Category Archives: West Towson

Councilman Marks’ Blog

Why I Support the Plan to Save the Bosley Mansion

In 2016, the Presbyterian Home of Maryland announced plans to cease operations at its West Towson site. The future of the stately Bosley Mansion and its expansive lawn was in doubt. Since that time, I have remained in close contact … Continue reading

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The Future of the Bosley Mansion

Several days ago, the Presbyterian Home of Maryland announced plans to close the facility. The Presbyterian Home of Maryland was founded in 1883 and, in the words of the press release, has operated in its current park-like, 4.5-acre campus since … Continue reading

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The Rezoning Process: How it Affects Future Development

If you live in the Fifth District, you may have received a letter in the mail about a zoning change.  Zoning determines what can be built on a property.  Every four years, the Baltimore County Council can rezone land, allowing … Continue reading

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Our Plan for a Greener Towson

Since taking office, our office has worked across party lines to make Towson a model for sustainability.  Now, it is time to take Towson to a new level.  Our Plan for a Greener Towson will provide the resources to create and … Continue reading

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Honoring our 2014 Fifth District Citizens of the Year

In 2011, I started a new tradition:  recognizing outstanding residents of the Fifth District as Citizens of the Year.  This year, I am pleased to acknowledge eight volunteers who have contributed much to our community. In Perry Hall, we are … Continue reading

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My Thanks to the Voters of Baltimore County

I would like to thank the voters of Baltimore County’s Fifth Councilmanic District for their support in the November general election.  I am honored to have received more than 98 percent of the votes cast for this office. I would … 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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The Mays Chapel Elementary School Site

I provided the following as a response to a request from the Forge Flyer: I support the Mays Chapel site for a new elementary school, and I have communicated that to County Executive Kevin Kamenetz, Superintendent Joe Hairston, and my … Continue reading

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Jane Roger Nominated to Commission on Aging

I am happy to nominate West Towson resident Jane Roger to the Baltimore County Commission on Aging.The Commission is an advisory panel that helps Baltimore County accommodate the housing, health care, nutritional, and social needs of seniors. A state employee, … Continue reading

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