Thursday, January 29, 2015

Seagrams / Foundry Station Plans Available to View on February 7th

ODNA received a copy of the development plans (large architectural type drawings)  and the county review of the Seagrams – Foundry Station re-development project. 

On Saturday, February 7th from 8am to 10 am ODNA will make the plans available to anyone who wants to see them at the McDonald’s on Dundalk Ave.

The Community Input meeting on the project is Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at 6:30pm at the North Point Public Library.  This meeting is open to everyone!

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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Meeting Notes - January 14, 2015

ODNA Meeting Notes
January 14, 2015

Dumpster Day is set for Saturday, April 18, 2015 from 7am to Noon.  The dumpsters will be on the parking lot across from the Chruch of the Brethern at the corner of Shipway and Yorkway.
· We will check with DRC to see about tying into any Earth Week activities they may be planning.
· Officer Mussini has requested volunteers from JOINS program to assist us in cleaning up along Dundalk Avenue that same day.

We discussed the broken windows at the Dundalk Historical Society.  We agreed to make a $100 donation to the help the Historical Society with repairs.

Officer Mussini discussed the incident at the Historical Society and the issues at the Village Center in general.  In 2014, there were 1200 calls for service in this area.  The county will soon be deploying 3 (three) “PODS” or Portable Observation Devices to the Village Center / Veterans Park area.  The PODS are identified as belonging to BCPD, are monitored 24 hours a day, provided a 360 view.  It’s hoped that the PODS will discourage criminal activity, as well as,  allowing to the BCPD to better monitor the area and identify those individuals causing trouble.

Bryan Shepherd (our Baltimore County Rep from K. Kamenetz’ office) discussed:
· Working with the BCPD, local residents, business owners and the MTA to remove the bus stop at the corner of Shipway and Dundalk Ave directly across from the Royal Farms.  This bus stop was a well-known trouble spot.  Those seeking to use the bus from the Village Center can do so at the stop located between Center Place and Dunmanway.
· There is some sewer line work taking place on Dundalk Ave as you head south toward Turners Station, as the circle – FYI
· The county is very excited about the new owners of the former Beth Steel area, Sparrows Point Terminal part of Redwood Capital Development.  Sparrows Point Terminal has been reaching out and contacting local community groups about the redevelopment of the site. 

ODNA received an email announcing an MDE & EPA Public Outreach meeting on Sparrows Point on Feburary 26, 2015 at the North Point Public Library from 6 to 8pm.  This meeting is open to everyone.

News about Seagrams:
· Glenn spoke with John Vontran regarding the position letter we sent in November 2014.  Glenn re-iterated our concerns about density, lack of open space and storm water management.  He also reviewed our request of community benefit to be the upgrading / redesign of Veterans Park.
· The next community input meeting on the project, called Foundry Station, is Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at 6:30pm at the North Point Public Library.  This meeting is open to all.
· ODNA received a copy of the development plan and county review of the project.  If you wish to read the county review or see the development plans, please email and I will send a copy to you. 

Our next meeting is scheduled for March 11, 2015, 7pm in the Dundalk Community Center.

Becky Terjung, President ODNA