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November 1, 2022 – Council District 5

  1. EPS Variances
  2. Planning Board Meetings
  3. Agricultural Land Preservation Advisory Board Meeting
  4. Landmarks Preservation Commission Meeting
  5. Recreation and Parks Board Meeting
  6. Middle River Recreation Activity Center Groundbreaking
  7. Oregon Ridge Regional Park Master Plan Public Meetings
  8. Essex Sustainable Communities Workgroup Meetings
  9. Catonsville Sustainable Communities Workgroup Meetings
  10. Security Square Mall Charrette/Design Process
  11. Baltimore County Master Plan 2030
  12. Traffic Safety Project on Avondale Road, Carney
  13. Sewer Project Perry Hall Manor
  14. Water Project in Perry Hall
  15. Sewer Relining Project in Carney, Perry Hall and Towson
  16. Development Meetings and 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 5

Planning Board Meetings

The board will meet virtually through Webex as follows:

  • Thursday, November 17, at 4 p.m.

Please check the Planning Board page for links to the meetings, information on participating in the virtual meeting, the meeting agendas and any last-minute schedule changes.

Information: Call Taylor Bensley at 410-887-3480 or email tbensley@baltimorecountymd.gov.

Agricultural Land Preservation Advisory Board Meeting

The advisory board will meet virtually on Wednesday, November 9, at 6:30 p.m. through Webex. Please check the Agricultural Land Preservation Advisory Board page for a link to the meeting, information on participating in the virtual meeting, the meeting agenda and any last-minute schedule changes.

Information: Call Land Preservation at 410-887-3480 or email landpres@baltimorecountymd.gov.

Landmarks Preservation Commission Meeting

The commission will meet virtually on Thursday, November 10, at 6 p.m. through Webex. Please check the Landmarks Preservation Commission page for a link to the meeting, information on participating in the virtual meeting, the meeting agenda and any last-minute schedule changes.

Information: Call Jessica Brannock at 410-887-3495 or email histpres@baltimorecountymd.gov.

Recreation and Parks Board Meeting

The Board of Recreation and Parks will meet on Wednesday, November 9, at 6 p.m. at the Oregon Ridge Park and Lodge, Sequoia Room, 13401 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, Maryland 21030. Please check the Board of Recreation and Parks page for the meeting agenda and any last minute schedule changes.

Information: Call Lisa Winters at 410-887-3810 or email lwinters@baltimorecountymd.gov.

Middle River Recreation Activity Center Groundbreaking

The Department of Recreation and Parks will host a groundbreaking on Thursday, November 17, at 10 a.m. at Glenmar Elementary School, 9700 Community Drive, Middle River, Maryland 21220, to celebrate the second new Recreation Activity Center “RAC” in Baltimore County. Special guests include County Executive Johnny Olszewski, Councilwoman Cathy Bevins and Roslyn Johnson, Director of the Department of Recreation and Parks.

Oregon Ridge Regional Park Master Plan Public Meetings

The Department of Recreation and Parks will host public meetings as follows:

  • Saturday, November 12, from 1 to 3 p.m., in-person at the Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13555 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, Maryland 21030
  • Wednesday, November 16, from 6 to 8 p.m., virtual meeting through Webex

The meetings will present the concept plan, which will shape the future of Oregon Ridge Regional Park. Participants will have the opportunity to provide comments and ask questions. In order to improve the park's features and ensure that Oregon Ridge continues to serve residents, the department initiated a master planning process, led by Lardner/Klein Landscape Architects. The master plan provides an assessment of current conditions and guidance for park improvements over the next two decades.

Information: Browse the Oregon Ridge Park Master Plan webpage or email oregonridgemasterplan@baltimorecountymd.gov.

Essex Sustainable Communities Workgroup Meetings

Essex’s Sustainable Community Workgroup will be meeting as follows:

  • Tuesday, November 1, at 6 p.m., Topics: Housing and Local Planning
  • Tuesday, November 15, at 6 p.m., Topics: Economy and Quality of Life

Join the meetings virtually through Webex. Workgroup members will be brainstorming these two topics as it relates to the Sustainable Community Action Plan for Essex. Community members are able to join to view and participate via the chat box.

Information: Browse the Sustainable Community Renewals website or email the Department of Planning at suscommessex@baltimorecountymd.gov.

