Glyndon, Maryland 21071

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Easter Egg Hunt Postponed

  • April 8, 2011 4:32 pm

The Glyndon Community Association Easter Egg Hunt previously scheduled for Saturday, April 9, at Glyndon Station Park has been postponed due to soggy weather. Check back here later for a rain date.

Annual Glyndon Easter Egg Hunt, 9 a.m., Saturday, April 9

  • April 3, 2011 4:16 pm

The annual Glyndon Easter Egg Hunt begins at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 9, at Glyndon Station Park on Railroad Avenue. Refreshments will be served. Coffee will be available for adults.

Categories are Children 5 and Under and Children 6 and Over. The Glyndon Community Association will provide about 600 filled eggs with 2 prize eggs for the little ones and two prize eggs for the bigger kids.

Easter Egg hiders are welcome to come to the park at 8 a.m. to hide eggs with organizers.

Additional Egg Treats!

Two of the shops at the Glyndon Village Shopping Center have invited Glyndon families to stop by for additional treats immediately after the GCA-sponsored Easter Egg Hunt.

Parade over to Black Eyed Susan Candy Coffee Cream & More and to The Boxwood Collection to pick up an Egg filled with gold-foil wrapped Wockenfuss chocolates. One egg in each store will have a golden ticket for either a giant chocolate bunny (Black Eyed Susan) or another special surprise (The Boxwood Collection).

Pipe Construction Re-Starts in April

  • April 3, 2011 4:05 pm

A report from Kate Bullock, chair of the Glyndon Community Association Water Pipe Task Force

As a result of negotiations between the State, County and Contractor, the following changes have been made to the construction schedule.The following dates are approximate only.  Actual dates will be determined by weather.

April 4 – April 8

Butler Road will not be repaved at this time.  However, all patches on Butler will be re-dug and re-filled to create a smoother temporary surface.  One lane of traffic will be maintained during the process, with flaggers present.  Some re-patching may also be done in other areas where temporary patches have eroded over the winter The County will notify schools and Police to expect traffic disruptions. Final repaving of Butler Road will not occur until late summer or fall.

April 7 – Mid Summer

Pipe replacement construction will begin on Central and the side streets.  It will begin at Butler Road, and move south.  Work in this area is expected to take 3 months.  At some point during this 3 month period, the following will also be done: Defective fire hydrant at Albright and Railroad will be replaced.Road rut in front of hydrant on Railroad at Chatsworth will be temporarily patched. The County will notify schools and the Police about expected traffic disruptions.

Please talk with you children…they will need to be far more careful in the streets than they are used to being.

Flaggers & Police Patrols

Early on in this process, the flaggers were not well trained, and caused as many problems as they solved.  A great deal of time was invested working with the Contractor, and the situation improved.  I am anticipating the same problem to occur again, and the same discussion will follow.

Please be careful out there. We have again requested police patrols to guard against vehicular and pedestrian accidents during construction.  Just as they did during prior construction, police will monitor for speed, stop sign violations, failure to follow flagger’s directions, and all other traffic violations.

Last time, this process resulted in a large number of violations and created a clear awareness within the Franklin Precinct of problems in Glyndon.  When making stops, police will not discriminate between residents and commuters, so be careful out there!

As always, please do not hesitate to contract me if you have any questions,

Kate Bullock
GlyndonWater@yahoo.com

GCA Elects New Board

  • March 19, 2011 12:51 pm

The Glyndon Community Association elected new officers and board members at February 9, 2011, general meetings. The new board follows:

2011 Board of Directors

  • John A. Morris, President
  • David M. Porter, First Vice President
  • Russell S. Bullock, Second Vice President
  • Karen W. Cervino, Secretary
  • C. Lee Wroe, Treasurer
  • Gary Wm Lenz, Past President
  • Fran Acle, Director
  • Robert O. Grover, Director
  • Per B. Karlsen, Director
  • Leo Wesley Ottey Jr., Director
  • Gale P. DeHaven, Director
  • William B. Ziese, Director

 

Liquor Board Approves Wine Shop

  • March 19, 2011 12:48 pm

The Baltimore County Board of License Commissioners approved a liquor license for a proposed wine shop at 15 Railroad Avenue on Monday, March 14, 2011.

