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HCC Officers

President: Shannon Dawkins Wrenn

Vice President: Matt Stegman

Secretary: Mary Rose Cook

Treasurer: David Stysley

Board Members

Diego Barsotti

Will Bauer

Daniel Ewald

Katharine Fernstrom

Jack Krabbe

Eli Lopatin

Kris Pettie

Nicholas Rizzutti

Adam Feuerstein


Shannon Dawkins Wrenn, President

HCC, PO Box 19957

Hampden, Maryland 21211




The next HCC meeting is on

November 28, 2016.

Plan to join us at 7:00 pm at the Roosevelt

Park Recreation Center on West 36th Street.

The agenda will include committee updates

and discussions of the most important

issues of the day for business owners and

residents of Hampden.

7:00-7:05 pm: Welcome

7:05-7:30 pm: Committee updates

7:30-8:00 pm: New business

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president’s letter

Pepsi Development Meeting Summary

By Shannon Dawkins Wrenn

Halloween kicks off the holidays and

everything starts to seem a bit cheerier,

but on to some important issues facing the

community. Specifically let’s talk about the

Pepsi development.

Councilman Mosby hosted a presentation

by the Himmelrich Associates regarding

the Pepsi development on October 17,

2016. As you may remember the HCC first

hosted the developer last October 2015 and

had a lot of questions regarding the project,

but unfortunately there still seems to be

a lot of issues that have not been resolved

over the past year.

TransForm Baltimore is the Baltimore

Zoning Code rewrite, a document that has

not been updated since the 1970s. It is a

project that started in 2006 to “transform”

the zoning code into modern times. The

legislation was first presented in 2012

as City Council Bill 12-0152 and is now

hundreds of pages long. We have had

assurances that the bill will pass this year,

because otherwise much of the prior work

would be lost and they would have to start

over with a new bill and many new council

members. However there is not much

time left as the last meeting of this sitting

council is the first week of December.

Now what does TransForm have to do

with the Pepsi development? Generally

you may have seen zoning changes go

through the City Council, introduced by

a councilperson as an ordinance, under a

standalone bill. Under those proceedings,

there are generally separate hearings to

discuss the project. The current proposed

changes through Transform would not allow

for separate hearings or input. Another

issue we have had is that many of the zoning

designations have not been cemented and

we have found it hard to come to any true

understanding as the very definitions are

still under amendment.

So where does it stand? The developer

has proposed an amendment for TOD-4

which is a high density Transit Oriented

Development. While Councilman Mosby

has said he would not support that change,

he was open to other changes through

TransForm. Woodberry has written a

letter supporting a change to I-MU which

is Industrial Mixed Use that restricts

the types of industrial and also provides

height limits. The HCC, HVMA, Medfield

Community Association, and the Wyman

Park Community Association all have

stated previously that TransForm is not the

proper venue as we had concerns that have

not been resolved.

Does this mean the HCC wants Industrial?

No, the HCC has not taken a position on the

zoning process. The HCC preference is that

the property designation change should

be completed outside of TransForm, once

the designations are more clearly defined,

and with additional information, such as a

traffic study. Planning has said that after

TransForm, this will be a more difficult

process for the developer and there are

more legal hurdles, but we believe the

developer is capable. There is also now

the additional issue of Pepsi leaving and

the developer wanting immediate income

from the property. The community should

be aware that Industrial leases are generally

longer term leases and this is something

that could happen as early as January hence

extending the timeline for any development

project to start for possibly years.

What was that about a PUD? While the HCC

had heard that PUDs would be discouraged

under the new code, we recently learned

that they are considered especially when

properties have geographic issues such as

present at the Pepsi site. However PUDs are

not allowed under the current Industrial

designation. PUDs are attractive for

communities because they allow for open

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hearings and input, however the developer

would have to be in agreement to seek a

PUD and that would be need to be worked

out by whoever is elected to the 7th district

seat this November.

