Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Meeting Minutes - May 13, 2015

ODNA Meeting Minutes
May 13, 2015

Officer Mussini let us know what’s been going on Old Dundalk:
  • Since the removal of the benches in Veteran’s Park, there has been a huge decrease in calls for service to the area.  There has also been a noticeable drop in people loitering in the Park.
  • In an effort to keep this positive trend going, Office Mussini has been reaching out the American Legion and the VFW about sprucing up the moments in the park and perhaps having an event.  Also, the DRC has organized a number of Saturday morning events in Veterans Park.
    • Main Street Mash Up Schedule:
    • Paint in the Park – Saturday, May 30th 10am to Noon
    • Square Dancing – Saturday, June 6th 11am to Noon
    • Kid’s Day – Saturday, June 20th 10am to Noon
    • Zumba – Saturday, June 27th 10:30am to 11:30am
    • Cornhole – Saturday, July 11th 10am to Noon
  • There has been an increase in thefts from cars.  In many instances the cars had been left unlocked.  A reminder to double check that you’ve locked your car – sometime you have to push “lock” on the key fob more than once.  Also, do not leave anything valuable inside your car. 
  • Office Mussini shared door hanger the BCPD will be distributing to homes near a recent burglary or break in.  The door hanger has lots of great tips for preventing burglaries.  
  • In support of the Police Assistance and Relief Fund and Maryland Agricultural Resource Council, MARC is hosting the “Tractor Trot Farm Run” 5K on Sunday, June 7th.  For more info:  http://www.marylandagriculture.org/tractor-trot
  • The Baltimore County Police Explorers Car show is Saturday, June 20th from 9am to 2pm in Essex.  For more info contact Office Dan Coyne, Precinct 11.
  • Officer Mussini is available by email if you have a question or concern: gmussini@baltimorecountymd.gov

Seagram’s Update:  There will be a Hearing Officer’s Hearing (HOH) on the development of the Seagram’s property some time later this year.  ODNA will be submitting our comments about the development (regarding density, open space, community benefit) at the hearing.  We would also like as many ODNA members as possible to attend the HOH to make the point, give weight and impress upon the Administrative Law Judge that hears the case our concerns.  As soon as we have a date, we will get it out to the group.
National Night Out is Tuesday, August 4th.  We talked about again hosting an event in Veteran’s Park.  ODNA, along with Officer Mussini, will be reaching out the American Legion, the VFW, the DRC, and the DunLogan group about hosting a larger event in the park.   Have ideas? Suggestions? Want to help?  Let us know at olddundak@gmail.com


Our next meeting is July 8th at 6:30pm in Heritage Park –
It’s time to Picnic in the Park!
ODNA will provide a “main dish” (probably some subs and fried chicken) and we ask that members bring a side dish or dessert, along with a chair.  If you plan on attending, please RSVP to olddundalk@gmail.com or Becky at 410-288-3323.  Let us know how many are coming and what you are bringing.
If the weather is bad, we will meet and picnic in the community center.


Just a reminder our membership year runs from July 1st to June 30th.  Don’t wait to the last minute, renew your membership now!

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Next Meeting - May 13, 2015 at 7pm

Our next meeting is Wednesday, May 13th at 7pm in the Dundalk Community Center (2nd floor, the Y building)

On the Agenda:
Office Mussini will share what’s been going on around the neighborhood and hear your concerns.
Update on the Seagrams property
How do we spread the word about ODNA to increase our membership and participation?
July meeting and picnic plans (July 8th)
National Night Out plans (NNO is Tuesday, August 4th)

Hope to see you there!

Becky

Monday, April 20, 2015

Dumpster Day and Neighborhood Clean Up as Huge Success!

We filled six dumpsters!!  We collected over a dozen bags of trash!!  All to make Old Dundalk look that much better.  Thanks to all who cleaned out, cleaned up and worked so hard to make this event happen!





Tuesday, March 17, 2015

ODNA Meeting Minutes - March 11, 2015

ODNA Meeting Minutes
March 11, 2015

Captain Orlando Lilly, the new precinct 12 commander, stopped by to introduce himself to us.  Captain Lilly is looking forward to working with the community and stressed the importance of communication with the community. 

Officer Mussini was also in attendance to let us know what’s been going on Old Dundalk.
o   He noted an increase in thefts from cars.  In many instances the cars had been left unlocked.  A reminder to double check that you’ve locked your car and to not leave anything good inside your car.   
o   Officer Mussini has also been working on making Veterans Park to make it more neighborhood friendly.  He will be walking the park with several county and community leaders to discuss the issues.  He has also contacted the VFW and American Legion about coming back to the park to spruce up the memorials in the park.
o   Also, Officer Mussini has arraigned for us to have some volunteers from the JOINS program to help clean up on Dumpster Day (April 18th).  More details to come, but we will be looking for a few volunteers to work with the JOINS group in cleaning up Old Dundalk.
 
Both Captain Lilly and Officer Mussini are available by email if you have a question or concern:

o   Captain Lilly is olilly@baltimorecountymd.gov
o   Officer Mussini is gmussini@baltimorecountymd.gov

DUMPSTER DAY is April 18th!  
  • The dumpsters will be on the parking lot across from the Church of the Brethren at the corner of Shipway and Yorkway from 7am to Noon. 
  • We will have six dumpsters to fill with almost anything.  We are unable to accept tires, paint & paint thinner, varnish, items containing Freon such as refrigerators/air-conditioners, electronics or other hazardous materials.  Also, we cannot accept YARD WASTE – Yard waste should be put out for pick up on April 9th and 23rd.
  • We need to get the word out!  ODNA will be creating a flyer to distribute directly to homes within out footprint by the first week of April.  If you can help with this project, please email olddundalk@gmail.com.
  • We will also advertise in the Eagle, on our website, with the DRC, and on Facebook. 
  • Please pass the word along to your neighbors!  We want to fill all six dumpsters!



Treasures Report:  We have a balance of  $230

Our next meeting is Wednesday, May 13th at 7pm in the Dundalk Community Center


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Thursday, March 5, 2015

ODNA Meeting - March 11, 2015 at 7pm!

ODNA Meeting Reminder

Our next meeting is Wednesday, March 11th at 7pm in the Dundalk Community Center (2nd floor, the Y Building).

On the Agenda:  Jenn Wassman from the DRC will be on hand to talk about various opportunities for homeowners in Dundalk; Office Mussini will share what’s been going on around the neighborhood and hear your concerns; DUMPSTER DAY (April 18th) is coming and we’ve got a bunch to do to get ready and get the word out!!; Megga Egga is set for March 28th – Angel has asked if we want to participate with a craft table?; and FYI - St. Patrick’s Day Parade is March 14th.

Hope to see you there!
Becky