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County Council passes legislation to better shield Forge Road from BGE substation

PERRY HALL, MD —At its last meeting on January 21st, the Baltimore County Council passed legislation sponsored by Councilman David Marks that better shields the Forge Reserve community from a proposed expansion of the BGE substation near Forge Road. Among other features, the legislation requires quality architectural standards; the screening of rooftop equipment; monumental road signage only; decorative fencing; a …


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Councilman Marks: Forge Road water project to begin

PERRY HALL, MD—Baltimore County Councilman David Marks announced on Monday that work was about to begin on the new Forge Road water line, a project that was the focus of a community meeting earlier this year. Construction is expected to be finished by December of 2020. Depending on the weather, final paving should be completed by the spring of 2021. …


Councilman Marks initiates zoning changes to protect Perry Hall Manor, eastern Perry Hall

PERRY HALL, MD—Baltimore County Councilman David Marks has initiated zoning changes to protect the rural character of Perry Hall Manor and eastern Perry Hall near Interstate-95. Under the proposal, the land east of Schroeder Avenue currently zoned DR 2 (two houses per acre) would drop to DR 1 (one house per acre). This is the lowest zoning permitted in the …

Gas station robbed in Perry Hall

PERRY HALL, MD—Police are on the scene of a Sunday evening armed robbery in Perry Hall. At around 6:45 p.m., an armed individual robbed the Shell station located in the 9000-block of Belair Road, near Forge Road. The Baltimore County Police Department aviation unit is searching the surrounding area. The suspect reportedly fled on foot. Police have not yet released …

Ribbon-cutting ceremony to be held at Town Square in Perry Hall, Councilman Marks tours facility [PHOTOS]

PERRY HALL, MD—Town Square is ready for its unveiling and ribbon-cutting ceremony in Perry Hall. The event will be held on Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 11:00 a.m. and is by invitation-only. Town Square is an immersive, reminiscence adult day center that offers unique interactive programs for seniors. Resembling a classic, small town from the 1950s, Town Square is designed to …

Councilman Marks to propose digital speed signs to calm problem areas

NOTTINGHAM, MD – Baltimore County Councilman David Marks announced on Wednesday a new proposal to help tackle the epidemic of speeding plaguing many local neighborhoods. As speed bumps are not practical for many communities, Councilman Marks is working with the County Executive’s staff to determine whether digital speed signs, or Driver Feedback Signs, will serve to effectively slow speeders. The …

Councilman Marks to hold meeting on Forge Road water improvements

Baltimore County Councilman David Marks will hold a community meeting on Tuesday, April 2, 2019, to discuss an upcoming project to replace the water main along the Forge Road corridor in Perry Hall. The meeting will be held at the Perry Hall Family Worship Center (5125 East Joppa Road) at 7 p.m. The one-foot water main has experienced numerous breaks …

Crews battle overnight house fire in Perry Hall

Image via WMVFC Crews battled a house fire in Perry Hall overnight. At about 3:15 a.m. on Thursday morning, units responded to the 4700-block of Forge Road. At the scene, firefighters found a single-family home fully engulfed in flames. The roof had already collapsed prior to units arriving on site. It took crews about two hours to extinguish the blaze. …