Join Dundalk United, Dave Patro, President of NPVCA asking all Associations in Dundalk to Please join the fight to save the North Point Government Center and Park.

I was promised by the county executive’s liaison that Kamenetz would come down to the area to meet occasionally with the leaders and members of the different community organizations. Right after he took office -- Coffee with Kevin / Question and Answers, what other ways to say it but Kevin doesn't care!
I noted that if Kevin had a better line of communication with the community, about the Government Center plan and the proposed closing of Eastwood Elementary School. We wouldn't be where we are now. He should have taken the time to meet with the community and inform the public and had a community input meeting before the RFP was ever put out there. I brought this to his attention at the NHCA annual meeting and he agreed. I have been a member of Dundalk United since Debbie Staigerwald came to my January 31st meeting of NPVCA and asked for our help. We took a vote on the floor that night and vowed our alliance, that NPVCA would stand together to stop the sale. I have been to two other meetings to get them on board with joining the Dundalk United effort. I am asking all community leaders to join with us. What they are doing at the North Point Government Center and Park. What they have already done to Eastwood Elementary School they can do to your Elementary school or park or community center. Just remember when people move to a community they make a decision to move there because of the schools, the parks, the low crime rate. Please join us!

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Debbie Staigerwald April 17, 2013 at 01:19 PM
https://www.facebook.com/DundalkUnited https://www.facebook.com/SavetheNorthPointGovernmentCenter follow us on face book and join our effort!!!!
DAVID PATRO SR April 18, 2013 at 01:22 AM
Thanks Debbie Now lets stop the sale together ..Please join.. Power in numbers
Calm down April 18, 2013 at 03:01 AM
Sheppard told me that KK came to the meeting as promised, answered all questions, and you did not have any further questions. The guy is the only politician who isnt raising taxes. What is your beef?
kevin April 18, 2013 at 03:15 AM
IF KK feels that NPGC sale has backing let's hold off awarding ANYTHING until JULY 2014,That is ONE month past his primary ,if the people want it it can wait. Fact is the bids will be stronger if community is behind sale so I think he should put out new RFP AFTER primary.Why well one thing between the Tower concern and the Rain Tax which HE got to set Did out of town or local bidders get fair chance? You Can't dispute that right or wrong you can connect KK with the two successful bidders.
Debbie Staigerwald April 18, 2013 at 03:20 AM
My beef is he is selling our 27 acre park and 97000 sq. ft. Community center with a 650 seat theatre and creating new parks and new recreational facilities in other parts of the county!!! DUNDALK is NOT for sale!!! That property belongs to us paid for and maintained with our tax dollars!!! STOP the sale of the North Point Government Center!!!
Ashley Virginia April 18, 2013 at 03:30 AM
Wow, When was KK in Dundalk?!?! I am pretty sure I would have been there front row center. And as for Sheppard, I believe nothing that comes out of his mouth.
BARRY April 18, 2013 at 04:11 AM
Calm Down- Sheppard makes statements that are wildly out of touch with reality.That's part of his job. Parks are not places you sell and the North Point Government Center is a PARK! Stop the sale of North Point Government Center Park!
DAVID PATRO SR April 18, 2013 at 07:50 AM
Mr. or Mrs. Calm down, were you there? I was, Kevin came there for other reasons not for me. I was lucky to get a question in. Kevin's answer was "that's fair " . As for Mr. Sheppard, I am still waiting for coffee with Kevin for answers to other questions, when Kevin took office, Mr Sheppard met with NPVCA - I gave him a binder of questions and wishes for North Point Village to take to Kevin . Next time you see Mr. Sheppard ask him if the binder ever got to Kevin or if it is still sitting on his shelf. There is a time and a place for everything, by the way Calm Down is that your real name? My beef, things not being done in my community, no community meetings, can't get a meeting with Kevin when you call and ask for one, He is selling the North Point Government Center and Park. I'm sure Baltimore County has other land he could sell and get more for it. Why should he raise our taxes we aren't getting what we are already paying for. Calm down use your real name and I will buy you a coffee and tell you why.
DAVID PATRO SR April 18, 2013 at 08:05 AM
Were growing in numbers " WE THE PEOPLE" of Dundalk United tax payers and voters. STOP the sale of the North Point Government Center!!!
Buzz Beeler April 19, 2013 at 04:54 PM
David, you mentioned some key words in this sentence: "Just remember when people move to a community they make a decision to move there because of the schools, the parks, the low crime rate." The people of the Eastwood community now understand the meaning of those words. The county executive apparently does not. Selling county property, closing schools and raiding pension funds does not send a very promising message. His message, (a false one at that) of not raising taxes rings hollow. I guess a good way to describe this is to use the phrase of - robbing Peter to pay Paul. It's very simple, just look at your tax bill over the years and those numbers do not lie. Funny how the people love the Democrats because of the goodies, but in reality they are running our county. Unfortunately saving the Government Center may be too late. Like a crock-pot these deals are long done by the time we here about them.
BOB April 19, 2013 at 06:05 PM
North Point Government Center Park is owned by all the people of Baltimore County. It's not too late for the public's voice to be heard. Suggesting it's a done deal is just wrong. Wake up, Buzz!
Buzz Beeler April 19, 2013 at 06:58 PM
Bob, I spent 39 years in that system and you saw what has happened to Eastwood Elementary School. They lied through their teeth. You know how arrogant they were when I got win of the armed guards in the elementary schools and said nothing when the whole police department new what was going on. They just defied a court decision to repay money owed. They defied the EEOC and the feds. You could be right, but I would be shocked if these deals don't go through. Where were the people in the primary when they had a chance to speak up? We had one of the lowest turnouts on record. People voted based on the name they heard and had no clue on the facts surrounding their decision. The Democrats have been running this government into the ground for years and people just stand by and let them do it.
kevin April 19, 2013 at 07:47 PM
Facts are facts .KK appeared at Diner in perry Hall earlier and said "I am the banker " did anyone know that he was taking control of all our money and spending as he decides? Rain tax rate is set by HIM . Fact is the Republican in Anne Arundel who even though is only temporary is letting her citizens express themselves and said she might Veto.KK Lying through his teeth and all those who are foolish enough to say he has to so he won't raise taxes like he promised .the facts again is the only taxes he is raising are on those who actually contribute to our county property taxbase.Renters,section 8 will not be affected day he signs this. before anyone attacks me Please tell me EXACTLY how much federal goverment is being charged for Social security complex and HIH and how much is Marty paying for state schools Colleges ,state road salt storage areas ? Mr. Kamenanetz promised transparency then used his own formula to figure out rates. can we get a federal investigation on exactly what bidders of NPGC and all other county properties knew about costs?If he released any of this to some and not all it should be a criminal offense .
kevin April 19, 2013 at 08:17 PM
In 2012 Baltimore county voted for ballot questions A,B,C,D,E they raised over $250,000 million to keep programs operating only takes a simple majority to vote any or all Ballot Questions .If Dundalk United wants to be heard let's pick out ballot questions in 2014 and just say NO.will there be problems ? Well yes and no see if Baltimore county doesn't pay the state will have to fund many of these programs .If they want to play hardball let's play hardball.They want to keep you ignorant of this power .Iusually support ballot questions but I felt that they cared about us .Just say NO to EVERY ballot Question.
Buzz Beeler April 19, 2013 at 08:39 PM
Kevin, you made some good comments. I am looking into some of those issues. I'm going to the county office of law on Monday to view some other documents. There is a lot a research in these issues and you take one at a time and get it right.
DAVID PATRO SR April 25, 2013 at 11:53 AM
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