The owners of the wine shop had the support of the Glyndon Community Association (GCA). The owners attended the February 9 general meeting of the (GCA) and answered members’ questions. The owners agreed to restrictions on the shop name, its hours and sign-age that the landlord included in the lease.

 

Water Pipe Construction Re-Starts March 28

  • March 19, 2011 9:53 am

A report from Kate Bullock, chair of Glyndon Community Association’s Water Pipe Task Force

Date and Location

Construction will resume no later than March 28, and will likely begin prior to the 28th.  Work will begin on Central Avenue and the side streets between Central and Railroad.  Crews will start at the northern end of Central, at Butler, working their way south to the Albright/Central area.  Work hours will be from 8 AM – 4 PM.  For now, we
can assume that work in this section will take 2-3 months.

Safety Issues

I will be contacting the Franklin District, requesting that they resume patrols. I expect this section to be the most difficult in terms of traffic.  Please watch for cars using side streets as high speed cut throughs.  There will be delays for school buses, as well as school-bound and work bound traffic. Please talk to your children – they will need to be far more careful on the streets than they are used to being.

On-Street Parking

As of this writing, the County has no plan to prohibit on-street parking in work areas. However, you might want to consider finding another location for parking, to protect your vehicles.

Road Re-Paving

No road re-paving will occur until all construction work is complete.  I am projecting that construction will not be complete until the fall of 2011. There will be no curb-to-curb re-paving.  Sections disturbed for construction will be
re-dug and resurfaced.  At the same time, any curbs or sidewalks that have been disturbed for construction, will be repaired.

However…there is always a but…The State has mandated that Butler Road be repaved ASAP, so that they can keep their speeding traffic moving.  The repaving date for Butler is currently in negotiation, however, it is expected to start in late April or early May.

Where construction has already occurred, the patches have shown some winter wear.  Patches will not be repaired unless a significant danger is evident.

Fire Hydrants

One fire hydrant on Albright at Railroad, and one at Chatsworth and Railroad are leaking.  The County is aware of this.  The issue will not be addressed until the crews return, and then will have to be coordinated with the overall project. If anyone is aware of other leaking hydrants, please let me know.

As soon as additional information becomes available, I will provide updates to our new GCA President, John Morris, for dissemination to the Community.  In the interim, should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me at:

GlyndonWater@yahoo.com

Thank you for your continued patience,

Kate Bullock

Wine Shop, Pool, Pipes on February 9 Agenda

  • February 5, 2011 8:49 am

An Update from GCA President Gary Lenz

This is a reminder that the GCA Annual Meeting will be held this coming Wednesday, February 9, 2011, 7  PM. It will be held at the Glyndon Volunteer Fire Department.

The agenda will include:

  • President’s Report
  • Financial Review
  • Glyndon Water Pipe Update – George Boden,  Chief   Inspector Baltimore County;  Joe Culotta, Field Inspector
  • Meet Christina Ebmeier – new owner of Fine Wine Shop
  • Erik Smist – President, Glyndon Pool
  • Report of the Nominating Committee
  • Election of Officers and Board of Directors
  • Refreshments and Camaraderie

Please plan to be with us on Wednesday night.   This is your chance to find out what is happening in our community — items that affect all of us.  We want YOU to join us!

GCA DUES

If you have not yet paid your dues for 2011-2012, you may pay them at the meeting or send them to GCA,, P.O. Box 86, Glyndon, MD 21071-0086.

Have a great weekend. I am looking forward to seeing you on Wednesday evening.

Gary

Community Meets February 9

  • January 22, 2011 11:20 am

An Update from GCA president Gary Lenz:

The light snows we have had in the last week add a majestic glow to our wonderful neighborhood. The bone chilling temperatures are keeping folks indoors, except for the sledding children. When you venture out, be mindful of the ice caused by the snow and the cold. Below you will find information important to our community members.

GCA ANNUAL MEETING

The Annual meeting of the Glyndon Community Association will be held on Wednesday, February 9, 2011 beginning at 7 PM in the Glyndon Volunteer Fire Department. The notice of this meeting has gone out to all members. It is also posted at the Post Office bulletin board and at Santoni’s Market.

The agenda for this meeting includes the Election of Officers for 2011 – 2012, voting on an important change to the GCA Bylaws and much more. George Boden and Joe Culotta, the gentlemen from Baltimore County, who are instrumental in the Water Pipe Project will be with us. They will be able to update us on the Project and how it will proceed when work resumes in March. If you have any questions, George and Joe will answer them. We hope to see all of you on February 9th.

