Updated 7/11/13

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)  

22.  What can you do as a Kings Park Estates resident to make our community the ideal place to live? 

A: Keep your house and yard properly maintained; Donate your old unused vehicles to charity; Put your trash in rodent proof containers with tight fitting lids; Support your C.O.P. 100%.

21.  What is the status of the Walmart construction on Liberty Road?

A:  Per Councilman Ken Oliver, the Walmart is scheduled to open in September 2012.  Also, he stated you will be able to apply for jobs for this Randallstown location at  www.careers.walmart.com.

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20. Which community does the 3800 block of Marriottsville Road (off Liberty Road) belong to, Hernwood?

A: The County Exec office explains the 3800 block of Marriottsville Road, known as the East side belonging to Kings Park Estates, the other side of Marriottsville Road, known as the West side belong to Hernwood.

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19. Is there a copy of the covenant available? Especially regarding trailers or RVs?
A: Kings Park Estates Community does not have a current covenant. The last covenant was in 1964. Since we are a community association and not a home owner's association, we can not enforce a covenant. We follow Baltimore County Code. See link below to research your question or contact Baltimore County Code Enforcement at 410-887-3351.


18. Is there a community newsletter? I see some residents receive and some don't. Is there a reason for this? If you don't pay your dues are you entitled to a newsletter?
A: There is a community newsletter, "The Messenger". It is issued twice a year, usually in July and December. It is distributed to residents who paid the $10 annual dues, as a result of increased costs to copy the newsletter. However, the newsletter is posted on this website under "Community Highlights".


17. The trees and shrubs in the 3800 and 3700 blocks of Marriottsville Rd need major trimming, especially a huge oak tree leaning over Kings Point and Marriottsville Roads at the Kings Park Estates entrance. Some of the tree limbs are hanging over wires. This is a major concern since over a year ago trees and limbs fell over and broke wires in this same area, causing major phone and power outages for days.
A: The County arborist saw the tree and has added it to their list to be removed weather permitting on/about early spring.


16. The 3800 block of Marriottsville Rd at Liberty Rd is very bumpy and a big dip in Marriottsville Road at the traffic light, can this be corrected?

!UPDATE! The dip in Marriottsville Road at the traffic light was repaired on 3-22-12 and paving is underway.

A: The 3800 block of Marriottsville Road is on the contractors schedule to make permanent repairs during the 2012-construction season, which ends on July 31, 2012. We will keep you posted as further updates are received.

15. Provide location and schedule for speed cameras in Baltimore County. 

A: Here is the list, but the schedule is not provided to ensure the following goal is met. The speed camera program has one goal – public safety. It is meant to protect our school children and other residents from drivers who violate the law. By their comments at community meetings, in their e-mail messages, and through their contact with members of the Police Department, members of the public are demanding safe streets in Baltimore County . This automated enforcement will help the Police Department accomplish that goal. The following locations have been chosen after an extensive review of data related to traffic safety:

• Lansdowne High School • Arbutus Middle School • Woodlawn High School • Woodlawn Middle School/Woodmoor Elementary School • Milford Mill Academy • Wellwood International School • Old Court Middle School • Rodgers Forge/ Dumbarton Middle School • Halstead Academy • Padonia Elmentary School • Dulaney High School • Parkville High School • Hawthorne Elementary School • Dundalk Middle School / Dundalk Elementary School • Sparrows Point Middle School / Edgemere Elementary School • Middle River Middle School • Eastern Technical High School • Catonsville High School.


14. Where are the radar units located, and how are the sites selected?
A: Initially, 12-15 speed cameras will be located in enforcement zones throughout the County. The Baltimore County Police Department will use a variety of factors to determine the camera deployment areas, including a location’s crash and violation history, traffic complaints from the public, and proximity to schools. Once identified, those locations will be listed on the Safe Speed web site.


13. Due to increased burglaries and other crimes in Kings Park Estates, we request more police patrol in "marked" cars.

A: Captain Andre Davis, the newly assigned commander of our police precinct, responded to increase patrols, but noted overall our community is safe compared to other communities.  We do not need a significant increase, considering the needs in other communities with higher crime rates.


12. What do you do when overgrown tree roots damage the sidewalk?

A. The homeowner is responsible to repair the sidewalk per Carmen Christiana, Baltimore County Executive’s Office of Constituent Services representative. They should call Bureau of Highways at 410-887-3560 to remove roadside trees. Click the following link for more details. (http://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/agencies/publicworks/highways/treeremoval.html)
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11. What do you do when kids are playing in the street?

