room 123, County Office Building, 111 West Chesapeake Avenue, Towson, Maryland  21204
Property Location: 3950 North Point Boulevard
DRC Number: 101513E
Tracking Number: DRC-2013-00192
Request: The request is to replace the existing McDonald's with a new, modern facility.
Information: Colleen Kelly at CKelly@baltimorecountymd.gov or call 410-887-3321

Development Plan Hearing - Town Center at Sheltered Harbor PUD 2nd Material Amendment
Date/Time:  Friday, November 1; 10 to 11 a.m.
Meeting Location: Room 205, Jefferson Building, 105 West Chesapeake Avenue, Towson, Maryland  21204
Project Location: East side of Chesterwood Road north of Stansbury Road extended.
PAI Number: 12-0141B
Tracking Number: PUD-2013-00007-A
Proposal: 42 Townhouses. Note: The correct PAI number for this project is 12-0141B.
Engineer: Christopher Consultants Ltd. - Phone: 410-872-8690
Information: Colleen Kelly at CKelly@baltimorecountymd.gov or call 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 - 8545 Philadelphia Road
Date/Time: Thursday, October 24; 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Meeting Location: Room 205, Jefferson Building, 105 West Chesapeake Avenue Towson, Maryland 21204
Case Number: 2014-0040-SPHA
Property Location: Southeast of Philadelphia Road, 290 feet Southwest of Golden Ring Road, 15th Election District
Legal Owners: Stephen and Darlene Ramsey
Special Hearing to approve a non-conforming used car sales business in a BR zone. 
Variance

  1. To allow macadam and gravel parking in lieu of the required durable and dust free surface.
  2. To allow parking at the right of way line of Philadelphia Road in lieu of the required 10 feet setback. 
  3. To allow parking without striping and curb stops. 
  4. To allow an existing building a front yard setback of 26 feet from the centerline in lieu of the required 50 feet and 20 feet from the front property line in lieu of the required 25 feet.
  5. To allow an existing building to set back 20 feet from the right of way line in lieu of the average setback of 89 feet 
  6. To allow side yard setbacks of 2.5 feet and 22 feet and zero feet and 11 feet in lieu of the required 30 feet for existing buildings. 
  7. To allow display of motor vehicles within 10 feet of a roadway and front building line.

Information: Call Zoning at 410-887-3391

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