There will be a GCA General Meeting on Wed. August 7th, 2013 from 7 – 8:30 pm at the Glyndon Fire Hall. The agenda is as follows:
I. Call Meeting to Order
II . Introductions
III. Treasurers Report – Gary Lenz
IV. Current Business
– Associate Member Vote – Quorum missing from May meeting
– Upcoming Events
- Dinner in Glyndon Station Park – 5:30 to 7:00 pm
- Sunday August 18th
- Sunday September 22nd
- Halloween Party – Emory Grove Hotel – Date TBD
– Police Update – Andy MacLellan
– Graffiti on Railroad Avenue
– ROG update – Gary Lenz
– Non Compliant Signage
– Glyndon VFD – Richard Stem
– Obrecht Vacancies – Barretts Grill Hunt Valley / Local Vendor
– Glyndon Post Office
– HGI Update
– Glyndonmd.us Web Site
– Email address updates
– GCA new member recruitment
V. New Business
See you there.
Signs in Glyndon have been an age old problem. Most likely as old as the town itself. In, 1860 the Western Maryland Railroad made access to this part of the county where Glyndon is now located and created the birth of our town. Soon people realized that this was a great place to escape the city heat and cottages and houses began to spring up. The founding of Glyndon occurred when Dr. Charles A. Leas in 1871 helped promote the town and the vacation industry. ( see Wikipedia, Glyndon Maryland for more information) People would migrate north on the railroad to come here for the summer. Local residents would advertise with signs in front of their property for rooms and food. The sign issues are stated below:
The Growth of Glyndon – published in The Baltimore American on Sept. 19th, 1897
” The beauty of some of the avenues is spoiled by signs stuck out on the lawns and pasted on the fences stating that boarding can be secured inside, and that meals are furnished to travelers”. The full article can be seen in Dr. Jay Toth’s waiting room in the old Glyndon Bank.
Glyndon is no longer a vacation spot but signs are a continuing issue in Glyndon. Current Baltimore County Code allows for temporary signs for up to 60 days with a permit per calendar year. A frame signs are not permitted. Volunteer Fire Departments have exemptions. We are addressing the current violation in town.
There has been an increasing amount of graffiti showing up on Railroad Avenue. The county was called on Friday 7/26/2013 to report the stop signs that have been painted. They will replace the stop signs. Unfortunately the graffiti on private property will need to be cleaned up by the property owner. Please keep your eyes open especially during the night hours and report suspicious activity to the Baltimore County Police Department.
Join us for another great Dinner in the Park from 5:30 pm until 7:00 pm on
- Sunday July 21st
- Sunday August 18th and
- Sunday September 22nd.
Bring your family, friends and dinner to enjoy with your neighbors. You can also bring games and find friendly competition at the park. GCA and HGI will provide Drinks and Desert.
Join us for our annual 4th of July Parade. Parade begins on Albright Avenue at 1o am. Get out your Red, White and Blue, decorate bicycles, wagons, tractors, carriages, skateboards and come for the celebration. After the parade join us for the celebration,cookies and drink. Special Thanks to Bud Piccirilli and David Hughes for the flags that keep appearing on Glyndon streets. What a great touch.
Join us at the Glyndon Volunteer Fire Department for our Spring General Meeting. The agenda is as follows:
Call Meeting to Order2. Introductions3. Current Business– Associate Member Vote– Upcoming Events– Glyndon Station Park– Glyndon VFD– Obrecht Vacancies– Glyndon Post Office– HGI collaboration– HGI Clean up of RR Avenue– Glyndonmd.us Web Site– BGE Tree Program4. New Business5 Adjourn