Meeting Minutes 10/3/2017

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Meeting starts at 7pm with the pledge of allegiance.

* Officer Addair gives her report including info on police academy program for citizens training.

*speeding is increasing in alleyways.

Councilman, Mr. Crandell will talk to Salvos about the lighting being out in the alley behind their store.

Treasurer’s report 200$ donated to go to hurricane relief

Barry asked about the stop sign being put back where it belongs on the corner of Westfield Rd. and Searle Rd.

Mr. Crandell said traffic and engineering should do a study of the area to assess the traffic issues.

Manor rd & Westfield storm drain has a giant hole in the concrete.

It was mentioned that on Holabird and wise trucking has increased so traffic study was done. Mr. Crandell said that the trucks are coming down these roads to avoid tolls they are looking into moving the toll plaza closer to the foot bridge to let trucks turn around without having to pay tolls.

*7 new association in Dundalk

For the rat problem go to Towson and voice opinions send state delegates letters from community associations or testify in front of council on any topic you want . Advocate for your community in Towson 6pm every other Monday 3 minute time limit so go prepared.

Annapolis is different you can only speak about the topics they choose to put on agenda. Work sessions on Tuesday after 2.

New business:
Merritt station paved roads by SunTrust and giant and big lots.
Senator Salling is going to be at our next meeting.

Todd crandell is optimistic about the future of dundalk and the investments happening in our community.

Dundalk has  problems with infrastructure rodents and drugs!

There are safe zones in Anne Arundel County at police stations and fire stations to get help. Baltimore County is taking baby steps into making a program to help. We have poor  citizenship and lots of trash.

Refurbished houses in the area economy improved commercial redevelopment finally on cusp. Home values should be coming up.

The government center.. legally the County sold it to a developer. Deed says state board of public works can approve or disapprove sale of property. Was challenged because the state put money into that property. the fields. Judge ruled board has authority its up to the judge and board if the property will be sold. Not currently in the agenda. It’s up to Governor Hogan to decide. Prediction If the judge denies the developer sues if the judge approves the community will sue. Reason being is that it was all done behind closed doors No one knows why it was an option. RFP came out 2 companies responded one was chosen. Sale was legislated for development. Then the community was notified. To redo the government center $18 Million the state concurred on assessment. Still just up in the air.

Police have unfunded positions in Baltimore County it’s the busiest Department County wide.

Hole and leak and falling retaining wall at Dunlea apartments, owner was notified

8:11 pm meeting ended.

Meeting Minutes 9/5/2017

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Meeting starts @7 pm with the pledge of allegiance.

Officer Addair gave her report.
Including info for the bcpd career fair saturday October 14th 2017 fair from 10am-12pm at the sollers point multi purpose center (323 sollers point rd. Dundalk MD 21222) seeking qualified applicants for positions of : Police officer, cadet, police explorer. Contact at 410-887-5542 or email at recruiter@baltimorecountymd.gov

Kathy stockman gave the treasurers report total $1305.31
-dumpster day -$300
Deposited + $22.11 for scrap metal
– check to IRS
Deposited +$880
-233.86 national night out
$630 left for citizens on patrol
+ donation from John melzer and Texas roadhouse $47.71
=$784.00

Our association came up with a challenge to raise money for the texas/ florida hurricane relief.
*challenge other associations to raise money as well to either red cross, catholic charities, goodwill.
Motion was passed donations will be raised.

Unfinished business
Dumpster day
national night out had 50 people in attendance
Insurance for the association is $450/year for future dumpster days
Need corporate sponsors

New business
Todd Crandell will be at our October 3rd meeting
And concern about commercial vehicle parking on residential streets

John melzer brought up north point blvd homeless people trashing up property near the flea market officer Addair volunteers to go with him so he could clean it up safely.

Dave and Mr. Melzer made a date to cut down weeds on a local property

Meeting ended at 7:54pm

Meeting Minutes 6/6/2017

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Meeting starts @6:58pm with the pledge of allegiance

Officer Addair is in training program so David Rader gave crime stats on her behalf

Todd crandel office is looking into who owns the property on Lund lane.

Medical facility on Merritt blvd. (next to Denny’s) Needs to maintain its grass in the fenced in marsh area. Lots of rodent activity living in there.

Kathy stockman gives the treasurers report.

Barry had no report to give. Said that Baltimore county was moving on calls, and sweep is coming soon.

Buzzy thanks all for making the meeting.

Yard sale was a bust. ( both days rained out)

Dumpster day 10-1 June 24th found a company went with M.A.S. Paid 300 for dumpster and waived dumping fee for 2 vehicles. Buzzy volunteered to scrap metal and donate funds to association!!

Planning a fundraiser at the Texas roadhouse 7-12-17 from 4-10pm must bring flier.

Next month * July no meeting we will meet August 1st for national night out behind Herman’s bakery from 7-8 pm. Bring your own chairs!!!

Next meeting is September 5th

We will try to get developers (of the project behind dennys) to come to our September meeting with blueprints to answer some community questions.

