Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Dennis M. Robinson, Jr. became president of the Perry Hall Improvement Association in 2010.
Approaching his third year as president of the Perry Hall Improvement Association, Dennis M. Robinson, Jr. has a hard time visiting local businesses without seeing a familiar face. "It's an inside joke between me and my son. We're in the car and he says, 'OK, Dad, who are we going to see? You know it's going to be somebody.' It's a game when we're walking around the grocery store. Almost inevitably, we see someone we know around Perry Hall," Robinson said. Robinson, a married 37-year-old father of two, has lived in Perry Hall since 2004. He works as an attorney and partner at Whiteford Taylor Preston, LLP. Robinson took the PHIA's reins in April 2010, shortly after then-president David Marks officially began his successful run to …
Friday, January 11, 2013
The first Perry Hall Improvement Asociation meeting of 2013 hosted County Councilman David Marks.
The following updates were recorded during the Perry Hall Improvement Asociation meeting, starting at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 10 in the Perry Hall Library. Technical difficulties prevented the notes from being published in real time. 7:30 p.m. PHIA president Dennis Robinson opened the meeting, announced that there will be no meeting on Valentine's Day in February. He also introduced Buddy Butt in attendance, over 90 years old, the unofficial mayor of Perry Hall. 7:34 p.m. County Councilman David Marks took the stand. He spoke about his former post as president of the PHIA for nearly 10 years. He talked about the differences between Towson and Perry Hall, both in his district. Towson is more urban and dealing with issues like bail bondsman. …
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
The PHIA will hold its first meeting of 2013 in the Perry Hall Library on Thursday.
After a break for the holidays, the Perry Hall Improvement Association's monthly meetings return this Thursday at the Perry Hall Library. Starting at 7:30 p.m., County Councilman David Marks is scheduled to address community members on issues facing Perry Hall and Baltimore County. Attendees may also ask questions. All local residents and members of the business community are welcome to attend.
Thursday, November 8, 2012
The PHIA featured public safety information Thursday evening at the Perry Hall Library.
Due to technical difficulties, Patch was unable to load live updates during the meeting. Meeting notes were loaded shortly after 9 p.m. 7:30 p.m. PHIA president Dennis M. Robinson, Jr. was unable to attend the meeting because he was out of town. Community volunteer and White Marsh firefighter and PHIA official Jack Amrhein conducted the meeting. County Councilman David Marks spoke. Diane Brazil was recognized by Marks with a resolution, as a departing member of PHIA leadership. Marks introduced her as a dear friend. He also recognized other departing PHIA leadership, Bill Libercci, Elmer Klein and Robert Mowry. Marks also introduced members of the dog park committee, and presented a $5,000 donation from a local developer who is …
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Get to know the community better over food and drinks.
Thursday, October 11, 2012
The Perry Hall Improvement Association is featuring guest speaker Congressman Andy Harris Thursday night.
7:35 p.m. Rep. Andy Harris said he has represented Perry Hall for the past 10 years, first as a state representative, the last two years as a congressman. Harris spoke about "sequestration" related to the defense cuts that could impact Aberdeen Proving Ground. He said that 10 percent cuts to defense is bad business and that it should be done "surgically." He said that as of Jan. 1, that cut will go through. He said he thinks that layoff notices may go out in November. Harris said he hopes to go back into session and delay those cuts. "We have to do something about the economy and jobs in general ... we are just limping along." "I hope no matter who wins the election, whatever happens, we need to change policies ... we're obviously still …
Friday, September 14, 2012
Do you agree or disagree with his ideas? Tell us in the comments.
Met with applause and often audible approval from the crowd, Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot spoke to the Perry Hall Improvement Association Thursday night. Read Patch's live blog from the meeting here. Among Franchot's proposals for state and county government were the following: Dennis M. Robinson, Jr., PHIA president, called the comptroller's statements a "breath of fresh air." Do you agree or disagree with Franchot's proposals? Do you feel like his ideas are realistic? Tell us in the comments.
Thursday, September 13, 2012
The Perry Hall Improvement Association is back from summer recess.
Updates were recorded live during the meeting. 7:35 p.m. The PHIA honored former Perry Hall manager Darcy Cahill. "A lot of people can come in here and manage the library effectively and just go home, but Darcy did much more. She truly became a community leader ... You can take the library manager out of Perry Hall but you can't take the Perry Hall out of her," Dennis M. Robinson, Jr., president of the Perry Hall Improvement Association, said. Cahill received honors from Sen. Kathy Klausmeier and Councilman David Marks. "I really was just doing my job and have been so lucky to be here," Cahill said. Marks reflected on Cahill's takeover during a "critical time for the library," the shift to a new location and construction. "She has done a …
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Attendees asked questions about Perry Hall zoning issues during the Perry Hall Improvement Association's monthly meeting.
The Perry Hall Improvement Association hosted a meeting with Donnell Zeigler of the Baltimore County Office of Planning on April 12 at the Perry Hall Library. He provided information about proposed zoning changes in Perry Hall in connection with the 2012 Comprehensive Zoning Map Process. The following updates were recorded live during the meeting. 7:34 p.m. "If anything gets people riled up, it's development in Perry Hall," said Dennis M. Robinson, Jr., president of the Perry Hall Improvement Association. "Every peice of dirt in Baltimore County has zoning attached to it," he said. Robinson explained the CZMP process or reviewing zoning in the county. He said the PHIA is active making zoning recommendations. 7:37 p.m. "A lot of people in …
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Meeting is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Perry Hall Library.
If you've ever wondered why some areas of Perry Hall gets housing developments, some get parks and some get shopping centers, consider attending this month's Perry Hall Improvement Association meeting. The PHIA is scheduled to host Donnell Zeigler of the Baltimore County Office of Planning at 7:30 p.m. on April 12 at the Perry Hall Library. He is expected provide information about proposed zoning changes in Perry Hall in connection with the 2012 Comprehensive Zoning Map Process. "The PHIA is carefully analyzing these proposals and plans to announce the organization's recommendations in the next couple of weeks," stated Dennis M. Robinson, Jr., president of the Perry Hall Improvement Association. More information on proposed zoning changes …