Friday, July 22, 2011

Zoning Appeal for 4709 Belair Road

A request has been put into zoning requesting permission to set up a repair garage at 4709 Belair Road in conjunction with the existing car dealership at that location.  The wording of the appeal is to "USE A PORTION OF THE PREMISES AS A GARAGE FOR SERVICE, REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE OF MOTOR VEHICLES IN CONJUNCTION WITH EXISTING MOTOR VEHICLE SALES AND AUTO ACCESSORY STORE WITH INSTILLATION SERVICE".


This exists on the east side of Belair Road on the Frankford neighborhood's side.  If anyone in Waltherson has any concerns about this request please let us know.  A hearing will be held on August 16th at 1:30 PM at Room 215, City Hall, 100 N. Holliday Street regarding this request.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Burglaries in the Northeast

Urgent Message Concerning Burglaries in Northeast Baltimore from Major Darryl DeSousa, the Commanding Officer of the Northeast District particularly concerning the Lauraville, Hamilton Hills, and Westfield communities.

  •  The police are finding that burglars are posing as lawn care personnel.  They then wait until the victim goes to work and burglarize the house
    • They are suggesting that you attempt to use lawn care providers that you know
    • If you agree to let someone you do not know cut your lawn, make sure you ask and receive photo identification and that you record their full name, address, and date of birth
  •  The police believe that burglars are posing as home repair contractors
    • They are asking, if you see work vans in your area, you call 911.
    • The police are finding many large items such as big screen TV’s are being taken in recent burglaries, and they believe that burglars are using vans and box trucks to transport these items out of the area.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Zoning Appeal for Visions Catering

Visions Catering, a catering company located at 5503 Richard Ave and 3008 Hamilton Ave along Waltherson's northern boundary is appealing to the Board of Municipal Zoning Appeals (BMZA) to continue to use 5503 Richard Avenue for a catering establishment and a banquet facility, and to continue to use the lower level for a child development center. They intend to leave the portion of the property at 3008 Hamilton Avenue unoccupied. A hearing date is scheduled for Tuesday, August 2nd 2011 at 1 PM in Room 215 at City Hall.

The hearing date falls on the day before our next scheduled community meeting.  If you would like more details and information, you may see the related documents by searing for 5503 Richard at the following link:

http://cels.baltimorehousing.org/Search_BMZA_Map.aspx


If you have any questions or concerns about this request, or have difficulty finding these documents, please feel free to e-mail president@waltherson.org. 

Friday, July 1, 2011

Citywide E-mail / Text alerting


From the mayor's office:
Today, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced a new citywide email and text alert subscription service for Baltimore City residents to receive important updates and alerts from city agencies. The new service begins today first with the Baltimore Police Department and will provide important text and email alerts for issues related to public safety and crime. 

Residents can sign up to Baltimore Police Department alerts by individual police districts and neighborhoods if desired. “I am very pleased to be able to provide this new service to Baltimore City residents so they are able to stay informed about important public safety issues and other city services,” said Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. “This new system is an important addition to our efforts to improve transparency and communication with the citizens of Baltimore using technology and social media.”

“I encourage all of our neighborhood residents to participate in this new service,” said Police Commissioner Frederick Bealefeld, III.  “Mayor Rawlings-Blake and I are deeply committed to continuing to improve communications between the Baltimore Police Department and the community.”

To subscribe to the service and obtain updates from the Baltimore Police Department.