Meeting ends 7:55pm

Meeting Minutes 5/1/2017

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Meeting starts at 7 pm with the pledge of allegiance.

We have new guests so we did a round table introduction. 

Officer Addair gives her report. Lots of overdoses in our area. 

Kathy Stockman gives the treasurers report. 

Code enforcement has been out and taking pictures. William Galiazzo is back from medical leave, and out just doing his job!  🙂

Community yard sale is scheduled for May 6 with a rain date if May 7. 

Dumpster day June 24th. Buzzy offered to take scrap metal to owl corp. and donate the proceeds to the community association.

John melzer recommended that we call for a bulk trash pick up from Baltimore county $75.00 to help cut costs.

Entenmanns on Merritt blvd will be closing, rent is going up I the shopping center there. Can’t afford to stay.

Mary Lambert told us that poplar hardware sells metal trash can kids for 10$. 

Talk abou LHL meeting and enforcing a no soliciting community wide.

Block party schedule to national night out, alley behind Germans bakery. Every year we plan to pick a different alley. 

Sheila Yancura volunteered Michael Yancura to find out about the owner of property at Lund lane to fix giant hole in alley. 

Area behind Denny will start clearing. We have tried to get the developers to come speak at our meeting, and answer some questions.  No word from them yet.

John Melzer took almost 400 shopping carts last year alone from holabird east area. 

Concerns about Snyder ave. Speeding, drug activity, prostitution, and code violations. Are going to get looked into. 

Meeting ends at 8:10pm

Meeting Minutes 4/4/2017

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Attendance- Barry Sayer, Dawn and Dave Rader, Aiden and amaya, Sheila and Michael Yancura, Frank Ayers, Mary Lambert, Barbara Shell, Hazel Smith, Buzzy, and Kathy Stockman. Karen Lydick, Mike Belzner, Luther and Stephanie Tate.

Meeting starts at 7:00pm with the pledge of allegiance.

Officer Addair gives her report.
Car thefts in area urges people to not leave keys in car or spares on car.

Lieutenant Scherba is the acting captain while captain Lilly is on assignment.

Report stolen bikes to 911.

Talking about having a block party for national night out. In the alley of Westfield rd. The odd side behind Herman’s and Salvos. Permits are being filled out and submitted for the event.

Taxes were filed for past 2 years. After our association switched so many hands. We finally got it taken care of.

Barry reported there were 46 write up for code enforcement. Spring is showing . Grass is getting high. Cut your grass. Keep lids on trash cans. And clean up dog mess!!

Knights of Columbus are hosting an event on September 11th 11:30-5pm with food and drinks to thank first responders for their service to our community.

Community yard sale is May 6th with a rain date of May 7th. Is advertised in the Dundalk eagle so far streets involved will be Westfield rd, Searles rd, Ives lane, Alvah, Vesper, and Roberts ave.

Michael Yancura states that there is a hole in alley on Lund lane. We need to find out who owns the property to see who is responsible for fixing it.

Water bills are noticeably higher. New digital system was put in. Extremely long hold time for callers.

Regular visitor, Ms. Lydick asked for a treasury report. The Sargent at Arms said there will be no treasury report, but the president said there would be a treasury report. Ms. Lydick left abruptly.

Report from treasurer was given 3-31-2017 ending balance of 1225.31. Just made a $50 deposit making balance 1275.31.

Meeting ended at 7:55pm

Meeting Minutes 3/7/2017

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Meeting starts 6:59pm with the pledge of allegiance.

Officer Addair gives her report, crime stats to our area. Car break ins, robbery, auto theft, purse snatching.
We should look into a security guard for the new Rite Aid store on Holabird Avenue due to late night crimes.

Rise in online scams warns us to shop websites we know, do your homework, if shopping on Craigslist plan to meet in the day. Dont change plans or locations or agree to change last minute it could be dangerous. Go in pairs, and don’t give out personal info.

Monday Cheif Sheridon will be at the PCRC meeting at 7 pm.

Community Safety Officer Barry Report – Reports made aren’t being followed through with Balto. Co. Code Enforcement. Inspectors were coming but not doing anything. There are 3 new inspectors. We’ll see if they’re more competent (appear to be so). Lids on cans and Rat holes are main problem areas.

Police officers are now doing foot patrols in our area. As soon as nice weather comes they will be out on foot and on bike patrols as well.

Yard sale date is May 6th. With a rain date of May 7th. Mark your calendars!

June 24th is our community clean up date!!!! 🙂we will be looking into getting volunteers from boy scouts of America, and calling local high schools so students can volunteer for community service hours.

President made clarification that anyone can come to public meetings and speak in proper order so long as disruptions aren’t made.

Save A Lot, and PetCo are coming to Merritt point shopping center.

Meeting Minutes 01-03-2017

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Attendance taken.

Meeting 7:01 starts with Pledge.

Accomplished a lot last year
– Rat population declined
– Community / Police Neighborhood Walk
– Sweeping of alleys
– Rat abatement

Confirmed Alley between Manor Rd. & Searles Rd. is being re-worked this year.

