Thursday, May 9, 2013
Two former firefighters and a police officer could return to light duty as a result of the agreement.
Baltimore County officials said Thursday that they have settled three disability lawsuits with two firefighters and a police officer. "These settlements honor these employees for their past service while also ensuring that firefighters and police officers who serve the residents of Baltimore County are working in jobs that match their physical abilities for the safety of all," wrote Baltimore County Attorney Michael Field in a statement on the county's blog Thursday. "Residents of Baltimore County demand no less than this." As part of the settlement, the county does not admit any liability. In September, firefighters Donald Becker and Stanley Kuklinski and police Lt. Michael Lauenstein field lawsuits seeking $2.3 million in damages and …
Friday, May 3, 2013
The Sparrows Point advisory group stresses most of the jobs are at least 10 years away from reality.
A partnership created by Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz, in unveiling its vision for the future of the industrial Sparows Point peninsula, says an expansion of the Port of Baltimore could bring more than 10,000 jobs back to the area. The Sparrows Point Partnership, a business advisory group established by the county after the former RG Steel mill closed in May 2012, announced its proposal at a press conference Friday. Chaired by Dan Gunderson, executive director of the Baltimore County Department of Economic Development, the partnership includes representatives from the Port of Baltimore and commercial, real estate, manufacturing, logistics and distribution entities in the region. The committee identified four major area of …
Friday, April 26, 2013
The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The Avenue in White Marsh.
Friday, April 26
From Baltimore County officials: Baltimore County will host a joint compost bin and rain barrel sale on Saturday, April 27, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The sale will be held on the auxiliary parking lot of The Avenue at White Marsh, 8125 Honeygo Boulevard (the parking lot is off of Town Center Drive, behind the AMC Theaters). Compost bins, valued at $100, will be sold for $35 each. Rain barrels, valued at $120, will be sold for $50 each. Both prices include tax. Cash, checks and credit cards (Visa, MasterCard and Discover) will be accepted. The sale will occur rain or shine and all items will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis (while supplies last). This sale is not limited to residents of Baltimore County. Compost bins are shipped …
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Baltimore County officials provide instructions for the collection of lawn materials.
Essex and Middle River gardeners and spring yard cleaners will no doubt be happy with the news that yard waste collection will resume for the season beginning April 1. Yard materials will be picked up for recycling (separately from trash) for residents who have designated "Y" days on their recycling schedules, according to county officials. Residents who do not have designated "Y" days on their recycling schedules may put their yard materials out on their regular trash days for collection. There is no limit to the number of bags a resident can set out for collection; however, the collector may not pick them all up on the same date. If some bags are not picked up, residents are encouraged to leave them at curbside until they are picked up. …
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
The Essex SkyPark Association will pay $200,000 for the long-term lease agreement.
Essex Patch received the following letter from Ron Lane, secretary of the Essex SkyPark Association: "Essex SkyPark Association is pleased to announce that we have secured a 99-year lease with Baltimore County for the operation of Essex SkyPark airport. Over this past year, we have worked to accomplish three goals: First, secure a long-term lease for the airport; second, obtain a historical designation; and third, obtain IRS nonprofit status. All three were successfully completed by March 15, 2013. Our agreement for the 99-year lease required Essex SkyPark Association to pay $200,000 to Baltimore County upon signing the lease. Under the leadership of Brian Dolan, we were successful in raising a $200,000 through a bond drive to be paid back…
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Information session about jobs available will be held Feb. 28 at CCBC Essex.
SKW Constructors has announced it will hire as many as 100 direct employees at its Sparrows Point Shipyard and Industrial Park site. The company will also hire subcontractors that will hire additional carpenters, concrete finishers, mechanics, ironworkers, surveyors, truck drivers and laborers. The company has a contract to provide fans and huge reinforced concrete tubes for tunnels being built in Hampton Roads, VA, according to a statement from Baltimore County Government. "We are thrilled SKW is bringing jobs back to the Point," Baltimore County Councilman John Olszewski Sr said in the statement. "We will continue to work with the company to be sure our local workers and contractors benefit from this opportunity." SKW Constructors, a …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
The 6th district councilwoman talks about her legislative experiences in 2012 and plans for this year.
After a grueling year of rezoning procedures, 6th district County Councilwoman Cathy Bevins is looking ahead to taking care of simpler things in 2013. Her priorities over the next 12 months include things like air conditioning in schools and job growth and whatever else her constituents bring to her. Someone taught me a very long time ago that when someone calls you or emails you or shows up in person, what they're talking about is the most important thing in their life at that moment," the Oliver Beach Democrat said in a recent interview in her Towson office. "So what's important to that person is what's important to this office." Asked to point to her biggest successes in 2012, Bevins pointed to the simple things, like securing funds to …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Trash and recycling pick-up will continue as scheduled on Monday.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 21 is a federal holiday, and most county offices will be closed for the day. Here's a rundown of what you need to know for next week. Schools: closed State and local government offices: closed Courts: closed Libraries: closed Health department clinics: closed Senior centers: closed CountyRide: Not in operation MTA: Holiday schedule, except for special inauguration day service on the MARC Penn and Brunswick lines. Trash and recycling: Normal pick-up schedule. Trash and recycling drop-off sites will be open. If you happen to be traveling to the Washington, D.C. area Monday morning and afternoon, watch for traffic for President Barack Obama's second inauguration.
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Two elementary schools and the Martin State Airport MARC stop are on Kamenetz's legislative to-do list for the General Assembly session.
Three Essex- and Middle River-area elementary schools and an expansion to the MARC station in Middle River are mentioned on Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz's list of legislative priorities in the Maryland General Assembly Session that begins this week. Sussex, Middleborough and Middlesex elementary schools are among eight county elementary schools for which Kamenetz announced requests for air conditioning projects as part of $128 million in school construction projects. On Monday, Gov. Martin O'Malley announced that his proposed budget for the next fiscal year would include $336 million for school construction projects statewide, including $25 million for air conditioning. The release said that in the past decade, the county has …
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Nominations will be accepted through Jan. 11, with awards to be presented in March.
Baltimore County's Commission for Women is looking for its next Woman of the Year and Young Woman of the Year. The 31st annual awards will honor women who make "significant, unique and lasting contributions to the community, workplace, or school to further the interest of women and families," a county press release said. Last year's Woman of the Year award went to Irene Spatafore of Dundalk. The Young Woman of the Year was Parkton resident Olivia Keithley. Nominations for 2013 can be made on the county's website. For nomination forms or questions, call Nancy Surosky at 410-887-3448. Previous winners and elected officials are not eligible for the award. Nominees must be Baltimore County residents. Young Woman of the Year nominees must be …