But what about this concept plan? What

are the numbers? According to the

10/17/2016 presentation:

• Lead Tenant (Proposed grocery) = 25,000-

75,000 square feet

• Other Realtors = 25,000-50,000 square


• Residential Units = 300-450 apartments

(125-150 of these could be part of a hotel)

• Heights = 3-5 stories for retail, 4-5 stories

for residential

Now we are feeling a lot of pressure both

from the developer and the TransForm

process. I feel very passionately that it is my

job as president to help keep the community

as informed as possible on what has been a

rather convoluted situation. Every choice

has its positives and negatives, but that

has been increasingly hard to weigh and

present to the community as we are trying

to infer from a working document. We are

not always going to agree and over the next

few weeks we expect there may be some last

minute choices to be made. I hope at the

very least this brings a bit more clarity to

the situation, but understand there may not

be a further consensus to be made.

I want to give a sincere thanks to everyone

that came out on for the October 17, 2016

meeting. From the developers work on

their presentation to Councilman Mosby’s



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moderation, and to the very many engaged

and passionate community members. I feel

extremely lucky to be part of a community

that participates on such a level, which asks

thoughtful questions and shares heartfelt

concerns. However this matter concludes,

I hope we are stronger for it.

Again, many thanks and all my best,



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News from the Hampden Family Center

By Lisa Ghinger

Education Committee Update

By Eli Lopatin

You have probably noticed a lot of action in

and out of the Family Center within the last

month. The Center is under construction

to make positive major changes primarily

to the interior of the building. We have set

up residence at St. Luke’s Church (800 W.

36th Street) for the next several months

while the Center undergoes much needed

renovations. All programs and services are

operating out of St. Luke’s Church. If you

have questions please stop by for a visit or

call 410-467-8710.

Taste of Hampden 2016!

Thursday, November 3rd at The Ideal Arts Space

(905 West 36th Street) from 6pm– 9pm

Join us for another fabulous party where

notable Hampden chefs will be serving their

very best dishes and in a great new venue –

Proceeds benefit Family Center programs

and services. Cost: $40 per person

Programs and services for the month:

Study Buddy

This program offers one-on-one tutoring

for students in grades K-12. Students are

matched with volunteers for one-on-one

tutoring. This program is free. Call Doug,

Program Manager 410-467-8710 to discuss

your child’s needs. Schedule: Tuesday


After School Enrichment Program

The After-School Enrichment Program

provides homework help and positive youth

development activities for children in

grades 1-5. Your child can do better in school

through individual tutoring and homework

help working with a staff and volunteers on

their reading, writing and math skills. In

addition, your child will enjoy Taekwondo,

music, skateboarding, art and gardening

just to name a few. Children are picked up

from Hampden Elementary/Middle School

and St. Thomas Aquinas School. Schedule:

Monday–Friday, 2:30pm–5:30 pm

Cost: $25 per child, per month

Registration: $50 (includes $25 registration

fee and first month’s payment)

**Call Center for space availability**


If you have children 5 years and younger and/

or pregnant or 6 months postpartum, please

visit our new location and speak with Rhonda

from WIC. By appointment only – please call

410-614-4848. WIC is on site the second

Thursday of the each month. Date: November

10th / Schedule: Thursday 9:00am–5:00pm

Benefit Assistance

If you need a little help with your gas or

electric bill, stop by and speak with Walter

Jackson who can help you apply for energy

assistance. Walter is on site Wednesday

9–1. Please call to make an appointment:

410-467-8710. Schedule: Wednesday 9:00am


Fuel Fund of Maryland

A representative is on site to assist those in

need of additional resources for utility bills.

