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LYONSWOOD HOME OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.
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LYONSWOOD COMMUNITY MEETINGS
THE MOST RECENT MEETING OF THE LYONSWOOD HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, iNC TOOK PLACE ON MONDAY, MAY 11, 2015 AT 7:00 P.M. IN ROOM 307-A OF THE OWINGS MILLS LIBRARY.
The Lyonswood Homeowners Associaton's special guest was Troy Leftwch, the new community planner for the northwest area of Baltimore County, who updated attendees on a variety of County and private development projects currently underway in our community. We will also listened to an important update about the status of Owngs Mlls Mall, his comments about the two townhome projects surrounding the new Lyonswood Elementary school, as well as several other new retail and residential projects. It was announced that the proposed 2015 LHOA budget passed after written ballots were recieved from a quorum of LHOA residents. An overwhelmng 92% voted in support of the budget as proposed. Three new Block Captains were introduced, and plans for a community clean-up day with dumpsters were discussed. Finally, a LHOA summer event was dscussed, which ths year will include amusements for children.
The last meeting of the Lyonswood Homeowners Association was February 23, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. in Room 307B of the Owings Mills Library. At that time the special guest speaker was Principal Maralee Clark and one of her newly hired fifth grade teachers for the new Lyons Mill Elementary School, Mr. Broom. Both provided an information packed section. Please take time to read below the plans shared with adult and child community members who were in attendance.
Meeting minutes from the Winter Community Event and Meeting on January 17, 2015 are now available. Election of new Officers was a primary agenda item. Election voting results are documented fully in the minutes. The winners were:
President - Linda Dorsey-Walker, MBA
Vice president - Sylvia Mack
Treasurer - Jerry Westgate
Secretary - Joyce Wilson
The Lyonswood Learner Newsletter February 2015 edition is now available on this website. Please please find it by clicking on Newsletter within the navigation panel on the left side.
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WANTED - LYONSWOOD COMMUNITY BLOCK CAPTAINS
A Block Captain structure is presently being instituted within our Lyonswood community. The Lyonswood Block Captains will serve our community by providing the communications network vital to a safe, happy neighborhood. Captains will collect and distribute information for all Lyonswood residents. All Captains will also serve as the backbone of our Neighborhood Watch which keeps Lyonswood a safe place to live.
Block Captains shall participate in maintaining high standards in Lyonswood, helping neighbors understand Baltimore County ordinances and our Covenants established to keep our community looking beautiful.
While several individuals have volunteered and have already been approved to serve as Block Captains, more volunteers are needed throughout the Lyonswood Community.
LHOA Block Captains are males or females who
- must reside within the physical boundaries of the Lyonswood Homeowners Association, Inc.,
- must be registered on the LHOA Directory,
- must be current on their homeowners assessment,
- must have a clean criminal record and a valid Maryland license,
- must be willing to share their contact information and photograph,
- must be a U.S. citizen over the age of 21, and
- must be willing to volunteer their time to serve their neighbors compassionately and fairly as required.
If interested, please contact Linda Dorsey-Walker, President of the Lyonswood Homeowners Association for additional information at firstname.lastname@example.org
Community residents and visitors alike can surely appreciate the recent transformation of the Lyonswood Drive dead-end at the western most edge of the subdivision. This road ending had been pretty rough for quite a number of years! Check out these "before", "during", and "after" images.
Click images to view full size.
A traffic control preference survey, for the new intersection, has been created. Please sign-on to access and respond to the survey. Thank you!
THANK YOU LETTER TO MARALEE CLARK, PRINCIPAL OF LYONS MILL E.S.
February 24, 2015
Dear Ms. Clark:
On behalf of the Lyonswood Homeowners Association, I want to thank you and your 5th grade teacher, Mr. McKinley Broom for attending last night’s meeting of the Lyonswood Homeowners Association. The two of you gave a power-packed presentation about Lyons Mill Elementary School, which will open its doors for the first time in August 2015. The former Prinicipal of Woodholme Elementary School for 10 years, you led it to National Blue Ribbon Status within a few short years. We in the Lyonswood community hope to see a similar accomplishment, as you continue the task of interviewing staff for Lyons Mill E.S.
We at the Lyonswood Homeowners Association have more reason than ever to be excited about this important new addition to our community. It sounds like the school will offer enriched opportunities for parents and students alike, as well as opportunities for grandparents and retirees to serve as Library and Cafeteria management volunteers.
You have stated that you will commence registration for students beginning on 7/1/2015 from you current office location within New Town H.S. and you will hold a special recruitment 4th Grade "round-up" at New Toewn E.S. on 4/29/15 and 4/30/15.
Based on the responses given by you and Mr. Broom to questions, the community can expect the following features to at the new school:
- a newly constructed 700 seat brick elementary school with glazed enamel embellishments
- the new school will transfer 418 students currently enrolled at Wooholme Elementary, about 200 will come from Newtown Elementary School, and 80 seats alloted for students from the new townhomes.
