Agenda for Wed. November 6, 2019 Board Meeting

All members and residents are invited to attend the regular monthly board meetings of the Roland Park Civic League. See our Agenda for Wed. November 6, 2019  in advance. Be well informed on local matters by attending or contact a Plat Rep. directly.

Agenda for Wed. November 6, 2019

Thanksgiving Food Drive

Our commitment to the greater community continues with our 2nd annual Thanksgiving food drive to benefit the Langston Hughes Center in neighboring Park Heights. This Saturday and Sunday, November 2nd and 3rd we join up with Eddie’s of Roland Park to collect everything the Langston Hughes Center will need for their annual Thanksgiving meal. They are going to try and do 2 dinners this year, so let’s show our wonderful RP generosity by supplying everything they need!

Members of RPCL will be collecting your donations at the Roland Avenue store on Saturday and at the Charles Street store on Sunday. We will be there from 1 to 3PM each day. Eddie’s will supply printed shopping lists with many sale items to make it easy to donate. Just make your purchase and hand to a RPCL member to place in our collection boxes as you exit the store. We will make a big trip out to Langston Hughes with all the stuffing, yams, turkeys, and hams just like we did last year.

If you cannot make it to one of these drive days, drop your donation off at our Civic League office, 2nd floor of 5115B Roland Avenue. Checks should be made out to RPCL, and we will use these funds to purchase the perishable items such as turkeys and hams and roasts closer to Thanksgiving week.

Trick or Treat

Trick or Treat

The festivity continues in Roland Park on Halloween evening when the Roland Park Civic League once again teams up with the RP Presbyterian Church as we host a trick or treat station on Upland on Halloween evening from 6 to 8PM.  We will have plenty of candy including dairy, egg, and nut free options along with warm cider to keep the Halloween revelers and their parents sustained!  You might even see your RPCL president in a kilt!

Free Trees available for Civic League members

A selection of trees are available for fall planting.  Roland Park residents who are Civic League members and up-to-date with Roads & Maintenance dues can request a free tree.  The selection includes trees for the verge that will mature to become large trees adding shade and beauty to Roland Park streets.  A limited quantity of smaller shade and flowering ornamental trees for planting on personal property will also be available for free.  Tree planting is available by K&C Groundworks.  Residents who pay full Roads & Maintenance dues may qualify for a free planting along the verge area.  Other residents can have the tree planted for a fee of $80.  Residents will be billed once tree is planted.  {K&C Groundworks sets the tree planting price and is subject to change}

Please contact Kate Culotta for list of available trees and details on planting options.   landscape@rolandpark.org or krculotta@msn.com

 

To be eligible for a free tree:

  • you must be a Roland Park Civic League member and up-to-date on dues with Roads & Maintenance.
  • Agree to care for and deeply water the tree for first 2 years until established.  Roland Park has been affected by the current drought.  Please continue to deeply water all trees and shrubs through fall.  Trees and shrubs continue to need water even when they go dormant during cold weather.
  • Keep tree mulched and free from weeds and debris.
  • Protect from deer browsing damage if applicable.
  • If you pay full R&M dues- 8X basic rate, you may have 1 tree planted in the verge area for free each year you pay full dues.
  • If you pay only the basic R&M dues, you will be responsible for planting the tree.
  • The cost to plant trees on personal property is the responsibility of the homeowner.  Landscape Committee can make planting arrangement with K&C Groundworks for adding a tree to personal property and the homeowner is responsible for paying tree planting fee once billed.

Proposed Stony Run Improvements for Oakdale Meadow Pathway & Grading

Tom McGilloway of Mahan Rykiel Associates presented proposed Stony Run improvements for Oakdale Meadow pathway and grading.

The goal is to improve an area of the Stony Run path that suffers from both standing water and erosion in key areas like the TKF bench.

Please see this attachment for detailed plans: Oakdale Grading and Pathway Boards

Please send any comments and questions by October 21 to: foundationoffice@rolandpark.org

Community Meeting-10/5/19 Stony Run, Oakdale Meadow

Saturday, October 5, 11:30am-12:30pm-gather just north of the Oakdale entrance.

The Roland Park Community Foundation invites Stony Run walkers and neighbors to hear ideas, examine plans, and ask questions about coming improvements to the Stony Run Oakdale Meadow area in implementation of the Upper Stony Run Strategic Plan. Tom McGilloway, principal at design firm Mahan Rykiel, will be on site to present proposed strategies to define the pathway, divert excess water, and add plantings — all with the goal of making a walk along Stony Run a less muddy and more pleasurable experience. Following the presentation, Tom will be taking questions.

Afterwards, walk south along Stony Run path to Linkwood Park, where Friends of Stony Run hosts The Urban Bird Festival, beginning at 1pm.

Agenda for Wed. October 2, 2019 Board Meeting

Members and residents are welcome to join the Board Meeting of the Civic League Wednesday, October 2, 2019 (7-9pm). The agenda is attached below. We meet monthly in the basement assembly room of Roland Park Presbyterian, accessible via Upland Road off Roland Avenue. Hope to see you there!

Agenda_October_2019

22nd Annual 4th of July Parade in Roland Park

Come help us celebrate in our beloved annual Roland Park 4th of July Parade, which is now in its 22nd year. The festivities will begin at 10 am on Thursday, July 4th with a reading from the Declaration of Independence on the library steps. The parade will start in front of the library and proceed south down Roland Avenue, led by our local fire truck to the intersection at Upland Road. There will be ice pops for everyone and, if history is a guide, the firefighters will hook up a hose to the hydrant to cool us all down. The Roland Park Presbyterian Church will once again open its doors to offer bathrooms, water and air conditioning for those who need to cool down. Please join us in your brightest and boldest red, white and blue regalia, and be sure to decorate your bikes, strollers and pets!