Please call to make an appointment as there

are required documents to be furnished:

410-467-8710. Schedule: Wednesday 9:30am


Seedco Earn Benefits

Need assistance in attaining such benefits

as: food stamps, healthcare, housing and

utilities support and tax credits? Sandy is

on site Monday, Thursday and Friday. To

make an appointment with Ashley call 410-

467-8710. Schedule: Monday–Friday 9:00am


Exercise 50+

Get into shape for the holidays with an

exercise class for those 50 and older! Led by

a trained professional from MedStar Union

Memorial Hospital, classes are held once a

week. Schedule: Tuesday 11:00am–12:00pm

Senior Luncheon

Join us the third Friday of the month for a

hot meal with friends, and a few rounds of

Bingo. A nurse is on site for blood pressure

screenings. Senior Lunches are free, but

advance registration is required as seating

is limited. Date: Friday, November 18th /

Schedule 11:00am–1:00pm

Calling All Christmas Angels

Be an angel this holiday season and adopt a

Hampden child for Christmas. The Family

Center sponsors the Christmas Angel

Program for children in need ages 0-12. Call

410-467-8710 or stop by the center for more


Annual Christmas Party Needs Toy


If you would like to donate toys for children

12 and under to be distributed at our annual

Christmas party please feel free to do so.

We would wholeheartedly welcome your

donation and you will put a smile on the face

of a child!


Annual Hampden Family Christmas Party

on December 10th from 11:00am–1:00pm.

Enjoy holiday carols, craft activities and

yummy treats while visiting with Santa!

Families must pre-register their children 12

and under to receive a small wrapped gift. If

you are planning to attend please call 410-

467-8710 to register and receive your ticket.

Space is limited so please don’t wait!

The Family Center would like to take this

opportunity to thank everyone for their

support of the Center. It is truly an honor

to serve the folks in our neighborhood

and we are very grateful for that privilege.

Wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!

1104 West 36th Street

Baltimore, MD 2121



Robert Poole Construction Update

Crews are working daily on demolition

of portions of the Robert Poole Building,

which will reopen as the home of ACCE

and Independence High Schools in

2018. Interior demolition is expected

to be completed by Christmas, and new

construction is expected to begin before

then. Questions about the construction

can be directed to Rick Gabell, CAM

Construction Project Manager, at rick@

cambuilds.com, and construction updates

meetings are held every second Thursday at

5:30 p.m. at the Roosevelt Rec Center.

For additional information on the Education

Committee, or to get involved, contact

Education Committee Chair Eli Lopatin at


This month Hampden Elementary Middle

School will be selling Morgan the Mustang

discount cards that have been designed just

with Hampden in mind!

These customized discount cards will

allow you to receive year long savings from

many of the businesses right here in our

neighborhood and some that are just up the

road in frequently visited locations, like

Towson and White Marsh. For just $20 per

card, you can save all year long! The card

pays for itself in just a few trips to local


See a Hampden student or stop by the school

if you are interested in purchasing one to

support our school.

Express Yourself!

at Keswick’s New Creative Arts Studio



Discounts are available at:

Papa John’s

Lumbini Restaurant


Duckin Donuts

Bubba’s Breakaway

Asian Taste


Café Hon

Play It Again Sports

P.J.’s Pub

Monster Golf



Baskin Robbinsw

King’s Pizza & Subs

All About Burger


Arlon’s Carry Out

Ledo Pizza


Designed for Baltimore’s Older Adults

All skill levels welcome! Just bring your imagination and

be ready to engage your creative brain. Projects will utilize

various media, textiles and fabrics.

10 Week Creative Art Workshop

Fridays, October 7 — December 9, 2016

10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Workshop facilitated by (MICA) Maryland Institute

College of Art Graduate Fellow and Artist

For more information and to register, contact: 410-662-4363 or



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News from the Hampden Library

By Devon Ellis

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St. Mary’s Outreach Center

By Sandra Simmons

Mother Goose Baby Steps

Wednesday mornings at 10:30 AM, birth to 36

months, with their caregivers

Bring Baby to the Library to enjoy our

interactive nursery rhyme lap program,

with music, rhythm, songs, fingerplays, a

story, poetry, and movement.

Preschool Leaps

Thursday evenings at 6:30 PM, for ages 3-5,

with their caregivers

Preschoolers enjoy stories, songs,

fingerplays, a craft, games, poetry, and fun.

