Proposed new meeting schedule (New!)
Thanks to new technology like Nextdoor and our email lists, it is easier than ever for the Harford Park Community Association to communicate with our friends and neighbors when issues arise.
As a result, we’re proposing to reduce the general meeting schedule to four months a year: February, May, September, and November. As part of the reduced schedule we will try to arrange a special guest or expert speaker for every meeting to discuss community or homeowner topics, with regular association business to follow.
We’ll be taking the vote at our June general meeting on Thursday, June 6th at 7:30pm. Typically the association would break for the summer with no July or August meeting, so either way the next meeting following June would be the first Thursday in September.
Residents with feedback can comment on our Nextdoor thread, anyone else can send their thoughts to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vehicle Break-Ins (New!)
From Mike Mertz: “Just wanted to give everyone a heads up, someone broke into my wife’s van last night on Wentworth Rd, rummaged through it, and stole her wallet. Also I spoke to a friend on Park Drive and learned that his car was broken into as well.” For more information see the thread on Nextdoor.
Harford Park Dumpster Day
Saturday, May 18, 2012 from 8am to 12pm, Harford Park is hosting our fourth consecutive neighborhood Dumpster Day. Bring your Spring Cleaning refuse to our dumpsters at Queen Anne Drive near the Hillcrest Swim Club. The Loading Dock charity will be on-site to take usable building materials as tax-deductible donations. For a list of allowed materials please see our Spring flier.
Harford Park Community Association June 2013 Meeting (New!)
The next meeting of the Harford Park Community Association is Thursday, June 6th at 7:30pm at our hall at 2522 Linwood Road, Parkville. All are welcome!
Struck By Car, Injured Last Thursday (New!)
Parkville Patch reports that our neighbor Tiffany Judy of Wentworth Road was injured while walking her dogs southbound along Old Harford Road when she tried to cross Taylor Avenue around 8:08 a.m. on May 2. In a comment on the article, she writes “This is Tiffany. I’m doing well. I’m home with family now. The dogs are just fine. I don’t remember much from the accident but I was told about all the people that stopped and helped in some way. I’m extremely lucky and grateful. Thank you to everyone for your help and concern. I appreciate it more than I can put into words.”
Handguns stolen from Taylor Avenue home (New!)
Patch reports on a recent burglary: “Taylor Avenue, 1900 block. Between 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. May 1. Three handguns, a shotgun, a rifle, a 50-inch flat screen television, a digital camera, a video camera, and an Xbox were stolen from a home. Burglars broke a rear kitchen window to get inside then ransacked the home, stealing the above-listed items.”
Harford Park Crime Report for April 2013 (New!)
A full list of April crime reports for Harford Park from the Baltimore County Police Department can be found on our neighbors only Nextdoor site.
Job Postings from Patch (New!)
Parkville Patch reports on some local job openings.
Harford Park Homes for Sale (New!)
Are your friends interested in moving to the neighborhood? Here are some local properties for sale:
- 2519 Taylor Ave, Baltimore, MD
- 2519 Glencoe Rd, Baltimore, MD
- 2625 Windsor Rd, Baltimore, MD
- 2629 Wentworth Rd, Baltimore, MD
- 2516 Wycliffe Rd, Baltimore, MD
Stormwater Fees (New!)
From Mike Hilliard, You can view an explanation of the Storm Water Remediation Fee and how it will may be implemented if passed by the City Council at this web site.
Baltimore Sun reports on an Open-meetings complaint filed against Balto. Co. Council over stormwater fee.
Picnic at the Pool
Saturday, June 22, 12pm to 4pm the Harford Park Community Association invites you to our Picnic at the Pool at the Hillcrest Swim Club (7500 Queen Anne Drive) from 12 noon to 4pm. This event is FREE to all residents of Harford Park and members of the association. Add your information here, call 410-497-7320, or email email@example.com with your name, address, phone number, and how many family members will be attending. Rain date (if necessary) will be Sunday, June 23.
Community groups sue absentee property owners in city (New!)
Baltimore Brew reports on community organizations suing absentee landlords.
Herring Run Nursery Plant Sale (New!)
