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Digital speed signs are in response to concerns raised at town hall meeting

County Executive Johnny Olszewski and 5th District Councilman David Marks announced jointly that the County Department of Public Works will initiate a traffic calming pilot program that will position digital speed signs around the County to help mitigate high-speed drivers in residential neighborhoods as part of a comprehensive traffic calming strategy.

“Councilman Marks and I heard loud and clear at last week’s town hall meeting that our residents are very concerned about drivers speeding through their neighborhoods,” Olszewski said. “Councilman Marks has advocated for using digital speed monitoring systems to slow down drivers and I am pleased that we are moving ahead with a pilot program,” Olszewski said. 

“Traffic safety was a major concern raised at the fifth district town hall meeting,” Marks said. I commend County Executive Olszewski for working so quickly to create this pilot program on speed sign technology.”

The pilot program will deploy one digital speed monitoring system in each of the County’s seven councilmatic districts with the results to be reviewed by traffic experts in the Department of Public Works. The timeline and logistical details of the pilot program are currently in development. 

Currently the Police Department has five portable digital speed monitoring signs that are placed as needed at locations around the County. This new pilot program will enhance these efforts. 


Public meetings to foster transparency, invite feedback on budget

County Executive Johnny Olszewski is hosting a series of seven interactive town hall meetings across Baltimore County to prompt detailed public discussion focused on the County’s current fiscal climate, future budget priorities, and ensuring that community members have the opportunity to provide input into the budget planning process.

“In order to best serve the families and businesses of Baltimore County, we need to hear from them directly,” said Olszewski. “We are committed to working collaboratively with all of our stakeholders in every community so that we can overcome our challenges and build a better Baltimore County together.”

The first town hall meeting will be co-hosted by Councilman David Marks and will be held on Thursday, January 10, at 6:30 p.m. at Loch Raven High School (1212 Cowpens Ave, Towson, MD 21286).  In the event of inclement weather that cancels evening activities at Baltimore County Public Schools, the meeting will be postponed.

Community members will have the opportunity to hear directly from County Executive Olszewski and senior officials on the County’s budgetary constraints and fiscal challenges, and will be able to share their thoughts, ideas and priorities with the administration.

The schedule of town hall meetings is available here.


Event to be Streamed Live on County Website

This Monday morning at 10 a.m., the County will host the official inaugural ceremonies of the elected officials of Baltimore County government. The event, which is taking place at SECU Arena at Towson University, will be streamed live on the Baltimore County website, beginning at 10 a.m. on Monday.

County Executive Don Mohler will serve as Master of Ceremonies for the inaugural ceremonies, which will feature Administrative Judge Kathleen Gallogly Cox administering the oath of office to Clerk of the Court Julie Ensor, who then will administer oaths of office to the other County elected officials, including the following:

County Executive: 
John A. Olszewski, Jr.

County Council:
Tom Quirk, Izzy Patoka, A. Wade Kach, Julian E. Jones, Jr., David Marks, Cathy Bevins and Todd Crandell 

Judges of the Circuit Court:
Carey Deeley, Michael Finifter, Ruth Jakubowski and Dennis Robinson

Clerk of the Circuit Court:
Julie Ensor

Register of Wills:
Grace G. Connolly

Judges of the Orphans Court:
William R. Evans, Juliet G. Fisher and Arthur M. Frank

Sheriff:
R. Jay Fisher

Baltimore County Board of Education:

Kathleen S. Causey, Roger B. Hayden, Julie C. Henn, Moalie S. Jose, Russell T. Kuehn, Lisa A. Mack, Rod McMillion, John H. Offerman Jr., Cheryl E. Pasteur, Lily P. Rowe and Makeda Scott


 
 
Revised September 11, 2017