Come join us on Sunday April 22th for the 15th annual Highlandtown Wine Festival, our yearly celebration of all things both Highlandtown and Wine! Click the Wine Festival poster directly below for more information.


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Parking Ticket Amnesty -  Are you one of an estimated 320,000 motorists with outstanding Baltimore City parking tickets? You may be receiving a letter soon notifying you of something that hasn’t happened in 15 years! Mayor Pugh announced on Wednesday that they will be forgiving late fees on outstanding parking fines in Baltimore for two days in February - “If people with unpaid parking tickets pay the base fine on Feb. 1 or Feb. 2, late fees and other additional charges will be waived.” 

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/baltimore-city/bs-md-ci-parking-amnesty-20180110-story.html 

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Youthworks Application Open - Baltimore City residents between the ages of 14 and 21 can begin the 2017 YouthWorks summer jobs registration process by applying online at http://youthworks.oedworks.com. YouthWorks matches thousands of city youth with paid summer jobs at for-profit businesses, nonprofits and government employers throughout the region. YouthWorks summer jobs will operate two, five-week sessions, the first beginning June 26 and the second beginning July 10. The online application is the first step of the YouthWorks summer jobs registration and will remain available for Baltimore City residents through Friday, March 10, 2017. 

https://publicworks.baltimorecity.gov/events/apply-youthworks-summer-jobs 


**Featured Contracting Opportunities**


Citywide Violation Towing Services
(Baltimore City Department of Transportation) 

Solicitation Due Date: Wednesday, January 10, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. 
For more information,  https://content.govdelivery.com/attachments/MDBALT/2017/12/22/file_attachments/934357/Featured%2BContracting%2BOpps%2BDecember%2B22.pdf 

Nikon Camera Equipment & Accessories
(Baltimore City Police Department) 
Solicitation Due Date: Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. 
For more information,  https://content.govdelivery.com/attachments/MDBALT/2017/12/22/file_attachments/934357/Featured%2BContracting%2BOpps%2BDecember%2B22.pdf 

 
Consulting for City's Ten Year Financial Plan
(Baltimore City Department of Finance)

Pre-Proposal Conference: Friday, January 26, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. 
Solicitation Due Date: Friday, February 22, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. 

For more information,  https://content.govdelivery.com/attachments/MDBALT/2017/12/22/file_attachments/934357/Featured%2BContracting%2BOpps%2BDecember%2B22.pdf 

 

For a list of more contracting opportunities, click here

For additional City contracting opportunities, go to:


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AN UNOFFICIAL STRATEGY TO DEAL WITH ILLEGAL DUMPING

Baltimore has a major problem with dumping in our streets and alleys. The city asks residents to make use of the 311 system, but does not seem to be willing to invest in enforcement. Many believe that the cost of enforcement would be offset by the reduced costs associated with clean up. The cost of cleanup is not the only expense. Filth and trash are unsightly and attract rats which carry disease. Property values, and the related tax revenue to the city, are reduced.

Here is a list of possible strategies:

  • Use 311 whenever there is dumping – please be vigilant, this will not be resolved quickly

    • There is a free 311 phone app that automatically records 311 report numbers which allow you to track every 311 report you have ever made

      • It can be found at Google Play and the Apple Store

      • You can easily attach pictures to your report

      • It uses your phones GPS to record the location, although it often is not accurate enough to pin point the exact address – you can adjust the location or record the address in the body of the comment area

    • City employees may call you with questions or to follow up, so we know that the reports are seen

  • Contact your city council representatives and provide them with the 311 report numbers

    • East of Conkling Street contact Brandon Scott’s office at 410-396-4808 or at Brandon.Scott@baltimorecity.gov

    • West of Conkling Street contact Zeke Cohen’s Director of Civic Engagement, Joshua Thomson at 410-396-4821 or at Joshua.Thomson@baltimorecity.gov

    • copy the Highlandtown Community Asso. at highlandtown21224@gmail.com

    • Please include:

      • Your 311 report numbers

      • Any relevant pictures, including pictures that may show the dumping in progress and license plate numbers

      • Pictures of any incriminating evidence, such as mail with an address, found in the debris

  • Always ask your city councilman for stepped up enforcement, not just clean up

The Highlandtown Community Association has a portable motion activated camera with night vision (aka a wildlife/deer camera) that can be used to capture pictures at chronic dump sites. This camera requires a location where it is unlikely to be noticed or tampered with. If you have a chronic dump site you may request use of the camera at highlandtown21224@gmail.com . Please include your phone number and be prepared to help locate a good spot to place the camera.


Highlandtown's very own Agnes Arnold has been awarded the annual "Citizen of the Year" award by the Exchange Club of Highlandtown/Canton for outstanding dedication to the citizens and the community. Here she accepts her award along with Pastor Mark Parker (left), the incoming President of the Exchange Club. Residents of Highlandtown thank Agnes & Mark for their continued efforts to improve our neighborhood!


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