Baltimore County Digest

BALTIMORE COUNTY DIGEST

December 12, 2006

Council will discuss 2 development plans

The Baltimore County Council is scheduled to discuss today legislation designed to allow redevelopment plans to move forward in Towson and Dundalk.

One bill would change the zoning of about 10 acres between Burke and Susquehanna avenues in Towson to allow the construction of 160 residential units as part of the Towson Manor Village project.

Plans by the developer, the Bozzuto Group, call for a mix of single-family houses, apartments and townhouses.

The project has the support of the community and County Councilman Vincent J. Gardina, who has proposed the zoning change.

A second piece of legislation would authorize the government's purchase of two apartment buildings in Dundalk that were part of the troubled Yorkway complex.

With council approval, the administration would pay $600,000 to property owner Brijdeo Shivnarain for the buildings, in the 2500 block of Yorkway.

Once all of the apartment buildings are purchased, the county plans to sell the site to a developer for new housing.

The council is scheduled to discuss the legislation at a 2 p.m. work session in the Plum Room on the second floor at the County Court House, 400 Washington Ave. in Towson.

Josh Mitchell

Dundalk

CCBC to host elementary pupils

The Community College of Baltimore County will host pupils from Norwood Elementary School at 9:45 a.m. Friday in the Bookstore Lobby of the K Building on the Dundalk campus at 7200 Sollers Point Road.

The Norwood Sopranos will sing and perform line dancing.

Eric Washington, the community college admissions counselor, said: "Norwood is bringing this program to the college to encourage faculty and staff to serve as mentors to the students."

Three students will read their essays on Norwood's mentorship program and request CCBC's participation and support.

Information: 410-285-9878.

Christmas Day

Two senior centers to serve meals

Two Baltimore County senior centers will be open from 11:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. Christmas Day, with a holiday meal served at 12:30 p.m.

The two centers are: Catonsville Senior Center, 501 N. Rolling Road (410-887-0900); and Essex Senior Center, 600 Dorsey Ave. (410-887-0267).

Reservations are required by Friday.

For more information, call one of the centers or 410-887-2594.

Catonsville

Republican club will meet Thursday

The Patapsco Valley Republican Club will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at 106 Bloomsbury Ave. (formerly Catonsville Junior High School) in Room 118.

The club will also celebrate its annual Christmas/holiday party.

Information: www.patapscovalleygop.org or Harry Korrell at 410-747-7480.

CCBC

Registration continuing until Jan. 1

Registration for classes at the Community College of Baltimore County is under way and will continue until Jan. 1.

CCBC courses can be found online at www.ccbcmd. edu/schedule.

The Web site also includes tuition information and financial-aid resources.

Students can register online, in person or by phone.

They also can contact the registration department at the three campuses: Catonsville, 410-455-4555; Dundalk, 410-285-9668; or Essex, 410-780-6363.

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