Posted on June 19, 2018 by Admin
Updates regarding Monday evening's storm:
From Councilman David Marks: "We have arranged for the Towson Y to allow anyone without power to use their hot showers. Many thanks once again to the Y for their generosity. I will post any updates from BGE that I receive."
From the county: Towson neighborhoods are recovering this morning from yesterday's short-lived but severe thunderstorm that felled large tree branches, brought down power lines and left thousands without power.
The storm tore through Baltimore County around 5 p.m., following a National Weather Service severe thunderstorm warning, in effect until 5:30 p.m. The Towson area took the brunt of the storm; damage also was reported in Pikesville. Other areas of the county were impacted little, if at all.
The storm brought swirling winds and driving rains. In Towson, BCoFD crews responded to reports of fallen trees and branches that blocked roads, and several incidents involving trees that fell on houses.
The storm caused numerous power lines to fall across roadways. West Joppa Road remains closed this morning while BGE crews repair the lines. Motorists should avoid this area.
Some traffic lights in Towson remain out of service; motorists should use caution at these intersections.
At the height of the storm, 29,000 households were without power due to the weather. That number had dropped to about 4,000 this morning.
No injuries are reported.
Emergency Management officials said this storm illustrates how quickly summer thunderstorms can evolve into destructive events, and how difficult it is to predict exactly where such storms -- which can be isolated and small in scope -- will hit.
Be prepared at all times for power outages. Battery-powered flashlights and lanterns are a "must."
Maintain large trees, especially aging trees, to reduce the risk of fallen branches and uprooting.
Get indoors, if possible, when thunderstorms threatens and especially following a severe thunderstorm warning.
Motorists should never attempt to drive through standing water and, if possible, should pull over during violent storms such as yesterday's.
Avoid trees, water and landline phones to reduce the risk of electrocution and injury during a lightning strike.
Additional information about severe thunderstorms is available through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
Posted on June 13, 2018 by Admin
Hello, Sgt. Fink of your Towson Precinct Community Outreach Team with once again a reminder for All in Our Towson Communities to secure our property then securing our sheds, garages and vehicles to protect our personal property. Within the past week our Officers have taken several reports for Thefts from Autos and an Auto Theft from the Communities in the Charles St to Falls Rd area south of Bellona Ave while other Officers have taken reports of Burglaries of Sheds in neighborhoods off the lower section of York Rd. With both these Crimes vehicles and sheds were not locked, property of value was left in plain sight, within easy access once the person/s responsible opened the vehicle or shed door. Although these crimes were in two specific areas of Towson Precinct We all know from times past they can happen in any community of Towson thus I’m alerting all to get the word out to your family, friends and neighbors to always properly secure your valuables, your property. Our Detectives are actively investigating these incidents in attempt to identify persons responsible and recovery property. The Detectives are also identifying the majority of these crimes as ones of opportunity meaning those responsible are finding plenty of vehicles, sheds, garages unlocked with items of value within easy access. It doesn’t take those responsible long at all to open an unlocked door and take what they want. With the Spring and Summer months upon Us Bicycles, Lawn Equipment, outdoor items are popular things to take because they can be turned to quick cash so please put everything away when done with them then lock up tight the storage location on your property. Taking the proper steps to secure what belongs to you reduces your chances of being a victim of those going through our neighborhoods. Any time You see someone You know doesn’t belong in your neighborhood, entering your property or property of your neighbors, trying car doors or otherwise acting in a Suspicious Manner Call Us! Call 9-1-1 so our Officers can respond and investigate.
Thank You, Sgt. Stephen Fink, 2815 PC06 COT
Posted on June 12, 2018 by Admin
Our next monthly meeting of the Rodgers Forge Community Association will be at 7:00PM on June 13 at RF Elementary in the rec room, which is the door on the far-east part of the building, closest to the fields and Dumbarton Middle. All RF residents are welcome to attend. There is a chance this meeting will be rescheduled; if it is, this post will be updated.
Posted on May 26, 2018 by Admin
The RFCA Annual Picnic is Saturday, June 9, 2018 from 4pm – 7pm at the Tot Lot. All Rodgers Forge residents are invited!
(Rain date 6/10, 4pm-7pm)
Kooper’s Chowhound* – voted Baltimore Magazine’s Best Burger
$10 Build Your Own Burger (beef, turkey, or veggie), fries & drink
$5 chicken tenders or hot dog, fries & drink
Prigel Family Creamery*– voted Baltimore Magazine’s Best Ice Cream
$3 child size
$4 regular size
$5 soda floats
Commemorative cups for sale at the Membership Table
* Cash and Credit Cards for all of the above
You are also welcome to BYO food.
EVENTS & ACTIVITIES
Double Inflatable Slide for young residents
Giant Inflatable Slide for daredevils of any age
Children’s Alley Art Gallery
Contests: Watermelon Eating & NEW Teen Selfie Scavenger Hunt**
Races: Sack & Spoon
Games: Giant Jenga, Giant Kerplunk, Sponge Toss
Face Painting, Bubbles, and more!
Baltimore County Fire Department
Baltimore County Police Department
Senator Jim Brochin
Delegate Steve Lafferty
Councilman David Marks
Tables and Chairs
Contact picnic organizer Karen Rodriguez at RFCATreasurer@gmail.com to volunteer to help set up, manage games, clean up, and other opportunities. BCPS Students can earn Service Learning Hours for their time.
Posted on May 18, 2018 by Admin
We just got word from Councilman David Marks that we will be getting a left-turn arrow from eastbound Regester Avenue onto northbound York Road (next to the Starbucks). No installation date set yet.
Posted on May 18, 2018 by Admin
The position of some of the lights at Dumbarton Middle School's parking lot have been shining toward residents' homes, and we received word today from BCPS and Councilman David Marks that the lights have been adjusted so that they will not shine toward residents' homes.
Posted on May 11, 2018 by Admin
If you missed the RFCA meeting at which we learned more about the next phase of BGE's pipeline project, here is video
of the presentation.
Posted on May 11, 2018 by Admin
For those of you who want to learn more about TU's plans for the fields near Stanmore, here is a video
of their presentation at the RFCA meeting earlier this week. (BGE also spoke about the pipeline project, and we will post that video later.)
Posted on May 7, 2018 by Admin
Representatives from BGE's Operation Pipeline will be at the next board meeting (7PM on May 9 at Dumbarton Middle) to provide updates to the next stage of the process. See map below.
And, the 2018 State Budget includes $3 million for new athletic fields at Towson University. One field located adjacent to Rodgers Forge homes will be converted from natural grass to synthetic turf. The field situated between the softball fields and tennis courts will be used for field hockey and other athletics after conversion. Representatives from Towson University will also attend the May 9 meeting to share plans and entertain questions regarding this project.
Again, please note the meeting will be held at DUMBARTON MIDDLE SCHOOL at 7pm on May 9. All RF residents are welcome to attend.
Posted on May 1, 2018 by Admin
Hey Rodgers Forgians: We have created a neighborhood Teen Selfie Scavenger Hunt for the RFCA Annual Picnic, which is Saturday, June 9 from 4-7p.
Participants must have a phone (or other device capable of taking selfies) and the ability to run around the neighborhood in search of the items on the list.
Prizes will be awarded to the team that gets the most items on the list within 1 hour.
For more information or questions, contact Karen Rodriguez at RFCATreasurer@gmail.com.