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Preserves Four Acres of Developable Land in Residential Area

Baltimore County Executive Don Mohler and 1st District Councilman Tom Quirk announced to an enthusiastic group of area residents this morning that the County is preserving four acres of land in Lansdowne so that it will be preserved as environmentally beneficial open space rather than being developed into townhomes.

The County purchased the four acres, located in a neighborhood near the intersection of Hammonds and Hollins Ferry Roads from the Charles H. Gehringer Revocable Trust. Program Open Space acquisition funds will be applied to reimburse the full $415,000 purchase price.

“Preserving this open space helps to retain the character of the neighborhood, while also protecting the water quality of the Patapsco River, which flows into the Chesapeake Bay,” Mohler said.

The seller had proposed building townhomes on the property. When the community expressed concerns, Councilman Quirk suggested that the County use POS funds to preserve it as passive open space.

“It's great to see Program Open Space money being used for this property,” said Quirk. “Our office worked very closely with the County Executive's office to make this important open space project happen. We had dozens and dozens of community leaders and activists ask us to preserve this land as passive open space and I'm delighted to see this transaction completed.”

Preserving passive open space in neighborhoods adds to the quality of life for the community, reducing traffic congestion. This site has the added benefit of being near the Patapsco River, so keeping it undeveloped helps filter stormwater run-off and improves water quality in the Patapsco and the Bay.

Program Open Space acquisition funds will be applied to reimburse the full purchase price.  The POS covenants will preserve this area as open space in this established area of the County.

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Department of Health and Human Services Hosts Clinics in Seven Locations

Baltimore County Executive Don Mohler, Director of Health and Human Services, Dr. Gregory Wm. Branch, and Department of Health mascot, “Sure Shot” today announced the County’s Super Saturday, free flu vaccination clinics.

The free, flu vaccination clinics will be held on Saturday, October 13 from 9 a.m. to noon at the following locations in each of the seven Councilmanic districts:

  • Drumcastle Government Center
    6401 York Road, First Floor
    Baltimore, Maryland 21212

  • Dundalk Middle School  
    7400 Dunmanway
    Baltimore, Maryland 21222

  • Hereford Middle School
    712 Corbett Road
    Monkton, Maryland 21111

  • Lansdowne Middle School
    2400 Lansdowne Road
    Baltimore, Maryland 21227

  • Middle River Middle School
    800 Middle River Road
    Baltimore, Maryland 21220

  • Pikesville Middle School
    7701 Seven Mile Lane
    Pikesville, Maryland 21208

  • Randallstown Community Center
    3505 Resource Drive
    Randallstown, Maryland 21133

Free flu vaccinations will be available, while supplies last. Vaccines are given on a first come, first served basis and no appointment is needed. Residents are asked to wear short-sleeved or sleeveless shirts for quick and easy access to the portion of their arm where the vaccination will be administered.

“Our goal is to make getting your flu shot as accessible and convenient as possible so that we can help to safeguard against this potentially dangerous illness,” said Baltimore County Executive Don Mohler. “Holding these clinics at seven locations across the County and providing the vaccine at no cost is a great way to prepare for the flu season.” 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone six months of age and older get the flu vaccine - even if they were vaccinated last year - since immunity from vaccination declines over time and strains may change from year to year. The vaccine is safe, effective and readily available this season.

“We don’t want locations or cost be a deterrent for people to get their shot,” said Dr. Gregory Wm. Branch, Director of Health and Human Services. “The best defensive move against the flu is knowing the flu FACTS – Frequently wash your hands, Always get an annual flu shot, Cover your coughs, Take time off when you are sick, and Seek medical treatment if symptoms get worse.”

For more information on Super Saturday flu vaccination clinics, call 410-887-BCHD (2243) or visit www.baltimorecountymd.gov/flushot.


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,” spotlights Baltimore County’s golf courses, a conversation with Baltimore County Executive Don Mohler, and the importance of vaccines for everyone.

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.

Golf Baltimore County! – Find out how you can “play more and pay less” at Baltimore County’s five beautiful golf courses.

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.

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Revised September 11, 2017