- a robust curriculum with a math / science emphasis and will have a relationship with John Hopkins University and community colleges.
- each student from Kindergarten through grade 5 will be assigned a HP Elite Book (stays at school)
- a state of the arts learning envirnoment that will designed in pods with a roof top outdoor lab and a lbrary courtyard
- the school will offer 5th Grade Student Government, a Chess Club, a MESA Engineering Club for 4th and 5th Grades, a 4th Grade Eggbert program and a LEGO Robotics Club limited to 20 students.
- a 21st Century academic environment, the new elementaru school will be equiped with Prometheans in every room, and it will own two full scale 3 Dimensional Printers.
- wearing uniforms will be highly encouraged, but is optional.
- the school will offer a Free and reduced lunch problem to students who qualify (approximately 43%)
- additional community meeting space will be in the school Community Room, Library and classrooms.
- The school is co-located with the Liberty Road Recreation League Program which will be housed of the grounds of the school site.
PET ADOPTIONS AT REDUCED COST PROMOTED ON COUNTY'S ANIMAL SERVICES FACEBOOK PAGE
Baltimore County Animal Services Launches Facebook Page
Page Will Promote Pet Adoption and Low-Cost Spay or Neuter Services
Towson, Maryland (March 12, 2015) – Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz announced that Baltimore County Animal Services has launched its own Facebook page to help communicate with the public about their programs and services, including pet adoption, low-cost spay or neuter services and rabies clinics, and information about responsible pet ownership. Visit the new Baltimore County Animal Services Facebook page.
New $5 Million Facility Under Construction
The County is constructing a state-of-the-art $5 million Animal Services facility on the 14 acres of land where the current office and kennel are located. The new facility, designed for staff and animals, will include increased kennel space, an adoption meet and greet room, a surgical suite, two separate dog parks – one for shelter use and one for the public – a cat observatory and socialization room, additional parking, and office space for staff and volunteers. Take a virtual tour of the new facility.
Animal Services is the division within the Baltimore County Department of Health that is responsible for enforcing the laws that protect animals, sheltering lost and surrendered pets, locating homes for adoptable pets, returning stray pets to their owners and promoting responsible pet ownership. Animal Services also offers low-cost services such as rabies vaccinations, spay or neuter services and microchipping.
The Baltimore County Animal Services Division and Shelter is located at 13800 Manor Road in Baldwin, Maryland.
Young People are Encouraged to Apply for Youth Leadership Academy
Ever wonder what police work is all about? The Baltimore County Police Department asks teens, 14 through 18, to apply now for this year's Youth Leadership Academy. The deadline for all applicants is May 15.
The academy offers teens the opportunity to develop leadership skills, while meeting and having fun with other local like-minded peers. It will run from Monday, June 22 through Saturday, June 27.
PERMANENT LHOA PHONE NUMBER
The Lyonswood HOA proudly announces a new "NUMBER" phone number. As officers and staff come and go, this number will remain the same. This number's automated menu allows you to directly reach any HOA member, as well as, to listen to community news items, alerts, and more.
443-590-3160 or 800-310-LHOA
"A New Day and a New Way"
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The Lyonswood Homeowners Association now meets on the 3rd Floor of the Owings Mills Liberary / CCBC, home to the the Hubert Simmons Negro National Baseball League Musuem.
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Randallstown High School Clothing and Linen Drive
Please consider supporting the Randallstown High School Clothing Drive during the month of April.
The more we collect, the more money we raise to support to our Senior After Prom event and provide our students with smoke-free , drug-free and alcohol-free environment to celebrate with their friends after the prom.
Their goal is to collect 250 bags of clothes, linens, toys, etc. Donations are tax deductible. See the attached flyers for more details.
Baltimore County Yard Materials Recycling Collection Begins April 1
Towson, MD – Beginning Wednesday, April 1, yard materials will be collected separately for recycling (not with trash) from Baltimore County residents with “Y” days on their schedule. These separate yard material collections will occur from April through as late as December 14.
For example, if a resident’s first “Y” day is April 10, yard materials set out at the curb or alley from April 1–9 will not be collected with trash, but will be picked up separately on April 10. If a resident’s schedule has no “Y” days, their yard materials will continue to be collected with trash year-round.
While residents may set out an unlimited number of bags of yard materials, the collector may not collect all of the bags on the same day. Collectors must make trash collection their first priority, and must take into account all of the residents on their route. Residents are asked to leave their yard materials out until collection occurs.
Yard materials acceptable for recycling collection include grass, leaves, vines, twigs, shrubbery trimmings, and branches and limbs. Residents are reminded to use paper (preferred) or plastic lawn and leaf bags to set out their yard materials, not trash cans. Bags of yard materials set out for collection must not exceed 30 pounds. Also, branches and limbs will be collected only if they are no larger than 3 inches in diameter, no longer than 3 feet, and tied in bundles not exceeding 30 pounds.