Picture Book Parade

Tuesday, November 1 at 3:30pm to 4:15pm

November is “Picture Book Month.” Listen

to and look at picture books, then draw

your own picture to illustrate a story. Share

the title of a picture book you’ve read and

respect. Sing your Hampden Librarian’s

own song, “Ode to the Picture Book.” Kids,

ages 5-12.

Gumdrop Girders and Toothpick Timbers

Friday, November 4 at 3:30pm to 4:15pm

Using only 10 gumdrops and 20 toothpicks,

build a structure that can withstand the

weight of a heavy book. STEM, After School

Activities. Kids, ages 7-12.

In Praise of Pudding

Tuesday, November 22 at 3:30pm to 4:15pm

Pudding poems, songs, stories and treats

for Banana Pudding Lovers Month. Kids,

ages 5-12.

Teens ~ Learn Some Cool Karate Moves !

Thursday, November 10, 5:30 pm to 6:15 pm

A karate master demonstrates some moves!

Smoking Cessation: The Dangers of

Tobacco Use and Ways to Quit

Tuesday, November 15 at 1:00pm to 2:00 pm

Janell Martin, Community Health Educator,

Baltimore City Health Department, talks

about the dangers of tobacco use and

resources to help quit smoking. For adults.

Discoveries...America: Virtual Geographical

Roadtrip USA

The “Discoveries…America” series is a

DVD program featuring each state of the

United States, presented in order of each

state’s admission to the Union. The series

includes video essays about the people,

geography, cultures, ecology, scenery, and

literary highlights of each state. Screenings

will be held Saturdays at 2 pm: Nov 5,

Nevada (36th); Nov 19, Nebraska (37th).

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Adult Book Conversation

Thursday, November 17, at 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

The Hampden Library Book Conversation

group will meet Thurs, November 17, 6-7

p.m., and will discuss “Being mortal:

medicine and what matters in the end,”

c2014, by Atul Gawande, a surgeon. Dr.

Gawande’s book talks about the choices to

be made in providing medical treatments

for terminally ill patients and their

families. His compassionate view takes into

consideration many end-of-life issues.

The Library’s hours:

Sun & Mon: closed

Tues: 12 – 8

Wed: 10 – 5:30

Thurs: 12 – 8

Fri: 12 – 5

Sat: 10 – 5

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Baltimore, MD 21211

(410) 396-6043



The Friendraiser is our fundraiser for the

year. Hopefully some of you will be able to

come and/or buy some raffle tickets. See

below for more information. Tickets to the

event are $60 for a wonderful evening of

food, wine and music.

St. Mary’s Outreach Center invites you

to join us for our

Seventh Annual Friendraiser

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

5:30-7:30 pm

Historic Clover Hill

15 East Bishops Road

Baltimore, MD 21218

Wine, Light Fare, Raffles, Holiday Music

St. Mary’s Outreach Center


Open Enrollment For Medicare D

(Prescription Drugs) We have Open

enrollment for Medicare D from 10/15

to 12/7/16. It is always wise to check

out the different plans each year as the

pharmaceutical companies change their

formulary (what drugs they cover) and the

deductibles and the cost of premiums.

We would be glad to sit with you and go over

all these things to make sure you are in the

right plan for you.

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Baltimore, MD 21211



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1-bedroom and 2-bedroom apartments.

Reasonable Prices: from $451 to $759, including utilities

Convenient to Giant, RiteAid and area shops.


Call 410-889-8255 for information.


MON-FRI 8 am-6 pm • SAT 8 am-5 pm


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Community Mediation

Community Mediation, a non-profit organization in Baltimore

City that offers free conflict resolution services to all citizens

and strives to reduce interpersonal conflict, violence and

animosity in the community by providing mediation services,

is coming to Roosevelt Rec Center. Mediation is a voluntary

and confidential process in which a neutral mediator helps

people find solutions to their conflicts.

