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Date: Jul 2, 2018

Show Airs on Cable Channel 25 and Online

The latest edition of Baltimore County’s half-hour cable television public affairs show, “Hello Baltimore County,” features a one-on-one interview with Baltimore County Executive Don Mohler, and covers the importance of vaccines for everyone. The show debuts a new segment, "What’s Up Doc?," starring Baltimore County Director of Health and Human Services Gregory Wm. Branch, M.D., MBA, CPE, FACP.

Meet Baltimore County Executive Don Mohler – Don Mohler, elected by the County Council to complete the term of the late Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz, discusses his priorities and goals for the County.

What’s Up Doc? – Baltimore County’s top doc, Dr. Gregory Wm. Branch and his staff highlight the importance and safety of vaccines for kids and adults.

Summer at the Park – Director of Recreation and Parks Barry F. Williams offers suggestions for summer fun for everyone.

You can also view the show on the County website’s Hello Baltimore County page. In addition to online access, the program runs several times per week on Cable Channel 25, in Baltimore County, at the following times:

Mondays: 1:30 p.m., 6 p.m., 10 p.m.

Tuesdays: 12 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 9 p.m.

Wednesdays: 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 4 p.m., 10 p.m.

Thursdays: 1 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 8 p.m.

Fridays: 11 a.m., 6 p.m.

Saturdays: 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 3 p.m., 7 p.m., 10:30 p.m.

Sundays: 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 3 p.m., 7 p.m., 10:30 p.m.

Mandatory Registration Now Includes Some Previously Exempted Properties

Baltimore County’s eleven-year-old Rental Registration Program, which protects the safety and quality of life of residential tenants and neighborhoods, is expanding its requirements for which rental homes must be registered with the County by removing certain exemptions.

The purpose of the Rental Registration Program, which is administered by the Department of Permits Approvals and Inspections, is to protect the safety of tenants by requiring inspections and to promote the tranquility of neighborhoods.

This spring, 6th District Councilwoman Cathy Bevins sponsored an amendment to expand the County’s Rental Housing License requirement to include more than 1,600 properties that were previously exempted and must now be registered with the County by September 1, 2018. These include properties not connected to public sewer, and the new law also amends the family member exemption. Beginning September 1, the family exemption only applies to rentals that are solely occupied by a person related as a grandparent, parent, child or grandchild by blood, marriage or adoption or under the legal custody of the owner of the dwelling unit. In addition, these rentals may include one other unrelated adult.

“We are reaching out to landlords to make sure they know that they must register their properties with the County if this change in the law affects them,” said Baltimore County Executive Don Mohler. “We have wonderful neighborhoods all around the County and we work very hard to preserve a positive environment for everyone to enjoy.”

“I have personally seen many unsafe rental units, and it was a real no-brainer to eliminate these exemptions,” said Councilwoman Bevins. “We took this action as one more step to safeguard communities and help ensure fair treatment for people who are renters.”

Complete information about the Rental Registration Program is available on the County website, including the application, inspection sheet and the criteria for exemptions.

By Don Mohler, Baltimore County Executive

It’s a Baltimore County tradition -- thousands of families and friends gathering at Oregon Ridge Park to hear the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra on July 3. Baltimore’s world-class orchestra performs patriotic scores and family favorites, there are picnics on the great lawn, and a dazzling fireworks display. The BSO Star-Spangled Spectacular is a celebration of pride in our Country’s freedom and independence.

Whether Independence Day takes you to Oregon Ridge, your neighborhood parade, a backyard barbecue or watching “Yankee Doodle Dandy,” celebrate in Baltimore County style. Share your July 4 tradition at #BaltCo4th

Revised September 11, 2017