Councilman Marks’ Blog

Time to Demand Relief for Perry Hall Middle School Overcrowding

As you know, one of my priorities as Perry Hall’s Councilman has been to reduce overcrowding at Perry Hall Middle School. It was the primary reason why we downzoned, lowered and blocked development in 2016 on more than 1,268 acres … Continue reading

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Expand the Social Host Pilot Program To Northern Towson, Rodgers Forge

Councilwoman Cathy Bevins and I will introduce legislation at the January 17th Council meeting that expands the social host pilot program, a year-old initiative that targets renter behavior in areas near universities and with high concentrations of student renters. The … Continue reading

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Legislation Would Require Design Review in Anneslie, Rodgers Forge Commercial Area

At the January 3rd meeting of the Baltimore County Council, I will introduce a resolution that requires new construction in the commercial area of Rodgers Forge and Anneslie to be evaluated by the Design Review Panel.  The area will extend along York … Continue reading

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Pedestrian Safety Improvements Planned at Perry Hall Middle, High Schools

The Baltimore County Department of Public Works will install improvements along Ebenezer Road to slow speeding at Perry Hall Middle and High Schools. Two raised crosswalks with pedestrian refuge islands will be installed in front of Perry Hall High School.  … Continue reading

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Preserving Hawks Hollow Farm

For 21 years, Hawks Hollow Farm has allowed families to ride horses and enjoy the beautiful Kingsville countryside. Earlier this year, the farm faced thousands of dollars in legal bills when a Baltimore County inspector cited the farm for being … Continue reading

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Memorial Honors Veterans of Persian Gulf Conflict

For the past five years, I have served as co-chairman of the effort to build a memorial honoring veterans from the Persian Gulf conflicts.  These men and women volunteered for duty in the Persian Gulf beginning with Operation Desert Storm … Continue reading

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Upgrades, New Anchor Planned at Fullerton Plaza

I am very happy to announce that Kimco Realty will initiate a renovation of the Fullerton Plaza shopping center, replacing the vacant K-Mart space with a new Weis Market supermarket, and improving the overall aesthetics of the center. The renovation … Continue reading

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Better Notification Needed on Transportation Projects

Baltimore County’s Department of Public Works has some of the finest public servants I have met in two decades of working at every level of government. That includes the public works directors I have served with while on the County … Continue reading

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Councilman Marks Provides Update on Joppa Road Closure, Plans for Pipe Replacement

I have remained in touch with officials from the Department of Public Works throughout the day as officials deal with a sinkhole and water main break near Joppa Road and Seven Courts Drive. Joppa Road will probably be closed for … Continue reading

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Citing School Overcrowding, Councilman Marks Initiates Largest Downzoning in Perry Hall History

This morning, I announced plans to downzone more than 1,268 acres in an effort to force action to address current overcrowding at Perry Hall Middle School and future issues at Perry Hall High School. The move is believed to be … Continue reading

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