Holabird East apartments is receptive to keep area clean. If you see it, please give them a chance to clean it up by giving them a call at 443-376-8471. David Rader spoke to Dianne, who was helpful.

Community Outreach Officer Report:
– C.O.P. presentation / training class available (in works)
– Reported local incidents
– Railway incidents x3 drug related
– Master list to officers of neighborhood security cameras can help detectives fight crime (and solve crimes quicker).

Stomach bug going around

Community cleanup in June w/ Rain date
Gloves / bags / pickup grabbers – Is anyone willing to donate?
Buzzy’s truck + Trailer. Buzzy & Dave will do trash-pickups. Gameplan in the works
2 man teams recommended minimum

VOTING
Votes taken for all residing officers; Unanimous support.

David Rader II – President
Sheila Yancura – Vice President
Kathy Stockman – Treasurer
Dawn Rader – Secretary
Barry Sayer – Community Safety Officer
Buzzy Stockman – Sergeant At Arms

Year Goal – One person per block to join starting with immediate neighbors

Meeting called to Close at 8:02

Meeting Minutes 12-6-2016

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Attendance taken
Call to order at 6:59 PM
Pledge of allegiance

We have new officers.
The new treasurer is Kathy Stockman.
The new vice president is Sheila Yancura.

We went for community will with the local police in our community. They said a neighborhood looks good but could use more lighting. More light can help with crime deterrence. Dear cameras can be found relatively inexpensive and Dick sporting goods.

Crime statistics were relayed.

The Dumpster day and community cleanup day will be in June of 2017. The exact date is to be announced.

UPS was delivering in alleys. They were driving really fast and almost hit somebody.

The American flag was not flying at the local post office.

August 1 is the national laid out in 2017. We will be participating on that day.

A BGE or utility pole was tagged for replacement but has not been replaced.

A neighbor recommended that we use websites to look up sex offenders, because there are some living within our community. This link is provided by Maryland.
http://www.dpscs.state.md.us/sorSearch/

Rat Abatement coming up. Code sweep soon.

Dumpsters at Herman’s have been improved over the years, but still need significant improvement.

Meeting Minutes 11-1-2016

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Attendance taken

Pledge of Allegiance

Outreach Officer Crime Report:
Multiple car breakings

Buzzy: Dicks sporting goods deer cams as crime deterrent

Chips & Salsa Nov. 10 Chili’s

December 8 toy drive a chimney seafood 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM. Free buffet. Admission is toy unwrapped.

Common sense safety during holidays new line

A generator running for over a week ordinance is 30 days. It has to be a certain distance from the house. A rental house also has to have a hardwired smoke detector.

If hearing harsh language yelled on the street you can record and report it to police, since they’re yelling in public and disturbing the peace, especially if children present.

For calling in 911 you can remain anonymous unless it’s a life threatening circumstance.

We’re looking into a Citzen’s On Patrol (COP).

  • Information given to start a citizens on patrol with help from Precinct 12 Officers
  • Grants are available for next year from Baltimore County

Meeting Minutes 10/4/2016

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7pm Pledge of allegiance

Officer Addair gave a report
• Follow up
• black mazda
• Baltimore County Police hiring cadets and officers
• Crime Stats http://www.crimereports.com/
• Not enough school crossing guards (plenty applicants, slow vetting/processing)
• 7400 block of Holabird Avenue was a hit & run involving narcotics
• Car break-in $5,000 of tools stolen
(Always mark your equipment with special marks & take pics, record serial numbers. Pawnshops are required to make information available)

Past NHCA President, John Ayers requested 15 minutes to speak. It was granted
• New Bay Bridge Crossing from Baltimore County to Kent County. He believes it will effect all Dundalk residents due to the proposed location.
• http://marylandreporter.com/2016/09/29/how-about-a-third-bay-bridge-from-baltimore-co-into-kent-co/
• Presidential candidate Trump wants to build a casino / hotel / cruise ships nearby
• Potential of expanding our harbor depths so larger ships may dock (Tradepoint Atlantic?)
• Governor Hogan is working on on an underground railway from Downtown to the Eastern Shore

Went over minutes from months meeting.

Delegate Bob Long stopped in.
• He will be having a meeting Monday, Oct. 17 2016 at the North Point Library – Someone from Homeland Security will be there. He gave us his office number.
• See attached flyer.
• Wants to keep Ft. Howard medical center for Veterans

Past NHCA President Buzzy Stockman spoke
• DVD’s for vets! Bring any DVD’s you would like to donate to the veterans at Ft. Howard
• Knights of Columbus will be selling cards for active military serving over seas which can be filled out, then sent to them by Knights of Columbus. ($12.50 for 22 cards) Deadline Nov. 27, 2016
• Lawn clippings can be put only in a CLEAR bag if outside of trashcan

Community Concerns & Updates:
• Recycling not going down Westfield Rd. Alley
• [Butch Wilson, Ring Bell (Dave)]
• Rat abatement will take place at teh new development (by Osprey) behind Giant
• Captivate Church considering letting us use property for yardsale / bazaar
• Holabird Middle potential Dumpster Day location, must find contact

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