Dues and Fees

As an all-volunteer organization, the Roland Park Civic League relies heavily on community participation and support, both in paying your dues to run the community association and donating your time and talent. We use dues money to sponsor various events such as the Annual Meeting, the Ciclovia, the Shop Local for Christmas initiative, and the Fourth of July Parade. The Civic League makes charitable contributions for community-based initiatives such as the Roland Park Elementary/Middle School Annual Fund, the Roland Park Baseball League and others. When specific skills are not available through our community volunteers, the Civic League hires outside professionals to advise our Board and Committees. An example of this was when we hired a consultant to advise the Cycle Track Committee on the options for redesigning the Roland Avenue Cycle Track. Our operating expenses include the cost to employ a part-time office manager, to rent an office, and to cover equipment, utilities and supplies. Occasionally we pay to print and mail community-wide notices. Your dues will help us make this Baltimore’s best neighborhood in which to live, learn, work and play.

Civic League Dues

  • Regular Members: The Civic League charges Regular membership dues of $40 to individuals eighteen (18) years of age or older who reside or own real estate in Plats 1-6 of Roland Park. Each Regular membership entitles a household to one vote.
  • Associate Members: Associate memberships can be purchased for each additional adult eighteen (18) years or older in the family. Each Associate membership costs $10 and is entitled to one additional vote.

Roads & Maintenance Fees

  • Full Service Fee (Recommended): At eight times the required Basic Fee, the Full Service fee reflects the cost of current expenses. The fee covers the maintenance of alleys (snow removal only), paths, islands and small parks. Maintenance service includes routine trimming along paths, mowing and general care, plantings, diseased tree removal on common land, and repairs and improvements to common property.  All residents benefit from services funded by the full service fee, and all are encouraged to participate at this level.
  • Basic Fee (Required): This is the “maintenance tax” set by the Roland Park Company at the turn of the century. This fee is specified in all original deeds and is required of all property owners in perpituity.  In Plat 1 the fee is based on the front footage of the lot. In Plats 2-6 the fee is based on square footage due to higher maintenance costs in those plats. This fee has remained unchanged since its inception and is not adequate to meet our modern day expenses.
  • Delinquent Fee: Basic Fees not paid from prior years are deemed to be delinquent. Roads and Maintenance generally files a lien on properties if fees are delinquent for more than two years.

Pay Civic League Membership Dues

Basic dues – 1 adult ($40)



Family dues – 2 adults ($50)


Consider Making An Additional Contribution to Civic League

Contribute $100


Contribute $200


Contribute $500


Pay Roads & Maintenance Fees


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Pay Basic Service Fee


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Coronavirus Resource Page

Welcome to the Roland Park Coronavirus Resource Page

This page is provided to inform residents of CDC guidelines and best practices, and to bring local resources to your attention. The intent is to help residents stay safe and reduce exposure to infection during this emergency. The Roland Park Civic League is not providing any medical advice. Please contact your health care provider if you need help, and take guidance from state and local authorities at all times.

Staying Healthy

  • In an effort to ensure all residents have appropriate information to protect yourself and your families during this time, we’ve included CDC Prevention Steps below. This information and more can be found at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/prevention.html 
  • Know how it spreads: The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.
  • Take steps to protect yourself: Wash or sanitize your hands often. Avoid touching your face. 
  • Avoid close contact: Maintain 6 feet (2 meter) distance between you and other people.
  • Take steps to protect others: Stay home if you’re sick. Cover cough and sneezes. If you have symptoms, wear a mask to protect others.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces daily.

Helping Others

The Roland Park Civic League is endorsing a Roland Park Self-Quarantine Support Network developed to help connect neighbors in need with volunteer neighbors who can help with things like grocery shopping and delivery, medication delivery, and dog walking. If you are interested in helping out your nearby neighbors, please sign up on the link above. Volunteers will need to (a) sign up, (b) sign a waiver, (c) be vetted, and (d) attend an orientation, in order to be eligible to be connected with a vulnerable neighbor.

Here is a handout currently being used by the Roland Park Self-Quarantine Support Network, this can be printed for neighbors who need help or who want to volunteer.

LINK TO VOLUNTEER: www.tiny.cc/RPhelp

Asking for Help

If you are in need of help due to self-quarantine or quarantine by a medical professional, we have developed a robust network of volunteer neighbors who are willing to help with groceries, medications, dog walking, checking in from time to time, or other things you may need help with. Please sign up on the link above or call one of your Plat Representatives or Ann-Barron Carneal at 202-997-4950.

LINK FOR VULNERABLE NEIGHBORS TO ASK FOR HELP: http://www.tiny.cc/RPneedhelp

Getting Tested

  • If you have fever, coughing, shortness of breath, call your medical provider right away.
  • IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT COVID TESTING
    • Not everyone needs a test. Testing is appropriate for those who are at highest risk for developing severe COVID-19 disease.
    • Currently, COVID-19 testing is not widely available.
    • Mildly ill patients should be encouraged to stay home and contact their healthcare provider by phone for guidance about clinical management. 
  • COVID TESTING SITES IN BALTIMORE: 
    • MedStar PromptCare 410-230-7820 (can test walk-ins)
    • Maryland State Health Department 410-767-6871 (will have updated list of test sites)
    • Lifebridge Health 410-601-2222
    • Mercy Hospital 410-332-4866 (no drive through yet)
    • Sinai Hospital Drive Through 410-601-2222 (have to call first)

Roland Ave Traffic Incident Reporting online

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
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Announcements for December (one involves Santa) and January!

Wishing everyone in Roland Park a festive, happy and healthy holiday season!

  • SANTA IS COMING!!!! Saturday, December 11th!!  Just like last year, he will start his rounds in the neighborhood at 11a.m.  Look for him riding on the back of a red vintage firetruck!  With big thanks to the Waters family, who are generously sponsoring this big event for the second year in a row.  You can find Santa’s route here                                                                    Note: if it rains, Santa will come on Sunday the 12th.  Same time.  Check social media (NDRP, Facebook or Instagram @rolandparkcommunity for any updates!).
  • The Meals for Meals for the Firefighters program is full!  Many thanks to all those in the community that signed up to bring lunches and dinners to the firehouse.  Contact Steve Ralston, Civic League board member and coordinator of the program with any questions: [email protected]
  • There will be no January 2022 Civic League Meeting.  The next meeting of the Civic League board will take place on February 6th at 7PM.  It will be an in-person meeting with a Zoom option.  All are welcome to attend!
  • Next in the Roland Park Civic League Speaker Series (at the Enoch Pratt Free Library on Roland Avenue) is January 6th, when we welcome Ethan Abbott , Project Manager, Baltimore Greenway Trails Network, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy. Details are here. Note you must call to reserve your space! Upcoming speakers include Dana Moore (on March 3rd) and Tony Bridges (on May 5th).
  • The Winter issue of the Roland Park News is out, and it’s spectacular!  It’s arriving in your mailboxes, or it can be accessed here on the website.

 

 

December Civic League Meeting 12/1/21 Via Zoom only

The December meeting of the Civic League takes place Wednesday, December 1st at 7PM.
Note that this meeting is via Zoom only.

You can view the meeting agenda here

Zoom link: https://ubalt.zoom.us/j/93840111406