Our mediators mediate any community conflict that

includes: Neighborhood disputes i.e. noise, parking

trash, harassment, property damage, etc., Community

Associations and Business disputes, Landlord/Tenant

disputes, Family Planning, Interpersonal disputes i.e. coworkers,

roommates, friendships, School-based disputes

i.e. truancy, student/student, student/teacher, etc.,

Parenting Plans, Prison Re-entry, Police Complaints

If interested in volunteering, please call Talea Gillespie at (410)

467-9165 or email volunteer@communitymediation.org for

more information. You may also refer cases for mediation by

calling (410) 467-9165 or email crs@communitymediation.org

More information at: www.communitymediation.org

Office: 410-410-583-5700

of Long and Foster Real Estate, Inc


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Not All Swallows Go to Capistrano

By Daniel Ewald

Leave Your Leaves Alone

By Daniel Ewald

A little birdie told me that not all of them

head south for the winter. While orioles,

hummingbirds, and flycatchers are among

the birds that seek the warmth of a lower

latitudes, many songbirds, swallows, and

woodpeckers either stay put or migrate

on down from Canada to escape a harsher

winter. Birds have the same needs—food,

water, shelter—in winter as they do any other

time. Winter habitat has also been shown to

affect breeding success, according to studies

on tropical-wintering birds, and the same

could be true for the boreal birds wintering

here. As a bonus, you (and your cat) get to

enjoy picturesque scenes of birds eating and

preening against a snowy backdrop.

Here’s how you can help resident and

migratory birds eat on the fly:

• Maintain a feeder daily. Winter feeding

spots are highly prized by birds since

opportunities are limited. Forgetting to

stock a feeder may bring doom to your

little visitors.

• While cracked corn is cheap and eaten by

many, try the following to encourage a

specific visitor.

—Thistle seed for goldfinches.

—Suet feeders can feed a wide variety of

birds, including nuthatches, chickadees,

and wrens. High protein varieties are

favored by woodpeckers.

—Safflower seed in a mesh feeder lures

titmice, cardinals, and finches.

—Doves, juncos, and native sparrows

prefer a ground-level feeding tray.

• Hulled birdseed, such as sunflower

hearts, can reduce mess.

• Try safflower seed to discourage squirrels.

• Don’t forget that birdseed can attract

rodents, from squirrels, to mice, to rats.

Store birdseed in tightly sealed, metal

containers. In a basement or attached

garage, seeds can be infested with

pantry moths, which can quickly set up

housekeeping in your family’s food stores.

• Provide a winter-proof water source,

such as a heated birdbath. If you’re

installing a heated birdbath on a deck or

porch rail, look for models that tilt for

easy cleaning. Keeping a water garden full

and deiced also gives birds a place to bathe

and sip.

• Evergreen trees and bushes typically

provide the best natural habitat for

wintering birds. Building a brush shelter

can mimic these habitats.

• Remove old nesting material from

birdhouses. Wear rubber gloves for this

chore. To help kill bird parasites and limit

potential diseases, rinse houses with a

solution of 1 part bleach to 10 parts water.

Fall is in full swing, what with the cool air,

pumpkin spice invading all food items,

and the brilliant colors of leaves littering

the ground. While most people are glad

to remove leaves for disposal, the savvy

gardener knows better.

Removing leaf litter not only robs your

garden/lawn of nutrients, it also destroys

a mini wildlife habitat for overwintering

critters. Additionally, many actively feast

on leaf litter and, come spring, are feasted

upon by birds, spiders, and more. Leaving

leaf litter also helps to retain water in the

soil and provides for a mini blanket for

your yard, limiting frost damage. If that

wasn’t enough, the EPA estimates that

yard waste contribute 13% to our nation’s

solid waste, about 33 million tons/year.

Worse yet, yard waste in a landfill is often

deprived of oxygen. Instead, yard waste

often decays anaerobically, releasing

methane in the process.

Depending on your yard and garden needs,

try the following:

• Let leaves stay where they fall. However,

it won’t hurt your lawn if you chop them

with a mulching mower.

• Rake and collect leaves to use as mulch in

garden beds. For finer-textured mulch,

shred them first.

