Health, Traffic

Water main break reported in Perry Hall

PERRY HALL, MD—Crews are on the scene of a water main break in Perry Hall. Reports indicate that a 12-inch main has ruptured in the 9800-block of Belair Road. The Maryland State Highway Administration reports that the right lane along northbound Belair Road will be shut down between Honeygo Boulevard and Forge Road until around 11 p.m. on Monday night …


Politics, Traffic

Councilman Marks provides update on Forge Road water project

PERRY HALL, MD—Councilman David Marks on Wednesday provided an update on the Forge Road water project. The project is currently approximately 75 percent completed. When the installation of the water main and services is completed, Baltimore County will be resurfacing the travel lane that includes the trench. Paving will either occur in the late fall or early spring, weather permitting. …


Councilman Marks: relocate proposed BGE facility from Perry Hall

PERRY HALL, MD—Baltimore County Councilman David Marks on Tuesday formally requested that BGE abandon plans for an expanded facility near Belair Road and Forge Road in Perry Hall. “Since this project was proposed two years ago, we have had numerous meetings to try to reach a compromise that would minimize impacts on the Forge Reserve community,” Councilman Marks said. “It …

Baltimore County Council lightens development on more than 557 acres of residentially-zoned land in Perry Hall, Carney

PERRY HALL, MD—With the adoption of the 2020 Comprehensive Zoning Maps, the Baltimore County Council has downzoned more than 557 acres of land in the Fifth District, acting on recommendations from Councilman David Marks. Approximately 88 percent of residentially-zoned land considered by the Council was downzoned this year. By contrast, about 40 acres were increased in development intensity, and 30 …

Councilman Marks: more senior housing, less traditional development

The following is an op-ed piece from Councilman David Marks: Today, more than 25 percent of Baltimore County’s population is estimated to include senior citizens. Put another way, there are more seniors than school-age children. The growth of our senior population is occurring throughout the United States, but especially in Baltimore County. Our housing, unfortunately, does not reflect that dynamic. …

Water rescue reported in Perry Hall

PERRY HALL, MD—A rescue operation was under way in Perry Hall/Kingsville on Friday night. At around 9 p.m., the Kingsville Volunteer Fire Company swiftwater was involved in a rescue operation on the Great Gunpowder Falls at Pot Rocks, according to Councilman David Marks. Rescuers were reportedly accessing both Belair Road and Anvil Court off of Forge Road. The victim was …

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 …

Councilman Marks: Forge Road water project to begin

UPDATE: Councilman Marks has provided an update on this project. Original story below… —— 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. …