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Meeting Minutes 6/4/19

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Meeting starts at 7 p.m. with a pledge of allegiance.

Officer Wakefield gives his report. from May 8th to June 4th, there are 305 calls to service, 61 reports, 2 destruction of property, 0 overdoses, 1 narcotics, two Grand theft autos, one medical emergency, three theft from Auto, two miscellaneous theft, 3 fourth degree burglaries, one robbery, 1 arson, 29 traffic stops, 98 checks of location, 9 parking complaints, and one abandoned Auto. he also reminds us that it’s summer people are out and about, so be aware of your surroundings! don’t be distracted by your cell phones! there are 15 to 21 year old doing Street robberies, and deception thefts. If purchasing online you have the option to meet up at the police station! the lobby of the police station is open 24/7.

The donation box at Walford is overflowing again. our fundraiser at ledo’s Pizza did very well. Kathy reported we have $1,508.36 plus we made $98 at Ledo’s and we had a donation of $50 from John Melzer.

Kathy heard from the speed guy at traffic and engineering. he said they put up a two-day counter out, and the average speed was 23 miles an hour. (which is a lie) they claim it’s a Police issue not traffic and engineering issue. Dave will call traffic and engineering to apply pressure. they have to do the study again they said they would do Leslie road again but it met the numbers not the speed and we asked them to clarify what volume means.

There was a card skimmer found MECU on Holabird avenue. The Dundalk heritage fair starts Friday June 28th. we are trying to get together a school violence meeting but there is no tentative date yet. We took a vote to see if we are having a meeting in July. there were 11 people in favor of no meeting and nobody against not having a meeting. No meeting in July it is! we also voted unanimously that Sheila will host national night out again we set up a date to shop. National night out will be August 6th 2019 at 7 p.m.

Meeting ends at 8:03 p.m.

Meeting Minutes 5/7/19

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Meeting starts at 7 p.m. at the pledge of allegiance.

Officer Wakefield gives his report. from April 3rd to May 7th there were 317 calls to service, 63 reports, one Grand theft Auto, 6 theft from vehicles, 3 fourth degree burglaries, one stolen dog, two robberies, two armed at railway inn. One purse theft, 25 traffic stops, 72 checks of locations.

Sheila’s few things..the community cleanup Manor alley Jack tore down his shed, cleaned up yard, and fixing up his property! so yay!!! and then there was something reported about eight people living on a house on holabird avenue. County came out 2 times.

We would like to have traffic and engineering put a speed camera at holabird and Searles road. Barry said he would like to invite Bill galeazzo to a meeting coming up general vote was approved for the invite.

Speed bumps on Rita road: traffic and engineering responded with a letter denying speed bump process. Kathy called and left a message waiting for a call back. Leslie and Rita road have no sidewalks, and there are no sidewalks from Delvale to rita place making it dangerous for children to walk to school.

Ledo’s fundraiser is May 13th, will post it at local businesses. we had a successful clean up!! Thank you all for the help! And making our community clean and beautiful!

Meeting ends at 7:52 p.m.

Meeting Minutes 4/2/19

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Meeting starts at 7 p.m. with the pledge of allegiance.

Sheila has no report.

Barry reports that code enforcement is supposed to sweep our area in regards to rat holes.

Need fliers on how to tend to rats, for houses that have rat holes.

Last months minutes were approved.

Pat said she called the county about the mud and clumps that they left when they did the road re-pavement.

Kathy states that the state highway administration recommends that they raise the intersection at the three-way Rita road, and Rita place.

officer Wakefield gives his report from March 5th to April 3rd. there were 244 calls to service, 43 reports, 0 overdoses,3 narcotics. there was a call for Holabird with two eighth-graders who had pot in the bathroom a 7th grader had two bags of pot on his person. one Grand theft Auto, 2 theft from vehicle, one miscellaneous theft, 2 first-degree burglary, one homicide at 1700 Brookview, 26 traffic violations, 3 parking citations, 63 checks of property, and one DUI.

we’re trying to get the turn at IHOP to be a no left turn we have to call traffic and engineering. The empty lot next to giant there are rumors that it’s either going to be a storage facility or a Target. the clay hills trail there’s a lot of homeless people and they’re leaving a lot of trash behind.

