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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.

Meeting Minutes 3/6/18

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

Officer Addair reports that there are 472 calls in area for the month of February. After report we found out that Narcan administered by the BCPD. Is not paid for by the people who OD or that need it. It is paid for by the Baltimore County Police Department budget.

There has been gang activity in Woodlawn but not locally.

Sheila our vice president reports that the sun plus paper has a number on the bottom of the paper to stop delivery. To stop delivery of this paper you can call 1-888-539-1280. Or you can email them at Sunplusservice@baltsun.com.

Barry gives his report. not much has changed but he did report one of the inspectors to the supervisor.
Officer Addair said she would help us to see if salvos would fix the lights out back.

12 crashes at Merritt Boulevard and Westfield Road since June 1st 2017. We also reported to the Department of traffic and engineering that a traffic study should be done here. As well as the light at Holabird Ave. And Searles Rd.

David Rader reports that he has gone to Towson to voice his opinion to support the Fort Howard Historical Landmark nomination.
He also has stepped aside from his presidency. He asked if a volunteer would step up in his place, but no one offered. He will stay chairman until a replacement steps up or depending on the primary.

It was said that Dunlea, and Holabird East apartments are not owned by Scarfield anymore. That Time group owns them.
Baltimore County is to replace 60 feet of the alley on Ives Lane. (@ Dunlea apartments)

Grass cutting season is upon us. blowing grass in the streets is in $1000 fine. Payee: the property owner.

April 7, 2018 is our community cleanup. @1:00pm Trash bags and gloves will be donated from the association.

John Melzer stated that the MedStar building has trash in the storm drains. going to call and see if we can get them to clean it up! Thank you John for your continued service to our community!!!

There’s a parking issue on Westfield Road People are blocking the alley and we need to figure out this issue.

Thank you all for your continued efforts to make our community a better place!

Meeting ends at 7:58 PM.

Meeting Minutes 12/5/2017

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Meeting starts at 7 PM with the Pledge of allegiance.

Officer Addair gives her report. 72 reports in our area. Officers recommend that we lock our car doors and keep an eye out for a package theft.

There was a 6 car accident on Merritt Boulevard at Westfield Road. We should request that traffic and engineering come and do a study on accidents there.

Lund Lane the hole was filled in by Buzzy Stockman.  A special thank you to Buzzy for his hard work!!!

Sludge dumping at Lund and Searles rd. Crandall’s office said they had permission to dump from state highway administration. The dumping has been going in for a few months now. Trying to get to the bottom of it.

Barry- reports good news for Ives lane Alley. Baltimore County will re- pave 60 feet of it. And the wall will be inspected this week.
Salvos was asked about the lighting again. They said they would talk to the owner.

Still working on the no soliciting community with David Patro.

The Police Department is cleaning up the junk cars on our street.

Vesper Avenue Church held a Alcoholics Anonymous or narcotics anonymous meeting on Halloween. Neighbors in the neighborhood were raising concerns about people loitering outside of the church. Especially being around all the children on that day it was bad Timing and poor judgment in scheduling.

Rat eradication is scheduled for December 11th.

January 2018 we will not have a meeting. Will be using January as our by month because it’s the coldest month of the year.

Goals for 2018 expand the NHCA membership, expand the COP, Get a P.O. box for our community Association, or easy Postal box.

April 7th we are hosting our community clean up. We want to look into getting shirts made for that.

Captain Lily said crime with the lowest on National Night Out lower than any other time of the year. So if we can keep people out and about it would help lower crime.

John Melzer in his cleaning efforts within our communities goes to the dump on Wednesdays. Offered to pick up any items dumped randomly said to just give him a call. *god bless you John and all of your hard work we truly appreciate it!!!!

Officer Addair requested communities add their security cameras to:
https://analytics-api.commandcentral.com/camera_registration#/

The county can use this as a tool to help solve crimes and pinpoint locations of crimes in our area.

Meeting ends at 8:01 PM.

Meeting Minutes 11/7/2017

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Meeting starts at 7 PM with the Pledge of allegiance.

Senator Johnny Salling has joined us for this meeting.

There are parking issues on manor Road.

On Westfield Road there’s oil and gas leaking from a car.

On Searles road and Lund lane a manhole was used to dump sludge.

BGE took out the old phone poles on sales road on Sunday.

The manor road and Westfield Road Hole is still there so senator salling will look into it.
The no soliciting community. Have to have a sign every entrance of the community, and need it to be approved with property owners. If we had a no soliciting community The people soliciting would need a permit or be charged with trespassing.

Salvos emailed and said they would install lights within the next few weeks.
Baltimore County code enforcement spoke to Barry about blowing grass clippings into the streets they will be issuing citations for $1000 starting next year.

Senator Salling- Thank you for the opportunity he apologized for not making it here before. Concerned about our County. likes seeing people caring about schools, businesses, kids, and joblessness. he has visited 26 out of 30 schools in Baltimore County. Wants to know how their doing. Lots of issues in curriculum and bullying. Teachers are being mistreated spit at, bit, having chairs thrown at them. We need to focus on accountability. Breaking guidelines. No balance with Board of Education. Kids Do bad things  get sent to the office with no punishment.

Landfill does not take paint anymore. Have to take it to the Warren Road site in Cockeysville. Salling states that Dundalk is more deprived than any other parts I don’t get it We want legal way to recycle our paint. Working with companies on finding a solution.

Senator salling trying to pass a new bill through Senate and house for certification in any skill or trade with job and school training. Trying to make it more accessible to get the skills we need. Trade point Atlantic promised that jobs would stay local. 2 bus lines used to run bringing one line back working on infrastructure bridges and Throughways. For the jobs that trade point promised they are going to need welders, cutters, fitters, burners, electricians. Good jobs bring home owners which makes the community better. (in time)

Delegates and senators for vets. Businesses need to come here and help our community and kids. He  Takes the job very personally especially when it comes to caring for kids seniors and vets. We need to bring back the middle class they are a gem for the community. Baltimore County has 11 new principals in these local schools. That’s 11 out of 33. The Baltimore County Superintendent is a temporary when we need a permanent one. They have more money in the City Schools but they have less than a fifth grade reading level. These kids are failing. Mr. Salling is ashamed of the Common Core math that was implemented and said that the University of Maryland should be ashamed of themselves. My downfall in the school system is all of the testing and the lack of accountability.

Meeting ends at 8:06 PM.

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 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

A great American community organization for Dundalk and the Southeastern area of Baltimore County, Maryland.