Herring Run Nursery which has Baltimore’s Best Selection of Native Plants announces its spring sale hours. The nursery will be open for sales on Saturday-May 18th, Sunday-May 26th, and Saturday June 1st from 11 AM – 4 PM. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call: 443-682-1331.
Open House for City Bike Master Plan (New!)
Open House re: the City’s Bike Master Plan will be May 15, 2013 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM at Morgan State University Student Center, 1700 E. Cold Spring Lane. Since the original Bicycle Master Plan was adopted in 2006, the City of Baltimore has created over 100 miles of on-street bikeways with 39 miles of off-road trails. Numerous ordinances and programs have been established to make Baltimore a better place to bike. Please stop by and let them know where you would like to see more bike lanes and what the City of Baltimore can do to help you make more trips by bike.
Grants for Greening (New!)
Parks & People’s community greening programs can help community residents to grow strong roots. Using a community organizing approach to neighborhood revitalization, community residents develop ideas and implement projects to improve their communities through hands-on greening projects that provide multiple environmental benefits.
The Northeast District Community Relations Council Meeting (New!)
The Northeast District Community Relations Council Meeting will be held May 15, 2013 from 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM at the Baltimore City School Police FOP Lodge 5, 5629 Harford Road. The guest speaker will be United States Secret Service Agent Brian Bounce. Agent Bounce will speak about the history of the Secret Service and how to detect counterfeit currency. Major Richard Worley will also brief you as to current crime trends in Northeast Baltimore and answer questions pertaining to your crime related concerns.
Councilman David Marks’ May 2013 Newsletter (New!)
Councilman Marks has released his May 2013 Fifth District newsletter with information about:
Proposed Fiscal Year 2014 Budget, Towsontown Festival, ACTC Second Annual Race, Patient First Groundbreaking, $60 Million Project for Towson Triangle, Free Legal Clinic for Residents, and the Perry Hall/White Marsh Association Fair.
Lack of attendance at County Council meetings (New!)
Patch reports on low attendance at council meetings.
Fullerton Fireworks Are Back On (New!)
The Fullerton Fireworks will be happening again this year.
Crime down in Baltimore County (New!)
Patch reports on the recent announcement that crime is down in Baltimore County.
Baltimore County Community Updates May 2013 (New!)
Baltimore County Community Updates for District 6 and District 5 are available, as well as the latest edition of Hello Baltimore County.
Clean Green 15 (New!)
Baltimore County asks that you help the Chesapeake Bay by participating in Clean Green 15 – an anti-litter initiative! Grab some bags, Pick up trash for 15 minutes at a site that needs a hand, then go online to report how much trash you collected.
Community Clean-Up / Dumpster Day (New!)
GPCC will be holding a community clean up and dumpster day on Saturday, June 22nd, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM at Parkville High School, 2600 Putty Hill Avenue where dumpsters will be provided for residents to discard household waste.
Parkville Park Spring Planting Day (New!)
There will be a Spring Planing Day on Saturday, May 18th, 10 AM to Noon at the Historic Parkville Park and War Memorial, on Taylor Avenue.
Parkville Main Street Pop-Up Art Store (New!)
Parkville Main Street Pop-Up Art Store and Parkville / Carney Business Association Band Concerts will be held Friday evenings from May 10th through June 28th from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Harford Road near Taylor Avenue.
BGE Appliance Recycling (New!)
Mike Hilliard of HARBEL would like to remind you about the BGE Appliance Recycling program. Let them pick up your old (working) refrigerator or freezer for recycling and get your reward!
The Maryland Home Energy Loan Program (New!)
Through the Maryland Home Energy Loan Program you can apply for loans that will help improve your home’s energy efficiency. There are two interest rates available for eligible consumers. A rate of 6.99% APR is available for consumers completing an energy audit and installing insulation and duct sealing measures. A rate of 9.99% APR is available for consumers completing equipment upgrades only, such as a furnace or HVAC unit that meet MCEC and ENERGY STAR standards. The program features 100% unsecured financing, loan amounts ranging from $1,500-$30,000, and up to a 10 year amortization. For more information go to their web site or call 1-866-562-6764.
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