COP signs still need to be hung they can only be hung on certain polls officer Wakefield told us which ones they can be hung on. we’d like to add no soliciting to those community signs.

The tire place on Delvale and Holabird they have a donation box in the parking lot it keeps spilling over and people keep leaving all of their stuff laying in the parking lot. Seems to be a trend wherever the donation boxes are.

Meeting ends at 8:05 p.m.

A No Soliciting Community

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Non-soliciting communities can be safer, cleaner and more self-aware communities.

There have been incidences of criminals pretending to be utility salesmen, incidences of real utility salesmen tricking people into giving away their information and there are always a ton of flyers to clean up.

With a no-soliciting neighborhood status, you can approve or deny any solicitors as a community, ensuring that if there’s anyone soliciting, you should know about it ahead of time. If not, call the police and they will be warned or fined. This is an excellent addition to any Citizens On Patrol program (C.O.P.).

Recommended steps:
• Bring the issue up for discussion with your community / H.O.A.
• Vote on it as a community
• Combine your C.O.P. signs with No-Soliciting signs

C.O.P. signs are the only private signs Baltimore County may allow you to post on a public sign – and with that it can only be a sign with the name of the street or a speed limit sign.

If you do not use C.O.P. signs, you may need to obtain permits for each individually placed sign, call MISS Utility, etc. It will be a monumental task for a few volunteers with limited time.

The exact Baltimore County Code and a letter note C.O.P. Grants Management regarding sign placement are included below for your reference:

§ 21-11-106. – PROHIBITED ACTS.

(a)Selling near a school. A person operating a mobile vendor vehicle, while hawking, selling, peddling, vending, or offering for sale any goods, wares, or merchandise from the vehicle, may not park or allow the vehicle to stand on a public street between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., except Saturdays and Sundays, within 200 feet of any public or private school property entrance or exit.

(b)County property. A person subject to this title may not trade, barter, or sell any goods, wares, or merchandise under this title when located in a county right-of-way or on county-owned property without prior approval of the County Administrative Officer.

(c)“No soliciting” signs; sunset.

(1) A person subject to this title may not offer any service or item of merchandise for sale to the occupant of a residential property in the county if the owner or occupant has visibly displayed on the property a “no soliciting” sign, or a sign containing similar words.

(2) The prohibition of paragraph (1) applies to all residences in a neighborhood or community if the neighborhood or community has displayed a “no soliciting” sign, or a sign containing similar words, at each vehicle entrance to the neighborhood or community.

(3) A person subject to this title may not offer any service or item of merchandise for sale to the occupant of a residential property in the county before 9:00 a.m. or after 7 p.m. or sunset on any day, whichever is earlier. “Sunset” means the time of day identified by the National Weather Service as the time for sunset on that day in the Baltimore metropolitan area.

(1988 Code, § 24-138) (Bill No. 72-00, § 2, 7-1-2004; Bill No. 84-10, § 2, 11-19-2010; Bill No. 38-15, § 1, 7-16-2015 )

Note from C.O.P. Grants Management

Below is a sample of our community sign. It is being retro-fitted with a No-Soliciting addition through a local sign shop.

This content is posted as a friendly guide only and is not intended to replace professional legal guidance. If you have any questions, please consult an attorney.

Consider being kind and considerate in your refusal to allow solicitors. Consider being reasonable and not blocking other non-profits, for example, girl scouts, people taking part in the necessary American political process, religious groups, etc.

Meeting Minutes 3/5/19

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Meeting starts at 7:01 p.m. with a pledge of allegiance.

Officer Wakefield gives his report says to lock cars spring is coming and with a lot of homeless and intoxicated and drug addicts they’re looking for a quick fix. from February 6th – March 5th there were 259 calls to service, 48 ended in reports. 6 theft from Auto, 1 miscellaneous theft, 2 robberies, 30 traffic stops, 90 checks of property, 1 DUI, 3 abandoned Auto. One death at Portship.

