Baltimore County Digest

Baltimore County Digest

March 17, 2006

McIntire seeks change in review for tax credits

A Baltimore County councilman has proposed a change in the way the county reviews applications for property tax credits.

Currently, if the county does not approve a credit within 30 days of receiving an application, the application is denied. A bill by Councilman T. Bryan McIntire, a North County Republican, would require the county to respond with reasons for denial within 30 days, or the application would be automatically approved.

The county offers credits to people whose properties were damaged in Tropical Storm Isabel and to those who restore historic structures and properties in revitalization districts.

The County Council is to vote on the bill at its meeting Monday night.

Josh Mitchell

Senior centers

Art workshops will deal with grief

Art workshops, "We Love, Therefore We Remember," will be presented in six Baltimore County Senior Centers between March 24 and April 4.

The artwork produced will be included in a larger community exhibition in May, Anonymous Requiem II, at The Creative Alliance in Baltimore.

Participating locations are the Lansdowne, Rosedale, Liberty, Victory Villa, Reisterstown and Fleming senior centers. There is no cost for the workshops and supplies are provided, but Department of Aging programming manager Barbara Scher said participants are welcome to bring their own.

Space is limited, and registration is required. Registration can be completed at any participating centers, or by calling 410-887-3655.


History Day contests scheduled today

Middle school and high school students will take part in contests as part of Maryland History Day tomorrow at the Dundalk campus of the Community College of Baltimore County.

About 100 students are expected to be present for the district-level competition for National History Day. The students, from Baltimore City and Baltimore County public, private, parochial and home schools, will present projects on "Taking a Stand in History: People, Ideas, Events" to judges from 9 a.m. to noon. The contests will be in the Learning Resources Building, 7200 Sollers Point Road. Winners will advance to the state competition April 22.


Police chief to talk at MADD meeting

Chief Gary W. McLhinney of the Maryland Transportation Authority Police is scheduled to be guest speaker at the next meeting of the Northern Maryland chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving.

The meeting, which is open to the public, is 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Cockeysville Library.

Anti-crime grants

Applications for groups are available

Applications for Community Crime Prevention and Youth Activity Grants are available from the county Police Department.

Crime Prevention Grants are for Citizens on Patrol groups and other programs aimed at reducing crime. The grants cover the period from July 1 to June 30 next year.

Grants will only be made available for county residents and programs. Nonprofit groups, community organizations and individuals can apply. Last year, $100,000 was granted to 46 programs, police said.

An application packet is available from the department's Grants Management Team by calling 410-887-5637, police said. Completed applications must be returned by March 28.

Summer day camps

Activities for disabled to be offered

Summer day camps for young people with disabilities will be offered in 11 locations throughout the county this summer, operated by the county Department of Recreation and Parks and Office of Therapeutic Recreation Services, in cooperation with local community recreation councils.

The camps will operate for five weeks, July 3 to Aug. 4, Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Applications will be accepted through May 12, or until the camps are full.

Information: 410-887-5370.

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