Posted on October 12, 2017 by Admin
The RFCA has formally requested a left-turn arrow from eastbound Regester onto northbound York Road. The SHA is doing a study of the intersection, the results of which will be available within 90 days. We will keep you posted.
Posted on September 28, 2017 by Admin
It's the last RFCA movie night of the year: Grab a blanket or chairs and come watch "ET" with your neighbors. Movie starts when it gets dark, around 7:00 PM. Miss Twist will be there selling ice cream; she takes cash or credit cards.
Thanks to our dues-paying members who make things like this possible! Haven't paid your 2018 dues yet? If you pay by Oct. 1 you'll be entered to win a $50 gift card to Wells Discount Liquor!
Posted on September 20, 2017 by Admin
We hope you'll attend the Rodgers Forge Annual Meeting at 7:00 PM on Oct. 4 at Rodgers Forge Elementary.
You'll get an update on what's happened in the neighborhood over the past year, and you'll also have a chance to share your thoughts with your neighbors and the board.
Joining us at the meeting will be Sen. Jim Brochin, Del. Steve Lafferty, and Councilman David Marks. They will each share legislative news and take questions from residents.
UPDATE: Steve Prumo, head of the New in '22 group that is advocating for a new Towson High building, will also be at the meeting in the second half to discuss plans.
As for the election of board members, there are 12 vacancies to fill in this year's election and 11 candidates, meaning there are no contested seats. Because of that, at the meeting we will vote on whether the 11 people may be installed by acclamation, meaning the Members in attendance will be asked to allow the candidates to sit on the board without a formal vote by paper ballot. This has been a common practice in past RFCA elections.
If for some reason that is not approved by the Membership, we will have a paper ballot vote. But the outcome would be the same with a paper ballot, as any candidate receiving at least one vote would win a seat on the board.
The upcoming newsletter has bios of all the candidates.
Posted on September 15, 2017 by Admin
The Baltimore Sun has published and article and an editorial about Rodgers Forge's efforts to remove racist language from our covenants:
... The Jim Crow-era agreements, which barred homeowners from selling their properties to anyone but white buyers, proliferated during the first half of the 20th century. The Supreme Court ruled in 1948 that they were legally unenforceable. The practice was finally outlawed by the federal Fair Housing Act of 1968.
Editorial about the covenant effort:
... It’s one thing for a neighborhood association to issue a statement of inclusivity. It’s another to make the effort to go door to door, block to block to collect signatures renouncing discrimination. That sends a more powerful and tangible positive message than some old, unenforceable covenants written by people who are likely long dead sent a negative one. We wish the Forge the best of luck in this effort and urge any other neighborhoods with such language attached to their deeds to follow its lead.
Posted on September 14, 2017 by Admin
The RFCA passed a number of measures last night, including those related to the objectionable language in the covenants, and other important issues. See the details here
Posted on September 7, 2017 by Admin
Agenda for 7PM Sept. 13 meeting at RFES rec room:
Architectural-guideline amendments (details here
Vote on investigating how to remove racist language from covenants
Discuss left-turn signal from Regester onto northbound York
Budget for membership drive
Presentation about allowing RF residents to join a credit union
Towson University rep to discuss Baltimore Blast's move to TU and impact on RF
Posted on August 29, 2017 by Admin
The RFCA will vote at its Sept. 13 meeting on whether to allow all residents to vote in the annual election, or only those residents who have paid dues. The amendments can be found here
Posted on August 29, 2017 by Admin
From Captain Jay Landsman:
Over the course of the last week, there was a break in the cat burglary cases in the Rodgers Forge and Ridgeleigh communities. Our officers quickly put this information in the hands of detectives from the Baltimore County Police Burglary Unit. Upon further investigation, two suspects were charged with the cases in Rodgers Forge, Ridgeleigh, and other parts of the County. More information will be coming out regarding these suspects. At this time, they do not appear to have any ties to our precinct.
While this is certainly good news, I encourage all residents to continue their commitment to take basic crime prevention steps to shrink the window of opportunity for other criminals.
Crime Prevention Tips:
Thank you all so much for everything you did to move this investigation forward,
Captain Jay Landsman, Jr.
Precinct 6 / Towson
Baltimore County Police Department
115 W. Susquehanna Avenue
Towson, MD 21204
Desk (410) 887-5507
Posted on August 22, 2017 by Admin
If you've been parking in the RF Elementary parking lot over the summer, school administrators want you to know that teachers return Friday, so please don't park in the lot Thursday night and beyond. Thanks!
Posted on August 11, 2017 by Admin
Several changes to the architectural guidelines will be voted on at the Sept. 13, 2017, meeting of the RFCA. (Sheds, decks, lawns, and doors.) To view the proposed changes, click here