Saturday, May 25, 2013
See what bargains you can find at the following yard sales, moving sales, estate sales and flea markets in Baltimore County this weekend. (May 24-26)
Each week, Patch puts together a list of local sales coming up over the weekend. Are you having a yard sale? Make sure you go to Events at the top of the page and click "Add an Event" to list your yard sale in the Patch for free. Check back weekly for additional bargain opportunities. Yard Sale Big Moving Sale Moving Sale (Owings Mills) Multi-Family Garage Sale (Reisterstown) Towson University Community Sale (Towson University) Yard Sale (Pikesville/Randallstown) Yard Sale (Catonsville) Rollingwood Multi-Family Yard Sale (Catonsville) Multi-family yard sale (Owings Mills) Check back next week for more sales.
Friday, May 24, 2013
The spending plan contains no income or property tax increases.
The Baltimore County Council unanimously approved a $2.8 billion spending plan proposed last month by County Executive Kevin Kamenetz. The budget for the year that begins July 1 contains no property or personal income tax increases. The county has not raised property taxes in 25 years. The county income tax rate has not been raised in 21 years. Spending on education continues to represent the largest portion of the county budget. The county spends about 53 cents of every county tax dollar on K-12 education. Included school spending in the proposed budget includes: The council last week concluded two weeks of budget hearings after which the seven-member legislative group cut just $100,000. That reduction represented the correction of a math…
The Baltimore County Council lowers open space waiver fees charged to developers but gives more money to a group that protects open space in urban areas.
Developers will pay a little less to side-step open space requirements for residential projects but a group that helps protect open spaces in urban areas of the county will get a bigger cut under a bill passed by the Baltimore County Council. The council Thursday approved the bill that lowers the county's open space waiver fees. As part of the bill, the council also approved an amendment sponsored by Councilmen Quirk and David Marks that will give NeighborSpace of Baltimore County 20 percent of the fees collected. Six of the seven councilmen voted in favor of the bill. Council Chairman Tom Quirk voted against the measure. Prior to the passage of the bill Thursday, NeighborSpace could receive up to 10 percent of the waiver fees collected …
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Every Friday from June 21 until August 23, live bands will take the stage in front of Franklin Middle School.
The Reisterstown Improvement Association begins the second Music on Main Street series June 21. Last year, the group held concerts on several Friday nights in the summer in front of Franklin Middle, a tradition that will continue this summer. The concerts are free and are from 7 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. in front of Franklin Middle, at Cockeys Mill Road and Main Street in Reisterstown. The schedule is as follows: What bands are you excited to see at Music on Main Street?
Last weekend, Baltimore was treated to a double dose of funk with Marco Benevento at the 8x10 on Friday and Lettuce at the Baltimore Soundstage Saturday.
The timing of a bill that reduces fees for developers comes as an August deadline looms for more than a dozen projects.
The Baltimore County Council Thursday is scheduled to vote on a bill that would lower the rates charged to developers who would rather pay a fee in lieu of setting aside a portion of a proposed development as open space. Michael Harrison, a lobbyist for the Home Builders Association of Maryland, said his group asked for the rates to be updated last November—the first such change in seven years. "The fees were set at the peak of the market and developers could afford those prices," Harrison said, adding that later it became apparent that a number of developers were in danger of losing their ability to move forward because they had not yet paid the waiver fees. If the council adopts the new fee schedule, developers would pay rates equivalent…
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
The following information was supplied by the Baltimore County Police Department's Franklin Precinct, which covers Reisterstown and Owings Mills. Arrests do not indicate convictions.
Oakmere Road. Unit block. Between 1:45 p.m. and 5:05 p.m. on May 18. A burglar stole a Mac laptop, $1,500 cash and a jewelry box that contained four gold rings after entering the home through an unlocked side kitchen door. Knights Court. Unit block. Between 1:30 a.m. and 9 a. on May 18. A burglar stole an Xbox, an Xbox controller, pocket knife and $16 cash while victims were asleep. Craftsmen Court. Unit block. Between 8 p.m. on May 16 and 7 a.m. on May 17. A burglar stole two Mongoose bicycles from the yard after entering through an open fence. Butler Road. 4300 block. Between 5:30 p.m. on My 14 and 12 p.m. on May 16. A burglar stole an 18-inch chainsaw, five-gallon gas can and eight gallons of gas after opening the back yard gate and …
Capt. Andre Davis was replaced at the Woodlawn Precinct by Towson Precinct Capt. Jonathan Trentzsch in a series of command changes earlier this month.
The former commander of the Baltimore County Police precinct in Woodlawn is the subject of an internal affairs investigation. Capt. Andre Davis was transferred May 10 from his position as commander of the Woodlawn Precinct to an administrative position inside the department's Community Resources section. Elise Armacost, a police department spokeswoman, declined to comment on the investigation. "I can confirm that there is an Internal Affairs investigation into a complaint involving Capt. Davis," Armacost said. "I can't comment on or offer the details of that complaint because it is a personnel matter." Davis was transferred nearly two weeks ago as part of three command staff reassignments. Capt. Richard Howard, who previously was assigned …
Baltimore City has proposed a 15 percent increase beginning in July.
Water service for county residents will not likely cost more despite a proposal by Baltimore City to raise rates by 15 percent. At least not this year. The increase proposed by city Department of Public Works would increase water bills by nearly $24 per quarter for the typical city water customers. The system supplies water to 1.8 million residents in Baltimore City and Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll and Howard Counties. Baltimore County absorbs some costs of the system through a complex agreement with the city. Other costs are paid for through the Metropolitan District Fund that is assessed as a line item on county property tax bills. "Given [the agreement] and the metropolitan fund balance, there was no need to pass this increase on to…
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