May 2018 Newsletter and Annual Meeting Notice

April 30, 2018                                                                                                             Volume XV, Issue II


May 10 at 7:00 PM

St. Marks Church


At Your Service

Ever wonder what your Howard County tax dollars are netting you? Come to the meeting and representatives from multiple County agencies. So far we have acceptances from the Police, the Office of Aging and the Office of Consumer Affairs. We are waiting to hear from Recreation and Parks. Learn what surprising services are available to you and how to access them for the benefit of you and your family. The reps will fill you in on the services they provide and what is new and interesting in their department and in the County.

Zoning Updates

As promised we will share with you some of the details of many meetings with the Department of Planning and Zoning (DPZ), including:

  • Expansion of public sewer and water (PSA)
  • Business Rural (BR)
  • Zoning Enforcement
  • Howard County Preservation Easements
  • Industrial Mulching

Traffic Safety

Despite the serious accident of June 2017 and another in March when 2 vehicles collided at the Post Office exit, and GHCA’s appeal to HCP, no substantive action has been taken to address speeding through the crossroads. You can be sure this will be one of the first questions we will have for the Howard County Police rep on May 10.

Election of Directors: The nominating committee will present a slate of Directors. The nominations are: Charlotte Williams, Lizanne Davis, Alan Schneider, Dan O’Leary, Scott Shearer, Mike Fennessy, Stu Kohn, Lori McDaniel, and Paul Collison.

The By-Laws provide for additional nominations by any member: “Upon written request (by hand, by postmarked mail or email) of at least one of the members of the Corporation, made to a member of the Nominating Committee….” Any member wishing to nominate a board member must email Charlotte Williams: before May 6, 2018.

Stu Kohn, President (Our new board member) asks you to Save the Date — Thursday, 3 May 2018

 What:     Howard County Citizens Association (HCCA) Annual Meeting And County Executive — Allan Kittleman’s Town Hall Meeting
Where: Bain Center – 5470 Ruth Keeton Way, Columbia, MD 21044
When: 6:15 PM Ledo’s Pizza will be served compliments of HCCA

7:00 HCCA Business Meeting

7:30 County Executive Town Hall Meeting

Guests: Steve Snelgrove — President Howard County General Hospital

Amy Gowan — Deputy Director of the Department of Planning and Zoning

Antigone Vickery — Deputy Health Officer, and

Kelly Kesler — Director, Howard County Local Health Improvement Coalition

Highland Post Office

The persistent efforts of member Steve Thomas have resulted in a relationship with our PO supervisor. Current issues they are working on include regular grass cutting, repair of siding, and return of Ms. Dawana Cooke as our Postmaster. Steve will keep us posted.

New Website

Please visit our completely re-designed site: GHCA Chuck Gait will continue to maintain it. Comments and suggestions are welcome: Chuck Gait — Check it out, and take advantage of Pay Pal to renew your membership with just a couple clicks or do it the old way below:

(Membership is $25.00 annually by calendar year)


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