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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 in the Seven Courts Drive corridor.
  • Legislation that designates an Office of the Inspector General in Baltimore County.
  • Legislation that improves the architectural standards of new construction in the Perry Hall commercial revitalization district.
  • Legislation that creates a South Towson design review area to help guarantee the small town feel of this corridor centered at Anneslie and Rodgers Forge.
  • A resolution that creates a task force to review the Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance in Baltimore County. This ordinance regulates development in school districts.

“All of these bills are important to our quality of life and to governmental accountability in Baltimore County,” said Councilman Marks.

Councilman Marks has also initiated a resolution to require more input and analysis of the development at the Gerst Farm, 70 percent of which has now been designated as senior housing.

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