Public Facilities Actions:

2023 Public Facilities Actions:

  • Second Saturday Clean-Ups: Well over 50 bags of trash were removed from our neighborhoods. Multiple volunteers spent one hour on 12 Saturday mornings picking up trash in 2023.
  • Graffiti Removal: Per the Association’s request, the State Highway Administration removed graffiti from Speed Limit signs on Bellona Ave.
  • Vine Removal: Members were educated about invasive vines and cleared vines on Essex Farm Trail off Thornton Road over multiple weeks with the help of many neighborhood volunteers and 18 volunteers from Towson University.
  • Sightline issues remedied: Shrubs and vines were cut back at several intersections to improve driver safety.
  • Blue Water Baltimore Tree Planting: 12 Association members had native trees planted on their properties through the Association’s coordination with Blue Water Baltimore.
  • Stream Stewards: Volunteers removed trash, including a metal shopping cart, from Roland Run stream near Circle Road and Roland Run near Joppa Road.
  • Stream Debris Removed: Members cleared a downed tree that was blocking the flow of water from Roland Run into Lake Roland, as well as debris around the Circle Road bridge, resulting in better water flow and reduced flooding of the stream.
  • Strengthened Relationships with Baltimore County Police Department: Along with routine interaction with our BCoPD community liaison, members of our Board attended meetings of the Police and Community Relations Council (PCRC) for the Towson Precinct.
  • BGE Purple Streetlights: Dozens of faulty bulbs were replaced throughout our community.
  • Speeding: Per the Association’s request, a speed trailer was placed on Bellona Avenue.

Two members of the Public Facilities Committee, Matt McGlone and Catherine Dreese, are graduates of the Baltimore County Police Community Partnership Academy nine-week course.

Last year volunteers and Association board members picked up and removed over 2 tons of trash from our community roads and streams! The Association’s Second Saturday Volunteer Street and Stream Cleanups have removed fallen trees, box springs, office chairs, a Ford F150 grill panel, and enough empty liquor bottles to stock a tailgate party for all of Ravens stadium!

The Committee submitted over 50 Baltimore County Service Requests, including:

  • Removal of debris and garbage along roadways and bridges
  • Issues related to trash collection
  • Graffiti clean-up
  • Pothole repairs
  • Fire hydrant repair
  • Tree removal to protect power lines
  • Vacant home neglect and rodent issues
  • Street light outages
  • Stormwater drain clearing
  • Sightline issues due to shrubbery and signage at several intersections
  • Dead deer removal on roadways
  • Removal of questionable personal property on County property
  • Missing street sign replacement and repair