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Volunteers needed this weekend

The 43rd District Legislative Team, Councilmatic Districts, Dept of Planning, and the Census Bureau has been working tirelessly to ensure each Baltimorean is counted.  Yet Baltimore City is in the bottom 10% in the nation in our response rate.   The Delegation thus has put together an effort to canvass severely under-counted areas in the 43rd District.  We are canvassing every weekend (saturday/sunday) and plan on canvassing during the in the last week of the Census timeline (Sept 30th).    WE NEED YOUR HELP!! 
This weekend we will be in YOUR AREA, on Sunday, Sept 27th, 2020 from 10am-4pm at Loch Raven & Argonne on the green space at the corner.  We will be canvassing all of the Hillen Community and the northern portion of Original Northwood.  
We invite you to canvass with us and help with the fight towards the counted!  Please share this information with your community as every one who volunteers adds at least one completed census application.  
How does it work?  We provide the PPE, Shirts, Ipad, canvass materials, brief on-the-spot training and we canvass in one large group.  Its seamless and we definitely need your support!  
Our Progress!     To date we have canvassed four (4) neighborhoods: CHM, Pen Lucy, Barclay/Middle East and Better Waverly.  In each case we have assisted a minimum of 25 households with limited volunteers (7-8 people) – so imagine what you.  
Where can I sign up:   To sign up, please click here:   (https://www.signupgenius.com/go/904094FA4AE2AA20-43th

Where can I find my neighborhood’s progress:  http://baltplanning.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/0e2496d644674cacbda89aa9d6670663  We hope to see you soon, your support is invaluable!   Please reach out to me if you have any questions.  
Thank you so much everyone, see you this weekend.  

Volunteers Needed!

There are only 15 days left for the Census count. Volunteers are needed for canvassing. Baltimore is only at 55% counted.

Those who would like to and choose to canvass, PPE will be provided and canvassing efforts will be in conjunction with the department of planning and/or the US Census mobile team. 

To sign up, please find the 43rd District see the sign-up genus link with perspective days and times:  (https://www.signupgenius.com/go/904094FA4AE2AA20-43th
Your assistance is needed more than you know and appreciated beyond words.

COMMUNITY COLLECTION CENTERS FOR RECYCLING SET TO OPEN MONDAY, AUG. 31

Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) Acting Director Matthew W. Garbark announced yesterday, implementation of a plan to temporarily replace curbside residential recycling collections beginning Monday, August 31 with Community Collection Centers for recycling. These Centers will consist of a roll-off dumpster/load packers, that will be manned daily and located at central locations in each of Baltimore’s 14 City Council Districts. The Centers will remain available to residents through November 1, from 7 a.m.- 3 p.m. This plan offers a community-friendly partnership to residents that enables DPW to continue recycling collection services without compromising trash collections, which are essential during this time.

Unlike other cities, DPW has tried to avoid decisions such as this, but recycling services have become overwhelming for the Department and its workers. Individuals interested in working in the DPW Bureau of Solid Waste as a CDL Driver and/or Laborer may contact DPW Human Resources at 410-396-3330.

 

Community Collection Center Locations

Note: Two of the Community Collection Centers listed below are DPW’s Citizens’ Convenience Drop-off Centers located on Reedbird Avenue and Bowleys Lane. These locations will be reopened to accept trash and recycling with hours noted below.

• District 1: DPW Maritime Operations Facility, 3311 Eastbourne Avenue
• District 2: DPW Eastside Sanitation Yard, 6101 Bowleys Lane
(open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday-Saturday)
• District 3: Hamilton Elementary School, 6101 Old Harford Road
• District 4: Chinquapin Middle School, 900 Woodbourne Avenue
• District 5: Former Police Academy, 3500 W. Northern Parkway
• District 6: Greenspring Middle School, 4701 Greenspring Avenue
• District 7: Westside Elementary School, 2235 N. Fulton Avenue
• District 8: Westside Skills Center, 4501 Edmondson Avenue
• District 9: DPW Meter Shop, 200 N. Franklintown Road
• District 10: DPW Southwest Sanitation Yard, 701 Reedbird Avenue
(open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday-Saturday)
• District 11: Digital Harbor High School, 1100 Covington Street
• District 12: Dunbar High School, 601 N. Central Avenue
• District 13: DPW Property Management Facility, 1825 Edison Highway
• District 14: Mergenthaler (“Mervo”) High School, 3500 Hillen Road

 

Convenience Drop-Off Center Locations

• Sisson Street Citizen Drop-Off Center, located at 2840 Sisson Street, Monday – Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
• Northwest Transfer Station, located at 5030 Reisterstown Road, Monday – Saturday 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
• Quarantine Road Landfill, located at 6100 Quarantine Road. Monday – Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Call for Applications

The fifth edition of the MASB Artist Travel Prize awards $6,000 to a visual artist or visual artist collaborators living in Baltimore City. Successful proposals will be selected from submissions that clearly articulate the artist’s reason for travel and how it relates to their work, along with supporting materials. The $6,000 prize is intended to function as funding for travel essential to studio practice that an artist may not otherwise be able to afford.
The previous winners of the MASB Artist Travel Prize are LaToya M. Hobbs and J.M. Giordano in 2019, Erin Fostel and Erick Antonio Benitez in 2018, Nate Larson in 2017, and Stephen Towns in 2016. The winners have traveled to Morocco, Czech Republic, Japan, Peru, throughout the United States, and to Ghana and Senegal.
Proposals should consider speaking to the current pandemic and what the prospect of traveling for studio practice would mean, given travel limitations at the moment. With this in mind, BOPA and MASB will be flexible with the selected artist, should travel restrictions continue further into 2021 than currently estimated.
The application deadline is Monday, August 31, 2020.
The MASB Community Arts Matching Grant offers matching grant funds for artists to activate or expand community engagement with a public art project that will continue to stimulate interest in art in the City of Baltimore and to encourage an appreciation for contemporary art that is openly accessible to all.
The MASB Community Arts Matching Grant supports independent artists and small organizations with an artist led project by providing matching funds up to $10,000 per project.
The MASB Community Arts Matching Grant supports any of the following permanent or temporary public art forms:
  • Stand-alone sculptures and structures
  • Mosaics, murals, wall-mounted sculpture, site furnishing, lighting and projections
The application deadline is Tuesday, September 15, 2020.

GNCA Quarterly Meeting- September 12, 2020 10 AM- 12 PM

 

All are welcome to attend Saturday September 12, 2020 from 10am-12pm.
Public comment 10-10:15am. Stay to observe the trustees and board members meet from 10:15am-12pm.

Our meeting will be held virtually via WebEx.

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