Baltimore County News
Citizen Input Sought
Baltimore County’s Department of Public Works is asking the public to comment on proposed revisions to the County’s Traffic Calming Program – the program which provides speed humps and pedestrian safety improvements to qualifying neighborhoods in order to slow traffic and preserve neighborhoods.
Revisions to the Neighborhood Traffic Management Program (Traffic Calming’s official designation) were initiated by the Baltimore County Council earlier this year in order to expand the program’s original benefits to a larger part of the County. Since its creation thirteen years ago, Traffic Calming has been limited to qualifying residential roads with prescribed traffic volumes.
Proposed revisions to the current policy are available online. The public comment period runs through Wednesday, August 31, 2016. All questions and comments should be emailed to Keith Link, Traffic Calming Program Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Erosion has Caused Safety Concerns
Baltimore County Department of Public Works closed a portion of Oakleigh Road today from Cromwell Bridge Road to Rushley Road. Oakleigh Road was made one-way in July 2013, and has had extensive erosion problems and was recently flagged by Public Works engineers as a potential safety issue.
Engineers now plan to review options during the closure, which they expect will have minimal impact on neighborhood egress and ingress.
Public Hearing is October 13, 2015
In accordance with the amended Annotated Code of Maryland, Environment Article Section 9-1712, the Baltimore County Department of Public Works is proposing an amendment to Baltimore County’s Ten Year Solid Waste Management Plan (“the Plan”) regarding the availability of recycling at certain special events.
In order to solicit input from the community, a public hearing is being held on Tuesday, October 13, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Towson Library meeting room, located at 320 York Road in Towson. Representatives from Baltimore County will be present at the hearing to accept comments and answer questions. Further information can be obtained by calling the Bureau of Solid Waste Management at 410-887-2000.
Proposed Plan Available, Submit Comments
Download a copy of the proposed Plan amendment or pick up a hard copy at the office of the Bureau of Solid Waste Management at 111 West Chesapeake Avenue in Towson (County Office Building), and at every branch of the Baltimore County Public Library system.
In addition to the public hearing, people may submit written comments on the proposed amendment to Edward C. Adams Jr., Director, Department of Public Works, 111 West Chesapeake Avenue, Towson, Maryland 21204. Comments must be received within 35 days of the public hearing.
Revised April 6, 2016