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OUTSTANDING events for young and old coming to our Sollers Point Branch of BCPL.
Something for everyone at the Sollers Point BCPL! Please click the photo above to see the attachments.
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Opportunity For A Community
Turner Station--we have been working on a Design With Dredge project for Fleming Park Shoreline .
Last night, I had the opportunity to come to the Turner Station Conservation Teams, Inc. meeting, where we discussed the proposed Fleming Park, a shoreline restoration project with the potential for new recreational opportunities.
Congrats to the Turner Station Conservation Team for securing grant funding from the Chesapeake Bay Foundation to advance the design and development of this important project in one of our treasured and historic communities in Baltimore County. I commend the Turner Station community for all of their efforts and look forward to the work ahead!
Subject: Design With Dredge Project--an opportunity to protect a Historic Community
Turner Station - Fleming Park Project
We have been working a project that would use maintenance dredge material from a Dredge Material Containment Facility to enhance and elevate our shoreline starting at Fleming and continuing around to Clement Cove. (dredge material was used to create the land for the Key Bridge toll facility and some areas of the Port of Baltimore--maintenance dredging keeps our shipping channel open and our ports in business). This process could be repeated in other areas to protect communities and provide innovative solutions to dredge containment.
This addition in elevation adds protection for our community from the next hurricane and also the creeping effects of sea level rise. This project has been submitted with assistance and recommendations from many of our community partners. It could be combined with other community projects. But we still need help. This project requires a financial match that is still in question.
Please contact your elected officials and have a friendly conversation about this project. Ask them to review this project to see if they have recommendations or financial paths to help this succeed.
Much and sincere thanks to the design engineer Isaac Hametz and his design students for their help to our historic community. Sincere thanks to all who signed on or wrote letters of support.
The project was submitted on March 12, 2018. You can see it here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1GD-Zw1rjvPmw2Jw9JIWkFSOfvGwak1eg/view?usp=sharing
Great photos that show the awesome support we have from Community and our community partners! Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Mahan Rykiel Associates, Inc., EcoLogix Group, Ports America, Maryland Port Administration, Port of Baltimore, Fleming Senior Center Council, Baltimore County Department of Recreation and Parks and others---THANK YOU!
The Men Under Construction under the leadership of Louis Winston in cooperation with Alfred Harris, Bobbie Jones, Kenny Rice, Joseph Scott, Eric Smith, Norman Smith and Sylvester Williamson continue to mentor boys from 12-17 on Saturdays at the Sollers Point Multi-Purpose Center from 9:00 AM -12:00 PM. In addition to the weekly seminars by presenters of varied subject matter, the boys have enjoyed fun trips to the Reginald Lewis Museum, Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Festival in DC and the Forest Park Golf Course for First Tee. Basketball and car racing are the next planned activities. Come and join us! (Please share).
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TRANSPORTATION MATTERS; SO DOES YOUR OPINION
BRTB seeks public comments on regional transportation plans
totaling over $15 billion in projectsFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Ciara Blue
(410) 732-9564BALTIMORE, MD (Wednesday, May, 9th, 2019) - The Baltimore Regional Transportation Board (BRTB), as the federally recognized metropolitan planning organization for the region, is asking the public to weigh in on $15.66 billion in key transportation projects planned for the region over the next 25 years. The Baltimore Metropolitan Council (BMC) provides staff support to the BRTB in its regional transportation planning efforts.
Over 200 projects are outlined in two regional transportation investment plans – Maximize2045: A Performance-Based Transportation Plan and the 2020-2023 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), both open for public comment from Thursday, May 9 through Tuesday, June 18. The BRTB is scheduled to vote on these plans at their meeting on Tuesday, July 23.
"Transportation matters; so does your opinion," said Michael B. Kelly, BMC’s Executive Director. “We are seeking public feedback on these two major plans over the next 45 days as we work to deliver a strong, accessible and connected transportation system that helps all people lead regional lives.”
Maximize2045 contains a list of major capital transportation projects totaling $12 billion, which the region expects to implement from 2024 to 2045. Maximize2045 includes $65 billion in planned investment overall, with $53 billion allocated for operations and preservation of transportation systems in the region. The plan also establishes the region's broad transportation goals and performance measures, which serve as guiding principles as the region plans and carries out projects. Developed over a two-year period, Maximize2045 takes into account anticipated funding levels through 2045, and future trends and demographics.
The 2020-2023 Transportation Improvement Program details more than $3.66 billion in proposed federal, state and local money for maintaining, operating and expanding highway, transit, bicycle and pedestrian networks during the next four years.
As part of the development of these plans, the BRTB conducted a comprehensive analysis, published in an Air Quality Conformity Determination. The analysis shows that implementation of the projects in Maximize2045 and 2020-2023 TIP will not worsen the region’s air quality or delay the timely attainment of national air quality standards.Learn more and download plans at maximize2045.comGet Involved in Our Region's Transportation Planning
The BRTB will host a series of public meetings about Maximize2045, the TIP, and the Air Quality Report. Details are as follows:
In addition, public comments will be accepted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org; on Twitter @BaltoMetroCo and @BmoreInvolved using the hashtag #BRTBlistens, via our online comment form at bit.ly/BRTBlistens; or by mail at:
The Baltimore Regional Transportation Board
Attn: Public Involvement Coordinator
1500 Whetstone Way, Suite 300
Baltimore, MD 21230
The BRTB operates its programs and services without regard to race, color, or national origin in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable laws. Appropriate services can be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities or those in need of language assistance who submit a request at least seven days prior to a meeting. Call 410-732-0500.###The Baltimore Metropolitan Council (BMC) works collaboratively with the chief elected officials in the region to create initiatives to improve the quality of life and economic vitality. BMC, as the Baltimore region’s council of governments, hosts the Baltimore Regional Transportation Board (BRTB), the federal metropolitan planning organization (MPO), and supports local government by coordinating efforts in a range of policy areas including emergency preparedness, housing, cooperative purchasing, environmental planning and workforce development.
BMC’s Board of Directors includes the executives of Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Harford and Howard counties, the mayor of the City of Baltimore, a member of the Carroll County and Queen Anne’s County boards of commissioners, a member of the Maryland State Senate, a member of the Maryland House of Delegates, and a gubernatorial appointee from the private sector.
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