Television Tower Inc- Clean-up plan for paint chips

At our July 12th meeting, participants requested a copy of the Television Tower Inc (TTI) remediation plan. TTI has shared a summary of this plan. Here’s what they shared:

Remediation Process

Television Tower Inc.
Summary of MDE-Approved Cleanup Plan

  1. Television Tower, Inc. (TTI), with the approval of the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE), engaged Accredited Lead Paint Abatement Service Provider (Residential, Commercial and Public Building Contractor) (A&I Environmental Services, Inc) to undertake remedial activities.
  2. The approved plan requires A&I Inc to use HEPA vacuums to remove paint chips on the ground and other exterior areas of identified properties, provided that the property owner has requested such service and has granted access to the property.
  3. TTI is deploying Advanced Air Analysis, Inc, an MDE Accredited Lead Risk Assessor, to perform pre and post- cleanup inspections and to document that remediation has been completed.
  4. A few non-residential properties are subject to modified requirements imposed by MDE, and TTI has deployed A&I and Advanced Air Analysis to those properties to remediate in conformance with those requirements.

Outreach, Planning and Timeline:

  1. As required by MDE, TTI provided a plan to conduct outreach in cooperation with the Woodbury Community Association, to reach out to the surrounding community. TTI provided copies of flyers to the WCA, and an email and phone number for residents to request the inspection and cleanup of paint chips on their property. TTI is doing additional direct mailings to ensure notice.
  2. TTI began work on June 30th 2022, and estimates project completion by August 1st 2022.
  3. TTI is engaged in regular communication with MDE as to its progress on the remediation.

Remediation Tracking and Communication

  1. Residents or businesses can contact TTI through its email at televisiontowerinc@gmail.com or via the voicemail box at 410-578-7551.
  2. The resident’s or business’s contact information, communications and associated response actions are being monitored by the industrial hygienist, Advanced Air Analysis, and the abatement contractor, A&I, Inc.
  3. The resident should receive a follow-up email outlining the inspection and cleanup process, and requesting any contact information if it was omitted in the initial email they sent.
  4. Any comments or special instructions provided for permission or access, or relating to the prioritization guidelines, are noted in the comments for the contractors.
  5. Once the cleanup and post inspection are complete, the resident is sent an email confirming the same.

Prioritization

  1. As discussed with and approved by MDE, priority on remediation is given to childcare facilities, playgrounds, parks, and other properties used by children.
  2. Following that, remediation will focus on residences, group homes, and commercial establishments.
  3. Remediation of roofs, public streets, and sidewalks will be done last except when there are opportunities toexpedite that work.
  4. Within categories, TTI prioritizes properties that have asked for remediation, which is done by sending a requestto televisiontowerinc@gmail.com or leaving a message on TTI’s voice mailbox at 410-578-7551.
  5. TTI will engage in affirmative outreach by multiple means to properties in the surrounding area to performremediation where needed, but also encourages neighbors to inform their neighbors on how to request remediation if they identify paint chips on their property.

Update on paint chips from TV Tower.

Good afternoon community! We have been following the TV tower paint chip situation and have some updates to share with you:
Television Tower Inc. (TTI) is the entity responsible for managing the candelabra tower for the three stations who use it. The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) has approved a remediation plan for cleaning up lead paint chips in the community. The cleanup begins today, June 30, 2022. They have hired A&I, an accredited MDE contractor.

In order to have your property cleaned by the contractor, please email televisiontowerinc@gmail.com with your name and address or call (410) 578-7551 and leave a message for them. They will be in touch.
If you have neighbors who may not be online or who may not be receiving emails, please share this information with them.

If you have young children, please consider having them tested for lead levels with your doctor. Talk to your doctor about approaches to reduce lead exposure in your household if you have young children.

Our next meeting is on July 12, 2022 at 7 pm at Itineris at 2050 Rockrose Ave, Baltimore, MD 21211. It will be a hybrid meeting. Click here if you want to attend via Zoom.

Thank you for being involved! If you’re interested in volunteering, click here to get in touch. We are always happy to have new faces.

Congratulations to our new WCA President and Treasurer

Announcing new WCA officers

Congratulations to Alyssa Brown and Marian Glebes, our newly appointed President and Treasurer. The current WCA board met and voted to appoint and approve them to fill the open positions in accordance with paragraph 5.d. of the WCA Bylaws. Both Alyssa and Marian have been active WCA members and we are looking forward to their leadership.  Tracey Brown will continue to serve as Secretary. Christopher Whipps will continue as the Public Safety Director.  We will be sharing additional information about opportunities to get more involved with the WCA by joining a committee in the near future.

