Business, Health, Politics

County Council passes Marks’ legislation to prohibit water shutoff, address school overcrowding

PERRY HALL, MD—At its meeting on August 3rd, the Baltimore County Council passed five pieces of legislation sponsored by Baltimore County Councilman David Marks: Legislation that prohibits a county contractor from shutting off water in hot temperatures unless notice has been provided to affected residents 72 hours in advance. This bill was prompted by a water shutoff in early June …


Family, Politics, Sci-Tech, Weather

Councilman Marks reminds residents of storm-related resources

PERRY HALL, MD—Baltimore County Councilman David Marks on Monday reminded residents of resources as hurricane season begins in earnest. To report storm-related issues such as downed wires, visit https://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/Agencies/publicworks/StormFighter/. To receive automatic outage alerts from BGE, sign up at https://secure.bge.com/Outages/CheckOutageStatus/pages/EnrollOutage.aspx. If outages do occur, customers can track outages on the BGE outage map: https://www.bge.com/Outages/CheckOutageStatus/Pages/OutageMap.aspx. “As we prepare for the remnants …


Diverse coalition supports Councilman Marks’ Adequate Facilities Ordinance

PERRY HALL, MD—Organizations representing Baltimore County’s educators, principals, and homebuilders all submitted testimony supporting legislation sponsored by Baltimore County Councilman David Marks that would review the Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance. The League of Women Voters also submitted a letter of support. The ordinance regulates development in school districts. Councilman Marks has argued that the ordinance needs to be reformed to …

Councilman Marks introduces bill to designate a Baltimore County Inspector General

PERRY HALL, MD— Baltimore County Councilman David Marks has introduced legislation to designate the Office of Ethics and Accountability as the Office of the Inspector General, as well as amend the title of Executive Director to Inspector General. The bill would change the name of the Office of Ethics and Accountability, the organization responsible for identifying fraud, abuse, and illegal …

Councilman Marks introduces bill to look at Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance

PERRY HALL, MD—Baltimore County Councilman David Marks will introduce legislation to update the Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance, the statute designed to govern development in school districts. The bipartisan bill, cosponsored by Councilmembers Izzy Patoka and Wade Kach, would establish a task force to look at changes to the APFO. The task force would include representatives from the Board of Education, …

Councilman Marks to block development near Cottington Road and Silver Ridge

PERRY HALL, MD—Baltimore County Councilman David Marks announced on Friday that he will block any development of the wooded area behind the Silver Ridge condominiums and Cottington Road in Perry Hall. The announcement comes after a meeting Councilman Marks held with more than 50 residents of the Silver Ridge condominiums on Wednesday night. Residents were concerned about the potential development …

Councilman Marks to downzone 147 acres in northeastern Perry Hall

PERRY HALL, MD—Baltimore County Councilman David Marks announced on Wednesday that he will recommend downzoning 147 acres in northeastern Perry Hall, limiting development in one of the most rural areas of the community. Councilman Marks will recommend downzoning 147 acres to either DR 1 (one house per acre) or RC 2 (Rural Conservation) for Perry Hall Manor and two other …

Councilman Marks to support downzoning area near Carney intersection

CARNEY, MD— Baltimore County Councilman David Marks announced on Wednesday that he will recommend downzoning acreage off Joppa Road near Littlewood Road in Carney to limit infill development in the Cromwood-Coventry neighborhood. The Baltimore County Council is concluding the Comprehensive Zoning Map Process, during which time the development potential of any property can be changed. Issue 5-049 includes 3.3 acres …