• Make compost. Combine fallen leaves

(“brown material”) with grass clippings

and other “green material” in a 25-30:1

ratio and keep moist and well mixed. Too

much brown/carbon material will slow

decomposition. Too much green/nitrogen

material will stink up your compost. Done

right, you’ll have nutrient-rich compost

to add to your garden next spring.

• Build a brush shelter. Along with

branches, sticks and stems, leaves can

be used to make brush piles that shelter

native wildlife. This can be as simple as

pushing all your yard waste into a corner

of your yard.

• Let leaf piles decompose. The resulting

leaf mold can be used as a soil amendment

to improve structure and water retention

come spring. Piles can be easily converted

into a brush shelter as well.


can this be inherently dangerous (and

potentially illegal), you’ll be polluting the

crisp autumn air.

• Still too many leaves? DPW can collect

your yard waste along with trash, so long

as it is in a labeled or clear plastic bag 6 .

Now just sit on that porch, sip your hot

chocolate (or toddy) and watch the leaves fall.

Election Judges Wanted

City employees are needed to serve as Democratic,

Republican and Unaffiliated Parties (Independent)

election judges for the Presidential/Mayoral General

Election on November 8, 2016.

To qualify as an election judge, you must be a registered

voter in the State of Maryland. You must be able to work at

least 14 hours at your assigned location, and read, write,

speak, and understand the English language. You must

be willing and able to follow instructions concerning the

election laws and the overall duties of staffing a polling

precinct. A mandatory training session is also required.

The compensation is $165 or $225 for the day.

Election judges are a very important part of the election

process as they are responsible for administering the voting

procedures in each precinct. Without election judges, it

would be impossible to conduct an election.

To register as an election judge, please contact:

Baltimore City Board of Elections

417 E. Fayette Street, Room #129


boe.baltimorecity.gov OR www.elections.state.md.us

BaltiMeter Billing Switches On

The nearly four-decade-old billing system used by the

Baltimore City DPW has been replaced with modern, stateof-the-art

software and hardware. The first monthly bills

will reflect changes that went into Oct. 11. DPW Director

Rudy S. Chow, P.E., says, “I’m happy for our customers,

who will benefit from efficient, reliable, accurate metering

and billing, and pleased with our team of contractors who

helped us through these changes. Most importantly, I’m

proud of the DPW employees who are reinventing their

jobs in order to provide even better service.”

Get in Touch With the HCC

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Youth Snow Removal Program

By Baltimore City Recreation and Parks

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The web address for both students and

seniors to download applications is snow.


Last winter, the Department of

Transportation developed a Youth Snow

Program to help elderly residents with

snow removal while providing work

opportunities for city students. The Youth

Snow Program was designed to bridge the

gap between elderly residents and young

people while providing opportunities for

students to contribute to their communities.

Through the program, student workers

will assist elderly/disabled residents by

shoveling snow from their public right of

ways to create safer walking conditions in

Baltimore City neighborhoods during the

winter months.

According to a Baltimore City ordinance

(Building, Fire, and Related Codes

section), residents are required to remove

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snow from public sidewalks adjacent to

their property:

305.8 Snow and ice on sidewalks.

• After any snowfall that results in an

accumulation of snow or ice on the ground,

the snow and ice must be removed and

cleared away from all sidewalks that abut

the premises.

305.8.1 Time for compliance.

• The snow and ice must be removed and

cleared away:

1. within 6 hours after the snow has

stopped falling; or

2. if the snow stopped falling between 3

p.m. and 6 a.m., before 11 a.m.

305.8.2 Manner of compliance.

• The snow and ice must be removed and

cleared away in a manner that:

1. leaves a clear path that is at least 2 feet

wide; and

2. does not obstruct the passage of water

in the gutters.


Residents that fail to comply with this

ordinance may receive fines of up to $100.

Through the Youth Snow Program, elderly

and/or disabled city residents who need

assistance with removing snow from their

public right-of-ways will be matched with

student workers in their neighborhoods

who will shovel snow from public sidewalks

adjacent to their property. City residents

who are 65 and older and incapable of

removing snow on their own, or are legally

disabled are eligible for the program.