There was a SWAT team on Westfield road today looking into drugs at the apartments.

On Rita road officer Wakefield gave out citations at the stop sign.

We reported on the Balt. co.go. app at Merritt boulevard that the signs were down.

Kathy Sheila and Barry all have no reports.

We have foreign neighbors across the alley who have been blaring loud music and it’s making our walls thump and shake. They don’t speak English so it makes it hard to communicate.

Edgemere Bower’s farm and Sparrows Point Country Club puts us at around 408 additional homes Dundalk is the most populated in all of Baltimore county adding to overcrowded schools.

An email was sent to Baltimore county traffic and engineering about speed bumps on Rita road.

There’s a stop sign on Westfield and Searles that was moved to replace the gas line and we have to have it put back. It’s a hazard because people can’t see it so they run the stop sign.

Agreed that we should get a speed camera put at Holabird and Searles.

Back River restoration has a clean up scheduled for March 30th and a bull roast for March 10th.

Sexual assault hotline formed by Johnny O. 410-828-6390

Our fundraiser is going to be at ledo’s Pizza will receive 20% for an allotted time and date. date to be determined.

Thank you all for quality-of-life,💜

Meeting ends at 8 p.m.

Meeting Minutes 2/5/19

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Meeting starts at 7 p.m. with the pledge of allegiance

Officer Wakefield will be here he would just be a little late.

Sheila said trash is an issue still and reports codes over to Barry.

Treasury reports $1383.

Would like to see two time trash pickup and bulk trash come back + rat abatement.

Officer Wakefield likes his new uniform! January 1st – February 5th there were 568 calls to service, 84 reports, 1 overdose, 2 narcotics, 2 theft from Auto, one theft, 1 1st degree burglary, 94 traffic stops, 223 checks of location, 3 abandon autos, and eight parking complaints.

It’s reported that there were 15 auto accidents, one accident with personal injury, one involved an officer, and eight hit and runs.

There has been positive feedback from the new traffic pattern at Westfield Rd. & Merritt Blvd.

It’s reported that there were 15 auto accidents, one accident with personal injury, one involved an officer, and eight hit and runs.

North point government center in limbo it’s up to Johnny O. K9 and traffic management may be moving to Towson there is no final word yet.

Sparrows point country estates: schools are overcrowded 110% plus. there’s a law that blocks building because of schools overcrowding looking into that.

people are using Rita road as a cut through officer Wakefield going to check it out looking into getting a traffic study.

The new five guys should open this week.

There was a vote to pay a $100 membership fee for the 7th district Civic council of Baltimore county it was voted upon and in unanimous support it was approved.

talking about the government center it was said that it is the community hub and the heart of Dundalk there’s a huge need for it in our community kids need a place to go to and crime will rise without it.

We’re looking into doing a fundraiserTexas Roadhouse is a possibility maybe a paint night or Ledo’s Pizza.

John Melzer volunteered to pick up all the bags from our trash clean-up coming up the spring.

There’s a guy with a lot of bikes on Holabird Avenue officer Addair looked into it it seems legit, even though it’s zoned for residential which is questionable. There a lot of shopping carts on Holabird and Searles, and a lot of signs knocked over on Merritt and Holabird Avenue.

Meeting ends at 7:55 p.m..

Meeting Minutes 12/14/18

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Meeting starts with the pledge of allegiance at 7 p.m.

Officer Wakefield our new outreach officer! a 10-year at Dundalk, four-year midnight shift, aware of crime, and familiar with the streets. He gives his report, from November 6th through December 4th there are 447 calls to service 75 reports.

Officer Wakefield also recommended that if you’re selling things online you should meet at the police station parking lot for meet up, or in a public location.

Sheila yancura VP talked about the litter on holabird avenue.

Kathleen Sladics reported $1207 in Treasury.

Barry Sayer said there are houses with mud dirt and gravel in the yard (and trash) talking to Baltimore county about that Ives and Westfield alley.

Talk of a certain neighbor who intentionally sweeps his leaves in front of our neighbors house and there is a dumpster at salvos that was moved to the other side of the property.

