The June meeting of the Roland Park Civic League will be held on Wednesday, June 6th at the North Baltimore Mennonite Church, 4615 Roland Avenue. The meeting time has been changed to a 7:30PM start due to a conflict with a Roland Park Community Foundation event.
Announcement of Civic League Annual Meeting
Election of Directors and Officers
April 18, 2018
Dear Roland Park Civic League Members and Residents:
I am pleased to announce the annual meeting of the general membership of the Roland Park Civic League will take place on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 beginning promptly at 7:00 p.m. in the multi- purpose room at the Roland Park Elementary/Middle School. Doors will open at 6:30p for check-in, refreshments and a little live music. In the spirit of participative democracy, all Civic League members are encouraged to attend, and all interested Roland Park residents are invited. Among our responsibilities at this meeting will be the election of officers and plat representatives for the 2018-2019 term. A slate of officers and directors proposed by our nominating committee is enclosed with this letter. Additional nominations may be made from the floor.
Following introductions, we will conduct the election of officers and plat representatives. We will then hear a few words from our elected officials in attendance.
The Board of the Civic League will report on their significant activities for the past year and goals for the coming year. The Treasurer will provide a financial update and we’ll hear from the Roland Park Community Foundation, the Maintenance Committee, the newly formed Events Committee and we’ll present the current status of the Greater Roland Park Master Plan.
At last year’s annual meeting, we told you that committees had been formed to work on a project approval process, a communications policy and an ethics policy. All three are complete and we will provide detail on the finished products. We will also give you an update on the proposed development at Falls Road and Northern Parkway—the Overlook at Roland Park.
The evening will culminate with a follow up to the April 12th DOT meeting concerning safety on Roland Avenue and the RPCL request for the restoration of curbside parking with wider, safer bike lanes. Michelle Pourciau, the Director of the Department of Transportation, will be present to offer updated thoughts. Unlike the meeting at St. David’s, this is not an opportunity for us to voice opinions. We will, however, give you specific guidance on whom to contact with issues or concerns.
Those general members of the Roland Park Civic League whose dues are current are entitled to vote on Board nominations and any other business addressed at our annual meeting. If you have not paid your Civic League dues you will have the opportunity to pay by cash or check at the meeting. We look forward to seeing you on May 22nd.
President, Roland Park Civic League
At the monthly board meeting of Roland Park Civic League on March 7, 2018 it was agreed to launch online traffic incident reporting for Roland Avenue. Please participate in this effort and share the link with others to facilitate aggregate data collection of past and future traffic incidents, which will be shared with Baltimore City Department of Transportation (BCDOT).
Roland Ave Traffic Incident Report
Mark your calendars and plan to attend the annual membership meeting of the Roland Park Civic League on Tuesday evening May 22, 2018 from 7-9PM in the auditorium of the Roland Park Elementary/Middle School, 5207 Roland Avenue. All residents are welcome to attend. Dues paying members are entitled to vote on our nominees for Officers and Plat Reps. Watch your mail in the next week for an official invitation that will include a slate of nominated candidates. Please remind your neighbors, too! (Note- this date has been changed from the earlier notice of May 16th)
The Baltimore City Department of Transportation’s presentation materials on Roland Avenue from the April 12, 2018 public meeting are now available. Additional follow-up is expected at the Annual Membership Meeting on May 22nd.
Roland Park Residents:
It is time for Spring 2018 tree planting. If you are a Roland Park Resident who pays full fees and dues and are up-to-date with your dues, you may apply for a free tree. The trees will be planted by K&C Groundworks, our community landscape maintenance company. Those interested should contact Kate Culotta by email (email@example.com) or by phone [410 804-4750]. There will be a site visit by a member of the Landscape Committee before final approval. The number of available trees is limited and is scheduled on a first come basis. The following trees should be available for planting later in April. This program is made possible by a joint venture by Roland Park Community Foundation, Roland Park Landscape Committee and Baltimore City Department of Forestry.
Shade Trees for planting along the street verge or on personal property within view of street
American Hornbeam (Can thrive in shade)
Details and care guidance for shade trees
Ornamental Trees for planting on personal property
PawPaw (fruit bearing and shade loving)
Details and care guidance for ornamental trees
Thursday April 12, 2018 is the new date for a public meeting concerning Roland Avenue being held by the Baltimore City Department of Transportation (BCDOT) at St. David’s Church, 4700 Roland Avenue from 5:00-7:00PM. (Note-this meeting was originally scheduled March 20, 2018 but postponed due to snow)
For background, see:
TO BE RESCHEDULED due to inclement weather and dangerous road conditions.
Save the Date to attend a public meeting concerning Roland Avenue being held by Baltimore City Department of Transportation (BCDOT) on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at Roland Park Elementary/Middle School (RPEMS), 5207 Roland Avenue from 6:00-8:00PM. Further details will be shared when available.
All are welcome to attend standing monthly meetings of the Roland Park Civic League Board, see our agenda
for March 7th. Note the temporary location for these meetings is North Baltimore Mennonite Church, 4615 Roland Avenue (at Oakdale) the first Wednesday of each month, 7-9PM. Contact a Plat Rep. for updates or to share concerns.
Please plan to attend two 41st District Candidate Forums in the run up to the primary election on June 26. 2018.
The first forum, for State Delegate Candidates, will be held on Sunday, March 11, from 5 to 7 p.m., at Bolton Street Synagogue, 212 W. Coldspring Lane. Delegate candidates committed to attending so far include Dalya Attar, Anthony Bridges, Dr. Richard Bruno, Del. Angela Gibson, Del. Sandy Rosenberg, and Sean Stinnett. More information is available on the Facebook event page – please RSVP and share with your neighbors: https://www.facebook.com/events/442372882845964
The second forum, for State Delegate AND State Senate candidates will be held on Sunday, April 8 from 4 to 6 p.m. and the Public Safety Training Facility/Early Voting Location, 3500 Northern Parkway. More details will be forthcoming.