Baltimore, MD - Apr. 15 - THIS EVENING AT 6 PM THE BALTIMORE COUNTY COUNCIL WILL BE VOTING ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF STORMWATER REMIDIATION FEES.
AN AMENDMENT WILL BE INTRODUCED BY COUNCILWOMAN VICKI ALMOND TO LOWER THE FEES PLACED ON PROPERTIES OWNED BY NON-PROFIT ENTITIES. OUR SCHOOLS AND SHULS NEED THIS AMENDMENT TO BE ADOPTED IN ORDER TO LOWER THE SUGGESTED FEES THAT MAY OTHERWISE BE THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS EACH YEAR.
BELOW IS A LIST OF COUNTY COUNCIL MEMBERS FOR YOU TO CONTACT. THE DISTRICT THAT COVERS THE COUNTY PORTION OF OUR COMMUNITY IS DISTRICT 2 – REPRESENTED BY COUNCILWOMAN ALMOND. SHE IS COMPLETELY DEDICATED TO DO WHATEVER SHE CAN FOR HER CONSTITUENTS AND THEIR INSTITIUTIONS. YOU CAN SIMPLY DROP HER AN EMAIL THANKING HER FOR HER SUPPORT OF OUR SCHOOLS AND SHULS, ETC.
FOR THE OTHERS LISTED BELOW, PLEASE WRITE A SHORT EMAIL ASKING THEM TO: PLEASE SUPPORT THE AMENDMENT THAT REDUCES THE RATE OF STORMWATER FEES FOR THE VULNERABLE NON-PROFITS – MOST NOTABLY SCHOOLS AND PLACES OF WORSHIP. THESE ENTITIES ARE THERE TO SERVE THEIR COMMUNITIES AND DO NOT HAVE THE FINANCES TO BE ABLE TO AFFORD COSTY ADD-ONS TO THEIR BUDGETS.
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I salute your dedicated public service on behalf of the citizens, businesses and organizations in Baltimore County.
The matter of stormwater remediation fees has given us reasons to be fearful for the welfare of non-profit organizations in the county.
I respectfully ask you to please support the amendment that reduces the rate of stormwater fees for the
vulnerable non-profits - most notably schools and places of worship. These entities are there to serve their communities and do not have the finances to be able to afford costly add-ons to their budgets.
Thank you for your attention on this important matter
Councilwoman Vicki Almond firstname.lastname@example.org – THANK HER FOR HER DEDICATION AND SUPPORT
Councilman Tom Quirk email@example.com – ASK HIM TO SUPPORT THE AMENDMENT TO ASSIST THE NON-PROFITS
Councilman Kenneth N. Oliver firstname.lastname@example.org – ASK HIM TO SUPPORT THE AMENDMENT TO ASSIST THE NON-PROFITS
Councilman David Marks email@example.com – ASK HIM TO SUPPORT THE AMENDMENT TO ASSIST THE NON-PROFITS
Councilwoman Cathy Bevins firstname.lastname@example.org – ASK HER TO SUPPORT THE AMENDMENT TO ASSIST THE NON-PROFITS