Baltimore-area Patch readers speak their minds.
This past week, Patch readers took to the comment steams and Facebook to share their thoughts on rats, homicide victims and more. Here’s what your neighbors are saying: Dundalk Patch “Really? What areas do they see improvement in? I know for a fact that it's not West Inverness! We are still [overrun] with rats!! I have spent countless hours in my yard trying to make it look good, only to have it totally destroyed by the rats. It doesn't help that people around you don't care. There are people that won't buy the much needed trash cans, those with old junk cars in the yards and those that just don't clean up their yards at all! [And] the biggest offenders are these stupid rentals that the landlords aren't held responsible for! So,really? …
Three months into his role as chief of code enforcement for Baltimore County, Lionel Van Dommelen met with the Colgate Improvement Association, updating residents on the agency’s efforts.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Ron Cassie
Sunday, June 5, 2011
Recently, Baltimore County code enforcement inspectors did a sweep of the Colgate neighborhood, issuing 60 citations, mostly related to proper trash disposal. The issue of trash storage and disposal is directly tied to one of the community’s most pressing problems, rat eradication, according to residents who met with Lionel Van Dommelen, chief of code enforcement for Baltimore County. The mini-town hall organized by the Colgate Improvement Association was held Saturday at St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church on Eastern Avenue. Two dozen neighbors meeting with Van Dommelen expressed support for tougher code enforcement from the agency, asking questions about how to file complaints, what issues the agency oversees, and if they could …