Now the commercial: Dues invoices for GCA went out the first week of January to all of our community. We invite you to renew your membership or join GCA, as many have already done. Send your check to GCA, P.O. Box 86, Glyndon, MD 21071. You may also pay at the Annual Meeting. Remember, you must be a currently paid member to vote at the meeting. We want you to join us.

IT’S THE LAW! CLEAR YOUR SIDEWALKS

This is a reminder that it is important that we clear our sidewalks after it snows. The sidewalks are used by our residents on a regular basis and it is important that these be clear to walk on. Below is the Baltimore County Law concerning the clearing of sidewalks. Within 24 hours after a snowfall, it is our job to clear our walks. If we have an elderly neighbor, or someone is out-of-town, it is nice to offer assistance, needless to say. Our residents do a good job in this regard, but a reminder is important to all of us.

§ 18-3-107. REMOVAL OF SNOW AND ICE.

(a) Required. Within 24 hours after the fall of any snow, each person or public institution occupying or using a residential, commercial, or industrial building in any manner or for any purpose shall remove and clear away, or cause to be removed and cleared away, the snow from the foot pavements fronting the respective houses, stores, shops, stables, houses of worship, lots occupied by any buildings, unoccupied buildings, and unoccupied lots that run along streets in the county.

(b) Manner of removal. In removing or clearing the snow, the person may not:

(1) Obstruct the passage of water in gutters along the street; or

(2) Throw the snow on the paved portion of the street.

(c) County may remove. If the person required to remove and clear snow under this section does not remove and clear the snow, the county may do so at the expense of the person.

(d) Expense a lien.

(1) If the person does not pay the expense incurred by the county for snow removal under this section, the expense shall be a lien on the property in the same manner as taxes, and shall be collected in the same manner provided by law for the collection of taxes.

(2) Charges and assessments imposed under this subsection are benefit charges and may not exceed a reasonable estimate of the special benefit conferred on the property.

(e) Removal of ice. The person required to remove and clear snow also shall keep ice and every type of obstruction out of the gutters leading to and off the pavements or sidewalks located in front or at the rear or sides of the same buildings.

(f) Penalty. In addition to the other remedies provided in this section, a person who fails to comply with this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and subject to a fine of $25 for each failure and an additional $25 for each day the obstruction continues.

(1988 Code, § 31-8) (Bill No. 3, 1990, § 2; Bill No. 66-01, § 2, 7-1-2004)

CARING AND SHARING

As you probably know, Eileen and Rich Wuerthele have moved from Glyndon, due to an occupational relocation. I am pleased to welcome the new residents of that property, Cassandra (CJ) and Alan Gulley. We welcome them to Glyndon and to the GCA, as they have already joined our Association. Please join me in welcoming CJ and Alan to our community.

If you know of anyone who is ill, has died, is moving, or has moved into Glyndon, please notify Vernene Rodgers Lenz, the chairperson of this committee. We want to include everyone but you are the ‘eyes and ears’ of the community.

THINK SUMMER! STINK BUGS??

It is not hard to remember the infestation of “stink bugs” that we had in our homes last summer. If you interested in more information on the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (how many of you knew this full name?), the University of Maryland Extension will be offering a 2 hour program on this critter and how to cope with it at the Carroll County Office on January 27, 2011. For more information contact the Carroll County Extension Office at 410-386-2760. Thank you to Meredith Wells for passing this along to us.

Enjoy the rest of the winter. Soon we will be receiving the flower and shrub catalogs in the mail which will mean that it will be time to think, “Spring.”

I hope to see you at the GCA Annual Meeting. We also look forward to seeing each other around our quaint Victorian community, where everyone says, “Hello!”

Please feel free to offer your volunteer help to GCA — just contact me! “The more hands, the merrier!” as the old expression states. GCA is YOUR organization, it works for YOU — it is not a clique for only a few — but, a membership driven Association. HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Sincerely,

Gary

Water Pipe Replacement Construction Halted Until March

  • January 8, 2011 2:52 pm

A report by Water Pipe Project Chairperson, Kate Bullock:

At the request of the Contractor, the County has agreed to temporarily stop construction work in Glyndon, until Mid-March.  Work will be completed on Railroad and Albright this week.  Work on Central will not begin until Mid-March.

