Category Archives: Stoneleigh

Councilman Marks’ Blog

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 Northeastern Elementary School Moves Forward

For the past 15 years, I have worked to lighten overcrowding at schools throughout northeastern Baltimore County. Once I was elected to the County Council, our office reduced the development potential on more than 260 acres in northeastern Baltimore County. … Continue reading

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Proudly Endorsed by Baltimore County’s Educators

I am very proud to be endorsed by Baltimore County’s educators – the Teachers Association of Baltimore County (TABCO) and the Education Support Professionals of Baltimore County (ESPBC). We’ve worked very hard to improve our public schools over the past three years.  The … Continue reading

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Budget Proposal Addresses School Modernization and Construction

When I was elected to the Baltimore County Council in 2010, it was clear that school construction and modernization needed to be a top priority. Some of our schools were as much as 80 percent over capacity, and only a … Continue reading

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$114 Million in School Projects, From Towson to Perry Hall

Since December of 2010, when I took office, more than $114 million in state and county funding has been budgeted for school improvements that affect students from the Fifth District. That amount includes more than $18 million to renovate Dumbarton … Continue reading

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From Towson to Perry Hall, Action on School Overcrowding

The Fifth District that I represent stretches from Charles Street to the Harford County line.   In the Towson area, demographic changes over the past decade have led to severe school overcrowding. Older residents are moving out, and younger families are … Continue reading

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Take Steps Now to Reduce Northeast Overcrowding

Leaders of our Baltimore County Public School system are considering options as they try to reduce overcrowding in the Catonsville area and along the York Road corridor.  They have already scheduled community meetings in each region.  I am pleased that … Continue reading

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A Preview of Important Milestones in 2013

Over the past two years, our office has worked to improve communities throughout the Fifth District, from Towson to Perry Hall.   Some of these projects are big, such as the additions at Stoneleigh and Hampton Elementary School or air conditioning at … Continue reading

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At Midterm, A Thank You to the Fifth District

Two years ago, the voters of the Fifth District entrusted me with the responsibility of representing them on the Baltimore County Council. I would like to thank my family, community leaders, business owners, and everyone who has contacted my office … Continue reading

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Breaking Ground for the Stoneleigh Elementary School Addition

With classes out for the summer, work will soon begin on the addition at Stoneleigh Elementary School. The 200-seat expansion is one of many projects designed to alleviate overcrowding throughout the York Road corridor. Towson is one of the most … Continue reading

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