Applications Open for Four At-Large Baltimore County School Board Seats
TOWSON, MD — The Baltimore County School Board Nominating Commission is now accepting applications for the four at-large seats on the Board of Education of Baltimore County.
Following the 2014 and 2017 Maryland General Assembly Sessions, the composition and selection of the Board of Education of Baltimore County changed. Beginning in 2018, rather than the current 12-member fully appointed body; the Board will include both appointed and elected members. Seven members of the school board will be elected, while four members of the Board will be appointed by the Governor. The newly created Baltimore County School Board Nominating Commission has the task of selecting nominees to recommend to the Governor for the four at-large positions.
Commission Chairman Aaron Plymouth says, “Interested Baltimore County residents are urged to submit applications.” The application form is available online. Applications will be accepted through March 16, 2018. http://www.bcps.org/board/bcsb-nominating-commission.html
Applications can be mailed to the Baltimore County School Board Nominating Commission, c/o Debi Decker, 6901 N. Charles Street, Towson, MD 21204.
Candidate interviews, which will be held in public, are scheduled for:
April 23 – Milford Mill Academy
May 7 – Perry Hall High School
May 21 – Loch Raven High School
June 4 – Dundalk High School
June 25 – Catonsville High School
Interview times will be announced at a later date.*******************************
The Northwest Voice
In the February issue of the Northwest Voice, read important information about:
• One of our Neighbors Featured on Family Feud
• District 10 Legislative Races
• Community Success Against a Junkyard and a Housing Project
• Recipients of the Louis S. Diggs Award and MLK Awards
Watch for updates at http://nwvoicenews.com.
Also, if you have news or a community event to share, submit it on our request form on the websites Contact Us page at least 60 days in advance.
Says Governor is not factually correct
Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz responded to a form letter that he received last week threatening the completion of transportation projects in the County. The full text of the County Executive’s response is below:
Dear Governor Hogan,
I am in receipt of your form letter of February 2, 2017, seeking support of a repeal of the Maryland Open Transportation Investment Act. Your attachment asserts that the Act will result in the cancellation of six transportation projects in Baltimore County, five of which involve major improvements to the Baltimore Beltway. I am dismayed that you continue to assert a position that is not factually correct.
As you are aware, the plain language of the Act states: "nothing in this Act may be construed to prohibit or prevent the funding of the capital transportation priorities in each jurisdiction." The law simply requires the Governor to provide an advisory scoring process, letting the public understand how decisions are made when road projects are funded. The law even allowed your office to create the scoring mechanism.
I've previously requested that your Administration provide the data behind your scoring calculations. Since you still refuse to provide that data, I can only assume that the "scores" are simply a scare tactic. I urge you to inform us of the real reasons why you believe there would be a shortfall of transportation funds to complete the needed Beltway improvements. In the meantime, my constituents still remain stuck in traffic.
Very truly yours,
Baltimore County Executive
Good Afternoon District 10 Residents:
As we enter the heart of the winter season, there are some residents who face the challenges of the high cost of energy bills. I want to make you aware of a program administered by the Department of Human Resources, that makes grant money available to those in need. Please circulate this information to your family, friends and neighbors. No family should suffer through a cold winter because these funds are abvailable to every resident in the State of Maryland.
Please feel free to contact my office if you have any questions.
Delegate Adrienne A. Jones
Annapolis Office- 410-841-3391
District Office – 410-655-3090
Grant Money Helps District 10 Households Pay Energy Bills
State’s energy assistance grants available to help low-income families stay safe this winter
Eligibility is based on household income, and households can qualify regardless of participation in other State benefits programs. Residents can apply for benefits on an annual basis, with each grant year startingand concluding on of the following year. Households may apply at any time, and reapply once per year as needed. Applicants do not need to be behind on their bills in order to apply for help.
Interested residents should submit a completed paper application and the required supporting documents to the Baltimore County Department of Social Services, Drumcastle Center, 6401 York Road, or call 410-853-3385. To apply for assistance or get further information, customers can also call DHR’s helpline at (800) 332-6347. Households can also apply online at dhr.maryland.gov/benefits.
DHR—the Maryland Department of Human Resources—is the state’s primary social service provider, serving more than one million people annually. Through its 24 local departments of social services, DHR aggressively pursues opportunities to assist people in economic need, provide preventive services, and protect vulnerable children and adults in each of Maryland’s 23 counties and Baltimore City. Additional information may be found at www.dhr.maryland.gov or on Facebook and Twitter.****************************
Look Up Your Doctor's Information (Maryland Only)
You all will find the site listed below very helpful. You put in the doctor's name, it does a search, you select the right doctor and it gives you all kinds of info on them. The info includes disciplinary actions, malpractices judgments, education, licensing info, etc.
This is a keeper!! https://www.mbp.state.md.us/bpqapp/
Metro Centre at Owing Mills
The Baltimore County Public Library and the Community College of Baltimore County opened in the Metro Centre at Owing Mills. The six-story $30 million County Campus building is the centerpiece of Baltimore County 's largest transit oriented development, located next to the Owings Mills Metro station.
The Hubert V. Simmons Museum of Negro Baseball Leagues Inc. is also housed in the Metro Centre. Exhibits and displays of photographs, artifacts, memorabilia, and graphic panels of both Maryland and U.S. Negro Leagues are showcased at the sites which can be found on each level of the library's three floors.
Metro Centre at Owings Mills
10302 Grand Central Avenue
Owings Mills , MD 21117