Posted on January 25, 2020 by Admin
The Towson Police and Community Relations Council (PCRC) will hold a monthly public meeting on Tuesday, January 28th, 2020, at 7 PM in the Police Community Resource Center - 1055 Taylor Ave. The main topic of discussion will be the prevention of unruly behavior by juveniles outside of Towson Town Center and Towson Square. Precinct Captain Chemelli and Officer Tilghman will attend. Location info: https://bit.ly/2TU6bsW
Posted on January 25, 2020 by Admin
When it rain it pours! A few hiccups but we are finally seeing movement in all our communications.
As of now everyone should have received their first newsletter of the year! Yay! Please thoroughly enjoy reading it...I know I did. Spring and the March Newsletter will be on your doorstep sooner than you think.
We had initially planned to have the Directory printed and delivered over the summer. But we decided to hold off until spring so we can make some much needed updates as well as run it through QA to verify and document all bylaw changes since 2013. Our hope is to have it out in the spring.
Residents are still receiving returned mail so I have taken a block of time off work to run back over to the PO and figure this out. Stay tuned!
Update: Post Office assures me the issue is resolved and we should not encounter any additional problems at this point. A few of you may still receive your check back from September or early October if they were rejected by the local branch during the mystery issue. If your membership is returned, please let me know so we can assist. Thanks!
Finally, thank you all for the continued support and patience. When I was speaking to the manager at Wells, he said it would not be an issue to continue using your 2019 membership card through January. The new key cards should arrive direct from the printer in an envelope with a Membership letter than outlines all the things your dues support as well as the numerous discounts membership offers.
Thank you all so much!
Posted on July 30, 2019 by Admin
The following amendment will be voted on at the Aug. 14, 2019, meeting, location of which is TBD.
VI. COMMITTEES (Revision 2013-0003)
E. The Newsletter/Website Committee (Revision 2013-005)
1. The purpose of the Newsletter/Website is to facilitate communications within the Rodgers Forge Community, and to promote community activities.
a. Publish and deliver at least bi-monthly, to each home within the community a physical newsletter of community news and activities. The frequency of publication of the newsletter must at a minimum be adequate to meet all Community notification requirements.
Annually publish Publish the Rodgers Forge Directory annually or every other year with an updated list of all households, and as may be available names and phone numbers. The Directory may also contain items or documents of interest to the Community.
The purpose of this amendment is to allow the directory to be published every other year instead of every year.
Comments about this amendment should be submitted to email@example.com.
Posted on July 26, 2019 by Admin
We hope you will consider running for a seat on the Rodgers Forge board. It’s a great way to meet your neighbors and serve your community. Rodgers Forge Inc. celebrates the diverse voices of our neighbors and encourages involvement by all.
Candidates are offered the opportunity to publish a short statement (up to 150 words) in the newsletter regarding their candidacy. The deadline to turn in the statements is August 15. The deadline to submit your name for the election is September 15. (You may submit your name between August 16 and September 15, but you won’t be included in the newsletter.)
Online voting, if there are more candidates than open seats, will take place from September 23-30. The annual meeting will be held at 7:00pm on Wednesday, October 2 at RF Elementary. Paper ballots will be accepted at the annual meeting for those who prefer to not vote online.
Posted on July 10, 2019 by Admin
For anyone whose interested in attending tonight's meeting of the Rodgers Forge Community Association, we'll be gathering at the Woodbrook Baptist Church, 25 Stevenson Lane. Our standard meeting time is 7pm. Parking is in the front of the church.
Hope to see you there!
Posted on June 4, 2019 by Admin
Principal Harris of DMS was kind enough to send this info along so that if you see lots of emergency vehicles at the school on Friday, you won't need to worry:
Dumbarton Middle’s Thin Blue Line Lunch Bunch to host end of year celebration Group, founded by School Resource Officer, supports students interested in becoming first responders
What: Earlier this school year, Ofc. J.J. Ballard, the school resource officer at Dumbarton Middle School, created a ‘lunch bunch’ for students interested in careers in law enforcement, firefighting, and emergency medical services. First responders are invited to participate in the group’s end-of-year celebration and to share their experiences with students.
When: Friday, June 7, from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Where: Dumbarton Middle School
Background: In October, Ofc. Ballard started the Thin Blue Line Lunch Bunch at Dumbarton Middle to give students an opportunity to learn more about law enforcement. The groups are held on the first Friday of each month during all three lunch shifts and are open to all students. As students’ questions and the size of the group grew, Ofc. Ballard began inviting in others to speak, including Ofc. Hippensteel from the CRASH team and Ofc. Tilghman from the Police Explorer program. The Lunch Bunch began with just three students and now has more than 60 members. Students bring their own lunches, but Ofc. Ballard provides additional snacks, with some funding from the Fraternal Order of Police, and the Towson Police Community Relations Council.
Posted on April 24, 2019 by Admin
Here are two amendments to the by-laws that will be on the May 8, 2019, agenda:
1. Revise guidelines to include: "Dormers: Allowed in back of house; dimensions, style, and materials must be approved by the RFCA architecture committee in advance." The purpose of this amendment is to clearly state our approval of dormers such that they are not exceptions to the rule, and to allow residents to expand the use of their homes.
