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Official: 'Perry Hall' Will Not Be Painted on Water Tower

The community name on the Ebenezer Road water tower would require extra maintenance, a county official said.

A little-known proposal in the Perry Hall Community Plan, passed by the County Council in 2011, suggests that "Perry Hall" be painted on the water tower on Ebenezer Road. 

But while the 1 million-gallon water tank is slated for this winter and fall, the community's name or any kind of logo is not part of the project. 

"We've received that request from several communities, but we do not allow it because it begs for more maintenance," said Mike Mazurek, chief of water design in Baltimore County. 

"If the logo got dirty, there would be requests for repainting more frequently than needed," Mazurek said. 

County Councilman David Marks—who supported the initial request in the community plan—said he's understanding of the county's policy against painting names. 

Still, he said he hopes it will be possibility in the future. 

"We haven't done anything to pursue that yet, but in the future, I think it would be good for the community to have 'Perry Hall' written on the tower—a place that's visible from far away," Marks said. 

Tell us in the comments if you would support "Perry Hall" being painted on the water tower. Would you like to see any kind of logo painted along with it?

JTF November 15, 2012 at 07:34 PM
I think the county could allow the community to support the cost. Allow contributions that would cover the cost to instal and maintain. Have it set up that donated funds could only be used as directed.
Steven Pope November 16, 2012 at 02:39 AM
dirty or not - the least the government could do is use our tax dollars to instill some community pride.
PerryHallParent November 16, 2012 at 10:52 AM
I've always like seeing the town name on water towers. Perhaps it is as simple as Steven Pope has mentioned before me that it instills community pride. That's a shame it's not being considered, especially with how prominent the tower is.
Charlie Patterson November 16, 2012 at 11:57 AM
Ok so who paid for having the name painted on the water tower at Hereford High School?
Jack Noppinger November 16, 2012 at 01:51 PM
Why not use the money from the new gambling bill...it will never be used for what it is supposed to be used for anyhow!
JM November 16, 2012 at 02:39 PM
Paint PERRY HALL on the water tower before all the future cell site installations;microwave dishes and antennas make it look tacky. I believe some of that is already there. Are they going to paint over it or remove them first. Seems like they can deal with this issue but not a sign painted on the tank. Money greases all hinges!
John Doe November 16, 2012 at 03:09 PM
...and use a nice font - plus have 'established 1775' under it.
Dottie Cordwell November 16, 2012 at 04:05 PM
They would probably put "Nottingham" on the tower. How did Perry Hall 21236 become Nottingham?
FIFA November 16, 2012 at 04:07 PM
Somehow the post office decided.
John Doe November 16, 2012 at 04:20 PM
Perry Hall better claim this, somehow, before Rite-Aid or CVS buys it. I really don't want to climb that ladder for cough drops.
PerryHallParent November 16, 2012 at 04:29 PM
I don't know, but my friends in Nottingham, England and I always have a good laugh about it.
JM November 16, 2012 at 06:24 PM
I think Robin Hood had something to do with it
JM November 16, 2012 at 06:25 PM
If there is a buck in it, the officials are in it.
Evets November 16, 2012 at 11:41 PM
There is also a Nottingham just over the Maryland border in Pennsylvania, home of the Herr's Factory.
Kenneth W. Halfen November 17, 2012 at 01:37 AM
I fail to see how it would require "more maintenance"..,? More "initial cost" maybe, but I agree with the other remark that the community could/would pay for that additional cost. "If the logo got dirty, there would be requests for repainting more frequently than needed"? The tower was painted, what, 5 years ago, and now it's slated to be painted again? Doesn't even look like it needs to be painted again. And, if the ppainting is required due to the proposed repairs, then it shouldn't have been painted 5 years ago. Someone's not being fiscally responsible. David Marks, as former president of the PHIA, I feel you need to listen to the residents of Perry Hall and question who's overseeing the budget and planning of annual maintenance of structures like this. Community pride is a quality that often manifests itself subliminally, and it's due to simple pleaseures like this. If I could paint a Mail Pouch tobacco or a Coca-Cola sign on the side of my house, I'd do it, becasue I know it would brings smiles to many, even if just for a brief moment.
JM November 17, 2012 at 02:05 AM
When THEY are spending OUR money, fiscal responsibility seems to be an afterthought.
Big T. November 17, 2012 at 05:42 PM
I was attending Perry Hall Elementry when that tower was built, So for forty-five years plus, it has never needed to proclaim the Perry Hall boundry. The families who settled the area know where they live. All of the new people think that this is needed, I say get to know your neighbors and find out who's land their houses are built on. Find out the who and what of Perry Hall and then you maybe you can call here your home town.
hanniblehamlin November 18, 2012 at 09:04 PM
So why not ask some of the local merchants to give contributions to painting the perry hall name on the water tower with the date of incorporation.Set up an escrow account with a local bank to handle the account.Why is government so unwilling to cooperate with the community in what appears to be a worthwhile and good civic endeavor.

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