Baltimore County Council

Bill would lift lifeguard requirements at hotel pools

May 17, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Katelyn Murphy and Summer Evans Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writers The Baltimore County Council will consider a bill next Thursday that would remove the requirement that lifeguards be on duty for guests to swim at privately owned hotel and motel pools. Baltimore County is one of only two counties [...]

Protesters upset by tree removal at proposed Royal Farms gas station site

April 6, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Nick Rynes Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Nearly 50 people gathered in West Towson Wednesday to protest the removal of 30 trees at the site of a proposed Royal Farms convenience store and gas station. Members from the surrounding community were encouraged to wear orange clothing to represent [...]

Council withdraws bill on solar energy

March 2, 2017 // 1 Comment

By Patrick Brooks Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer The Baltimore County Council Tuesday decided to toss out a bill that would regulate the placement of solar facilities in rural areas of the county. Councilman Wade Kach, R-Third District, who was the lead sponsor of the bill, withdrew the [...]

Unruly social gatherings bill on track for expansion

February 16, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Nick Rynes Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer The Baltimore County Council is considering a bill that would expand the geographic area in which unruly social gatherings would be prohibited. The bill, which was discussed by council members on Tuesday and is scheduled to come up for a vote next week, [...]

County Council urged to stop solar farm development for six months

October 12, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Chris Katz and Desmond Boyle Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writers Local residents told the Baltimore County Council Tuesday that they supported a bill that would place a six-month moratorium on the construction of commercial solar farms in rural areas of the county. The majority of residents and [...]

County Council considers spending $6 million on storm drainage system

April 12, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Brett Buccheri and Jessica Ricks Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writers The Baltimore County Council met Tuesday to discuss the proposal to approve three contracts that would provide on-call consulting services for stormwater assessment and design of the county’s ponds. If approved, the three [...]

Rat infestation frustrates county residents

April 5, 2016 // 7 Comments

By Raenard Weddington Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer An estimated 30 residents from Essex and Dundalk came before the Baltimore County Council Monday evening to complain about what they said was a major rat infestation problem in their neighborhoods. The residents told the council that the rat [...]

Council adopts resolution for free lunch program in 4 schools

March 24, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Alex Ziolkowski Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer The Baltimore County Council adopted a resolution Monday in which it asked the local school system to implement a  pilot program that would allow an estimated 3,200 students at four low-income schools to receive free or reduced priced lunches next [...]

Council considers pilot program for free and reduced school meals

March 16, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Marcus Dieterle Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Students at four low-income schools would all be eligible for free or reduced priced lunches next year under a pilot program being considered by the Baltimore County Council. If approved, the proposed plan would save each family at Riverview [...]

Marks says he’s happy on council, has no plans to seek higher office

March 6, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Chris Wells Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Councilman David Marks County Councilman David Marks said in an interview recently that he is happy serving at the local level and has no plans to seek higher office in the near future. “I’m happy where I am,” the Perry Hall Republican said. [...]
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