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Posted on July 27, 2017 by Admin
If you would like to run for a seat on the Rodgers Forge board, please click here for more information and for the nomination form.
 
We are always looking for residents who would like to help support our great neighborhood! 
Posted on July 13, 2017 by Admin
By-law amendments were adopted at last night's board meeting that alter the date of the Annual Meeting and the deadlines for candidate nominations. Online voting was also approved.
 
The Annual Meetings will now be held on the first Wednesday in October (instead of the second Wednesday in September). 
 
The deadline to submit a nomination is now Sept. 15 (instead of mid July).
 
The deadline to submit candidate info to be included in the printed and online newsletter is Aug. 15 (inclusion in newsletter is not a requirement for candidates; it is optional). 
 
Candidate bios/statements will also be posted on the RFCA website and official social media platforms, such as Facebook. The deadline to submit bios/statements for online posting is two days before online voting begins. 
 
Online voting will take place for one week immediately prior to the Annual Meeting, Monday to Monday. For instance, the next Annual Meeting will be held on Oct. 4, 2017. Online voting will therefore be open from Sept. 25 to Oct. 2.
 
Paper ballots will still be accepted in person at the Annual Meeting, and the online and paper ballots will be combined for final tallies. The online vote totals will not be shared ahead of the Annual Meeting. 
 
Another proposed amendment that would allow residents to vote in the election even if they haven't paid dues was postponed to allow time to investigate questions regarding the legal implications of this change. 
 
The amendments can be viewed here
Posted on July 12, 2017 by Admin
Tonight's RFCA meeting will be at 7pm at Woodbrook Baptist, 25 Stevenson Lane. 
Posted on July 5, 2017 by Admin
BGE just sent the RFCA a Q&A regarding its work on Brandon and Stanmore, based on questions they've been receiving. BGE says: 
 
When will the project start on Brandon Road?
Work on Brandon Rd will begin in about 2-3 weeks. Crew will post no parking signs 48 hour in advance and will post a door hanger a few days in advance. Installing the main will take them about 2-4 weeks.
 
What will be involved with the project, i.e. digging up road, replacement of gas lines, etc.?
Crew will be digging up the road to install a new gas main. They will also install a new service lines that supply gas to the customer homes.
 
Will our cars have to be moved just during the day during work hours?
Yes cars will have to be moved during the daytime working hours. From 7am-5pm. If cars are still parked after 9amthey are at risk of being towed to another location in the neighborhood not a tow yard.
 
How long will the project take on Brandon Road?
Installing the main will take 2-4 weeks.  Services are based on customer responses.
 
Is there a cost for this passed on to us?
Customer pay the current MDPSC STRIDE rate base on their monthly bill this cost does not exceed $2.00 a month.
 
You can see a map of the affected area here: 
 
More info is here: 
410-470-7700
OperationPipeline@BGE.com
Posted on July 2, 2017 by Admin
Baltimore County posted this notice on its website on June 28: 
 
Dear Baltimore County Taxpayers:
 
Baltimore County Government has detected system-generated errors in tax bills that will arrive in the next few days. Please disregard those bills, but note that these errors may not affect every property tax bill.
The County is working diligently to correct the errors and will reprint all property tax bills with revised information as necessary. The revised printing and mailing process will take up to four weeks. Baltimore County will extend its discount for those who pay their tax bills in July through August due to the errors. 
We apologize for this inconvenience.
 
Sincerely,
 
Keith Dorsey
Director, Office of Budget and Finance
Posted on June 28, 2017 by Admin
The attached by-law amendments will be considered at the July meeting of the Rodgers Forge Board of Governors at 7pm on July 12 at Woodbrook Baptist, 25 Stevenson Lane. Residents' feedback beforehand or at the meeting is welcome. (Only board members may vote on the changes.) If adopted, the annual meeting/election would be moved from September to October; dues would not need to be paid in order to vote; the deadline to nominate oneself for a seat would be extended; and online voting would be allowed in addition to paper ballots at the annual meeting. 
Posted on June 21, 2017 by Admin
If you’d like to run for a seat on the Rodgers Forge Board of Governors, the deadline to submit your nomination is July 14. We’re always looking for fresh faces and folks that will make our board stronger. If you would like to be considered for this year's election, please email your name and phone number to Melissa Tillman, head of the nominating committee, at melissamtillman@comcast.net by July 14. She will then get you all the information you need for the formal submission. 
 
Note: The board has formed a by-law committee to look at moving the election and annual meeting from September to October; extending the deadline for nomination submissions; removing the requirement that people pay dues in order to vote; allowing secure and secret voting via email in addition to in-person voting; and making it easier for the board to vote on issues via email while increasing transparency. We will vote on any recommended changes at the July 12 board meeting, which means the deadline for nominations might change. But to be safe, if you’re interested, be sure to apply by July 14!
Posted on September 13, 2016 by Admin
During the August Board meeting, several homeowners and residents who live along the eastern perimeter of Dumbarton Middle School raised concerns about construction vehicles and teacher parking overflowing into the public streets surrounding the school.
 
At almost the same time, it was brought to our attention that several specimen trees on the Dumbarton property had heavy construction boxes and material placed on their root circle, potentially jeopardizing the long term health of the trees. Due to their familiarity with trees, I chose to reach out to the members of our sub-committee, Tree Rodgers Forge to take the lead on interacting with BCPS on the specific topic of the specimen trees.
These two concerns were then addressed by myself and Mr Stephen Parson of Tree Rodgers Forge during a meeting with the principal of Dumbarton Middle School, representatives from BCPS, and Councilman David Marks.
During the meeting, additional concerns by the principal about off-leash pets on the school property, in particular during the school day came to light.
 
And since the meeting, community concerns of heavy construction vehicles operating on and near the school campus as early as 5:30am, and not in accordance with the contracted start time of no earlier then 7:00am have arisen. This issue was also brought to the attention of BCPS and Principal Harris.
 
The following is her reply to these issues, quoted in its entirety:
 
                                       
Hello John and Stephen,
 
Thank you for your patience as I worked with the various BCPS offices to gather this information. Here are some updates for you:
 
1. Arborist Report: Attached is the arborist report that was provided to me. It is also posted on our website. There is a Renovations Information/Update link on our website where we will post further information as we receive it.  —  Arborist Report
 
2. Early Morning Truck noise: I was assured it was only that one day as they wanted to move the container off of the tree root area before school began that day. Please let me know if there are future concerns.
 
3. Parking: Construction personnel have been instructed to use the lot behind our building off the alley (where their staging area is) and they can use the back lot behind the Dumbarton House. Since we met two weeks ago, we have also opened up additional parking for them along the fence near the back fields which provides additional spaces.
 
4. Dog Walking During the School Day: It is essential that our property is conducive to learning throughout the school day. This year we are taking classes outside more than in the past to use the grassy areas, tennis courts and other parts of the campus. In addition, Pride Park (modular classrooms behind the building) holds 7 classes of students who need to exit and enter the building each day. We would like to remind our neighbors that dogs need to remain off our property during the school day and be leashed at all times. Our School Resource Officer has been talking with neighbors who are on our property during the day to remind them of this request. This is a safety issue for our students and we appreciate your assistance with this matter.
 
5. Renovations Phasing: currently the new office area if being built and the music wing and the activity rooms are being renovated. We are awaiting other updates regarding phasing and once we receive it we will post it to our website.
 
Thank you for working together as we are very excited about the improvements being made to our school during this renovations process. Please let me know if I can be of assistance as we move forward. Have a great day
 
Susan E Harris
Principal
Dumbarton Middle School
Sharris2@bcps.org
410-887-3176