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Olszewski creates Solid Waste Work Group

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Friday signed an Executive Order to create the Solid Waste Work Group, which will examine the County’s current solid waste collection and disposal practices, and will make recommendations for implementing innovative industry practices and trash diversion strategies to reduce the overall volume of trash produced in Baltimore County. “Our residents expect and deserve …


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Baltimore County to secure outside vendor to assist with water billing

TOWSON, MD—County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Tuesday announced that Baltimore County would hire an outside contractor to assist with water meter readings, and will deploy County staff to assist the Baltimore City Department of Public Works with sending bills to County customers in order to avoid any further billing delays. “Residents deserve to have their water bills delivered in an …


Baltimore County to hold public hearing on amendment to solid waste management plan

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Baltimore County Department of Public Works is proposing an amendment to the County’s Ten Year Solid Waste Management Plan regarding the availability of recycling in office buildings 150,000 square feet or larger (approximately 20 in the County). For community input, a web-based public hearing will be held in cooperation with the County Planning Board. The hearing is tentatively …

Director of DPW to retire, Olszewski makes other Baltimore County personnel announcements

TOWSON, MD—County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Friday made several important personnel announcements, filling key Baltimore County positions. “The key to building a better Baltimore County is building a great team, and I’m thrilled that these talented individuals will put their experience and passion to work on behalf of our residents and communities,” Olszewski said. Department of Public Works Acting Director …

Olszewski announces work group to reduce residential truck traffic

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Friday announced the formation of the Baltimore County Residential Truck Traffic Work Group to engage in a stakeholder-driven process to alleviate burdensome truck traffic in residential areas and improve quality of life for residents. “For years, residents have raised concerns about heavy truck traffic on local roads, and they are looking for leadership …

Water main break reported in Overlea

OVERLEA, MD—Crews are on the scene of a water main break in Overlea/Fullerton. The Department of Public Works reports that a 12-inch diameter water main has ruptured at 7001 Belair Road (21206). Seventy customers and one hydrant are currently without of service. DPW says crews are on the scene and working to fix the break;. One slow lane has been …

Councilman Marks: County to replace cement barriers at New Gerst Lane in Perry Hall

PERRY HALL, MD—Baltimore County Councilman David Marks announced on Thursday that Baltimore County will replace the cement barriers located at New Gerst Lane in Perry Hall. The barriers, which have been in place for more than a decade, have often been criticized for being ugly and distasteful in the community. “The Baltimore County Department of Public Works is evaluating several …

Water main break reported in Rosedale

ROSEDALE, MD—A water main break in Rosedale has left many residents without service. The Department of Public Works reports that a ten-inch diameter water main has ruptured in the 6700-block of Golden Ring Road (21237). Fifty customers, three hydrants, and one un-named major facility are without service. There has been no ETA on repairs. Motorists should use caution in the …