Category Archives: Kingsville

Councilman Marks’ Blog

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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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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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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Budget Funds Infrastructure, Park Upgrades Throughout Fifth District

The proposed Fiscal Year 2018 budget addresses numerous priorities in the Fifth District.  I am particularly pleased with the inclusion of funding to advance a new middle school, my top priority in the northeast, but there are numerous other improvements that … Continue reading

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Renovations Continue at Kingsville Park

This morning, I reviewed the progress of the renovations to Kingsville Park, a 23-acre park located at 11700 Franklinville Road in the far northeastern end of the Fifth District. We have been working with the Kingsville Recreation Council and the … 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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Newly-Restored Jericho Covered Bridge Opens to Traffic

On April 25, I had the honor to participate in the reopening of the Jericho Covered Bridge, which spans the Little Gunpowder Falls between Baltimore and Harford Counties.  This is near the far eastern edge of the Fifth District. As a child, I … Continue reading

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New Budget Completes Air Conditioning of Fifth District Schools by 2018

I thank Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz for proposing to fund air conditioning at the last three Fifth District schools not yet programmed for this amenity. Under the budget proposed today, the last three schools–Chapel Hill, Kingsville, and Oakleigh Elementary … Continue reading

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Review Sought for Traffic Calming Program

I am cosponsoring a resolution that requests a review of Baltimore County’s traffic calming program, which regulates the placement of speed bumps, traffic islands, and other features for slowing speed. Currently, traffic calming devices can be implemented in neighborhoods where the roads … Continue reading

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