Business, Education, Politics

Councilman Marks votes for nearly $100 budget million in cuts over 2 years

TOWSON, MD—At Friday morning’s meeting of the Baltimore County Council, Councilman David Marks voted to cut $59 million from the proposed Fiscal Year 2021 budget. Combined with his vote last year, Councilman Marks has supported cutting nearly $100 million from the budget over the past two years. “This year, I supported nearly $60 million in cuts to bring our county …


Business, Police/Fire, Politics

Councilman Marks secures funding for parking at Seven Oaks Senior Center, waterways, and Fullerton fire station

PERRY HALL, MD—Baltimore County Councilman David Marks announced on Tuesday that the proposed Fiscal Year 2021 county budget includes funding to design and expand parking at Seven Oaks Senior Center in Perry Hall. The senior center is one of the busiest in northeastern Baltimore County, sharing an entrance with Seven Oaks Elementary School. Parking is often difficult. Members have advocated …


Jericho Road bridge to close later this week for maintenance

KINGSVILLE, MD—The Department of Public Works will be closing the Jericho Road covered bridge over Little Gunpowder Falls later this week. The bridge on the Baltimore County/Harford County line will close on Friday, April 10 for maintenance. The closure will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and should take only one day for completion, according to a news release …

Following Mountain Christian controversy, MDE enacts downstream notifications

KINGSVILLE, MD—When Mountain Christian Church unveiled a plan to create a new wastewater management facility on its property last year, which would have resulted in “potable effluent” being discharged into the Little Gunpower Falls, many Kingsville residents, and even some Baltimore County elected officials, were surprised that no one had notified them. That is about to change, according to Councilman …

Councilman Marks: New pedestrian/bike warning signs installed along Harford Road

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Baltimore County Councilman David Marks announced on Friday that new pedestrian/bike warning signs had been installed along Harford Road at the Little Gunpowder Falls near the Harford County. Councilman Marks made the request after hearing from a constituent. “You will be happy to know that pedestrian/bike warning signs are now in place along both directions of MD 147,” wrote …

Councilman Marks: Mountain Christian Church to drop wastewater plan at Gunpowder Falls

JOPPA, MD—Baltimore County Councilman David Marks said on Thursday that he had received word from the Maryland Department of the Environment that Mountain Christian Church has withdrawn its request for a permit to discharge treated wastewater near the Little Gunpowder Falls. The plan met resistance from numerous Kingsville, White Marsh, and Joppa residents and environmentalists such as the Gunpowder Riverkeeper. …

Baltimore County Council urges ‘no discharge’ option at Mountain Christian

JOPPA, MD – On Monday evening, the Baltimore County Council, at the request of Councilman David Marks, urged a “no discharge” option to address the wastewater issue at Mountain Christian Church in Joppa. In recent weeks, the church unveiled plans to upgrade its wastewater facility. This proposal included an option whereby the church would pump up to 5,000 gallons per …

Councilman Marks: public meeting on MCC treated wastewater plan ‘a good start’

NOTTINGHAM, MD – Councilman David Marks on Tuesday morning said he was prepared to drop his opposition to the proposed Mountain Christian Church wastewater treatment facility under certain conditions. A lively public debate ensued last month after Gunpowder Riverkeeper expressed concerns over the proposal, which calls for pumping approximately 5,000 gallons per day of potable effluent (treated wastewater) into an …