Annapolis, Maryland (October 1, 2014) – Important deadlines for the upcoming 2014 Gubernatorial General Election are approaching. The deadline to register to vote, change party affiliation, update an address and request an alternate polling place for this election is 9 p.m. on Tuesday, October 14.
Reliable Churchill, LLLP, the largest wine and spirits distributorship in Maryland, opened its new operations and distribution center in White Marsh/Middle River, bringing over 500 jobs to Baltimore County. The company's office and warehouse have consolidated in a 449,200 square foot facility off MD Route 43.
"It is gratifying to see job growth along the Maryland Route 43 corridor. We welcome Reliable Churchill to our Middle River business community," said Councilwoman Cathy Bevins.
Councilwoman Cathy Bevins continues to advocate for air conditioninig and improvements in 6th district public schools. Recently, she announce that several additonal schools have been prioritized for air conditioning. In her first term, Cathy has secured funding priority for 11 additional schools that serve 6th district students.
“These improvements will enhance the learning environment for thousands of students across central and eastern Baltimore County...” - Cathy Bevins
On May 22, 2014, the Baltimore County Council adopted the County's budget for fiscal year 2015. Chairwoman Cathy Bevins delivered the budget message on behalf of the Council.
The Baltimore County Council formally approved a fiscal 2015 operating budget Thursday that sends more than half of the overall $2.9 billion allocation to the county's school system.
County schools will receive $1.5 billion in the budget, as well as $19.3 million for capital projects, including air-conditioning in several older schools, additions and maintenance of buildings. Officials say the county school system has the second-oldest stock of facilities in the state, and many facilities are considered overcrowded.
Council Chairwoman Cathy Bevins, a Middle River Democrat, said the budget reflects residents' expectations that education should come first in county spending. "A defining characteristic of Baltimore County is the confidence citizens have in our public school system," she said.
The Baltimore County Council approved legislation Monday [May 5, 2014] requiring coaches and other recreation volunteers who work with children to undergo background checks, a move officials said is meant to protect children from sexual predators...
"There are so many unfortunate incidents that happen with young children that we don't find out about until 10 or 20 years later," said Council Chairwoman Cathy Bevins, a Middle River Democrat who was lead sponsor of the legislation. "I just thought we could be a voice for them and protect them."
Councilwoman Cathy Bevins has been officially endorsed by the Baltimore County Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge #4.
For years, a dilapidated building at the corner of Pulaski Highway and Reames Road in Middle River sat vacant, deteriorating and attracting graffiti, illegal dumping, and derelict activity.
Hearing pleas from residents and community leaders that the property was an “eyesore,” Councilwoman Cathy Bevins urged county code enforcement officials to address the violations, cleaned up the property, and get the building razed.
“I know how important this was to the neighborhood,” Bevins said. “It has been in disrepair for the better part of the last decade, so when the community asked for my help, I made it my priority, and I am thrilled we can finally say goodbye to this blight on this community.”