Education, Politics, Sports

Councilman Marks: Repairs to be Made at Seven Oaks ball field

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Baltimore County Councilman David Marks on Monday announced that repairs will be made to Diamond #2 at Seven Oaks Elementary School this fall. Currently, part of the backstop is missing and other sections are rusty. New fabric will be installed and fencing will be raised in front of player benches. The project will be completed for about $15,000. “I …


Business, Opinion, Politics

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. …


Board of Education seeking public comment on boundary recommendations affecting Perry Hall, Carney schools

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools announced on Friday that the public has until Saturday, June 13, to comment on a proposed adjustment to the boundary lines of four Baltimore County schools now under consideration by the Board of Education of Baltimore County. The proposed boundary change, which was presented to the Board during its May 19 work session, is necessary …

All Baltimore County Senior Centers available as cooling centers for all ages

The heat wave is on, as heat indices across the region today and over the weekend could approach or even top 110 degrees. As a reminder, all Baltimore County Senior Centers will be available to all ages as cooling centers on Friday. Below is a list of all senior/cooling centers in the northeastern portion of Baltimore County: Essex Senior Center …

Councilman Marks to support downzoning 254 acres to open space in Seven Courts area

One of the largest zoning issues in the Fifth District affects 445 acres of Perry Hall west of Belair Road, between Pinedale Drive and Northwind Road. On Tuesday, Baltimore County Councilman David Marks announced his support to rezone 254 acres of land in this area as Neighborhood Commons, or open space, blocking all development. Another 125 acres would be limited …

Benches installed, improvements made to Seven Oaks trail

On Saturday, April 30, more than 30 volunteers from Boy Scout Troop 124 made improvements to the trail in the Seven Oaks Environmental Conservation Area, which is located behind the elementary school and senior center. Eagle Scout candidate Nick Watts led the volunteers. Several local residents helped, picking up trash throughout the wooded area. The group installed six benches, cleared …

Damaged crosswalk at Seven Oaks gets repaired

A local crosswalk that was damaged over the winter is being repaired today. Baltimore County Councilman David Marks said on Friday that the crosswalk in the Seven Courts/Seven Oaks community that was damaged during this winter’s historic snowstorm is being repaired by road crews throughout the day. The crosswalk is located along Seven Courts Drive, directly in front of Seven …

Seven Oaks trails to be cleaned, rebuilt

A portion of Perry Hall will be cleaned up and rebuilt next month. Nick Watts, a prospective Eagle Scout from Troop 124, will be building a trail system at the Seven Oaks Environmental Conservation Area located in Perry Hall. The office of Baltimore County Councilman David Marks is seeking volunteers to help remove trash from the area and adjacent property. …