Baltimore County Board of Education member Julie Henn and Councilman David Marks announced on Wednesday that the school system’s proposed Fiscal Year 2019 budget will include $15 million to plan for a new Towson High School and a second high school in central or northeastern Baltimore County.
“I thank Interim Superintendent Verletta White and my School Board colleagues for recognizing the importance of addressing the capital needs at Towson High School,” Henn commented. “At the same time, I am optimistic that the recommendations of the high school enrollment study will advance progress on the long-term needs of places like Carney, Perry Hall, and White Marsh.”
Councilman Marks has contacted the Board about ensuring that planning for the Towson High School more fully engages the community.
“The Towson High School campus is one of the smallest and most environmentally-constrained in central Baltimore County,” Marks said. “Not only does the building have historical characteristics, but the Herring Run to the east provides both challenges and opportunities. The watershed is deteriorating and many of the bridges are old, but if improvements are timed with the reconstruction of Towson High School, we could really transform this entire area in a positive way.”
An assessment of high school capacity needs is expected to be finished in September 2018.
An analysis of the Towson High School site is expected to be done by April 2018, with selection of an architect in May 2018 and initiation of design in November 2018.
Emergency crews are on the scene of a Tuesday afternoon crash in Perry Hall.
At about 3:45 p.m., crews from White Marsh Volunteer Fire Company responded to the area of Honeygo Boulevard at Cross Road in Perry Hall (21128).
Northbound Honeygo Boulevard is currently blocked at Cross Road for accident response.
There has been no word on any injuries.
Motorists should use caution in the area.
An annual tradition will return to a local florist this weekend.
Perry Hall Florist will hold its annual Candy Cane Lane event from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, January 13, 2018.
The shop will be turned into a life-sized version of the popular board game “Candy Land.” Children become the pieces as they move from colored square to colored square Peppermint Village, Lollipop Lane, the Gum Drop Cave, the Chocolate Swamp, and the Ice Tunnel.
There will be delicious treats for the children as they move from station to station.
The event is free, however, attendees should call 410-256-5588 to reserve a time.
Perry Hall Florist is located at 4401 E. Joppa Road in Perry Hall.
Crews are responding to the scene of two Tuesday water main breaks.
The Department of Public Works reports that an 8-inch water main has ruptured in the 1100 block of Pelhamwood Road in Parkville (21234).
Approximately 70 customers and one hydrant are currently without service.
The White Marsh Volunteer Fire Company also reports that a second water main has ruptured in the area of Beaconsfield Road at Berry Hill Circle in Perry Hall (21128).
There has been no ETA on repairs.