Glyndon, Maryland 21071

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Water Pipe Construction Schedule

  • July 24, 2010 12:34 pm

Posted at the request of Gary Lenz, president of the Glyndon Community Association

Construction schedules are estimates only. Estimates are subject to multiple unforeseen variables such as weather, design conflicts, utility conflicts, etc.

Section One – Butler Road

Cossentino Contracting Company has projected that work in Section One will take approximately 12 weeks. Section One will take the longest to complete. Work hours are 9 AM- 3 PM.

The last phase of work on Butler will be the tie-ins at Railroad and Glen Morris. This work will be done between the hours of 11 PM – 7 AM, two nights only.

Section Two – Railroad and Albright

Based on the above projection, work in Section Two may begin in October. Work hours are 8 AM – 4 PM.

Section Three – Central, Chatsworth, Glyndon, Belleview

Section Four – Fiske and Worthington

Section Five – Waugh and Prospect

Section Six – Final tie-in at Central and Albright

Final Paving in all Sections

Work in these sections will continue through the winter and spring and summer. Work hours are 8 AM – 4 PM.

Water Shut-Offs

The Contractor will provide advance notice prior to any water shut-offs in your section.

Night Work

Night work will occur for two nights only. It will occur at the completion of work on Butler Road. This is required to complete tie-in work at Railroad and at Glen Morris.


Construction sites create reduced visibility for everyone. Whether

driving, biking, or on skate boards, proceed with caution. This is a great time to have a chat with infallible children.

On-Street Parking

If you rely on on-street parking, you may want to plan ahead for alternatives.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please  contact: Kate Bullock at

50th Independence Day Parade

  • July 9, 2010 12:37 pm
Post by Glyndon Community Association President Gary Lenz:
“There’s a moment for each of us in childhood, when we first sat along the curb and waved a little flag and saw our first parade.  Enhanced by the bracing sounds of snare drums, awed by marching bands and someone named John Phillips Sousa, for the first time we became aware that we were part of something bigger than us and our little world—something called community, and that we were at the birthday party of that community called our Country, and it was an important thing.  So we waved our little flag, and we clapped, and we ooooo’d at the fireworks and we were happy.”

“When we grew up a little, we learned that community meant more.  It was school, driver’s license, Scout troops, movie theaters, the moon over our back yard, and high school games. It was not the next county over’s place; it was our place.  Ours.”

“It is a geographical place, but it is more.  Something that is ours comes with deep roots of feelings, memories, and beliefs.  We will work for the things we enjoy.  We love our children and our community…and we will break our backs for them, put ourselves in danger for them, with barely a second thought.  July 4th is the day we celebrate the core stuff of achieving and protecting something special that is ours from sea to shining sea; it is the birthday of American patriotism, the day we celebrate the love we have for our country.”

Paraphrased from The Zone Magazine, July 2010.

Dear Glyndon Neighbors,

I know the above was long, but I believe it sums up what the 50th Glyndon Independence Day Parade was all about.  It was a glorious day to spend with our friends and neighbors.  Special meaning was added to our 50th with the return of our “First Marchers”, Theresa O’Meara Prevosto, Kevin O’Meara, Bucky Edgett and Pete Edgett.  Reminiscing ran rampant all day!

Thank-you to the Glyndon Volunteer Fire Department, Santoni’s Markets, Village Sound, and Battery Warehousefor their support.  Thank you to GCA’s  Past President’s, the flag bearers:  Judy Wroe, Charlie Wells, Vernene Lenz, John Morris, Nevitt Steele, Mark Laken, and Lee Wroe.  Special thanks to Nan Kaestner and her team, Katherine Giancola, Eleanor Taylor, Marti Clements, and Meredith Wells.

These neighbors spent hours putting together the displayed story of our Parade.  More special thanks to the Wroe Clan:  George, Don, Jay ,Lee, et. al.  who once again gave us our parade music and sound system.  Thank-you to Chuck Welsh and his “balloon blowing” team for the 200 balloons. The outstanding flier that invited you to the Parade was designed by Richard Stanley.
Thanks to Sandy Laken for the use of her vehicle.  Pastor Norman Obenshain gave a stellar, heartfelt Benediction to conclude the festivities. Also, Lori Hans, who chaired the cookie table, plus all contributors for the sweets, deserve a big hand!  Mr. and Mrs. James O’Meara make  this event possible each year  by allowing everyone the use of their large and beautiful field — and yes, they were there!
Last, but not least, I applaud all ofyou for coming to the parade, either to participate or watch, and also to join the Glyndonites in the Pledge, singing of the National Anthem, and heartfelt camaraderie.   This was truly a Glyndon community celebration provided by your friends and neighbors, sponsored by Glyndon Community Association.

