Business, Government

Councilman Marks proposes bill to require developer impact fees

Baltimore County Councilman David Marks introduced legislation on Monday night to require developers to pay impact fees for schools, roads, and other improvements. The legislation is the first impact fee bill ever considered in Baltimore County, as the state legislature only approved giving the county this power during the 2019 session. Impact fees are surcharges applied when developers file for permits.  …


Education, Government

Marks, Henn call for Perry Hall Middle School redistricting

Elected officials are calling for a local middle school to be redistricted. On Monday, the Maryland General Assembly adjourned without passing the Build to Learn Act, which would have authorized an additional $400 million or more for school projects. As a result, several planned school projects have been delayed, including the new Nottingham-area middle school and renovations to Pine Grove …


Councilman Marks: Failure of state school construction funding puts responsibility on Baltimore County

by Councilman David Marks The 2019 session of the Maryland General Assembly will be remembered for many things, including a ban on polystyrene foam products and an increase in the minimum wage. It will also be remembered for the untimely death of House Speaker Michael Busch on the day before its legislative adjournment. The 2019 session will not be noted …

Marks: State Senate’s actions imperil school construction funding

by Councilman David Marks This week, I joined my colleagues on the Baltimore County Council in urging the Maryland State Senate to advance a badly-needed school construction bill. The Maryland House of Delegates has approved the Build to Learn Act, which would provide $400 million over the next four years to renovate and build schools in Baltimore County. Unfortunately, this …

Perry Hall High School to hold ribbon-cutting for new turf field

Perry Hall High School will hold a ribbon-cutting to mark the opening of its new turf athletic field. The ceremony will be held on Wednesday, April 10, 2019, at 6:15 p.m. at Al Miller Stadium. The school’s lacrosse teams will be hosting games against Eastern Tech.  The JV game will take place at 5 p.m. and the varsity game will …

Councilman Marks: Resurfacing of Belair Road to begin in May, Joppa Road a top priority

Baltimore County Councilman David Marks announced on Friday that the Maryland State Highway Administration had begun patching portions of Belair Road from I-695 to Still Meadow Drive. The improvements precede a resurfacing of the corridor that is expected to begin in May. Additionally, county crews will begin their work soon on local resurfacing projects. While the list has not been …