Councilman Marks’ Blog

Circle East to Transform Downtown Towson

Tuesday’s groundbreaking ceremony for Circle East represents a milestone for Downtown Towson. The project will transform the aging corner at Joppa and York Roads. On the north side of Joppa Road, more than 300 residential luxury apartments will be built; … Continue reading

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Task Force Recommends Kingsville Regional Park with Community-Friendly Uses

In the summer of 2017, I assembled a task force to recommend uses for the former Mount Vista Park property in Kingsville. After several meetings, the task force has endorsed the following recommendations. The task force has recommended that the … Continue reading

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Community Celebrates Expansion of Perry Hall Animal Hospital

This morning, I joined with owners and employees of the Perry Hall Animal Hospital to celebrate the expansion of the Perry Hall Animal Hospital.  The addition allows for more medical treatment space, a much needed staff break room and conference … Continue reading

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On Being Named a “Hero of the Green” by the Gunpowder Valley Conservancy

This weekend, I was honored to be named a “Hero of the Green” by the Gunpowder Valley Conservancy, along with longtime GVC official Peggy Perry. This award recognizes outstanding leadership in preserving and improving the Gunpowder River Valley. I am humbled by … Continue reading

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Ending “Double-Dipping” for Executive Staffmembers

Last night, the Baltimore County Council voted to scale back a program that has allowed certain employees to receive separate pensions and large payouts for having served the county in multiple positions.  The Council voted unanimously to ban this practice … Continue reading

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Four Additional Schools to Open With Air Conditioning

When I was first elected to the Baltimore County Council in 2010, more than a dozen public schools that serve our district lacked air conditioning.  This fall, that number has dropped to one—Dumbarton Middle School, which will reopen next September … Continue reading

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Groundbreaking Set for New Kingsville Fire Station

Over the past three years, our office has worked to advance two major projects in Kingsville: the air conditioning at the elementary school and reconstruction of the Kingsville fire station.  I am delighted that the first project is almost done and we are … Continue reading

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End Review of the Towson Station Planned Unit Development

It is time to bring closure to the controversy over the development of the gasoline station at York Road and Bosley Avenue. I will introduce at the next County Council meeting a resolution that ends any further review of the gasoline station … Continue reading

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Task Force to Look at Future of Kingsville’s Mount Vista Park

Today, I am announcing the creation today of a task force to recommend future uses for Mount Vista Park and the Schmidt property in Kingsville. The 111-acre Mount Vista Park, formerly a golf course, was purchased by Baltimore County in … Continue reading

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Improving Towson’s Herring Run Watershed

Last week, I announced the creation of a task force to recommend improvements to the Herring Run green space in eastern Towson. The task force will be headed by David Riley, president of the Knollwood Association, and include representatives from neighborhoods closest to … Continue reading

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