Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Community Clean Up and Dumpster Day!! Sat. November 1st - 8am to Noon

Saturday November 1st from 8am to Noon 
Join us in cleaning up along Dundalk Avenue and throughout the Old Dundalk Neighborhood. We'll also have DUMPSTERS available to Old Dundalk Neighborhood residents. The dumpsters will be on the Church of the Brethren parking lot at the corner of Yorkway and Shipway. If you can help with clean up we'll be meeting at the Dumpsters at 8am.

Please no recyclables, yard waste, hazardous chemicals, paint, tires or electronics. 
Questions?  Contact us at olddundalk@gmail.com

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Notes from the September 10, 2014 Meeting

ODNA Meeting Notes
September 10, 2014

Saturday, September 27th is the Dundalk Housing Fair and Neighborhood Tours From 9am to 2pm at Dundalk/Sollers Point High Schools.  In addition to information for new buyers / renters in Dundalk, there will be renovation experts on hand for current  area homeowners.  Visit UnexpectedDundalk.com for more information.

Saturday, October 25th is the Family Fall Festival ODNA will host a craft table making paper plate Jack-o-Lanterns.  This year we want to have lots of eyes and noses and mouths pre-cut for the kids.  If you’d like to help cut out shapes or help on the day of the event, please let olddundalk@gmail.com know.  The festival runs from 10am to 2pm in Veterans Park, plus a little time after for cleaning up. 
o   THANKS to those who’ve already said they would help!   
o   This is always a great event!  I encourage everyone to stop by and enjoy the festival!

Saturday, November 1st is our Fall Clean Up Day.  We are looking into the possibility of getting a couple of dumpsters and we’d like to organize a group to clean up along Dundalk Avenue and  perhaps throughout the neighborhood.  This event will run from 8am to Noon.  If you’d like to help with the dumpsters or along Dundalk Avenue, please let olddundalk@gmail.com know!
·         Don’t have the entire morning to volunteer, then join us by simply taking 10-15 minutes to pick up the trash in alley or along your street.  

Officer Mussini was not able to attend our September meeting, but he left a report for the month of July and August with me.  Over those two months, there were 467 calls for service.  There was nothing unusual on this report.  There were 23 calls about narcotics, 57 about suspicious subjects, and only 9 calls for burglaries.  If you have any questions or concerns, send them to olddundalk@gmail.com and I will pass them along.

ODNA is going to put together a “position paper” on the redevelopment of the Seagrams property.   Among the items we are going to address are the proposed density of the development and the community benefit.  Part of the project includes $100,000 for a community benefit.  We talked about replanting trees in Heritage Park, a Skate Park  . . . . . 
What would you like to see?  Send your ideas and comments to olddundalk@gmail.com

Amber Collins from Retrofit Baltimore was at our meeting to talk about grand funds available for home energy upgrades.  Retrofit Baltimore is a non-profit organization that will conduct an energy assessment of your home for a fee ($100).  After the assessment, they will provide you with a list of improvements to make your home more energy efficient.  In addition, depending upon your income, you can receive a discount of 70% to 100% off the cost of improvements.  Questions?  Contact Amber at 410-929-6172 or acollins@retrofitbaltimore.org   
·         I’m signed up for my assessment in October.  I will share my results at our next meeting.

The Baby Boomer / Senior Expo is coming up October 22nd and 23rd.  ODNA has a few complimentary tickets for October 23rd if anyone is interested.  First come, First served -send an email to olddundalk@gmail.com.   For more information about the expo, visit www.seniorexpoonline.com
Our next meeting is November 12, 2014 at 7pm in the Dundalk Community Center!  

Becky Terjung, President ODNA

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

ODNA Meeting - September 10th - 7pm Dundalk Community Center

ODNA Meeting
September 10, 2014
7pm – Dundalk Community Center

On the agenda:

  •  Do we want to schedule a fall cleanup/dumpster day?
  •  Fall project ideas.  Do we want to organize a project putting house numbers on the rear of homes in the neighborhood?
  •  Family Fall Fun day is October 25th.  Do we want to participate again this year?
  •  Updates on the Vontran, Gov Center, Dundalk Ave projects. 

Hope you can join us!

Becky

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

ODNA Summer News

Thanks to all who turned out for our picnic and meeting in the park.  It was a great time with lots of great food and friends!!!

John Vontran came by to talk about his plans for the Seagrams property.  He is looking to build a townhouse community consisting of 180 or so new homes.  The three story homes would similar to those being constructed in Canton on Oldham Street and would sell between $200K and $250K.  His proposal also includes a $100K community benefit.
A community meeting regarding this proposal is set for Thursday, July 17th at 7 pm  at the North Point Public Library.

Rebecca from DRC also came by to talk about National Night Out on August 5th.  ODNA will again be working with the Dun-Logan group, the New Light Lutheran Church and the DRC to host National Night Out in Veterans Park this year.  Our goal is to “take back” Veterans Park from those who hang out there, at least for the night.  We will be coordinating with Baltimore County Police on this effort as well.  There will be food and fun and games for all.  
Please mark your calendars and plan to join us in Veterans Park on Tuesday August 5th for National Night Out.  We’ll start about 6:30pm.