Catonsville Sustainable Communities Workgroup Meetings

Catonsville’s Sustainable Community Workgroup will be meeting as follows:

  • Thursday, November 3, at 6 p.m., Topics: Housing and Local Planning
  • Thursday, November 10, at 6 p.m., Topics: Economy and Quality of Life

Join the meetings virtually through Webex. Workgroup members will be brainstorming these two topics as it relates to the Sustainable Community Action Plan for Catonsville. Community members are able to join to view and participate via the chat box.

Information: Browse the Sustainable Community Renewals website or email the Department of Planning at suscommcatonsville@baltimorecountymd.gov.

Security Square Mall Charrette/Design Process Closing Presentation

Join the meeting on Wednesday, November 9, at 6:30 p.m. in-person or virtually through Webex. The in-person presentation will take place at the O.W.E. Center, 6901 Security Boulevard, Second Floor, Windsor Mill, Maryland 21244.

In October, Baltimore County began a design charrette, a collaborative process, to engage Woodlawn-area residents and community leaders in reimagining the Security Square Mall area. Join Baltimore County for the closing presentation segment of reviewing the outcomes of the charrette. View the press release for more details.

Information: Browse the Reimagine Security Square website or email the Department of Planning at securitysquaremall@baltimorecountymd.gov.

Baltimore County Master Plan 2030

Baltimore County’s Master Plan 2030 provides the vision and strategies for growth over the next 10 years into a modern, 21st century county. We invite you to be a visionary. Visit the Master Plan website and join to stay informed and find out how you can bring your ideas to the table about growth, development and conservation.

Information: Browse the Master Plan 2030 website or contact the Department of Planning at masterplan@baltimorecountymd.gov.

Traffic Safety Project on Avondale Road, Carney

The Department of Public Works and Transportation is constructing a traffic safety project for Avondale Road to control traffic speed. The project involves the construction of four standard speed bumps along the route from Joppa Road to the Baltimore Beltway overpass and a brick raised crosswalk in the vicinity of Second Avenue. The project will cost about $65,000 and has been scheduled to be completed before the end of October.

Information: Email engineering@baltimorecountymd.gov.

Sewer Project Perry Hall Manor

The Department of Public Works and Transportation is connecting 104 homes in the Perry Hall Manor area in a long-term project to provide sewer service. In September, residents saw topographical and environmental surveyors gathering information for the design phase, which should begin later this year. The surveyor work will continue this autumn. Construction is expected to begin in about two years and will take from one to one-and-a-half years to complete.

Information: Email engineering@baltimorecountymd.gov.

Water Project in Perry Hall

Baltimore County is replacing 4,000 feet of water line in parts of Seven Courts Drive, Proctor Lane and Gunview Road. Work began in late February and is about 84 percent complete. The contractor’s crews are currently making tie-ins. Contractors have replaced four- and 24-inch diameter prestressed concrete pipe with ductile-iron pipe. The project will cost $1.5 million. As the work progresses, residents will be kept informed by the contractor regarding temporary water shutoffs and parking changes needed to facilitate progress. Driving lanes disturbed by construction will be resurfaced upon completion of the project.

Information: Email engineering@baltimorecountymd.gov.

Sewer Relining Project in Carney, Perry Hall and Towson

The Department of Public Works and Transportation (DPWT) began an extensive sewer relining project in Carney, Perry Hall and Towson in May. It’s 82 percent complete. More than 12 miles of sanitary sewer pipe will be relined during the next year and a half. The project will cost about $5.8 million. Most of the work will be below ground with minimal impact to communities. However, with any project of this scale, there may be some traffic or parking issues, and occasional chemical odors. DPWT staff will issue periodic updates.

Information: Email engineering@baltimorecountymd.gov.

Development Meetings and Zoning Hearings

Development Meetings include Community Input, Concept Plan, County Review, Development Review Committee and Hearing Officers Hearings.

Zoning Hearings include Special Exceptions, Variances and other issues before the Office of Administrative Hearings of Baltimore County.

These meetings are virtual through Webex.

Please check the Development, Zoning Hearings and Meetings Calendar for links to the meetings, information on participating in the virtual meeting, the meeting agendas and any last-minute schedule changes.

For further information, please call the Department of Permits, Approvals and Inspections at 410-887-3391 or email paizoning@baltimorecountymd.gov. You may also contact the Office of Administrative Hearings at 410-887-3868.