North County Update 12/1/17
BWI Noise Update
-The office of the Attorney General has selected outside counsel to pursue action against the FAA’s NexGen program. Kaplan, Kirsch & Rockwell, LLP will be assisting the AG’s office.
-Senators Cardin and Van Hollen have both publicly supported the pursuit of legal action against the FAA over the impact of NexGen.
-The FAA is currently conducting a Performance Based Navigation project to address community concerns around BWI as well as other airports in the United States.
-The FAA will meet again with the Airport Noise Committee for the Greater Severna Park Council in February with additional suggestions on solving the noise issues that NexGen has brought to Anne Arundel County
-Residents can continue to file complaints on the Maryland Aviation Administration website at:
There is a tab for noise complaints.
Upcoming GDP Meetings
The county is hosting a series of listening sessions to help shape the General Development Plan for 2040. There was one held at North County High in September with additional dates to follow. The final one will be held at Brooklyn Park Middle School in February.
December 11, 2017 Arundel High School
January 11, 2018 Annapolis High School
January 29, 2018 Northeast High School
February 8, 2018 Southern High School
February 22, 2018 Brooklyn Park Middle School
The GDP is Anne Arundel County’s comprehensive plan to guide land use in the County, capitalize on its assets and conserve critical resources. It is prepared in compliance with State requirements and guidelines. Adopted by the County Council, the GDP establishes policies and recommendations to guide land use decisions over a 20 year planning timeframe. All master plans and development regulations adopted by the County must be consistent with the goals, policies and recommendations of the GDP.
Not My Child
There will be a "Not My Child" event regarding substance misuse in our community on January 16, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at Severna Park High School, 60 Robinson Road, Severna Park, 21146. Please come out and increase your awareness of this fatal epidemic - it affects all communities.
Are you concerned that your child might be experiencing with drugs or addicted to drugs? Do you want to be prepared to teach your younger children never to start using? Are you looking for help with treatment?
"Not My Child" is a special presentation to remove the stigma of heroin addiction and get help for families caught in the web of drugs. This presentation will include a panel of experts, question and answer from the audience and treatment providers ready to provide information and referral.
LSIA is continuing to monitor the progress of the study phase of the SCMAGLEV project. We will continue to post updates as the information becomes public. We encourage those opposed to continue to write to our elected state officials regarding this project. Voices are being heard.
Phaeton Health Group is still being investigated regarding the licensure and location of the clinic. At this time we have no further information.
Our friend and fellow board member, Dale Townsend will be leaving the LSIA Board of Directors at the end of December. Dale has been a fixture in the Linthicum community since the 1950’s and has been an active member of LSIA, the Boy Scouts of America, and the BWI Pathfinders. Dale has helped numerous travelers through BWI, and his helpful smile have made him the perfect ambassador to an airport that often serves as Linthicum’s front porch. Dale was Linthicum’s first honorary mayor in 2004 and we know that he will continue to represent Linthicum proudly in whatever he chooses to do next. Thank You, Dale!