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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. 
 
2. 
IV. GOVERNANCE 
 
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 board@rodgersforge.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

Asbestos

Asphalt

Auto liquids (oil, gas, antifreeze, etc.)

Automobile parts

Computers

Concrete, rubble

Cooking oil

Drugs (prescribed, over-the-counter, etc.)

Electronics- TVs, computers, monitors etc.

Hazardous waste

Fluorescent lightbulbs

Mercury (thermometers, etc.)

Monitors

Needles

Paint cans

Pesticides

Poison

Rechargeable batteries

Sand

Tree stumps

TVs

For more info contact the Bureau of Solid Waste Management at 410-887-2000 (Monday – Friday from 7:30am – 4:00pm) or visit them online: https://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/Agencies/publicworks/solid_waste/hhw/acceptedmaterials.html
 
BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE! The Loading Dock will also be on hand and a list of their YAYs and NAYs:
 
YAY
Appliances - 5 years old or less 
Cabinetry - kitchen/bath sets and singles 
Doors 
Garden Supplies 
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 
Tools 
Windows - thermal pane
 
NAY
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.
Attached is a photo with more details.
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.
Posted on January 18, 2019 by Admin
JAN. 19 IS LAST DAY TO PUT OUT CHRISTMAS TREES. PUT THEM WHERE TRASH IS COLLECTED. The collection of live Christmas trees for recycling in Baltimore County will take place over a two-week period, beginning Monday, January 14, 2019. Because Christmas tree collection dates will vary from place to place, residents must have trees set out no later than Saturday, January 19 to ensure collection. Residents must place trees out for pick-up at the same location where they would normally place trash and recycling for collection. In addition, residents must follow these rules when placing their Christmas trees out to be recycled: Only set out live (not artificial) trees. Set out the tree only (no lights, decorations, tinsel, bags, tree stands, etc.). Baltimore County residents who live in an apartment or condominium should follow their property manager’s rules when recycling their Christmas trees. Residents with questions may visit the Bureau of Solid Waste Management website or call 410-887-2000. (Front yard collection only if that's where your trash is collected.)
Posted on January 12, 2019 by Admin
If you paid your 2019 dues but haven't yet received your member card (for discounts at local shops), please contact membership@rodgersforge.org and one of our volunteers will deliver it ASAP. Please include your first and last name and your home address. If you haven't paid your dues yet, it's not too late! 
Posted on November 29, 2018 by Admin
At the next RFCA meeting, Dec. 12 at 7pm, the board will vote on whether to include the following materials in the list of approved roofing materials: 
Certainteed Landmark Premium and Landmark Pro
Certainteed Highland Slate
Certainteed Belmont
GAF Timberline Ultra HD
GAF Slateline
GAF TruSlate
 
All residents are welcome to attend the meetings. Meeting will be at the RFES cafeteria. 

 
Posted on September 25, 2018 by Admin
A representative from the county's rat-prevention department will be at the Rodgers Forge annual meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 3 at 7pm in the RFES cafeteria. We'll hear about what residents can do to help avoid rats, and what the county's rat eradication program is all about and whether it's something our neighborhood should pursue. 
 
All RF residents are welcome to attend. There will also be a brief "State of the Forge" update on other issues in the neighborhood, and an election by acclamation (there are no contested seats so everyone running for the board will be installed). 
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