Merritt boulevard and Westfield road has a new traffic pattern and there’s word that our streets are going to be repaved shortly.

The North point government center stalled sounds like something will happen there’s a push to be part of conservation not letting them sneak things through. Radio tower needs to be rebuilt and there’s word going around that Tradepoint Atlantic wants to foot the bill and take over the property in some kind of a deal.

There’s a new five guys next to Ollie’s.

John melzer said the back River restoration crew is working now.

There’s a vote for the officers positions it was unanimous that the people in the officers positions remained there.

Reminder dues by February 2019.

Meeting ends at 7:50 p.m.

Meeting Minutes 10/2/18

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Meeting starts at 7 PM with the pledge of allegiance. Officer Addair was absent and Officer Briggs was there in her place. He gave the crime stats for our area “there a 55 reports for the month of September: 52 traffic stops, 3 crossing details, 2 overdoses, 2 theft from autos, 3 destruction of property, 1 armed robbery, 1 theft of auto, and 1 narcotics.”

Open the meeting with City Council President Jack Young to talk about Holabird Avenue and Dundalk Avenue and try to work together to reduce crime on the city/county line. Jack Young Said “there should be no lines between the city and the County, that we need to find solutions to these problems to minimize the crime.” The police Deputy Commissioner Bonaparte. “Brought his whole team here to deal with the matters. This partnership is great. They work with the Baltimore County on prostitution and drugs and car theft. Captain Brown is new, but she’s working through issues with Baltimore County to solve problems in collaboration with the city and the County.”

Major Brown said “Thank you for the invite their number one goal is crime reduction in the South East industrial side. In June and July They met with DOT in the industrial corridor and had 24 cars towed. The lot that the cars were on had 3 fatal overdoses, there were prostitutes using drugs on the lot. And unfortunately died from it.”  The crime numbers on the city side were very low with 15 disorderly conduct, 9 narcotics, 2 robberies. They decided to do a foot deployment and walk to talk to the local business owners. They brought a drug sergeant in. Looking to see that the businesses were in compliance with their licenses and up to code. The district commanders Look for calls to service and there isn’t a way for the city to share their statistics with the county and vice versa.

We should find a way to coordinate statistics from the Southeast City and Baltimore County. We did learn that as a County resident, We cannot call 911 and speak to the city 911 dispatch. That if we are in the County our dispatch automatically goes to the County. But there is an app for the city. It’s called BPD app. You can download it on your phone and use it anonymously. Or you can send an email to SEDTIPS@baltimorepolice.org.

Senator Salling said that Graceland Park met with the council at a meeting with the police. To try to problem solve. And that he appreciated Dawn and Dave working with the community to bring the attention to the crime and inviting the city to discuss the matters.

John Melzer stated that the intersection that we’re talking about at Holabird Avenue and Dundalk avenue is not only high in crime but also covered in trash. Trash brings on crime. We need to keep our neighborhoods clean. It will help with crime!

Deputy Commissioner Bonaparte said that the squeegee boys have  plagued to the city for some time. They have a task force to deal with the boys, but they’re mostly juveniles young people trying to earn money. homeless people are doing the same thing, and if we are going to prosecute the squeegee boys. We need to also prosecute the homeless. It has to be fair. (everyone seemed to agree to this)

The Colonel said that September 10th at their council meeting. It showed that the database  # calls for service with problems pertaining to the squeegee boys. They couldn’t do anything about the calls because the people would call on the boys, and then leave the scene, so when officer got there, they couldn’t prosecute without a statement from the witness. We were also told that during school hours, There is a school daytime curfew in the city so they are using units at certain intersections to enforce curfews. We also need to find out why these kids are hanging out on the street. Some of it might be drugs and some of it could be because they are hungry. There is a real food problem in the city.

When people are soliciting and its aggressive soliciting or panhandling the police need an accurate description of the person they need you to stay at this scene to report it.

Jack young said “We want to look at other City/County line Crime and see how agencies in other areas work together. that way we can replicate their programs and open dialogue between City and County police sharing stats and solving these issues.”