Many thanks to Sheri Higgins, our outgoing President, who tirelessly worked for the community. Her many accomplishments include creating the Woodberry Hangout, creating and maintaining both the sign garden and the plantings along 41st St, leading Woodberry to become a Local Historic District, and so much more. Her contributions are too numerous for this post.

Alyssa Brown has been a Baltimore City resident for more than ten years and a homeowner in Woodberry since 2016.  According to Alyssa, “Many things drew me to Woodberry when I made the decision to buy a house, including its history, architecture, and its proximity to the light rail.  The ease of access to the city and all its resources combined with the large green spaces and ability to have a small garden of my own made it the perfect fit.  

I recognize that Woodberry is changing and want to make sure the community has a seat at the table as development impacting the neighborhood continues. I believe building on and broadening the existing processes to elicit feedback from the community and ensure transparency is critical as we move forward. I played an active role in the most recent effort to secure a Commission for Historical and Architectural Preservation (CHAP) designation since the demolition of the stone houses in May 2019. I bring a combination of skills which I think would serve the community well, including a background in grassroots organizing and coalition building. It would be an honor to continue to serve the community going forward.”

Marian Glebes has been a resident of the Jones Falls River Valley for 20 years, and a homeowner on Brick Hill since 2013. According to Marian, “For these past two decades, I have worked with and across diverse and inclusive communities, geographies, and stakeholders due to my dedication and commitment to engagement, equitable development, and the power of people and art to change the City. I am compelled to service in Woodberry and Baltimore by all of the complexities in the questions ‘How we make a place, and how a place makes us.’

Through my work in the private sector in community economic development, in the non-profit sector working alongside City agencies to lower barriers for artists and makers in policy and practice, in academia as a teacher in higher-ed, in my art practice that ranges from working in museums to working in the public realm, in already serving the WCA by playing an active role in the recent CHAP designation, in grassroots activism and organizing with and alongside neighborhood associations across Baltimore, I have a history of showing up and serving the people and places around me.”

 

CHAP Hearing for 3535 Clipper Rd- September 8, 1:00 pm (online)- UPDATE- This portion of the hearing is cancelled

UPDATE: The plans for 3535 Clipper Rd will not be reviewed at the September 8 hearing as previously announced. The developer is reviewing CHAP input for height and mass and will reschedule at a later date.

Original post- The development team for Kathy Jenning will present their concept for the 3rd lot on Clipper Road. This is the metal building lot.  “The hearing will chiefly be about height, massing, and scale, which is how CHAP handles large new construction.  The finer design details and materials are reviewed at subsequent hearings”. Below are links to the presentation and instructions on how to log into the hearing.

Click here to see the presentation

Click here to see the buildings “ghosted in”

WCA Meeting with Baltimore DOT- September 16, 7pm (online)

The Baltimore City Department of Transportation will present their concept and take your questions and comments for traffic calming along Druid Park Drive at the Parkdale and 41st intersections. Your voice is important. Please join us for this important update. Click here to see the full version of the plans.


Baltimore City DOT/WCA Virtual Meeting using Webex
Wednesday, September 16th 7 pm

Link to join meeting: https://bmore.webex.com/webappng/sites/bmore/meeting/download/139f0a2769e9475fad6b9b7d6ba3f695?siteurl=bmore&MTID=mc8179539d71756768f117236d60a4386

Meeting number (access code): 129 475 4488
Meeting password: bXrf3wTk8m8

Tap to join from a mobile device:
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Or join by phone: 1 (408) 418-9388

Hampden Woodberry Medfield Livable Neighborhoods Grant open for applications! Due 8/31

Applications are open for the Hampden Woodberry Medfield Livability Grant
Applications are open for the Hampden Woodberry Medfield Livability Grant. Applications due 8/31/20

The $5,000 Hampden Woodberry Medfield Livable Neighborhoods Grant is now open for applications. Past grant awards within Woodberry were awarded for repair of the Welcome to Woodberry sign, a RotoTiller for the Rockrose City Garden and landscaping at the Zen Garden. Applications are due on August 31, 2020. Projects must be located within Woodberry, Hampden, or Medfield and address a community enhancement project. See the guidelines here or at the link below for more details.

http://aboutwoodberry.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Grant-Application-Guidelines.pdf

WCA July Community Meeting

WCA July 2020 online community meeting

The Woodberry Community Association hosts its July meeting on Thursday the 16th, 7pm online via Zoom (from computer or call-in).

Register here to receive the link to Thursday’s meeting.

When you register, you will be able to join from a computer or by dialing in to the meeting. For any questions about joining the meeting, or becoming a WCA member, email WCA Secretary Tracey Brown at secretary@aboutwoodberry.com

Meeting Agenda:

  • Update on the proposed development of the Schenuit property
  • Update on 2087 Druid Park Drive.