Water main break reported in Perry Hall

Water Main BreakA Saturday evening water main break is affecting some Perry Hall residents.

The Department of Public Works reports that the rupture occurred in the 4400 block of Ebenezer Road.

Approximately 40 customers, three fire hydrants, and one school are currently without water service.

There has been no word on when repairs should be completed.

Public meeting to be held to discuss new Northeast-area elementary school boundary options

baltimore-county-public-schools-bcpsThe committee charged with considering boundary change options for the new Northeast-area elementary school community will host a public information session to share options for revised attendance boundaries.

Meeting attendees will learn about the boundary change process, review data used to develop the options, and speak directly to committee members. The options for revised attendance areas will be shared online, and all members of the public are invited to participate in an online survey.

The online survey will begin on Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017, and end at midnight on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017.

The public input meeting will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017, from 7 to 8 p.m. at Perry Hall High School, located at 4601 Ebenezer Road in Perry Hall.

The Northeast Area community boundary review/change process involves the following elementary schools: Carney, Chapel Hill, Gunpowder, Joppa View, Kingsville, Oakleigh, Perry Hall, Seven Oaks, and Vincent Farm.

With the support of the Board of Education of Baltimore County, Baltimore County government, and the state delegation, Baltimore County Public Schools is in the midst of a $1.3 billion capital plan, Schools for Our Future. This initiative will add seats to address increasing enrollment and improve existing facilities.

The construction of a new Northeast-area elementary school is underway, and the school is scheduled to open in September 2018. Since Sept. 6, 2017, a committee of parents, community members, school officials, and representatives of the new Northeast area elementary school community has reviewed a variety of boundary options.

The committee will use input from the public information session and from the online survey to help make a boundary change recommendation to the Board of Education on Feb. 6, 2018.

12-year-old missing from Perry Hall Middle School

Harlom BardenUPDATE: Harlom Barden has been found safe & unharmed.

Original story below…

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Police in Baltimore County are asking for the public’s help in locating a critical missing boy from the Perry Hall area.

Harlom Barden, 12, was last seen around noon on Thursday in the area of Perry Hall Middle School, located in the 4300 block of Ebeneezer Road (21236).

Barden is a black male, 5’5″, and 130 pounds. He was wearing a black shirt with a galaxy design, black athletic pants with a white stripe and black shoes.

Anyone with information on Harlom Barden’s whereabouts is asked to call call police at 410-887-5000.

Construction begins on WMVFC’s new station

WMVFC Construction BeginsConstruction has begun on a local fire company’s new station.

On Thursday, construction got underway on the new facility for the White Marsh Volunteer Fire Company.

The company has grown to over 200 members and has outgrown its 68-year-old facility on Ebenezer Road.

The current station was built in 1949. Located between the CSX railroad tracks and Philadelphia Road, approximately 11,000 cars pass by WMVFC on a daily basis.

The station fields in excess of 3,600 calls per year.

The new facility will be built on land donated by General Motors Baltimore Operations.

It will be located at 10301 Philadelphia Road in White Marsh.

The new, approximately 20,000-square-foot facility will utilize an optimal floor plan for modern-day emergency response and is intended to meet the needs of WMVFC’s growing membership. It will feature individual bunks, an indoor training facility, showers for each volunteer, a gym, kitchen, and even a study.

“We are excited to see five years of planning come to fruition,” said Lt. Kevin Palmer, President at WMVFC. “A lot of time was spent from various members of the company as well as members of our community in order to develop, plan, and construct a fire and EMS station that can serve the needs of our community for the next 50 years. September 7, 2017 will be an important day in for our Company and the community we serve.”

A groundbreaking ceremony for the project was held in November.

Interested members of the community can contribute to the campaign by clicking here.

WMVFC New Station 1

WMVFC New Station 2