The city has a police sergeant working on a drug unit from the City with the County at 100 Dundalk avenue on the line sharing info w/ the County, Graceland  Park has been seeing a lot of phone orders for drugs because they are a quiet area. 6 people for the whole district working in that unit. But they’re creeping into our area.

Delegate Ric Metzgar said that we need to reach out to the juveniles in a room and see what they want. They need love and positive role models, County and City should come together and put something in motion.

City Community leaders had an event in Druid Hill Park to hear about what residents concerns were and find out what plagues the community. We need to find the root cause and we need a sustainable effort to solve issues with Council President and mayor’s office.

Senator Salling said that there are a lot of homeless kids in our area that have no parents around who go to school and still manage but they need love and compassion. It’s a milestone that kids need to help them grow. He met them doing his missionary work with the church.

Sergeant Stelmack , said that there is a numbers game in Baltimore County that if we want action. We have to call in crimes and report as much information as we can to dispatchers. That way when an officer gets to the scene of a crime. The officer is completely prepared for what they’re about to find. And if we don’t report it then problems won’t be fixed.

Jack young stated that his focus is on officers collaborating to get rid of this stuff. It doesn’t matter city, County there should be no line. Major Brown is going to reach out to Captain Wiedeck to open communication between city and County. Jack Young said thank you to Dawn and the officers for being open to communication. Major Brown gave us her email address, so that we can continue to communicate.

Mike Yancura gave his Treasury report. We have $1208.72 in the bank there has been no purchases and no change. Unfortunately. Mike has to stop being the treasurer and we open the floor and asked if anyone wanted to be the treasurer and Kathleen Sladics volunteered. The floor voted unanimous. Yay!!! Special thanks to Kathleen for volunteering.!!!!

Barry Sayer give his report said not enough headwind with the County that he’s working on Rat holes and tall grass.

Special guest Elaine Welckie from Johns Hopkins University with a tree full of paper. There’s a senior Expo tomorrow and Thursday, 150 exhibitor’s papers about kidney health October 6th activities for Hispanic heritage. September 15th through October, 15th

Alzheimer’s is October 17th And a program called to care for seniors, and caregivers for seniors who need assistance.

A monthly newsletter. And the Henrietta Lacks memorial lecture. If you need assistance or have problems at Johns Hopkins hospital she left her cards.

Hart miller Island trip is still an option, the boat launches from around Miller Island to Hart-Miller island, open to community associations. Doug Stanley, attending the meeting for Dun-Logan community stated that there is a giant tower. The West side is very nice. There’s a Lake and 8 Mile Trail and bikes to ride beaches, but there’s a lot of bay grass. And you can camp there for $5 a night.

John Melzer said please don’t blow grass in the road it’s bad for the bay and for motorcycles that grass to a motorcyclist is like a sheet of ice. We also stated that Baltimore County can fine a home owner Up to $1000 for anyone who is caught blowing grass in the street.

Linda Mooney stated that there was a traffic study done on railway and walnut and they got a letter that said that they did not meet the minimum requirements of traffic to do any kind of speed bumps so we’re going to get with her and try to help with this process.

Mike Belzner asked about the golf course at Sparrows Point Country Club to see if there was an update on Baltimore County planning from developer. We have not heard anything. We know it’ll be tied up for a few months pending approval.

Meeting ends @8:10pm

Meeting Minutes 5/5/18

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7:00 pm meeting starts with the pledge of allegiance followed by a moment of silence for officer Amy Caprio.

Read crime stats for officer Addair

Mike Yancura gave treasury report $1605.66. $646.14 must be returned as part of the C.O.P. grant.

+ $40 deposit =$1645.66

Hotdogs for national night out August 7th

Barry Sayer-  reports that code enforcement is ignoring his submissions

Was stated that sparrows point estates reduced the # of houses being built from 350 to 307. But still has to do study for traffic issues. Richard David lives in community across from the development started a petition to boycott SPCC estates development. Children from development are slated to go to sparrows point high school which is already 130% over capacity. Many of our schools in Baltimore county have trailers on their properties.

Asked the room who wanted this development and it was unanimous decision no one wanted it.

There was a talk of doing a petitions to get our roads repaved.

