Category Archives: Perry Hall

Councilman Marks’ Blog

Why I am Seeking Reelection to the Baltimore County Council

I will be seeking reelection to the Baltimore County Council in 2018.  I look forward to continuing my record of bipartisan and independent leadership for the citizens of the Fifth District. While other governments are embroiled in partisanship and stalemate, … Continue reading

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A Department of Transportation and Infrastructure for Baltimore County

In 2016, voters approved a process that would lead to an automatic review of our charter, the governing document for Baltimore County. The County Council will consider several changes recommended by the charter review commission. I will introduce legislation to … Continue reading

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A Stronger Emphasis on Discipline in County Schools

I would like to thank the White Marsh precinct of the Baltimore County Police Department for their work over the past 48 hours. The precinct investigated the horrific incident at Perry Hall High School, identified suspects, made an arrest, and … Continue reading

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Perry Hall’s First New School in a Quarter-Century Under Construction

On Monday, Baltimore County officials and community leaders will officially break ground on the new northeastern elementary school being constructed near Chapel and Joppa Roads. This will be the first new school in Perry Hall in a quarter-century. The 725-seat … 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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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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New Middle School Funded in Northeastern Baltimore County

I am pleased to announce that the Fiscal Year 2018 budget will include $7 million in funding to plan for a new northeastern middle school.  The proposed 1,500-seat school will be constructed at a site to be determined by the … 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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