A. If the kids are playing in the streets and being disruptive and/or blocking traffic, call 911. Please be mindful that these are our youth and they do not have a designated area to play that is close to home.
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10. What is the status on replacing the yellow dividing lines on Marriottsville and Kings Point roads?

A. Due to contractor and budget issues last summer after these streets had slurry installed, the dividing lines were not replaced. However, the dividing lines will be replaced by August 2011 per Baltimore County Bureau of Highways. 
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9. Can I leave my expired or untagged vehicle parked in my driveway?

A. No, this is a Baltimore County Code violation and should be reported to Clarence Wilson, C.O.P. Director at  information@kingspark21133.org.
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8. My neighbor frequently works on cars in his driveway and in front of his house. Is this allowed in Kings Park?

A. No, this is a Baltimore County Code violation and should be reported to Clarence Wilson, C.O.P. Director at  information@kingspark21133.org.
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7. Now that Spring is approaching, people will plan to have outside events. Some of these events will involve many people and loud music late into the night. What can I do if I feel the noise level is too high and causing a disturbance?

A.  You are advised to call 911 and let the police handle the situation.


6. What is the status of the Owings Mills Metro Project, including adding shops? A. This project is still a work in progress. There have been delays due to funding and other issues.

5. What is planned for Owings Mills Mall, especially since many stores and restaurants have closed?

A. The mall currently has 3 owners. These owners are currently assessing what should be done with the mall.

4.  What are my $10 membership dues used for? 

A: Your Kings Park annual dues are used to:

- organize and support events for the community

- ex. community shred day and clean-up events

- run the Citizens On Patrol (COP) program

- beautify, maintain and light the 4 community signs proudly announcing Kings Park Estates

- hold General Meetings, produce & print the KPA Newsletter and maintain this website which provides timely community events and updates

- make our community heard at meetings and events throughout the county.

3. How and when do I pay my membership dues?

A: You can pay membership dues at any time by mail (see the Membership tab for mailing address) or giving it to your block captain. KPA holds a membership drive in May annually.

2. Who do I call if a vehicle is parked in the wrong direction on the street?

A: Call Baltimore County Police non-emergency number, 410-887-2222, if the vehicle is not parked with the passenger side next to the curb. County Police are now issuing tickets for this violation.

1. Who do I call if my neighbors do not shovel their sidewalk after a snowstorm?

A: Call Baltimore County Police non-emergency number, 410-887-2222, if the snow is not removed within 24 hours after the fall of any snow. The police can give a warning or a $25 fine for each failure to remove the snow and an additional $25 for each day the obstruction continues. See Baltimore County Code #18-3-107 (below). 

Baltimore County Code #18-3-107. REMOVAL OF SNOW AND ICE.

(a) Required. Within 24 hours after the fall of any snow, each person or public institution occupying or using a residential, commercial, or industrial building in any manner or for any purpose shall remove and clear away, or cause to be removed and cleared away, the snow from the foot pavements fronting the respective houses, stores, shops, stables, houses of worship, lots occupied by any buildings, unoccupied buildings, and unoccupied lots that run along streets in the county.

(b) Manner of removal. In removing or clearing the snow, the person may not: (1) Obstruct the passage of water in gutters along the street; or (2) Throw the snow on the paved portion of the street.

 (c) County may remove. If the person required to remove and clear snow under this section does not remove and clear the snow, the county may do so at the expense of the person.

(d) Expense a lien. (1) If the person does not pay the expense incurred by the county for snow removal under this section, the expense shall be a lien on the property in the same manner as taxes, and shall be collected in the same manner provided by law for the collection of taxes. (2) Charges and assessments imposed under this subsection are benefit charges and may not exceed a reasonable estimate of the special benefit conferred on the property.

(e) Removal of ice. The person required to remove and clear snow also shall keep ice and every type of obstruction out of the gutters leading to and off the pavements or sidewalks located in front or at the rear or sides of the same buildings.

(f) Penalty. In addition to the other remedies provided in this section, a person who fails to comply with this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and subject to a fine of $25 for each failure and an additional $25 for each day the obstruction continues.

As you can tell, KPA members receive great value for their $10 annual dues.  So please continue to do your part and support your community association.