July 4, 2011 will mark the 50th Anniversary of our Parade.  We will attempt to get as many of the “First Marchers” to return as possible.  Mark your calendars now for this phenomenal upcoming event!

Gary W. Lenz
Glyndon Community Association, Inc.

“We are all volunteers. We can agree to disagree. In the end, we are all neighbors who should exercise care and consideration.”

In Memory of Emma Romaine Belt

  • July 9, 2010 12:32 pm

It is with sadness that we note the passing of long time Glyndon resident Emma Romaine Belt, age 97 yesterday, Wednesday, July 7,2010.  Visitation is at the Eckhardt Funeral Chapel  from 3 -5 and 7 – 9 today, Thursday.  Services will be held at the Eckhardt Funeral Chapel at 11 AM tomorrow, Friday, July 9, 2010.  For more information go to

Water Replacement Begins in July

  • July 9, 2010 12:26 pm

Kate Bullock, chair of the Glyndon Community Association’s Water Task Force, reports:

The following information is being provided for your planning purposes.  As with any construction project, weather, traffic, and other concerns will cause adjustments to the plan. Updates will be provided as they become available. The County is making every effort to respect the needs of homeowners and commercial concerns.  Our patience and understanding during construction will help to maintain a cooperative environment for everyone.

Crews will work in sections, in the following order:

  1. Butler Road
  2. Railroad and Albright
  3. Central, Chatsworth, Glyndon, and Belleview
  4. Fiske and Worthington
  5. Waugh and Prospect
  6. Final Tie-In at Central and Albright

The Contractor, Cossentino Contracting Company, will contact you by letter, prior to work beginning in your section. We expect work on Butler Road to begin between July 9 and July 16.  In the next few weeks, we hope to have the proposed timeline for work in other sections.

Work Hours

Construction will occur between 9 AM and 3 PM.  Work hours may be extended where traffic permits. At the end of work in each section, an eight-hour water shut off will occur so that connection can be made to the new pipe.  The Contractor will give you 48 hours written notice prior to the shutoff.

For some commercial concerns, this shutoff will occur between the hours of 11 PM and 7 AM.  We have requested that residential shutoffs occur during day-time hours, for peaceful sleep. As each meter is then connected to new service, water to your property will be shut off again for approximately 20 minutes.  A County or Contractor’s representative will knock on your door to let you know before that occurs.


Expect delays. Be prepared for angry commuters. During construction on Butler , traffic will be restricted to one lane, with flaggers. Decisions have not yet been made for traffic control on other streets. Road crews, especially flaggers, face a dangerous and thankless job.  A friendly wave can go a long way toward easing tensions, and earning you preferential treatment.

Maintaining access to all businesses and private driveways will be a priority. There will be brief periods when crews are working directly in front of your property.  Please discuss with them, in advance, the times when you need to enter and exit.  They will do their best to accommodate you.


Be aware of the additional risks during construction. Drivers’ visibility and patience will be limited. Heavy equipment will be in use. Talk to your children.  Keep your pets at home.

Construction On Private Property

The location of your water meter will determine where work will occur. The County has made a commitment to restore to its original condition, any fence, lawn, sidewalk, driveway, or other element that is disturbed. Some meters will be replaced or relocated.

On Street Parking

The County has not yet made a decision regarding on-street parking during construction. For those of you who rely on on-street parking, you may want to be thinking about alternatives.

Water Usage

Except for scheduled shut-offs, water will be available to you at all times during construction.

Discolored Water

Hydrant flushing will continue during construction to maintain clear water service. Following shutoffs, you can expect sediment or discoloration in the water.  Plan accordingly.  You may wish to flush the line coming into your property, prior to drawing water throughout your house.  An outside hose bib is a good choice for flushing the line.

You may want to avoid doing laundry until you are certain that you have clean, clear water.

Stay Cool. Stay Safe

Prepare For The Worst.  Expect The Best

Any questions or concerns should be directed to

Kate Bullock
Chair, Water Task Force
Glyndon Community Association