Milton-Montford Community Meeting

It is not easy to find the neighborhood association meetings in my area. In five years I've received only one notice of a meeting. When I learned about a meeting, it is usually word of mouth, some times just before the meeting.

Megan Hazer gave a presentation on waterbed planning.

Senator Cory McCray was the leading sponsor in raising the minimum wage and he said that the State subsidizes senior citizens homes.

In public safety, we have nine police districts and we have not taken a look at this for 50 years.  He also thanked the officers there for what they do.  Baltimore City Police Department and Baltimore City Community College are state agencies. 

We have set up sites in the City of Baltimore where kids can get meals.  As a part of the Complete Street program, we looked into the problem of food desserts.  Until Save-a-Lot opened up two years ago, my area was a food dessert.  The location where Save-a-Lot is now was vacant for a few years and before that we had a Soviet style store -- shelves were always empty.

The State gave Roberta's House a half million dollars and they allocated $700,000 for a building on North Avenue but they can get the money only if they operate a healthy food store.

Councilwoman Shannon Sneed told us that we just finished the budget which was the budget of the previous mayor. All the City Council can do is to take money away from it. She also told us that Bocek Park is the closet recreation center to us.

The City also allocated money for the Maryland Food Bank and to Maryland College Bound. 

When somebody rents out his property, he has to have a license. 

The association's vice president talked about the park at Madison and Montford streets and the sign that they will have in the 900 block of Patterson Park Avenue.  There is a house on Madison Street that they have been trying to buy for five years.  They are also starting a project with Healthy Harbor.

The next project is Ms. Francine's lot in the 800 block of North Patterson Park Avenue.  We are going to beautify the block, but first we have to get a grant.

Ms. Sarah completed three men who attend most of the meetings.  They come right pass my house to get to the meeting, but the association does not notify my block of the meetings.  But she claimed the credit for the clean-up of the front of the house on the corner, four doors away.  The problem was cured within days after I sent in a 3-1-1 request and sent a copy, with photos, to Councilwoman Sneed. 

 

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Megan Hazer, City Planner I

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Senator Cory McCray

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City Councilwoman Shannon Sneed

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Ms Sarah, president

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Krissy

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