A new member brought up people doing traffic violations on Rita, Leslie, and birch roads running stop signs and flying down the streets. Safety hazard for kids walking to and from school!

Lottery and Casino $ not going to school system like we voted for last election

Bethlehem is becoming infested with prostitution. Lots of dirt bikes riders in our area, squeegee boys at German hill and Merritt, as well as Dundalk avenue.

Meeting ends @ 8:00 pm

Meeting Minutes 4/3/18

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Meeting starts at 7:01 with the Pledge of Allegiance.

Officer Addair gives her report Salvo’s and Quest Diagnostics have been sent a letter on letter head. 486 calls for march, 52 reports, 55 traffic stops, 26 officers sent to do school crossings, 2 Destruction of property, 1 overdose, 1 narcotics, 4 auto theft, 5 burglaries.

Mike Yancura, a new treasurer voted in. Treasury report is $1511.23. $646.14 must be returned as part of the C.O.P. grant.

Barry states on Ives lane and Westfield Road. There are commercial cars, we cannot do anything. Advertising a business or not. Anything over 10,000 pounds is illegal. Anything under his legal. Cintas trucks are legal. Officer Addair can run any tag to find out the weight of a vehicle. Code season is just beginning more complaints this month, then last month  especially dog waste in the back yards. No word on Ives Lane Alley. Sheila and mikes friend Phil is in code. He may be able to help us.

Merritt Boulevard and Westfield Road accidents. State Road-not a County road. State says it will take 90 days to do this study. April 17th. We should have a word on what is being done. The light sensor at Holabird and Searles road is broken. We have emailed them multiple times. There’s no word yet. Mike Yancura to call traffic in engineering about the traffic camera.

As far as the no soliciting for our community. There is no change. We need special permit signs to put in the ground, it’s a very bureaucratic process. No place to put our own signage. If someone is soliciting they would have to have a permit sunrise to sunset.

David Rader went to Towson to protest the Sparrows Point Country States. They said an amazing amount of community input was considered in this process, but they did not mention the petition that Richard Davis took in his community protesting this development. It is a PUD development. Which means that there is a community benefit that supposed to be given to local communities but they forgot a lot of local people.they also forgot to mention the traffic that it would add to our already over Crowded streets, they did not donate any money to the volunteer firefighters or the Police Department in our local community. Nor did they mention the overcrowding in the schools that we have already. and where are they gonna put the children that are gonna be living in the 320 plus houses that they are about to build! They did, however, give money to Todds Inheritance, which is state owned building. They also forgot to mention the environmental issues that building on this property is going to have on our community. Our friend Russell Donnelly has worked for 30 or 40 years with Chesapeake Bay restoration and the Critical Area Boundaries protecting the environment from the hazards left behind from the steel mill among waste from other sources. Those toxins are in the land and water that this development will be stirring up.

This PUD has also donated money to Patapsco High School for their athletic field to be Astro turf. We called the athletic director at Patapsco and he said he will not bar people from using the field; like Dundalk high school did after they rebuilt. You must pay Park & Rec for usage.

We do have welcome packets for new neighbors in our community. If you need one please reach out and let us know. We will gladly get one to you. Our community clean up is April 7th at 1 PM. Ives lane is in major need of cleaning the alley has a lot of debris and broken concrete from a remodel. ( A special tank you to John Melzer for cleaning that up!) A House on Ives Lane sold for $150,000 and it’s not an end of row.

There was a fish study done by the Maryland Department of environment that recommends we do not eat many of the fish that come out of the Bay.

Tradepoint Atlantic’s plan to dredge is building opposition who are making sure they do things properly and safely with all of the pollution and health hazards under control. Paid experts and volunteer experts have 2 different opinions on this study. We asked for the blessing to write a letter for environmentally friendly support and it was unanimous.

Barry is representing us on April 9th at the PCRC meeting for NHCA he represents our area and will update us on topics he learns about while there.

We would like to welcome Ed and Diane our new faces.

For National Night Out Officer Addair requested Donuts. She will be there for a half an hour to 45 minutes this year.

Meeting ends at 8:04 PM.

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