Baltimore County Digest

Baltimore County Digest

July 27, 2006

Two projects awarded rehabilitation grants

Grants have been awarded for two projects to rehabilitate historic properties in Baltimore County, according to an announcement from the state Department of Planning.

A project by Charles L. Wagandt LLC at the Oella Community Hall is to receive $200,000 under the state's Rehabilitation Tax Credit Program, according to the announcement. A $30,000 grant also has been awarded for a project by K & B Properties at the Wicks House, a historic landmark on Lennox Avenue in East Towson.

The awards are among more than $20 million in grants for historic preservation and rehabilitation projects in Maryland, according to the planning department.

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Islamic Society hosts political forums

The Islamic Society of Baltimore will sponsor two political forums, one Saturday and another Aug. 5, for residents to meet candidates running for statewide and county offices.

The forums, to be held in partnership with west and southwest Baltimore County community associations, will be held at the Islamic Society of Baltimore, 6633 Johnnycake Road.

The forum for statewide candidates will be held from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Invited candidates include those running for governor, lieutenant governor, comptroller, attorney general, U.S. senator and U.S. representative.

The forum for candidates for countywide office will be held from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 5. Invited candidates include those running for state senator, state delegate, county executive, county council, judges of the Circuit Court, state's attorney, clerk of the Circuit Court, register of wills, judges of the Orphan's Court, and sheriff.

Information: 410-747-7366.


Girl Scouts present Safety Day

The Girl Scouts of Central Maryland Cadet Troop 1195 is hosting a Community Safety Day for residents of northern Baltimore County from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Jacksonville Fire Co., 3500 Sweet Air Road, Phoenix.

The event, which is free, is being held in conjunction with the Jacksonville Volunteer Fire Co. and Cockeysville police. Pit beef and bake sale items will be available, with proceeds benefiting the fire company.

State police will demonstrate seat belt safety. The medevac helicopter, the county Fire Safety simulation trailer and Project 54, a new voice-activated police vehicle, will be on hand. A representative from the Department of Homeland Security will give a disaster preparedness presentation.

Members of Troop 1195 will have several displays, including those covering Internet safety, safety in and around the home, crime trends in the north county area, and a Stay-Safe video presentation for children. The program is part of the troop's Silver Award requirement.


Home Depot opens on Liberty Road

Baltimore County officials yesterday marked the opening of a big-box hardware store in Randallstown as an economic development milestone for the Liberty Road commercial corridor.

The new Home Depot at Brenbrook Plaza fills the long-vacant site of a former Kmart. Since 2002, more than $95 million has been invested in the area's businesses, county officials said.

Other projects include: renovations at Northwest Hospital; a planned, $13 million Randallstown Community Center; Liberty Plaza renovations, including a new Wal-Mart; renovation at Marriottsville and Kings Point shopping centers and new tenants at Liberty Court Shopping Center.

Because the Liberty Road area is one of the county's 13 commercial revitalization districts, businesses and commercial property owners there are eligible for tax credits and loans for upgrades.

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