All aspects of the construction project require the use of water.  Freezing temperatures not only interfere with work schedules, but create dangerous ice for both crews and the Community.

While no problems are anticipated, should residents or businesses on Butler, Railroad, or Albright, experience any problems with road patches or with their new connections, please contact me, or Joe Culotta.

I’ll see you in the spring thaw…

Kate Grace Bullock, Chair, Water Pipe Replacement, GCA, GlyndonWater@yahoo.com

Joe Culotta, Field Inspector, Baltimore County, 1-443-789-0539

Post Holiday Updates

  • January 8, 2011 2:10 pm

A report from GCA president Gary Lenz

Happy New Year!

I trust that you have  had a terrific, joyful and meaningful  holiday season.   We hope you were able to attend our GCA Community Tree Lighting, where we sang carols, turned on the lights and then witnessed the arrival of Santa outdoors, by our GCA trees, which were planted long ago, near the Glyndon Fire Department.  Visits with Santa, as well as singing and holiday goodies continued at Thomas’ Hair Salon, along with fun music.

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I also hope you were able to attend the Historic Glyndon Holiday Open House.  The carolers were terrific, if I do say so myself!! What a wonderful festive neighborhood gathering!

Hopefully,  you were able to visit the Train Garden at the Glyndon Volunteer Fire Department.  Everyone became a kid, once again,  when  witnessing the chugging trains and pretending to be an  engineer, by pushing the buttons!  It is a magical place and we thank the GVFD for the thousands of hours that have gone into this illuminating gigantic creative garden. Appreciation is extended to all of the community organizations and individuals who helped create this joyous Holiday Season for us.  On behalf of GCA, I thank every single one of you who played an integral part, whether ‘out in front’ or behind the scenes, to make the entire holiday season a magical and memorable time for multitudes.

Now, we get into the cold, winter “doldrums” as some call the upcoming months.  Here in Glyndon, there is always something going on so it does not get dull!  Please read the following information that may  affect you.

Christmas Tree Recycling

Starting on January 10, 2011, Baltimore County will be picking up Christmas Trees for recycling.  The trees must be placed curbside.  Tree pick up will be for approximately 2 weeks.  Trees must be placed curbside no later than January 15 to insure pick up.

Reisterstown Patch

Do you know there is a new on line news source in our area?  It is the Reisterstown Patch.  This is a daily email that is free and you can sign up for at www.reisterstownpatch.com. This quick read has information on the happenings in our area.  Check it out!

GCA Annual Meeting

Please mark your calendar.  The GCA Annual Meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 9, 2011 beginning at 7 PM.  The meeting will be held at the Glyndon Volunteer Fire Department Hall.  The agenda will include the election of the new GCA Board for 2011-2012, the annual report of the Treasurer,  report of the  Financial Records review, plus other business.  We anticipate a report from our County Representatives concerning the Water Pipe project with a tentative schedule for completion.  This is an advance notice of the meeting.  A formal notice will be forthcoming soon.  Please plan to join us!

GCA Annual Dues

Watch your mail for your dues notice for GCA  membership.  You should receive it with all pertinent information within the next week.  WE want you to renew or join us as we expect an exciting year in YOUR GCA!

Sharing and Caring

When we put up the lights on our community trees at the fire hall, one of our stalwart GCA Board members,who has been instrumental in this endeavor for years, Per Karlsen, had a tree needle inadvertently scratch his eye.  After several trips to the doctor, the scratch did not heal,    Per had surgery to repair the problem last week.  He is recuperating at home.  He would, I am sure, appreciate your cards or calls. Per is under great care from wife, Kim, the children, and their dog!  He expects a full recovery.

Did you know that one of our longest resident families, Jean and George Wroe,  had a fire in their home before Christmas?  The drier caught fire around 12:30 AM causing damage to the laundry area as well as smoke damage throughout much of the  house.  Smoke detectors alerted the residents to the problem. (Have you checked your smoke detectors lately?).  Repair work is ongoing, but life has returned to normal in the Wroe household.  We are thankful that damage was minor and the residents are fine.

If you know of someone moving out or into the community, of a serous illness, or a death, please tell us so we can appropriately share our caring within the village of Glyndon.

On behalf of the Officers and Directors of GCA, I want to thank you for your support in the past yea of 2010.  Yes, I do  anticipate a great 2011!

Happy New Year,

Gary