Business, Health, Politics

County Council passes Marks’ legislation to prohibit water shutoff, address school overcrowding

PERRY HALL, MD—At its meeting on August 3rd, the Baltimore County Council passed five pieces of legislation sponsored by Baltimore County Councilman David Marks: Legislation that prohibits a county contractor from shutting off water in hot temperatures unless notice has been provided to affected residents 72 hours in advance. This bill was prompted by a water shutoff in early June …


Business, Sci-Tech, Weather

BGE ready ahead of Tropical Storm Isaias

For the latest Tropical Storm Isaias coverage, click here. BALTIMORE, MD—With Tropical Storm Isaias making its way up the eastern seaboard, BGE’s full emergency response organization is ready. Employees and local contractors have inspected equipment, reviewed procedures and assembled staffing plans to ensure around-the-clock support to respond to potential impacts from the storm. BGE is closely monitoring the path of …


Water main break reported in White Marsh

WHITE MARSH, MD—A water main break in White Marsh has left some residents without service. The Department of Public Works reports that an eight-inch diameter water main has broken at 10506 Vincent Farm Lane (21162). Thirty customers and one hydrant are out of service. There has been no ETA on repairs. Motorists should use caution in the area. Story continues …

Water main break reported in Carney

CARNEY, MD—A water main break in the Carney area has left several residents without service. The break was reported in the area of Greenleaf Road at Ridgely Avenue (21234). About 100 customers and eight hydrants are out of service on Orbitan Court, Rader Court, Primrose Court, Hyacinth Court, Greenleaf Road, and Ridgely Road, according to Councilman David Marks. There has …

City DPW shuts off water for the day in Perry Hall neighborhood in 90-degree weather

UPDATE: Councilman Marks will be introducing legislation to address this issue going forward. Original story below… —— NOTTINGHAM, MD—Residents and elected officials are upset after the Department of Public Works shut off the water in one Nottingham-area neighborhood on a hot day. DPW shut off the water in the area of Seven Courts Drive at Hoban Court in the Seven …

Councilman Marks provides update on Richlyn Manor treatment plan improvements

PERRY HALL, MD—Baltimore County Councilman David Marks on Monday provided an update to the Forge Heights community on efforts to upgrade the Richlyn Manor interceptor. The treatment plant currently experiences higher than normal flows during wet weather events, indicating that the piping in the area requires improvements. The station is located at the end of Richlyn Drive in Perry Hall, …

Councilman Marks announces infrastructure improvements in Woodcroft

CARNEY, MD—Baltimore County Councilman David Marks on Tuesday night announced that BGE will initiate utility work in the Parkville/Carney community with a gas modernization project on Woodcroft Road. A copy of the letter from BGE to neighbors can be viewed below. Baltimore County has started to improve curbs and resurface roads throughout the Woodcroft community and some of the neighborhoods …

BGE suspends service disconnections, waives late fees through at least June 1

BALTIMORE, MD—BGE is extending its moratorium on service disconnections for nonpayment and is waiving new late payment fees through at least June 1, 2020—one month beyond the original moratorium announced on March 13—as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to have an unprecedented impact on central Maryland. As officials across the country, including Maryland, have enacted stay-at-home or similar orders to ensure …