Residents who would like assistance with

snow removal from their public sidewalks

must register for the program by calling 311

(443-263-2220) to request a registration

form. Residents must submit completed

registration forms and supporting

documentation in order to be considered

for this program.

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This service is based on DOT having sufficient

student staffing in each neighborhood to

shovel resident right of ways.

Residents who request registration forms

or complete the registration process are

NOT guaranteed snow shoveling services.

This program is on a first come, first

served basis.

Registration for seniors began on Monday,

September 26, 2016 and will continue

through October 31, 2016. Registration

forms will NOT be accepted after the

October 31st deadline.

Once registered for the program, residents

will be matched with student workers in

their neighborhood, as long as there are

students available in the area. The youth

workers are required to make themselves

available to shovel assigned public rightof-ways

during snow events when schools

are cancelled or closed for the day.

Students will be assigned to shovel

numerous locations after each storm,

including elderly residences, city owned

properties and public right-of-ways along

bridges, etc. Youth workers will not shovel

snow from private property including

driveways, lead walks and steps unless

privately contracted by the resident. Snow

removal performed on private property is

not the responsibility of the city or DOT.

Residents should not have anyone living in

their home who is able to assist with snow

removal in order to be considered for this


Students that wish to work for the Youth

Snow Program must register by calling 311

(443-263-2220) to request a registration

form or may email Jobs.Trans@


Registration for interested students began

on Monday, September 26, 2016 and

will continue through October 31, 2016.

Registration forms will NOT be accepted

after the October 31st deadline.

The program is open to students that are

14-21 years of age and each participant


• Obtain parental consent

• Possess a valid work permit (if under the

age of 18)

• Have stable contact information and a

working smart phone

• Possess excellent communication skills

• Copy of current progress report

demonstrating passing grades in all


• Obtain 3 written references from

community leaders (church, HOA,

principal, teacher, business owner,

elected official, etc.)

These criteria will be reviewed by DOT

Human Resources to determine eligibility

for the program.

DOT will provide students with a shovel,

gloves and safety vest which should be

used while working. Students will also

receive mandatory safety training prior to

starting work.

As a Youth Snow Program employee,

students are required to clear snow from

the sidewalks at their assigned locations

within 2-3 hours after a storm during

a snow emergency when schools are

cancelled or closed.

Students can work anytime between 7:00

a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Workers are required to

call in to an assigned city inspector using a

smart phone upon arrival at each location

to confirm they are ready to work. Students

must also call for an inspection once the

work is complete and obtain an inspector’s

signature. DOT supervisors and inspectors

working out of the Emergency Operations

Center at 414 Calvert Street will manage the

youth workers.

Managers will use a smart phone

application called “Be A Boss” to activate

student workers and to track their shoveling

progress. Student workers should carry

their smart phones with them at all times

while working, in order to utilize the app

and communicate with DOT.

Student workers are required to contact

DOT in advance if they are unable to

perform their assigned duties/tasks.

In exchange for their services, students will

earn a stipend ranging from approximately

$500 - $750, depending on the number

of snow events that occur. Students will

receive a minimum stipend of $500 for

shoveling up to 10 snow events. If student

activation occurs more than 10 times

during the winter season, students will

receive additional pay.

In lieu of payment, students may choose to

receive 150 Service Learning Hours that are

required for high school graduation.

Youth snow workers will be considered city

employees and placed on city payroll. They

will be paid from the city’s snow budget.

DOT expects to hire up to 400 student

workers (maximum) because of the large

amount of interest in the program. The

program is available on a first come, first

served basis and students are encouraged to

apply early. DOT will review all applications

and will accommodate as many as possible.

The final date to submit applications is

Monday, October 31, 2016 or until the

program is filled.

A waiting list of students will be established

to fill any vacancies that arise due to noshows,

illness, etc.

Last year was the first year for DOT’s Youth

Snow Program, which proved to be very

popular with both residents and student

workers. The city is already receiving calls

from citizens interested in the program so

we encourage everyone to apply early.



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