A. The management of The Rodgers Forge Community, Inc., shall be by the Board of Governors of The Rodgers Forge Community, Inc. (hereinafter “Board”.)
B. Board of Governors - General (Revision 2013-0006)
1. Size: the Board shall be composed of not fewer than twelve, nor more than twenty-three Board Members, as may be set from time to time by the Board of Governors.
2. Eligibility: To be eligible to serve on the Board, a person must be a current Member, as defined in paragraph III.
3. Participation: All elected board members must serve on at least one committee, attend a minimum of 7 meetings per fiscal year, and support the RFC, Inc.’s Mission Statement (Appendix A) and Conduct of Board Members Statement (Appendix B). PROPOSED ADDITION: All board members must participate annually in at least one of the three major events hosted by the RFCA: Dumpster Day, Egg Hunt, Picnic. This requirement may be waived, at the president's discretion, for members who have labor-intensive roles.
The purpose of this amendment is to make sure that events are supported by all board members and that the work does not fall on a small number of members.
Residents who want to share their thoughts on the proposed changes can contact firstname.lastname@example.org or attend the meeting, 7pm at RFES cafeteria.
Posted on April 22, 2019 by Admin
We are delighted to announce that two residents have put their names forward to be appointed to seats on the board:
Stephanie Brizee and her husband participate in numerous civic activities and are dedicated to the Rodgers Forge community. They live at the corner of Hopkins and Pinehurst. In her prior neighborhood in Silver Spring, Maryland, Stephanie served as Vice President of the HOA where she led initiatives to create a landscaping system that more effectively met the needs of the community. She also led an effort with the HOA's architect committee that supported the community's Victorian style and charm while also updating options for construction material. As a historian by training and someone who is experienced with government contracts, she was able to preserve the historic look of the neighborhood and ensure that homeowners could easily maintain and upgrade their homes. Stephanie has been in the community since 2017 and looks forward to joining the RFCA and contributing to our wonderful community.
Michael Macsherry says: Rodgers Forge is a great place to live and raise a family and I want to help keep it that way. When I tell people that I live in Rodgers Forge I usually get something along the lines of "the most successful housing development in Baltimore County," and "great place to raise kids," and "Oh, I used to live there." I really enjoy the historic elements of Rodgers Forge. I appreciate a more traditional look to the houses. I hope to see the collective value of our homes continue to increase and I think that the architectural guidelines help to ensure this. I am a father of 3. I grew up on Blackburn Court, off of Gittings Ave, and attended RFES and DMS. I currently live on Murdock and my oldest child attends RFES. My younger two, who are boy/girl twins, will follow in 2 years. I coach soccer, basketball, and lacrosse at TRC. I've been a Rodgers Forge Resident for almost 6 years.
Posted on April 8, 2019 by Admin
The RFCA is hosting Dumpster Day on April 13 at RFES parking lot. Starts at 8am (no early entry!) and ends at noon or when the cans are full, whichever comes first. RAIN OR SHINE EVENT
This year, no donations of household goods (clothing, toys, etc.) so we advise that you instead take your donations to the nearby Goodwill or Salvation Army, etc.
There is no cost to participate. If you’re not a member of the RFCA, you can join at Dumpster Day with a check, cash, or credit card.
The following is not accepted at Dumpster Day:
Acid, chemicals, solvents
Auto liquids (oil, gas, antifreeze, etc.)
Drugs (prescribed, over-the-counter, etc.)
Electronics- TVs, computers, monitors etc.
Mercury (thermometers, etc.)
BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE! The Loading Dock will also be on hand and a list of their YAYs and NAYs:
Appliances - 5 years old or less
Cabinetry - kitchen/bath sets and singles
Flooring - ceramic, wood,
new carpet and linoleum
Lighting and Ceiling Fans
Lumber, Plywood, & Moulding - over 4ft, no nails
Plumbing - toilets, sinks, tubs, radiators
Roofing - rolled roofing, shingles, gutters and downspouts
Windows - thermal pane
TLD does not accept paint, hazardous materials or used carpeting. TLD staff has the right to refuse donations due to condition, safety or available warehouse space.
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Posted on March 27, 2019 by Admin
From Councilman David Marks: Last night, there was an armed carjacking in the 200 block of Stanmore Road where the victim was approached by two male suspects as she was sitting in her car in her driveway. The one suspect pointed a gun at her, demanded her money, and then the keys to the car. She handed over her purse and the one suspect fled. The suspect with the gun then stole her vehicle.
Following a pursuit by police, officers lost sight of the vehicle at The Alameda and Woodburne Avenue in Baltimore City. The vehicle was then recovered on Winston Avenue in Baltimore City. The vehicle will be towed to Police Headquarters on Monday. The police are actively investigating the site of the carjacking and following all leads.
There will be an additional presence in Rodgers Forge and I have personally spoken to the Towson precinct captain. I appreciate all the work he and his officers are providing.
This is obviously a very difficult and alarming situation, and my prayers go out to the victim and her family. I will let you know of any developments.