The yard materials collected on “Y” days will be composted into an earthy organic material, to be used by Baltimore County agencies and residents.
For more information about the County’s trash and recycling collection program, residents should visit the County’s web site at www.baltimorecountymd.gov/solidwaste or call 410-887-2000.
Summer Technology/STEM Camp Hiring Now for Regional Supervisors
Black Rocket Productions, a rapidly growing education company specializing in digital arts, S.T.E.M. and video game design, is hiring Regional Supervisors for their summer technology camps. We teach children various types of digital arts programs at locations in your area.
Summer classes are typically held in community colleges in the surrounding suburbs of Baltimore; Rockville, Bel Aire, Annapolis, Essex & Catonsville AND Virginia - Richmond, Charlottesville, Warrenton & Middletown to name a few
This is a perfect position for traditional teachers, assistant teachers, camp counselors, coaches, guidance counselors, school administrators or anyone with experience working with/instructing children or adults. Regional Supervisors are enthusiastic, organized, and motivated individuals. They are confident in their ability to supervise instructors, as well as interact with students, parents, and program directors. All applicants must be 21 years of age or older and MUST HAVE a background as either a guidance counselor, school supervisor, 10 month school administrator, or manager; OR are currently enrolled in a graduate program to become one of the positions above and are looking to gain experience. Knowledge of effective instruction is a plus.
Each new hire will be required to attend a paid Black Rocket training program during evening hours or on weekends. When training is complete, supervisors will be expected to have gained a general understanding of most content areas, scheduling, the Black Rocket Approach, company culture, and site policies. Training begins in April, 2015. This is a summer seasonal position and will be full time in June through August. Please apply at www.blackrocket.com/jobs
IF INTERESTED CONTACT:
Angela Russo, Director of Operations
**Regional Supervisor for Summer Technology Camp (job posting), **Regional Supervisor for Summer Technology Camp (job posting)
Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland
Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland is in great need of volunteers to deliver meals in your community. Please help us continue to end senior hunger. Are you looking for a fun, easy and rewarding way to serve your community? Look no further, as Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland is seeking caring, reliable people to help deliver meals to your homebound neighbors. Give us 1 hour of your time to deliver nutritious meals on any weekday (Monday-Friday) between 11am and 1pm. In sharing a smile along with a little of your time you will make a lasting difference in the life of a homebound senior. To get started please call Volunteer Services at 443-573-0925 or email us at email@example.com.
Visit us at www.mealsonwheelsmd.org
to apply online and to view all of our volunteer opportunities.
FREE ACTIVITY FOR FAMILIES AND KIDS AT REGINALD LEWIS MUSEUM
REGINALD LEWIS MUSEUM - 830 East Pratt Street Baltimore, Maryland 21202
3rd Annual African American Children's Book Fair
Saturday May 9. Free. 12-4pm.
A free event that gives families and children the rare chance to immerse in kids' literature focused on African Americans and people of other ethnicities. Enjoy author readings, illustration workshops by illustrators, cultural performances, and craft activities. A free event sponsored by BGE. Learn more and RSVP.
FREE HEARING TESTING OFFERED BY BALTIMORE COUNTY
County Residents Encouraged to Get Free Hearing Screening
Of the approximately 28 million Americans with hearing loss, many tend to be older adults. During Better Speech and Hearing Month this May, the Baltimore County Department of Health’s Hearing Program encourages residents to take advantage of free screening clinics that will be offered.
Signs of hearing impairment include:
- Frequently asking others to repeat themselves
- Pain or ringing in the ears
- Difficulty hearing conversations
- Keeping the TV or radio volume so loud, others ask to lower it
Appointments Available: Free screenings for those living in Baltimore County are scheduled for:
Tuesday, May 5 and Monday, May 18
Eastern Family Resource Center
9100 Franklin Square Drive
Baltimore, Maryland 21237
Tuesday, May 5 and Monday, May 18
Liberty Family Resource Center
3525 Resource Drive
Randallstown, Maryland 21133
Thursday, May 7 and Wednesday, May 20
Drumcastle Government Center
6401 York Road, Third Floor Main Conference Room
Baltimore, Maryland 21212
Appointments are required.
Call 410-887-6443 to schedule an appointment. Get more information on the Baltimore County Department of Health’s Hearing Program
|~ Congratulations and Accomplishments ~
|~ HOA Leadership ~
President - Linda Dorsey-Walker, MBA
Vice President - Sylvia Mack
Treasurer - Jerry Westgate
Secretary - Joyce Wilson
|Board of Directors (2014-2015):
Donna Price, Esq.
Mailing Address: Lyonswood HOA, Inc.; P.O. Box 763; Owings Mills MD 21117
Phone: 443-929-0652 ( Local )
800-310-LHOA ( Toll free )